Not all CNC routers are the same.  Why should you care?

Many providers of routing services are using very basic entry level routers that are made entirely out of aluminum and thin gauge folded steel.  A basic hand-held type router that can be purchased at any large home improvement store is then attached to it and it is called a CNC router. 

Our routers are the highly touted, industrial Onsrud brand - Panel Pro G and Mate Series machines, made in the USA.  These machines are high performance, full production, continuous duty CNC routers that will achieve the cut quality and tight tolerances needed in your parts.

Onsrud Panel Pro Series - 5' x 12' Table

Cutting Capacity

Vast 60" x 144" cutting table with 8" of vertical travel.

12-Position Rotary Tool Changer

Rotary tool changer offers exceptional tooling flexibility.

High Transverse Speeds

Travel speeds of up to 2000 inches per minute.  Competitor machines max out at 400-500 inches per minute.

Massive Cast Iron Construction

Cast iron is more expensive, but it provides up to ten times the damping capacity of steel which is why Onsrud uses cast iron for all major components that support the cutting spindle.

Wide-Stance One-Piece Base

Wide-stance base is machined in one piece to insure "machined-in" accuracy.  With a massive 1/2" thick welded steel tube base, our machine weighs more than 13,000 pounds.  This feature is critical to reducing vibration, providing a precise, rigid platform.

Abundant Vacuum Holding Power

Powerful 42 horse power vacuum pump for holding parts to the table during routing procedures.  This feature is critical in achieving accurately machined parts.  Many competitors do not utilize a vacuum system for holding down material.  Instead, they opt for using a board that is screwed or bolted to their table.  This method is cumbersome and prone to high vibration, resulting in marginal cut quality.

Onsrud Mate Series - 4' x 8' Table 

Cutting Capacity

Efficient 49" x 97" cutting table with over 10 Inches of Z-Axis clearance & 9 inches of Z-Axis stroke.

*4-pole, reversible, 24,000 RPM 12 horsepower high torque spindle.

10-Position Automatic Tool Changer

10 position, aggregate ready, fixed rack style, automatic tool changer.

Using industrial HSK-63F spindle taper and tool holders, with 1 inch (25mm) collet capacity.

High Transverse Speeds

Travel speeds of up to 2500 inches per minute.  Competitor machines max out at 400-500 inches per minute.

Heavy Steel Construction

FEA engineered, heavy-wall, all-steel bridge, vertical columns, & table support base.

Wide-Stance One-Piece Base

Wide-stance base is machined in one piece to insure "machined-in" accuracy.  With a massive 1/2" thick welded base, this machine weighs more than 7,500 pounds.  This feature is critical to reducing vibration, providing a precise, rigid platform. Finite element analysis used in engineering entire frame.

Abundant Vacuum Holding Power

Powerful 18 horse power vacuum pump for holding parts to the table during routing procedures.  This feature is critical in achieving accurately machined parts.  Many competitors do not utilize a vacuum system for holding down material.  Instead, they opt for using a board that is screwed or bolted to their table.  This method is cumbersome and prone to high vibration, resulting in marginal cut quality.