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2550R Vision Router Engraver

The 2550R Router/ Engraver is Vision's heavy duty routing system. It can produce accurate, repeatable, cost-effective work in considerably less time than it takes to do the same work by hand. Featuring our state-of-the-art Vision Series 4 Controller and our graphically advanced Vision PRO software, this machine is perfect for a wide variety of applications including milling, drilling, contouring, and routing.

Applications

  • ADA compliant signage
  • Routing out wood signs
  • Cut out letters
  • Control panels
  • Cutting out sheets of material up to 2’ x 4’ (610 x 1220mm)
  • 2 ½D and 3D signs in sign foam, wood, and more
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Features

  •  25" x 50"  (635 x 1270mm) aluminium T slot table to accommodate various work-holding fixtures
  • 3.25 HP Router Motor or Engraving Head
  • Includes Series 4 controller an hand-held pendant
  • 7" (178mm) as standard or 10" 254mm optional
  • Optional high-speed NSK Spindle and Unist Misting System for deep metal engraving on stainless steel 
  • Optional Automatic Raster™ Braille Inserter tool
  • Optional Oscillating Knife for cutting semi rigid materials
  • Red Laser Pointer for easy job set-up
  • 2 year limited warranty

Specification

Software

Vision Express (Vision Expert or PRO optional)

Maximum Work Area 

25” x 50” (635 x 1270mm)

Maximum Work Piece Clearance 

30.5”(L) x Any Width x 7”(H) (775 x Any Width x 178mm)

Z-Axis Stroke 

7”  178mm (Standard) or 10” 254mm (Optional)

Spindle Type 

3.25 HP Router Motor or Engraving Head

Resolution / Speed 

0.0002” - 10”/sec

Table Type 

Aluminium T slot

Interface 

Ethernet

Controller 

Series 4 High Speed Controller

Warranty 

2 Year Limited

Power Requirements 

220V 5 Amp

Physical Dimensions 

40"(W) x 42"(D) x 32"(H) (1016 x 1066 x 812mm)

Series 4 Controller Dimensions 

13.5” (W) x 16” (D) x 4.5” (H) (800 x 406 x 115mm)

Shipping Dimensions 

47”(W) x 58”(D) x 38”(H) (1194 x 1474 x 965mm)

Weight

534 lbs (242kg)

Additional Options

Automatic Braille Inserter, DACS (Digitally Aligned Cutting System), 3 HP High Frequency Router Motor, 50,000 RPM 

Accessories

We offer a comprehensive range of equipment and accessories to compliment your Vision engraver or router.  From clamps and vices to rotary attachments if you have an unusual piece to handle we have a solution!

Wedge Clamp

Wedge Clamp

Simply slide the clamp onto the T-slot table surface and position it over the edge of the engraving stock. The downward clamping force eliminates bowing and warping problems. This clamp can be used with material up to 1/4” (6.45mm) thick. Fits all Vision T-slot tables

Edge Clamp

Edge Clamp

This clamp is designed to secure engraving materials from the top surface and avoids bowing in most applications. This clamp will hold material thicknesses of 0.5mm, 0.8mm, 1.5mm, and 3.0mm by rotating the clamp and tightening a thumbscrew. Fits all Vision T-slot tables

Corner Clamp

Corner Clamp

This clamp is designed to hold down square or rectangular plates. By lining up the “V” cut-out of the clamp with the corner of the plate, the engraver is allowed maximum engraving space. It will accommodate material as thin as 0.8mm. Fits all Vision T-slot tables

Universal Clamping Bars, Medallion Holder

Universal Clamping Bars, Medallion Holder

These clamping bars hold small flat items, including name badges with pin backs, securely. By rotating the clamping bars they will hold 1 to 3 round objects at a time. This allows you to engrave multiple notary seals, coasters, paperweights, and a variety of other circular items. With a place for the “eye” of medallions, this clamp adapts to any vice or table that has a T-slot system

Push-Down Clamp

Push-Down Clamp

This double-sided clamp secures items from the edge. It is ideal for items that are being cut, contoured, or engraved. Fits all Vision T-slot tables.

Seal Fixture

Seal Fixture

This fixture enables engraving on 1 5/8" & 2" diameter notary seals, medallions, coasters, paperweights, and other round objects. Can be used with the Quick-Lock or Versa Vise. Fits all Vision T-slot tables

Software

Software

All new Vision machines come supplied with Express version software. This dedicated easy to use software package can be upgraded to suit your system and project requirements. Three levels of software are available Vision Express, Vision Expert and Vision Pro

Rotary Attachment

Rotary Attachment

Engraving cylindrical items

The Epilog rotary attachment allows the user to engrave a variety of cylindrical product including wine bottles, mugs, glasses, flashlights and other items up to 5.25" (133.4 mm) in diameter. This simple to install and easy to use device means you can switch from one product to the next in seconds without having to remove the attachment from the engraver. It's design provides accurate image scaling, so there's no need to input diameter or circumference calculations. Setup is as easy as placing your product on the Rotary Attachment, raising or lowering the scissor lift to level the engraving area, and printing to the laser!

Seklema Hold-Down Mat

Seklema Hold-Down Mat

Seklema eliminates the need for double sided tape, clamps, vacuum tables, and most other hold down methods on many engravable items. Multi Mat will hold most types of engraving stock, including brass, aluminium, plastic, and acrylic. Just press it into place on any size engraving table and you’re ready to go, and because Multi Mat is produced with a special rubber coating on both sides, it cleans easily for extended use

Table Stands

Table Stands

Table stands are available for 1612 models upwards and are heavy duty steel construction, painted to match the Vision tables.

NSK High Frequency 50,000 rpm Engraving Spindle

NSK High Frequency 50,000 rpm Engraving Spindle

This high frequency spindle is perfect for deep engraving into metals! The high RPM allows cutters to stay sharp much longer for increased production, and allows for much faster speed in engraving. Includes control box; no nose cone. It is available as an option for our 16 Series and 24 Series Engravers, as well as our 25 Series Routers (with engraving head option). 

UNIST Misting System

UNIST Misting System

The Unist Micro-Dispensing Coolant System with solenoid, delivers a fine mist of lubricant directly to the point of contact.   significantly reduce the cost and volume of cutting fluid used in metal cutting, forming, and stamping operations. Applying a vegetable-based, biodegradable lubricant in controlled amounts will reduce wear and tear of cutting tools during machining operations.

Pen Rotary Attachment

Pen Rotary Attachment

With the Vision pen rotary attachment you're not just limited to engraving lengthwise on your pens, cigar holders or other cylindrical items. This device allows you to engrave around the entire circumference of the object also. Compatible with the Vision 1612, 1624, 2424, 2448, 2525 and 2550, it can hold items up to 1.25" (32mm) in diameter and up to 7" (178mm) in length.

Multiple Universal Pin Fixture Vice

Multiple Universal Pin Fixture Vice

This combination of a Versa Vice and three universal pin fixtures enables quick and easy setup for engraving multiple items of various shapes. Fits all Vision T-slot tables.

Engraving Head

Engraving Head

Choice of 1/4" of 11/64" top loading or optional collet spindle

Oscillating Knife

Oscillating Knife

Work with a variety of materials and applications such as Graphic Foam Boards, Closed Cell Foam, Plastic-Covered Foam, Corrugated Cardboard and Plastic, Gasket Materials, Rubber, Cork, Carpet, Felt and other Single-ply Cloth or fabric, Vinyl, Leather, and more.

3 HP High Frequency Spindle

3 HP High Frequency Spindle

This spindle has a 1/4” collet and high frequency inverter drive delivering variable speed from 3,000-18,000rpm resulting in low noise relative to other router heads

Router Dual Carriage

Router Dual Carriage

Half your production time for multiple repeats with a dual carriage This carriage must be factory installed, and cannot be removed for single head engraving. It can hold router head or engraving head.(Engraving head or router head not included)

Versa Vice II

Versa Vice II

The Versa Vice II can be used alone or in conjunction with other fixtures to hold a variety of shapes and sizes.

Routing & Engraving Tools

We offer a variety of 1/4" and 11/64"collet engraving tools including cutters, bevellers and diamond drag etc. 

DACS Digitally Aligned Cutting System

DACS Digitally Aligned Cutting System

The DACS is an alignment tool which provides perfect print-to-cut registration for our routing machines. This easy-to-use system requires minimal training, setup time and is the most cost-effective, accurate solution for improving digital finishing.

Pen & Medallion Fixture

Pen & Medallion Fixture

This is a double-sided fixture that when turned in one direction accommodates a pen and when turned in the other direction accommodates a medallion, seal, or other circular item. With a space for the “eye” of the medallion, this fixture is usable with the Versa Vice or Quick-Lock vice. Fits all Vision T-slot tables

Quick-Lock Vice

Quick-Lock Vice

This vice is specifically designed for T-slot table users. Its “cam” type locking device allows for quick changing of parts .It is supplied with a removable front clamping plate which allows for holding thicker items. Fits all Vision T-slot tables. 

Braille Pen Insertion Tool

Braille Pen Insertion Tool

This tool makes it easy to create ADA-compliant signs by using the Raster™ BRAILLE INSERTION TOOL and our Vision PRO software, which includes fonts specific for Braille. When using the optional Raster™ Pen Braille insertion tool with a Vision engraving or CNC router you will be able to drill holes and have precise placement of the Rasters™ (Braille beads) automatically

Universal Pin Fixture

Universal Pin Fixture

Available for the Versa Vice, Quick-Lock Vice, Vision T-slot table, and Self-Centring Vice. These fixtures enable engraving on all unique-sized pens, lighters, knives, key-chains, and many other irregular-shaped items.

Vacuum Chip Removal System

Vacuum Chip Removal System

The chip removal system uses a combination of quiet vacuum pump, kink resistant hose and nose cone to extract debris from the immediate engraving/routing area keeping your work clean. The unit has a large filtered canister with replaceable collection bag. 

FAQ

What is a mechanical engraving or routing system?

A mechanical engraving or routing system is machine attached to a computer which allows you to mark, engrave or cut a vast range of materials including metal using a high speed spinning tool.  .

What are the advantages with a mechanical system?

With a mechanical engraving or routing system you have an endless variety of tools to choose from making them extremely versatile allowing you to engrave/cut virtually any hard material including metals to depth.
Mechanical systems also allow you to produce accurate, repeatable, cost effective work in considerably less time than it takes to do the same work by hand.

How easy is it to use?

Learning as with any system can vary, depending on how technically inclined the individual is. However Vision offers software that adjusts to your level of expertise, making our engraving and routing systems very easy to learn and use from novice to experts alike.

Do I need to use a dedicated graphic software package?

Vision systems are supplied with dedicated 'easy to use' Windows based software. Different packages are offered depending on the application and features required

Vision Express is our Entry-level software offering a wide range of advanced features that is easily accessible for immediate productivity and ROI.

Vision Expert is our Mid-level software which include all features in Vision Express, plus many additional graphics, text, full grade 2 Braille support & engraving capabilities. Vision Pro is our highly advanced software, with a slew of features, you’ll be able to adjust different variables and setting to your specifications allowing you to unleash the full capabilities of your Vision Engraver or CNC Router

What sort of images can I engrave or cut?

The Vision software contains a variety of pre loaded fonts designed to optimise your engraving. However true type fonts and logos can also be imported and processed for engraving.

What materials can I engrave or cut?

You can engraver or cut; metal, wood, plastic and glass. The versatility of our systems allow for a variety of materials and applications.

Do I need an engraver, router or combined system?

It depends on your application and what materials you’re working with. We have small to large systems available with a multitude of option and accessories, allowing you to do parts marking, awards engraving, custom signage, wood working, fabrication, tags and much more. Because of the versatility of our systems the ideal would be to talk to one of our machine specialist who can help you find the perfect solution for your engraving and or CNC routing needs.

What are the computer requirements?

Computer requirements listed below.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • CPU: Dual Core (2.0GHz or higher)
  • Hard Drive: 120 GB
  • RAM: 1GB + OS Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows 8 32/64 Bit
  • Windows 7 32/64 Bit
  • Windows Vista 32/64 Bit
  • Windows XP 32 Bit
  • Ports: USB port for security dongle
  • Local or network Ethernet port to connect machine

Suggested System Requirements:

  • CPU: Quad Core (3.0 GHz or higher)
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB (or more)
  • RAM: 4GB + OS Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows 8 32/64 Bit
  • Windows 7 32/64 Bit
  • Ports: USB port for security dongle
  • Local or network Ethernet port to connect machine

 

What is a chip removal system?

A chip removal system is a vacuum system that attaches to your engraver or CNC router and helps keep the work area clear of dust and debris that has been removed from your application material.

How do I know which tool to use? 

Our customer support department can assist you in choosing the right tool for the job.

Can I engrave cylindrical items?  

Our MAX and MAX Pro Engraving machines have a built in cylindrical feature. They can engrave cylindrical, flat, and odd shaped items. We also have an accessory for our CNC routers that adds a third rotational axis; allow them to work with cylindrical shaped items.

What does a mechanical system cost?

The cost of our Vision systems vary according to machine size and the accessories required. They can be bought outright or leased through one of our finance partners. Our entry level engraver is the Vision Express and can be leased for as little as £?? per week subject to terms and conditions. For more information on how to own your own laser please contact our sales team.

 

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