Rottler EM69P

5-Axis CNC Porting and Machining Center




Machine Operations

  • 5 Axis CNC Digitizing
  • Automatic Tool Changer
  • CNC Head Porting
  • Cylinder Boring
  • Cylinder Head Resurfacing
  • Lifter Boring
  • Line Boring
  • Multi Purpose CNC (Custom Parts)
  • Thrust Cutting

  • Applicable Industries

  • Cylinder Head Shop
  • Drag Racing
  • Engine Building
  • Jobber Shop
  • Motorcycle Engine
  • Performance Racing
  • Remanufacturing
  • Small Engines
  • Tractor Pulling
  • Vintage Engine Rebuilding

  • PDF Resources

    EM69P Brochure
    EM69P Optional Equipment Catalog

    Rottler’s Next Generation 5-Axis CNC Multi Purpose Machining Center offers the precision and speed needed to reproduce cylinder heads with exceptional accuracy – with no handwork needed. The EM69P also has the capability of porting intake manifolds with the same techniques used to port cylinder heads while also perform standard jobs such as boring, surfacing, line boring, lightening and additional machining requirements.

    • High torque spindle motor that utilizes CAT40 spindle taper and the latest motor technology to give more torque than previous models.
    • The 5th Axis has a proven automatic built in brake that locks the spindle motor axis in position for heavy cutting operations such as cast iron engine block boring and surfacing plus heavy cutting when manufacturing parts from solid billet.
    • With the use of RCAM - Rottler Computer Aided Manufacturing Software allows general CNC industrial machining for a wide variety of applications.
    • Standard Equipment High Torque 18ft.lb (24Nm) @ 1000RPM High Torque Liquid Cooled Integral CAT40 Taper Spindle Motor. Optional High Speed Spindle Motor available for increased speed and output up to 20,000RPM
    • The EM69P has very fast rapid movements and cutting speed with infinite look-a-head capabilities offering fast production times. A common V8 cylinder head can be ported in about 1.5 hour.
    • Digitizing is done automatically on the machine using a Reinshaw probe, eliminating the need for an expensive coordinate measuring machine (CMM). All programming and operations are done directly on the Rottler EM69P 32” Touch Screen Control Panel.
    • The 24 tool automatic tool changer is included as standard equipment for "set it and forget it" operation.
    • The EM69P uses the exclusive Rottler CNC Touch Screen Control Software. With standard Windows user interface and animated training, training time and learning time is reduced. Operators can take full advantage of available features that will improve operator speed and efficiency. See details in "Control" section below.

    The EM69P features Rottler's Advanced Optional 4C Software. The PC-based single processor control system by Direct Motion is highly interactive and very responsive. Our next generation 4C control system extends capability to include importing of CAD models which can be automatically be converted in toolpath that the machine can then use to execute actual machining operations. The upgradeable software can be networked for enhanced efficiency. The Advanced DM software tools allow manipulation of port design and minimize digitizing time. This allows an operator to pick up data once and tweak the design (including hand-ported designs) as needed. See details in "Control" section below
    Spindle in 5th Axis - The high torque spindle of the EM69P is built into the 5th axis of the machine with the center of the cutting tool on the same center as the 5th axis. The spindle is able to tilt 60 degrees to the left and right.
    This unique feature allows easier set up and faster porting time compared to fixed spindle machines.

    Competitive machines have a fixed spindle and therefore have to tilt the cylinder head left and right which makes complicated programming and each port has to be programmed differently.
    Touch Screen Technology - Rottler utilizes a 32” TOUCH SCREEN to simplify machine control operation. Touch screen allows separate control panels to display only the information and control buttons that are required for that particular operation to be displayed and hide the information and buttons not required. Most CNC machines have large control panels with many unnecessary buttons and this makes learning the machine slow and complicated, which is stressful to a new operator.

    Instant Internet Support - Rottler offers cutting edge internet support direct from your machine to the factory. Skype and a webcam are installed for video conferencing and internet support. This feature gives you instant, direct contact with Rottler right on the machine without even making a phone call. The standard webcam comes pre-installed so that Rottler Technicians can see exactly what you are seeing, this save a tremendous amount of time when trying to explain questions. Shop busy and too noisy for talking? The pre-installed Skype application gives you instant messaging capabilities with Rottler Technicians.

    Automatic Tool Changer - The 24 tool automatic tool changer is included as standard equipment for "set it and forget it" operation.

    Pre-Arrival and On-Site Training Available - Rottler offers training videos and guidelines as well as factory training prior to delivery of your EM69P as well as on-site training after delivery. Rottler's EM69P is so easy to learn most operators are on their own within three to five days. Once your EM69P order is confirmed, a software package including a course of training videos and instruction guidelines will be sent to you so that the operator can start learning the software before the new machine even arrives. Should you feel that extra training is required before the arrival of the machine, Rottler offers optional, additional hands-on factory training.

    Simplicity - The simplicity of the complete process from digitizing to programming to actually machining the heads is an important feature. Rottler has developed this system for over 12 years, making the Rottler EM69P a system that is easy and fast to learn. The EM69P will start paying for itself by reproducing heads fast within 3 days of training!

    Exclusive 4C Control - What is 4C Software? Rottler’s newest EM Series equipment offers Computer Numeric Control (CNC), Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) in the industry’s most advanced Computer Measuring Machine (CMM). The 4C technology allows users to digitize, edit designs and begin cutting in less time but also requires less machining/programming expertise compared to many other systems. This brand new, revolutionary CNC machine CAD/CAM software allows 3D CAD Solid Models to be imported or created at the machine – the built-in CAM functions can be used to semi automatically and interactively create complex 3D tool paths direct from the CAD geometry.

    Unique Features - All-in-one digitizing/probing, programming and porting machine - nothing else required! And it's all done in one software package. All other systems use 3-5 software programs for each operation, each requires it's own long learning curve. We do digitizing, surface programming, surface modifications (if need be), toolpath generation and operation of the machine from one common program!

    Tooling Packages - Rottler offers complete packages including all necessary software, fixtures, tool holders and porting tools.

    Turn-key Package Includes: Machine, software, fixtures and tooling, training (at factory and/or on-site after machine delivery,) internet support (internet connection to the machine computer - can be controlled remotely from anywhere in the world.)
  • High Torque 18ft.lb (24Nm) @ 1000RPM High Torque Liquid Cooled Integral CAT40 Taper Spindle Motor. Optional High Speed Spindle Motor available for increased speed and output up to 25,000RPM.
  • A 24 tool Automatic Tool Changer is included. Tool changes are accomplished via a dual arm tool changer and rotary tool carousel traveling on linear slides in the Y axis for clearance.
  • Highly interactive & very responsive PC based single processor control system by Direct Motion Control Technology.
  • Standard Windows user interface with animated training & remote diagnostics.
  • Internet enabled with the ability for a technician to "take over" the machine for remote training and diagnostics from anywhere in the world.
  • CNC touch screen control, Windows operating system with Intel processor and internet networking included.
  • Programming and Machine Operating through 19" (500mm) extra bright touch screen.
  • Precision Digital Readout, .0001" (.002mm) Resolution.
  • Accuracy ensures Ports will Line Up with No Step - No Hand Blending Required.
  • 120 Degree Range of Motion on 5th Axis Tilt.
  • Custom Specialized Cutters and Tool Holders Minimize Run Out, Chatter, Noise, Clogging.
  • High Spindle Speeds (up to 10,000 RPM) with low speed torque for fast stock removal when machining billet castings and boring engine blocks.
  • Linear Roller Bearing Slideway construction on all axes for smooth and precise axis movement.
  • Direct Drive Precision Ground Ball Screws on all axes for improvement accuracy and repeatability.
  • High Feed Rates of 100 IPM (2.5MPM) with Integrated Design & Sophisticated Look Ahead Software.
  • Rotary Vector Gear Reducers in 4th and 5th Axis for extended life and near zero backlash.
  • Direct Drive AC Servo Motors on all 5 axis - no belts.
  • Baldor Brushless AC Servo Motors.
  • Linear Motion Slide Way construction for smooth and precise axis feed.
  • Fully Enclosed with Sliding Doors and Coolant System with chip auger and roll out coolant tank.
  • The Rottler EM69P 5 axis CNC head porting machine is a revolutionary comprehensive solution. Our user friendly touch screen Direct Surface software handles the entire porting process from start to finish. No outside software tools are needed, drastically reducing the learning curve and time spent on training. Advanced Rottler Software Allows Operator to View Cross Sectional

    Dimension of Port Area and Volume
    Software can calculate cross section area to ensure that actual cross section area is calculated as port shape changes

    With the EM69P software why hand port the first head? You can digitize the cast head and then use the EM69P software to modify ports rather than grinding by hand.

    Beautifully machined ports are accurate to close tolerances requiring no hand work. Rottler's advanced port manipulation tools allow quick and easy “at the machine” modification of three dimensional data.

    Advanced Direct Motion Software Tools
    Allows manipulation of port design and minimizes digitizing time. This allows operator to pick up data once and modify the design on the screen. Operator can modify hand ported design if necessary.

    Standard PC Hardware and Software
    Offers the highest performance, can be networked, easily upgradeable and repairable.

    All Inclusive Flexibility
    Our all-inclusive system ensures that the end user never has to transfer design data from computer to computer or convert data between separate software programs saving time and avoiding hassle.

    Our versatile software allows importing and exporting of designs between most common CAD/CAM software programs. This means Rottler customers are able to utilize previous knowledge and experience if familiar with another program such as Surfcam or Mastercam.

    3D Arc Feature
    The 3D Arc Feature allow operators to program an arc "through" the port and "around" the port. This is especially useful in the short turn of a port to mathematically define critical shapes. Using these features, changes to the 3D port can be made in seconds and is a useful tool in helping to develop the maximum flow in a port.

    ROTTLER'S ADVANCED OPTIONAL 4C SOFTWARE
    What is 4C Software? Rottler’s newest EM Series equipment offers Computer Numeric Control (CNC), Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) in the industry’s most advanced Computer Measuring Machine (CMM). The 4C technology allows users to digitize, edit designs and begin cutting in less time but also requires less machining/programming expertise compared to many other systems. This brand new, revolutionary CNC machine CAD/CAM software allows 3D CAD Solid Models to be imported or created at the machine – the built-in CAM functions can be used to semi-automatically and interactively create complex 3D tool paths direct from the CAD geometry.

    One of the main features is the EM series’ expanded size 32˝ touch screen – by maximizing screen size, Rottler’s CAM software allows unprecedented amounts of information to be displayed for the operator’s use. The user can choose the information to be displayed for incremental and interactive functionality. 4C is available in 3, 4 and 5 axis modules to suit the application.

    Exclusive Dimpling Feature
    Customers using the unique Rottler software are able to dimple ports in certain areas reporting a 1½ - 2% increase in horsepower of non-dimpled ports. Not only are you gaining horsepower but you are preventing your competition from copying your exact port.

    Exclusive Dimpling Pattern
    Do you know why golf balls have dimples? To make them fly farther! By dimpling the surface of a golf ball, you eliminate surface area thus reducing drag of the air across the ball. By dimpling a port in the cylinder head, you can also reduce drag of the air going across the face of a port thus improving airflow. In tests of identical cylinder heads bolted on the same short block the dimpled ports reported an increased in horsepower on the dyno over heads that weren't dimpled.
    EM69P Machine Specifications American Metric
    ControlRottler CNC
    Machine Weight13277 lbs6000 kg
    Spindle - Motor Torque18in.lbs24 NM
    Slideway Type (X/Y/Z)Linear Motion Bearing Slideways
    Axis Feed Method (X/Y/Z)Direct Coupled Servo Driven Ball Screw
    Table - Size19.68" x 59.09"500 x 1500mm
    Table - T Slots5
    Travel - Horizontal (X Axis)39.4"1000mm
    Travel - In/Out (Y Axis)19.68"500mm
    Travel - Vertical (Z Axis)30"762mm
    Travel - Spindle Nose to Table40"1016mm
    Spindle - TaperCAT40
    Spindle - Rotation Speed0 to 10000 RPM
    Coolant Capacity84.5 Gallons320 Liters
    Weight Capacity1543lbs700kgs
    5th Axis Rotation120deg (+/- 60 Deg)
    Feed Rate0-100ipm0-2.54mpm
    Tool Changer - Number of Tools24
    Tool Changer - Maximum Weight of Tool15.4lbs7kgs
    Tool Changer - Maximum Length of Tool11.8"300mm
    Dimensions - Machine111.30D x 119.09W x 108.07" H 2827D x 3025W x 2745mm H
    Dimensions - Floor Space Requirements136.22D x 170.67W"3460D x 4335Wmm
    Dimensions - Shipping90.55D x 118.11W x 100" H 2300D x 3000W x 2540mm H
    Electrical Requirements208-240V, 60A, 50/60Hz, 3Ph
    Air Requirements1 cfm @ 90 psi28 l/min @ 6 bar
    Paint Color CodeRAL9002 (Grey White)