CNC machining centre CRAFTER

The compact window machining centre comprises CNC controlled tenoning and profiling shafts. An operator stays in front of the machine and controls the machining process. The machine with an optional is controlled by an industrial PC BECKOHOFF with 12" touch screen in Windows CE environment, designed for industrial applications. The window machine has been succesfully linked to the professional joinery software Klaes and recently also to Joinery soft .

SOUKUP spol. s r.o.
Šífařská 1/3, 147 00 Praha 4 - Hodkovičky
IČO: 40615332
DIČ: CZ40615332

The CNC machining centre CRAFTER has been deevloped for small workshops focused on special type of windows, doors and conservatories.


The UK SERIES is specially designed for manufacturing of British windows.  It is the only machine on the market optimized not only for casements but also for sliding sashes.The horizontal milling unit can easily provide the typical horns on sashes or trench slots for pulley stiles. The effective manufacturing of traditional boxes for sliding sashes includes the cutting operation for lining beads, pulley stiles, head and cill. List of all components is loaded from the office and operator can make all components even if they are cut on size only.


Incorporating of the CRAFTER machine with WinCreator software offers you a new level of workshop organization. The capacity is about 15-20 one-leaf casements, 30-40 single sashes or 8-12 complete sliding sash windows.





The sliding sash operation:

  • open tenons and slots
  • milling of horns in different moulds
  • adapting of meeting rail slots to parting bead
  • profiling of traditional bevelled meeting rails
  • outside profiling and grooving for cord, gasket or balance springs

NB. Mortising of sash stiles is made off-line


The sliding box operation


  • profiling of divided cill in part
  • notching of cill part for interior lining bead
  • trenching of slot in cill and head for pulley stiles
  • cutting operation for moulded pulley stiles, lining beads, cill extension
  • tenoning and profiling of box parts intended for balance springs

NB. Lining beads, pulley stiles, head and cill extension are moulded off-line











Casement operation


  • recovering of glazing beads and sticking bars from frame rebate
  • tenoning and profiling of frames
  • tenoning and profiling of casements with shorted rails tenon for stormproofing
  • tenoning and profiling of casements with fully machining of components without stormproofing

(flush, stormproof & high performance windows)



Configuration of the machine:



The original Soukup solution doesn’t need any antisplitting spindle jumping on the corner. The cross wood is milled out during the double cycle of tenoning. For outside milling remains only longitudinal wood without tearing off. This system makes easier milling of small sashes where the stability causes problem.




Horn unit on the tenoning side of the Crafter    


Technical data:


- useful length / stroke
- motor

HP (kW)

320 / 300
11,2 (9,2)
- tilting of the fence
- processing speed


- diameter
- motor

HP (kW)

4 (3)
- length / stroke
- motor

HP (kW)

320 / 300
10 (7,5)
- max. tool diameter
- motor

HP (kW)

3 (2,2)
- number of wheels







Our team has dealt with the development and production of machines for window manufacturing since 1996. From the beginning we focused on small and medium sized businesses proposing solutions that met their individual needs.


Small joinery shop

The TEMAC tenoning machine next to the existing spindle moulder creates the basis for the production of windows and doors.


Window workshop for 10-20 windows

The CRAFTER machining centre together with the VERSA drilling and milling machine linked with WinCreator is a solution intended for the manufacture of tilt&turn windows. The special CRAFTER UK enables manufacturing of sliding sash windows and typical English casements.


Window workshop for 30-50 windows

The WIZARD CNC machining centre with the DRILLEX drilling and milling machine is designed for the knock-down system of window and door production. The device can supplement the CROSSLINE 500 automatic cross-cut saw and ARCUS machine for efficient manufacturing of curved components. The whole system is provided with machining data from WinCreator or from third-party software. 


Individual production on CNC machines

Our newest CNC router, the UNIX, reflects the latest development in window manufacturing and is a welcome addition when the workshop is equipped for universal joinery work. After window production, the largest categories of production are doors, kitchen cabinets, stairs and conservatories. 



Window manufacturing - catalogue


 Timber window design


Fensterfertigung Katalog - Deutsch


Производство окон и дверей


Almost all our customers make the window manufacturing using the latest knock-down technology with a professional software.


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