AFS Series CNC Router
Our AFS Series Router is supplied as a TOTAL Turn-Key Solution.  The Total System includes:
Control Cabinet
Vacuum Pump
Dust Collector
Typical System Configuration Shown Below

60"x48" Primary Head (7 HP)
52"x48" Secondary Head (3.25 HP)
3 HP Dust Collector
5 HP Rotary Vane Vacuum Pump

AFS Series machines have been designed for high performance, long life, and easy maintenance.  We thought the machine should be able to be maintained completely by the small shop running the machine, instead of requiring specialists to come in and service and repair the machine. That's why the entire machine can be diagnosed, adjusted or repaired, using only basic wrenches and a $16 meter from radio shack (Included with machine!), and a person with no knowledge of machinery or electronics, just plain common sense, and the training that comes with the machine. Below are just a few examples of what is involved with maintenance and service.  The installation and training Technician will demonstrate all maintenance and service procedures.  If additional assistance is needed, we offer many types of additional technical support.

AFS Series Machines are driven with a rack and pinion shown above.

The only regular maintenance on the machine itself is to keep the rails, rack and v-wheels clean. The Sawdust should be blown out daily, and cleaned with  WD-40 weekly.  Notice the pinion gear rides on the tapered part of the teeth, leaving a small gap at the bottom of the tooth.  If a small amount of sawdust does get under the bellows, the gear will push it down into this gap, and no performance will be lost.  If the sawdust is blown out daily, it will never accumulate to the point where the pinion packs it in the rack.   The Installation Technician will demonstrate and clean the rails and rack during the maintenance portion of the installation.

The only other regular maintenance on an AFS System, is on Rotary Vane Vacuum Pumps require the oil and filters to be changed,  and some regenerative blowers need to be greased occasionally.

The only regular adjustments to be made are on the bearings, shown above, the bearing on the left is fixed and holds that side straight.  The bearing on the right is on an eccentric cam (the hole is off center) the adjustment procedure is simple, use a 7/16 wrench to loosen the center bolt (below bearing), then use a 9/16 wrench to adjust the eccentric cam (above bearing) until the bearing is tight, just to the point where the wheel is not spinning freely by hand,  but not so it crushes the bearings...  The bearing tightness should be checked at least every 6 Months, or as much as every 3 months on machines running more than 10 Hours a day.  The entire procedure should only take about 15 Minutes for the entire machine, if every bearing is adjusted.  The Installation Technician will demonstrate the proper method and tension required.

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