CNC machines Comparison

What should you be looking for when purchasing a CNC machine?

Besides the value behind the company - service, local sourcing and manufacturing, open source - which we'll let you decide how important they are, here's a technical guide to comparing CNC machines.

Every digital milling machine is based on a mechanics - electronics - software combination that results in its performance, accuracy and durability. You can read more on our design choices here, but the purpose of this page is to compare our machines to other you may find on the market.

 

Brand Mekanika CNC Step
Model

PRO-L

High-Z S-1400/T-105

Price (excl. VAT) 5590€ 6510€
GENERAL INFORMATIONS

Footprint (mm)

1400x1400

1350x1730
Working area (mm) 1050x1050 1100x1400
Z clearance (mm) 115 110
MECHANICS

Driving system Ballscrews 16mm Ballscrews 12mm
Guiding system Prismatic rails Non supported rails
Structure & frame Aluminium extrusion & 8mm steel plate Aluminium extrusion & aluminium plate
Maximum travel speed 10.000 mm/min Not announced
Annouced precision <0,1mm <0,1mm
ELECTRONICS

Motors 4x Nema 23 4x Nema 23
Drivers & Controller Planet CNC (europe based) CNC Step
Protected electronic box Mekanika control unit CNC Step Box
Onboarded computer Raspberry Pi 4 No
Interface touch pad
Touchscreen & keypad No
Limits switches 6x Inductive sensors 3x Mechanical sensors
Spindle Up to 2,2 Kw software
controlled (option)
Up to 1,4 Kw software
controlled (option)
Connectivity Wifi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, USB USB, Parallel port
ADD ONS

Spoilerboard Optional
Optional
Dust shoe Optional Optional
Probing device Included Included
Square gantry feature Included No
SUPPORT

Warranty 5 years   2 years
Help & tutorials Yes Yes

 

Brand Mekanika Stepcraft
Model PRO-L Q404
Price (excl. VAT) 5490€+199€ (Spoilerboard) 8320€
GENERAL GEOMETRY

Footprint (mm)

1400x1400

1596x1501
Working area (mm) 1050x1050 1223x1223
Z clearance (mm)  115 145
MECHANICS

Driving system Ballscrews 16mm
Ballscrews 16mm
Guiding system Prismastic rails 15mm & bearings Supported rails & wheels
Structure & frame Aluminium extrusion & 8mm steel plate Aluminium extrusion & aluminium plate
Maximum travel speed 12.000 mm/min 12.000 mm/min
Announced precison <0,1mm <0,1mm
ELECTRONICS

Motors 4x Nema 23 4x Nema 23
Drivers & Controller Planet CNC (europe based) Stepcraft 
Protected Electronic box Mekanika control unit Stepcraft control box
Onboarded computer Raspberry Pi 4 No
Interface touch pad Touchscreen & keypad No
Limit switches 6x Inductive sensors 3x Mechanical sensors
Spindle Up to 2,2 Kw software
controlled (option)
Up to 2,2Kw manually controled (option)
Conectivity Wifi, Ethernet, Bluetooth,USB USB & parrallel port
ADD ONS 

Spoilerboard Included Included
Dust Shoe Optional Optional
Probing device Included included
Square gantry feature Included No
SUPPORT

Warranty 5 years   Up to 3 years
Tutorials & articles Yes No
Mekanika >< Sorotec

 

Brand Mekanika Sorotec
Model PRO-M Compact Line 1007-kit
Price (excl;VAT) 4890€+(199€ Spoilerboard)  3697€
GENERAL GEOMETRY

Footprint (mm)

1000x1400

910x1320
Working area (mm) 650x1050 710x1020
Z clearance (mm)  115 170
MECHANICS

Driving system Ballscrews 16mm
Ballscrews 16mm
Guiding system Prismastic rails 15mm & bearings Supported rails & bearings
Structure & frame Aluminium extrusion & 8mm steel plate Aluminium extrusion & aluminium plate
Maximum travel speed 12.000 mm/min Not announced
Announced precison <0,1mm Not announced
ELECTRONICS

Motors 4x Nema 23 Optional
Drivers & Controller Planet CNC (europe based) Optional
Protected Electronic box Mekanika control unit Optional
Onboarded computer Raspberry Pi 4 No
Interface touch pad Touchscreen & keypad No
Limit switches 6x Inductive sensors 3x Mechanical sensors
Spindle Up to 2,2 Kw software
controlled (option)
Up to 1,4Kw manually controled (option)
Conectivity Wifi, Ethernet, Bluetooth,USB Not included
ADD ONS 

Spoilerboard Included Included
Dust Shoe Optional Optional
Probing device Included Optional
Square gantry feature Included No
SUPPORT

Warranty 5 years   1 year (B2C) 2 years (B2B)
Tutorials & articles Yes No