Meet the All New AutoProcessor 43

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Mar 09, 2022

Tags: Thermwood, New, 3 Axis, Announcements, cabinets, nested based, Furniture, AutoProcessor, AutoProcessor 43

Thermwood's AutoProcessor 43 Machining Center is an all-new complete, nested-based, CNC routing system for machining cabinet boxes, custom furniture and basically any nested type of sheet product.

Thermwood AutoProcessor 43

 

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AutoProcessor 43

The AutoProcessor 43 is fully automatic from labeling and positioning of the sheets, to machining and off-loading the machined parts.

With each cycle, the machine simultaneously and automatically:

  1. Labels each part area on the sheet
  2. Moves and automatically positions the sheet on the table
  3. Machines the material while labeling the next sheet
  4. Simultaneously off-loads the finished parts and reloads the next sheet
  5. Continuously repeats the process

Standard Features

The AutoProcessor 43 is loaded with Standard Features and Optionsap_43_composite_2022.fw

  • 5'x10' (1.5m x 3.0m) Fixed Table
  • Moving Gantry
  • 10 Position Automatic Rotary Tool Change System
  • 12 HP (9kw) ISO Electro Spindle
  • High-Flow Vacuum Table
  • Automatic 6000 LB Lift Table for Loading
  • Simultaneous Automatic Labeling System
  • Automatic Dust Extraction During the Unload Raking Process
  • Automatic Pop Up Pins
  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor
  • Automatic Lubrication System
  • Automatic Sheet Load/Unload System
  • Automatic Sheet Positioning System
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
  • 3D Laser Compensated Axis Alignment
  • SuperControl
  • Control Nesting
  • 5 Spindle Drill Bank (Optional)
  • Unload Sorting Table (Optional)
  • Touch Screen Control (Optional)
  • Made in America

Well Equipped with Features/Options

12 HP Spindle

12 HP (9KW) SPINDLE

A direct driven spindle with a speed range up to 24,000 RPM.  the High Frequency Spindle is cooled with an electric fan for quieter running and contains ceramic bearings for longer life and for less maintenance.  The 12 HP (9kw) spindle provides the user with a heavy duty, precision spindle for high performance and reliability.  Standard

 

 

 

10 Position Rotary Automatic Tool Changer

ROTARY AUTOMATIC TOOL CHANGER

10 Position Rotary Automatic Tool Changer Includes (10) ISO-30 Tool Holders and collets.  Max tool size is 2" (50mm) in diameter and 3.25" (83mm) in length.  Standard (optional HSK63F)

 

 

AUTOMATIC CNC LABELER SYSTEM

AUTOMATIC CNC LABELER SYSTEM

The Automatic CNC Labeler System labels the sheet before the machining operation.  The labels assist with sorting and assembling finished parts.  Optional

 

 

Automatic Load/Unload System

AUTOMATIC LOAD/UNLOAD SYSTEM

Automatically loads sheets up to 60" x 120" (1.5m x 3.0m) to assist operator with unloading the machine and automatically position the sheet.  Each individual sheet is elevated and positioned by a series of programmable vacuum cups.  A steel rake is mounted in front of the router motor and travels with the machine gantry allowing parts to be removed off the front of the table.  Dust extraction/table sweep occurs during the rake process.  Standard

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FIVE SPINDLE DRILL BANK

The drill unit is a vertical boring head with five vertical spindles.  The spindles are on 32mm centers.  The drill unit can be independent.  Optional

 

Vaccum Pump

VACUUM PUMP

Universal Vacuum System is a unique method for holding panels to the table top for machining.  A sheet of MDF is used as a work surface on the top of the table.  The high flow pump vacuums through the work surface, holding the part to the table.  Pumps are available in different sizes.  Optional

About Thermwood Corporation

Thermwood Corporate HeadquartersThermwood is a US based, multinational, diversified CNC machinery manufacturer that markets its products and services through offices in 11 countries. Thermwood is the oldest manufacturer of highly flexible 3 & 5 axis high-speed machining centers known as CNC routers.

Thermwood has also become the technology and market leader in large scale additive manufacturing systems for thermoplastic composite molds, tooling, patterns and parts with its line of LSAM (Large Scale Additive Manufacturing) machines that both 3D print and trim on the same machine. These are some of the largest and most capable additive manufacturing systems ever produced and are marketed to major companies in the aerospace, marine, automotive and foundry industries as well as military, government and defense contractors.

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

See the Award-Winning Thermwood Cut Center at WMS Toronto!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Oct 21, 2015

Tags: Announcements, Trade Shows, Cut Ready, Cut Center, AutoProcessor, CNC Automation, WMS Show

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).

Cut Center

Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center

Operate as a Cut Center with No Programming

With 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 with CNC Access

If you want to operate the Cut Center as a CNC Router, you can. With CNC Access, you can operate the Cut Center as a CNC router in the traditional manner, running programs generated with virtually any CNC software.  Plus, (using eCabinet Systems software and following specific design protocols), you can custom design products and add them to the Cut Center libraries and then those items can be machined by the Cut Center with no further programming. 

AutoProcessor

Thermwood AutoProcessor 5'x10' CNC RouterThe AutoProcessor 5'x10' is a high-speed, automatic load/unload, heavy-duty CNC routing system for nested based feed through machining.  It is used in nested based production of cabinets, closets and custom furniture. 

Thermwood AutoProcessor 5×10

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Aug 21, 2012

Tags: Thermwood, CNC, Woodworking, Nested Base, 3 Axis, Announcements, Trade Shows, Point of Purchase, CNC Router, High Performance, cabinets, QCore, closets, Furniture, IWF, AutoProcessor, architectural, millwork

Thermwood's latest machine, the AutoProcessor 5x10 - Shown at the 2012 IWF show in Atlanta, GA Booth #5753.

The AutoProcessor 5×10 is a complete solution for Nested Based Panel Processing, Cabinet/Closets, Marine/Boat Building, Furniture Manufacturing, Exhibits/ Store Fixtures, Machining Plastic Sheets and High Volume Cabinet Production. 

With each cycle, the machine first labels the sheet, positions the sheet on the table, machines the material, off-loads the finished parts and then 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 5x10Features:
• Thermwood QCore SuperControl
•5’ x 10’ Working  Table / Moving Gantry
• Rapid Speed  4,200 IPM
• 4000 lb. Lift Table for Loading
• 12 HP HSK Electro-Spindle
• 8 Position Tool Changer
• Automatic Pop-Up Pins
• Automatic Tool Sensor
• Automatic CNC Labeler
• 9 Spindle Drill Bank
• Unload Table 

More information can be found here

Thermwood AutoProcessor 5x10

Thermwood AutoProcessor 5x10

Thermwood AutoProcessor 5x10