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The SR-100 sheet router from Haas Automation is a gantry-style, three-axis CNC machine with travels of 100" × 52" × 8" (XYZ). It accommodates 4' × 8' sheets of material and accepts ISO standard G-code programming through the company’s full-function CNC control.
The router is equipped with a 24,000-rpm, 5-hp (continuous) 30-taper spindle for cutting and drilling various plastics, sheet metals and other light materials. An optional 10-pocket ATC is available for unattended operation. Other high-productivity options include high speed machining with look-ahead, a hard disc drive with Ethernet interface, a remote jog handle and full fourth-axis capability.
The open-frame design of the router’s steel-beam base allows users to design their own table and fixturing specifically to meet their individual needs (a 1"-thick MDF table is standard). The overhead gantry assembly travels the full length of the fixed table on precision, low-friction linear guides, resulting in accurate positioning, the company says. Brushless servomotors on all axes produce rapids as fast as 2,000 ipm in X and Y axes for fast cycle times. The standard configuration includes a 15'', color LCD monitor and a USB port.