The CRAFTER is an angular CNC machining center for door and window production. The Crafter provides the best of both worlds:
The Crafter consists of an electronically controlled cut-off saw, and two computer-controlled spindles for tenoning and profiling, mounted with stacks of tools which adjust to precision height and depth according to the working program. The machine is operated via a 15" touchscreen using intuitive WinCreator software, and is also capable of running software by Klaes and JoinerySoft.
The Crafter has an ideal blend of production capacity and affordability for mid-sized joinery shops. Compared to working with a dedicated 2-shaper cell, the Crafter works faster, frees up more labor, and bypasses time spent on changing tools and achieving proper height and depth set-ups- by far the most demanding and time consuming part of shaper operations.
Compared to a CNC router, the Crafter works faster, and at an affordable budget. The Crafter's robust spindles also enable it to run extra-large cutters up to 330 mm diameter.
The Crafter is capable of producing about 15-20 one-leaf casements, 30-40 single sashes or 8-12 complete sliding sash windows per 8-hour shift.
NB. Mortising of sash stiles is made off-line
NB. Lining beads, pulley stiles, head and cill extension are moulded off-line
(flush, stormproof & high performance windows)
This optional additional milling unit on the tenoning side of the Crafter is ideal for cross-grain profile cuts, like horn for traditional and heritage double-hung window styles.