WorkBee CNC Router Machine Full Kit

Newest Version WorkBee 1515 CNC Router Machine Full Kit 1500x1500mm with Tingle Tension System

This kit is the newest version available including a new Tension System to minimise Lead Screw ‘Whip’ !!

The Bulk Man 3D WorkBee was originally designed by Ryan Lock of Ooznest UK, and it incorporates many upgrades. It is a super-strong, accurate and easy to assemble CNC machine.

The WorkBee CNC design has gone through different changes. WorkBee Version 1 originally had the leadscrews placed in compression. All Bulk Man 3D’s WorkBee kits now sold areNewest Version,ith the major differences being the use of leadscrew tensioner and longer leadscrews in the X and Y Axis. This helps to solve the problem of Whipping when for long length or faster Speed. 

Based on C-Beam, V-Slot, Xtreme Solid V-Wheels and TR8x8(P2) Leadscrews it is reliable.
It has been carefully designed and can accurately cut foams, woods, plastics and aluminium to 0.1-0.2 mm accuracy or better.
With a WorkBee CNC Kit you can manufacture functional engineering parts, toys, signs, or whatever you can imagine without leaving the workshop.

The Cable Drag Chain  bundle contains all the hardware for mounting Cable Drag Chains on your WorkBee, Ox CNC or other CNC machine to help with cable management. Mach3 (NVUMorSTB5100) and GRBL USB Controller Bundle are perfectly used for engraving machine. The 1.5kW or 2.2kWAir/Water Cooled Spindle Bundle contains all the hardware for mounting a the Spindle on your WorkBee or other CNC machine.  

Compatible Material for Cutting/Milling/Engraving:

  • Aluminium / Hard Wood / Soft Wood / Oak / Plexi Glass / Delrin / HDPE / Foam
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This Full Kit Includes:

  • WorkBee CNC Mechanical Kit
  • 4 x Nema23( 1.26N.m) Stepper Motors for GRBL Option
  • 4 x Nema23( 2.45N.m) Stepper Motors for Mach3 Option
  • Cable Drag Chain Bundle
  • Wiring Cable Kit
  • GRBL or Mach 3 Controller Bundle
  • 1.5kW/2.2kW Air Cooled or Water Cooled Spindle Bundle
  • All Extrusions are M5 Tapped as where it is necessary

Specs of Nema 23 Stepper Motor:

  • NEMA 23
  • Shaft Size: 1/4″
  • Step Angle: 1.8
  • Holding Torque: 1.26 N.m / 2.45N.m
  • Rated voltage: 3.36 V / 3.6V
  • Rated current: 2.8 A / 3A

Specs of 1.5 kW Air/Water Cooled Spindle:

  • 1.5kW Air Cooled Spindle Net weight: 2.6kg
  • 1.5kW Air Cooled Spindle Spec: φ 65 x 205 mm
  • 1.5kW Water Cooled Spindle Net weight: 4.2kg
  • 1.5kW Water Cooled Spindle Spec: φ 80 x 205 mm
  • Power: 1.5 kW
  • Voltage: 220 ~250 V or 110 V
  • Frequency: 400 Hz
  • Speed: 8000-24000 R/min
  • Air/Water Cooling
  • Run-out off: less than 0.005 mm
  • Grease Lubrication
  • VFD Inverter 1.5 kW 220 V or 110 V
  • Collet: ER11

Specs of 2.2 kW Water Cooled Spindle:

  • Net weight: 5.3kg
  • Spindle Spec: φ 80 x 215 mm
  • Power: 2.2 kW
  • Voltage: 220 ~250 V or 110 V
  • Frequency: 400 Hz
  • Speed: 0-24000 R/min
  • Water Cooling
  • Run-out off: less than 0.005 mm
  • Grease Lubrication
  • VFD Inverter 2.2 kW 220 V or 110 V
  • Collet: ER20
  • Sizes: 1mm, 2mm, 1/8″, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 1/4″, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 1/2″, 13mm

Please note:

  • MDF Working Table and Drill Bits are Not included with this kit.
  • We do not provide technical support for software debugging.
  • Mach3 License is not included with this kit. This License can be purchased directly from the official website.
  • Any Mains power connections must be installed by a Licensed electrician or suitability qualified person
  • Instruction Manual is available via Bulk Man 3D Official Website

The WorkBee CNC Complete Kit Specs:                                                                                                    

Item No.ItemFrame Size(Click)Working AreaPicture show
BM-WB-F1
WorkBeeCNC Complete Kit
500mmx750mm300X520mm001 FULL KIT
BM-WB-F2750mmx750mm550X520mm
BM-WB-F3750mmx1000mm550X770mm
BM-WB-F41000mmx1000mm800X770mm
BM-WB-F51000mmx1500mm800X1270mm
BM-WB-F61500mmx1500mm1300X1270mm

Z Height

54mm Or 94mm Travel, 27mm Or 47mm Workable depth, with a 12mm spoilerboard. The spoilerboard supports have two height configurations, these are the maximums for each configuration.

Motion

Drive System – ACME Lead Screws Or GT3 Timing Belts
Linear Guides – Polycarbonate wheels on anodised C-Beam V-Slot Extrusion.
Motors – NEMA23 175oz Stepper Motors (X, Y & Z)
Accuracy – 0.05 – 0.10mm (Screw Driven) Or 0.10 – 0.20mm (Belt Driven)

Note – Maximum recommended speed for Lead Screws 1000mm or greater is 400RPM.

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Different Options:

e.g: 2.2KW Water – 220V:

1500x1500mm Screw Driven or Belt Driven + Cable Chain Bundle + Wiring Kit + 2.2kW 220V Water Cooled Spindle Bundle + Controller Bundle (GRBL or Mach3

e.g: 1.5KW Air – 220V:

1500x1500mm Screw Driven or Belt Driven + Cable Chain Bundle + Wiring Kit + 1.5kW 220V Air Cooled Spindle Bundle + Controller Bundle (GRBL or Mach3Please Note:This full kit is default to send Screw Driven, if you need Belt Driven, please kindly leave a message to us

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Controller Choice:

  • Mach3 4Axis NVUM USB Controller Bundle
  • Mach3 5Axis STB5100 USB Controller Bundle
  • GRBL  4Axis Arduino (Fully Compatible) CNC Shield V3 Bundle

Spindle Choice: 

  • 1.5KW Air – 110V:1.5KW Air Cooled Spindle Bundle 110V
  • 1.5KW Air – 220V:1.5KW Air Cooled Spindle Bundle 220V
  • 1.5KW Water – 110V:1.5KW Water Cooled Spindle Bundle 110V
  • 1.5KW Water – 220V:1.5KW Water Cooled Spindle Bundle 220V
  • 2.2KW Water – 110V:2.2KW Water Cooled Spindle Bundle 110V
  • 2.2KW Water – 220V:2.2KW Water Cooled Spindle Bundle 220V

Package Includes:

Mechanical Kit  +  4pcsx Nema23 ( 1.26N.m or 2.45N.m) Stepper Motors  +  Cable Drag Chain Bundle

  • 4 x Nema23( 1.26N.m) Stepper Motors for GRBL Option
  • 4 x Nema23( 2.45N.m) Stepper Motors for Mach3 Option
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Controller Options:

controller bundle options
  • Spindle Option: 1.5kW/2.2kW Air Cooled or Water Cooled Spindle Bundle
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Dual Drive System:The WorkBee is available from regular size 500x750mm up to 1500x1500mm both for screw driven and belt driven!

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The WorkBee CNC also has two different spoiler board configurations. One for shallow work up to 27mm deep, and a lowered setup to 47mm deep. Having this option is beneficial. If the plan is to only cut thin materials, it is a waste of rigidity to have the Z-Axis reach down more than needed. The Screw Driven version, right image above, shows the lowered configuration.

Z Travel Explained: The maximum travel of the Z axis can reach 94mm.Z Height: 54mm Or 94mm Travel, 27mm Or 47mm Workable depth, with a 12mm spoilerboard. The spoilerboard supports have two height configuration, these are the maximums for each configuration The higher configuration has a Z travel of 66mm, with a 12mm spoiler board, this will reduce the Z travel to 54mm. In this case 54mm is maximum thickness of material that will fit on the machine.To calculate the max cutting depth for a chosen piece of material it is: Max Cutting Depth = Z travel – Material Thickness For instance a setup with a 12mm spoiler board, the max Z travel is 54mm, so when cutting into a material 30mm thick the max cutting depth would be: Max Cutting Depth = 54 – 30 = 24mm This means with a 30mm piece of material it would not be possible to cut it the whole way through. The max thickness that can be cut the whole way through is half the Z travel. So with a Z travel of 55mm, 27mm is the maximum thickness of material that could be cut the whole way through. And for the lower configuration the maximum thickness that canbe cut the whole way through is 47mm

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Technical Specification:

Sizes

Frame Size
500 x 750mm
750 x 750mm
750 x 1000mm
1000 x 1000mm
1000 x 1500mm
1500 x 1500mm

Working Area
300 x 520mm
550 x 520mm
550 x 770mm
800 x 770mm
800 x 1270mm
1300 x 1270mm

Z Height

54mm Or 94mm Travel, 27mm Or 47mm Workable depth, with a 12mm spoilerboard. The spoilerboard supports have two height configuration, these are the maximums for each configuration

Motion

Drive System – ACME Lead Screws Or GT3 Timing Belts
Linear Guides – Polycarbonate wheels on anodised C-Beam V-Slot Extrusion.
Motors – NEMA23 175oz Stepper Motors (X, Y & Z)
Accuracy – 0.05 – 0.10mm (Screw Driven) Or 0.10 – 0.20mm (Belt Driven)” V-Slot ” and ” C-Beam ” are registered trademarks of OpenBuilds LLC as released under the Creative Commons Licence “Attribution-ShareAlike”All our components are designed to work and are fully compatible with the products produced by OpenBuilds.