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Opus CNC.

The Home of
CNC Routers

At Opus, we have a range of CNC routers, from the entry-level Olympus to the super-fast, high-specification Pegasus with a 12 tool carousel auto tool changer.

CNC Routers

Opus CNC.

The Home of
CNC Routers

At Opus, we have a range of CNC routers, from the entry-level Olympus to the super-fast, high-specification Pegasus with a 12 tool carousel auto tool changer.

CNC Routers

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    An Introduction to
    CNC Routers

    Firstly, what is a CNC? CNC is an acronym for computer numerical control. In layperson’s terms, they use a computer to control a machine automatically.

    CNC router machines have evolved and are more affordable, making it more cost-effective to bring production in-house. Our CNC routers can handle the most challenging jobs 24/7 and suit many industries and budgets.

    Our Opus range of CNC routers is versatile and incredibly user-friendly. They are invaluable to manufacturing wood, plastics, and soft metals. Even inexperienced users can start CNC machining after our friendly engineers have completed your on-site training.

    We understand that purchasing a CNC router is a significant investment. That’s why we always recommend visiting our showroom here in Durham before deciding. This allows you to see the machine in action and meet our team. A demo of the different CNC machines ensures that the right CNC router is recommended for your needs.

    Our CNC machines have been installed in many sectors, reducing human error and material wastage and increasing productivity and profitability. Industries such as campervan conversions, kitchen makers, exhibition builders, education, and sign and print benefit from the possibilities offered by an Opus CNC router machine.

    The Full Package: What is Included with all Opus CNCs?

    Opus Lorry

    Delivery

    All 1313, 1325 and 1530 models are delivered by a curtainsider lorry. Therefore, a forklift is required to offload. 2030, 2040 and 2060 models are delivered by a HIAB, so no forklift is required to offload.

    Warranty

    Training

    We carry out full machine and software training with all Opus CNC routers. The engineer will tailor the training around your capabilities and needs in a friendly and patient manner.

    Drives

    Installation

    One of our experienced engineers will carry out the full installation, including the wiring in of the extraction unit. It normally takes approximately one day for the installation of an Opus CNC router. 

    Shield

    Warranty

    All of our CNC routers include 2 years full parts and labour warranty. Warranty can be extended if required. We also carry out annual services to ensure longevity of the machine's operation.

    The Full Package: What is Included with all Opus CNCs?

    Opus Lorry

    Delivery

    All 1313, 1325 and 1530 models are delivered by a curtainsider lorry. Therefore, a forklift is required to offload. 2030, 2040 and 2060 models are delivered by a HIAB, so no forklift is required to offload.

    Warranty

    Training

    We carry out full machine and software training with all Opus CNC routers. The engineer will tailor the training around your capabilities and needs in a friendly and patient manner.

    Drives

    Installation

    One of our experienced engineers will carry out the full installation, including the wiring in of the extraction unit. It normally takes approximately one day for the installation of an Opus CNC router. 

    Shield

    Warranty

    All of our CNC routers include 2 years full parts and labour warranty. Warranty can be extended if required. We also carry out annual services to ensure longevity of the machine's operation.

    3 AXIS CNC Routers

    Olympus
    CNC

    The Olympus CNC is an easy-to-use, industrial entry-level CNC with a 6kW air-cooled spindle and manual tool change.

    The entry-level Olympus CNC router can handle the most challenging jobs 24/7. It is a heavy-duty industrial CNC machine weighing over 2 tons.

    This CNC machine is our most affordable yet reliable and precise industrial CNC router. It is also ideal for those with no previous experience of CNC routing.

    Olympus PRO
    CNC

    The Olympus PRO CNC router is a step up from the Olympus model and comes with a 9kW HQD manual tool change, Opus PRO control system and servo motors & drives.

    Impressively, it can be upgraded later with an auto tool change system when the need arises.

    This CNC router is perfect for those who are looking for affordability and an option to upgrade in the future to an automatic tool change, for up to 8 tools.

    Olympus ATC
    CNC

    Are you looking for an affordable CNC router with an auto tool change? Then look no further than the Olympus ATC CNC router for up to 8 tools.

    Olympus ATC routers come with the same spec as their sister model, the Olympus PRO. However, they already have the automatic tool change configured and ready for use.

    The Olympus ATC is ideal for those who don’t want to break the bank without losing quality or accuracy.

    Pegasus ATC
    CNC

    The Pegasus ATC CNC router is a top-of-the-range CNC machine with extensive features and consists of worldwide components.

    All Pegasus ATC CNC routers include a super-fast carousel automatic tool change for up to 12 tools, Yaskawa servo drives and motors plus an Italian 9kW HSD spindle.

    If you are in the market for a high-class CNC router then look no further than this premier CNC router.

    Olympus
    CNC

    The Olympus CNC is an easy-to-use, industrial entry-level CNC with a 6kW air-cooled spindle and manual tool change.

    The entry-level Olympus CNC router can handle the most challenging jobs 24/7. It is a heavy-duty industrial CNC machine weighing over 2 tons.

    This CNC machine is our most affordable yet reliable and precise industrial CNC router. It is also ideal for those with no previous experience of CNC routing.

    Olympus PRO
    CNC

    The Olympus PRO CNC router is a step up from the Olympus model and comes with a 9kW HQD manual tool change, Opus PRO control system and servo motors & drives.

    Impressively, it can be upgraded later with an auto tool change system when the need arises.

    This CNC router is perfect for those who are looking for affordability and an option to upgrade in the future to an automatic tool change, for up to 8 tools.

    Olympus ATC
    CNC

    Are you looking for an affordable CNC router with an auto tool change? Then look no further than the Olympus ATC CNC router for up to 8 tools.

    Olympus ATC routers come with the same spec as their sister model, the Olympus PRO. However, they already have the automatic tool change configured and ready for use.

    The Olympus ATC is ideal for those who don’t want to break the bank without losing quality or accuracy.

    Pegasus ATC
    CNC

    The Pegasus ATC CNC router is a top-of-the-range CNC machine with extensive features and consists of worldwide components.

    All Pegasus ATC CNC routers include a super-fast carousel automatic tool change for up to 12 tools, Yaskawa servo drives and motors plus an Italian 9kW HSD spindle.

    If you are in the market for a high-class CNC router then look no further than this premier CNC router.

    4 AXIS CNC Routers

    Tetra 4 Axis CNC router
    The new Tetra ATC CNC routers are available with a 4th axis also known as the C-axis. 
     
    The C-axis offers side drilling and routing to all 4 edges of material, which is ideal for kitchen cabinetry, plastic fabrication and door manufacturing.
     
    The C-axis is removable to allow for standard 3 axis routing, at the touch of a button. 
     
    Want to learn more about our new Tetra 4-axis CNC routers and all the features?

    5 AXIS CNC Routers

    Lotus 5 Axis CNC router
    The new Lotus 5-axis CNC router is known for its power and precision. With the combination of Fusion 360 and the Lotus 5-axis CNC router, you can take your creativity to the next level.
     
    A standard CNC router functions on an X, Y & Z axis, limiting you to 2D creations, the Lotus 5-axis CNC router goes beyond that by utilising additional A & C axes.
     
    Want to learn more about the impressive features and capabilities of this outstanding 5-axis CNC machine?

    4 AXIS CNC Routers

    5 AXIS CNC Routers

    Tetra 4 Axis CNC router
    The new Tetra ATC CNC routers are available with a 4th axis also known as the C-axis. 
     
    The C-axis offers side drilling and routing to all 4 edges of material, which is ideal for kitchen cabinetry, plastic fabrication and door manufacturing.
     
    The C-axis is removable to allow for standard 3 axis routing, at the touch of a button. 
     
    Want to learn more about our new Tetra 4-axis CNC routers and all the features?
    Lotus 5 Axis CNC router
    The new Lotus 5-axis CNC router is known for its power and precision. With the combination of Fusion 360 and the Lotus 5-axis CNC router, you can take your creativity to the next level.
     
    A standard CNC router functions on an X, Y & Z axis, limiting you to 2D creations, the Lotus 5-axis CNC router goes beyond that by utilising additional A & C axes.
     
    Want to learn more about the impressive features and capabilities of this outstanding 5-axis CNC machine?

    Software Options

    We supply VCarve Pro with all our 3-axis CNC router machines as standard. VCarve Pro offers a user-friendly platform with a range of features that cater to CNC routing, engraving, and carving needs.

    Its focus on ease of use, design flexibility, and toolpath generation makes it a popular choice for those looking to create intricate and decorative designs using CNC technology. VCarve Pro is ideal for our 3-axis CNC routers.

    As our engineers are trained in Autodesk Fusion 360, a comprehensive 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE software, this offers numerous benefits across a variety of industries and applications. Fusion 360 is ideal for our 4 and 5 axis CNC routers.

    VCarvePro
    Fusion360
    VCarvePro
    Fusion360

    We supply VCarve Pro with all our 3-axis CNC router machines as standard. VCarve Pro offers a user-friendly platform with a range of features that cater to CNC routing, engraving, and carving needs. Its focus on ease of use, design flexibility, and toolpath generation makes it a popular choice for those looking to create intricate and decorative designs using CNC technology. VCarve Pro is ideal for our 3 axis CNC routers.

    As our engineers are trained in Autodesk Fusion 360, a comprehensive 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE software, this offers numerous benefits across a variety of industries and applications. Fusion 360 is ideal for our 4 and 5 axis CNC routers.

    Do I need an automatic tool change (ATC)?

    Efficiency and Productivity: An ATC allows a CNC machine to change tools automatically without manual intervention. This reduces downtime between machining operations, leading to increased efficiency and productivity. Operators can load multiple tools into the ATC magazine, and the machine can select and change tools as needed, enabling uninterrupted machining.

    Complex Machining Operations: Many machining processes require multiple tools with varying geometries and functionalities. With an ATC, a CNC machine can switch between different tools seamlessly, enabling it to perform complex machining operations without requiring constant manual tool changes.

    Reduced Human Error: Manual tool changes are susceptible to human error, such as selecting or misaligning the wrong tool. An ATC eliminates these errors by precisely selecting and positioning the correct tool according to the CNC program.

    Cost Savings: While the initial investment in an ATC system might be significant, the long-term benefits of increased production, reduced labour costs, and minimized errors can result in substantial cost savings over time.

    Automatic Tool Change

    Unattended Operation: An ATC-equipped CNC machine can run unattended for extended periods. Once programmed, the machine can automatically change tools and continue the machining process, allowing operators to focus on other tasks or run multiple machines simultaneously.

    Reduced Setup Time: A manual tool change can be time-consuming when a machine needs different tools for various operations. With an ATC, setup time is significantly reduced, as the machine can swap out tools with minimal delay.

    Consistency and Accuracy: An ATC ensures that the same tool is used consistently throughout a machining process, leading to greater accuracy and consistent results. This is particularly important in industries where precision is critical, such as aerospace or medical device manufacturing.

    Increased Flexibility: CNC machines with an ATC can handle a broader range of tasks and materials. The ability to change tools quickly allows for more versatile machining, making switching between different types of cutting, drilling, and finishing operations easier.

    Automatic Tool Change

    Efficiency and Productivity: An ATC allows a CNC machine to change tools automatically without manual intervention. This reduces downtime between machining operations, leading to increased efficiency and productivity. Operators can load multiple tools into the ATC magazine, and the machine can select and change tools as needed, enabling uninterrupted machining.

    Complex Machining Operations: Many machining processes require multiple tools with varying geometries and functionalities. With an ATC, a CNC machine can switch between different tools seamlessly, enabling it to perform complex machining operations without requiring constant manual tool changes.

    Reduced Human Error: Manual tool changes are susceptible to human error, such as selecting or misaligning the wrong tool. An ATC eliminates these errors by precisely selecting and positioning the correct tool according to the CNC program.

    Cost Savings: While the initial investment in an ATC system might be significant, the long-term benefits of increased production, reduced labour costs, and minimized errors can result in substantial cost savings over time.

    Unattended Operation: An ATC-equipped CNC machine can run unattended for extended periods. Once programmed, the machine can automatically change tools and continue the machining process, allowing operators to focus on other tasks or run multiple machines simultaneously.

    Reduced Setup Time: A manual tool change can be time-consuming when a machine needs different tools for various operations. With an ATC, setup time is significantly reduced, as the machine can swap out tools with minimal delay.

    Consistency and Accuracy: An ATC ensures that the same tool is used consistently throughout a machining process, leading to greater accuracy and consistent results. This is particularly important in industries where precision is critical, such as aerospace or medical device manufacturing.

    Increased Flexibility: CNC machines with an ATC can handle a broader range of tasks and materials. The ability to change tools quickly allows for more versatile machining, making switching between different types of cutting, drilling, and finishing operations easier.

    Explore the Opus CNC Range

    Olympus CNC Router

    Olympus CNC Router

    Tool Change Type: Manual Tool Change
    Spindle: 6kW Air-cooled Spindle
    Drives: Stepper Drives
    Motors: Stepper Motors
    Control System: DSP Hand Controller
    Bed: Vacuum Bed with Matrix Zones
    Zones: Automatic On/Off Switches
    Extraction: 3.0kW Extraction System Included
    Software Included: VCarve Pro
    Delivery: Included
    Installation: Included
    Training: Machine and Software Training Included
    Upgrades Available: PC Control System

    Prices from £9,995 plus VAT

    Olympus PRO CNC Router

    Tool Change Type: Manual Tool Change*
    Spindle: 9kW HQD Air-cooled Quick-release Spindle
    Drives: Delta Servo Drives
    Motors: Delta Servo Motors
    Control System: Opus PRO Hand Controller
    Bed: Vacuum Bed with Matrix Zones
    Zones: Automatic On/Off Switches
    Extraction: 5.0kW Extraction System Included
    Software Included: VCarve Pro
    Delivery: Included
    Installation: Included
    Training: Machine and Software Training Included
    Upgrades Available: PC Control System

    Prices from £15,495 plus VAT

    *Can be upgraded to a linear automatic tool change at a later date

    Olympus ATC CNC router

    Olympus ATC CNC Router

    Tool Change Type: Linear 8 x ISO 30 Automatic Tool Change
    Spindle: 9kW HQD Air-cooled Quick-release Spindle
    Drives: Delta Servo Drives
    Motors: Delta Servo Motors
    Control System: Opus PRO Hand Controller
    Bed: Vacuum Bed with Matrix Zones
    Zones: Automatic On/Off Switches
    Extraction: 5.0kW Extraction System Included
    Software Included: VCarve Pro
    Delivery: Included
    Installation: Included
    Training: Machine and Software Training Included
    Upgrades Available: PC Control System

    Prices from £16,995 plus VAT

    Pegasus ATC CNC Routers

    Pegasus ATC CNC Router

    Tool Change Type: Carousel 12 x ISO 30 Tools/Automatic Tool Change
    Spindle: 9kW Italian HSD Spindle
    Drives: Yaskawa Servo Drives
    Motors: Yaskawa Servo Motors
    Control: Syntec Control System
    Bed: Vacuum Bed with Matrix Zones
    Zones: Automatic On/Off Switches
    Extraction: 7.5kW Extraction System Included
    Extras: Material Locating Pins | Bearing Wipers
    Software Included: VCarve Pro
    Delivery: Included
    Installation: Included
    Training: Machine and Software Training Included

    Prices from £25,000 plus VAT

    Tetra 4 Axis CNC router

    Tetra 4 Axis CNC Router

    Tool Change Type: Carousel 12 x ISO 30 Tools/Automatic Tool Change
    Spindle: 9kW Italian HSD Spindle – Angular or Rotational Options
    Drives: Yaskawa Servo Drives
    Motors: Yaskawa Servo Motors
    Control: Syntec Control System
    Bed: Vacuum Bed with Matrix Zones
    Zones: Automatic On/Off Switches
    Extraction: 7.5kW Extraction System Included
    Extras: Material Locating Pins | Bearing Wipers
    Software Included: VCarve Pro
    Delivery: Included
    Installation: Included
    Training: Machine and Software Training Included

    Prices TBC due to individual requirements

    Lotus 5 Axis CNC Router

    Lotus 5 Axis CNC Router

    Tool Change Type: Carousel 12 x ISO 30 Tools/Automatic Tool Change
    Spindle: 12kW Hiteco 5 Axis Spindle Options
    Drives: Yaskawa Servo Drives
    Motors: Yaskawa Servo Motors
    Control: Syntec 5 Axis Control System
    Bed: Vacuum Bed with Matrix Zones
    Zones: Automatic On/Off Switches
    Extraction: 7.5kW Extraction System Included
    Extras: Material Locating Pins | Bearing Wipers
    Software Included: Fusion 360
    Delivery: Included
    Installation: Included
    Training: Machine and Software Training Included

    Prices TBC due to individual requirements

    EXTRAS

    All Opus CNC machines can be fitted with one of these attachments. Please note these are bespoke CNC routing machines and are made-to-order. If you are looking for a specialised CNC router, speak to one of our CNC experts for professional advice.

    Oscillating Blade

    Oscillating Blade

    A robust cutting tool intended for heavier, thicker and harder materials than a traditional knife can accommodate. Full directional control of the blade allows straight edges and sharp corners to be cut cleanly and accurately.

    Tangential Knife

    Tangential Knife

    The tangential knife is suitable for softer materials such as leather, rubber and single-ply cloths which tend to fray easily, and require cuts to be cut with clean edges. This is especially beneficial for those who are specialising in textiles.

    Creasing Wheel

    Creasing Tool

    The creasing wheel attachment is a permanent fixture which allows the user to crease materials such as cardboard with precision and accuracy. Packaging manufacturing favours the creasing wheel as it removes human error and gives much cleaner results.

    Rotary Device

    Rotary Device

    Enables full 360° rotation of the workpiece for the perfect cylindrical carving and engraving, making it possible to machine profile bars and posts, such as newels for staircases and table or chair legs, with speed and ease.

    Drill Bank

    Drill Bank

    A universally applicable drill head with a variety of drill bits included for a wide range of different machining. The drill bank is perfect for use with a vast selection of materials, including non-ferrous metals, plastics, woods and composite materials.

    CCD Camera

    CCD

    Automatically adjusts the cutting tool path position to keep within captured register marks on the workpiece. This is especially useful when cutting out ready printed designs where inaccuracies may need to be compensated for.

    Oscillating Blade

    Oscillating Blade

    A robust cutting tool intended for heavier, thicker and harder materials than a traditional knife can accommodate. Full directional control of the blade allows straight edges and sharp corners to be cut cleanly and accurately.

    Tangential Knife

    Tangential Knife

    The tangential knife is suitable for softer materials such as leather, rubber and single-ply cloths which tend to fray easily, and require cuts to be cut with clean edges. This is especially beneficial for those who are specialising in textiles.

    Creasing Wheel

    Creasing Tool

    The creasing wheel attachment is a permanent fixture which allows the user to crease materials such as cardboard with precision and accuracy. Packaging manufacturing favours the creasing wheel as it removes human error and gives much cleaner results.

    Rotary Device

    Rotary Device

    Enables full 360° rotation of the workpiece for the perfect cylindrical carving and engraving, making it possible to machine profile bars and posts, such as newels for staircases and table or chair legs, with speed and ease.

    Drill Bank

    Drill Bank

    A universally applicable drill head with a variety of drill bits included for a wide range of different machining. The drill bank is perfect for use with a vast selection of materials, including non-ferrous metals, plastics, woods and composite materials.

    CCD Camera

    CCD

    Automatically adjusts the cutting tool path position to keep within captured register marks on the workpiece. This is especially useful when cutting out ready printed designs where inaccuracies may need to be compensated for.

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    CNC Automatic Loading and Unloading Tables

    We all know how tricky it can be loading large sheets of material onto a CNC machine manually.
     
    All of our CNC’s can be manufactured to accommodate our automatic loading and offloading tables; making material placing a whole lot easier!
     
    Just ask one of our engineers for more information.

    Enhanced Vacuum Bed

    Upgraded Vacuum Suction

    A common concern with standard CNC’s is the loss of suction at the edges of the vacuum bed. Why? Most CNC router mchines have a standard bed layout with uniform shallow channels. These superficial channels restrict the airflow as it moves away from each vacuum hole, giving a significant loss of suction.

    The newly designed vacuum beds on an Opus CNC router comes with a tapered vacuum matrix bed with much deeper grooves radiating away from each vacuum hole. This tapered grid bed allows maximum airflow throughout without restriction, even to the extremities of each bed zone.

    Vacuum Bed for CNC Router
    Enhanced Matrix Bed for CNC Router
    Upgraded Vacuum Zoning

    We have also redesigned the vacuum bed zones to incorporate maximum suction when using different size materials. The CNC routers with at least a bed size of 10′ x 5′ offer optimal suction when using sheet sizes of 8’ x 4′ and 10’ x 5′. The grid left, of a 10′ x 5′ CNC router machine, shows how the vacuum zones will incorporate these UK standard sheet sizes, as well as the entire bed size to ensure full CNC machining.

    Our Recent Installations

    Pegasus ATC
    1530

    Market Drayton, Shropshire

    Olympus ATC
    1325

    Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

    3 x OLYMPUS ATC
    1530s

    Leicester, Leicestershire

    Pegasus ATC
    2030

    Ely, Cambridgeshire

    Olympus
    1530

    Watford, Hertfordshire

    Lotus 5 Axis
    1212

    Paignton, South Devon

    What are the benefits of owning a CNC router?

    Bringing production in-house has many benefits. Firstly, you can control production timescales and manage quality control. As human error is inevitable, having a CNC router removes some of those risks as you can visualise the end product beforehand and allow the CNC router to do all the work. Lead times can also be determined when production is self-controlled and not reliant on outside sources.

    You can also enjoy the endless possibilities of new product development. For example, the vast and different range of available tooling and materials for CNC routers has grown over the years. It offers users the versatility to manufacture products they would only sometimes do by hand.

    A CNC router can also carry out intricate work, which wouldn’t necessarily be possible with a hand tool. Allowing the CNC router to do all the work also releases the user to engage in other projects.

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