LEARN ABOUT NORTHWOOD'S EDS CNC STONE ROUTER
In 2001, we were challenged by a customer to build a stone machine. Designing a machine from the ground up enabled us to engineer something built for one purpose; machining stone! Northwood built the first monoblock low profile stone router in the industry. This machine design breakthrough makes loading & unloading parts easy and fast. We also introduced state of the art ball screw drives, FANUC motion controls and Northwood Legacy Engineering to the stone industry. That is a powerful combination.
GROUND BREAKING INNOVATION
Northwood introduced the Extreme Duty Spindle in 2006. Unlike the commonly used electrospindle, the EDS was engineered with stone fabrication in mind. The EDS separates the motor from the spindle, preventing expensive rebuilds that are so common in the world of electrospindles. This design provides a huge amount of torque at low RPM. Leathering slabs will not overload the spindle. We are so confident in our spindle design that we offer a 3 year warranty on it.
REFINEMENT AND PERFECTION
Since the introduction of our first stone router, we have developed many refinements and innovations. These improvements are the byproduct of listening to our customers and constantly striving to refine and perfect the machine.
CNC Stone Machine for Edging, Routing and Polishing in the Countertop Industry.
EDS SERIES MODELS
SW-138EDS - THE INDUSTRY LEADER
This model exceeds the challenging needs of most contemporary stone fabricators. The large work envelope (156" x 96") allows the operator to process an entire slab worth of countertops in one setup. The 138EDS has been the industry standard bearer since it's introduction in 2001. This revolutionary form factor has proven so successful that it is no surprise that many other companies building CNC machines have followed our engineering leadership. View Specifications
SW-158EDS - SUPERSIZED
The 158 was designed from the ground up for the modern stone fabricator who desires an even bigger machine. With a massive work envelope of 180" x 96" and the same quality machine components as the 138EDS. This CNC machine will exceed your expectations. Northwood originally designed the NW-138EDS to accommodate an entire slab. We created this larger version to enable even bigger batches with longer run times. View Specifications
SW-126EDS - COMPACT PERFORMANCE
Our 126 brings the exceptional performance of the popular SW-138EDS to a slightly smaller package without sacrificing machining efficiencies and productivity. It shares the same rigid-frame component machine tool design as the 138EDS in a machine with a slightly smaller footprint which will fit through a ten-foot doorway or modified to fit inside a shipping container for overseas shipping. The machine's large work envelope (144" x 72") is sufficient for natural stone and especially useful in the engineered stone market segment. The machine's 24-tool position automatic tool changer easily handles three complete profiles. View Specifications
CNC stone machine for Milling and Routing in the Natural Stone Industry
The 20HP Fanuc driven spindle options include ISO40 taper as well as ISO50 taper allowing for larger tooling. Thru-the-Spindle tool coolant as well as external halo coolant is utilized to cool the tool.
Static automatic tool changer racks as well as dynamic travel along automatic tool changers are available. This machine comes standard with a 30" (762mm) Z-Ram, but Northwood can accommodate smaller or larger Z-Axis as required for the application.
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- Lasers for positioning parts and pods on the work surface
- Remote control for operation of laser and vacuum systems
- Remote machine control diagnostics
- StoneVision fabrication software & AlphaCAM
- Stone Fabricator Interface (SFI)
- Automatic Tool Management (ATM) Barcode system
- Laser Tool Calibration (LTC) for measuring tooling
- Corrosion Resistant Paint, hardware and rails
- Lifetime phone support and personnel training
- Three year EDS spindle warranty