The Fabertec M2 CNC Router is a piece of contemporary machinery for exact material processing.

For the most demanding professionals where 10-12 hours shifts may be a everyday norm the FABERTEC M2 CNC CENTRE is a perfect solution. Designed to withstand the challenging tasks, different materials, solid timber, composite panels and any other timber and plastic based products. Fitted as standard with HQD 9kW (12hp) air cooled spindle together with heavy 8-10mm steel structure fully welded, stress relieved and all surfaces for runners/linear bearings cnc milled to keep all axis perfect. It can cut through thick boards in one pass like a butter.

All M2 cnc machines are fitted with Automatic Tool Changer ATC with 12 tools at disposal in the carousel type storage. Located close to spindle is the quickest position for cnc to change tools. Of course all tool holders, starting bits and collets are included in the package so you can start your projects from day one. Vacuum table with T slot clamps with air cooled 7.5kW vacuum pump installed as standard. For more demanding cuts with smaller elements or if you will choose bigger table we strongly recommend to upgrade to 11kW KVE360 vacuum pump which will be much more efficient.

Maximize Efficiency and Precision with the Fabertec M2 CNC Router along with Automatic Tool Changer and servo motors

As in our FABERTEC M1 model the M2 also is fitted with FULL SERVO MOTORS with feedback to controllers. We believe that if you investing in CNC machine £15-30k it should have servo motors not stepper or hybrid stepper motors. Servo motors will provide you with much better speeds, higher accuracy, parts longevity and more efficient cooperation of motors with controller due to information loop. FABERTEC M2 comes as a ready to operate package with vacuum pump, 5.5kW double bag dust extractor, all necessary tooling, Vcarve Pro CAD/CAM software, warranty and our support.

All FABERTEC machines are designed in UK with fabricators in mind. Even if we using latest engineering solutions without breaking a bank we still think in terms of who will be using our machines and how quickly he/she can start to operate them. We believe in clever simplicity, easiness of operation and minimum maintenance required. We also supply our Clients with FUSION 360 postprocessor which will allow you to directly create G-code files for processing on CNC.

Affordable prices to allow you to speed up your workshop processes.

MODEL TABLE DIMENSIONS  PRICE 
 Fabertec M2 1325 1300 x 2500 12 Revolver ATC £24,500 +VAT 
 Fabertec M2 1530 1550 x 3080 12 Revolver ATC  £26,500 +VAT 
 Fabertec M2 2030 2070 x 3100 12 Revolver ATC   £28,500 +VAT
OPTIONS  DETAILS  PRICE
HSD Hiteco Italian 9kW Spindle  Air cooled. HQD spindles fitted as standard are copies of italian HSD spindle for fraction of the price  £2,100 +VAT
HQD Drilling Head  9 spindles, 32mm centres – X AXis – 5, Y Axis 4, 10mm diameter. 3200 rpm. Perfect for multiple drilling operations   £5,000 +VAT
Oil FREE Rotary vane vacuum pump KVE-350 (Taiwan copy of Beckor VTLF 2,400) 11kW 350 m3/h (Becker Price approx £13k)  £3,500 +VAT

Lease Purchase

MODEL  TOTAL PRICE MONTHLY    WEEKLY  DAILY
  M2 1325   £24,500  £551 £127   £18

Delivery

Our M2 1325 and 1530 machines come with free delivery, installation, and training by our UK-based engineers at the client's location.

Model 2030 due to machine size can only be delivered by Hiab lorry which will incur extra charge dependable on mileage.

  • Up to 30 miles free hiab delivery
  • Up to 50 miles £150
  • Up to 100 miles £485
  • Up to 150 miles £600
  • Up to 200 miles £1000
  • Any distance exceeding 200 miles will have a separate price.

The client needs a forklift on site to unload and position in workshop.

  • M2 1325 - Min 3ton with 1600mm long forks. 
  • M2 1530 3.5ton with 1800mm forks. 
  • M2 2030 4ton with 2200mm long forks.

Warranty

  • 24 Months on-site parts and labour warranty included. Obligatory maintenance is required after the first 12 months to keep the second-year warranty at £600 + travel time (£80/h).
  • To extend the 3-year warranty for £2,800 + VAT (M2 1325 Model) only available with first purchase and subject to mandatory service performed 12 and 24 months after the initial purchase of the machine. 
  • 12 Months warranty for Vacuum Pump.

What All Included In The Package

Fabertec delivers complimentary installation and training services across the UK, conducted by our experienced UK-based engineers. Also, our comprehensive package includes VCarve Pro, a vacuum pump, with all necessary collets, chucks, tools and spares. Additionally, we offer a free dust extractor for M1 & M2 Models (optional  for M0 models), ensuring you have everything you need for a seamless experience.

 CNC Router Running Costs

When calculating your return on investment we need to look at all costs associated with your new CNC cutting department in the company. Every business is different and the approach should be focused exactly on your needs. That’s why please do not hesitate to contact us as we helped hundreds of businesses already even to the point of creating layouts and most lean solutions in manufacturing. We are here to help.

Electricity Cost £6.6/h
Labour Cost £15/h
Maintenance Cost £0.52/h
Air Compressor Cost  £1.5/h
Consumables Costs £2/h

 

Overall Hourly Costs

£25.62 roughly is the cost per hour and £204.00 per 8-hour shift.

  • Electricity Costs

Running M1 and M2 models when it comes to electricity will be very similar. We will assume a more powerful vacuum pump KVE360 11kW as this will be the case with 1530 and 2030 models. The 1325 model running on a 7.5kW vacuum pump will be a bit lower in power usage. Typical per hour kW usage – 22kW. Assuming approx. £0.30 per kW it will cost £6.6 per hour just to run the machine. Of course between boards, You will switch off almost all motors but let's aim for the worst-case scenario.

  • Labour Costs

Operator costs of course vary but our machines are built with simplicity in mind so even a 16-year-old apprentice can run programs after 30-60 minutes of training again let's allow for someone with more experience let’s say £30k per year, so around £15.00 per hour.

  • Maintenance Costs

Now maintenance again can vary dependably if you will just go for one obligatory to keep the next year's warranty or go for a maintenance program. Let’s assume Just one maintenance visit per year which is approx. £1000.00 dependable on mileage. Allowing for 1920 hours in a year in 8-hour shifts as you can see this cost will be minimal at just £0.52p per hour.

  • Air Compressor Costs

Being thorough we cannot forget on cost of the air compressor needed to run aside of CNC machine which will also cost us electricity. Probably you will have larger kW to run other Machines in the workshop but we can allow approx 5kW which is simply calculated as needed to create approx 16-20CFM which CNC needs to run which will cost us approximately £1.5 in electricity.

 

  • Consumables Costs

Consumables may quote a spread cost depending on the type of boards you will be cutting, whether you are investing in costly cutting tools or just using cheaper Carbide and replacing them without sharpening. Let's assume you cutting typical mfc/mdf 18mm boards. Using cheap carbine cutter, they cost in the range of £7-10 per bit and they allow for quite good cuts on 30-40 boards. Then you need to replace them. In a typical working day, you can cut 30 boards if the operator is just taking care of CNC not drawing and designing toolpaths. So if we assume other items like collets, chucks, and cutters break sometimes - during the year we can conclude that approx £2.00 per hour allowance for cutting consumables should be sufficient. If you will be using expensive cutters for £200-300 then of course above will be much higher and keep in mind that 10-20x more expensive cutters will not cut 10-20x more boards. But those high-end cutters may be needed for some types of boards or keeping edge quality for longer.

  • Overall Hourly Cost

Of course, we cannot here account for all overheads like workshops, light, heat, office, drafts person, loading/unloading boards, storage, forklift fuel, and many more which we should also, keep in mind if we want to be 100% accurate but that will vary between companies greatly so let’s put that aside. Summarising £25.62 roughly is the cost per hour and £204.00 per 8-hour shift – of course assuming the machine is running which is not the case per whole hour.

  • Revenue Generation

If you investing in CNC machines to provide cutting services in the industry you are charged roughly £40.00 - £200.00 per board depending on the complexity of the cutting/routing/grooving. The lower Bracket of £40.00 is of course for simple cutouts of elements for carcasses/boxes/table tops etc. This operation shouldn’t take more than 7-10 minutes.

Some of the important features of the M2 CNC Centre Router

The vacuum bed is one of the most important feature of the cnc routers. By applying vacuum underneath the final material your board is held in place hence you don't have to use any clamps, screws or other means to keep it in place. Just press a button and you can process your material in no time knowing it will not move even a millimetre. The vacuum pumps supplied by us are always air cooled. ​The cheapest ones are water cooled and operator has to remember to keep the tank full, use antifreezers in winter, make sure no liquid is left in system during winter if antifreeze not used.
Servo motors are best motors available on the market for the CNC (and other) machines. ​A great number of CNC machines are supplied only with stepper or hybrid servo motors. The main difference between SERVOs and other motors is that they have a feedback loop to driver and position decoder. It means that driver always knows the “position” of the servo motor, if it missed any routing step, if there is too much tension on the motor etc. ​That allows driver to counteract or inform of any challenges during the processing. Also servo motors are much more durable and quicker than stepper or hybrid stepper motors so your work will be done in no time compared to cheaper solutions.
ALWAYS AIR COOLED (Except if very high kW used by Italian HSD) Industrial 9kW spindles which are air cooled are the most efficient solution in cnc routers. They allow for reliable work being controlled by designated inventer which will always apply required revolutions per minute down to operator specification or cutting bits used.
The lubrication oil for all guides/runners is located in automatic pump tank. After a set amount of minutes it will lubricate all guides and runners. By working with machines with manual lubrication we know it was a huge waste of time ​of the operator hence this option was added ​as standard.
We know that sometimes getting into cnc routing may be daunting and bit over the head. That's why we decided to use Syntec controllers to ease the pain of learning on your new machine. As this controller is really easy to learn, all data is clearly displayed on large screen and operations are very intuitive we never had a Clients who wouldn't cut their own products in 2-3h of training. When you add MPG Manual Pulse Generator handheld wheel where you can have full control of any motion movements on cnc as long as you turn the wheel - the work on FABERTEC M2 is simply a walk in the park without any stress.
By installing extra physical emergency sensors at the end of the axis we wanted to be sure that no operator can cause a serious damage even if great mistake will be made. We set software machine travel limits in controllers to stop machine if the coordinates are wrongly programmes but with high speeds the heavy gantry can still move by a few milometers during rapid movements. That's why we also installing physical limiters to switch off any servo movement in case spindle/gantry will pass their working limit. This will ensure no physical damage to steelwork on the machine.
Hiwin trapezoidal runners are the guides on which gantry and spindle is moving. The "beefier" they are the more stability, repeatability and durability of the machine your machine will have. As we prefer to overdesign our products the 30HG runners are designed for 6000kg kinetic load. Our gantry on M2 weights from 550kg to 700kg. As you can see you don't have to worry about any non designed "movement" on our structure by having almost 10x leeway in allowance for the weight.
If you planning on routing very high elements like laminated posts/timber, oak tables, assembled sections etc you can be sure our 300mm gap between gantry and table will leave you a plenty of space for long bits when doing for example deep tenons.
We believe in using just a little bit more steel and stiffeners than our competitors. That's why 10 or 12mm thick steel elements, 14mm thick steel sections to hold gantry or a full web of SHS beams are welded underneath the table to prevent any sagging in the future and losing flatness on your bed. We had a situations where Clients by mistake left a blank door on table during operations and FABERTEC M2 by pushing it against the wall made a hole in workshop blockwork. 20min to set the squareness and cnc was cutting fine. Also other case forklift hit our gantry at other Client site. One quick engineer visit and machine was working fine again without any structural damage. Those situations assured us that those extra steel used was a great decision as we really don't have to worry about durability of our machines.
As standard we install positioning bars on 2 edges of the table. They will make sure you will always lay down your board straight down the line. Also what's very important they will act as a perfect datum line when you will be processing double sided boards for example shaker style doors and your left side base needs to be fixed to flip the board and continue processing on other side.

Technical Specification

  • Working Surface: 1300mm x 2500mm (1500×3000 and 2000×3000 available)
  • Max Working Height: Axis Z 300mm
  • Motors: Full Servo Motors with Feedback Loop
  • Runners: HIWIN 30 Heavy Duty (designed for 6ton kinetic load)
  • Speed: 40 meters / minute
  • Software Resolution: 0,01mm
  • Positioning Accuracy: Physical 0,05mm
  • Spindle: 9kW HQD Air Cooled
  • Spindle RPM: Up to 24000rpm
  • Spindle tool diameter: ER32 1-21mm diameter
  • Router Bed: Always as standard vacuum bed with T-slots for clamping
  • Vacuum Pump: 7.5kW Air Cooled
  • Software: Vcarve Pro included
  • Weight: 1.7ton (1530 – 2.2t, 2030 – 2.7t)
  • Power Supply Needed: 3 Phase 32amp also Type D 32amp Breaker needed
  • Tools: 12 Tools available