The Professor series of CNC routers are designed by CWI to be the best-in-class machines available today, with better performance, quality, motors, components and features than any competitive machine.
The Professor 2.3 is one step up from our base model Professor 2.2. The difference is the size of the working table – a 24” x 36” machining area. This machine is also ideal for hobby and educational users. All of our Professor machines are built on a foundation of a heavy-duty cast iron frame. The black anodized aluminum table is then mounted to the frame, creating an excellent working surface with plenty of options for the use of hold down jigs.
Under the cast frame are four heavy-duty 3” diameter adjustable feet to make sure of a solid support on the workbench or for mounting to the optional welded steel stand. The adjustable gantry is a full 3/4” thick-machined aluminum frame (including the support arms as well as the cross members), which rides on very accurate THK linear guide ways.
The gantry moves on 5/8” diameter precision ball screws in both X and Y movements by quality stepper motors. For the motor spindle, we use the Bosch 2.25 HP variable speed router with 1/4” and 1/2” collet chucks. Optional high precision collets are available in sizes ranging from 1/8” to 1/2”. The Bosch motor offers 7” of Z travel also utilizing a heavy-duty 5/8” ball screw and stepper motor.
The machining area is just under 24” x 36” with a gantry clearance height of 7.25”. This speedy, powerful machine can travel at 234”/minute and cut at up to 195”/minute. To make set up simple, we include a tool measure devise for making accurate measurements of tool height when starting your projects. A NC Studio model NK105 hand held controller operates the machine. Simply download your work program from your computer to a memory stick, slide it into the USB port on the control panel and the hand held controller works everything from there – perfect for ease of operation and keeping your computer out of the dusty world of your workshop.
The “guts” of the Professor is a control box full of Schneider CSA contactors, fuses and holders, motor controls and NC Studio control boxes. We use Omron micro limit switches for controlling stops and movements of the home positioning. The Professor is fully CSA certified for use in Canadian and American schools and commercial applications.
The Professor 2.3 operates on 110-volt power on a standard 15-amp circuit breaker. A dust boot with a 2.5” dust port to connect to standard dust hose is included for dust collection. The Professor ships to our customers in a wooden crate measuring 48” x 30” x 36” and weighs in at 415 pounds.
Operating software and the Bosch router spindle are not included with the machine but is sold separately. CWI recommends the Vectric CNC products. We stock V-Carve Pro, Cut3D, Photo-Carve and Aspire. Other options to consider are cutting tools, dust hose, precision collets or a heavy-duty stand.
- Working area: 23.5” x 35.5” x 7”
- T-slot aluminum black anodized table
- Machined cast iron base frame
- Machined 3/4” thick aluminum gantry and support arms
- Gantry clearance of 7.25”
- NC Studio NK105 handheld controller
- USB information transfer port
- Advanced electronics cabinet
- Stepper drive motors
- SHIMPO gear reducers
- Heavy duty 5/8” precision ball screw Z, X & Y axis
- Traveling speed 234”/minute
- Maximum working speed 195”/minute
- THK linear rails
- Tool measuring sensor
- Schneider CSA electronics
- Omron micro limit switches
- Dust hood w/2.5” connection
- CSA certification
- 1PH 115V 60HZ
- Plywood crate
- Heavy duty steel stand with tool drawer
- 2.25 HP Bosch variable-speed router motor
- Vectric V-Carve Pro software
- Vectric Photo Carve software
- Vectric Aspire software
- Starter tooling kit