The sales person at Axiom related the difference to me. Many upgrades I am not going to get into here. He told me the web page would be updated soon to reflect the V5. I was told the AR6 ver5 was a 24 x 36 machine so I hope that is what I am getting. I am going to check on that Monday just to make sure.
The description on my invoice is "AXIOM AUTOROUTE 6 V5" and the price is $6999 which would be $500 more than the AR6 Pro+ and $500 less than the AR8 PRO V5 (24" x 48"). According to that I am expecting a 24x36 machine. It would be nice if the web page reflected these new machines since I was told they were ramping down the Pro+
Post by Axiom Tool Group on Jan 21, 2020 9:53:58 GMT -5
The new Pro V5 is a new updated model of the Pro+ machines....which is expected to be released publicly today.
This upgrade features a new color scheme updating the machines to match the Elite models, an upgraded cooling system, a larger redesigned control box and new larger, more powerful 48V stepper motors on all axes.
This model was originally scheduled to be released in March of this year, but year end sales numbers exhausted the on hand inventory of the Pro+ models so much that the new models are being released currently starting with the AR8 24x48 size.
The new V5 machines will be available in the same sizes as all previous Pro model machines with no changes to the machine dimensions etc.
Along with this change, the i2R inventory is being re-branded as Iconic machines and will be seeing an upgrade as we change over to a larger control box solution for these machines as well....and a larger, more robust stand and toolbox (very similar to the Pro machines). Along with the new control box will be some increased connector quality and a new laser accessory for the i2R and Iconic line.