Gladwin Machinery to Represent FlexJet Waterjet

Flex Machine Tools is happy to announce Gladwin Machinery as the newest distributor of the FlexJet Waterjet. Gladwin has been a strong partner for Flex since 2019, bringing the FlexCNC to the areas they serve. Gladwin Machinery will represent the FlexJet in northern Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and

Misconceptions of Manufacturing

Today, US manufacturing is widely misunderstood, especially among young people. Manufacturing remains central in the world economy yet is seen as an outdated and dying industry. While jobs may have decreased over the years, output hasn’t. Manufacturers are becoming more productive and continue to improve their industrial processes. The addition of advanced machinery has created

Fabtech 2021 with Flex Machine Tools

Did you miss Fabtech this year? For those of you who could not make the show, you still have the opportunity to see what we showcased in our booth. FleXCNC The FlexCNC is the best-priced and most flexible vertical machining center in the world. The FlexCNC vertical machining center ranges from 10′ to 80′ long

A Manufacturing Videocast Experience

Flex & Friends Kick OFF We are excited to announce our much-anticipated manufacturing videocast series Flex & Friends. In this series, we will be picking the brains of the industry’s most passionate and profound thought leaders to talk shop and keep you up to date on all things manufacturing. The conversations will be honest and

Flex Machine Tools New Dealership Partnership with Capital Machine

We are pleased to announce that Flex Machine Tools has entered into a distribution partnership with Capital Machine to exclusively distribute and support the FlexCNC line in select U.S. markets. Capital Machine will represent FlexCNC in the following states: Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.  Capital

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Standard Features

  • Hand Pendant
  • 22″ Touch Screen Monitor
  • Omron FlexCNC Controller
  • Mobile Control Panel
  • Through Spindle Coolant 
  • Auto Tool Changer 
  • Flood Coolant
HP
Max RPM
FT/LBS
Series

18

4000

92

C-20-02 / C-10-02

18

6000

61

C-20-02 / C-10-02

33

12000

61

CM-20-02

Auto Stand-Off – This is currently defined to be surface stand-off and not to be confused with vector stand-off in 5-axis mode. The current auto stand-off is based on a changing surface and will adjust vertically based on the angle of the “A” Axis, so there is five (5) axis taken into account during the calculations, but this is not the same as the tool vector stand-off. There is the ability to do the vector stand-off change while the machine is running manually with buttons on the screen.

Z-Reader Probe – The Z-Reader is a device for mapping the location of the surface. It can be controlled manually & programmatically. The option is NOT active while cutting & is retracted out of harm’s way. It can be triggered to verify the surface at every pierce before the cutting process starts, or it could be used to drive surface mapping of the whole part before cutting starts. It begins with initialization or zeroing of the device to the surface at the beginning of a program and then accumulates or tracks the difference from that zeroing effort.

Automatic Edge Finder – The edge finder is or can be utilized manually (Jogging Method & Screen Buttons), programmatically (M & G codes), or fully automatic routine (dedicated program). This option sets offsets & program rotation to match the orientation & location on the cutting table.

AC Unit Installed on Electrical Cabinet – The unit is mounted on the cabinet’s High Power (480v) side. It is close to the location where the drives are mounted. This option keeps the cabinet temperature stable and allows heat dissipation faster. The servo drives for all axes are the most significant contributors to heat inside the electrical cabinet.

5-Axis Renishaw CalibrationThe calibration unit is a Renishaw model APCA45 with a modified spherical stylus. The device has a retractable cover and air purge to clear debris & dust during the activation process. It mounts to a swing arm controlled by a pneumatic rotary, so it is out of the way during regular operation and swings into the calibration position for calibration only. 

HP
Max RPM
FT/LBS
Series

18

4000

92

G-20-06 / G-10-06

18

6000

61

G-20-06 / -10-06

40

4000

217

GM-20-06 / G-20-06 / G-10-06

40

6000

145

G-20-06 / G-20-06 / G-10-06