A3RTCmi2 High Performance Combined Router and Lathe

Code: BA3RTCmi2

Bench top high performance combined router and lathe specifically designed for educational and training installations.

The PC controlled Boxford A3RTCmi2 combined High Speed Router and Lathe is ideally suited to a classroom environment and offers the ideal solution for high tech. education and training requirement’s. Operating on IBM/100% compatible computers, the inclusive user-friendly software has routines for Computer Aided Design [CAD] at both simple and sophisticated levels and will process the drawings through to a full machining routine. Also available in extended (Ex) format for that extra machining capacity whilst still passing through a standard single doorway.

Price on application

Unit price: $

How to order:

Email your order to admin@designability.com.au. We will send the goods out with an invoice. To make card payments please call 1300 363 352

CNC Features

  • The Boxford software is an integrated suite of powerful CAD/CAM tools.
  • The CAD includes the handling of most text fonts with excellent manipulation routines. Drawings from other CAD applications can also be imported and processed.
  • A full 3D simulation of the manufacturing process, including a cycle time, can be shown enabling work to be proven without the need for trial runs on the machine.
  • Manual Data Input allows programs to be entered using international Industrial programming conventions.
  • Designed for 3D manufacture, the long Z axis travel allows the machining of tall components.
  • Touch sensitive control panel incorporating illuminated push buttons allows the machines to be operated without a computer.
  • As with all Boxford PC machines, the A3RTCmi2 incorporates hardware capable of continuous 3 axis movement utilising the latest Continuous Path Manufacturing technology. This allows large programs, imported from Major CAD/CAM packages, to be machined extremely efficiently and is an essential machine feature for successful Rapid Prototyping of 3D reliefs.
  • The powerful 1KW High Frequency spindle motor and rigid machine construction allows the use of high material removal rate strategies producing a component throughput lighter machines cannot match. The machine rigidity also allows for the machining of alluminium alloys and brass when in router mode.
  • Active and accurate tool path graphics continuously displayed line by line during program write, test run and manufacture.

Safety Features

  • Full perimeter guarding with interlocking switches on access doors arranged in the positive (safety) mode for spindle stop and feed hold.
  • Overload cut-out on spindle drive.
  • Positive end stops on all axes.
  • Integrated electrical panel with no volt supply protection.
  • Feed rate over-ride.
  • Feed hold.
  • Single block operation.
  • Latching emergency stop button.
  • Power on indicator lamp.
  • Low voltage control circuitry.
  • Mandatory simulation required for new programs before machining cycle can be commenced. Step by step execution of graphics in advance of cut in machining cycle.

Machine Specification

    Precision ground linear slides on all axes. Sealed Linear ball bearings on all axes. Pre-loaded anti-backlash ball screws on all axes. Three axis simultaneous operation. Fully enclosed see through guarding for safety and improved student viewing. Integrated electrical panel. 80mm diameter 3 jaw chuck Tooling Starter Pack Included. ‘Off-Centred Cam’ Clamping system & T-slot. Unique conversion from router to lathe in 3 minutes.


    Comprehensive boxed set of router bits for 21/2D machining. Set of router bits for 3D machining and Photo engraving. Lathe comprehensive tooling package. Lathe tailstock. 4th axes workpiece rotary indexing fixture (manual or auto). Machine Vice. Vacuum clamping bed (removable) and mobile pump unit. Floating head kit for PCB machining. Dust extraction manifold kit with optional extract unit. Heavy duty wheeled cabinet base with optional computer shelf.

Note:If the Vacuum clamping accessory is purchased, the pump unit can be incorporated into the left hand compartment wheeled cabinet base, eliminating the separate mobile pump unit. The right hand shelved compartment is still available for storage.

Router Mode  
X Axis Travel(Longitudinal) 575mm
Y Axis Travel(Cross) 325mm
Z Axis Travel(Vertical) 130mm
Table Area 750*400mm
Spindle Motor1000 watts
Infinitely Variable Spindle Speeds 8000-23000rpm
Rapid feed rate at 100% 1500mm/min

Lathe Mode  
Spindle Bored to Pass 20mm
Distance Between Centres 230mm
Spindle Motor 380 watts
Infinitely Variable Spindle Speeds 200-2500rpm

Electrics 100/220/240 V 1 Phase
Programmable Feed 0-5000 mm/min
Rapid Feed Rate at 100% 500mm/min

Machine Dimentions

A 1050mm
B 750mm
C 740mm
D 380mm

Machine Weight: 165Kg

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