Zünd has released a new high-powered RM-L router option for its G3 and D3 cutters, available in New Zealand from Aarque.

Described by Zünd as a robust new routing solution, the spindle delivers 3.6 kW of processing power for acrylics, polycarbonates, Dibond, Forex, and MDF, all designed to make heavy-duty routing more efficient.
Zünd says many substrates consist of materials that require different processing methods, complicating the finishing process and increasing the need to have the right tool for the job at hand. In response, Zünd has come up with this new routing system, which it claims can rout, engrave and polish the most challenging materials efficiently and with superb precision.
The water-cooled spindle has a pneumatic collet and delivers to 3.6kW of power with a maximum torque of 0.7 Nm, which enables processing of dense, hard materials at faster speeds and increased cutting depths. Zünd says this reduces the number of passes required and significantly increases throughput. A high-performance dust extraction system helps keep the working area clean, which further contributes to overall productivity.
The new router module uses a lubrication system that keeps the bit lubricated to minimize friction, reducing heat and increasing bit life. addition, it allows for much greater acceleration and processing speeds. An intelligent surface compensation system determines the thickness of the material and detects inconsistencies. During processing, the system compensates for any variances by making the necessary depth adjustments. Zünd says that, particularly for engraving applications, this effectively prevents quality issues arising from differences in material thickness by maintaining constant routing depths.
The system uses ER-16 collets for concentricity and to maintain reliable retention. To accommodate different shaft diameters, HSK-E25 collet holders are used. These permit the use of a wider range of bits with one and the same router module.
An automatic tool changer takes care of handling and changing router bits. The magazine can accommodate up to eight different preloaded collet holders. Zünd says that fully automated tool changing significantly increases overall levels of production automation and throughput. Also, reducing tool changeover times increases productivity, especially for workflows that involve many different types of custom or short-run jobs or complex designs that call for several different bit sizes and types.

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