With the easing of lockdown caused by the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, combined with a gradual return to normality and early signs of an economic recovery, companies in the industrial woodworking and furniture and joinery manufacturing sectors, in common with other industries, will be reviewing their future production requirements.
In particular they will be assessing how best these can be met by judicious investment in new capital equipment that will help accelerate business growth and prosperity. Leading supplier of CNC routing/cutting systems, AAG highlights important developments that have taken place at its main UK facility in Telford, Shropshire that will enable these objectives to be achieved.
By introducing the latest large-format AXYZ Infinite and smaller-format Innovator CNC routing/cutting systems, AAG claims to have comprehensively accommodated the requirements of two distinct but complementary sectors of the market, in terms of machine size and price-to-performance capability. Both machines again demonstrate AAG’s known propensity for empowering customers with the means of increasing industrial-grade output in the most cost-effective manner available, reinforced by AAG’s compelling machine trade-in discounts provided to its customers.
With the AXYZ Infinite, AAG has delivered arguably the most powerful and technically advanced CNC routing/cutting system so far developed. Apart from the familiar solid steel frame construction that will withstand the most vigorous machine operation likely to be encountered, key design features include an aluminium T-slot vacuum material hold-down processing bed, a new carriage design that enables easier and faster routine maintenance and the installation of machine upgrades and performance-enhancing dust extraction and cooling/lubricating systems.
The more recently launched smaller-format AXYZ Innovator incorporates many of the attributes of the AXYZ Infinite and other similarly positioned large-format machines but at a commensurately lower cost and in a size that will better accommodate installation in workshops where available space is at a premium. Significantly, and for the first time on any machine in its class, the AXYZ Innovator incorporates an optional three-station ATC (Automatic Tool Change) system for increased machine functionality.
Both machines provide a raft of optional production-enhancing tools. These include the latest A2MC machine control system with integrated AVS (AXYZ Vision System) for optimum routing/cutting accuracy, supplemented with the innovative helical rack and pinion drive system. This incorporates a multiple gear teeth configuration that helps spread the workload more evenly and enables faster throughput speeds, reduced machine wear and material wastage and ultimately a longer than normal machine life.
Contemporaneous with these latest CNC machine incarnations, AAG has introduced a redesigned and radically upgraded CNCShop online division. This now incorporates a more streamlined page navigation facility that will provide owners of both AXYZ and WARDJet waterjet cutting systems (now part of AAG’s expanding solutions portfolio) with 24/7 access to a much wider range of essential spare parts, accessories and consumables. It also allows live interaction with specially trained AAG application engineers that ensures only the most appropriate product/s are specified for specific applications. Bespoke product training courses and maintenance programs complete the AAG CNC machining offering.