Roland MDX-540

Roland mdx540

MDX-540, MDX-540A, MDX-540S, MDX-540SA Benchtop Milling Machines

MDX-540 3D milling machines are some of the fastest, most accurate and accessible devices on the market, ideal for producing everything from functional and snap-fit parts and prototypes to light metal molds and custom jewelry. Available in standard and enhanced models, MDX-540 benchtop milling machines offer advanced CNC milling at an affordable price.

From Your Mind to the Mill

Whether for product designers, engineers and other professionals, or for students and educators, the MDX-540 combines advanced capabilities with ease-of-use for the precision milling of a wide variety of plastics, woods, metals and more. Although the MDX-540 is a highly advanced 4-axis desktop CNC device, it offers a simplified operating system plus included SRP Player CAM software to make prototype production an easy and stress-free experience. The rotary axis (optional), automatic tool changer (optional), and milling speeds can all be controlled via a simple Virtual Control Panel or the user-friendly software.
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Roland mdx540

Choose the MDX-540 Model That's Right For You

All MDX-540 models deliver superior performance with a combination of Digital AC Servo motors and Feed Forward Processing commonly used in larger, more expensive machines. In addition to the base-model MDX-540, you can choose from the following options:

MDX-540S

Produce even smoother curves and finer details with the addition of higher accuracy ballscrews for enhanced precision and repeatable production capabilities.

MDX-540A

Includes an Automatic Tool Changer for uninterrupted milling.

MDX-540SA

Produce smoother curves and finer details with the addition of higher accuracy ballscrews for enhanced precision and repeatable production capabilities, plus an Automatic Tool Changer for non-stop production.

Don't Be Limited by Materials

As a subtractive instead of additive 3D machine, the MDX-540 Rapid Prototype Machine supports a variety of non-proprietary materials that include ABS, nylon, hardwood, plywood, FDA approved resins, non-ferrous metals and much more. The following items are just some of the prototypes and applications that are possible with this versatile device:
Snap-fit parts Molds for casting Toys and games Product prototypes
Jewelry and accessories
Furnishings and decorations
Electrical parts and casings
Relief signs and graphics
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Make Prototypes with Fit and Function

The MDX-540 Rapid Prototype Machine can be used to produce functional prototypes and proof of concept testing for industrial and commercial release, such as thermal and structural trials. Used extensively by engineers, the MDX-540 is ideal for creating aluminum, brass and copper molds for rapid injection molding and EDM electrodes for production tooling. Plus, MDX-540 parts meet a host of FDA and other government regulations.

SRP Player CAM Software

Designed for use by design professionals as well as students and novices SRP Player allows MDX users to simply open a 3D file, click through the step-by-step interface, then hit the “print” button to send designs to the MDX-540. SRP Player automates the prototyping process and generates tool paths with high speed and precision, also offering 3D scaling, support for 4-axis milling and simulation of finished 3D parts.

G-Code Support

The MDX-540 also supports G-code NC programming language, making it well suited for both professional and educational applications.

Mill Fast and Smooth for Minimal Finishing

MDX-540 devices use high-speed, high-precision 400W spindles that decrease vibration within the unit and produce accurate prototypes for complex fits. With ISO15448 standard collets, the MDX-540 mills smooth surfaces that requires little to no post finishing work.

Stay In-Control with a Hand-Held Controller and Virtual Control Panel

The Handy Panel hand-held controller can be extended from the MDX, allowing you to control the machine from a distance, while the Virtual Control Panel lets you control the MDX-540 directly from your PC. Both options simplify setup and operation by allowing you to change spindle speed and select other options from a convenient location.

Your Machine, Your Configuration

The MDX-540 gives you the freedom to configure your system exactly the way you want with additional safety covers and a range of collets to work with industry standard tooling. Additions include a time and error-saving Rotary Axis to allow users to rotate an object until all four sides have been milled, and an Automatic Tool Changer that changes up to four preset tools of different sizes with an air-activated, high-precision spindle.

Quality and Reliability are Standard

Like all Roland DG devices MDX-540 is designed and built in Japan at a state-of-the-art, ISO-certified facility. As further evidence of unmatched reliability, the MDX-540 comes with a One-Year Trouble-Free Warranty and industry-best customer service and support. Roland DG international ISO certifications are your guarantee of superior quality.
MODEL MDX-540 MDX-540S
Usable Materials Plastic, resin, wood and non-ferrous metals
XYZ-Axis Travel 19.6(X) x 15.7(Y) x 6.1"(Z)[500 (X) x 400 (Y) x 155 mm (Z)]
Loadable workpiece size with optional rotary axis (ZCL-540) * 7.0” Diameter x 14.6” Length [177.8mm Diameter x 370.8mm Length]
Actual milling area is smaller
Distance From Spindle Nose to Table Maximum 10" (254mm)
Table Size 21.7(W) x 16.5"(D) [550(W) x 420mm (D)]
Loadable workpiece weight At acceleration of 0.2G: maximum 26lb (12kg), 0.1G: 44lb (20kg), 0.05G: 44lb (20kg)
XYZ-axis drive system AC servo motor, 60W AC servo motor, 80W
Operating speed Maximum 295ipm (7.5m/min)
Acceleration 0.2G, 0.1G, 0.05G
Software resolution RML-1 mode: 0.0004"(0.01mm ), NC-code mode: 0.00004" (0.001mm)
Mechanical resolution 0.00004” (0.001mm)
Positioning accuracy +/-0.004"/12"(+/-0.1mm/300mm), under no-load conditions
Repeat accuracy +/-0.0019"(+/-0.05mm), under no-load conditions +/-0.0008"(+/-0.02mm), under no-load conditions
Origin reproducibility (when the power is switched on/off) +/-0.0019" (+/-0.05mm) +/-0.0008" (+/-0.02m)
Spindle motor DC brushless motor, maximum 400W
Spindle speed 400 to 12,000 rpm; 400 to 3,000 rpm for positioning and centering
Tool chuck Collet method, maximum tool diameter: 0.4" (10mm)
Control command sets RML-1 and NC codes
Interface USB (compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 1.1)
Power supply Voltage and frequency: AC 100 to 120 V/220 to 240 V +/-10%, 50/60 Hz
Required power capacity: 7A (100 to 120V)/4A (220 to 240V)
Power consumption Approx. 700W
Acoustic noise level During operation (no cutting): 65dB (A) or less, during standby: 40dB (A) or less (according to ISO 7779)
Dimensions Width x depth x height: 29.3 x 37.6 x 33.8Z" (745 x 955 x 858mm) Width x depth x height: 30.1 x 37.6 x 33.8Z" (765 x 955 x 858mm)
Weight 225lb (102kg)
Operating temperature 41 to 104F (5 to 40C)
Operating humidity 35 to 80% (no condensation)
Included items Handy panel, power cord, tool sensor, sensor cable, nut, nut wrench, wrench, hexagonal wrenches, Roland Software CD-ROM, SRP Player CD-ROM, User's Manual, Roland Software Guide, SRP Player Installation and Setup Guide, and NC Code Reference Manual

MODEL MDX-540A

MDX-540SA

Usable Materials Plastic, resin, wood and non-ferrous metals
XYZ-Axis Travel 15.7(X) x 15.7(Y) x 6.1"(Z)[400 (X) x 400 (Y) x 155 mm (Z)]
Loadable workpiece size with optional rotary axis (ZCL-540) * 7.0” Diameter x 14.6” Length [177.8mm Diameter x 370.8mm Length]
Actual milling area is smaller
Distance From Spindle Nose to Table Maximum 10" (254mm)
Table Size 21.7(W) x 16.5"(D) [550(W) x 420mm (D)]
Loadable workpiece weight At acceleration of 0.2G: maximum 26lb (12kg), 0.1G: 44lb (20kg), 0.05G: 44lb (20kg)
XYZ-axis drive system AC servo motor, 60W AC servo motor, 80W
Operating speed Maximum 295ipm (7.5m/min)
Acceleration 0.2G, 0.1G, 0.05G
Software resolution RML-1 mode: 0.0004"(0.01mm ), NC-code mode: 0.00004" (0.001mm)
Mechanical resolution 0.00004” (0.001mm)
Positioning accuracy +/-0.004"/12"(+/-0.1mm/300mm), under no-load conditions
Repeat accuracy +/-0.0019"(+/-0.05mm), under no-load conditions +/-0.0008"(+/-0.02mm), under no-load conditions
Origin reproducibility (when the power is switched on/off) +/-0.0019" (+/-0.05mm) +/-0.0008" (+/-0.02m)
Spindle motor DC brushless motor, maximum 400W
Spindle speed 400 to 12,000 rpm; 400 to 3,000 rpm for positioning and centering
Tool chuck Tool holder format, Taper shank: JBS4002 15T
Control command sets RML-1 and NC codes
Interface USB (compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 1.1)
Power supply Voltage and frequency: AC 100 to 120 V/220 to 240 V +/-10%, 50/60 Hz
Required power capacity: 7A (100 to 120V)/4A (220 to 240V)
Power consumption Approx. 700W
Acoustic noise level During operation (no cutting): 65dB (A) or less, during standby: 40dB (A) or less (according to ISO 7779)
Dimensions Width x depth x height: 29.3 x 37.6 x 33.8" (745 x 955 x 858mm) Width x depth x height: 30.1 x 37.6 x 33.8" (765 x 955 x 858mm)
Weight 249lb (109kg)
Operating temperature 41 to 104F (5 to 40C)
Operating humidity 35 to 80% (no condensation)
Included items Handy panel, power cord, tool sensor, sensor cable, nut, nut wrench, wrench, hexagonal wrenches, Roland Software CD-ROM, SRP Player CD-ROM, User's Manual, Roland Software Guide, SRP Player Installation and Setup Guide, NC Code Reference Manual, and Automatic Tool Changer (Refer to the ZAT-540 specs below.)

  Automatic Tool Changer (ZAT-540)
Number of tools housed 4
Maximum tool length
4.3” (110mm)
Maximum tool diameter
0.4” (10mm)
Maximum tool weight
0.77lb (350g)
Tool-holder format
Taper shank: JBS4002 15T
Tool-selection method
Direct-changing type, fixed-address specification
Compatible compressed air
102 to 145 psi, 1.8CFM (0.7 to 1.0 MPa, 50 L/min or higher)
Spindle speed
400 to 12,000 rpm; 400 to 3,000 rpm for positioning and centering
Weight
15lb (6.8kg) (total weight including spindle, magazine, control box, etc.)
Included items Control box, magazine unit, ATC spindle, air cylinder, base plate, Z-origin sensor, spacer, cap screws, hexagonal wrenches, retaining bands, cable retainers, and user's manual