You can gain these benefits from using GLASSLINE Linear Motor CNC Cutters:

  • Greatly reduced maintenance time:  If you have experience with rack and pinion machines, you know that the gears wear and require constant calibration if you want to maintain tight cutting tolerances.  Our machines have no gears to wear.  The driving mechanism is magnets, and there is no physical contact, much like a high speed train.  The weight of the bridge and carriage are carried by linear bearings/rails.  Even our patented cutting head has no belts or gears to wear. The rotation is powered by a direct drive servo motor.
  • Greatly reduced cutting times:  The proprietary design of the machine allows for high acceleration/deceleration while maintaining tight tolerances.  In addition, the use of linear motors on each side of the machine allows for the electronic calibration of bridge squareness, which not only is much easier than trying to do this with a mechanical adjustment, but is also extremely accurate.  The oversized linear motor components also play a part in provided very tight tolerances, but the fact that there is limited wear, this tight repeatability is maintained over a very long time.
  • Easier Breakout: Glassline’s cutting head includes a low-friction air cylinder for applying cutting pressure, and a proportional valve controlled directly from the CNC. Therefore, every segment of the cut path can have it’s own pressure if one should desire. The CNC automatically controls the pressure, such as on long full speed cuts versus tight radius cuts, in order to provide optimum score.
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