MMTX Miter Machine2024-06-11T11:12:08-06:00


6-Axis Miter, Mortise, Tenon Machine Center

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Category: Miter Machines

The MMTX is a dual carriage, 6 axis CNC controlled Miter Mortise and Tenon Machining Center – tailored specifically to meet high-volume
production requirements.

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MMTX Advantages:

  • Elimination of complicated machine setups climb cut of both tenon and mortise cuts for a “tear out” free cut.
  • Climb cut of both tenon and mortise cuts for a tear out free cut.
  • The ability to cut MDF paper or vinyl wrapped profiles.
  • Eliminates the need for applying inlays.
  • Reduces the maintenance and cost associated with the tooling by more than 50% by eliminating end coping.
  • Eliminates the need for outside profiling or sanding the edges of doors
  • Eliminates the need for sanding the face of the doorsBoth stiles and rails are run face down for consistency of machining.
  • Self aligning joints
  • There is a more durable and aesthetically pleasing blind joint (no visible joint on edge of board)
  • Multiple tool paths to choose from in tenon and miter (on the mortise side) to accommodate all profiles.
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FREE Online Training

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1 Year Warranty

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Made in the USA

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MMTX Machine Description

Offering flexibility as well as productivity, the MMTX provides high quality mitered mortise and tenon parts for use in cabinet door construction. This machine produces between 400-500 doors per 8 hour shift with one operator.

The MMTX is built on award winning technology. It won the “Challengers Award” at the 2004 IWF fair in Atlanta, Georgia.

Standard Operation

There are six CNC controlled axis between two machining carriages, each carriage contains one X axis (left to right), one Z axis (up and down), and one Y axis (in and out).

Parts are placed into the work zones, referencing the back and side fences. The start button is pressed, and the clamps secure the part into place. The machining is ready to begin in the work zone. There are 2 zones standard in the MMTX allowing for pendulum processing. While the one part is being machined, the other zone can be loaded and queued for machining.

What the MMTX Does

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mmtx sample part

The MMTX is typically used to perform the following operations:


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Touchscreen Interface

A 15″ Industrial Color Touchscreen is used to write and store programs.

The 15″ touch screen monitor makes viewing the specific parameters of a program easy.

operator interface screen
Pillar MMTX Main Screen

Note: Image may not necessarily depict final Operator Interface and is only used as an example of an Operator Interface Screen.


The easy to use software allows the operator to change from one saved program to another in seconds with only two touches to the screen.

A password protected edit feature allows quick and easy editing of existing programs or creating new programs. A new program can be created from scratch in a few minutes with very little training.

Standard Features in the software include:

1. Mortise and tenon

a. Thickness
b. Width
c. Depth
d. X axis placement
e. Z axis placement

2. Board dimensions (width and thickness)
3. Speed of cut (feed rate)
4. Two different tool paths to choose per operation (this gives flexibility to how the tool enters and exits the board)
5. Password protected edit functions
6. Save/Delete programs
7. Cycle counter
8. On screen graphical display of the Mortise and Tenon features

maintenance screen
Pillar MMTX Maintenance Screen

Note: Image may not necessarily depict final Operator Interface and is only used as an example of a Maintenance Screen.


A Maintenance Screen gives you the ability to manage inputs, outputs and machine offsets.

From this screen you can manually trigger all outputs as well as visually see if the machine is seeing the inputs correctly. You also set the machine parameters that are not as communally used such as fence and spindle offsets from this screen.

Because this screen is password protected you can be selective with who you grant access to it.

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Pillar MMTX True 3-Axis CNC Machining

Pillar MMTX True 3-Axis CNC Machining


The machine uses true 3 axis CNC controlled in the X, Y and Z axis. This allows for full control of the width, centerline and depth of the mortise and tenon on the machine.

The machine has two different tool paths to choose from for the removal of material. These paths are used to adjust the “Tenon Miter”, “Tenon” and “Mortise Miter” cuts. This provides adjustability needed to cut the various part shape and sizes we typically see in the cabinet miter door industry.

The ability to control the Y axis vastly improves the quality of the cut by multi-passing the part instead of hogging all the material at once causing tool deflection. Also, the depth of tenon can be infinitely controlled from the operator interface.

Difficult products such as vinyl wrapped MDF can be machined cleanly due to the 3-axis capability.

industrial computer

Industrial Computer (Windows 10)


Video: on board
Ethernet 1 x PCIE Broadcom GbE (or similar)
USB: 2 x USB 2.0 (or similar)
Serial Port: 1 x RS-232 (or similar)
100-240 VAC External Power adapter (or similar)
Windows 10 operating system

Note: photo may not represent the exact computer to be used in the machine.

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Installation & Training

One day of installation is included in price of machinery.

Customer Responsibilities:
1. Floor preparation per your needs.
2. All power supply connection per national and local codes and standards.
3. Any necessary pneumatic connections and supply.
4. Moving of the equipment which could require forklift(s), rigging, and labor.
5. Materials and tooling needed for machine testing, training, or adjusting.


The machine will ship fully assembled, and nearly functional. Pillar Machine expects the machinery to be in place, and all the necessary utilities to have already been brought to the machine before the technician arrives. The technician will finish preparing the machine to run and instruct any machine operators in how to maintain and operate the machine properly.

Should the machine not be ready at the time of the technician’s arrival, Pillar Machine reserves the right to charge up to $1000 for itinerary changes in the case of a complete cancellation of the installation, Pillar Machine will charge the full $1600 per day rate plus all travel expenses for the return visit.


Training should be attended by all individuals that need to understand how the machine functions including all Management personnel, Team Leaders, Operators and Maintenance personnel. If this machine is going in operation for multiple shifts per day, we suggest having all personal from those shifts attend this training session as well. If this is not possible and they need to be trained from the factory technician, please ask your Pillar Machine sales representative to add an additional day of training.


Notes: One day of technician time is defined no less than 6 hours on-site. The technician will spend the first few hours getting the machine setup correctly and the remaining time training.

If you have purchased a custom machine that has custom tooling you have purchased, make sure to have the tooling onsite and ready for installation, prior to the installer arriving. If we purchased the tooling, it will be on your machine. Have your samples ready for the installer.

The technician has planned the day(s) to install the machine and do any training of the machine as indicated in the contract. Having your appropriate tools and equipment needed to do the install and training will provide you and the technician a smooth install.

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Made In The USA

All Pillar Machine Machines are built 100% at our Salt Lake City Factory.

The benefits of purchasing an American made machine extend far beyond simply supporting the “local” economy.

Additional benefits include:

  • All parts are sourced from vendors in North America.
  • Parts availability is increased and assures honest pricing.
  • Real Factory Support.
    When technical assistance is required you can often talk directly to the people that built, wired, and tested your machine.
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1 Year Warranty

Pillar Machine warrants to the original purchaser of the Pillar Machine Machinery that this product will be free from defects in material or workmanship, when purchased, and under proper, normal use, for one (1) year from the original date of delivery. Original purchaser understands that the machine warranty is only applicable to machines that are or were paid in full within 60 days of the original delivery date.

The full defined warranty can be found here: 

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