ShopBot Tools

Stand Alone Indexer

So much more than a lathe.

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If you’re looking for a CNC solution that allows you to cut full 3-dimensional objects, and delivers affordable, full-production performance in the digital fabrication of wood, plastic, aluminum, and other materials, then ShopBot’s Stand Alone Indexer is the right option for your needs.

Using advanced technology for CNC cutting, drilling, carving, and machining, ShopBot’s Stand Alone Indexer is like a lathe, providing a rotary axis for turning a part, but in addition, providing precise “indexed” control over rotation.

ShopBot Stand Alone Indexer tool standard configurations are available with a 48”, 60”, or 72” X-axis, include a 6” indexer (with a 9.8” maximum turn diameter), and have 14” Z travel.

Want something bigger?

Larger indexers, for an increased turn diameter, and custom sizes are available, as well as dual Z options.

Give us a call to discuss your production needs. We’ll help you choose the right tool to turn your ideas into reality.

Hardened steel rails on the moving gantry and tough precision linear bearings for the X and Y axes.
Reliable rack-and-pinion power transmission on each axis.
Sealed industrial control box.
Z-zero touch-off plate and XYZ proximity switches.
Dust skirt ready to connect to your dust collector.
ShopBot Control System software to run your CNC.
Bundled with powerful design software to create CNC projects.
Ships fully assembled.
Training and production process consulting available.
Support Resources
Two-year warranty.
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PRSalpha 6" Stand Alone Indexer

PRSalpha XX" x 21" x 9.8" diameter, cutting area with 8" of travel to the center of rotation.

Model Cut / Movement Area* Footprint (L x W x H)
48-21-9.8 49” x 21” x 9.8” 1.24m x 530m x 250m 72” x 36”x 67” 1.83m x 910mm x 1.70m
60-21-9.8 61” x 21” x 9.8” 1.54m x 530mm x 250mm 96” x 36” x 67” 2.44m x 910mm x 1.70m
72-21-9.8 73” x 21” x 9.8” 7.85m x 530mm x 250mm 108 x 36” x 67” 2.74m x 910mm x 1.70m
*Actual cutting width is decreased by 10” when using a second Z axis.

PRSalpha 12" Stand Alone Indexer

PRSalpha XX" x 21" x 19.6" diameter, cutting area with 14" of travel to the center of rotation.

Model Cut / Movement Area* Footprint (L x W x H)
48-21-19.6 49” x 21” x 19.6” 1.24m x 530m x 500m 72” x 36”x 67” 1.83m x 910mm x 1.70m
60-21-19.6 61” x 21” x 19.6” 1.54m x 530mm x 500mm 96” x 36” x 67” 2.44m x 910mm x 1.70m
72-21-19.6 73” x 21” x 19.6” 7.85m x 530mm x 500mm 108 x 36” x 67” 2.74m x 910mm x 1.70m
*Actual cutting width is decreased by 10” when using a second Z axis.
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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


Model Max Turning Dia. Max RPM Holding Torque Backlash
6" Stand Alone Indexer 9.8” 24.89cm 250 59 Nm 0.05°
12" Stand Alone Indexer 19.6" 49.78cm 250 59 Nm 0.05°

What size object can I turn?

Turning diameter indicates the maximum round blank that can be turned in a given configuration; for square blanks, this refers to the diagonal of the blank, not the side width.

indexer dimensions

  6" Stand Alone Indexer 12" Stand Alone Indexer
Max Turning Diameter (in) Up to 9.8" Up to 19.6"
Max Turning Length (in) Nominal width of tools minus 14" Nominal width of tools minus 17"

While there are endless possibilities of what you can do with the ShopBot Indexer, here are a few examples of areas where people are putting their CNC tool to use:

Cabinet Making

With CNC, cabinetmakers can drill shelf pin holes, cut rabbets and dados, and profile-cut a completed panel. The operator only needs to handle the full sheet once to load the machine, and then remove the perfectly cut parts when complete.

Learn more about Cabinetmaking with CNC

Theaters and Museums

Realize your team’s aesthetic vision and go quickly from hand drawing to CAD design to full-size scenery panels. Complexity is easily incorporated when using CNC, so you can execute all kinds of ideas—including creating components in 3D.

Learn more about Stagecraft with CNC

Sign Making

Sign makers are using CNC for 3D carving, V-bit carving, profile contouring, fluting, and engraving. It also provides them with the opportunity to cut their own channel letter components, frames, posts, and borders in-house.

Learn more about Signmaking with CNC


High-volume furniture and millwork companies, as well as novice and master craftsmen, are embracing CNC technology. Craftsmen are quickly realizing that the CNC process doesn’t jeopardize their pieces' authenticity; it only adds to quality and uniqueness of the finished product.

Learn more about Furniture with CNC

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ShopBot Tools, Inc.

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ShopBot Tools, Inc.
3333-B Industrial Drive
Durham, NC 27704

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