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Review of Accurate CNC Machine Parameters

Review parameters and features of our PCB Prototyping machines by areas of interest or by model. You can also information or the details


MACHINES' APPLICATION
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Single-sided PCB All models All our machines are capable to mill and drill single-sided PCBs
Double-sided PCB All models All our models with automatic tool change are a perfect solution, due also to the possibility for automatic fiducial registration; Machines with manual tool change can use this option only in case a camera is purchased and mounted
Multi-layered PCB All models All our machines are capable to process the layers, but you will need additionally through-hole plating kit and a press
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Maximum material thickness All models 10 mm (0.4 inch)
FR-4 all types All models All our machines are capable to process FR-4 (epoxy/glass) materials.
RO4000 All models All our machines are capable to process RO4000 (hydrocarbon ceramic laminates) materials.
TMM All models All our machines are capable to process TMM ( thermoset microwave laminates) materials.
PTFE high frequency All models All our machines are capable to process PTFE materials like RT/duroid (random glass or ceramic laminates) materials.
Flexible materials All models All our machines are capable to process flexible materials, but we stronly recommend the vacuum table option for maximum stability of the PCB.
Fired ceramics All models Not suitable for processing with our machines.
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Standard Model dependent
  • 304x229x33 mm (12x9x1.3 inch) for ATC models
  • 304x256x33 mm (12x10x1.3 inch) for MTC models
Large Model dependent
  • 406x279x33 mm (16x11x1.3 inch) for ATC models
  • 406x304x33 mm (16x12x1.3 inch) for MTC models
Extra-large Special order Size 571x381x33 mm (22.5x15x1.3 inch) or similar, according to your need
Max oversized projects All models Machining of oversized projects along X axis up to 1524 mm (60 inches)
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Minimum drill diameter All models 0.2 mm (8 mil)
Minimum track size All models 0.1 mm (4 mil) for FR4
Minimum gap size All models 0.1 mm (4 mil), tool dependent
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Vacuum system All models Necessary for all models. It's an option to buy it from us. We offer economy and professional models. Additionally, all our machines can work with commercially available vacuums with adjustable speed (automatic vaccum starter is needed)
Air compressor Model dependent Necessary for ATC models (with automatic tool change). It's an option to buy it from us.
Vacuum table All models Optional for all models, factory installable. Standard or large, depending on the size of the working area.
Vacuum generator All models Necessary only if vacuum table option is selected. It's an option to buy it from us.
Acoustic cabinet All models Optional for all models. Standard or large, depending on the machine's dimensions.
Video camera/ Microscope Model dependent Included in the price of all ATC models (with automatic tool change). Optional for MTC machines (with manual tool change). Enables functionalities like automatic fiducial registration and video inspection.
Automatic vacuum starter All models Optional. You need it only in case that you work with commercially available vacuums with adjustable speed.
MACHINES' PERFORMANCE
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Absolute accuracy (X,Y) Model dependent
  • Better than 5 µm @ 254 mm (0,0002 @ 10 inches) for servo models
  • Better than 7.5 µm @ 254 mm (0.0003 @ 10 inches) for models with calibrated screws
Resolution (X,Y,Z) All models 0.1 µm, 0.0000039 inch (0.0039 mil) - internal resolution
Positioning repeatability (X,Y,Z) Model dependent
  • 1 µm (0.000039 inch, 0.039 mil) for servo models
  • 1.25 µm (0.00005 inch, 0.05 mil) for models with calibrated screws
Temperature compensation All models Temperature compensation for X/Y axes
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Tool penetration contorl All models Constant Automatic Surface Tracking (CAST™), surface tracking relative to tool tip, fully programmable, fully automatic.
Tool calibration All models Precise Linear Gauge on the Z axis (0.039 mil, 1 µm resolution)
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Max travel speed (X,Y,Z) All models Up to 150 mm/s, 5.9 inch/s
Drilling speed All models Up to 180 drill cycles per minute (varies with the distance between holes)
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Minimum drill diameter All models 0.2 mm (8 mil)
Minimum track size All models 0.1 mm (4 mil) for FR4
Minimum gap size All models 0.1 mm (4 mil), tool dependent
Max oversized projects All models Machining of oversized projects along X axis up to 1524 mm (60 inches)
SOFTWARE PARAMETERS AND FEATURES
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Software name All models PhCNC (version PRO included in all machine models in production)
Supported OS All models Windows based (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10) x86 & x64
Firmware update All models Supporting firmware update for PhCNC440™, PhACdrive™ & PhSTdrive™ (X/Y/Z)
Metric system All models Meters and Inches (user choice)
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File import All models Gerber RS-274X files; Excellon Drill and Definition files; AutoCAD DXF 2D files; CAM350 files
PhCNC project files All models Load / save / import PhCNC project files (PHJ) in case of repeated projects machining
Object manipulations All models Copy/ Delete/ Select/ Deselect/ Move/ Rotate/ Group/ Ungroup of objects and groups
Undo / Redo All models Undo and redo for all object operations
DRV & FI All models Automatic detection of design rules violation (DRV) & forced insulation (FI) option for the problematic areas
Breakout tabs All models Insertion of small interruptions of the cutout contour that allow the ready board to remain firmly attached to the main work piece
Vector text All models Allows insertion of simple vector text into the design or as a separate project
Holes and pads insertion All models Insertion of holes and pads
Rubout All models Assign rubout regions
Contour selection All models Select inner / outer tool diameter compensation for all cutting operations
Visualization modes All models Various modes of visualization of the project layers
"Machining window" All models For machining of a pre-selected area of the project or processing of oversized projects along X axis
"Peck" mode All models "Peck" mode solution for all high aspect ratio machining (up to 10 mm depth)
Tools selection All models Selection of tools for insullation, rubout, drill, cutout and stencil
Switching CAM & CNC mode All models One click switching between CAM & CNC mode
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Tool change Model dependent
  • Automatic change and calibratinon of the tools without any operator's activity for ATC models
  • Manual change and automatic calibration of the tools for MTC models
Insulation program All models Program for tracks and pads insulation
Rubout program All models Program for removing of excessive copper rubout for the selected regions
Drill program All models Program for dirilling and / or cutting of the project holes
Cutout program All models Program for cutout with breakout tabs (if inserted)
Stencil program All models Program for cutout of stencil
Batch program execution All models Executes all generated programs for the top or bottom layer
Automatic fiducial registration Model dependent
  • Standard feature for machines with automatic tool change for ATC models
  • Optional (if camera installed) for MTC models
Quality control Model dependent
  • Positioning and measurement with camera / microscope for ATC models
  • Optional (if camera installed) for MTC models
Machine control programs All models Industry standard G & M codes ASCII, PHJ job files
Periferal devices start/stop All models Spindle and vacuum start-stop (Program controlled, manual override available)
Feed rate control All models Program controlled, manual override available
Spindle speed control All models Program controlled, manual override available
MACHINES' DESIGN AND COMPONENTS
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Stepper motors All models 2 phase bipolar stepper motors
Lead screws All models Precision lead screws with ActiveCAM™ anti-backlash SuperNuts™
Linear encoder Model dependent
  • Precise Linear Encoder for X/Y axes (1 µm) for servo models
  • Calibrated screws for X/Y axes for models with calibrated screws
Linear gauge All models Precise Linear Gauge on the Z axis (1 µm)
Homing system All models Gold plated precision needle contacts
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Working area size Model dependent
  • 406x279x33 mm (16x11x1.3 inch) for ATC models with large working area
  • 304x229x33 mm (12x9x1.3 inch) for ATC models with standard working area
  • 406x304x33 mm (16x12x1.3 inch) for MTC models with large working area
  • 304x256x33 mm (12x10x1.3 inch) for MTC models with standard working area
Dimensions (WxDxH) Model dependent
  • 610x483x330 mm (24x19x13 inch) for models with large working area
  • 508x432x305 mm (20x17x12 inch) for models with standard working area
Weight Model dependent
  • 41 Kg (90 Lbs) for ATC models with large working area
  • 33 Kg (72 Lbs) for ATC models with standard working area
  • 40 Kg (88 Lbs) for MTC models with large working area
  • 32 Kg (70 Lbs) for MTC models with standard working area
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Number of tool holders Model dependent
  • 16 for ATC models with large working area
  • 12 for ATC models with standard working area
  • None for MTC models
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Interface to PC All models USB 2.0 with galvanic isolation (>1kV)
Vacuum system port All models 1 1/4 inch
Vacuum control signal All models 3.5 mm audio jack
Power supply Model dependent
  • 100~240VAC, 50/60Hz 415W max (45W stand by) for models with 100K spindle
  • 100~240VAC, 50/60Hz 350W max (45W stand by) for models with 60K spindle
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Video camera Model dependent
  • Fiducial registration/ inspection video camera / microscope included for ATC models
  • Optional for MTC models
Interface of camera to PC All models USB 2.0
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CNC controller All models PhCNC440™ 32 bit high performance CNC motion controller (up to 8000 command/sec)
Spindle drive All models PhACdrive™ (sensorless, vector control, DSP based)
Stepper drivers (X,Y,Z) Model dependent
  • PhSTdrive™ stepper drive with servo closed loop control (DSP based), supporting temperature compensation for the encoder and material for servo models
  • PhSTdrive™ stepper drive with calibrated screw table (DSP based), supporting temperature compensation for the screw and material for models with calibrated screws
SPINDLE
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Spindle speed [rpm] Model dependent
  • 5,000 to 100,000 rpm - programmable for models with 100K spindle
  • 5,000 to 60,000 rpm - programmable for models with 60K spindle
Spindle motor Model dependent
  • 3-phase induction motor; 100K rpm/300W for models with 100K spindle
  • 3-phase induction motor; 60K rpm/170W for models with 60K spindle
Spindle run out All models 5 µm, 0.0002 inch max
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Tool Change Model dependent
  • Automatic with option for unlimited manual tool changes in addition for ATC models
  • Semi-automatic, prompted and facilitated by the software for MTC models
Collet control Model dependent
  • Pneumatic direct, 6-8 Bars (85-115 PSI) for ATC models
  • With knob on the spindle top for MTC models
Tool collet size All models 3.175 mm (0.125 inch)
WARRANTY AND SOFTWARE SUPPORT
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Included in the price All models 1 year included in the price; Lifetime support
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Included in the price All models 1 year included in the price
Optional All models 2 or 3 years optional