The Weeke Optimat BHC 550 is a high-quality CNC working center. This CNC wood router was manufactured by WEEKE Bohrsysteme GmbH, which provides CNC stationary technology, including robust CNC processing centers, and more generally, machinery for the woodworking industry and carpentry. As an important member of the HOMAG Group now, WEEKE produced the Optimat series with efficient processing capabilities, as well as different aggregates and configurations available. The series of Optimat machines covers complete processing such as routing, drilling and sawing of wood pieces in a single clamping step. It is also characterised by a modular system and different table variations
The Optimat BHC550 offers you the chance to assemble your own individual CNC machining center package from the configurations of the Optimat series. The Weeke Optimat BHC 550 CNC working center includes features such as a rotary C-axis on the router motor and high-speed drill spindles with quick-change tooling and liquid-cooled constant power router motors. The support benches and vacuum pods can handle vacuum hold-down for flat panel processing requirements, but also for mechanical clamping of solid wood frame components or shaped millwork pieces. The accurate placement of the tubeless vacuum pods is made simple and fast through the LED light bar positioning system, allowing quick changeover and easy reconfiguration for many part sizes.
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Using the HOMATIC-2000 IPC control technology, the Optimat BHC 550 CNC machining center features a PC based Windows operating system. Integrated with a Beckhoff PLC, the PC ensures high-speed performance and precision. Thanks to it, most applications are produced efficiently and accurately. With positioning axis 360°, the Weeke Optimat BHC 550 is also equipped with a groove saw at X-direction, a motor capacity of 9 KW, a 8-position toolchanger, and 6 lifting rails for easy panel positioning. You can also benefit from laserpositioning help for the higher efficiency and quality.
In addition, this CNC wood router from WEEKE includes:
12 vertical spindles;
4 horizontal spindles in X;
2 horizontal spindles in Y;
4 pop-up fences in X at the rear and 8 at the front;
4 pop-up fences in Y, and one additional for non-trimmed panels;
2 fences in Y in the middle of the machine.
Here you can see product pictures and schemas of the Weeke Optimat BHC 550 with three types of tables: the basic table, the Matrix-table designed for Nested Based Manufacturing applications, and the K-table vacuum clamping system with free positioning vacuum pods.
Below you can find all the exact dimensions and technical details of the Weeke Optimat BHC 550 CNC router. Please note that the dimensions and specs may change to a certain extent between different Optimat BHC 550 versions.
Weeke Optimat BHC 550 Technical Specs
Working length X-axis
3250 mm (127.9 in)
Working width Y-axis
1300 mm (51.1 in)
Travelling way X-axis
3900 mm (153.5 in)
Travelling way Y-axis
1635 mm (64.3 in)
Travelling way Z-axis
370 mm (14.5 in)
Workpiece thickness max.
100 mm (3.9 in)
Rapid traverse rate max. X-axis
Rapid traverse rate max. Y-axis
Rapid traverse rate max. Z-axis
Positioning accuracy of the axis
Driving system of the axis
Vacuum pump capacity
Drilling head vertical X-axis
Drilling head vertical Y-axis
Drilling head horizontal X-axis
Drilling head horizontal Y-axis
WoodWOP 5.0 / Windows
Total power approx.
Dust extraction port diameter
250 mm (9.8 in)
Machine weight approx.
Setting measure (LxWxH) approx.
6350 mm x 3860 mm x 2370 mm
Dimensions (LxWxH) approx.
6000 mm x 2300 mm x 2300 mm
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WEEKE Optimat BHC 550 Design and Specifications
The WEEKE Optimat BHC 550 was manufactured in the 2000s; it is a CNC router for woodworking tasks. On the floor it will take up 7.3 m x 3.66 x 2.13 m. It has a working length of 4.2 m and working width of 1.3 m. The Optimat BHC 550 has 19 vertical drill spindles and 6 horizontal ones; the grooving saw is 10.2 cm. Router speed on the BHC 550 Optimat varies from 1,200 to 24,000 rpm.
WEEKE Optimat BHC 550 Accessories and Axis Speed
There are five accessories with the WEEKE Optimat BHC 550: wood wop software, bar code reader, integrated vision software, laser overhead which enables pod positioning, and integrated cut-rite software.
Dust extraction is 3000 CFM at 1676 m per minute. Compressed air for the WEEKE Optimat BHC550 is 102 PSI consumption 10-150 CFM. Axis speeds are 5000mm/80m/min for X-Axis, Y-Axis is 1685mm/60/min and the Z-Axis speed is 280mm/20m/min.