There is a clear trend towards making components as small and compact as possible, even in mechatronic components. It saves both raw materials and costs! Even the production of these components has potential for savings. A new compact 5-axle CNC machine is now making the production of complex small components easier. Despite its small size, the use of brushless microdrives means the system can offer all the properties which were previously the domain of larger systems.
Efficiency is the relationship between cost and benefit. Using large CNC centres for the production of small components is often less than ideal. It is, as the saying goes 'using a sledgehammer to crack a nut'. This is where Wegera Oy from Oulunsalo in Finland comes in. Its compact 5-axle CNC system Kolibri represents a practical alternative for small-scale production. In order to ensure the necessary precision within small dimensions, the developers have been working together with microdrive experts FAULHABER in Schönaich near Stuttgart.