New design features and tool enhancements have been added to the AXYZ Trident print finishing system to extend its automation, performance and configuration capabilities.
The new machine from AAG (AXYZ Automation Group) has a reworked modular solid steel welded frame construction, an expanded range of routing, cutting and creasing tools - including a four-position tangential knife-changer - enhanced dust extraction and spray mister units, AVS (AXYZ Vision System) for optimum material registration and alignment, and a raised gantry height capability for processing materials up to 125mm thick.
The AXYZ Trident is available in four standard sizes (4008, 4010, 5010 and 6010), with processing bed areas ranging from 1,524 x 1,219mm up to 2,159 x 3,048mm, and a length of 1,259mm (customisable up to 15m if required).
It incorporates a multi-purpose processing head comprising a 10HP 24,000rpm quick-release HSD routing spindle and tangential and oscillating knife-cutting units. A narrower carriage also contributes to a 12 per cent reduction in footprint to better accommodate workplaces where space is at a premium.
The new AXYZ Trident is available with a raft of both standard and optional machine tool enhancements which, in addition to those already mentioned, include the latest A2MC machine controller, a live vacuum deck for more efficient material processing and the latest helical rack and pinion drive system.
Trident will handle a wide and diverse range of flexible, semi-rigid and rigid materials. Typically, these include aluminium and aluminium composites (ACM) and other non-ferrous metals, acrylic and associated plastics, laminates, vinyl, foamed (including HDU high-density urethane) and corrugated board, cardboard and paper.
Trident is supplied as standard with Vectric VCarve and optional Aspire design and production software, with the latter enabling more complex 2D and 3D work.