Why Freedom Machine Tool?
The Freedom Machine Tool CNC line proves that you don’t have to sacrifice quality for cost. It’s possible to have an industrial-quality and value-priced (VPIQ) machine with a Freedom Machine Tool CNC Routers or Orthorout. They are built to go the limit and work all day, manufactured by the same Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) relied upon by the strictest of industries. Don’t be fooled by the low cost – this affordable CNC router is so industrial that you can depend on it to deliver the results for your business every day.
Top grade steel tube and plate are welded together to form the base and bridge framework – this is not a bolted together or aluminum frame. The base is stress relieved prior to machining, and then the base and bridge structures are machined on one of our own custom, large format CNC machining centers to ensure the highest level of mechanical accuracy.
All axes move on 25mm precision profiled rails with recirculating, sealed bearing blocks. Motion on all 3 axes is provided by precision ball screws with anti-backlash ball nuts, mounted in angular contact bearing blocks. The ball screws are driven by brush-less AC servo motors with matching servo amplifiers. The drive system features Fagor closed-loop, brushless AC servo motors, and matching servo amplifiers on all axes.
The FAGOR 8037 Industrial CNC Control is a computer with tunnel vision. All it does is drive the machine tool. It has a color CRT, 256K of eprom memory, 128 megabytes of compact flash hard-disk program memory, and a USB port for transferring programs on a memory stick. It can be configured with a TCP/IP ethernet card and connected to your network. It is not a hobby-type WINDOWS PC control with all the quirks and anomalies of the very unpredictable and, in many cases, unstable, WINDOWS environment. Unlike a PC computer, the FAGOR 8037 is designed to be in dirty machine tool surroundings.
Freedom Machine Tool is proud to offer Vectric CAD / CAM Software as optional features to powerfully equip your complete CNC solution. VCarve Pro is a popular favorite among 2D designers, and Aspire offers all the same approachable benefits as VCarve Pro with the added ability to create, edit and machine in 3D.
Wrench-type spindle options include HSD 5 and 9 HP models with programmable spindle speeds from 2,000 – 18,000 RPM. In the automatic tool change category, we offer 5 HP and 11 HP HSD spindles, programmable up to 24,000 RPM with a 8-position tool rack. The 6th position depends on your desire for an automatic tool height sensor (fits in the 6th tool position). All of our spindles are electric fan-cooled for quiet operation. These widely-used, US-supported, precision spindles are less costly to repair and easier to maintain then the comparable, low quality, imported, liquid-cooled types.
All spindle tool plates are counter balanced to take pressure off of the Z-axis servo motor for smoother operation and long component life. High-quality, robotic-type flexible wiring is used throughout the machine, unlike the cheap wiring seen in many comparably priced CNC routers. Mechanically and electronically, our machines start out very accurate, but if more precision is required laser calibration is available as an option.
Freedom Machine Tool, a division of Diversified Machine Systems (DMS), is located at 1068 Elkton Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907. Diversified Machine Systems has over 30 years of custom CNC machine engineering, innovation and industry experience, including thousands of machine installations at businesses ranging from small workshops to large fortune 500 companies. DMS builds a complete line of 3 axis CNC & 5 axis CNC machines for industries that include woodworking, plastics, aerospace, sign making, medical, consumer electronics, and more. You won’t find a more talented or experienced organization to build your CNC router. The demand for a value-priced, industrial-quality CNC router launched Freedom Machine Tool in 2009 when shops were needing reliable machinery to keep production going. The birth of Freedom Machine Tool, the Patriot product line and the Orthorout for the orthotics industry, is our answer to this challenge. These machines are built to the same standards as larger DMS machines to ensure reliability, accuracy and repeatability.