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ShopBot 5-Axis

The ShopBot 5-Axis CNC router is another demonstration of our technological leadership, as this tool delivers multi-axis capability at an affordable price. The ShopBot 5-Axis is ready for production cutting, drilling, trimming, as well as prototype- and fixture-machining in a large work envelope, with material being accessible from all angles.

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Inventive. Agile. Economical.

Our 5-Axis CNC is built on rigid ShopBot modules with extended height that allows good 5-axis reach. The X axis is a moving table based on ShopBot’s innovative PowerStick system. The Y axis makes use of ShopBot’s precision extruded beam. The practical work envelope of the tool is: 34” (864mm) X (extendable with a longer PowerStick to 82” (2083mm) x 34” (864mm) Y x 24” Z (610mm) (from lowest horizontal machining position to highest vertical position assuming a 1.5” [38mm] cutter).

5-Axis Tool in Action

All 5 axes are powered by advanced technology, closed-loop, alphaStep motors providing production speed and precision. The tool includes a 2.2hp HSD spindle fit to ShopBot’s 5-axis head. The 5-axis head, or wrist, utilizes 2 alphaStep DG motors (from OrientalMotor). These are “hollow rotary actuators” providing a wide rigid base and stable motion for the two additional axes of rotation.

The tool is perfect for 5-axis machining of soft materials such as urethane foams, as well as trimming, drilling, and slotting operations in a variety of materials such as vacuum formed ABS. It is capable of light machining in soft woods, but does not have sufficient rigidity for machining of hard-wood or aluminum.

Fast, closed-loop Vexta alphaStep motors fitted with low-backlash, tapered-hob gear heads on all axes (two on the X axis) -- alphaStep system monitors motor shaft positions to maintain synchronicity between signal and motion.
Tough precision bearings and hardened steel rails on each axis.
Reliable rack-and-pinion power transmission on each axis.
Impressive cutting speeds of up to 600 inches per minute (depending on cutting bit and material) and rapid transit speeds of 1,800 inches per minute.
Sealed Industrial Control Box.
Emergency Stop disconnect switch in the Control Box with integrated and cabled remote Emergency Stop Buttons.
Z-zero Touch-Off Plate and XYZAB Proximity Switches for automatic zeroing.
ShopBot Control System software to run your CNC.
Support Resources and Documentation
Two-year warranty.
Ships fully assembled (including spindle & VFD). It arrives ready to roll out of its crate on its own casters and start work (220VAC single phase or 3 phase power).
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Cut / Movement Area* Footprint (L x W x H)
34” x 34” x 24” 864mm x 864mm x 610mm 42” x 80” x 112.5” 1067mm x 2032mm x 2858mm
Work area extendable to 82” 2083mm with optional PowerStick.
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XY Move Speed
(with full cutting force)
Variable, max. 600”/min. 15.24m/min.
Z Move Speed
(with full cutting force)
Variable, max. 360”/min. 9.14m/min.
XY Positioning Speed Variable, max. 1800”/min. 45.7m/min.
Z Positioning Speed Variable, max. 900”/min. 22.86m/min.
Step Resolution 0.0004”  (0.0101mm)
Positional accuracy +/- .002”.


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ShopBot Tools, Inc.

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Phone: 919-680-4800
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ShopBot Tools, Inc.
3333-B Industrial Drive
Durham, NC 27704

Office Hours
Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm EST

After Hours Tech Support
Monday–Friday: 5pm–9pm EST
Saturday–Sunday: 8am–9pm EST

Office Closure
ShopBot Tools, Inc. is closed New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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