We are constantly looking for ways to improve the OZO CNC router. Many satisfied customer attest to its great reputation since the beginning. It was well-engineered in every area from the beginning: hardware design, electronic reliability, software ease of use.
However, technology is always advancing, so we stay on top of useful improvements to make the OZO Router more reliable and more efficient for your needs. Most of these features are now standard on our fully rebuilt machines at no extra charge.
New Standard Features
New Optional Features
- Universal Fixture System
- Barcode Scanner
- Antistatic Protection
- High Resolution
- Custom Hardware and Software
Learn more about each feature below.
The optional features are additional for hardware, installation time or training.
Standard features are included in the initial cost of the machine
If you would like to add any of these features to your older OZO Router, please contact us.
Standard Features Now on Model 18HS
We recently upgraded the OZO spindle to the new E88 Spindle. This spindle is a very popular, high-speed, water-cooled, reliable spindle. This is a tremendous breakthrough for us, to replace such a large subsystem as the spindle and driver with a higher quality NEW system!
The basic spindle design has been used on major industrial CNC routers since the 1970s. Our new spindle is an OEM replacement that includes continuous improvements. It is built to the same specs and reliability. The price for a spare spindle and rebuild are lower.
Read more about the E88 spindle and its features here.
Watch a quick video showing the spindle in action.
This comes standard on our rebuilt OZO Routers. Contact us if you would like us to upgrade your current OZO Router with this NEW spindle.
The basic Intel 8086 has been the foundation of computing power since 1980s. Guess what? This processor is still in demand for many industrial machines. Therefore it is still being manufactured based upon this foundational technology. There are many machines on manufacturing floors that also still depend upon this ‘old’ technology.
As I’m sure you know, the trend is to integrate more function into a smaller space. The same is true with these new processors on a single board computer. It has all the functions on one board: memory, floppy & hard disk controller (or SSD), parallel printer port, serial ports.
Now there is Ethernet capability on the same board! We take advantage of this capability to easily connect the OZO Router with supervisors, engineers, administration and our support staff. Reports can be designed for your needs and run with the frequency of your choosing.
- Do you need to download the files for a new project?
- Make backups of critical data in case of failure or recovery?
- What kind of administrative reports do you need?
- How many boards of what type were singulated today?
- How long did your OZO Router sit idle?
- Is there any maintenance necessary to keep it reliable?
- Do you need to download the latest software upgrade?
- Do you need to troubleshoot a problem with our support team?
This is standard, no extra charge. Contact us for any updates for your processor.
Solid State Memory Devices
Hard disk drives (HDD) and floppy disk drives (FDD) have many moving parts that eventually wear out. Now solid state memory devices are replacing these antiquated devices. We have replaced the HDD & FDD with solid state for faster access, greater reliability, lower heat, longer life. Instead of floppy disks, you can now transfer files via USB flash drives or via Internet, with Ethernet capabilities!
This is standard, no extra charge.
We have replaced the original fluorescent light system with a much brighter and more useful LED lighting system. You can place the LEDs at any location for optimal visibility.
- The fluorescent lamp has been replaced with LED lighting!
- It is much brighter!
- It can be relocated by you to the best spot!
- The LED lighting can even reach into the electronics box below!
This is standard, no extra charge.
Optional Features Now Available
Universal Fixture System
The Universal Fixture System enables the supervisor to quickly build a unique fixture, typically used for prototype, first run or small quantities. This process is done ‘in house’ without a machine shop, therefore there is no lead time. There is no additional expense, since the system includes all the parts necessary to complete a custom fixture. The size and quantity of tool holes in the PCBAs in the panel determines the time required to perfect the fixture. Minor XY position adjustments are necessary to allow the operator to easily mount and remove the panel.
Notice: Posts into the tool holes. Also posts can be added on the edges to firmly hold the PCBA and waste area.
Since your PCBA may have tooling holes of various sizes. We will need to supply you with the correct diameters of the posts that engage the PCBA and the waste areas. Also if there are tall components between the circuit board and the base, the length of the posts will need to be longer. Hopefully this can be standardized to eliminate too many different types of posts.
After the fixture is no longer needed, it can be disassembled and the parts used on the next fixture.
Since the contents of the Universal Fixture System are unique for your needs, we will need to discuss these details with the proper engineer.
The supervisor can prepare all the information needed to perform a job. This information is stored in a Job Setup. It has information about tool feeds and speeds, locations on the work table (XY) and heights (Z) of the spindle for routing or drilling, and much more.
The operator must select the proper Job Setup, then the OZO Router is ready to control the machine to succeed at this routing or drilling job.
To assist the operator to select the proper Job Setup, we have incorporated a barcode scanner. This automates the process for the operator and makes it error free, so the correct routing pattern is used for a specific PCBA.
- If the barcode pattern is always located at the same spot on the fixture or panel, the OZO Router can scan this pattern, locate the correct job setup and display the cutting pattern of the PCBA panel for verification.
- If you have prepared a special procedural manual to instruct operators, the operator can use a handheld scanner to read the barcode from the manual.
There is a small extra charge for this addition.
Are you concerned about electrostatic discharge (ESD) damaging or weakening sensitive electronic chips on your PCBAs? Sometimes ESD will only weaken the chip. It will often still pass functional test at the manufacturer, but under stress in the field, the chip may fail at the customer’s site.
To avoid failures in the use of these electronic chips, we have a high-performance micro static eliminator available that floods the area around the spindle where static is generated with appropriate levels of oppositely charged ions to neutralize the static. This unit is dynamic and intelligent, using feedback from the sensor to release either positive or negative ions which eliminate the static before a dangerous discharge occurs.
Manufacturer’s statement: “Using I.C.C. elimination methods, anti-static blowers sense the static charge on the target and emit counteracting charges automatically to achieve uniform static elimination at high speeds. Very low maintenance.”
This requires a sophisticated and high-quality device, so there is an additional charge.
Standard 18HS was designed for trimming the tabs on a PCBA. A positioning resolution of 0.001″ was more than enough accuracy, because of oversize tolerances to fit within the plastic box of the finished product. Usually even 0.005″ was close enough. Certainly the G-code files on our standard OZO Routers can be finely adjusted by your process engineers to provide a perfectly smooth finish where the tab used to be.
However, if your customer’s circuits demand more accurate resolution, we can provide up to 0.0005″ or 0.00025″ (6.35 microns). We have had many customers that require such accuracy for LTCC ceramic circuits, typically in military, medical or space industries.
This solution includes a high resolution camera with similar accuracy. Sophisticated software finds fiducial marks and adjusts for location, size and skew.
If you have a demanding requirement, please let us know. We can help!
Of course this requires special equipment, software and additional charges.
Additional Options and Services of Depanel Master
Industrial HEPA vacuum with automatic switch
Trimming the tabs on a fiberglass PCB produces a lot of very dangerous, very fine powdered waste. This dust must be captured. The pressure foot at the bottom of the spindle not only holds the PCBA in place while trimming the tabs, it also captures this dust produced during the routing process. This dust is carried via 1.5″ hose outside the OZO Router to the vacuum system.
We can provide you with a quality industrial HEPA vacuum that is operated automatically, as needed whenever the spindle is running. Also included is a pressure regulation system so that small PCBAs are not sucked into the vacuum.
If your factory has its own vacuum system, we can use this automatic switch to control a valve to open the channel to the system vacuum. Let’s talk about it. There are several solutions available.
Crate and shipping arrangement
As needed, we can build a crate and arrange shipping to your dock. Please let us know if you do not have a loading dock or a forklift. Unless other arrangements are made, there is an additional charge for this service.
Installation and training
We love to guarantee the total functionality of the OZO Router at your site. The best training is with your operators, supervisors, technical and maintenance people, on site with interactive questions. The cost of the training time is included in the full cost for the OZO Router.
However, travel expenses (Flight & Per Diam) are NOT included. At least one day of training is included in the purchase price. Ideally you would provide a sample bare board panel of PCBs for us to use during training. Also it is necessary to have a unique fixture for holding each panel. Or the fixture could be quickly built from our Universal Fixture System.
Let’s talk about your schedule, personnel and fixture needs. All these details should be discussed before the sale, so that there are no unmet expectations for either of us.
Typically the OZO Router is covered by a 6 month warranty. Complete parts and service beyond the initial 6 months can be arranged. Let’s talk about it.
All OZO Routers come standard with:
New bright & large 15″ touchscreen
The original OZO Touchscreen was only 10″ diagonally. We have upgraded it to 15″ very bright, modern touchscreen. Read more here.
New wireless keyboard
Standard keyboard with full functionality of 104 keys in a 88/89 key layout, complete with built-in infrared technology.
Latest software (with updates for one year)
Our staff includes the original software guru for these CNC Routers from OZO Automation! So you can imagine what he does in his spare time…. Right? Designing more enhancements for the OZO Control Program to make it more efficient, add new features, and make it easier for the operators and supervisors to use!
Full support documentation available
Several documents are available to assist at every level: operator, supervisor, maintenance. There is an Operator’s Manual with screenshots, examples. Detailed list of G-Codes with examples, maintenance instructions, parts lists, electronic schematics and overviews.
Full Support for Custom Applications
If you have any special applications, such as interface to testers or handling equipment, our standard software incorporates a very friendly IO control language. The Macro Language was originally designed for our In Line machines coordinating with SMEMA conveyors and totally automatic handling of PCBA panel separation and waste disposal.
The Macro Language makes interactions with your inputs or outputs quick and easy. Each input or output can have a name given to it that is referenced by the macro program. The user program reads like a basic language program with subroutines, conditional tests, timing restraints and other flow control. This replaces any complex PLC or Ladder Logic programs. It interfaces directly with the standard operation of the OZO Router.
Let us know if you desire any custom Hardware or Software control. We are ready to meet your needs. Anything really – let us know!
If you have questions about any of these options for your CNC Router, contact us.