Laguna IQ CNC Router redefines the future of computer numerical control in
woodworking. The Laguna IQ is simply a smaller version of the popular Laguna
SmartShop technology. The machine boasts smaller footprint with the same accuracy
and cut quality of much larger machines. Two machines are available for
immediate delivery: the IQ HHC and the IQ Pro with a touch-screen interface.
July 2011, the IQ machine includes technology for woodworkers that did not
exist until now. The idea of using CNC (computer numerical controlled) machines
in woodworking changes the face of woodworking today, and the IQ machines
deliver on that promise. Developed entirely in-house at Laguna Tools, the IQ
fills a gap in the market that was not served for the small shop and individual
The IQ bridges the gap between larger, costly CNC machine tables
and smaller, less capable machines at an affordable price.
series’ technical aspects are similar between the two machines sold by Laguna
Tools. Each has a 36" x 24" x 4" working envelope – the largest
in its class. Both have 2hp liquid- cooled spindles for quiet operation,
cast-iron table bases and German linear bearings for smooth operation. The
machines also run industry standard G-code to interface with any CAM software
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machines include an industry first for Laguna: B&R industrial-grade
PLC-based controllers. B&R is an Austrian machine controller company known
for its accuracy and precision in building million-dollar machines for many of
the Fortune 500 companies in the United States. Laguna Tools partnered with
B&R to bring its technology and expertise to the IQ.
“The B&R controller on the IQ surpasses any technology in this category and
allows the operator the most accuracy and durability on any CNC machine on the
market,” said Product Development Director Shawn Buinicky. The major difference between the IQ HHC and the IQ Pro lies in the touch-screen
controller of the Pro. The IQ Pro’s expanded capabilities gives the user more
control over his CNC experience and allows the device to connect to a computer
network, such as WiFi, for monitoring and job loading. The touch controller
also is PC-free and standalone so that there is no need for a computer.
The IQ HHC and the IQ Pro are available today from Laguna Tools and its
distributors. The Laguna HHC starts at $4,995, and the IQ Pro with Touch
Controller starts at $6,495.
Laguna Tools, based in Irvine, Calif., has been leading the industry in
woodworking innovations for 25 years and continues to challenge the industry
with new advancements. At Laguna Tools, we aim to be “globally local” by
investing our time, support, products and services into many community outreach
programs. For more information on the Laguna Tools quality line of performance
products, please call 1-800-234-1976 or visit our website at www.lagunatools.com/">