The Gemini series is an upgrade from the Centaurus series. The Gemini series has all the features/functions of the Centaurus series but with heavier gantry design for onboard tool changer system along with larger components such larger servomotors, gearboxes, guide rails, hardened helical rack & pinion system along with HSK spindle system. Carousel type tool changer up to 16-position with servo/gearbox driven for fast tool change cycles. Faster acceleration-deceleration with more power and torque to handle heavier cut loads. If you're looking for more bells and whistles, the cost difference is worth the upgrades. With all the upgraded features as standard, there aren't many other options left to be added.
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Standard Gemini 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 HSK 63F 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 carousel style automatic tool changer with servomotor/gearbox driven for fast tool change cycles|
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
|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|
|Up to 16-position carousel with servomotor/gearbox driven|
|Up to 23' length with two independent 5'x10' table size for left side/right side continuous production operation|
Roller Hold Down system
|Roller Hold Down system combined with vacuum hold down for frame manufacturers|
|15hp@50Hz or 17hp@60Hz, up to 33hp two-stage regen system with more than 1,000Cfm|
Standard Gemini series specifications - subject to change without notice
|Frame construction|| Welded structural steel, heat treated and stress relieved for rigidity and stability|
|Dual 1.3Kw servomotor with planetary gearbox and helical rack-pinion system|
|1.3Kw servomotor with planetary gearbox and helical-pinion system|
| 850w servomotor with ballscrew with Z-axis servo braking-locking|
| Linear guide rails|| |
|Hiwin-Abba 30mm 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 2,200 inch/min|
|Lubrication|| Automatic lubrication with volume and times frequency settings|
Standard Gemini series shipping & floor plan info - subject to change without notice
| Gemini 48 (4'x8' table size)||Gemini 510 (5'x10' table size)||Gemini 512 (5'x12' table size)|
| Weight (approx)|
Gross - Net weight
|4,500 lbs.||5,500 lbs.||6,000 lbs.|
| Dimensions (inches)|
| 131 x 80 x 65"|| 155 x 92 x 65"|| 167 x 92 x 65"|
|Gemini 48 download||Gemini 510 download||Gemini 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 40Amp||50Amp, consumption approx 40Amp||50Amp, consumption approx 40Amp|
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.