CNC Milling Machine for individual and serial production

STEPCRAFT Q-Series

Increase productivity! With the powerful CNC milling machine you can quickly produce individual designs without outsourcing certain jobs. No matter if for personal use or for industrial production, the STEPCRAFT Q-Series enables CNC machining of a variety of materials. The CNC machine metal comes steel reinforced and is designed to meet the demanding needs of industrial applications.

The customizable Q-Series gantry milling machine is available as STEPCRAFT Q.204, Q.404 and Q.408. For an individual offer, please contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Solid drive units

provide a high level of operating efficiency (picture: Q.404)

OneTech quality philosophy

We guarantee that each CNC machine has been completely handcrafted and checked by the designated STEPCRAFT technician.

IGUS Quality lines

with a suitability for up to 10 million bending cycles ensure reliability and a long life span

Complete encapsulation

of the aluminum extrusions with integrated strip brushes or silicone profiles

LED Illumination

to lighten the machine table optimally

Gantry uprights

made of 5-layered steel for maximum strength and rigidity

Standard machine table

out of white coated MDF boards with aluminum T-slots for the variable fixture of workpieces and accessories

Easy maintenance

thanks to easily opened axes covers and completely removable Z-axis

Machine stand

The Machine Stand for the Q-Series consists of a welded steel frame and provides a solid base for the CNC system. Thanks to height-adjustable feet a potential unevenness in the ground can be easily levelled. Furthermore, the shelf under the machine table offers enough space to comfortably deposit the control, the frequency converter or accessories.

Control cabinet

The complete package already contains the entire spindle control as well as the CE compliant and safety electronics.

Computer desk

The solid, welded steel arm can be easily attached to the Machine Stand using the prepared bore holes. With a surface of 400 x 600 mm the Computer Desk offers enough space to comfortably deposit the machine controlling computer.

  • Solid drive units

    provide a high level of operating efficiency (picture: Q.404)

  • OneTech quality philosophy

    We guarantee that each CNC machine has been completely handcrafted and checked by the designated STEPCRAFT technician.

  • IGUS Quality lines

    with a suitability for up to 10 million bending cycles ensure reliability and a long life span

  • Complete encapsulation

    of the aluminum extrusions with integrated strip brushes or silicone profiles

  • LED Illumination

    to lighten the machine table optimally

  • Gantry uprights

    made of 5-layered steel for maximum strength and rigidity

  • Standard machine table

    out of white coated MDF boards with aluminum T-slots for the variable fixture of workpieces and accessories

  • Easy maintenance

    thanks to easily opened axes covers and completely removable Z-axis

  • Machine stand

    The Machine Stand for the Q-Series consists of a welded steel frame and provides a solid base for the CNC system. Thanks to height-adjustable feet a potential unevenness in the ground can be easily levelled. Furthermore, the shelf under the machine table offers enough space to comfortably deposit the control, the frequency converter or accessories.

  • Control cabinet

    The complete package already contains the entire spindle control as well as the CE compliant and safety electronics.

  • Computer desk

    The solid, welded steel arm can be easily attached to the Machine Stand using the prepared bore holes. With a surface of 400 x 600 mm the Computer Desk offers enough space to comfortably deposit the machine controlling computer.

Powerful CNC Machining in three sizes

The STEPCRAFT Q-Series is available as CNC machine aluminum or as industrial CNC milling machine. This is why the universal milling machine can be used for a lot of different CNC applications. It serves the sign maker for wood processing as well as the carpenter for furniture making.

The STEPCRAFT Q.204, Q.404 and Q.408 vary in size as well as in construction. With the CNC operated machine Q.204, the gantry is moved with only one stepper motor. In contrast to that, the CNC gantry of the bigger and heavier CNC milling machines Q.404 and Q.408 is accelerated with two electrically synchronized stepper motors (Gantry System).

CNC: High precision and extreme reliability

The Q-Series CNC milling machine offers optimal precision and reliability in the CNC manufacturing of high quality workpieces. Its unique CNC design features a steel reinforced machine frame and steel components on constructional, highly-stressed areas. Thanks to the HIWIN® precision ball screws on all axes, the CNC machine operates with highest accuracy. This is reflected in a repeatability of +/- 0,015 mm and a backlash of < 0,03 mm.


Steel Reinforced Frame

  • Up to ten crossbars out of aluminum extrusions
  • Evenly distributed along the Y axis
  • Creates ideal supporting surface for machine table

Steel Components

  • For high force distribution on all axes
  • Used on all constructional highly-stressed areas
  • Gantry uprights made of 5-layered, powder-coated steel construction
  • All-Steel Motion System™

HIWIN® Ball Screws

  • Up to two actively-cooled stepper motors on Y axis
  • HIWIN® ball screws on all axis
  • HIWIN® revolving nuts
  • For maximum agility, reliability and high precision

Industrial design with innovative features

The CNC milling machine excels at combining industrial strength, design and function. Using an intelligent mix of steel components and heavy-duty STEPCRAFT aluminum extrusions, results in maximum rigidity in the Q-Series CNC machine. Additionally, the easy access to the linear guides and the Z-axis saves a lot of time in the maintenance of the industrial CNC router.


Electronic Expansion Box

  • Convergence of all control and signal lines
  • Connection of CNC tools, electronics, accessories
  • Time-saving and comfortable

Universal Z Tool Holder

  • Z-axis with six T-slots
  • Flexibility in installing different tools and accessories
  • Variable height adjustment

Concealed Cable Routing

  • Reliable and durable igus® quality lines with suitability for up to 10 million bending cycles
  • Concealed routed via igus® energy chains

Intelligent Mix of Materials

  • Heavy-duty STEPCRAFT aluminum extrusions and steel components
  • Ensures high rigidity
  • Lowest vibration due to high weight

High quality CNC machining

CNC woodworking machines for fabrication need to be solidly built with high quality components. Only then will a universal milling machine serve to produce accurate result. Thanks to the All-Steel Motion System™, the Q-Series CNC milling machine operates low-wear and almost maintenance free. Together with the solid drive units and HIWIN® ball screws, the CNC machine aluminum will increase efficiency when processing strong materials. In addition, the included standard machine table with aluminum T-slots considerably facilitates the clamping of workpieces. All industrial CNC milling machines of the Q-Series are assembled according to our OneTech™ quality philosophy.

All-Steel Motion SystemTM

The STEPCRAFT Q-Series features a proprietary All-Steel Motion SystemTM. This linear guide system uses ∅ 20 mm hardened steel shafts which provides smooth and precise movements and a robust construction. Furthermore, All-Steel Motion SystemTM is extremely insensible to dust and dirt and, thus, very maintenance-friendly.

OneTechTM

Our OneTechTM quality philosophy guarantees that each CNC machine has been completely handcrafted and checked by the designated STEPCRAFT technician. Only after successful testing of all functionalities will a system of the STEPCRAFT Q-Series be released and marked with the personal OneTechTM quality seal. The original test protocol and the respective workpiece are delivered together with the CNC machine.

Efficiency

The innovative technology and first class components of the Q-Series allow for the time- and cost-efficient manufacturing and machining of workpieces while reliably producing high-precision milling results with a multitude of different materials.


Lowest machine hour rate

Lowest machine hour rate

Due to its smart construction, such as the complete encapsulation of the linear guides with the easy maintenance access and the reliable drive units, the Q-Series is not only low-maintenance but with an hourly machine rate of 5 €/hour (Q.204) also extremely economic.

Many processible materials

Many processible materials

With production speeds of up to 12 m/min a large variety of materials such as woods, plastics, aluminum, brass, carbon, and composites can be efficiently and precisely processed.

Technical Features


 

STEPCRAFT Q.204

STEPCRAFT Q.404

STEPCRAFT Q.408

Passage Height

185 mm

7.28 in

Repeatability

+/- 0.015 mm to / 0.00012 in

Programmable Resolution

0.003125 to 0.00625 mm / 0.0001 to 0.0002 in

Backlash

< 0.03 mm / < 0.001 in

Maximum Feed in Diagonal Travel X-Y

234 mm/s / 9.21 in/s

259 mm/s / 10.2 in/s

Spindle (Lead Screw)

HIWIN® ball screws 16 x 10 mm / 0.63 x 0.39 in

Linear Guide

STEPCRAFT All Steel Motion System

Drive

Stepper motors: Sanyo-Denki NEMA 24, actively cooled on X / Y

Tool Holder

T-slots with DIN 508 M8x15 slot nuts,

optional tool holder ø 43 mm / 1.69 in (Euro neck, optional smaller diameters)

Weight

144.5 kg / 318.6 lbs

183.3 kg / 404.1 lbs

275.2 kg / 606.7 lbs

Input Voltage

100 - 240 V

Output Voltage

48 V

Power Consumption

740 W

Interface

USB / Parallel (LPT1) / Network RJ-45

 

Optional Accessories

The CNC systems of the STEPCRAFT Q-Series can be individually customized with optional accessories, from the spindle to the aluminum T-slot table to the vacuum adapter and the lubrication system. Additionally, the Q-Series can be solidly placed on the Machine Stand as well as installed in the Enclosure in order to protect the environment from noise and debris.


HF Spindle HFS-2200-A

Vacuum Adapter for HFS-2200-A

Aluminum T-Slot Table

Enclosure

Machine Stand

Computer Desk for Machine Stand

Lubrication System

Milling Motor MM-1000

Tool Length Sensor

Vacuum Adapter for MM-1000

Automatic Tool Changer for MM-1000

HFS-2200-P-ATC Tool Changer Milling Motor

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