The Centaurus series is our most affordable industrial level cnc series. It employs many of the design and operating features found on our larger series machines for reliability, but with linear tool changing stations vs onboard carousel tool changer on the Orion series. The Centaurus series designed for nested base manufacturing specifically for, but not limited to cabinetry and closet systems with in-line 32mm line boring system in X and Y-axis. It is equipped with Syntec industrial plc controller rich with standard industry controller features and best of all, it's non PC-Windows reliant!
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Standard Centaurus series Features & Options - subject to change without notice
| Table|| Steel chambers construction with finished grid vacuum phenolic table top|
|Minimum of three (3) automatic table top reference pins for stock materials|
|Common material sizes vacuum zone system for 5'x5', 4'x8', 5'x8', 5'x10' and a few other smaller sizes|
| Spindle No. 1|| HSD maintenance-free, air-cooled 12hp ISO 30 spindle with ER 32 collet system|
|From 1,000 ~ 24,000RPM in increment of 1,000|
|Spindle manual tool release and insertion|
|Automatic floating spindle brush design with manual brush override feature|
|Manual spindle ON-OFF feature|
| Tool changer|| 8-position linear style automatic tool changer|
Tool height calibration
|Automatic tool height calibration and registration|
| Vacuum pump||10hp two stage regen type with accessories|
| Syntec controller features|| Non PC-Windows reliant, non proprietary software-hardware system|
|Standard G-code, works with any 3rd party software that generates G-codes|
|Approx. 250Mb internal memory with unlimited file size via USB & Ethernet|
Modes of operation
|Automatic, MDI, Manual |
| Manual Pulse Generator for fine manual movements during set-up, checking, and testing in automatic mode|
|Automatic homing mode for individual or all axis with a push of a button|
|Independent spindle RPM manually override during live operation|
Feed rate override
|Independent cut feed rate manually override during live operation|
|Independent rapid-traverse manually override during live operation|
|8" industrial monitor with current program check-monitoring system|
|Full alpha-numeric keypad with two USB ports and Ethernet|
Work coordinate offsets
|Global, G54 ~ G59 standard with G54P1 feature|
Tool height registrations
|More than 100 tool height registrations offering full flexibility for programming assignments|
Tool diameter compensations
|Tool diameter G41-G42 compensations, for customers using sharpened tools without having to re-program parts|
| Canned cycles using canned cycle codes to shorten program lengths, especially with 32mm line boring system|
Onboard PLC diagnostics
|For troubleshooting with I/O status |
|For fine tuning or adjustments of the machine's performance and accuracy|
|Operators and Maintenance manuals|
| Full system recovery provided during every new machine installation|
| Available Options|
32mm line boring
|HSD 9-vertical drills on 32mm centers in L-shape configuration for X and Y axis drilling operations|
|15hp@50Hz or 17hp@60Hz, up to 33hp two-stage regen system with more than 1,000Cfm|
Standard Centaurus series specifications - subject to change without notice
|Frame construction|| Welded structural steel, heat treated and stress relieved for rigidity and stability|
|Dual 750w servomotor with planetary gearbox and helical rack-pinion system|
|750w servomotor with planetary gearbox and helical-pinion system|
| 750w servomotor with ballscrew with Z-axis servomotor braking-locking |
| Linear guide rails|| |
|Hiwin-Abba 25mm square type|
|Hiwin-Abba 25mm square type|
|Hiwin-Abba 25mm square type|
| Axis field stroke|
| Full-beyond table coverage|
|Full-beyond table coverage|
|Up to 300mm (12")|
| Cable protection||Enclosed cable chain tracks to prevent dust, wood and metal chips from damaging the cables|
| Maximum cut feed rate|| Up to 800 inch/min|
| Maximum rapid-traverse rate||Up to 1,600 inch/min|
|Lubrication|| Automatic lubrication with volume and times frequency settings|
Standard Centaurus series shipping & floor plan info - subject to change without notice
| Centaurus 48 (4'x8' table size)||Centaurus 510 (5'x10' table size)||Centaurus 512 (5'x12' table size)|
| Weight (approx)|
Gross - Net weight
|4,000 lbs.||5,500 lbs.||6,000 lbs.|
| Dimensions (inches)|
| 131 x 80 x 65"|| 155 x 92 x 65"|| 167 x 92 x 65"|
|Centaurus 48 download||Centaurus 510 download||Centaurus 512 download|
| Dust extraction|
Incoming flex hose diameter
|4" for single spindle, 8" two spindles||4" for single spindle, 8" two spindles||4" for single spindle, 8" two spindles|
|3,000 ~ 4,000 Cfm||3,000 ~ 4,000 Cfm||3,000 ~ 4,000 Cfm|
| Power & Air requirements|
Machine: 220V, 3-phase
| 50Amp, consumption approx 35Amp||50Amp, consumption approx 35Amp||50Amp, consumption approx 35Amp|
Machine: Dry air
|90Psi @ 16Cfm consumption rate||90Psi @ 16Cfm consumption rate||90Psi @ 16Cfm consumption rate|
Vacuum pump: 220V, 3-phase
|10hp @35Amp, 17hp @60Amp||10hp @35Amp, 17hp @60Amp||10hp @35Amp, 17hp @60Amp|
The two-stage 10hp regen vacuum pump comes standard with our Centaurus and Gemini series. It is low-maintenance, no messy oil lubrication, or belts to replace.
We normally offer free upgrade to the 15hp (15hp@50Hz, 17hp@60Hz)
Up to 33hp with more than 1,000Cfm upgrade is available.
Existing customer with Centaurus 5'x12' table size demonstrating vacuum hold down using TWO 3/4" mdf sheets with the entire table surface wide open and it's holding down a piece of material that wouldn't budge.
Normally you'd just need to use one 3/4" mdf for your spoilboard.
ALL new customers will receive detail Pre-installation manual/guide well in advanced covering delivery schedule, preparations and requirements.
However, below are some basic steps for reference only.
1. You will be informed in advanced regarding your cnc delivery schedule.
2. If required, you must schedule a rigger to be onsite to unload and position the cnc into your facility
3. Once the cnc is in place, you must arrange for the power, air, dust extraction to be connected to the cnc. See Specifications tab above for details.
4. Ensure that you have the software, tooling, materials available for the cnc set-up/training. See Software-Tooling menu for details.
5. Once all items in No. 4 above are in place, fill in the cnc setup page request from the Pre-installation guide you received via email and fax it to us.
6. We will confirm the setup date(s) requested. Your cnc is expected to be ready for production at the end of the setup-training session.