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    Default ShopBot New full-size Zeta cnc

    Stumbled upon this interview of Ryan with the new ShopBot Zeta by George Vondriska on YT:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajGjYFlp6uw

    Looks like some major mods of the PRS Alpha. Impressive multi-bit drilling head, lower rails for side loading, new style ATC.
    Surprised no word here nor website yet.
    Turns out, they have been working on something fresh to stay competitive in the full-size machine category.
    I'm very intrigued and await more details...
    Go ShopBot!

    jeff

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    Here's the pricing and configuration options if anyone is interested

    zeta.jpg

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/hwEURByKJ8MC91nU8 (larger format so the text is more readable)

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    Did they update the control system too or did they keep the old one?

    Frankly, it doesn't look that enticing for twice what the old one cost.
    ShopBot Details:
    2013 PRS Alpha 96x60x12
    4hp Spindle
    12" indexer
    Aspire
    Rhino
    Fusion 360
    Ferrari 360
    Prusa MK3S+

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    Now that I see the price, my enthusiasm is damped greatly. Many others out there doing the same at half the investment. Exception is the drill head, but wow...

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    From what I can see in the video it’s still running SB3

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    I see that it includes a lot of options that are extra from other companies

    Both Packages Include:

    • Robust Dual Z with 5x4 drill bank
    • 5hp ATC spindle
    • 10 HP Becker blower
    • 4-Zone (for the 96-48) or 5-Zone (for the 120-48) vacuum hold down system
    • Hose Cradle Kit and 4”x25’ Dust Hose
    • Dedicated Control Computer
    • VCarve Pro
    • Cabinet Parts Pro
    • ShopBot Zeta Bit/Drill Kit:

    9 boring bits (1: 3mm x 57, 6: 5mm x 57 & 2: 8mm x 57)
    8 popular bits for cabinet making: 1/4” Downcut, 3/8” Two Flute Max Life Compression Spiral, Carbide Tipped Straight Spoilboard Cutter, Raised Panel Straight MDF Panel Bit, 2” 140° V Flute, 3/16” Radius Carbide Tipped Point Cutting Roundover, 3/8” Two Flute Downcut Chipbreaker x 1-1/8”

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry_stanek View Post
    I see that it includes a lot of options that are extra from other companies

    Both Packages Include:

    • Robust Dual Z with 5x4 drill bank
    • 5hp ATC spindle
    • 10 HP Becker blower
    • 4-Zone (for the 96-48) or 5-Zone (for the 120-48) vacuum hold down system
    • Hose Cradle Kit and 4”x25’ Dust Hose
    • Dedicated Control Computer
    • VCarve Pro
    • Cabinet Parts Pro
    • ShopBot Zeta Bit/Drill Kit:

    9 boring bits (1: 3mm x 57, 6: 5mm x 57 & 2: 8mm x 57)
    8 popular bits for cabinet making: 1/4” Downcut, 3/8” Two Flute Max Life Compression Spiral, Carbide Tipped Straight Spoilboard Cutter, Raised Panel Straight MDF Panel Bit, 2” 140° V Flute, 3/16” Radius Carbide Tipped Point Cutting Roundover, 3/8” Two Flute Downcut Chipbreaker x 1-1/8”
    But are they using the same old tired control system that's so beyond obsolete as to not even be funny?
    ShopBot Details:
    2013 PRS Alpha 96x60x12
    4hp Spindle
    12" indexer
    Aspire
    Rhino
    Fusion 360
    Ferrari 360
    Prusa MK3S+

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    Quote Originally Posted by coryatjohn View Post
    But are they using the same old tired control system that's so beyond obsolete as to not even be funny?
    True but it does work

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry_stanek View Post
    True but it does work
    A horse was great for transportation until something better was invented. Would you invest $65k in a device with a 20 year old control system?
    ShopBot Details:
    2013 PRS Alpha 96x60x12
    4hp Spindle
    12" indexer
    Aspire
    Rhino
    Fusion 360
    Ferrari 360
    Prusa MK3S+

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    The beisse I run has a controller that still uses windows 95 and runs flawlessly

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