CNC router ML2512

The access to the this CNC rooter is limited in this first phase. If you are a member, please contact a fabmanager and explain your project to know if it could be accepted.

CNC router (Y)2500mm*(X)1500mm*(Z)150mm, rooter 3kW, with an automatic tool changer (and height compensation) and a vacuum table.

A standard wood sheet measure : 2440 * 1220 mm with a thickness of 3, 6 or 18 mm.

The CNC router is composed of several units : the control interface, an air compressor, a cooling system for the router, an aspiration system, the cnc router and the 4th axis, the vacuum unit for the table and the tool holder.

CNC control interface

is an ADTech ADT-DK400A, the full manual in English is below

Aspiration system

2 * 120 litre

The vacuum unit for the table

Composed of 4 zones.

The tool changer holder

Specific g-code, IMPORTANT

You can try those commands with the MDI interface.

M6T1 is the command to switch to the tool n°1

M6T2 is the command to switch to the tool n°2

M06 T2 G43 H2 is the command to switch to the tool n°2 and to take the height compensation of the tool n°2


The output 7 is for the "skirt" connected to the aspiration system hiding the spindle

The output 8 is for the jaw maintaining the tool in the right place. You have to use that command to change the tool manually on the tool changer.

Always do your home position (G54) with the tool #1. The tool compensation is measured with this reference !

Typical g-code startup sequence

G21 G90  G40
G0 Z10.0
M06 T2 G43 H2

M3 S10000


Please check that your g-code look like this !!!

Quick Start guide

Screen: Display the interface.
Functions keys:
Each function key is related to an option displayed above it.
Machine controls:
Using to start or stop the spindle, pause the machine or start a job.
Control panel:
A lot of keys for a lot of options, most of those are explained below.
an hand-controller for move the axis or start/stop the machine.
To boot the machine, push this button for few seconds.
Stop/ Arrêt d'urgence:
To shutdown the machine or, in case of emergency, stop the machine.
A switch for start or stop the aspiration.
Dépression/Vaccum table:
A switch for start or stop the vaccum table.

How to mill with the ML2512
1. Boot the controller (and the machine) by pushing the green button on it.

. This screen will appear. It's asking for automatic homing:

For choosing one or another you need to find those buttons:

DEL -> Delete.
EOB -> Confirm, Ok.
CAN -> Cancel.

If you click OEB, Confirm, so it will do an automatic homing.
But it's very slow.
So you can click CAN and move the axis manually.

Click on "JOG" on the control panel:

Now you can use these keys to move the axis:

Move the head in the bottom left angle of the machine:

When it's done, click on Home, then Start to automatically homing the machine:

The machine will move a bit and stop. It's done!



Cet équipement a été acquis dans le cadre du programme  FabLabs Solidaire de la Fondation Orange et Orange Belgium avec comme partenaires iMAL et Atelier Groot Eiland.



Difficulty: 4/5


Last updated: 1 week ago