Q-Series

The STEPCRAFT Q-Series sets new standards in the computer-aided individual and serial production. The powerful CNC system unites efficiency, precision and quality with modern industrial design. Thanks to innovative solutions and smart technology made in Germany, the Q-Series is designed to meet the demanding needs of
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Solid drive units

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

IGUS quality lines

with a suitability for 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

Simple maintenance

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

  • Solid drive units

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

  • IGUS quality lines

    with a suitability for 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

  • Simple maintenance

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

Three machine sizes

Our Q-Series is available in three different versions. The machines not only differ in size but in part also in construction. While the gantry of the Q.204 is moved with
one stepper motor, it is accelerated in the bigger and heavier machines Q.404 and Q.408 with two electrically synchronized stepper motors (Gantry System)
in order to enhance the dynamics and power reserves.

The powerful CNC system
  • Precision
  • Design & Function
  • Quality
  • Efficiency

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Precision

The Q-Series offers optimal precision and extreme reliability in the manufacturing and processing of high quality workpieces. For this purpose, the machine frame has been reinforced with up to ten crossbars along with the addition of steel components used on constructional, highly-stressed areas. Additionally, the solid drive units
provide a high level of operating efficiency which is reflected in repeatability and backlash of +/- 0,015 mm.


Reinforced Machine Frame

Up to ten crossbars out of aluminum extrusions serve to reinforce the machine frame consistently in a distance of 280 mm along the Y-axis. This stabilizes the frame and creates an ideal supporting surface for the machine table.

Steel Components

In the development of the Q-Series we at STEPCRAFT relied on using steel components on constructional highly-stressed areas in order to ensure high force distribution on all axes. Thus, the gantry uprights, for example, consist of a 5-layered, powder-coated steel construction.

Solid Drive Unit

The drive unit on the Y-axis consists of up to two actively-cooled stepper motors on both sides, which move the ball screw drives including HWIN revolving nuts. This ensures maximum agility, reliability and precision.

Design & Function

As a modern CNC machine, the Q-Series excels at combining design and function. This can be seen in the intelligent mix of heavy-duty STEPCRAFT aluminum extrusions
and steel components, but also in the easy maintenance access of the linear guides and the Z-axis. This way, the Q-Series optimally combines
innovative solutions with modern industrial design. A product “made in Germany”.


  • Concealed Cable Routing
  • Intelligent Mix of Materials
  • Electronic Expansion Box
  • Universal Z-Tool Holder
  • Concealed Cable Routing

    The STEPCRAFT Q-Series contains exceptionally reliable and durable IGUS quality lines with a suitability for 10 million bending cycles. These are safely and concealed routed through the CNC machine via energy chains.

  • Intelligent Mix of Materials

    One of the great advantages of the Q-Series lies in the smart combination of heavy-duty STEPCRAFT aluminum extrusions and steel components, thus, ensuring rigidity and lowest vibration through a high weight.

  • Electronic Expansion Box

    All control and signal lines of the fully wired Q-Series converge in the on-board Electronic Expansion Box on the X-axis. Whether tools, electronics or accessories, in the Electronic Expansion Box additional signal-dependent components can be connected comfortably with the machine.

  • Universal Z-Tool Holder

    In order to support the usage of a multitude of tools, the Z-axis has been equipped with six T-slots. This way, it is also possible to variably adjust the height of the tool holder.

Must-have for Makers - Zippo Bit Safe

As full-blooded maker Laura Kampf is bubbling over with ideas. More than 250 000 people from all over the world follow her on YouTube and watch her putting these into action. No matter if furniture, daily helpers or even a whole home, Laura Kampf fascinates with her enthusiasm for tools, trade and materials and her creative projects. One of these is the Zippo Bit Safe that she produced manually at first and then on the STEPCRAFT Q.204. If you want to recreate the insert, please click on the download links for the Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD/CAM file and the STL file with the optimized settings for the Q-Series.

Quality

Powerful CNC systems need to be solidly built with high quality components. With the All-Steel Motion System®, the solid drive units, the standardly included machine table out of white coated MDF boards with aluminum T-slots and the assembly according to the OneTech quality philosophy, the Q-Series is perfectly suited for industrial applications.

All-Steel Motion System®

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

OneTech

Our OneTech 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 OneTech 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


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

AMB Milling Motor1050 FME-W Tool Changer

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