Carriage Drive

Carriage Z-Axis Drive

Gantry Drive Setup

Two identical drive systems are combined to a gantry drive unit.


  • Provides highest performance
  • Vibration reduction and stiffness.
  • Friction free grinder carriage movement
  • Backlash compensated reversing

SIMODRIVE 1FT6 motors and high-precision WITTENSTEIN alpha planetary gear-heads complement a high-precision drive system.

The 1FT6 motors are permanent-magnet synchronous motors that have a very small torque ripple and an almost constant torque characteristic. 1FT6 motors are available in a wide range of powers.

The gear box is applied wherever systems and parts have to be driven and controlled with utmost precision. WITTENSTEIN alpha sets benchmarks worldwide in the machine building and drive technology sectors.