With its sleek and modern industrial design, the new Optimus CNC panel processor from AXYZ International grabbed the attention of attendees strolling through the aisles of machinery at IWF 2016.
“We’ve been building routers for over 20 years for other industries, but had no major focus with the woodworking and cabinetmaking industries,” vice president of sales Greg Jenkins says. “We worked with an industrial designer and wanted to focus on building machines for doing cabinetmaking.
“What we really want to focus on is giving customers a local experience. Customers will have the advantage of buying directly from an established manufacturer rather than a third-party supplier and all that this entails in terms of reliability and ongoing technical support.”
Optimus is supported by Cabinet Vision’s Solid Essentials software, which provides design, parts nesting and programming functions.
Optimus is available in three models (4000, 5000 and 6000). Key design features include a heavy-duty steel base, a twin-head routing/drilling carriage and an integrated dust extraction system, according to the company.
Options include a range of high-power spindles and multi-spindle drill heads, a 10-station automatic tool changer and a fully automatic sheet-handling system.
Pricing for the Optimus starts at $90,000.
For information, call 800-361-3408 and visit www.axyz.com.
This article originally appeared in the October 2016 issue.