SCM Group says its latest machining center, the Accord 25 FX, was designed with the needs of small- and medium-sized woodworking companies in mind.
Product manager Karl Frey says the five-axis machining center is versatile for making cabinet doors, windows, stairs, tabletops and most applications involving wood-panel processing. It is available with a bars table, multi-function table and 32 or 42 tool changer.
“The most recent development with this machine is it has an automatic table and, with the position of the bars, it clamps automatically. Automation of the table is huge and that automation of a moving a part is much more affordable today. As a result of that automation technology being more affordable it can be used more by custom woodworkers and furniture makers,” Frey says.
The Accord 25 FX has features, parts and accessories from other SCM machines that customers reported useful, according to Frey.
Programming on the machine is done through several program offerings in the Xilog Maestro software suite, developed by SCM. The Maestro 3-D module allows for the programming and five-axis machining of 3-D surfaces. The Maestro WD was developed for the production of door and window frames. The Maestro Pro View simulator provides clients with considerable advantages by previewing the actual machining to be carried out in the machine on the office PC to calculate production times and costs. The Maestro MSL Connector module allows the machine to interface with external management software, according to the company.
The machine is available several configurations to meet a customer’s needs, Frey adds. It has a base price of about $150,000.
Contact: SCM Group North America. Tel: 770-813-8818. www.scmgroupna.com
This article originally appeared in the May 2015 issue.