Meet the Thermwood Model 90 High-Performance 5 Axis CNC Router

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, CNC, CNC Routers, 5 Axis, Model 90, Product Information, Continuous C-Axis Rotation, Impact Resistant Head

Thermwood Model 90 5'x12' 5 Axis CNC Router

Model 90 5'x12' DualTable

The Thermwood Multi-Purpose 90 is a heavy-duty five-axis CNC designed for high-speed trimming and pattern machining, available in single or dual moving aluminum tables.  

This powerful and versatile machine is capable of full five axis simultaneous motions with extremely fast accelerations, and is 3D laser-calibrated to assure the most accurate absolute positioning and repeatability.

Multi-Purpose 90 Available Features:

  1. 12HP HSD Tool Change Spindle (3,000-24,000 RPM larger spindle sizes available)

  2. Single Aluminum Table Sizes available 5'x'5, 5'x'10' and 10'x5'

  1. Dual Aluminum Table Sizes Availalbe 5'x'5, 5'x'10 and 5'x12'
  1. Rapid Speed 3500 IPM
  1. Continuous C-Axis Rotation
  1. Impact Resistant Head 
  1. Moving Aluminum Table
  1. Fixed Gantry
  1. 24" Z Standard (available up to 60")
  1. Full 5 Axis Simultaneous Motion

Thermwood Model 90 Gantry

Thermwood Model 90 Spindle

Multi-Purpose 90 Available Features (continued):

  1. Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  2. 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  3. Thermwood QCore SuperControl
  4. Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  5. 5 Axis Chip Collection
  6. 10 Position Rotary Tool Changer
  7. Enclosure 
  8. Gantry Lighting 
  9. Automatic Axis Alignment Verification
  10. Rack-driven

Thermwood Model 90 Gantry and Spindle

Multi-Purpose 90 Available Features (continued):

  1. Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  2. Three rail system on gantry for greater stability and support

  3. Dual pneumatic counter-balance cylinders

  4. Internal bracing inside gantry for greater stability and support

  5. Fully air-conditioned control cabinet

  6. Multi-Function Gridded Pod Table 

  7. In the Leg Tool Changer

  8. Bar Style Tool Changer

  9. Automatic Tool Length Sensor 

  10. Machine Training and Installation

  11. Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support  

Thermwood Model 90 Automatic Tool Length Sensor

Model 90 Automatic Tool Length Sensor


Thermwood Advanced Technical Features

  • Volumetric 3D Laser Compensation - this compensates for position errors within the three dimensional working envelope of the machine.
  • Fixture Placement Compensation - Allows the user to mechanically locate three points on a fixture during intial program set up which are used as a reference for the QCore SuperControl to automatically align the program to the new fixture location. 
  • Continuous C-Axis Rotation - allows the machine to perform complex motions that require multiple rotations of the C-Axis, and then quickly return to home. Simplifies operations and eliminates the possibility of damaged wire within movable joints (maintenance-free metal contacts provide log life with error-free data communication transmission).
  • Constant Tip Speed Machining - Automatically varies the machine feed speed to allow the tip of the tool to maintain a constant speed.  This feature synchronizes the linear and rotary movements ensuring a constant and smooth cutting motion.
  • Tip Center Rotation - Allows for maintaining tool tip positioning when commanding a rotary axis to move in coordination with two or more linear axes.
  • Impact Resistant Head - A positive locating joint between the axis 5 arm and the rest of the machine.  Decreases the amount of force applied to the head in the event of a collision and diminishes the need to realignment.  Also reduces fixture and spindle damage.
  • Remote Diagnostics - provides direct, live, visual contact from the machine control to Thermwood's Service department with the touch of a button.  Thermwood technicians can diagnose, troubleshoot and configure the control remotely.
  • Advanced Communications - Communication features available between the operator and the Thermwood QCore SuperControl allow the operator to electronically search programming and maintenance manuals, view maintence videos, error reporting, maintenance tracking and dynamic exploded assembly drawings.
  • Single Source Service - thermwood factory service for both the CNC Control System and the CNC Machine.  One phone number to call.
  • Control Upgrades - On-going control upgrades.  The evolution and latest features of our control system are available at www.thermwood.com.

    Thermwood Model 90 Single Table 5'x12'

Model 90 Single Table 5'x12'

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Thermwood Cut Center Impressions - Bednark Inc. and Byrne Custom Woodworking

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Apr 07, 2016

Tags: CNC, 3 Axis, CNC Router, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Video, Testimonials

Thermwood's Award Winning Cut Ready Cut Center is an all-new alternative to traditional CNC routers for making custom cabinets and furniture with NO programming.  

Here we present a short video featuring two new Thermwood Cut Center owners and their impressions of the machine and its capabilities.  Take a listen to Michael Bednark of Bednark Inc. in Brooklyn, NY and Donovan Mumma of Byrne Custom Woodworking in Lenexa, KS as they discuss their new Cut Centers and what the machine is going to do for each business. 


Jody Wilmes of Thermwood with Troy, Kenny and Michael Bednark of Bednark Inc. in Brooklyn, NY with their new ‪‎Thermwood‬ ‎CutReady‬ ‎Cut Center‬.
Jody Wilmes of Thermwood with Troy, Kenny and Michael Bednark of‬ Bednark Inc. in Brooklyn, NY with their new ‪‎Thermwood‬ ‎Cut Ready‬ ‎Cut Center‬. 
Jody Wilmes of Thermwood with Donovan Mumma of Byrne Custom Woodworking in Lenexa, KS and their brand new ‪‎CutReady‬ ‎Cut Center‬.
Jody Wilmes of Thermwood with Donovan Mumma of Byrne Custom Woodworking in Lenexa, KS and their brand new ‪‎Cut Ready‬ ‎Cut Center‬.

Thermwood Cut Center - make custom cabinets, doors, furniture, closets and much more with No Programming!

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Thermwood Model 67 or Model 90 - Which is Right For You?

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Feb 19, 2016

Tags: CNC, CNC Routers, 5 Axis, CNC Router, Model 90, Model 67

The Thermwood Multi-Purpose Five Axis Series are all great machines for trimming formed parts, patterns and molds using five-axis simultaneous motions, but you may be wondering which one would work best for your specific application?

To help you decide, we'll focus on comparing the Model 67 and Model 90 below.  These heavy-duty moving-table machines are ideal for high-speed trimming and pattern machining, and come in either single or dual table configurations:


Multi-Purpose 67

The Multi-Purpose 67 is an entry-level five axis specifically developed for three-dimensional machining, available with a variety of either single or dual moving aluminum table sizes.

Available Features:

  • Single table sizes from 5'x5' to 10'x5' or dual table sizes from 5'x5' to 5'x12'
  • Moving Solid Aluminum Table/ Fixed Gantry
  • 12HP HSD Tool Change Spindle (3,000-18,000 RPM, larger spindle sizes available)
  • 24' Z axis standard (available up to 48" Z axis)
  • QCore SuperControl
  • Full 5 axis simultaneous motions
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor 
  • Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  • 5 Axis Chip Collection 
  • 10 Position Rotary Tool Changer
  • Bar Style Tool Changer
  • In the Leg Tool Changer
  • Remote Start/Stop
  • Gantry Lighting
  • Continuous C Axis with Impact Resistant Head
  • Machine Training and Installation
  • Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support 

 

Thermwood Model 67 5'x12' Dual Table CNC Router

Model 67 5'x12' Dual Moving Tables


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Multi-Purpose 90

The Multi-Purpose 90 is a heavy-duty five-axis designed for high-speed trimming and pattern machining, available in single or dual moving aluminum tables.  It is capable of full five axis simultaneous motions with extremely fast accelerations.

Available Features:

  • 12HP HSD Tool Change Spindle (3,000-24,000 RPM larger spindle sizes available)
  • Continuous C-Axis
  • Impact Resistant Head 
  • Moving Aluminum Table
  • Fixed Gantry
  • 24" Z Standard (available up to 60")
  • Full 5 Axis Simultaneous Motion
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Thermwood QCore SuperControl
  • Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  • 5 Axis Chip Collection
  • 10 Position Rotary Tool Changer
  • Enclosure 
  • Gantry Lighting 
  • Multi-Function Gridded Pod Table 
  • In the Leg Tool Changer
  • Bar Style Tool Changer
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor 
  • Machine Training and Installation
  • Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support 

 

Thermwood 5 Axis Model 90 Dual Table 5'x10' CNC Router

Model 90 5'x10' Dual Moving Tables


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Is a Thermwood Cut Center Right for Me?

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Tags: CNC, CNC Routers, CNC Router, Free, Cut Ready, Cut Center, CNC Access, Affordable, Arkansas Wood Doors, Impressions

Thermwood Cut Center - No Programming Required

Thermwood Cut Center Nesting Drawer Boxes

The Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center is an exciting alternative to traditional CNC routers for making a wide variety of products including cabinets, closets, furniture, doors, drawers and much more.  Just tell the machine what you what to make and it does it...it is that simple!  NO programming is required.

Other CNC Routers - Lots of Programming Required

Every CNC router, regardless of price, has one thing in common..it must be programmed. You will need a CNC programmer. A typical CNC programmer will cost you more each month than the payment on a Thermwood Cut Center, which does not need CNC programs or CNC programmer

So, even if a machine was FREE, it would still cost you more than a Thermwood Cut Center, and in a few years the Cut Center payments go away while your programmer costs most likely will go up.

"Maybe I'll Just Program it Myself..."

Thermwood Cut Center - No Programming!Good luck! CNC routers require a constant stream of programs to run. Solving problems, like damaged or scrapped parts or defects in material means even more CNC programs. Programming custom cabinets on a CNC router is a full time job….good thing you have nothing else to do! 

And then there’s software. Cheap cabinet software is limited and difficult. It takes more time which means more money. Really good software can cost as much, or more than your cheap router.

And there’s scrap. You will have one or more partial sheets left from each job. Regardless of what they tell you, it is so difficult, complex and expensive to add this to new jobs that virtually everyone just throws it away. With the Cut Center, you just scan the label on any extra material lying around and it is added to the job, automatically. This can mean a lot of money saved at the end of the year. 

Thermwood Cut Center - Get Into Production Quickly

Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center

Also, it is likely you will be in full production with a Thermwood Cut Center in about a half a day. A CNC router can take as much as six months to program and get to that point. A half a day or a half a year? There is serious cost associated with that half a year.

Other CNC Routers - Not So Cheap After All

When you consider everything, a cheap router isn’t so cheap after all. In fact, to match a Thermwood Cut Center they would have to pay YOU to use their router. 

Instead of looking for the cheapest possible CNC router, do this thing right, get a Thermwood Cut Center….your life will be better and you will make more money.

What our Cut Center Customers Think...


More about the Thermwood Cut Center:

Operate as a Cut Center with No Programming

Operate Thermwood Cut Center as a CNC Router or a Cut Center

Thermwood Cut Center Product SelectionWith the award-winning Thermwood Cut Center, there are no computers or design software. Everything is already in the machine. There is no programming. The cut center doesn’t need a computer to tell it how to move because it already knows how to make cabinets. Just tell it what you want to make, and it does it - it is that simple!  

Operate as a CNC Router

Also, you can operate the system as a CNC router in the traditional manner, running programs generated with virtually any CNC software. Thermwood has created a simple way to switch between operating as a CNC router and operating as a Cut Center to assure that all machine parameters are properly reset and that the standard Cut Center tooling is properly installed, checked and ready to run.

Operate as a Cut Center or as a CNC Router - the best of both worlds!  

 

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Thermwood Heavy-Duty High-Performance Multi-Purpose Model 45

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Tags: CNC, CNC Routers, Nested Base, 3 Axis, CNC Router, Cabinet, Model 45, Solid Wood, Phenolic, Display Fixtures

The Thermwood Multi-Purpose 45 is a heavy-duty, high-performance three axis CNC router available in either single or dual spindles with optional rotary axis used in the machining of cabinets, solid wood, millwork, phenolic, display fixtures and much more.

dual_spindle_m45_lg

Features of the Model 45:

  • Fixed table sizes from 5'x5' to 7'x12'
  • Optional Rotary Axis
  • Moving Gantry
  • Single or Dual 12P HSD Spindle (3,000-24,000RPM)
  • 4 Position Bar Style Automatic Tool Changer
  • Optional Single or Dual 18HP HSD Spindle Available
  • Optional 5-Position At-the-Head AutomaticTool Changer Available
  • Optional Nemi Pod System Available
  • Automatic Lubrication (optional)
  • QCore SuperControl
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor (optional)
  • Machine Training and Installation
  • Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support   

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  • 4 Position Bar Style Automatic Tool Changer

Thermwood Heavy-Duty AutoProcessor in a Customer's Shop

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Tags: CNC, CNC Routers, CNC Router, Auto Labeling, AutoProcessor, Auto Unload, Auto Load

The Thermwood AutoProcessor is a high-speed, automatic load/unload, heavy-duty three-axis CNC routing system for nested based feed through machining.  Available in a variety of machine table sizes, it is used in nested based production of cabinets, closets and custom furniture. 

Thermwood AutoProcessor

How it Works:

With each cycle, the machine simultaneously labels one sheet while positioning and machining the other sheet.  It then off-loads the finished parts while loading the next sheet and repeats the process. Dust collection during this process keeps scrap and debris to a minimum.Labels help the operator to quickly sort the parts, and Assembly Marks help final assembly happen quickly and easily.

Thermwood AutoProcessor 5'x10' in a Customer's Shop:


Features of the Thermwood AutoProcessor:

  • Various Table Sizes Available (5'x10', 5'x12' and 7''x12')
  • Automatic Load/Unload System (6000 lb automatic lift table for loading and a steel offload/work table)
  • 12HP (3,000-24,000 RPM) Spindle
  • Universal Vacuum 
  • Rake w/Integrated Dust Collection
  • Rapid Speed:  4100 Inches per minute
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • 10 Position Rotary Automatic Changer
  • Automatic Pop-Up Pins
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor
  • Automatic Labeling System
  • QCore SuperControl
  • Machine Training and Installation
  • Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support 

Drawings:

Thermwood AutoProcessor - Front View

Thermwood AutoProcessor - Side View

Thermwood AutoProcessor - Top View

Thermwood Cut Center - The Best of Both Worlds!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Jan 13, 2016

Tags: CNC, CNC Routers, CNC Router, Free, Cut Ready, Cut Center, CNC Access, Affordable, Arkansas Wood Doors, Impressions, Bednark Studio

Operate as a Cut Center

Thermwood Cut Center Nesting Drawer BoxesThe Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center is an alternative to traditional CNC routers for making a wide variety of products including cabinets, closets, furniture, doors, drawers and more.  Just tell the machine what you what to make and it does it...it is that simple!  NO programming is required.

Operate as a CNC Router

Also, you can operate the system as a CNC router in the traditional manner, running programs generated with virtually any CNC software. Thermwood has created a simple way to switch between operating as a CNC router and operating as a Cut Center to assure that all machine parameters are properly reset and that the standard Cut Center tooling is properly installed, checked and ready to run.

What our Customers Say...

Other CNC Routers - Programming Required?

Every CNC router, regardless of price, has one thing in common..it must be programmed. You will need a CNC programmer. A typical CNC programmer will cost you more each month than the payment on a Thermwood Cut Center, which does not need CNC programs or CNC programmers.

So, even if a machine was FREE, it would still cost you more than a Thermwood Cut Center, and in a few years the Cut Center payments go away while your programmer costs most likely will go up. 

Get Into Production Quickly

Thermwood Cut Center Product SelectionAlso, it is likely you will be in full production with a Thermwood Cut Center in about a half a day. A CNC router can take as much as six months to program and get to that point. A half a day or a half a year? There is serious cost associated with that half a year.

Not So Cheap After All

When you consider everything, a cheap router isn’t so cheap after all. In fact, to match a Thermwood Cut Center THEY would have to pay YOU to use their router. 

Instead of looking for the cheapest possible CNC router, do this thing right, get a Thermwood Cut Center….your life will be better and you will make more money.

The Bottom Line...

Don't have extensive programming experience?  Have programming experience and want both the flexibility of a CNC router and the ease of use of a Cut Center?  Looking for a machine that will grow with your business?  Then Thermwood's Cut Ready Cut Center with new "CNC Access" is the machine for you!  


Bednark Studio of Brooklyn, NY with their new Thermwood Cut Center
(Back row), Troy, Jody Wilmes of Thermwood, Kenny and Michael (front row) of Bednark Studio in Brooklyn, NY with their new Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center at their shop.
Cody, John, Christina and Alberto of ‪‎Arkansas Wood Doors‬ with their new ‪‎Thermwood‬ ‎CutReady‬ ‎Cut Center‬ at their shop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cody, John, Christina and Alberto of ‪‎Arkansas Wood Doors‬ in Pottsville, AR with their new ‪‎Thermwood‬ ‎CutReady‬ ‎Cut Center‬ at their shop.
 
Donovan Mumma of Byrne Custom Woodworking‬ in Lenexa, KS with Jody Wilmes of Thermwood and their new ‪‎Thermwood‬ ‎CutReady‬ ‎Cut Center‬ at their shop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
Donovan Mumma of Byrne Custom Woodworking‬ in Lenexa, KS with Jody Wilmes of Thermwood and their new ‪‎Thermwood‬ ‎CutReady‬ ‎Cut Center‬ at their shop.

Thermwood Cut Center - make custom cabinets, doors, furniture, closets and much more with No Programming!

 

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Cut Center Impressions - Arkansas Wood Doors

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Dec 15, 2015

Tags: CNC, CNC Routers, CNC Router, Cut Ready, Cut Center, CNC Access, Affordable, Arkansas Wood Doors, Impressions

Thermwood's Award Winning Cut Ready Cut Center is an all-new alternative to traditional CNC routers for making custom cabinets and furniture with NO programming.  

Here we present a short video featuring John Allan of Arkansas Wood Doors in Pottsville, AR as he discusses his new Cut Center and what the machine is going to do for his business.


Cody, John, Christina and Alberto of ‪‎Arkansas Wood Doors‬ with their new ‪‎Thermwood‬ ‎CutReady‬ ‎Cut Center‬ at their shop.
 
Cody, John, Christina and Alberto of ‪‎Arkansas Wood Doors‬ with their new ‪‎Thermwood‬ ‎CutReady‬ ‎Cut Center‬ at their shop.

Thermwood Cut Center - make custom cabinets, doors, furniture, closets and much more with No Programming!

Looking for the Cheapest Possible CNC Router...How About Free?

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Oct 28, 2015

Tags: CNC, CNC Router, Free, Cut Ready, Cut Center, WMS Show, Cheap, CNC Access, Affordable

Programming Required?

Thermwood Cut CenterEvery CNC router, regardless of price, has one thing in common..it must be programmed. You will need a CNC programmer. A typical CNC programmer will cost you more each month than the payment on a Thermwood Cut Center, which does not need CNC programs or CNC programmers.

So, even if a machine was FREE, it would still cost you more than a Thermwood Cut Center, and in a few years the Cut Center payments go away while your programmer costs most likely will go up. 

I'll Program it Myself

Good luck! CNC routers require a constant stream of programs to run. Solving problems, like damaged or scrapped parts or defects in material means even more CNC programs. Programming custom cabinets on a CNC router is a full time job….good thing you have nothing else to do! 

And then there’s software. Cheap cabinet software is limited and difficult. It takes more time which means more money. Really good software can cost as much, or more than your cheap router.

And there’s scrap. You will have one or more partial sheets left from each job. Regardless of what they tell you, it is so difficult, complex and expensive to add this to new jobs that virtually everyone just throws it away. With the Cut Center, you just scan the label on any extra material lying around and it is added to the job, automatically. This can mean a lot of money saved at the end of the year. 

Get Into Production Quickly

Thermwood Cut Center Product SelectionAlso, it is likely you will be in full production with a Thermwood Cut Center in about a half a day. A CNC router can take as much as six months to program and get to that point. A half a day or a half a year? There is serious cost associated with that half a year.

Not So Cheap After All

When you consider everything, a cheap router isn’t so cheap after all. In fact, to match a Thermwood Cut Center they would have to pay YOU to use their router. 

Instead of looking for the cheapest possible CNC router, do this thing right, get a Thermwood Cut Center….your life will be better and you will make more money.


See the Cut Center at WMS 2015!

The 2015 WMS Show (November 5th-7th) promises to be an exciting opportunity to visit Toronto and see the very latest technology from Thermwood! 

Like the award winning Thermwood Cut Center (make virtually anything a cabinet shop would want to make - with no programming), as well as the AutoProcessor 5'x10' (a high-speed, automatic load/unload, heavy-duty CNC routing system for nested based feed through machining).

CNC AutomationPlease come and visit us at CNC Automation booth #2013. Click this link (use promo code CNCAUT15) to obtain passes to the show on behalf of CNC Automation (exclusive Canadian Thermwood dealer).

Thermwood Model 77 for Large Format Composite, Aerospace, Pattern/Mold Machining

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Tags: Thermwood, CNC, 5 Axis, Announcements, CNC Router, Model 77, manufacturing

The Thermwood Multi-Purpose Five Axis Series combines all the elements needed for trimming of large aerospace and composite materials as well as machining large format patterns and molds/plugs for the aviation and defense industries.

Here we look at the Thermwood Model 77.  This heavy-duty, high-speed, moving gantry machine is ideal for machining large applications utilizing heavy fixtures.

Lenny and Mike with their newly installed Thermwood Model 77 5'x10' 5 Axis CNC Router

Lenny and Mike with their newly installed Model 77 5’x10’ 5 Axis CNC router featuring an enclosed overhead cap cover, 10 position rotary automatic tool changer, 36" Z Axis, gantry lighting system, access doors, Nemi pod table and rear dust extraction booth.

Thermwood Model 77 5x10 CNC Router


Features:

  • 12HP HSD Tool Change Spindle (3,000-24,000 RPM Spindle) (other spindles available)
  • Impact Resistant 5 Axis Head 
  • 36" Z (other sizes available)
  • 10 Position Rotary Tool Change System
  • Full 5 Axis Simultaneous Motion
  • Fixed Drill and Tapped Aluminum Table
  • Conventional Style Vacuum Plumbing
  • Heavy Duty Access Doors
  • Gantry Lighting
  • Overhead Cover Cap
  • Rear Dust Extraction Booth
  • Tool Center Point Programming (TCP)
  • Rapid Speed: 3500 inches per minute
  • Moving Gantry
  • Thermwood Q Core SuperControl
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • Volumetric 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor
  • Chip Collection
  • Multi-Function Nemi Pod Table
  • Machine Training and Installation
  • Free Lifetime Phone/Forum Support 
Model 77 Options

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