The Edge XL is a large, open format, 3-axis, high-rail gantry stone milling machine. The system is designed as a wash-down machine that features an 8’ X 13’ table.
The machine is constructed of a rigid, fabricated steel base utilizing heavy-gauge steel tube and plate weldment construction throughout. All structural members are stress relieved for maximum stability, and all surfaces that mount precision components are precision ground and/or machined. All linear axes are laser aligned and compensated for positional accuracy. The components are equipped with profile way covers to protect the drive and bearing components.
The X and Y axes are driven by precision ball screws, stationary screw and spinning nut design. This allows for less backlash and maintenance over time. It also allows for smother motion and faster cutting speeds. The ball screws and bearings are elevated high above the working environment and covered the entire way allowing for longer life.
The machine utilizes a PC-based system, a 21″ high-resolution color LCD monitor, USB and serial ports, 3D solid graphics, TCP/IP Ethernet & loaded basic functions. The HMI station is located on the right side of the machine.
The hand-held pendant provides manual positioning for the axes in the manual Jog Mode. The pendant includes a rotary handwheel pulse generator, axis selection switch, resolution selector switch, and a 3-meter connection cable. The jog pendant can be used for digitizing functions.
The large aluminum work surface (156” x 96”) allows the operator to process an entire slab worth of countertops in one setup. The large bed reduces tables changeovers, increases spindle-on time, and maximizes machine output and performance.
Two (2) access doors are positioned at the front of the system. The doors prevent personnel from entering the system during the milling process. In addition, the doors assist in water containment, minimizing the amount of water on the shop floor in front of the system.
A Laser Projection System allows for an accurate projection of the complete vacuum cup and countertop layout from a standard DXF file. The patterns are projected with a green laser mounted to a free-standing mounting bracket that positions the laser overhead. The laser covers the entire CNC table envelope and includes calibration targets that are inserted into the table top.
This stone CNC router, edger and stone polishing machine’s system includes a 60-position tool change rack located at the back of the table. The tool rack is separated from the table by a splash shield to minimize exposure to water spray.
A total of 32 pairs vacuum circuits are standard. On the left and right gantry walls, there are manifolds with each having 16 vacuum connections to hold the pods to the table. These are activated by one manual valve on each side. There are an additional 16 connections to either float or vacuum down the part on each side. These connections are activated by two vacuum valves and two air valves. Two 5-HP vacuum pumps are integrated with the vacuum manifolds.
Each axis is driven by Yaskawa digital drives with closed-loop AC brushless servo motors and absolute encoders. The X and Y axes are driven by a rotating ball screw system. The ball screw and bearings are protected by profiled way covers spanning the length of travel. A centralized lubrication system automatically delivers oil to the rack, pinion, and rails for each axis.
Our dedicated training area and web lab allows users to take concepts learned in the classroom to real world application by processing real jobs as part of their training.
Our technicians are trained on all aspects of the equipment to better assist users with questions. They are also process experts, helping new users learn best practices for processing various materials.
Remote access to the system allows our technicians to quickly diagnose issues and resolve them to get customers back in production with minimal downtime.
BACA Systems has options to assist customers with keeping their machines running optimally. Service include on-site support, high-pressure exchange services, and remote troubleshooting.
Our factory trained technicians are available for travel to customer sites to assist with repairs, system maintenance, service for waterjet pumps, and additional training.
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