Precise NC Machining Centre for Door Hardware, Window Frames, Shutters, Stair Components and more.

The Centauro ALFA NC Machining Centre is a versatile and flexible NC controlled machining centre suitable for a variety of door machining operations including hinge recessing, lock slots, handle holes, key slots, and euro grooves and more. In addition, it can be configured for machining window frames, shutters, components of stairs and furniture in general.  With its simple graphic touch screen interface & built-in macro programs programming is done with ease.

As standard the machine can be equipped with one milling head that automatically moves for either vertical or horizontal machining. It also has interpolation of the axis. Optional additional machining operations include producing a square corner hinge plate recess or lock face recess by means of the additional milling unit. The operator simply selects in the program if they want a radius or square corner, and the machine does the rest. In addition, the same milling head can be used to make the small pilot hole for hinge screws etc. There is also the possibility to produce a square end tenon, round end tenon or dovetail / dovetail slot when the special front table is fitted. Lastly on request the machine can be configured to import ISO files from external design software to enable detailed engraving of items such as name plates etc.

Developed with the latest technical solutions, the machine is fully electronically organized with brushless motors, ball recirculating screws and with ball recirculating linear guides. Directly from the Electronic Control “touch screen”, the operator can realize or import (via USB port) work programs in a simple and intuitive way using pre-installed macros to perform accurate milling. The change of working process is extremely quick. A simple and guided procedure allows quick calibration of the axes to ensure maximum precision machining. Each specific tool, with all its features, is stored on electronic control, to be used in the most various processes.

Why Centauro ALFA NC Machining Centre?

  • Quick and precise machining operations increases productivity and eliminates costly defects or rework.
  • Big milling capacity of up to 2800 mm in length at either 0° or 90°. The machine is also sturdy and very compact.
  • Touch-screen controller with pre-installed macros for user-friendly programming.
  • Graphic touch-screen controller with USB port is especially user-friendly and makes switching between programs very quick and easy.
  • Possibility of automatic vertical and horizontal millings on beams or windows and door frames.
  • The programmable milling unit is extremely flexible and can perform several machining operations including jalousie window slots and hinge recessing.


  • 15” color touch screen control
  • Customized Centauro operating system
  • Pre-set macro programming for increased throughput
  • Optional remote programming and capability to bring programs to the machine by USB


  • 3 kW router spindle for drilling & milling operations on doors and France on a horizontal or vertical plate
  • Programmable router speed from 0-18000 RPM


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Over the past few years, pre-milling has grown in popularity. Pre-milling is the process of machining the edge of the panel prior to applying glue. It ensures optimal edge quality before the application of edge banding, resulting in reduced glue joints and a highly aesthetic edge.

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