The direct drive is our workhorse, its almost feels like there’s nothing this machine can’t do. To begin with, it can work from as low and slow as 4 volts, all the way up to 12, and never be starved for power. This is because it uses a motor with plenty of torque where it needs it, thank Maxon. Whatever grouping you want to run you can do it with low vibration and quiet, smooth operation.
Utility & Cleanliness
When your machine works for you and never says “no”, you are free to be an artist. Combine the fact that the direct drive has plenty of power, plus it comes with 3 strokes; There’s barely anything you can’t do with it. With a more conventional weight and feel, weighing 4.5 ounces, it makes a great liner, probably the best rotary for lining you can get. If you decide you’d like to have an extra motor modules to pair with one of your 3 cams you’ll be able to switch strokes with a twist and lock, no tools. That’s almost as nice as knowing there’s no maintenance to do on the machine, so no lube. Get an extra frame, collet and vise nut and now you can have pre-sterilized equipment since you can autoclave the frame and vise.
Because it’s maintenance free and warrantied for 1 year after sale you should never expect to factor in downtime as a hidden cost. Compared to other direct drives it is the cleanest around. It uses good old *disposable* rubber bands instead of tension gadgets that are hard if not impossible to clean. Additionally, it’s enclosed as much as a direct drive can be which greatly reduces the amount of dirt that can get into or out of the machine.