DRIVE 5plus is a 5-axis working spindle developed and used by the Homag group in 2003. Initially there were other names until the overall concept Drive5plus was introduced in 2005.
Drive 5plus is designed as cardan head (Homag name: fork-shaped head) for particularly heavy milling. Until 2005, this was the only 5-axis technology offered by Homag.
Drive 5plus, in connection with a torque support, offers the rather rare opportunity to use angular Aggregates on a 5-axis working spindle. Using the pneumatic interface, it is possible to build a cushion of air and thus to scan workpieces without contact, three-dimensional.