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WorkBee CNC Router Complete Machine 4 Axis - Open Source

WorkBee CNC Router Complete Machine 4 Axis - Open Source

Product Code: WorkBEE-CNC
Availability: In Stock
R11,995.00

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WorkBee CNC Router Complete Machine 4 Axis - Open Source

Product Description

The WorkBee CNC router was originally designed by Ryan Lock of Ooznest UK, and it incorporates many upgrades. It is a super-strong, accurate and easy to assemble CNC machine. The WorkBee CNC router design has gone through different changes and WorkBee Version 1 originally had the leadscrews placed in compression. However they have upgraded the WorkBee kits now with version 2, with the major differences being the use of leadscrew tensioners and longer leadscrews in the X and Y Axis. This helps to solve the problem of Whipping when for long length or faster Speeds. Which also fixes many other unwanted issues, making it stable and strong!

Based on C-Beam, V-Slot, Xtreme Solid V-Wheels and TR8x8 (P2) Leadscrews it is reliable.

It has been carefully designed and can accurately cut foams, woods, plastics and aluminium to 0.1-0.2 mm accuracy or better.

With a WorkBee CNC router machine you can manufacture functional engineering parts, toys, signs, or whatever you can imagine without leaving the workshop.

The Cable Drag Chain  bundle contains all the hardware for mounting Cable Drag Chains on your WorkBee, Ox CNC or other CNC machine to help with cable management.

We offer the Mach3 options as they work better and are stronger in terms of usability, stability, and are better suited for CNC.

We provide complete manual instructions and a step by step guide on how to assemble the machine, This is sent with the order.

The WorkBee CNC has been upgraded to version 2.3 after many big changes and upgrades, especially the latest Version add Tingle Tensioning System which solve the problem of whipping when for long length or faster speed,it allows the Lead screw to be placed under a higher amount of tension which minimizes lead screw ‘whip’ allowing faster feed rates to be achieved.It make the Lead Screw Smooth and precise.

It has been carefully designed and can accurately cut foams, woods, plastics and aluminium to 0.05-0.2mm accuracy or better. With a WorkBee CNC Kit you can manufacture functional engineering parts, toys, signs, or whatever you can imagine without leaving the workshop.



The added benefits of the WorkBEE CNC Machine:

  • Upgraded and Restructured - The WorkBEE CNC machine was upgraded to allow tingle tensioning on the structure.
  • Open Source – The WorkBEE CNC machine is Open Source and the Builder community is encouraged to modify and build on this design. Upgrade and Improved version.
  • Easy to Build  – With the V-Slot Modular Framing System and Build-Along Video,assembly is quick and easy.​
  • Affordable – Budget friendly parts allow Builders the opportunity to freely create.​
  • Customization – Take it to the next level and make it your own!

Please take note of the following options available:

  • Frame size of your choice  + Arduino Based GRBL Open Source Controller with Spindle Motor of your choice
  • Frame size of your choice  + Mach3 NVEM USB Controller with Spindle Motor of your choice
  • Frame size of your choice  + Offline Controller DDCS v3.1 with Spindle Motor of your choice

Please take note of the following Addons that can be used for the machine:

  • CNC Dust Shoe  - Used for cleaning and ensuring the CNC machine is kept clean and tidy at all times.
  • CNC Touch Plate Probe - Used for measurements for the Z-Axis tool setting.
  • CNC Laser Module - Laser Module 15W - Strong Power for engraving purposes - TTL Connection. 

Please note no additional shipping charges will be added.

Please note: Mach3 Controller option is suitable for Senior to Advanced Level CNC Engineers and CNC Enthusiasts.




Frame Size              Working Area

750 x 1000mm  550 x 770mm

1000 x 1000mm  800 x 770mm

1500 x 1500mm  1300 x 1270mm  



Compatible Material for Cutting/Milling: 

  • Aluminium
  • Hard Wood
  • Soft Wood
  • Pinewood
  • Oak
  • Plexi Glass
  • Delrin
  • HDPE
  • Foam


Z Height

54mm or 94mm Travel, 27mm or 47mm Workable depth, with a 12mm spoiler-board.

The spoiler-board supports have two height configuration, these are the maximums for each configuration. 



Motion

  • Drive System – ACME Lead Screws
  • Linear Guides – Polycarbonate wheels on anodised C-Beam V-Slot Extrusion.
  • Motors – Nema23 High Torque 2.45N.m Stepper Motors (X, Y & Z)
  • Accuracy – 0.05 – 0.10mm (Screw Driven)

WorkBee CNC Router Complete Machine 4 Axis - Open Source contains the following parts:

  • WorkBee CNC Mechanical Kit
  • 4 x Nema23 Stepper Motors High torque
  • Mach 3 Controller Bundle ( STB5100 - USB - supports up to 5 Axis ) 
  • Cable Drag Chain Bundle
  • 2.2kW Water Cooled Spindle Bundle
  • All Extrusions are M5 Tapped where necessary

Please note: The following parts are not included:

  • MDF Working Table and Drill Bits are not included with this kit. ( This can be purchased at any hardware store ) 
  • Mach3 License is not included with this kit. This License can be purchased directly from the official website.
  • Alternative software can be used at users discretion.

Product Specs:

Nema 23( 2.45N.m) Stepper Motor:

  • NEMA 23 (High Torque)
  • Shaft Size: 1/4″
  • Step Angle: 1.8
  • Holding Torque: 2.45N.m
  • Rated voltage: 3.6 V
  • Rated current: 2.8 A

2.2 kW Water Cooled Spindle Motor:


  • Net weight: 5.3kg
  • Spindle Spec: φ 80 x 215 mm
  • Power: 2.2 kW
  • Voltage: 220 ~250 V or 110 V
  • Frequency: 400 Hz
  • Speed: 0-24000 R/min
  • Water Cooling
  • Run-out off: less than 0.005 mm
  • Grease Lubrication
  • VFD Inverter 2.2 kW 220v
  • Collet: ER20
  • Sizes: 1mm, 2mm, 1/8″, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 1/4″, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 1/2″, 13mm

There are 3 controller options:

  • Arduino GRBL based - Open Source
  • Mach3 NVEM USB based - Mach3 software
  • Offline Controller DDCS v3.1 - Built in software and no need for laptop! however G-code can be imported to the machine.

Arduino GRBL Based Controller contains the following - Complete controller parts as shown below:


The GRBL Driver controller kit comes with:

  •     4 x 4 Core Shielded Cable (use for X Axis, Y Axis, Z Axis and A Axis)
  •     3 x 2 Core Shielded Cable (use for X Axis, Y Axis, Z Axis)
  •     1 x DC Power Cable
  •     1 x Ground Wire
  •     4 x 4 Pin Dupont Wire
  •     3 x 2 Pin Dupont Wire
  •     4 x Terminal Block (5 Pole)
  •     3 x Terminal Block (2 Pole)
  •     1 x E-Stop Switch + E-Stop Cable
  •     3 x Limit Switch Kits
  •     1 x Arduino(Compatible) UNO R3 with USB Cable
  •     1 x CNC shield
  •     4 x Stepper Driver - DRV8825
  •     1 x Fan - 40x40 24V
  •     1 x MEAN WELL Power Supply - 24V 350W

Mach3 NVEM USB based - Mach3 software - Complete controller parts as shown below:



DDCS v3.1 Offline Controller - Complete controller parts as shown below: 

Big Benefit of the offline controller is that you do not need any laptop to operate, it runs independently on it's own and it already has built in software! Excellent Choice!


The DDCS is a 3~4 axes motion controller for stepper and servo systems. DDCS V3.1 is updated from DDCS V2.1 on software and hardware.It combines great power with a tiny footprint and is easy to use.  The highest output pulse per axis is 500KHz.

This provides high control precision for stepper motors and servo motors.

The DDCS numerical control system adopts the ARM+FPGA design framework. ARM controls the human-computer interface and code analysis and the FPGA provides the underlying algorithms and creates the control pulse. This guarantees reliable control and easy operation. The internal operating system is Linux based.

The panel layout structure of the DDCS V3.1 is very rational to save space. All operations are controlled by only 17 keys and a comprehensive G code set is supported.

The DDCS can be used for many styles and types of CNC machines. Lathes, Routers, Pick&-Place and Mills are just a few examples. The DDCS operates as a Stand Alone system without the need of a computer. This guarantees high precision, accuracy and reliability.


Complete Installation Guide provided.

Please confirm Availability.

 



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