8700 CNC Specifications

Hotwire Direct: 8700 CNC Independent Axis, 3D Foam Cutting, High Speed Expanded Polystyrene EPS Foam Cutter

CNC Production Example

Prep & Production Time for 72, 8' Pieces (576')

Draw: 8 min
Nesting: 20 min
Coding: 1 min
Multiwire Setup (6 wires): 1 min
Cutting: 14 min
Total First Run: 44 min
Total Second Run: 14 min

Picture below shows 4 blocks or 64' of a concrete bridge's form liner that was cut in approx. 38 minutes. Hotwire Direct: 8700 CNC Expanded Polystyrene EPS Foam Cutter - Concrete Bridge Form Liners
Click photo for how this bridge came together.

848 (8' wide x 4' high x 8' long)...$54,995

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- Bob Mallory, Southwest Architectural Castings

Cutting Capacity
106" x 51" x 105" (269cm x 130cm x 266cm). Wire is 105" long. Other sizes available.
Resolution
0.001" (0.025mm)
Accuracy
±.002"/foot (0.0167mm/m)
Drive Motors
Four 160 ounce/inch (1.8kg/cm) AC servos, 4000 counts per revolution encoders
Drive System
X & Y axis timing belt drives, precision sealed bearings ride on hardened ground rods
Max. Cutting Speed
55" (140cm) per minute
Max. Rapid Speed
1500" (3,810cm) per minute
Cutting Wire
Up to 6 - .014 (.355mm) wires
Power Required
240v single phase 50-60hz, 20 Amp
Warranty
1 year on all electrical components, 3 years on all mechanical components
Tech Support
Unlimited support at no charge

Options And Specifications



8700V Variable Wire Length

Hotwire Direct: 8700 CNC Independent Axis, 3D Foam Cutting, High Speed Expanded Polystyrene EPS Foam Cutter

The 8700V CNC is a variation of the 8700 that has a movable back tower. The reason for the variable wire length is that it helps in cutting more extreme 4 axis taper cuts when the towers are brought closer together. Both 8700 CNC machines can cut 4 axis tapers, but the 8700V allows for more steep angles which some applications demand.


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