MZ 500 D-Drive

CNC Gear Hobbing Machine

32 DP

Max Pitch Rating


RPM Hob Speed


CNC Axes

High-speed (12,000 rpm) direct-drive hob head with CNC shifting.

Synchronous high-speed (6,000 rpm) direct-drive work and tailstock spindles:
Programmable clamping pressure.

Flexible dialogue programming.

Cast iron and steel base optimized for dynamic stability.

Flexible automation systems.

Pneumatic deburring unit.


Up to seven CNC axes for application versatility.


Flexible automation system with special design options.


Hob shifting for evenly distributed cutting tool wear.


Part diameters up to 1.181" and shaft lengths up to 2.362".

Bolstering your quality and productivity.

The MZ 500 D-drive CNC gear hobbing machine from Monnier + Zahner offers optimized hobbing of ultra-fine and fine-pitch spur gears in a compact package.

MZ 500 D-Drive Technical Specifications

Maximum pitch rating, gear hobbing 0.8 mn 32 DP
Minimum number of teeth, gear hobbing 3 teeth -
Maximum work / tailstock spindle speed 6,000 rpm -
Maximum workpiece diameter 30 mm 1.181 in
Maximum center distance between work and cutting spindle 30 mm 1.181 in
Maximum workpiece hobbing length 60 mm 2.362"
Hob Head
Maximum spindle speed, hobbing 12,000 rpm -
Hob diameter range 6-32 mm 0.236-1.259 in
Maximum cutter width 35 mm 1.378 in
Maximum Cutter Shift 30 mm 1.181 in
Swivel range -10° +10°
Machine Weight 1,800 kg 3,970 lb

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