ART offers all-in-one CNC router for the HVAC&R industry
Advanced Robotic Technology (ART), has launched its SMART Router series XRD4800 with additional features designed to suit all applications within the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry.
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 machine that is set to automate the once very labour intensive cutting process of duct board panels. Duct board is a composite product manufactured from rigid, high-density Polyurethane or Phenolic and facing foil, gaining increased interest in duct insulation applications due to its high performance, cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency.
By adding a fourth axis to its SMART Router series, ART transforms a once very messy job into a clean, automated process, offering the following and many more special tools designed for duct board cutting: Variable angled knives, steered reciprocating knives for duct board & fibreglass insulation etc., steered pizza cutter wheels for creasing and cutting a variety of insulation materials.
The machine comes with a process area of 4000mm x 1600mm, perfectly sized for insulated duct board supplied in 4000mm x 1200mm as a standard. According to ART’s Director Peter Nolan, the SMART Router series is unique in the Australian marketplace, as the only 100% Australian-made machine designed for HVAC systems from Mitsubishi applications featuring an additional fourth axis for automatic tool changes including special tools such as knives. “By adding the fourth axis, we have created an all-rounder for more cost-effective applications in the air conditioning, heating, sign writing, ventilation and ducting industries, as well as many other manufacturing fields. With the capabilities of cutting most materials such as insulated duct board, plastic, wood, aluminium and foam to name a few, the ART SMART Router is a complete solution for financially sensitive applications.”
To decrease production time, ART has equipped its SMART Router series with a gantry-mounted covered automated toolchanger, which turns creasing, variable-angle cutting, V-grooving and routing of insulated duct board into one efficient fully automated process. Other benefits include the elimination of mistakes and second cuts, no more marking out by hand, simplified complicated-angle cutting, complete dust removal for V-grooving and complete panels ready for joining done in one process.
Other applications for the XR CNC router in the HVAC industry includes routing aluminium grilles and diffusers, brackets, components and louvres, just to name a few.
ART is the only Australian manufacturer able to offer complete solutions for the HVAC&R industry by offering CNC routers and plasma cutters from a single source.
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
Steered straight and angled knives
Allows processing of sheet or foamed materials. Various angles available. Special controller algorithms allow blades to enter material at correct angle. Bi-directional tool paths allow V shaped cutsRead more
Cutting and creasing wheels
Allows processing of thin materials such as cardboard or fibreglass matting. Many different configurations are available including wheels and blades. Automatic loading. Requires C axis.Read more
Fast powerful C axis The C axis accessory enables the use of steered tooling such as knives, saws and aggregate tooling. Enables the use of steered tools such as knives and saws, as well as aggregates for drilling or machining on side faces. A C Axis may also be used for rigid tapping if required.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
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
Vacuum matrix hold down system
Allows flat smooth products to be held down without the need for mechanical clamping. The deck can be ordered as manual, or automatic control of up to 8 zones. T-slot deck also available.Read more
High power vacuum pumps
Works hand in hand with a vacuum matrix deck to keep your work securely in place. Several options are available including rotary lobe pumps and side channel blowers to suit application.Read 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
Use the laser pointer to plot lines and arcs precisely from templates with easy-to-use drawing tools.Read more
Integrated Safety Circuit
Category 4 safety controller interfaces with all safety sensors and switches. Monitors all devices and cuts power to drives and spindle through monitored safety contactors.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
Enclosed safety screens
Protects operator from safety-critical areas of the machine. Provides for a safe working environment.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
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
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
Heavy duty AC servo drives
Coupled with precision planetary gearboxes provide fast positioning. Hardened and ground helical rack and pinion provides smooth motion with excellent edge finish on machining.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
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