Biesse debuts two new CNC machines

12_tools_techniquesBiesse America introduced two CNC machines at IWF 2012: the Rover J for smaller shops and Klever 1224G for production shops.

“The Rover J is ideal for smaller custom woodworkers because it is a machine that has a lot of advanced technology and the price is very affordable,” says sales manager Cesare Magnani.

With a base price of $52,000, the entry-level machine offers features to cover a broad range of nesting applications such as making cabinet components and doors. The price point was achieved by providing a hand-held DSP numerical controller instead of a built-in controller, according to Magnani.

“The controller is very user-friendly that makes it easy to do a lot of operations like tooling setup, launching programs and so forth.”

Available with table sizes of 4’ x 8’ and 5’ x 10’, the machine also features a seven-position tool changer and 15-hp electro-spindle that ranges from 3,000 to 24,000 rpm.

27_pro_shopThe Klever CNC router is ideal for panel processing and cabinet and furniture component manufacturing. It moves much faster for higher production shops and features a built-in controller for programming at the machine.

Available in many variations, the Klever has a base price of about $60,000. Entirely PC-based, it features helical rack-and-pinion drives for both the X and Y axis, plus vacuum and mechanical clamping options, according to Magnani.

Also significant to the Klever is a stop-and-go function where, if the machine stops during the execution of a program, it can be restarted from where it was interrupted.

Contact: Biesse America. Tel: 877-824-3773. www.biesseamerica.com

This article originally appeared in the November 2012 issue.