LASER MICRO MACHINE GL.compact II
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 to laser turning. 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. This guarantees a constant temperature level from the time of start-up and eliminates an extended warm-up time of the kinematics, even for precise processes. 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.
|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|
|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.
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.
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.