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Growth Series 2x4

Built to revolutionize the home shop by knocking CNC technology and robotics off its pedestal.

Torchmate continues to broaden product options and offers a path to growing your table as your needs require. Introducing the newest line of Torchmate Growth Series™ 2x4™ CNC Tabletop Systems. We are pleased with such a high response to our Growth Series™ 2x2™ CNC Prototyping System that we wanted to offer an upgrade option. We want to make it easy and affordable for your Torchmate CNC machine to grow as your needs grow.

The Growth Series™ 2x4™ is versatile, mobile, easy to use, and more powerful than the Growth Series™ 2x2™ with 2 380 oz. in. motors and 1 269 oz. in. motors. It is built to handle CNC Plasma Cutting, CNC Routing, CNC Drilling, CNC Milling, CNC Engraving or most any other tool for which you need robotic control and repeatability. The Growth Series™ 2x4™ comes with the user friendly driver software included. The system allows you to use software and tooling you already have allowing you to simply import your file to the driver software, and with the generic mounting plate your chosen tool holder can be mounted for plasma cutting, routing, glue applications, vinyl cutting, and more. Additional options are available in the software section of our website and our accessories section found under the Products tab at the top of the page.

 What is included in the basic system:

  • Two axis machine (2 x-axis drives and motors, 1 y-axis drive and motor)
  • 2 380 oz. in. motors and 1 269 oz. in. motor
  • Torchmate Growth Series™ 2x4™ Driver Software
  • Relay to turn on and off your plasma torch or other closed circuit tool
  • Weight approximately 150 lbs

Growth Series2x2 machine owners can upgrade their machines to the Growth Series™ 2x4™ or the Growth Series4x4 at an affordable price while costing no more than purchasing the 2x4™ system or 4x4™ system from the start. In addition to the upgrade cost there is a small deposit that will be refunded to you when we receive your old rails back. The upgrade options allow Torchmate customers to invest in a Torchmate CNC machine with confidence, knowing their purchase is flexible enough to be converted into a larger sized CNC machine effectively and affordably.

Machine Size            

  • 36.205” x 60.705” footprint

Table Type            

  • Portable table top

Model Features        

  • Small foot print
  • Generic mounting plate to accept your chosen tool holder
  • Portability

Standard Equipment    

  • Relay to turn on/off plasma torch or other closed circuit tool

Construction           

  • 26 sealed ball bearings for linear motion

Electronics/Motion System    

  • 2.5 amp micro-stepping motors
  • Two x-axis drives and motors and one y-axis drive and motor
  • 2 380 oz. in. motors and 1 269 oz. in. motor

User Controls

  • PC based control software with USB interface

Weight                

  • Approximately 150 lbs.

Input Power            

  • 15 amp/ 110 volt for controls
  • 220 volt models available for international customers

Cutting Area            

  • 2’x4’
  • Machine can be re-indexed to cut materials larger than 2’x4’

Drive System            

  • Anti-backlash screw drive

Traverse Speed        

  • Up to 150 ipm (software upgrade available)

Cut Speed            

  • Up to 150 ipm (Tool Dependent)

Machine Resolution        

  • Approximately .0006”

Available Plasma Units    

Compatible with most plasma cutters

Lincoln Electric

  • Tomahawk® 625
  • Tomahawk® 1000

Thermal Dynamics

  • Manual Systems
  • Cutmaster A Series

Hypertherm

  • Powermax Series

Standard Software

  • Torchmate Driver Software
  • Accepts any .dxf or G-code

Available Software

Torchmate CAD/CAM Lite

  • The Torchmate CAD/CAM program was developed specifically to create shapes for cutting.

Torchmate CAD/CAM

  • Everything in CAD/CAM Lite plus nesting, scanning and hogging. It contains every feature needed, including dxf importation, automatic kerf compensation, automatic lead-ins and lead-outs, and much more.

BobCAD-CAM

  • In addition to being a full-blown computer assisted design program, BobCAD renders 2D images into three dimensional shapes. It then generates G-code to create the 3D pieces with torchmate’s automated z-axis in conjunction with a router, roto-ZIP tool, engraver, etc.

Rhino 3D

  • Create digital 3D models of your projects before you start the actual fabrication process. All parts fit together just as they would in a physical model. It is possible to rotate the model, zoom in to see the finest detail, and view its components model from the real thing.

RhinoCAM

  • RhinoCAM is a general purpose machining program for the general machinist. RhinoCAM includes 2 ½ axis, 3 axis, 4 axis and 5 axis operations. This powerful package is ideal for mold, die and tooling, wood working rapid prototyping and general machining markets and generate G-code to be directly sent to the Torchmate machines. This product boasts of powerful toolpath generation strategies coupled with tools for efficiently controlling the cutting tool for detailed machining capabilities, while not sacrificing ease of use. It has all the basic functionality as well as additional features suitable for demanding users with sophisticated manufacturing requirements.

Computer Requirements        

  • Windows XP/Vista/’07
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 30 GB hard drive

Warranty

  • 1 year warranty on electronics, parts, and software
  • Lifetime unlimited free technical support

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