Commander 3 Rendering

The Commander 3 Door Machine is one of our oldest and most popular platforms for door machining, and the latest generation features a ground-up redesign that incorporates CNC movements on six axes and a Beckhoff touchscreen to automate setup for up to 12 different door specifications. Custom specifications can also be entered for special doors.

The Commander 3 now includes our new KvalCAM software as a standard feature.

The Commander 3 has dual spindle routers with counter rotation for clean entry and exit at hinge corners, eliminating traditional chip-outs. It has a programmable point to point drill for screw pilot holes, and corner square chisels for door and jamb. Full X Y and Z axis programming is combined with precision ball screws and servo motors.

Key Features

Automated Precision

Many of the core functions of the Commander 3 are fully automated, including positioning for lock locations and tilt between 0 and 3-degrees

Computer Controlled

The Commander 3’s backbone is a Beckhoff control system with fully integrated components, including servo motor and drives, powered by our KvalCAM platform

Fast Changeover

Quickly change hinge specs for faster processing

Easy to Use

With an intuitive touchscreen interface, advanced on-board diagnostics, and quick door specification entry the Commander 3 is exceptionally easy to use, requiring minimal operator training


Kval machines can be customized to fit your company's needs and applications
General Specifications
Footprint Size
14.5' × 9'
Crated Dimensions
165"L × 82"W × 67"H
Weight 5,000 lbs.
5,000 lbs.
Door Specifications
18” (min)   48” (max)
6’6” (min)   9’0” (max)
1516” to 1¾” (2¼” with Option AR)
4” clear zone from door edge required, mouldings can be 3/4” proud of door face
Jamb Specifications
8¼” without adjustment, unlimited with adjustment
Flat, split, rabeted up to 1⅞” thick overall including stop
Hinge & Lock Specifications
Hinge Sizes
3” × 3” up to 4½” × 5” either 0 or 3-degree
Lock Backset
2⅜” or 2¾” backset is programmable, 5” backset with manual adjustments
Lock Face Plate
1 × 2- 1/4” up to 1-1/4” × 12” with manual adjustments, either 0 or 3-degree
Common Options
Option AR
Adds a barcode scanner and processing for architectural doors
Option FC
CNC Lock Face Plate with Chisels
Option ND1
Narrow Door Hinge Only Prep
Option W
Adds the ability to drill holes for lever locks with geared drill boxes