Mercury FOLLOWER ATC
3 Sizes to choose from !
High speed, High accuracy AC servo drive system
Probably the best price for a full atc cnc router in the UK
From £16995 +vat
GOOD THINGS COME OUT OF THE BLUE !
2513 size (2500mm by 1300mm overall vacuum bed size) perfect for 2440 by 1220mm sheet size. (8*4 ft sheets)
3015 size (3050 by 1550 vacuum bed size) perfect for "10 by 5" sheets
3020 size (3000 by 2000 vacuum bed size)
ATC = Automatic Tool Change.
Features everything you need at a sensible price !
High torque movement provided by Powerful AC SERVOS on all axis. 64 bit encoded position for maximum accuracy. Auto tuned for stabilty. Gives fastest acceleration, highest torque at speed, fast movement speed between cuts etc.
UPGRADED to 24000 Rpm max rated high speed ATC spindle.
9kw spindle shown above. (3 phase required)
The best choice for nested sheet cutting. Cabinet work etc.
Retains press button on the spindle to release or replace the tool cone
Uses industry standard iso30 highly balanced tool cones. These normally are compatible with standard ER32 collets for 1-24mm tool shank diameters.
Fully automatic tool changing.
Allows full height working over half the bed with 6 tool rack positions
6 tool rack shown above. Very fast tool change!
Shown below a lamello and festool joint test using the 6 tool changer.
Up to 10 tool rack can be supplied in this configuration on 2512 size machine
Looking for rear mounted tool rack instead of under the gantry? find it HERE
The you tube video below shows our 10 tool changer on test.
8000 to 24000 Rpm rated working spindle speed. (ceramic bearings) Quiet fan cooled.
4 pole motor for maximum mid range torque. 8000 to 18000 RPM mid range
6kw spindle above. Quiet FAN cooled (single phase or 3 phase ok)
12 tool changer on test on the new 1530 size machine. Fast & accurate tool changing.
Automatic up/down dust shoe
6 zone configuarable and fully sealed vacuum bed for maximum holding power on nested work. (superb for flat sheet processing) Designed properly to out perform our competitors.
Pre fitted . Aluminium t - slot clamping points for heavy duty clamping to the bed. (superb for irregular shape or heavy duty jig attatchment) (2512 model only)
Manual oiling for easy maintenance of the sliding components.
(automatic oilers often over oil and drip excess oil onto your expensive materials) One pump per day is all that is required for heavy usage!
Heavy duty hiwin 25mm "square" rails coupled with high precision helical rack drive for accuracy and smoothness.
Mercury Routers are built strong to make use of the spindle power available.
Under gantry clearance of 280mm , enough for most tool and work combinations!
Can be supplied with your choice of vaccum pump (depending on power supply available etc.) Advice available !
Yes! A fully automatic tool change machine that can run from SINGLE PHASE without compromise on cut quality. (UK 230v 6Kw spindle models) This machine is optimised for lowest power consumption. Requires 32 amp supply If vacuum pumps are used. (vacuum pumps use the most electrical power)
Cool running electronics cabinet built into the machine frame gives minimum workshop space footprint!
PC based fully upgradable controller. (UCCNC fully upgradeable)
Automatic tool length probing. Only required once when a new length tool is added to the system.
This machine is perfect for those that use many tools per job.
Set your job datum up once and every other tool will be at the perfect height run after run. This is a cabinet makers dream!
Eg. Drill, route ,shape, chamfer, round over before final cut out. All from the same program file.
Adding extra tools is a breeze, takes less than 30 seconds to add a new tool to the system ready to automatically probe its length which is then saved for future use.
Any tool number can be used from cad system- no need to keep messing around in cam.
Fast swap times tool to tool !
Wireless mpg for fastest set up times of your job at the machine.
Fully featured controller- but simple to use!
Fully 3D cutting capable. see gallery.
Please note: ATC spindle machines require a 100psi minimum constant clean dry compressed air supply.
1325 size (2500 * 1.300mm) 3 phase/single phase with 6kw spindle. 6 tool £16995, 10 tools £17395 +vat
1530 size (3050 *1500m) 3 phase with 9kw atc spindle. 6 tool £19095, 10 tools £19495 12 tool £19695 +vat
3020 size (3000 *2000) 3 phase with 9kw atc spindle. 6 tool £21095, 10 tools £21495, 12 tool £21695 +vat
Must be the best price for a fully featured A.T.C CNC router in the UK!
vacuum pumps etc are available as options . (depending on power available)
The new 10 by 5 (1530 size) on speed accuracy test.
These machines are way ahead of some of the "big name brands" !
Features loads of "other suppliers cannot do" functions including:
full rack auto probe, probe every tool ready for use with 1 button press.
Automatic air/ fan control, Stops the annoying fan and bypass air running constantly when idle!
Controlled safety halt and resume to work.
Undoubtedly the most user friendly setup interface.
Actual accurate cutting up to 35 metres per minute (not just fast rapid as most quote)
Reliable fully featured post processors , Vectric, mozaic, fusion 360 etc.
Tool numbering made simple. Any number allocated to any tool or changer position.
Keeping simple machining simple, While making the complex jobs possible!
What does the customer need to prepare before delivery? CLICK HERE
ATC (automatic tool changer) CNC routers can really speed up your work flow processing.
Fast tool to tool swap times allow much more complex jobs to be completed without compromise. Without atc, operators tend to program things like drill holes with the same end mills that are used for cutting which is not good practice, to save time on swapping tools manually.
10 tool fast follower cnc router
A tool changer allows things like extra drilling, chamfering of edges and inner features, finish pass processing for that much nicer edge which cuts down on manual clean up of parts once they leave the main cutting process.
The above photo shows nicely laid out nested board using multiple tools to produce a perfect cabinet.
As you can see our cnc wood router makes perfect cabinet manufacturer components.
A tool changer obviously costs more as there are a lot more components added. We build and add the tool changers from scratch here in the uk, so parts backup is always assured from stock.
Will you be our next happy customer?
constant power high frequency spindles:
Torque max range is 10000 to 18000 rpm. ( min rpm 5000. max rpm is 24000)
outside this range the average power consumed in the cut must be less than the available power on the spindle motor.
The power used is approximately proportional to the material removal rate, so the power curve places a fundamental limit on the removal rate. There is little/less power available at lower spindle speeds. While the instantaneous power may exceed the limit (for a short time the spindle acts like a flywheel), a cutting power greater than the available spindle power causes the spindle to stall. NC programmers should compare the programmed removal rate and power against the power curve when writing a program. Adjust chip load, feed speed or depth of cut to stay within the motor max torque curve .
What to look for when purchasing a cnc router.
Do not be fooled by “ brand names “
Well known brand names are just that, names passed around by strong marketing.
Most of these suffer from proprietary software ( read that as expensive to fix and stupid hard to operate)
Proprietary hardware, ( read as non compatible with newer and readily available hardware should you develop a fault)
American made ( over priced and over hyped)
Example is axyz. Totally over priced ( around 4 times the cost of others like for like) cheap aluminium extrusion frame and cost cut components with terrible wiring etc.
marketed as a Bentley but build quality of a trabant! ( from an experienced engineer point of view)
Eg. Biesse. Everything proprietary, only their engineers can service and repair . Well made but over engineered, controls are pretty rubbish and virtually impossible to update. “ free 5 year warranty “ will cost you 6 times the price of a similar nesting machine.
Unless you are working 24/7 and have a massive budget and can afford the immensely expensive repair bills in future these machines are not for you !
Scm. Similar to Biesse statements but over complex control that is not needed for their simplistic functionality.
Imported machines from China ( most uk suppliers, )
Box importers, sold by Sweet talking sales men . Ask them to demonstrate any function you actually require that they say the machine can do .
Ask them how their machines are certified- as most will not comply to uk standards! China ce in engineering terms means China exports- worthless!
Most would be condemned from use if inspected by a qualified electrician!
Check for frame Earth cables 🙂
Ask if their engineers are qualified and capable of correctly diagnosed repairs and their level of parts stock availability?
Qualified? Experienced electronics engineers , not just part swappers !
No parts held- long down times when it goes wrong!
Example. Would you buy a machine and expect proper support from someone who makes kitchens? They might be able to adjust a hinge but can they set up a complex cnc controller properly? 🙂
Are their engineers experienced machinists themselves? If not , how can they train you or recommend settings etc for materials you will be processing? - in short , they cannot!
Good safety training is a must!
Re features/ extras : Example. Machines fitted with a drill block. Prove it will gang drill etc without special software which they cannot support or supply!
I have looked at and studied all options for the last 20 years of owning, operating , repairing and servicing machinery from the big names and many imports,
I knew I could do better, Much better!
Buy a mercury machine and it will be capable of what we say . Proven !
Packed with working features other suppliers only dream about! ( programming done and supported in the UK)
Need to do something specific? We can build the machine custom for you !
While we don’t have a fancy showroom, have fancy stands at trade shows or make false promises.
You are welcome to see any machine in our workshop , working.
You are welcome to ask questions re performance etc that will be answered honestly.
We sell great machines designed and built to fit into the sensible investment price point . ( priced sensible)
Genuinely designed in the UK. Finished and tested in the UK!
Programmed in the uk, supported from the UK!
Our after sales service and backup is second to none. Need help with something? We are with you all the way !
Need testimonials? No problem!
Let us know what area of the country you are in and what you want the machine to make and we will put you In Touch with a previous customer close to you or a customer making similar products. This way you get an unbiased appraisal.
A happy customer is our goal and also our best advertisement!