Zero backlash enables maximum precision

Freedom from backlash enables the very highest precision and quality as well as more rigidity for higher metal removal rates and innovative potential for future machine generations – the WITTENSTEIN Galaxie® Drive System creates a wealth of added value for MAKA, the German machine tool manufacturer of CNC equipment for machining wood, aluminum and carbon fiber composites. The Galaxie® also convinced the developers with its rapid and problem-free integration into a standard machine installed at a customer in Taiwan.

Galaxie® – tested and found to be sensational
The outstanding performance compared to conventional drive systems first aroused the machine tool manufacturer’s curiosity early in 2016. In particular, it was the three to nearly six times better torsional rigidity of the completely backlash-free Galaxie® kinematics – depending on the benchmark – which persuaded MAKA to subject the Galaxie® to a trial on the test bed. The results were sensational and everything worked perfectly. The positive impression gained during the trial was further strengthened only a few months later, when the drive solution for a machine that had already been shipped to Taiwan had to be replaced by a Galaxie® Drive System. The intended improvement in performance was immediately confirmed. The prompt availability of the Galaxie® in the local regions is another important advantage.


MAKA SYSTEMS GMBH: CNC MACHINES FOR A VARIETY OF MATERIALS

The Galaxie® Drive System helps us achieve far more complex geometries.

Dr. Jens Muckli, MAKA Systems GmbH

MAKA SYSTEMS GMBH: CNC MACHINES FOR A VARIETY OF MATERIALS

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GALAXIE® – THE OUTCOME OF A FUNDAMENTAL REASSESSMENT

GALAXIE® – THE OUTCOME OF A FUNDAMENTAL REASSESSMENT

The Galaxie® was developed by WITTENSTEIN SE as a brand new drive generation.

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PERFORMANCE BOOST FOR STANDARD MACHINES

The enormously improved torsional rigidity of the completely backlash-free Galaxie® kinematics opens up totally new opportunities for us.

PERFORMANCE BOOST FOR STANDARD MACHINES

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INNOVATIVE POTENTIAL FOR NEW MACHINE GENERATIONS

Rigid design is an outstanding quality feature of MAKA’s CNC machines.

INNOVATIVE POTENTIAL FOR NEW MACHINE GENERATIONS

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Precision is the benchmark

To MAKA, precision breeds quality. Both the A and the C axis of the cutting head are constantly in motion. That’s why each individual axis has to be absolutely precise. The more backlash a drive has, the larger the contour tolerances – especially since the precision errors soon start to add up. MAKA was understandably tempted by the prospect of a drive system with zero backlash – the promise made by the Galaxie®.