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Zenbot Mini CNC Router

  • $499.00
  • Spindle Mount:
    Control Box:
    Control Software:
Zenbot Mini CNC Router


Description

  • Travels: X-6.0”, Y-8.0”, Z-2.75”
  • Table size: 9.575” x 13.5”
  • Footprint: 12.125” x 13.5”
  • Motors: High speed/high performance 75 oz/in Bipolar Nema-17 1.8 degrees/step 2.0 Amps (work with any bipolar driver that will drive 2 amp motors)

This rugged machine is made from HDPE with a proprietary linear motion system developed by Zenbot. The system features ball bearings preloaded on eloctroplated-zinc thick-walled steel rails. The result is a very stiff system with ultra smooth motion and zero slop. The Z-axis features Thomson brand hardened polished steel rails with super oilite self-lubricating bronze linear bushings. The drive system features kevlar-reinforced urethane timing belts on all 3 axes, resulting in ultra precise motion and blazing fast rapids (800 inches per minute). The entire machine is bolted together with allen-head machine bolts so every part is replaceable. The grid on the large stationary table makes workpiece alignment a breeze, and the matrix of steel 1/4-20 threaded inserts make it simple to fasten the workpiece to the table. This machine is ideal for making Pcb's (printed circuit boards), plaques, trophies, model airplanes, 3-d puzzles, picture frames, vacuum molding plugs, lighted lexan signs, business card holders as well as larger woodworking projects. Three-axis simultaneous smooth contouring enables the machine to be used as a subtractive rapid prototyping machine.

Features

  • Constructed of extremely durable HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) with a true Baltic Birch 11-ply plywood top.
  • High speed/high performance 75 oz/in Bipolar Nema-17 motors
  • Kevlar-reinforced urethane MXL timing belts on all 3 axes
  • Linear motion system with ball bearings preloaded on 3/4" square 1/8" thick walled steel tubing on X axis and 1" square steel tubing on Y axis for ultra smooth motion with zero slop.
  • Z-axis features Thomson brand hardened linear rail with super-oilite self-lubricating bronze bushings. Replaceable.
  • Matrix of threaded steel inserts in the table for convenient fastening of the workpiece.
  • Assembled entirely with steel bolts so all parts are replaceable.
  • All parts are cut on a professional CNC router to snap or press-fit tolerances to ensure proper fit and alignment.
  • Comes fully assembled
  • One Year Limited Warranty
  • 14-day satisfaction guarantee. Just return undamaged for a full refund (minus shipping)

What’s included with the machine?

  • Zenbot Mini CNC Router with motors
  • Spindle mount of your choice:  Dremel 300, proxxon IB/E, Wolfgang Engineering, Other (provide dimensions or drawing and we can make it for you).
  • "Getting Started" Instruction Manual

What else will I need to purchase from Zenbot to operate the machine? 

  • Zenbot Gecko g540 4 axis control box ($399.  includes all of the electronics to run the machine)
  • Mach 3 control software ($149.  runs the machine through a pc)
What will I need to purchase elsewhere?

  • A personal computer that meets Mach-3's minimum requirements
  • CAM software:  Vectric (www.vectric.com) has many affordable software packages available that can do anything you might need. Their basic "cut-2d" program sells for $175.  there are some free CAM programs that do a decent job
  • Spindle (Dremel, Proxxon, wolfgang engineering, etc.) 

Options

spindle choices

A spindle mount of your choice is included, however you will still need to purchase a spindle.  The Zenbot Mini router is designed for lighter spindles such as the Dremel 300, proxxon ib/e, wolfgang engineering, etc.

Zenbot g540 4 axis Control Box

To control the Zenbot, you will need several electronic components, including stepper motor drivers for each axis and a DC power supply. The Zenbot Gecko g540 4-axis Control Box combines each of these components into a single, pre-configured box. You also have a 4th axis driver so you can add a rotary 4th axis.  Just plug it in, and you're ready to run! Our power supply accepts all world power in and outputs the correct DC voltage. You will just need the proper plug adapter for your country (comes with a US plug)

Mach 3 Control Software

This software is easy to use, and there are many video tutorials at www.machsupport.com which guide you through installation, setup, and use. If you are new to CAD/CAM you will enjoy Mach-3's wizards, which guide you step-by-step through numerous operations such as text engraving, cutting a rectangular or circular pocket, or drilling a bolt pattern.


Mach3 Minimum Recommended Requirements:

*Use of Parallel Port for machine control only on 32-bit versions of windows.

32-bit Desktop – Parallel Port Requirements
  • 32-bit version of Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
  • 1Ghz CPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • Non-integrated Video Card with 32MB RAM(Large G-code files, especially 3D files will require a video card with 512MB RAM or higher)
Laptop, 32 or 64-bit Desktop – External Motion Controller Only
  • An appropriate external motion controller (options can be found on the Plugins page)
  • Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
  • 1Ghz CPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • Video Card with 32MB RAM(Large G-code files, especially 3D files will require a video card with 512MB RAM or higher)

Shipping

Shipping charges will be calculated at checkout based on weight and delivery location. Typical shipping for this product is about $40 within the United States and $100-200 to international addresses.



WARNING: machinery can be dangerous, and router bits do break. We will not be held responsible for personal injury incurred during the operation of this machine. Operators shall be trained and observe all appropriate safety precautions. All proper protective gear including safetyglasses/face shield shall be worn at all times while machine is in operation.

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