The STEPCRAFT Q-SERIES
The STEPCRAFT Q-Series sets new standards in the computer-aided individual and serial production. The powerful CNC System unites efficiency, precision, and quality with modern design. Thanks to innovative solutions and smart technology, Q-Series machines are designed to meet the demanding needs of industrial applications. Contact is for a quote today! (203) 556-1856 option #2
Q.204 CNC System
The Q.204 has a full 24"x 48" (2x4 foot) work area with 7" of Z height. *Shown here with optional structural steel welded machine stand and ATC-2200 Automatic Tool Changer, tool rack, and tool holders.
Q.404 CNC System
The Q.404 has a 48" x 48" (4x4 foot) work area with 7" of Z height. The Q.404 has structural steel welded machine stand included. *Shown here with optional ATC-2200 Automatic Tool Changer, tool rack, and tool holders.
Q.408 CNC System
The Q.408 has a 48" x 96" (4x8 foot) work area with 7" of Z height. The Q.408 has structural steel welded machine stand included. *Shown here with the optional ATC-2200 Automatic Tool Changer, tool rack, and tool holders.
THREE MACHINE SIZES
The Q-Series offers optimal precision and extreme reliability in the manufacturing and processing of high quality work-pieces. For this purpose, the machine frame has been reinforced with up to ten crossbars along with the addition of steel components used on constructional, highly-stressed areas. Additionally, the solid drive units provide a high level of operating efficiency which is reflected in repeatability and backlash of +/- 0,015 mm.
Reinforced Machine Frame
Up to ten crossbars out of aluminum extrusions serve to reinforce the machine frame consistently in a distance of 280 mm along the Y-axis. This stabilizes the frame and creates an ideal supporting surface for the machine table.
In the development of the Q-Series we at STEPCRAFT relied on using steel components on constructional highly-stressed areas in order to ensure high force distribution on all axes. Thus, the gantry uprights, for example, consist of a 5-layered, powder-coated steel construction.
Solid Drive Unit
The drive unit on the Y-axis consists of up to two actively-cooled stepper motors on both sides, which move the ball screw drives including revolving nuts. This ensures maximum agility, reliability and precision.
Design & Function
As a modern CNC machine, the Q-Series excels at combining design and function. This can be seen in the intelligent mix of heavy-duty STEPCRAFT aluminum extrusions and steel components, but also in the easy maintenance access of the linear guides and the Z-axis. This way, the Q-Series optimally combines innovative solutions with modern industrial design.
Concealed Cable Routing
The STEPCRAFT Q-Series contains exceptionally reliable and durable IGUS quality lines with a suitability for 10 million bending cycles. These are safely and concealed routed through the CNC machine via energy chains.
Intelligent Mix of Materials
One of the great advantages of the Q-Series lies in the smart combination of heavy-duty STEPCRAFT aluminum extrusions and steel components, thus, ensuring rigidity and lowest vibration through a high weight.
All control and signal lines of the fully wired Q-Series converge in the on-board junction box on the X-axis. Whether tools, electronics or accessories, in the juction box additional signal-dependent components can be connected comfortably with the machine.
Universal Z-Tool Holder
In order to support the usage of a multitude of tools, the Z-axis has been equipped with six T-slots. This way, it is also possible to variably adjust the height of the tool holder.
All-Steel Motion System®
The STEPCRAFT Q-Series features a proprietary All-Steel Motion System®. This linear guide system uses ∅ 20 mm hardened steel shafts which provides smooth and precise movements and a robust construction. Furthermore, All-Steel
Motion System® is extremely insensible to dust and dirt and, thus, very maintenance-friendly.
Our OneTech quality philosophy guarantees that each CNC machine has been completely handcrafted and checked by the designated STEPCRAFT technician. Only after successful testing of all functionalities will a system of the STEPCRAFT Q-Series be released and marked with the Our OneTech quality seal.
The innovative technology and first class components of the Q-Series allow for the time- and cost-efficient manufacturing and machining of workpieces while reliably producing high-precision milling results with a multitude of different materials.
With production speeds of up to 12 m/min a large variety of materials such as woods, plastics, aluminum, brass, carbon, and composites can be efficiently and precisely processed.
The CNC systems of the STEPCRAFT Q-Series can be individually customized with optional accessories, from the spindle, to the full aluminum T-slot table, to the vacuum adapter/dust boot, to a keyboard/monitor stand! (attaches to the steel base stand - which is included on Q.404 and Q.408 machines, but optional on the Q.204) and more!