NZ MADE CNC Router by Zealandia Systems

Many businesses rely on CNC routers to create precise parts, components, and products. But with so many options available, it can be hard to know which one is the best fit. Zealandia Systems and rebranded Chinese CNC routers are two popular choices on the market, but what's the difference between them? In this article, we'll compare these two types of CNC routers in terms of quality, durability, user-friendliness, cost-effectiveness, and more. So whether you're looking for a reliable router that will produce quality results or something more budget-friendly for your business needs, read on to find out which one is right for you!

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Proteus series machines are available in 4 different sizes:

P1 - 700 x 700 mm (Desktop)

P2 - 1300 x 700 mm (Quarter Sheet)

P1 - 1300 x 1300 mm (Half Sheet)

P1 - 1300 x 2500 mm (Full Sheet)

Fully Assembled right here in New Zealand

All Proteus machines come fully assembled. They are shipped in their own custom-built shipping crates to keep them safe during transit. Just make sure you have some help to unload your machine and take it out of the box.

Once your Proteus machine arrives it is ready to use straight out of the box. Just make sure you have pre-installed all the necessary software - this can be done before your machine arrives.


The Proteus range of machines are designed for versatility and can be used to cut a range of material dependent on which spindle model is chosen.

1.5KW & 2.2KW Spindle ER20

  • Wood
  • Plastics
  • Acrylics
  • ACM
  • Soft metals, such as Aluminium and Brass

6KW Spindle ISO30 Automatic Tool Changer

  • All 1.5 and 2.2KW spindle material
  • High Speed Aluminium Machining
  • Steel
  • Titanium


The Proteus uses 16mm ball screws with a 16mm pitch to drive each axis with power being provided by NEMA 23 stepper motors.  The ball screws are held in place by a dual angular contact bearing to take any load off the motor, and further removing backlash in the system.

Using 48V Stepper system and 400microstep resolution, we have a linear resolution of 1.25micron in all axis.

This design provides the Proteus superior accuracy over any other machine in the market.


The brains behind Proteus is an SAMD51 microcontroller running an optimized version of Marlin, called Swordfish.

The Swordfish controller is a modular design, including the microcontroller board, four driver boards running DM556T motor drivers and RS485.

The controller connects to the machine using an industrial “Harting” connector and is secured in place by two levers so there is no chance of accidental disconnection during operation.

Zealandia Systems makes continuous improvements to their controller and software, and the Proteus Swordfish controller is designed with easy upgradability in mind.


  • Wireless Probing Solutions
  • Work Fixturing
  • Vacuum Beds
  • Coolant Systems

Advantages of Zealandia CNC Routers

When it comes to CNC routers, Zealandia machines offer a number of advantages for professional manufacturers. Their high-quality components guarantee accurate results, even when cutting tough materials such as aluminum or hardwoods. They also feature advanced features like a 4th axis that makes it easy to create intricate shapes and designs with ease. Additionally, their excellent customer service and support ensures any questions or concerns can be addressed quickly.

Moreover, Zealandia CNC routers are designed to be durable and reliable over the long term, ensuring you get your money’s worth out of the machine. This makes them ideal for heavy-duty operations where precision is essential. They also come with safety features like emergency stops and visual warning indicators that help minimize the risk of accidents in the workplace.

Overall, Zealandia CNC routers offer superior performance and reliability compared to other brands on the market today – making them an excellent choice for anyone looking for a reliable and precise machine.

Quality and Durability

At Zealandia Systems, we understand that quality and durability are essential when it comes to manufacturing. That's why our CNC routers are designed with only the highest-grade components, ensuring accuracy and precision every time. Our machines also feature advanced features like a 4th axis for intricate designs, emergency stops for added safety, and long-lasting durability to ensure you get your money’s worth. So if you're looking for a reliable and precise machine that will stand the test of time, choose Zealandia Systems – the best in quality and durability.

Support and Warranty


When it comes to getting the most out of your CNC router, there's nothing more important than having reliable support and warranty. At Zealandia CNC Routers, we provide full support and warranties on our machines – so you can rest assured that if something goes wrong, we've got you covered. Our team of experienced technicians are available 24/7 to answer any questions or queries you may have, while our warranties ensure that any parts requiring repair or replacement will be done swiftly and efficiently. So if you're looking for a machine with peace-of-mind support and warranty, look no further than Zealandia CNC Routers – the best in customer care.


When it comes to ease of use, Zealandia CNC Routers are in a class of their own. Our machines are designed with the user in mind – from the intuitive controls, to the comprehensive software suite, we make sure that anyone can get up and running quickly and easily. In addition to this, our team of experienced technicians provide full support and advice on any issues you may encounter while operating the machine. So whether you're a complete novice or an experienced professional, Zealandia CNC Routers has everything you need to get started right away. With our user-friendly approach, you'll be making precision parts in no time at all!


When it comes to cost-effectiveness, Zealandia CNC Routers are the best choice on the market. Not only are our machines exceptionally reliable, but they also boast a competitive price tag. Plus, with our comprehensive warranties and excellent customer service, you can rest assured that your machine will be up and running for years to come. This means that you won't have to constantly invest in repairs or replacements – saving you time and money in the long run. Furthermore, because we provide quality parts and spares at great prices, you'll never have to worry about excessive maintenance costs either. All in all, choosing a Zealandia CNC Router is an investment that will pay off for years to come!

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