Machine of the Month:The Denver Quota CNC machine
A product of Denver Co. of San Marino, Italy, the 3-axis CNC machine can work on pieces up to 65 x 118 inches. It is a full-featured machining center designed to produce countertops and bowl openings as well as radius corners, sink cutouts and odd-shaped islands. It can also be used for standard faucet holes and edge profiling.
All axes are servo-controlled for accuracy, along with traverse on linear motion ways and bearings to provide smooth precise movement. Other standard features are an automatic lubrication system, air-conditioned control panel, integral vacuum pump, bellows covers, color screen at the control panel and a remote pendant control. In addition to the standard features, the Quota is available with options that include automatic tool change with a 21-position rack, tilting spindle for drain boards, laser template reader and more.
The CAD and CAM software is a simple Windows-based program, according to the company, and input to the machine can come from a variety of sources other than drawing in CAD. The Quota will accept â€œ.dxfâ€ files from any other CAD program as well as data from sink suppliers, digitizing tables or photo templating devices. Jobs can also be programmed on a desktop or laptop computer then transferred to the Quota.