Routermate

RoutermateThe Routermate was designed from the ground up with the sole purpose of routing in mind. It is available in sizes from 4 ’ x 4’ all the way up to 6’ x 40’ (sizes are cutting surface size). The Z-axis has a travel distance of up to 12 inches.  To maintain rigidity the Z-axis bearings are located at the bottom of the axis plate, and do not move away from the material as the Z-axis moves up like most machines on the market today. The standard version of the Routermate is equipped with stepper motors, servos are available as an option.  All drive systems are completely gear driven, with the exception of the Z-axis that is a recirculating ball screw drive. The Y and Z axes have 24 bearings each for linear rigidity, and the X-axis runs on 16 cam follower type bearings. The Routermate is available in a complete bolt together kit. The bolt together option offers you the ease of assembling your table with basic hand tools. 

 

 The Routermate’s table is adjustable in height from 6” to 34”. In addition each of the table cross slat brackets is adjustable left and right, allowing side clamping of larger parts. The cross slats can also be mounted vertically by adjusting the end brackets. This can be used to reduce deflection on heavier materials.

 

The table has additional independent vertical stops to allow one person to change the height. (A bottle jack would be necessary for lifting of larger tables)  All the surfaces of the cross brackets are T-slotted for clamping work on any surface. Other table options include: flood and spray coolant, coolant capture/ return membrane for reusing coolant when a flood system is utilized, zoned vacuum table surfaces.

 

 Routermate Multiple AttachmentsIf your needs are true 3-D routing, you will need to purchase either RhinoCAM or BobCAD-CAM for simultaneously moving all three axis. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Routermate with plasma

 This picture shows a Routermate with multiple attachments including a plasma torch.

 

Routermate Pipe Cutter

 

 Routermate pipe cutter

Routermate with pipe cutting attachment.

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Specifications

Machine Size

  • 4’x4’ to 6’x40’
  • 4’x8’ machines leaves 80”x132” footprint

Table Type

  • Gantry Kit or Bolt together

Model Features

  • Adjustable table height from 6” to 34”
  • Rigid gantry capable of up to 400 lbs of down pressure for drilling applications
  • Up to 12 inch stroke on z-axis

Standard Equipment

  • Universal mounting plate accepts various attachments
  • Leveling feet or anchor mount

Construction

  • Reinforced extruded aluminum
  • Z-axis/y-axis industrial linear motion components
  • X-axis hardened needle bearing cam followers riding on ground steel rails
  • 24 bearings on z-axis and y-axis
  • 16 cam follower type bearings on x-axis
  • Rail height 38”

Electronics/Motion System

  • X-axis two 380 oz. in. motors with gearboxes
  • Y- axis single 380 oz. in. motor with gearbox
  • Z- axis single 380 oz. in. motor
  • Electronics 8 amp half-stepping motors
  • Servo motors available
  • Spindle motors available

 

User Controls

  • PC based control software with USB interface

Weight

  • Approximately 400 lbs. for 4’x8’ table

Input Power

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

 

Cutting Area

  • 4’x4’ to 10’x40’

Cutting Capacity

  • Tool dependent

Drive System            

  • Gear driven x-axis and y-axis and recirculating ball screw z-axis
  • 10:1 low backlash gearboxes with rack and pinion drive system

Traverse Speed

  • Up to 200 ipm with stepper motors
  • Up to 1000 ipm with servo motors

Cut Speed

  • Up to 150 ipm with stepper motors
  • Up to 250 ipm with servo motors

Machine Resolution

  • Approximately .0008” with stepper motors
  • Approximately .0004” with servo motors

Available Plasma Units

Compatible with most plasma cutters

Thermal Dynamics

  • Auto Cut Series
  • Ultra Cut Series
  • Manual Systems
  • Cutmaster A Series
  • Drag-Gun Plus

Hypertherm

  • Powermax Series

Standard Software

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

 

Available Software

Torchmate CAD/CAM

  • Everything in CAD/CAM Lite plus nesting, scanning and hogging

BobCAD-CAM

  • In addition to being a full-blown computer assisted design program, BobCAD renders 2D images into three dimensional shpes. 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

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