CNC Router

High-Z / T-series


High precision CNC Router with ball screws


For more precision and real high-speed!

The CNC Router Type High-Z/T with ball screws for quick and precise 2D and 3D milling, drilling, cutting and engraving.

Special feature: Open frame construction for machining big workpieces, for example, big 3D objects, guitars and control cabinets.

from 2.829,00 €

(excl. 19% German VAT)

CNC controller included

CNC Router of the High-Z T-Series


Our bestseller for high precision milling

The CNC Router High-Z of the T-Series is always a good choice, no matter if you are looking for an industrial machine, which is taking 8-hour-shifts or if you need a machine for any private purposes.

With the T-model of the milling machine, you obtain well-tried technology. The High-Z Router has been designed for more accuracy (repeat accuracy approx. 0,01 mm) and speed for bulk production when every second of time-saving counts with regards to the individual production.

Robust construction with special high-quality aluminium profiles

The frame is built of aluminium profiles with four times internal bars. This basic construction gives the CNC Router more stability which is necessary for milling solid materials like hardwood, aluminium and steel. For precise milling work, each axis including its components resist the milling forces effortlessly without swinging up.

High accuracy due to hand work

Our mechanics make any necessary adjustments during the machine assembly to provide a milling process without vibration for top 3D and 2D results. The additional stability is well processed and gives the CNC Router more speed and power.

Open frame for unlimited machining opportunities

Due to the open frame, you can also machine large workpieces with the High-Z, for example, guitars or control cabinets. The downward open construction is also beneficial when you use the CNC Router as a plasma cutter because you can place the machine directly on the steel sheet to cut any shape out of it.

Unlimited free live-support for all CNC Router customers

The purchase of a High-Z Router always includes unlimited free live-support. The entire CNC Router Machine is made in Germany. At CNC-STEP customer care comes in the first place.

Our support starts when you first contact us and ends when you sell the purchased CNC machine. And even then the free support continues because it does not matter who is the current owner of the milling machine.

Including 4 axis CNC control

The price of all High-Z Routers includes a 5 channel 4 axis CNC control which is GERMAN TÜV certified.

Machining stainless steel


Machining plastic


Machining wood


Model overview High-Z T-Series


CNC Router High-Z S400T
High-Z S-400/T 400x300mm
CNC Router High-Z S-720T
High-Z S-720/T 720x420mm
CNC Router High-Z/T front view
High-Z S-1000/T 1000x600mm
CNC Router High-Z S-1400T
High-Z S-1400/T 1400x800mm
CNC Router High-Z S-1400T/105

Features High-Z T-Series


  • Drive system: 4 brushless 2 phases stepping motors with 4,2 ampere each
  • 2 motors for constant tension and compression during milling operation on X-Axis
  • Feedthrough of long workpieces possible, because there’s no belt drive at the end of the X-axle
  • Ball bearings at both sides of ball screws on X and Y axis
  • Working speed around 8000 mm/min max.
  • Traverse speed of rapid feed: max. 12.000 mm/min
  • Technical resolution : 0,00635 mm ( 1/10 Step )
  • Reversal error max.: +/- 10µm ( 0,01mm )
  • Reference- and limit switch on all axes
  • Double safety emergency stop button
  • Energy chain for clean cabling
  • Milling Motor anchorage: Euro neck Ø43mm
  • Optional high-performance software KinetiC-NC
  • incl. Software ConstruCAM-3D limited ( recommended sell price full version 1902.81 EUR)
    To use the software CAD CAM ConstruCAM in full screen, you need the milling software version WIN PCNC Economy upward or KinetiC-NC
  • Modular frame for universal application
  • An approx. 30-minute long introduction during pick up and unlimited telephone support via Team Viewer Software are also included.
  • An approx. 2 hours long introduction and installation of the software on your brought notebook/ PC as well as an explanation of fundamental terms of Corel Draw, KinetiC-NC etc. possible, too.

Digital CNC controller included


Technical data of the CNC controller:cnc router machine controller

  • 5-Channel Stepper motor – CNC-Controller with actual SMD-Technology
  • Main voltage 115 – 240 Volt / 47 – 63 Hz.
  • Motor current 5 x 3,5 Ampere
  • Microstep controller Resolution 1/10-Step / 2000 Steps/Rev.
  • 5 Connections for 5 brushless Motors / Stepper motor
  • Connection with parallel port and Software WIN PCNC Light, Economy or USB with WIN PCNC USB or Profi version. ( Also possible:MACH3, USBCNC, NC-Easy LINUX EMC and LINUX CNC and much other stepper driver software.)
  • “Sleep-Function” for controlling current down
  • Oscillation motor-Connection 24 Volt by PWM controllable (for example Tangential knife) or  24 Volt constant for motor Break by ST-plug
  • 2 relais for maximum 1200 Watt by Software switchable (up from WIN PCNC Light), 230 Volt, max. 6,0 A / Plug (for example Air compressor, cooling, exhaust, dust extraction).
  • 0 – 10 Volt for connecting an HF converter for a high-frequency spindle
  • 12 Status-LEDs for monitoring all important function (Power, Toggle, Move, X, Y, Z, C; Overheat, Emergency stop, Relais: Spindle / Cooling, Short Circuit)
  • Connection possibility of 4 end- or. Reference switches and one Emergency Stop switch
  • Motor connection by D-Sub 9-pin. (C-Axis: 15-pin.)
  • Emergency-Stop Switch
  • Overheating protection
  • Short circuit protection

Functions, accessory and prices


Technical data High-Z CNC Routers with ball screwsS400 TS720 TS1000 TS1400 TS1400 T/105
Article Number1101 00021102 0002 1103 00021104 10001105 0002
X Axis Travel400 mm720 mm1000 mm1400 mm1400 mm
Y Axis Travel300 mm420 mm600 mm800 mm1050 mm
Z Axis Travel110 mm110 mm110 mm110 mm110 mm
Clearance height (Top edge machine frame up to bottom
edge bridge)
103 mm103 mm103 mm104 mm104 mm
Maximum height of the workpieceAny height! The machine frame is open downwards. For example, the operator can place the machine over a workpiece with a height of 5 meters performing milling work or making engravings at this position.Any height! The machine frame is open downwards. For example, the operator can place the machine over a workpiece with a height of 5 meters performing milling work or making engravings at this position.Any height! The machine frame is open downwards. For example, the operator can place the machine over a workpiece with a height of 5 meters performing milling work or making engravings at this position.Any height! The machine frame is open downwards. For example, the operator can place the machine over a workpiece with a height of 5 meters performing milling work or making engravings at this position.Any height! The machine frame is open downwards. For example, the operator can place the machine over a workpiece with a height of 5 meters performing milling work or making engravings at this position.
Clamping Area X790 mm1110 mm1390 mm1790 mm1790 mm
Clamping Area Y390 mm510 mm690 mm890 mm1170 mm
Weight32,5 kg39,5 kg45 kg82 kg89 kg
Length over all X796 mm1116 mm1396 mm1796 mm1796 mm
Width over all Y570 mm690 mm870 mm1070 mm1350 mm
Height over all Z575 mm575 mm575 mm575 mm575 mm
Linear Guides Diameter X/Y Ø22/22 mm22/22 mm22/22 mm22/30 mm22/30 mm
Linear Guides Diameter Z Ø16 mm16 mm16 mm16 mm16 mm
Add. Ball Linear Guides X-Axis / HIWIN– / optional
Steps per Revolution 1/10 Micro-Step20002000200020002000
Ø Ball Screws / Spindles DiameterX/Y/Z10/10 mm10/10 mm10/10 mm12,7/12,7 mm12,7/12,7 mm
Slope10 mm10 mm10 mm12,7 mm12,7 mm
Programmable Resolution0,005 mm0,005 mm0,005 mm0,00635 mm0,00635 mm
Backlash+/- 0,015 mm+/- 0,015 mm+/- 0,015 mm+/- 0,015 mm+/- 0,015 mm
Repeat Accuracy0,01 mm0,01 mm0,01 mm0,01 mm0,01 mm
Max. Rapid Speed X + Y12000 mm/min with CAM-Software WinPC-NC or Mach3
34000 mm/min with CAM-Software Kinetic-NC
12000 mm/min with CAM-Software WinPC-NC or Mach3
34000 mm/min with CAM-Software Kinetic-NC
12000 mm/min with CAM-Software WinPC-NC or Mach3
30000 mm/min with CAM-Software Kinetic-NC
12000 mm/min with CAM-Software WinPC-NC or Mach3
30000 mm/min with CAM-Software Kinetic-NC
12000 mm/min with CAM-Software WinPC-NC or Mach3
30000 mm/min with CAM-Software Kinetic-NC
Max. Cutting Speed8000 mm/min with CAM-Software WinPC-NC or Mach3
12000 mm/min with CAM-Software Kinetic-NC

Data depend on the shape and material!

8000 mm/min with CAM-Software WinPC-NC or Mach3
12000 mm/min with CAM-Software Kinetic-NC

Data depend on the shape and material!

8000 mm/min with CAM-Software WinPC-NC oder Mach3
12000 mm/min with CAM-Software Kinetic-NC

Data depend on the shape and material!

8000 mm/min with CAM-Software WinPC-NC oder Mach3
12000 mm/min with CAM-Software Kinetic-NC

Data depend on the shape and material!

8000 mm/min with CAM-Software WinPC-NC oder Mach3
12000 mm/min with CAM-Software Kinetic-NC

Data depend on the shape and material!

Digital CNC Controller Zero3 / 5-Channel
Operating System with Software
WINPC-NC, MACH3, EMC, Linux CNC:
Windows / Linux
incl. Full Version 3D-Software CADCAM
ConstruCam-3D with
Postprocessor for Win PCNC and MACH3
Price in EUR (incl. 19 % German VAT)3.366,51 €3.925,81 €4.473,21 €6.377,21 €7.567,21 €
Operating instructions
Quick-start guide for High-Z Series CNC RoutersDEEN
High-Z T-Series operating manualDEEN
High-Z S 1400-T operating manualDEEN

CNC Router – advantages, opportunities, applications


In as many sectors as of the mostly metal- or wood-processing industry, the so-called CNC Router is very popular. But what is it and what materials can be processed with these types of machines? And above all: How does such a machine work? In the following, all these questions are answered.

What is a CNC Router?


To understand what exactly a CNC Router is, it is important to know what the word CNC means. CNC is an abbreviation of the English description “computerized numerical control“, and refers to an electronic method for controlling machine tools. Consequently, a CNC Router Machine is nothing more than a machine tool, which is numerically driven with computer assistance to process a variety of materials, such as Metals, wood, granite and much more.

A CNC router can mill complex shapes and fine contours in different materials by moving a high-quality tool through the clamped workpiece on a least three axis. The bridge itself is the X-axis and its back- and forward-movement symbolises the Y-axis. The up- and down movement of the milling tool stands for the Z-axis. The bridge looks like a portal, and this is why a CNC Router is also well-known as a portal milling machine.

How does a CNC controlled router work?


As already mentioned, CNC routers are operated by a computer. The required controlling commands, the so-called G-code, are successively listed in a CNC program. Each G-code-command starts with the letter „G“ followed by an instruction of numbers and types telling the machine in which direction it is supposed to move the milling cutter through the material. The computer transfers the G-code-commands to the control unit which implements them into machine movements.

Formerly the operator had to write the G-code by hand which required programming skills and was very time-consuming. Today there is no need to do this anymore. There are many CAD-CAM software solutions which turn the drawing directly into G-Code.

As the rotating milling tool penetrates the clamped workpiece, it executes a cutting movement. It depends on the tool cutting geometry on how the material is chipped. The G-Code-commands determine the moving direction itself. Both the G-code-commands and the tool cutting geometry ensure the desired shape.

What materials can a CNC Router process?


A CNC router can machine a lot of different materials.

Here listed just a few materials that can be machined 2D or 3D:

  • Metals / Non-ferrous metals
  • Brass
  • aluminium
  • titanium
  • Noble metals such as silver, gold
  • Steel and cast steel
  • Wood
  • multiplex
  • plastics
  • acrylic glass
  • Granite and marble

It is important to know that a few materials require spray cooling during the machining process, either for cooling down the milling tool, the material or to bind the chips. What can happen if a spray cooling is necessary but there isn’t any during the milling operation?

  • Chips can clog or glue the grooves of the milling tool until it breaks.
  • The blades of the milling cutter can get blunt quickly which prevents accurate milling results.
  • Plastic can melt if it becomes too hot.

What criteria are decisive when buying a CNC Router?


When you want to buy a milling machine to make some work steps easier or to manufacture individual workpieces, there is a fundamental question to ask: “What is essential for you to take into consideration when you buy a CNC Router?”

  • The size of the material
    Before you start to look for a manufacturer, you should think about the size of the desired material you want to machine because the working area determines the maximum size of the material. Maybe you want to machine larger workpieces in the future. Think of the biggest measurements which come to your mind and then look for a CNC router in that size.
  • Type of milling spindle
    It often depends on the material which milling spindle you have to use. Softwood or plastic, for example, require less drive power than solid materials like stainless steel. There are standard milling motors with different performances, and for high-end milling operations, there are various high-frequency spindles on the market. A trustworthy manufacturer should be able to offer both kinds of spindles.
  • Hardness and resistance of the material
    Solid materials such as steel or granite offer more resistance to the whole machine construction than soft materials. The harder the material, the more stable the machine has to be built. A CNC router which can machine stainless steel and granite with high precision is usually more expensive than a CNC router which is only made to mill soft materials.
  • Precision
    In general, only a professional mounted CNC Router with high-quality components can provide highly precise milling results. The components should be well adapted to the machined material. Before shipping, the machine should have been extensively tested.

These questions will help you to find the right CNC Router:

  1. How big is the material that you want to process?
  2. What kind of milling spindle do you need for your material?
  3. How hard is the material which you want to machine?
  4. Which extra components do you need for your application (e.g. spray cooling, additional stability)?