Machine buyers may ask themselves if it is really necessary for a dual side drive as oppose to a single side driver when they purchase a CNC Cutting machine, what is the real difference anyways? (Note: ALL MultiCam machines are configured with dual-sided drive systems to ensure maximum performance and durability.)

Many machines on the market today use single sided drive motors, which essentially use a drive motor on one side of the gantry to power its movement.  Single-drives have the advantage of being simple and inexpensive. Machine manufactures use single side drives to reduce up-front machine costs to compete in the market. Initially the single and dual side drives appear to produce similar accuracy although fairly quickly using a single side drive results in the other (non-powered) side to produce a trailing effect as it is lacking a drive motor. This trailing effect directly increases with machine usage ultimately reducing the useful life of the machine.

The illustration shows the difference in configuration between the single and dual-sided drive systems. Furthermore, the use of a dual-sided drive results in increased performance over the single drive system. Note: ALL MultiCam machines are configured with dual-sided drive systems to ensure maximum performance and durability.

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