Make your own professional models and prototypes
Use the MODELA PRO II MDX-540 to make functional prototypes and industrial models quickly and with high precision. You may use the material of your choice for this purpose. Commonly used materials are ABS, POM, and polyurethane. The MDX-540 can also be used for milling aluminium and copper. Apart from prototypes, you can also use the milling machines to make small series of components and moulds.
Production takes place using the SRP technology. SRP means Subtractive Rapid Prototyping. In this technique, prototypes are made by milling a certain shape from a block. In additive systems, prototypes are made by placing thin layers of materials one on top of the other. SRP has several advantages over additive systems: it is cheaper, supports more materials and can finish models excellently.
Benefits for your company
You can keep your ideas confidential since you don’t need to outsource the production of prototypes. You will also save a lot of money and time. Furthermore, the device is easy to operate and the quality of the prototypes is high.
Accurate and user-friendly
Thanks to the precision spindle, the results are so precise that little or no finishing is required. The separate control panel allows you to operate the device from a safe distance. You can also set up and control the device via your PC with the virtual control panel.
Safe and protected
The device stops immediately on pressing the emergency button. An (optional) cover protects the milling system, thereby ensuring safety as well as the cleanliness of the surrounding area.
Four basic models
Four variants of the MDX-540 are available: the standard MDX-540, the MDX-540S, the MDX-540A, and the MDX-540SA. Each ‘A’ model is equipped with an automatic tool changer (ATC). The ‘S’ models deliver milling work of very high quality, important for prototypes and other applications in which fitting accuracies are important. The S models are equipped with an up to 0.02mm precise spindle. This gives you a very high repeat accuracy and minimal visible traces of the milling process.
The optional rotary axis increases the flexibility of the MDX-540. This fourth axis enables you to mill your material on all sides. You therefore do not have to turn the material manually. The automatic tool changer (ATC) can also be supplied as an option. The ATC changes up to four different milling cutters and allows you to mill a prototype fully without the need for any intervention. This saves labour costs.
Supplied with software
The device is supplied with user-friendly software. You can deliver professional results in no time, even if you have no experience with modelling.
I use the MDX-540 to mill my own molding and shaping tools for my furniture designs, but I also use it to mill small models from a variety of materials.
"We are very satisfied with our Roland machine. It works fast and accurately. And you don't need to be an Einstein to work smoothly with the machine."
The best thing about using the Roland MDX-540 is that you can easily create a finished product and not just a prototype. Then you are able to test out the product and easily create a new one. It’s a huge advantage that you can create a finished product in no time and on top of that the MDX-540 is also very user-friendly
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|Cuttable material||Plastic resin and light metal|
|XYZ-axis travels||X x Y x Z: 500 x 400 x 155 mm|
|Distance from spindle nose to table||Maximum 254 mm|
|Table size||Width x depth: 550 x 420 mm|
|Loadable workpiece weight||At acceleration of 0.2 G: maximum 12 kg, 0.1 G: 20 kg, 0.05 G: 20 kg|
|XYZ-axis drive system||AC servo motor, 60 W|
|Operating speed||Maximum 7.5 m/min|
|Acceleration||0.2 G, 0.1 G, 0.05 G|
|Software resolution||RML-1 mode: 0.01 mm, NC-code mode: 0.001 mm|
|Mechanical resolution||0.001 mm (0.00004 in.)|
|Positioning accuracy||±0.1 mm/300 mm, under no-load conditions|
|Repeat accuracy||±0.05 mm, under no-load conditions|
|Origin reproducibility (when the power is switched on/off)||±0.05 mm|
|Spindle motor||DC brushless motor, maximum 400 W|
|Spindle speed||400 to 12,000 rpm; 400 to 3,000 rpm for positioning and centering|
|Tool chuck||Collet method, maximum diameter of the tool: 10 mm|
|Control command sets||RML-1 and NC codes|
|Interface||USB (compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 1.1)|
|Power supply||Voltage and frequency: AC 100 to 120 V/220 to 240 V ±10%, 50/60 Hz Required power capacity: 7 A (100 to 120 V)/4 A (220 to 240 V)|
|Power consumption||Approx. 700 W|
|Acoustic noise level||During operation (no cutting): 65 dB (A) or less, during standby: 40 dB (A) or less (according to ISO 7779)|
|Dimensions||Width x depth x height: 745 x 955 x 858 mm|
|Operating temperature||5 to 40°C|
|Operating humidity||35 to 80% (no condensation)|
|Included items||Handy panel, power cord, tool sensor, sensor cable, nut, nut wrench, wrench, hexagonal wrenches, Roland Software Package CD-ROM, SRP Player CD-ROM, User's Manual, Roland Software Package Software Guide, SRP Player Installation and Setup Guide, NC Code Reference Manual|