With over 25 years of experience developing high-performance CNC routing, engraving and cutting solutions, AXYZ International has demonstrated the value of programmable CNC routing, says the company. They say this is most evident in the sign-making, digital printing and print finishing industries, for which they have provided a long-term, ultra-reliable and highly specialised manufacturing capability.
Since the beginning, AXYZ International has changed the concept of speed, especially in relation to customised routing/cutting solutions that can claim the shortest lead times attainable. One of the company’s greatest strengths, is an ability to configure machines to suit virtually any manufacturing requirement, from specialist one-off to high-volume projects (there are 366,918 different machine configurations from which customers can choose). This is made possible by the availability of proprietary machine controllers and many production-enhancing machining options. Such as: customised automatic and manual tool-change systems; different cutting heads and knife tools; and camera-assisted processing systems for optimum precise routing and cutting.
Companies working with programmable CNC routing solutions can maximise production levels, the quality of output and ultimately the growth prospects and profitability of their businesses, says the company. Routing/cutting technology is “intrinsically user-friendly”, and offer a highly cost-effective solution even for small companies where manpower levels can be an issue.
With the cost of materials continually rising, CNC routing/cutting technology can also drastically reduce material wastage, by making sure the routing/cutting process is correct during the first production cycle. Routing/cutting simulations generated by the software provide a digital rendering of the routed/cut product to allow toolpath adjustments before any material is processed. These benefits have a direct impact on profit, while the ROI on a CNC router has proved to be as short as two years, according to AXYZ.
The quality and durability of a typical CNC programmable router has “never been better and its usage by different industries correspondingly never higher”. The more robustly the machine is made, has also led to a minimal maintenance requirement over the predicted lifespan, together with greater flexibility. For example, it is highly unlikely that the servomotors driving the motion of the router would need to be replaced during its lifespan. The availability of a helical gear rack and pinion drive system enables a much smoother and more evenly distributed workload capability, resulting in greater routing/cutting accuracy, tighter tolerances and a longer than normal machine life.
“By comparison with companies that may have spent inordinate amounts of money on outsourcing, the business growth prospects and increased profitability, volume of work and increased production speeds achieved by companies who invested in CNC programmable routing/cutting technology, have increased dramatically following this upgrade by an average of four years.
“Profitability is a direct result of increased productivity, controlling manpower costs and minimising waste. A CNC programmable routing/cutting system achieves all of these requirements with a one-off investment,” says a spokesperson.