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XR Router Multi Purpose CNC Machine


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At ART, we create dynamic machines that will surprise you with quick acceleration, consistent cut quality and excellent reliability. We are also busy finding innovative solutions and technologies that help reduce waste, while delivering outstanding performance. This is what we refer to as "State of the ART technology."

Over the last two decades, ART's drive to develop new and exciting technologies has led to a range of world-beating developments for the CNC cutting industry. High torque servo drives, integrated lube and swarf extraction, intelligent accessory control, monocoque chassis design, auto sensing drill tools and 4th axis machining are just a few of the developments that increase productivity and performance.


At ART, we are driven to do better every day.


This is what we put in.

Intelligent touchscreen controller improves productivity
The advanced ART ProfileShop Touchscreen Controller gives ultimate control over every job. Modify nests on the machine, start, stop, adjust parameters and more with the touch of the finger. ART ProfileShop combines ease of use with advanced features to automate all cutting settings, resulting in optimum cut quality. User log-in enables functions suitable to each operator's capabilities. Our new wireless pendant allows for monitoring of the machine from anywhere in the factory.

ART Touch-Screen Controller with Wireless Remote Pendant makes the XR Router one of the most efficient CNC routers

High speed spindles:

  • 3.8Kw to 12Kw
  • ISO30 taper
  • Ceramic bearings
  • 4 pole available

Auto tool changer:

  • 10 tool rack changer
  • Optional under deck changer for large tools

ART Vision System:

  • Align job to material
  • Fit cut path to prints
  • Trace paper patterns

Rotary 4th axis:

  • Machine 3D objects
  • Engrave on cylinders

C axis support:

  • Saws & Knives
  • Cutting wheels
  • Side boring tools

Australian Made & Owned:

  • Superior quality
  • Reliable performance
  • Locally sold & supported


Here are just a few of the other reasons why an XR Router from Advanced Robotic Technology is the best choice...

Ease of use

Pendant hand controller gives access to most functions when the operator is away from the main controller. Start, stop, recover, digitise, align plate, change tools, override feed rate and much more. New wireless pendant gives ultimate freedom with over 100 metre range.

High torque servo drives

The XR series comes with precision AC servomotors coupled to Germanmade planetary gearheads and smooth helical rack and pinion drive. High power means fast, agile cutting. AC servo control means accurate positioning without loss of position.

Large geometry gantry

A fully-welded fabrication provides outstanding stability while maintaining high acceleration. Wide linear bearing spacing provides superior geometry for the cutting head bearings which increases cutting performance under heavy loads.

Precision guide ways

German-made linear bearings provide smooth movement to ensure accurate cutting. Wiper seals on all bearing surfaces keep bearings dust free for long service life.

Comprehensive database

The controller knows all parameters for each tool. It can automatically set all machining parameters such as rpm and feed rates for each material. Specialised tools such as rigid taps can be utilised without the need for special CNC files.

Heavy duty fabrication

Fully welded steel construction. 250mm deep PFC & UB chassis. Close cross beam spacing. Fully machined bearing beds

This Is What You Get Out...

Nested Based Manufacturing (NBM) for kitchens and other flat panel fabrication

Aluminium tooling & dies

Cylindrical 4 Axis Machining

Vacuum-forming Moulds

Solid Timber for Signs and Furniture

Engineering in Plastics

Ductboard and Composite Panels

Rubber and Foam

Composite Cladding

Engineering in Aluminium

Insulation Materials

Aluminium Extrusion Processing

Available Features and Options

  • Standard features

  • Optional equipment

  • Large colour touchscreen controller
    ProfileShop graphical controller interface makes operation very fast to learn, while enabling a vast array of powerful features that make it one of the most efficient machines to use.

  • Controller runs Microsoft Windows ™
    This provides excellent compatibility and allows your existing networking professional to easily integrate the controller into you business network.

  • Built-in WiFi networking
    The controller easily connects into your existing WiFi network for downloading job files. Also supports remote access and diagnostics for the ART service team.

  • Wireless pendant controller
    Allows the operator to get close to the action for optimal view during manual operations, or even stop the machine remotely from anywhere in the factory. Works in conjunction with touchscreen.

  • Integrated Safety Circuit
    Category 4 safety controller interfaces with all safety sensors and switches. Monitors all devices and cuts power to drives and spindle through monitored safety contactors.

  • Heavy duty fabrication:
    Fully welded steel chassis construction using 250mm deep PFC & UB profiles. Close cross beam spacing gives unparalleled stability. Steel is machined for precision linear components.

  • Heavy duty AC servo drives
    Coupled with precision planetary gearboxes provide fast positioning. Hardened and ground helical rack and pinion provides smooth motion with excellent edge finish on machining.

  • High speed spindle
    Produces 3.8Kw and is fitted with ceramic bearings for 24000RPM operation. Sizes up to 12kw are available on request.

  • Combination extraction foot
    Computer controlled foot provides superior extraction, houses lube injectors and allows for air-assisted floating head operations. Steel construction provides a critical safety barrier around the tooling.

  • Enclosed safety screen
    protects operator from safety-critical areas of the machine. Provides for a safe working environment..

  • Telescopic Z axis
    The spindle can retract high above the deck while maintaining extreme rigidity over the full travel. Allows for extra deep cutting due to the ability to lift a long tool above a thick substrate.

  • High gantry bridge
    250mm clearance can be achieved for processing deep 3D work such as moulds or processing large extrusions. The XR Router can make full use of this clearance due to the extreme telescopic Z axis travel.

  • High power vacuum pumps
    Works hand in hand with a vacuum matrix deck to keep your work securely in place. Several options are available including rotary lobe pumps and side channel blowers to suit application.

  • Vacuum matrix hold down system
    Allows flat smooth products to be held down without the need for mechanical clamping. The deck can be ordered as manual, or automatic control of up to 8 zones. T-slot deck also available.

  • Automatic vacuum sector valves
    Computer controlled valves are available to control the zones on the vacuum table. The controller automatically detects which vacuum zones the job is over and turns the vacuum on or off in that area.

  • Industrial dust extraction
    Industrial quality dust extractors are supplied for optimum health and safety purposes. Large metal ducting provides less drag. Works in conjunction with the heavy duty extraction foot.

  • 10 position tool changer
    Gantry mounted rack changer allows faster and continuous processing without the need for manual interaction during tool changing.

  • Under-deck tool changer
    Holds extra large tooling under the deck and protects them from swarf. Enables auto changing of large aggregates, saws, engravers etc.

  • Misting coolant lubricator
    Dual jets extend tool life dramatically and improve the cut quality in materials such as aluminium and steel. Computer controlled. Pulsing piston pump provides accurate dosing for optimal cutting.

  • Laser pointer
    Makes setting up the job simple. The precise dot allows the operator to set the origin of the job and align to rotated material. Computer controlled with automatic offset.

  • Fast powerful C axis
    The C axis accessory enables the use of steered tooling such as knives, saws and aggregate tooling. Powered by an AC servo motor it is capable of rotating up to 500RPM. No special software required.

  • ART Vision System
    Integrated into the ART controller. No extra third party computer system required. Locates registration points and aligns cut paths to suit distorted prints. Also traces patterns or existing parts..

  • Bar code scanner
    Just scan the bar code on the nest report and the correct file is loaded into the controller automatically. Reduces human error and automates the process.

  • Chuck-style rotary 4th axis
    Allows for simultaneous 4 axis machining of cylindrical objects. 2 sizes available for small or large applications.

  • Automatic sheet loader
    Using vacuum lifting cups, the computer controlled sheet loader pulls material onto the cutting deck, then automatically pushes it down and across against the locating pop-up pins.

  • Scissor Lift
    Works in conjunction with the automatic sheet loader. Load up a whole pallet load of material on the scissor lift to reduce manual handling.

  • Sheet unloader/pusher bar
    Push completed nests or sheets of material off the bed onto an unloading table. Improves productivity. Often used in conjunction with the automatic sheet loader.

  • Pen & Marker tools
    Pen and marker tools are available for automatic part numbering. Particularly useful for identifying items within large nests of similar parts.

  • Pop-up locating pins
    Computer controlled locating pins can be used for both manual and automatic sheet loading. The sheet is pushed against the pins which then pop down automatically when cutting begins.

  • Aggregate tooling
    Available in many configurations including reciprocating saws, chisels, floating engravers, side boring drills and saws. Automatic loading.

  • Digitising probe
    Set a boundary and resolution on the controller and the machine will quickly map the surface contour of any object placed on the table. 3D Cloud point files can then easily be imported into 3D CAD software.

  • Extrusion clamping system
    Customised clamping jigs are available for machining aluminium and other extrusions. Multiple lengths can be processed in one fixing. Smaller profiles can be cut all the way through for fence posts etc.

  • Helical thread milling
    Thread milling enables threads of any diameter to be machined into sheet and plate material. Multiple flute thread mills for fast machining, or single tooth cutters for multiple pitch threads with one tool

  • Rigid thread tapping

    Allows the use of thread taps. Machine first drills holes then automatically changes to tapping tool to cut thread. Recommended for plastics and nonferrous metals. (Requires C axis)

  • Cutting and creasing wheels
    Allows processing of thin materials such as cardboard or fibreglass matting. Many different configurations are available including wheels and blades. Automatic loading. Requires C axis.

  • Steered straight and angled knives
    Allows processing of sheet or foamed materials. Various angles available. Special controller algorithms allow blades to enter material at correct angle. Bidirectional tool paths allow V shaped cuts.

  • On-site training: is provided as a standard feature. Step by step instruction is given on drawing parts, tool path and nesting, and machine operation. Optional extended training is also available on request for existing or new operators. This ensures that you always have qualified operators on hand.

  • ART Factory based training: is also available in a classroom style setting at the ART factory. This is often a favourable option because students are not interrupted during training. This results in a better learning experience and can be done prior to machine delivery. Good for updating existing operator skills or training new staff.

  • Remote on-line software training is also available prior to delivery of the machine.

Standard Features Advantages Benefits
Touchscreen controller Simple to learn but very powerful Start producing product faster
ART ProfileShop software Graphical editing of nests, tooling and all parameters Quickly modify and adjust parameters at machine
High speed cutting Cuts faster than most other cutting processes Better quality finish in less time
Automatic extraction foot Collects dust, chips and swarf very efficiently Health and safety - keeps workshop clean
2 jet misting lubricator Cools cutter and lubricates for near dry cutting Increases capacity and extends consumable life
10 tool linear tool changer Change tools automatically during job Less human interaction - higher productivity
Top mounted extraction point Efficiently removes swarf without hose getting in the way Stops hose getting tangled in spindle
AC brushless servo motors High power with accurate positioning Full torque at high speed means faster production
DSP based motion controller Smooth control and extreme flexibility in control Increases cut quality and productivity
Helical rack and pinion Smooth and accurate for high precision and cut quality No cogging means smoother, quieter motion
Wireless networking Connects to office network for file transfer Easy interfacing to existing computer systems
Remote access Technicians can adjust, diagnose and assist remotely Get help if you need it - where you need it
Optional features Advantages Benefits
Wireless remote controller Monitor machine progress, remote stop, full control Convenient, safe and efficient - save time
Laser alignment pointer Align and rotate job to plate with ease Less hassle - faster plate loading
Digitising module Trace patterns and parts and export to CAD Simplifies migration to CNC from manual patterns
Alignment camera Automatically aligns cut for Print & Cut applications Compensates for misaligned or distorted prints
Rotary Axis with 3 jaw chuck Process cylindrical jobs in full 4 axis Produce complex round objects
C axis for steered tools Use knives, cutting & creasing wheels, saws etc. Allows cutting of many different materials
Larger spindle Various size spindles available Size spindle for optimum performance
Cyclone dust extraction unit Efficiently removes swarf and dust from workshop Better environment for workers
Twin bag dust extraction unit Economical removal of swarf and dust from workshop Protect the environment from dust and swarf
Auto remote start outputs Control extraction or other accessories automatically Saves time and electricity
Reciprocating saw Cut foam, rubber, insulation and textiles More diverse cutting capabilities
Straight & bevel knives Cut Ductboard, cardboard, matting and other soft materials HVAC ducting, block mounting, box prototyping
Many other options Customise the machine to suit your needs Improve efficiency in your business

CAD Software

ART supplies a range of industry specific CAD software packages to suit your applications. Full training is also available.

Backup and support

Extended warranties, telephone support, remote technical assistance and on-site servicing are all standard features.

SMART Router CNC Machine Brochure

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ART Automatic Sheet Loader Brochure

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