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COLEX or ESKO

Discussion in 'CNC Routing & Laser Cutting' started by jsonpaul, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. MGB_LE

    MGB_LE Member

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    That is good to know. Being able to cut 1/4" is impressive.
     
  2. Maggie Reaves

    Maggie Reaves magnolianbeef

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    The tool used for measuring the Z level on the Colex is literally the only reason I would say stay away. It's the dumbest design ever. And the software actually really does suck.
     
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  3. cstone94

    cstone94 Pro-Graphx

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    Curious why you ruled out Zund. We looked at Esko and Zund, and after visitng Zund and seeing the machines in person it was easy. We absolutely love how simple it is to use and it's dead nuts consistent every time.
     
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  4. jsonpaul

    jsonpaul JASD

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    Hello, I spoke to canon rep and I told him our budget and off the bat he said it would not work with Zund. So we went with Esko/Kongsberg.
     
  5. jsonpaul

    jsonpaul JASD

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    Hello All,

    Just to give every body an update, we now received the Esko and just finished the training, we are currently in growing pains where we think we can cut faster manually (as we are still slow and driving the i-cut software) but i believe this is something we will overcome soon.

    We are mostly cutting PVC, Foamcore and Styrene for now as we are just entering the milling market for cut out letter signs. We are very optimistic that both new investments (UV Flatbed and Esko) will give us significant growth, speed and capacity over the coming years.

    For those running CNC, is there a good bit 3rd party supplier or should i just stick with Esko? Let me know of your recommendations.
    ThankS!
     
  6. 2CT Media

    2CT Media Major Contributor

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    What are you "slow" at with operating?
     
  7. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    Sorry but this is why Zund is worth the extra money.
    They are dead easy to use. Throw the job on the table, scan the barcode and the machine does it's thing.
     
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