The XR Router from ART is one of the most versatile CNC machines available today. It is a high performance motion platform designed to adapt to all manor of automated tooling.The huge range of accessories available, and the advanced capabilities of the controller make this machine extremely easy to use and highly productive. It has options to tailor it to the needs of many industries including cabinet making, plastics engineering, aluminium fabrication, aluminium fencing and balustrades and many more.
This machine has a very heavy duty powder-coated steel chassis that maintains its stability in all temperatures and under heavy loads. The high gantry clearance enables processing of moulds or large profile sections. The cut quality is excellent and the cut speeds achievable are second only to it’s big brother, the RT router. A 10 position tool-changer is carried in the gantry to make changing tools a breeze. A C axis and aggregate tools are available. Tools such as router bits, drills, reciprocating saws and knives, circular saws, engravers and many more are available as accessories.
This is one of the easiest to use and fully featured cnc routers on the market. It can easily tackle the most difficult cutting tasks. This machine can be configured to suit your routing, milling, drilling, sawing, knife cutting or aggregate tool application.
ART’s latest-generation XR Router series offers superior design, versatility, rigidity and precision
Rigid design allows for maximum precision
The latest-generation XR Router series features industry-standard AC servo-motors and controllers, allowing customers to maintain torque at 100% until maximum RPM with a position resolution of up to 1,000,000 encoder positions per rotation, providing smooth cutting and very accurate positioning. The optimum drive system is chosen to suit each individual application based on required acceleration, torque and accuracy specifications. Moreover, in-built software filters provide for dampening of vibration giving smoother operation and allowing superior cut quality.
High precision is also guaranteed by an extremely rigid, fully-welded and machined steel chassis. ART has always used a fully-welded steel chassis since the very first machine. All external chassis members are fabricated from 250 mm hot rolled structural steel PFC channel. All cross members are made from 250 mm I beam (UB250) and are spaced at 500 mm centres to provide rigidity and stability.
The machine’s complex engineered gantry additionally contributes to extreme rigidity, while at the same time maintaining critical acceleration characteristics. The 390 mm high beam provides exceptional stiffness and the 750 mm long x-bearing mounts are fabricated from 10 mm plate steel to give a wide footprint and therefore a stable gantry. The afore mentioned high-power servo-motors that never slip as well as a helical-cut gear rack eliminates the need for flexible brackets.
The machine is suitable for processing a whole range of different materials due to an optional rotational and/or C-axis to support the machining of 3D objects, engraving on cylinders, and the use of saws, knives and cutting wheels. Combining the proven performance of its CNC flatbed routers with an additional fourth axis to run tooling suited to process insulated duct board, ART has developed a versatile all-in-one machine that automates the once very labour intensive cutting process of duct board panels. The machine now comes with re-engineered knives designed to cut 42-mm duct board, according to the new Australian standard.
Moreover, ART uses a unique two stage telescopic Z-axis that can give an extremely high Z-axis lift for extra-long tools for deep-cutting applications among other things.
For routing composite panels, plastic, timber and light aluminium sheets, ART offers phenolic matrix tables. Phenolic material does not absorb moisture and expand, and dampens vibration resulting in smoother cutting processes. The matrix allows the vacuum to spread evenly to all areas of the deck. T-slot decks are also offered by ART for heavy duty cutting in aluminium or steel using mechanical clamping.
Ease of use
ART uses a large touch-screen controller running advanced graphical software complemented by an optional wireless pendant. The pendant enables remote monitoring when away from the machine, so operators can stop the machine or override spindle speed and feed rates from elsewhere in the factory.
All software is developed by ART from front to back. Because the in-house software developers work closely with the company’s mechanical and electronics engineers, as well as ART’s own in-house CNC operators, ART has an extremely short development cycle time. This allows ART to respond to the needs of customers by developing processes to suit their needs.
Alignment Laser pointer
The precise laser dot makes setting up the job simple. It allows the operator to set the origin of the job and align to rotated material.Read more
Built-in WiFi networking
The controller easily connects into your existing WiFi network for downloading job files. Also supports remote access and diagnostics for the ART service team.Read more
Combination extraction foot
Computer controlled foot provides superior extraction, houses lube injectors and allows for air-assisted floating head operations. Steel construction provides a critical safety barrier around the tooling.Read more
Use the laser pointer to plot lines and arcs precisely from templates with easy-to-use drawing tools.Read more
Enclosed safety screens
Protects operator from safety-critical areas of the machine. Provides for a safe working environment.Read more
Gantry Mounted Auto Tool Changer
o Gantry mounted rack changer allows faster and continuous processing without the need for manual interaction during tool changing.Read more
Heavy duty fabrication
Fully welded steel chassis construction using 250mm deep PFC & UB profiles. Close cross beam spacing gives unparalleled stability. Steel is machined for precision linear components.Read more
High Router Gantry Bridge
250mm clearance can be achieved for processing deep 3D work such as moulds or processing large extrusions. The XR Router can make full use of this clearance due to the extreme telescopic Z axis travelRead more
High speed spindles
High speed spindles are fitted with ceramic bearings for 24000RPM operation. Sizes up to 12kw are available on request.Read more
ProfileShop V3 Controller
ProfileShop graphical controller interface makes operation very fast to learn, while enabling a vast array of powerful features that make it one of the most efficient machines to use.Read more
Telescopic Z axis
The spindle can retract high above the deck while maintaining extreme rigidity over the full travel. Allows for extra deep cutting due to the ability to lift a long tool above a thick substrate.Read more
Wireless pendant controller
Allows the operator to get close to the action for optimal view during manual operations, or even stop the machine remotely from anywhere in the factory. Works in conjunction with touchscreen.Read more