Basic M4.8 CNC Router 4′ x 8′
Basic M4.8 CNC Router 4′ x 8′
Available on backorder
The Basic 4.8 is perfect for advanced hobby or professional uses like sign makers and prototyping as well as educational users looking for more capacity and performance from their CNC.
All Basic series of CNC routers start with a heavy duty welded steel floor model frame. The black anodized aluminum table of the M4.8 is then mounted to the steel frame for an excellent working surface with plenty of options for the use of hold down jigs. Under the frame are six heavy-duty 5″ diameter adjustable feet for solid footing on the shop floor but the machines also come with heavy duty castors for those looking for more mobility of the machine.
The heavy duty steel gantry is powered by High torque Nema 34 extra strong stepper motors. Standard is two steppers on “Y” axis, one on “X” axis and one on “Z” axis. The gantry rides on accurate THK linear guide ways and travel by ultra precise rack and pinion movements in X, Y movements. The Z axis is driven by 20mm ultra precise ball screw. To make set up simple we include a moveable tool measure devise for making accurate measurements of tool height when starting your projects.
On the Basic M4.8 we use the industry leading commercial quality HSD 3kw (4 HP) router spindle, which comes with 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″ high precision ER25 collets. HSD is the leading Italian manufacturer of CNC spindles throughout the world. Users will find the speed, power and precision of the HSD spindle second to none. The 3-phase spindle is converted by a Delta phase inverter to run at 0-18,000 rpm on single-phase 220-volt power.
For educational users we now offer Protex Safety Cages in various sizes as options for safety in the work shop. The 6′ tall wire mesh cages typically have a 48″ swing door with electrical interlock so the machine will stop running its program if the door is opened. The cages can have one, two, three or four walls in many sizes.
The machining area is 49.25″ x 96.5″ with a gantry clearance height of 8″. This speedy powerful machine can travel at 985″/minute and weighs in at 3,300 lbs and takes up 80″ x 119″ x 65″ of floor space.
The simple operation of the machine is functioned with an NC Studio model NK105 G3 hand held controller. Simply download your work program from your computer to a memory stick, slide it into the USB port on the control panel and the hand held controller works everything from there – perfect for ease of operation and keeping your computer out of the dusty world of your workshop.
The “guts” of the Basic M4.8 is an elaborate control box mounted under the table of the machine to save on floor space. It’s full of Siemens CSA contactors, fuses and holders, Delta Inverter, motor controls and NC Studio control boxes. We use Omron micro limit switches for controlling stops and movements of the home positioning. The Basic M4.8 is fully CSA certified for use in Canadian and American schools and commercial applications.
The Basic M4.8 operates on 220-volt power on a standard 20-amp 220-volt circuit breaker. For dust collection we include a dust boot with a 4” dust port which is connected to an upper 4” inlet to keep the dust collection high above the operations on the machine. The hood itself easily adjusts up and down for various router bit sizes and has a swing away opening to make tool changes a breeze.
Design software is not included. CWI recommends the Vectric CNC products. We stock V-Carve Pro and Aspire. Other options for these machines you may want to consider are cutting tools and dust hose. The Basic series of CNC from CWI are available in many sizes and different features from 4×4, 4×8 and 5×10 working areas, vacuum tables and vacuum pumps, lubrication for cutting tools, fourth axis and even with automatic tool changers. Just browse our website for other standard models now available. We can also custom design for special needs.
The Basic M4.8 will offer better performance, world class components, quality, and features than any competitive machine in its class.
- Vectric V-Carve Pro Software
- Vectric Aspire Software
- Fourth Axis Rotary Attachment
- Vacuum Table
- Automatic Tool Changer
- Starter Tooling Kit
- Onsite Training
- Protex Security Cage with Electrical Interlock
- Working Area: 48.5” X 96.5” X 8”
- 3 KW (4 HP) HSD 18,000 RPM Italian industrial air-cooled spindle
- ER25 Precision Router Bit Collets
- 1/8”, ¼” and ½” Collets included with machine
- T-Slot Aluminum Black Anodized Table
- Gantry Clearance of 8”
- NC Studio NK105 Handheld Controller
- USB Information Transfer Port
- Advanced Mobile Electronics Cabinet
- Schneider Disconnect w/Safety Lockout
- Stepper Drive Motors
- DELTA Inverter
- SHIMPO Reducer
- Precision Ball Screw Z, X&Y Axis
- Traveling Speed 234”/min
- Maximum Working Speed 195”/min
- THK Linear rail
- Tool Measuring Sensor
- German Schneider Electronics
- Japanese Omron Switches
- CSA Power Supply, Switch and Contactor
- 1PH 220V 60HZ
- Plywood Crate 72″ x 120″ x 70″
- 2000 Lbs