Leading supplier of CNC machining solutions, AXYZ Automation Group has redesigned and upgraded its well-known three-in-one AXYZ PANELBuilder machine. It is used primarily for the processing of aluminium and metal composites (ACM/MCM) but is equally effective when handling fibre cement board, aluminium and other non-ferrous metals, stainless steel, copper, titanium, zinc and high-pressure laminates (HPL).
The system incorporates a specially configured triple Z tooling arrangement complete with three five horsepower routing spindles and is supported with dedicated CAD/CAM software. It can be used to simultaneously groove, drill and profile-cut multiple sheets of material and offers processing areas of 1,524mm (60 inches) x 3,048mm (120 inches) up to 2,159mm (85 inches) x 12,129mm (478 inches) and longer in increments of 600mm (24 inches), allowing one or more standard size sheets to be processed simultaneously to accommodate either special one-off or high-volume requirements.
Key new design features include a highly innovative panel tracking system fitted with an automated label printer (ALP) to quickly identify, via data matrix codes and a cordless barcode reader, individual panels as they are processed. The specially designed dedicated software is supplied loaded with numerous panel designs to help, in particular, small start-up companies.
Additional design features include a powerful vacuum-based material hold-down facility, an automatic mister/coolant device and pop-up location pins for optimum material alignment. Material waste generated by the machining process is safely removed via a chip extraction system with an integrated automatic vacuum extraction manifold.
Full on-site training and ongoing technical support are available via the team of specialist AXYZ Automation Group engineers.