laser micro machine GL.compact 2


laser micro machine GL.compact 2


The compact machine

In addition to the highest machining precision, the newly developed compact version GL.compact II features an appealing design, universal installation possibilities and an automation function for series production. The machine covers the entire laser machining spectrum from micro-drilling to precision blanking and milling. It was designed for 5-axis simultaneous processing and has been fundamentally redeveloped in terms of axis dynamics and precision. In addition to the machine base, the linear axis carriages are also made of granite, reducing the material mix and stabilising the core temperature during machining processes. All heat sources in the machine including the axis drives are actively cooled with water. The concept ensures very robust behaviour in response to internal and external temperature influences and thus guarantees machining results that are stable in the long term.

Mechanical high-precision guides combined with linear drives and highly rigid kinematics reduce the angle errors of each individual translational and rotational axis. Both pitching and yawing were thereby improved by a factor of 5 compared to the previous model.

Numerous optional, exchangeable modules to equip and expand the GL.compact II complete the machine concept. Here the established benefits of a Hirth toothing are consistently utilised in order to keep changeover times as short as possible. Thanks to a changeover precision of < 2 µm, the requalification of existing production processes can be omitted.



  • Work areas: 400 x 400 mm²
  • Small set-up area: < 3.5 m²
  • 5-axis simultaneous machining
  • Active water cooling of all linear motors
  • New cooling concept based on water-cooled drives and a temperature-stabilizing granite structure
  • High temperature resistance
  • Optimum accessibility
  • Robot connection via automation cell


The following link will lead you to the specifications of the GL.compact II.

Download Datasheet


Axis type Linear Rotatory
Drive type Direct drive Torque drive
Bearing arrangement Profiled raild guide M&V-guidance Radial thrust bearings Cross roller bearings
Travel range [mm] 400 390 360 +/- 110° Endless
Speed 30 m/min 400 rpm 500 rpm
Acceleration 5 m/s² 160 1/s² 220 1/s²
Repeatability 1 µm 2 arcsec
Positioning accuracy 1,5 µm 2 µm 5 arcsec
Resolution 1,22 nm
Perpendicularity < 10 arcsec ---
Perm. comp. weight 20 kg 2 kg
Clamping set-up Clamping set-up
Sound pressure level ≤ 70 dB
Dimensions D=1536 mm; W=2036 mm; H=2219 mm - without supply unit
Total weight 3700 kg without supply units





With GL.control you have the possibility to control all sub systems of the machine and coordinate them. The operator of the machine can program all of the tasks in one single user interface.


Software options

The modular design of our GL.control software allows the machine control system to be expanded with a range of functions. Thus the user is able to adapt the software configuration to their requirements.

Software options

Hardware options

Thanks to the modular design, the GL.machines can be expanded with options and therefore adapted precisely to future applications. The following hardware options are available.

Hardware options