CNC
ORIGINAL
INSTRUCTIONS
CNC/MINI/2
Please read these instructions before use.
Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury.
CNC/MINI/2
Dear Customer
Thank you for purchasing this Trend product,
we hope you enjoy many years of creative and
productive use.
Please remember to return your guarantee card
within 28 days of purchase.
TECHNICAL DATA
Voltage UK & Eire Power output
Machine size
Please read and follow all safety instructions
Table size
before turning on this engraver. If you do not
understand any statement, please contact Trend. Engraving area max.
The data and information in this manual may be
subject to change without any prior notice.
This unit is supplied with two manuals provided
by BravoProdigy. Please refer to these
instruction manuals for full installation and
set up of the unit, and the standard software.
(1) BravoProdigy Model No. BE3030 CNC Operating Instructions.
(2) BravoProdigy Model No. BE3030 EDIT
Operating Instructions.
VDC24
A 6.5
mm
925 x 597 x 633
mm
450 x 440
mm
300 x 300 x 100
Material thickness max.
mm
100
Table load max.
kg
5
mm
25 - 2500
Please keep the carton and packaging for further Max. engraving speed
servicing.
Resolution
The Mini CNC is manufactured on behalf of
Trend by BravoProdigy.
VAC240
mm 0.02
Spindle speed
min-1 0-17,000
Collet size
mm 4, 6, 6.35
inch 1/4
Spindle motor
WDC150
Operating noise level
Standby
No load
dB39.6
dB >66dB
Weight
kg 54.5
Operating environment
Temp
°C
5 - 40°C
Humidity
%
35 - 80%
PLEASE NOTE: EDIT & CNC software require a
InterfaceUSB 2.0
PC running Windows XP, Windows Vista or
Fuse
UK & Eire
240V 13A in plug
Windows 7, 8 or 10.
%
If you require further safety advice,
technical information or spare parts,
please call Trend Technical Support or
visit www.trend-uk.com
ITEMS REQUIRED
nWorkbench.
n Hand tools.
n PC computer.
INTENDED USE
The engraver is intended for engraving wood
based products and plastic.
The CNC Mini is a computer controlled engraver
which contains a user friendly software package
and easy-to-operate engraver.
This engraver is ideal for beginners who wants
to learn CNC or for schools & education
establishments.
The only requirement is a computer and a digital
photo to be engraved on wood or acrylic.
DO NOT use under wet conditions or in presence of
flammable liquids or gases.
Supervision is required when inexperienced
operators use this appliance.
This product is not intended for use by persons
(including children) suffering from diminished
physical, sensory or mental abilities; lack of
experience, knowledge or skills unless they are
supervised by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should never be left alone with this product.
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CNC/MINI/2
SAFETY
Keep cord from heat, oil and sharp
5. Consider working environment. Do
edges. Always trail the power cord
not use the product in the rain or in
away from the work area.
a damp environment. Keep work
area
well
lit.
Do
not
use
power
tools
Observe the safety regulations in the
18.Connect dust extraction equipment. near
gasoline
or
flammable
liquids.
instruction manual of the power tool
If devices are provided for the
Keep workshop at a comfortable
to be used. Please read the following
connection of dust extraction and
temperature so your hands are not
instructions carefully. Failure to do so
collection facilities, ensure these are
cold.
Connect
machines
that
are
could lead to serious injury. When using
connected and properly used.
used
in
the
open
via
a
residual
current
electric tools, basic safety precautions,
19.Check all fixing and fastening nuts,
device (RCD) with an actuation
including the following should always be
bolts and screws on power tool,
current of 30 mA maximum. Use only
followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric
attachment and cutting tools before
extension cables that are approved for
shock and personal injury. Also observe
use to ensure they are tight and
outdoor use.
any applicable additional safety rules.
secure. Periodically check when
Read the following safety instructions
6. The accessory or attachment must be
machining over long periods.
before attempting to operate this product.
kept level and stable at all times.
20.Stay alert. Watch what you are doing.
PLEASE KEEP THESE
7. Keep work area clean. Cluttered
Use common sense. Do not operate
INSTRUCTIONS IN A SAFE PLACE.
workshops and benches can cause
tools when you are tired, under the
injuries.
Ensure
there
is
sufficient
The attention of UK users is drawn to The
influence of drugs or alcohol.
room
to
work
safely.
Provision and Use of Work Equipment
21.Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Regulations 1998, and any subsequent
8. Secure idle tools. When not in use,
for eye, ear and respiratory protection
amendments.
tools should be stored in a dry and
must be worn. All PPE must meet
high or locked up place, out of reach
Users should also read the HSE/HSC
current UK and EU legislation.
of children.
Safe Use of Woodworking Machinery
22.Do not leave tools running
Approved Code of Practice and Guidance 9. For best control and safety use
unattended. Do not leave tool until it
Document and any amendments.
both hands on the power tool and
comes to a complete stop.
attachment. Keep both hands away
Users must be competent with
from cutting area. Always wait for the 23.Always clamp workpiece being
woodworking equipment before using our
machined securely.
spindle and cutter to stop rotating
products.
before making any adjustments.
24.Only use cutting tools for
IMPORTANT NOTE:
woodworking that meet EN84710.Always keep guards in place and in
Residual Risk. Although the safety
1/2 safety standards, and any
good working order.
instructions and operating manuals for
subsequent amendments.
11.Remove any nails, staples and other
our tools contain extensive instructions
25.Vibration levels. Hand held power
metal
parts
from
the
workpiece.
on safe working with power tools, every
tools produce different vibration
power tool involves a certain residual risk 12.Maintain tools and cutters with care.
levels. You should always refer to
which cannot be completely excluded
Keep cutters sharp and clean for
the specifications and relevant Health
by safety mechanisms. Power tools
better and safer performance. Do
& Safety Guide.
must therefore always be operated with
not use damaged cutters. Follow
caution!
Routing Safety
instructions for lubricating and
changing accessories. Keep handles 1. Read and understand instructions
General
dry, clean and free from oil and
supplied with power tool, attachment
1. Disconnect power tool and attachment
grease.
and cutter.
from power supply when not in
13.Maintain accessories. Do not use
2. Keep hands, hair and clothing clear of
use, before servicing, when making
damaged accessories. Only use
the cutter.
adjustments and when changing
accessories recommended by the
accessories such as cutters. Ensure
3. Remove adjusting keys and
manufacturer.
switch is in “off” position. Always
spanners. Check to see that keys
ensure cutter has stopped rotating.
14.Check damaged parts. Before
and adjusting spanners are removed
operation
inspect
the
attachment,
from the router tool, cutter and
2. Always mount the power tool,
the power tool, the cable, extension
attachment before turning router on.
accessory or attachment in conformity
cable and the plug carefully for signs
Make sure cutter can rotate freely.
with the instructions. Only use
of
damage.
Check
for
alignment
of
attachment and accessories specified
4. Noise. Take appropriate measures
moving
parts,
binding,
breakage,
in the power tool manual. The tool or
for the protection of hearing if
mounting and any other conditions
attachment should not be modified or
the sound pressure of 85dB(A) is
that may effect its operation. Have any
used for any application other than
exceeded. Routing sound pressure
damage repaired by an Authorised
that for which it was designed. Do not
may exceed 85dB(A), so ear
Service
Agent
before
using
the
tool
or
force tool.
protection must be worn.
accessory. Protect tools from impact
3. Keep children and visitors away. Do
5. Eye protection. Always wear eye
and shock.
not let children or visitors touch the
protection in the form of safety
tool, accessory or attachment. Keep 15.Do not use tool if switch does not turn
goggles, spectacles or visors to
it on or off. Have defective switches
children and visitors away from work
protect the eyes.
replaced by an Authorised Service
area. Make the workshop child proof
6. Respiratory protection. Always wear
Agent.
with padlock and master switch.
a face or dust mask, or powered
16.Don’t over reach. Keep proper footing
4. Dress properly. Do not wear loose
respirator. Dust masks/filters should
and balance at all times. Do not
clothing or jewellery, they can be
be changed regularly.
use awkward or uncomfortable hand
caught in moving parts. Rubber
7. Do not switch router on with the cutter
positions.
gloves and non-skid footwear
touching the workpiece. At the end of
is recommended when working
17.Don’t abuse the cable. Never carry
the cut, release the router plunge and
outdoors. Wear protective hair
power tool or accessory by cord or
allow spindle to stop rotating. Never
covering to contain long hair.
pull it to disconnect from the socket.
use the spindle lock as a brake
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8. The direction of routing must always 9. Cutter shanks should be inserted
into the collet all the way to the line
be opposite to the cutter’s direction of
indicated on the shank. This ensures
rotation. Do not back-cut or climb-cut.
that at least 3⁄4 of the shank length
9. Check before cutting that there are
is held in the collet. Ensure clamping
no obstructions in the path of the
surfaces are cleaned to remove dirt,
router. Ensure there are no obstacles
grease, oil and water.
beneath workpiece when cutting full
fitting a false fence on the back fence.
5. Whenever possible use a work
holding device or jig to secure
component being machined. Ensure
any attachment is securely fitted to
the workbench, with table surface at
approximately hip height.
10.Observe the correct assembly and
6. Use a No-Volt Release Switch. Ensure
fitting instructions in the router
it is fixed securely, easily accessible
instruction manual for fitting the collet,
10.Hold power tool by insulated gripping
and used correctly.
nut and cutter.
surfaces, because the cutter may
7. In router table (inverted) mode, stand
contact its own cord. Cutting the “live” 11.Tool and tool bodies shall be clamped
to the front right of the table. The
in such a way that they will not
wire may make exposed metal parts
cutter will rotate anti-clockwise when
become loose during operation. Care
of the powertool “live” and shock the
viewed from top so the feed direction
shall be taken when mounting cutting
operator.
is from the right (against the rotation of
tools
to
ensure
that
the
clamping
is
by
11.Use clamps or another practical way
the cutter). In overhead mode, stand to
the shank of the cutting tool and that
to secure and support the workpiece
the front left of the machine table and
the cutting edges are not in contact
to a stable platform. Holding the work
the feed direction is from the left.
with
each
other
or
with
the
clamping
by your hand or against the body
8. Do not reach underneath table or put
elements.
leaves it unstable and may lead to
your hands or fingers at any time in
12.It is advisable to periodically check
loss of control.
the cutting path while tool is connected
the collet and collet nut. A damaged,
to a power supply.
Router Cutter Safety
worn or distorted collet and nut can
1. Cutting tools are sharp. Care should
9. Never thickness timber between the
cause vibration and shank damage.
be taken when handling them. Do not
back of the cutter and the backfence.
Do not over-tighten the collet nut
drop cutters or knock them against
13.Do not take deep cuts in one pass;
Useful Advice When Routing
hard objects. Handle very small
take several shallow or light passes
1. Judge your feed rate by the sound
diameter cutters with extra care.
to reduce the side load applied to the
of the motor. Feed the router at a
Always return cutter to its packaging
cutter
and
router.
Too
deep
a
cut
in
constant feed rate. Too slow a feed
after use.
one pass can stall the router.
rate will result in burning.
2. Always use cutters with a shank
diameter corresponding to the size of 14.In case of excessive vibrations whilst 2. Trial cuts should be made on waste
using the router stop immediately and
material before starting any project.
the collet installed in your tool.
have the eccentricity of the router,
3. When using some attachments e.g.
3. The maximum speed (n.max) marked
router cutter and clamping system
a router table or dovetail jig, a fine
on the tool, or in instructions or on
checked by competent personnel
height adjuster is recommended.
packaging shall not be exceeded.
15.All fastening screws and nuts should
Where stated the speed range shall
4. When using a template guide bush,
be
tightened
using
the
appropriate
be adhered to. Recommended speeds
ensure there is sufficient clearance
spanner or key and to the torque
are shown in the Trend Routing
between cutter tip and inside edge
value provided by the manufacturer.
Catalogue and/or website.
of bush and that it cannot come into
16.Extension
of
the
spanner
or
tightening
contact with collet and nut. Ensure
4. Always use router cutters in a router.
using
hammer
blows
shall
not
be
cutter and guide bush are concentric.
Drill and boring bits must not be
permitted.
used in a router. Router cutters
Router Cutter Repair/Maintenance
17.Clamping screws shall be tightened
must only be used for the material
according to instructions provided by 1. Repair of tools is only allowed in
cutting application for which they are
accordance with the manufacturers
the manufacture. Where instructions
designed. Do not use on metal or
instructions.
are not provided, clamping screws
masonry.
shall be tightened in sequence from
2. The design of composite (tipped)
5. Never use cutters with a diameter
the centre outwards.
tools shall not be changed in process
exceeding the maximum diameter
of repair. Composite tools shall be
indicated in the technical data of the 18.Do not touch the cutter immediatly repaired by a competent person i.e.
after operation; it may be extremely
powertool or attachment used.
a person of training and experience,
hot and could burn your skin.
6. Before each use check that the
who has knowledge of the design
cutting tool is sharp and free from
Using Routers In A Fixed Position
requirements and understands the
damage. Do not use the cutting tool
levels of safety to be achieved.
1. Attention should be made to the
if it is dull, broken or cracked or if in
3. Repair shall therefore include, e.g.
HSE’s Safe Use of Vertical Spindle
any other damage is noticeable or
the use of spare parts which are in
Moulding Machines Information Sheet
suspected.
accordance with the specification
No.18 and any revisions.
7. Cutters should be kept clean. Resin
of the original parts provided by the
build up should be removed at regular 2. After work, release the router plunge
manufacturer.
to protect the cutter.
intervals with Resin Cleaner. The use
4. Tolerances which ensure correct
of a PTFE dry lubricant will reduce
3. Always use a push-stick or pushclamping shall be maintained.
resin build up. Do not use PTFE spray
block when making any cut less than
on plastic parts.
300mm in length or when feeding the 5. Care shall be taken that regrinding
of the cutting edge will not cause
last 300mm of the cut.
8. When using stacked tooling (multiweakening of the body and the
blade, block and groover etc.) on a
4. The opening around the cutter should
connection of the cutting edge to the
spindle arbor, ensure that the cutting
be reduced to a minimum using
body.
edges are staggered to each other to
suitably sized insert rings in the table
reduce the cutting impact.
and closing the back fence cheeks or
Version 8.0 08/2017
thickness, and that a sacrificial work
surface is used.
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CNC/MINI/2
Using an Extension Cable
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
n If an extension cable is required, use an
approved triple core extension cable suitable
for the power input of this tool (see technical
data).
Power Supply
The electric motor has been designed for one
voltage only. Always check that the power
supply corresponds to the voltage on the rating
plate. Machines marked for 230 volt can also be
operated from a 220 volt supply.
n When using a cable reel, always unwind the
cable completely.
n Also refer to the table below.
Mains Plug Replacement
(UK & Ireland only)
Conductor size (mm2) Cable rating (Amperes)
0.756
1.0010
1.5015
2.5020
4.0025
Always check the condition of the cable and plug
before starting with your work.
Should your mains plug need replacing and you
are competent to do this, proceed as instructed
below. If you are in doubt, contact an authorised
Trend repair agent or a qualified electrician.
n Disconnect the plug from the supply.
n Only fit 13 Amperes BS 1363A approved
plugs fitted with a 13 Amp A.S.T.A approved
BS 1362 fuse (1).
n The cable wire colours, or a letter, will be
marked at the connection points of most
good quality plugs. Attach the wires to their
respective points in the plug (see below).
Brown is for Live (L) (2) and Blue is for
Neutral (N) (3).
30 45
6 6
6 6
6 10
10 15
15 20
20 25
60
6
6
15
15
20
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EC DECLARATION OF
CONFORMITY
nBefore replacing the top cover of the mains
plug ensure that the cable restraint (4) is
holding the outer sheath of the cable firmly
and that the two leads are correctly fixed at
the terminal screws.
13 AMP
CNC/MINI/2
Trend declare that this product mentioned
above is in compliance with 2006/42/EC.
This product also complies with Directives
2014/35/EU, 2014/30/EU, 2011/65/EU and the
following harmonised standards
EN 60204-1:2006/AC:2010, EN ISO 12100:2010,
EN 61000-3-2:2014, EN 61000-3-3:2013,
EN 61000-6-2:2005,
EN 61000-6-4:2007+A1:2011.
1
2
3
Technical Director
Neil McMillan
4
Never use a light socket. Never
connect the live (L) or neutral (N)
wires to the earth pin marked E or
Cable length (m)
7.515 25
0 - 2.0
6 6 6
2.1 - 3.4
6 6 6
3.5 - 5.0
6 6 6
5.1 - 7.0
10 10 10
7.1 - 12.0 15 15 15
12.1 - 20.0 20 20 20
230
n Cut off the plug and dispose of it safely;
a plug with bared copper conductors is
dangerous if engaged in a live socket outlet.
Trend Machinery & Cutting Tools Ltd.
Unit 6 Odhams Trading Estate
St Albans Road, Watford
Herts, WD24 7TR
United Kingdom
01.01.2018
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RESIDUAL RISKS
Lubrication
In spite of the application of the relevant safety
regulations and implementation of safety devices,
certain residual risks cannot be avoided.
These are:-
n The CNC Mini needs regular lubrication oil applied to the rails that components move along.
n Impairment of hearing.
n Risk of personal injury due to flying particles.
n Risk of burns due to accessories becoming
hot during operation.
n Risk of personal injury due to prolonged use.
MARKINGS ON TABLE
The following pictures are shown on the tool.
Read instruction manual before use.
Date Code Position
The year of manufacture is on a label next to the
rating plate.
CAUTION: Ensure working position is
comfortable and that the machine is
secured to a workbench at a suitable
working height. Ensure workbench is
stable and secure.
MAINTENANCE
Please use only Trend original spare parts and
accessories.
The CNC Mini has been designed to operate
over a long period of time with a minimum of
maintenance. Continual satisfactory operation
depends upon proper tool care and regular
cleaning.
Storage
n After use remove tool from the spindle and store in a dry and clean case.
n To avoid damage to the tool be careful not to drop or incur impact on the tip.
n If the machine is not in use for a long period of time, please disconnect all cables for safety and store them within the machine.
n DO NOT store the machine outside or in a damp or wet location.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Recycle raw materials instead of disposing
as waste.
Accessories and packaging should be sorted
for environmental-friendly recycling.
Separate collection.
This product must not be disposed of
with normal household waste.
Household User
Local regulations may provide for separate
collection of electrical products from the
household, at municipal waste sites or by
retailer when you purchase a new product.
Please call Trend Customer Services for
advice as to how to dispose of unwanted Trend
electrical products in an environmentally safe
way or visit www.trend-uk.com
Business Users
Please call Trend Customer Services for
disposal of unwanted Trend electrical products.
GUARANTEE
The unit carries a manufacturers guarantee in
accordance with the conditions on the enclosed
n Regularly clean the machine with a soft cloth guarantee card.
and vacuum after every use.
For the location of your nearest Trend Service
Cleaning
n Remove tool from the spindle and remove Agent, please call Trend Customer Services or
debris and dust.
see our stockist locator at www.trend-uk.com.
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MINI ENGRAVER CUTTERS
DescriptionDimensions (not to scale)
Profile EngravesToolProduct
shape
material
preset code
Ref.
R0.25mm
R0.25mm conical
3.0mm
Wood, Acrylic
radius, two flute
S66/1X4MMSTC
& ABS4025C150
up-cut spiral
15.0mm
R0.5mm
R0.5mm conical
Wood, Acrylic
3.7mm
radius, two flute 4050C150
S66/2X4MMSTC
&
ABS
up-cut spiral
15.0mm
R0.25mm
R0.25mm ball
1.0mm
nose, two flute
Acrylic & ABS
4025A020 S66/3X4MMSTC
up-cut spiral
2.0mm
R0.5mm
R0.5mm ball
1.0mm
nose, two flute
Acrylic & ABS
4050A020 S66/4X4MMSTC
up-cut spiral
2.0mm
R0.5mm
R0.5mm half
3.5mm
conical, radius
Wood
4050E150 S66/5X4MMSTC
single flute flat
15.0mm
1.5mm
R1.5mm half
3.97mm
radius, single
Wood
4150E150S66/6X4MMSTC
flute flat
15.0mm
2.5mm end
2.5mm
Wood, Acrylic
mill, two flute
4250B120
S66/10X4MMSTC
&
ABS
up-cut spiral
12mm
3.96mm end
Wood, Acrylic
3.96mm
mill, two flute
4400B150
S66/11X4MMSTC
&
ABS
up-cut spiral
15.0mm
75º 75º
30º included angle, v-groove
Wood
4635V030 CNCM/1X4MMTC
6.3mm6.3mm
two flute
9.0mm
9.0mm
60º
60º
45º
45º
60º included
angle, v-groove
Wood
4635V060 CNCM/2X4MMTC
6.3mm 6.3mm
two flute
5.0mm
5.0mm
90º included
6.3mm
angle, v-groove
Wood
4635V090 CNCM/3X4MMTC
6.3mm
two flute
3.0mm
LEAF/I/CNCM/2 v3.0
3.0mm
RECYCLABLE
Trend Machinery & Cutting Tools Ltd.
Odhams Trading Estate St Albans Road
Watford WD24 7TR England
Tel: 0044(0)1923 249911
technical@trendm.co.uk
www.trend-uk.com
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