Intelligent Mix of Materials
Innovative solutions are combined with smart technology. This can be seen, for example, in the intelligent mix of heavy-duty aluminum extrusions and steel components on constructional highly-stressed areas. While the machine frame of the Q.204 is reinforced with six aluminum crossbars for an optimal distribution of forces, the gantry uprights are made of a 5-layered, powder-coated steel construction. Additionally, the linear guide system relies on the All-Steel Motion System® with Ø 20 mm hardened steel shafts and, thus, guarantees a high load capacity.
Solid Drive Unit
The Q.204 contains a solid drive unit, consisting of an actively-cooled stepper motor, which moves the ball screw drives including revolving nuts. This ensures maximum agility and precision. Additional useful features are the Z-axis that is equipped with six T-slots for the variable attachment of different tools, the electronic expansion box for the easy connection of signal-dependent components, the machine table that comes standard with aluminum T-slots offering the most flexibility when fixing your workpieces and accessories as well as the LED machine illumination for the optimal lighting of the working space. Furthermore, the Q-Series can be individually extended with a multitude of optional accessories.
OneTech Quality Philosophy
All systems of the Q-Series are manufactured according to our unique OneTech quality philosophy. This means that one machine is completely handcrafted and checked by one technician. Only after successful testing of all functionalities will a machine of the Q-Series receive the personal OneTech quality seal and will leave our site with the respective test protocol and workpiece.
Note: The MDF T-Slot Table is not suited for the use with liquids because it can damage the wood.
The Q-Series offers optimal precision and extreme reliability in the manufacturing and processing of high quality workpieces. For this purpose, the machine frame has been reinforced with up to ten crossbars along with the addition of steel components used on constructional, highly-stressed areas. Additionally, the solid drive units provide a high level of operating efficiency which is reflected in repeatability and backlash of +/- 0,015 mm.
Reinforced Machine Frame
Up to ten crossbars out of aluminum extrusions serve to reinforce the machine frame consistently in a distance of 280 mm along the Y-axis. This stabilizes the frame and creates an ideal supporting surface for the machine table.
In the development of the Q-Series we at STEPCRAFT relied on using steel components on constructional highly-stressed areas in order to ensure high force distribution on all axes. Thus, the gantry uprights, for example, consist of a 5-layered, powder-coated steel construction.
Solid Drive Unit
The drive unit on the Y-axis consists of up to two actively-cooled stepper motors on both sides, which move the ball screw drives including revolving nuts. This ensures maximum agility, reliability and precision.
Design & Function
As a modern CNC machine, the Q-Series excels at combining design and function. This can be seen in the intelligent mix of heavy-duty STEPCRAFT aluminum extrusions and steel components, but also in the easy maintenance access of the linear guides and the Z-axis. This way, the Q-Series optimally combines innovative solutions with modern industrial design.
Concealed Cable Routing
The STEPCRAFT Q-Series contains exceptionally reliable and durable IGUS quality lines with a suitability for 10 million bending cycles. These are safely and concealed routed through the CNC machine via energy chains.
Intelligent Mix of Materials
One of the great advantages of the Q-Series lies in the smart combination of heavy-duty STEPCRAFT aluminum extrusions and steel components, thus, ensuring rigidity and lowest vibration through a high weight.
All control and signal lines of the fully wired Q-Series converge in the on-board junction box on the X-axis. Whether tools, electronics or accessories, in the juction box additional signal-dependent components can be connected comfortably with the machine.
Universal Z-Tool Holder
In order to support the usage of a multitude of tools, the Z-axis has been equipped with six T-slots. This way, it is also possible to variably adjust the height of the tool holder.
Powerful CNC systems need to be solidly built with high quality components. With the All-Steel Motion System®, the solid drive units, the standardly included machine table out of white coated MDF boards with aluminum T-slots and the assembly according to the OneTech quality philosophy, the Q-Series is perfectly suited for industrial applications..
The innovative technology and first class components of the Q-Series allow for the time- and cost-efficient manufacturing and machining of workpieces while reliably producing high-precision milling results with a multitude of different materials.
With production speeds of up to 12 m/min a large variety of materials such as woods, plastics, aluminum, brass, carbon, and composites can be efficiently and precisely processed.
The CNC systems of the STEPCRAFT Q-Series can be individually customized with optional accessories, from the spindle to the aluminum T-slot table to the vacuum adapter and the lubrication system. Additionally, the Q-Series can be solidly placed on the Machine Stand as well as installed in the Enclosure in order to protect the environment from dust and debris.
|X-Axis Travel||24" (610 mm)|
|Y-Axis Travel||48" (1220 mm)|
|Z-Axis Travel||5.7" (145 mm)|
|Table Work Area||31.5" x 59" (800 mm x 1498 mm)|
|Max Z Gantry Clearance||7.67" (195 mm)|
|Rapid Feed Rate||393 in./min. (166 mm/sec)|
|Precision Ball Screws||On X, Y and Z Axes|
|Spindle Options||STEPCRAFT MM-1000 (1 kW)
STEPCRAFT HFS-2200 2.2 kW Air-Cooled Spindle
|Max Spindle Collet Size||1/2" (on all except 1/4" on MM-1000)|
|Ball Screw Diameter||20 mm|
|Machine Footprint (W, L, H)||39" x 59" x 29" (min.)|
240 V, 50~60 Hz, 10A, Single Phase (for base machine)
HFS-2200 2.2 kW
|Working Table||MDF w/Aluminum Full Aluminum
|Positional Accuracy/Repeatability||+/- 0.0005" (0.015 mm)|
|Backlash||+/- 0.0005" (0.015 mm)|
|Programmable Resolution||+/- 0.0005" (0.015 mm)|
|Shipping Weight||300kg (crated)|
|Tool Touch Off||Included|
|Machine Stand||All welded steel|
- PC with 1 GHz processor
- USB interface
- Windows® XP or higher(32/64 bit)
- MAC OS X 10.3.9 or higher withWindows® emulation
- Ready-to-run system incl. all mechanical and electronic components
- Operating instructions, machine operating manual
- Aluminium T- Slot table
- Machine Stand (Steel)
- HFS-2200 2.2 kW Spindle
- Tool Lenght sensor
- UCCNC Software (Licenced)
- Test protocol and workpiece