CNC ranking 2024, Which machines are worth buying?

This ranking is dedicated to showing the advantages and functions of Sentinel CNC machine tools.

Machine tool or plotter what do you gain?

PLOT Electronics CNC Machine Factory is one of 10 companies honoured as a company that has a direct impact on the Polish Economy in terms of production and the technological solutions offered. Machines manufactured by the CNC Machine Factory are fully adapted to the requirements of the Industry 4.0. The multi-tasking system, which depends on the units you have, saves you money because you don't have to buy many cnc machines - one Sentinel N-series machine tool replaces many different ones whenever you want. You can do everything with a high-tech design, with extraordinary rigidity you can machine the most durable materials, machining steel, cutting materials of considerable thickness, stone granite - all these materials are within your machining reach. In uncertain times, you don't have to buy old solutions from the outdated lines of CNC machine manufacturers. You are free to work with a range of possibilities that you don't have to have right away and can buy up when you need to without worrying about your production future simply by buying up possibilities.

Best CNC machine tool

The Sentinel is best CNC machine tool according to the ranking of CNC machines 2022 and 2023

This is all thanks to the patented invention of the Hybrid Monolith
Innovative cnc machine building technology

Hybrid Monolith™ - hybrid cnc machine design

Since 2005, the CNC Machine Factory has been the only company in Europe to use a process to stiffen its structures, after which the door of the structure achieves o 1250% higher material performance compared to traditional machine tools and robots on the market. The most significant advantage of the hybridisation process is the extraction of the best characteristics of super materials. The direct result is an extraordinary stiffness, vibration damping, lightness and strength industrial robot. CNC Machine Factory's machine tools are the only ones in Europe with this innovative hybridisation technology. The entire door including the bases is flooded with a special reinforcement. The unique filling creates a monolith. As a result of laboratory tests, the resistance of the structure was found to be 12.5 times more resistant to torsion and deformation mechanical, compared to other CNC machine tools and industrial robots. This has a direct impact on the speed and quality of the workpieces being produced, enabling precise machining of materials such as steel and iron, increasing the speed of processing 'light' materials, i.e. sponge, plastics, foam. An industrial robot with this design and characteristics becomes a powerful a multi-creator machine.

Durability of machine tools and plotters

Rigid Hybrid construction

Thanks to the rigidity achieved through the use of technology Hybrid Monolith™- HM™., the range of workpiece materials for machine tools and large machines is expanding.

  • Thanks to the lightweight constructions - production time is reduced and the service life of the mechanical system is increased.

  • Thanks to its properties vibration damping - greater accuracy and consistency of parameters is achieved.

  • Thanks to sustainability - the service life of the entire machine is increased, which makes the investment more worthwhile and the customer buys peace of mind along with the machine.

Wide range of applications

Multi-material machining Multifunctionality of cnc applications

Industrial robots from our factory differ from other machines available on the market, in their idea of operation. They should be regarded as manipulators Industry 4.0 able to perform tasks depending on the head it has. The robot is able to perform many processes: Milling, Cutting, Bigging, Marking, Stamping, Punching, Stamping, Applying, Gluing, etc. The main function is milling of materials ranging from "light" materials such as sponge, polystyrene, cardboard, plastic and wood to "heavy" materials such as foam, cardboard, plastic and wood. steel, iron. Thanks to the universal properties of the machines, you can produce and manufacture on them goods hitherto unknown to you and become an important producer in a hitherto undiscovered product manufacturing process by joining the ranks of entrepreneurs Industry 4.0. Our existing customers (click here to view their realisations), thanks to industrial robots from our CNC Machine Factory, they have developed industries including the medical industry by producing medical equipment i medical prostheses, manufacturing industry (shipyards) supporting the production of the most complex and heavy steel structures. There is a reason why Sentinel is an industrial robot, a steel machine recommended by the Minister of Development.

  • Steel

  • Aluminium

  • Wood

  • Composites

  • Gaskets

  • Stone

  • Cartons

We have a wide range of materials at our disposal and are able to demonstrate the work of the machine on the material of the customer's choice on request.

We have a wide range of materials at our disposal and are able to demonstrate the work of the machine on the material of the customer's choice on request.

Expansion of cnc accessories

Multi-head machine - quick machine changeover

Another unique feature of our machines is multitude of tools possible to use in the machining process. This ranges from simple and typical tools used in industrial robots and CNC machines, i.e. drills, various types of milling cutters to heavy and complex machining heads, 4th axis on a spindle, angle heads, oscillating heads, cutting heads, and creasing heads. We are the author and manufacturer of oscillating head i creeping (catalogue of available heads is available in our CNC shop) and our many years of experience in the industry enable us to produce them ensuring best performance of all those available on the market. The components used eliminate mechanical problems guaranteeing long and efficient operation even under the heaviest loads. The tool changing process is also an important component of the industrial robot. Thanks to the use of a specially designed tool magazine and fast passes of the machine, the time required to change the tool is reduced to minimum providing peace and comfort operator. All heads are compatible with our tool stock so weight, type, type and size of tool is not an issue when robotic tool changing.

Control and Precision

5D machine control - Each machine tool has multi-axis control

CNC Machine Factory equips every industrial robot with a high-tech control system, which is the heart of the machine. It is responsible for communication between the user's interactions and the machine, generating the timing and direction signals of the stepper motors. The more technologically advanced the controller is, the more working with the machine is more precise, faster and minimises human error. The controllers we implement in CNC machines are unrivalled in the ranks of CNC machines and extend the capabilities of any machine tool operator. Thanks to a proprietary solution - connecting the control system with servo drives via a communication protocol PLINK Ethernet has succeeded in increasing the transmission speed between the interpolator and the servo drive to a cycle of 50 μs, which translates into a high sampling rate of the controllers (position fixes) not worse than 50μs (20kHz). The use of numerous technological solutions allows the controller to support 5-axis control with dual drive in the X2 or Y2 axis.

Intuitive operation of plotters and machine tools

Machine operation - intuitive approach, fault-tolerant

The operation and control of industrial machine tools is possible from a control panel located directly on the machine or by using a wired remote control module called the Sentinel. To ensure operator comfort and flexibility, each machine is equipped with a wireless communication system -. WiFi. This makes it possible to modern and innovative control method involving remote operation of the machine by using a laptop, tablet, smartphone or external computer. For this purpose, we provide special software for these devices, which allows you to operate and maintain control of the machine from anywhere in the world (internet access required). Thanks to a series of training courses at our company headquarters in the Masuria region, any beginner can become an operator by learning basic as well as advanced machining techniques. We make available training materials allow you to further develop your CNC knowledge and implement new ideas in the industrial market.

Robotisation and automation

Applying the IoT system - another step towards robotisation

Our system is widely used in the operation of the CNC machine and its auxiliary equipment. IoT. We implement it as an additional and alternative technology operation and monitoring CNC robot. This system enables the machine's environment to be continuously monitored by measuring temperature, pressure, humidity and also the chemical composition of the air in order to ensure as best conditions for the machine operator and the material being processed at the time. Exceeding the set measurement parameters triggers an alarm, which can be received via a smartphone, tablet or computer wherever we are (internet access required). System IoT It also allows the selective switching off and on of machine components, so that the operator can keep the continuous monitoring above the machine. The industrial robot in the series Sentinel is ready for Industry 4.0. Does your existing machine tool meet these criteria?

Accurate Measurements

Measuring systems and sensors - workpiece accuracy

The measuring systems in the industrial robots manufactured by the CNC Machine Factory are precise and demanding sensors, whose accuracy, the accuracy of the information as well as the method and speed of data transmission to the control unit determine the the accuracy of the machine and testifies to its of the highest quality among the machines available on the CNC market. Thanks to the use of proprietary technology connection of the sensors to the control system, they are able to transmit measurements with an accuracy of 0.01mm - This includes measuring processes such as tool length, material thickness, speed, distance travelled, angle of rotation and zero point. Thanks to the use of such precise measuring elements in the machine, we are able to ensure the highest accuracy when processing any type of material - from sponge to steel. Industry 4.0 is a revolution in industrial robotisation and we are ready for it.

Fastening systems

Advanced workpiece clamping systems - your convenience

The way in which the material to be machined is clamped and positioned on the machine determines the speed and quality the work of the industrial robot and security operator work. Our robots use advanced material clamping methods, depending on the customer's requirements. A good machine for steel and wood should be equipped with a hybrid vacuum table. Industrial robots of the series Sentinel use a vacuum system to hold any type of material offering the operator peace of mind and certainty during machining operations. The vacuum table can be sectioned so that the operator can position the workpiece freely and ensure the best possible hold. In addition to proper clamping, when designing our industrial robots, we took great care to ensure that the material is positioned correctly on the table. To this end, we use base pinswhich can be easily controlled from the control panel. On machines in the series Sentinel There was also an optional, intelligent video positioning system. The programme's algorithms read the image from the camera, recognising the placement of the material, and adjust the drawing in real time to the size and placement of the material on the table. This saves time and makes working with the machine simple and intuitive. Such additions make the machine fast and precise.

Durability of machine tools and plotters

Software - the second heart of the machine

When creating industrial robots, we are guided above all by the assurance of speed of operation and trouble-free performance control software by implementing solutions Industry 4.0. We only use proven components that will not let the machine operator down even in the most demanding moments of interaction with the machine. Thanks to the use of the latest generation of processors and super-fast M.2 SSD drives, we are able to guarantee the speed and reliability of the control unit. All the devices that we attach to the machines are controlled by a single programme which makes the The Sentinel highly intuitive industrial robot. Graphical interaction with the user is made possible by the software cncGraF offering min:

  • Intelligent correction of material height by scanning the work surface,

  • Integrated CAD module,

  • Path optimisation with a smoothness function increasing the speed of curved journeys,

  • 4 and 5 axle operation,

  • Complete 2D/3D visualisation of the workpiece,

  • Correction tool with graphic preview,

  • Integrated G-Code text editor,

  • Z2 rotary axis support and much more.

AI algorithms automatically adjust speeds to the curve ensuring smooth running of the machine and reducing "jerking" with erroneous data. The control system, thanks to its precision and such low latency (communication PLINK) is one of the best, ensuring reliable operation and the latest firmware updates ensure operator safety and peace of mind.

Security systems

Machine safety systems - The machine is your friend

The safety features used on our industrial robots are state-of-the-art, multi-level systems that maximise the guarantee work safety operator. The control software incorporates a number of options to ensure safety. The programme allows the creation of safety zones and exclusion areas. If predefined limit parameters are exceeded, the machine stops immediately. This will enable even a novice CNC operator to produce without specialised knowledge. Entering inappropriate or unauthorised parameters into the programme will prevent the machine from starting and a corresponding message will be displayed on the screen. Emergency stops located on the machine and control panel allow work to be stopped immediately at any time. The design and operation of the barriers is based on advanced sensors optoelectronic and electromagnetic. The reliability of their operation, combined with safety relays, prevents the barrier from being crossed during machine operation. Thanks to these features, the machine meets most safety standards providing each operator with security work.

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