The 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.
The Routermate’s Z-axis can accept various attachments. This is accomplished with the four mounting holes on the three quarter inch thick main plate.
If your needs are true 3-D routing, you will need to purchase either RhinoCAM or BobCAD-CAM for simultaneously moving all three axis.
This picture shows a Routermate with multiple attachments including a plasma torch.
Routermate with pipe cutting attachment.