The Power Route Plus builds on the success of the original Power Route by incorporating years of customer feedback into an already robust design. The Power Route Plus features oversized 20mm bearings on every axis, optional 4th axes, dual ball screw driven Y axis with over 1000 in/oz of torque, precision milled bearing plates, and options for a spindle and advanced control systems.. Ball screw support bearing arrangements have been made more substantial and easier to align, giving the system even more precision. Assembly is faster because the total parts count has been reduced and numerous holes are tapped to minimize hardware count and speed up the assembly process.
The Power Route Plus is the right choice for cutting high precision parts in a serious hobbyist or commercial environment.
Control System Options:
The GRBL system requires you to hook up your computer to the machine.
The Masso G3 Touch system is an advanced motion control system with a large touch screen control that allows for WiFi connectivity, faster processing, and more sophisticated features while still being very easy to use. This option includes a jog handwheel and precision toolsetter.
Router Mount and Spindle Options:
You may choose a router mount for the DeWalt DW618 router. We do not sell the routers, just the router mounts.
If you prefer a higher quality machine spindle option, we have the 1.5kW 120V air cooled VFD spindle. This spindle has an RPM range of 6000-24000 and does not require any external water plumbing and operates on 120V. It uses an ER20 collet system and requires that you use wrenches to change the cutting tool.
Select 3 axis or get an optional rotary 4th axis:
The optional 4th axis uses a 3 jaw chuck on the headstock to clamp cylindrical parts up to 2.75″ in diameter. It features a planetary gearbox on the headstock that multiplies the torque of the NEMA 23 motor five times and equally increases the resolution. The 4th axis system also comes with an independent tail chuck on sliders that can be placed any distance from the headstock to allow you to machine cylindrical parts then easily unclamp and reclamp the next part. This accessory is ideal for parts such as chair spindles, baseball bats, chess pieces, statuettes, and other parts similar to what a lathe would make.
Movement Range: 630mm x 630mm x 120mm (25”x25”x6.5”)
Gantry Clearance over Bed: 140mm (5.5”)
X and Y Rail Dimension: 60mm x 60mm with up to 12mm thickness (2.36” x 2.36”; up to 0.472” thick)
Z Rail: 20mm Linear Profile Rail
X/Y Rail: 20mm Linear Profile Rail
Router: 120V 2.25 Horsepower DeWalt DW618 (Upgraded version used 1.5kW VFD Spindle)
Power Requirement: 120V
Homing Switches: X, Y, Z Standard
Electronics box: Laser Cut, CNC brake bent, pre-soldered, and pre-assembled
Gantry End Plates: Precision Cut 16mm (0.625”) Aluminum
X Axis Total Motor Torque: 540 ounce/inch
Y Axis Total Motor Torque: 1080 ounce/inch
Z Axis Total Motor Torque: 270 ounce/inch
Digital Stepper Driver Max Amperage: 5.6 Amps/phase
X Axis Resolution: 0.01mm (0.0004”)
Y Axis Resolution: 0.01mm (0.0004”)
Z Axis Resolution: 0.02mm (0.0007”)
X Axis No Load Accuracy and Repeatability: 0.025mm per 1000mm (0.00098” per 12”)
Y Axis No Load Accuracy and Repeatability: 0.025mm per 1000mm (0.00098” per 12”)
Z Axis No Load Accuracy and Repeatability: 0.0076mm per 1000mm (0.0003”per 4”)
X Axis Rapid Rate: 10,800 mm/min (425 inches per minute)
Y Axis Rapid Rate: 10,800 mm/min (425 inches per minute)
Z Axis Rapid Rate: 5080mm/min (200 inches per minute)
Maximum Cutting Feed Rate: 8250 mm/min (350 inches per minute)
X and Y Axis Drive Mechanism: 16mm Precision Ball Screw (Dual on Y)
Z Axis Drive Mechanism: 12mm Precision Ball Screw
Router Bed Design: Standard T Plate Table 835x750mm 32.87” x 29.53” work surface
The Power Route Plus is about 39 inches deep by 37 inches wide by 29 inches high.
It does not come with design software, but Autodesk offers all hobbyists a free license (not a trial) for design software called Fusion 360. You might also consider one of the Easel or Vectric CAD/CAM programs that we offer at https://millrightcnc.com/product-category/software/