Techno’s New Atlas Series Digital Registration Cutting System is a heavy-duty, high-performance, affordable CNC System featuring an electronic oscillating knife, creasing wheel, drag knife, and an Optiscout Digital Software Suite. The machine registers, routes, and cuts with precision at high speeds providing Sign and Graphics Shops a complete CNC digital finishing solution. The Atlas Series Digital Cutting System registers, routers and cuts with precision at high speeds – print and cut workflow. The operator loads the material, selects the image for routing, and the software automatically recognizes the media marks, compensating for skew, distortion, and image drift, and proceeds in cutting the pattern.
- 4×4, 4×8 and 5×10 Standard sizes
(Special sizes available upon request.)
- All Steel Construction
- 4 HP HSD High Frequency Collet Spindle
- Maintenance free brushless micro stepper drive motors
- Automatic tool calibration
- 4-Zone Vacuum T-slot table
- PC based WinCNC Controller
- Oscillating Knife
- Drag Knife
- Creasing Wheel
- Optiscout Digital Software Suite
DIGITAL REGISTRATION FEATURES
The Atlas machine comes standard with a 4HP HSD high frequency collet spindle. These precision spindles require no maintenance, use industry standard ER collets, fully programmable speeds from 6000 to 18000 RPM, and comes complete with vacuum hood / hose support system and wrenches.
The gantry is constructed of tubular steel with reinforcing ribs, welded throughout the length of the column, which results in a steady firm beam assembly. This quality engineering and workmanship result in smooth precision cutting.
Automatic tool calibration pad allows for easy and accurate “Z” zero position.
GANTRY SUPPORTS (UPRIGHTS):
The gantry uprights are cast iron with heavy duty gussets formed into the casting. Each support is machined for housing the various drive assemblies including motors, bearings, belts, and wiring harnesses.
The vacuum plenum table surface is multi-zoned which allows the operator to easily switch from full sheet processing to smaller part processing, (which requires a smaller segmented area). Zones can be turned off easily via control valves on the front of the machine. Gasketing can also be routed to accommodate various material sizes and styles.
DRIVE TRAIN ASSEMBLY:
The Techno Atlas CNC Router uses precision helical gear racks on the X and Y axes. The mounting of the rack is inverted to help keep dust and debris from building up on the drive system and this assures smooth motion and long term reliability. The precision gearbox is directly coupled to the stepper motor and pinion. This eliminates belt stretch inaccuracies, assuring high-speed machining while the system positions the spindle accurately.
All the electrical components are housed and wired in a doubledoored Nema 4 electrical enclosure. This allows for easy access and service when needed. All wiring is tagged so that when service is required, the customer can easily navigate the cabinet. In addition, the cabinet serves as a work bench for the tools required
Print & Cut Workflow
Three Steps From Artwork to Finished Job
Step 1: Cut Data Design and Preparation
Step 2: Print and Setup
Step 3: Automated Cut Finishing (Cutting – Creasing)
- (Step 1) Create a design in the graphics software of your choice. Import the artwork.The operator generates a cut-contour around the artwork in his design application and registration marks and or barcode around the artwork. An extracted separate file with cut-contour, marks and barcode only is sent as e.g., an OXF or PDF file to the OptiScout software.
- (Step 2) When the generated print file is processed through the RIP software, it is sent to a printer. The cut-contour will not be printed. The registration marks and the barcode will be printed together with the artwork onto the substrate. The completed print is ready for cutting. In the OptiScout software, the operator takes the OXF file with the cut-contour and the regmarks and sets up the cut file for the output to the cutting table. The tools are assigned.
- (Step 3) At cutting time, the operator simply places the print on the cutting table. The OptiScout compares the position of the registration marks in the data to those on the printed job. The CNC Digital Cutting System has analyzed the exact image position and it starts cutting. Advanced optical registration capabilities ensure perfect accuracy for any size or shape!