Old School Fabrications selects perfect entry-level router
Installation of a Z7 series CNC router supplied by AXYZ Automation Group has helped increase production at the Scottish company Old School Fabrications, which is based in East Lothian.
Established in 2011, the company specialises in a wide range of graphics-related and sculptural creations used in both interior and exterior locations based on various traditional and contemporary materials.
Described as an ideal entry-level routing/cutting solution for small companies and, in particular, those wishing to increase the level of automation without the need for a sizeable capital investment, the Z7 includes features normally found on more expensive CNC machines and thus provides a high cost-to-performance capability.
In addition to the familiar solid steel frame construction to accommodate the most vigorous routing/cutting requirements likely to be encountered and a solid aluminium vacuum/clamping deck for maximum material hold-down efficiency and routing/cutting accuracy, the Z7 installed at Old School Fabrications also includes the latest AXYZ A2MC machine controller. This enables smoother and faster machine motion, with the elimination of ‘bounce’ and vibration caused by sudden acceleration/deceleration frequently experienced with less technically advanced motion control systems.
Key design features of the Z7 include a processing area of 1524 x 2440mm, a single-head tooling configuration and rack and pinion drive system on both the X and Y axis. The machine will handle a wide range of materials, including plastics, solid and composite woods, foamed boards and non-ferrous metals. Applications include signage, point-of-sale displays and exhibition stands featuring 2D and 3D designs.
Commenting on the contribution made by the Z7 router to business growth at Old School Fabrications, Director Neville Rae stated: “We were immediately impressed by how simple and well made the Z7 router was and how it fitted perfectly with our increased production objectives and bespoke manufacturing requirements. The AXYZ team of specialist engineers were extremely helpful throughout the entire assessment, procurement and installation process and I would not hesitate in recommending the company to other potential router users.”
For further information on Old School Fabrications, visit: www.oldschoolfabrictions.co.uk
For further information, visit: www.axyz.co.uk