WITTENSTEIN alpha Launches CAD POINT, the new “Smart Catalog” for Gearbox Configuration and Selection

CAD POINT by WITTENSTEIN alpha helps engineers and motion control specialists access product information, data sheets and CAD data in just a few clicks. This online “smart catalog” features the entire product portfolio for WITTENSTEIN gearboxes and actuators, in conjunction with a database of more than 16,000 motors. CAD POINT makes it easy for users to compare products, then download data sheets, generate CADs and request pricing – all with a few clicks.

Users may search by product type or specific ordering code. Once users have found the product they are looking for, they can finish the selection process by requesting a non-binding quote.

CAD POINT supersedes the old Info & CAD Finder, achieving the same results in half the time.  By linking databases for gearboxes, motors and actuators combined with the enhanced user interface make it even easier to find CAD data, product information, data sheets and quotes.

Users can begin with a known gearbox type or a preferred size, and then compare it with different gearbox and drive configurations. Once selected, the characteristics are subsequently remembered throughout the configuration process, even after switching to a different size. This makes comparing several possible alternatives simple and fast.

To expedite results even further, users can enter a specific product ordering code. CAD POINT automatically validates the entered code to eliminate data entry errors, and then generates the specific results.

CAD POINT is the latest enhancement in the robust portfolio of sizing tools from WITTENSTEIN. There are three distinct tools:

CAD POINT is mainly targeted at customers who already use drive solutions from WITTENSTEIN alpha, are familiar with the applications and benefits and would like to compare configurations or retrieve CAD data just a few clicks.

SIZING ASSISTANT is designed for users searching for the quickest way to select the most suitable gearbox for their servo drives or kinematics based on a specific motor or a predefined application.

cymex® 5 sizing software is used for more detailed sizing tasks,  like main axes involving shaft and bearing calculations, the simultaneous definition of any number of axes in one project, an examination of electrically preloaded drives or the optimization of design spaces. Available as a free download with license registration, cymex® 5 is the optimal multifunctional sizing tool.

For more information on CAD POINT, visit the website.


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About WITTENSTEIN in North America
Located in Bartlett, Illinois, WITTENSTEIN Inc. produces servo gearboxes, actuators, linear systems and motion control systems that optimize machine performance and lower cost of ownership. WITTENSTEIN is recognized worldwide for the quality of its products and its global network of engineering expertise, which combine to deliver competitive advantage for its OEMs, system integrators, distributors and end user customers. 

WITTENSTEIN SE – one with the future

With around 2,600 employees worldwide and sales of € 385 million in 2017/18, WITTENSTEIN SE enjoys an impeccable reputation for innovation, precision and excellence in the field of mechatronic drive technology – not just in Germany but internationally. The group comprises six pacesetting Business Units with separate subsidiaries for servo gearboxes, servo actuator systems, medical technology, miniature servo units, innovative gearing technology, rotary and linear actuator systems, nano technology and electronic and software components for drive technologies. Through its 60 or so subsidiaries and agents in approximately 40 countries, WITTENSTEIN SE (www.wittenstein.de) is additionally represented in all the world's major technology and sales markets.


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