EGX-20

Now anyone can produce beautiful, professional engraving of text and scanned graphics right from their computer. Roland designed the EGX-20 to be remarkably easy to operate, even for beginners. The EGX-20 is large and powerful enough to handle a wide variety of engraving jobs, including awards, product serial numbers, office directories, personalized items and more, yet small enough to fit comfortably on your desktop. Thanks to its intuitive joystick and dial controls, operation is uncomplicated for both novices and experienced professionals. The EGX-20 includes everything you need to get started immediately, including a complete suite of engraving software.
 

Now anyone can produce beautiful, professional engraving of text and scanned graphics right from their computer. Roland designed the EGX-20 to be remarkably easy to operate, even for beginners. The EGX-20 is large and powerful enough to handle a wide variety of engraving jobs, including awards, product serial numbers, office directories, personalized items and more, yet small enough to fit comfortably on your desktop. Thanks to its intuitive joystick and dial controls, operation is uncomplicated for both novices and experienced professionals. The EGX-20 includes everything you need to get started immediately, including a complete suite of engraving software.

Roland's Active Surface Tracking System

Among the most revolutionary of the EGX-20's features is its Automatic Surface Tracking System. AST automatically tracks the height of the material to ensure engraving at a consistent depth, even on bowed or non-uniform surfaces. Unlike systems that can take extensive trial and error to learn, AST makes setting the origin point and cutting depth effortless. Now you can produce consistently beautiful results with less learning time and less wasted materials.

How AST Works:
An automatic height sensor is attached to the lower end of the spindle unit. In addition to tracking the height of the material, AST controls the spindle and cutter height automatically. It also protects the surface from being scratched by cutting debris. A choice of three-different-diameter nose cones is included, allowing you to choose the most appropriate size, depending on the line thickness or curvature of the material.
*AST may not be able to engrave some materials, depending upon their shapes and/or design.

Engrave a Wide Variety of Materials

With its 15,000-rpm spindle motor, the EGX-20 is powerful enough to engrave on a wide variety of popular materials, including acrylics, PVC, ABS, polycarbonate and wood. With the optional diamond scraper and burnishing attachment, you can also scribe light metals such as aluminum and brass for awards. Securing the material to the worktable is easy with the included adhesive sheet. Once you select the material to be engraved from the menu of the included software, the EGX-20 automatically determines optimum cutting speed and tool path, assuring smooth accurate results.

Powerful, Easy-to-Use Engraving Software Included

Included with the EGX-20 is a complete suite of software: Dr. Engrave for nameplate engraving, 3D Engrave for producing reliefs and Virtual MODELA for simulating finished work.

Dr.Engrave
  • Converts Windows TrueType fonts into single-line fonts for scribing so you won't need to purchase new fonts.
  • Imports database files (*.txt/csv) and automatically lays them out for fast engraving of nameplates in large quantities. A "V" cut function outlines borders for easy separation of individual plates.
  • Accepts scanned images such as illustrations or company logos directly from your scanner and computer for engraving.
  • Quickly handles enlargement and reduction.

Dr. Engrave

3D Engrave
  • Adds thickness to bitmap images to create reliefs.
  • Allows you to specify different engraving depths for various objects in a single design for added creativity.

3D Engrave

Virtual MODELA
  • Preview finished reliefs on screen prior to actual production.
  • Lighting effects, material color and bitmap overlays can be added to represent the finished product.
  • Accurately estimates engraving time.

Reproduction or use of copyrighted material is governed by local, national, and international laws. Customers are responsible for observing all applicable laws and are liable for any infringement.

 
 powerful 15,000-rpm spindle motor makes quick work of acrylic, plastic and other materials for attractive nameplates and room directories.

Thanks to its unique AST system, the EGX-20 can engrave on a wide variety of materials for personalizing gifts and novelty items.


Dr. Engrave software includes an automatic layout function for importing Excel and CSV database files for fast engraving of product serial numbers and nametags.


With 3D Engrave, the EGX-20 easily creates reliefs from bitmap images.

 
Model EGX-20
Table size 220 (W) x 170 (D) mm (8-5/8 (W) x 6-11/16 (D) in.)
Table load weight Maximum 1 kg (2.2 1b.)
Carriage cutting range 203.2 (X) x 152.4 (Y) x 31.8 (Z) mm (8 (X) x 6 (Y) x 1-1/4 (Z) in.)
Carriage operating speed X and Y axes: 0.1 to 1 mm/s, 1 to 15 mm/s (0.0039 to 0.59 in./s)
Z axis: 0.1 to 1 mm/s, 1 to 6 mm/s (0.0039 to 0.23 in./s)
Cutting-depth control AST (Active Surface Tracking) system
Maximum cutting depth 3D Cutting mode: 0.05 to 7 mm (0.002 to 0.27 in.)
Engraving mode: 0.05 to 1 mm (0.002 to 0.039 in.)
Cuttable materials Composition: Resin (acrylic, modeling wax, ABS, polyacetal, polycarbonate, styrenefoam, etc.), wood, and plaster
Maximum thickness: 30 mm (1-1/8 in.)
Resolution 0.01 mm/step (0.00039 in./step)
Spindle motor 12 W (DC motor)
Spindle rotating speed 4,000 to 15,000 rpm
Cutter diameter 3.175 mm (1/8 in.)
Interface* Parallel (compliant with IEEE 1284)
Power supply AC adapter
Input: AC 100 to 240 V ±10%, 50/60 Hz Output: DC 19 V, 2.1 A
Power consumption Maximum during operation: 0.6 A at 100 V, 0.27 A at 240 V
Operating noise level Standby: Less than 45 dB (A)
No-load operation: Less than 70 dB (A) (according to ISO 7779)
External dimensions 515.2 (W) x 368.3 (D) x 270.6 (H) mm (20-5/16 (W) x 14-1/2 (D) x 10-5/8 (H) in.)
Machine weight 10.9 kg (24 1b.)
Operating environment Temperature: 5 to 40oC (41 to 104oF)
Relative humidity: 35 to 80% (no condensation)
Included items and accessories AC adapter, power cord, cutter, cutter holder, depth regulator nose, adhesive sheet for mounting material, test-use plate material, hexagonal screwdriver, hexagonal wrenches (large and small), Roland Software Package CD-ROM, User's Manual
 
  Model number Description (unit=mm)
3.175 (1/8") cutters for general engraving on acrylic and resin material
  ZEC-A2013 Cemented carbide dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 0.127(W)
ZEC-A2025 Cemented carbide dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 0.254(W)
ZEC-A2051 Cemented carbide dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 0.508(W)
ZEC-A2076 Cemented carbide dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 0.762(W)
Parallel cutters for engraving large characters (not intended for deep engracing) on acrylic and resin material
  ZEC-A2150 Cemented carbide dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 1.52(W)
ZEC-A2190 Cemented carbide dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 1.91(W)
ZEC-A2230 Cemented carbide dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 2.29(W)
ZEC-A2320 Cemented carbide dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 3.175(W)
Quarter round cutters for engraving acrylic and resin materials with high speed
ZEC-A2013-QR Cemented carbide dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 0.13(W)
ZEC-A2025-QR Cemented carbide dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 0.25(W)
Diamond scraper for scribing names and numbers on aluminum or brass
  ZDC-A2000 Diamond dia = 3.175, 127(L).
Burnishing attachment (ZB-20) is required.
Item Model number Description
Burnishing attachment ZB-20 Diamond scraper (ZDC-A20000) is required.
Adhesive sheet for securing engraving material AS-10 210 mm x 140 mm (8-1/4 in. x 5-1/2 in.), 10 sheets
Replacement spindle motor ZM-12 Tests conducted by Roland DG Corporation resulted in motor life of approximately 1000 hours.
Replacement spindle ZS-20  
Interface Cable SX-UP2 1.8mm parallel to USB conversion cable