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Vertigo MX2-Neptune CNC Router (Fully Assembled)

Vertigo Technologies most convenient CNC machine yet!

Designed and manufactured in New Zealand by Vertigo Technologies, the Vertigo CNC is perfect for the prosumer.

 

Fully Assembled

 

All Vertigo CNC machines come fully assembled, including the MX2-N. They are shipped in their own custom-built shipping crates to keep them safe during transit. Just make sure you have some help to unload your machine and take it out of the box.

Once your Vertigo MX2-N CNC machine arrives it is ready to use straight out of the box. Just make sure you have pre-installed all the necessary software - this can be done before your machine arrives.

 

Materials

 

The Vertigo MX2-N CNC is designed for versatility and can be used to cut a range of materials like Foam, Wood, Plastic, Carbon Fibre, Aluminium and more.

 

Cutting

 

The Vertigo MX2-N is the mid-sized Vertigo CNC; with a cutting envelope of 1200mm x 600mm x 120mm, it offers ample space. The Vertigo MX2-N is sized to fit a quarter sheet of plywood, a convenient size that most hardware stores stock so you don't have to worry about pre-processing.

The Z-axis also has 140mm of travel which comes in handy when cutting thicker materials and using long cutting bits.

 

Waste board and Workholding

 

The Vertigo MX2-N CNC features an MDF bed that is durable and easily replaceable as well as adds strength to the machine.

 

The bed of the MX2-N features 8 full-length universal T-slot rails, placed a convenient distance apart for work-holding. The machine comes with 6 T-bolts of different sizes, allowing you to get up and cutting as soon as possible.

 

Drive

 

The Vertigo MX2-N uses acme lead screws to drive each axis with power being provided by NEMA 23 stepper motors. This design provides the Vertigo CNC superior accuracy over similar belt driven machines.

The lead screws are held in place by a dual angular contact bearing to take load off the motor. The bearing is then held in place by a sleek anodized bearing cap that is precision manufactured in-house. 

 

Controller

 

The brain behind the Vertigo MX2-N CNC is an LPC1769 microcontroller running an optimized version of Smoothieware. http://smoothieware.org/

The Vertigo CNC controller is a modular design, including the microcontroller board, four-driver boards running TMC262 driver chips and an ESP32 for Wi-Fi functionality (coming soon).

The control box boasts a number of useful features: an E-Stop can be found on top for easy reach. At the rear of the box is a number of connections: power in, Ethernet and touch probe connector. Also on the back of the controller is the cooling fan and power switch. There is also a USB cable for connecting the controller to your computer. The cable is attached directly to the controller to limit the risk of accidental disconnection.

 

The controller connects to the machine using an industrial “Epic” connector and is secured in place by two levers so there is no chance of accidental disconnection during operation.

Vertigo Technologies makes continuous improvements to their controller and software, and the Vertigo CNC controller is designed with easy upgradability in mind.

 

Z-Axis

 

The Z-axes on all Vertigo CNC machines are made out of billet aluminium machined in-house. The Z-axis is driven by a single lead screw centered between 2 linear rails.

The design of the Z-axis has been 2 years in the making and Vertigo Technologies continues to improve it. The most recent upgrade has been adding in the extra linear rail, which has shown noticeable improvement to the quality and accuracy of cuts.

 

Wiring

 

All Vertigo CNC wiring looms are made using Lapp cable with Molex crimps and connectors, to ensure that the wiring is easily upgradable and customizable. The Molex connectors are used on all wiring connections including the motors, giving you versatility and the option to upgrade in the future as Vertigo Technologies continues to innovate.

 

Specifications

 

Travel

X-Axis 1200mm
Y-Axis 600mm
Z-Axis 140mm

 

General specifications

 

Accuracy (0% load) +/- 0.05
Repeatability (0% load) +/- 0.05
Z Clearance 118mm
Bed Size X1250mm x Y700mm
Bed Material MDF/T-Slot extrusion
Machine Footprint X1470mm x Y800mm
Machine Height 610mm
Machine Weight Approx 90kg

 

Supported Software

 

Pronterface

Easel
Lightburn (laser only)

CAD/CAM Fusion 360

VCarve