500 D-drive CNC Gear Hobbing Machine


Double Drive

Double drive system allows flexible clamping of the work piece with less tailstock pressure.


Automatic Loading

Industry-leading Wahli automation systems with special design options available.


Hob Shifting

Hob shifting allows more evenly distributed wear over the entire cutting tool.



Small footprint for both your shop and your wallet.

500 D-drive

The double drive 500 CNC gear hobbing machine features a solid cast iron base with linear guideways for high-quality rigidity and robustness. A driven tailstock allows flexible clamping with minimal pressure, which is ideal for small work pieces. It also evenly distributes clamping forces to the machine base to minimize distortion, which allows the highest quality hobbing.


  • Synchronized, driven, CNC work and tailstock spindles for flexible clamping of small work pieces
  • High dynamic linear drives for longitudinal, shift, and plunge axes to minimize cycle times
  • CNC hob shifting
  • 12,000 RPM hob spindle
  • Bore- or shank-type hobs can be mounted
  • Industrial PC running Windows 7 with friendly dialog programming
  • Optional pneumatic deburring unit
  • Optional Wahli loading system

500 D-drive Technical Data

500 D-drive Technical DatammInch
Maximum module / diametral pitch0.832
Maximum work piece diameter401.575
Maximum hobbing length301.181
Maximum work piece length501.969
Maximum center distance between work piece and hob351.378
Hob head capabilities
   Maximum hob diameter
   Maximum hob length
   Maximum hob shift


   Maximum swivel
   Maximum speed
± 10°
12,000 RPM
Maximum work spindle speed6,000 RPM


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