Sodick Inc. is releasing the AG600LH. The AG600LH Wire EDM has an X, Y, Z travel of 23.7" x 15.8" x 20". It is designed for large-part manufacturers to enable tall workpiece capacity with the new 20" Z-Height.
The AG600LH comes standard with a 10-Year Positioning Guarantee and features Linear Motors on the X, Y, U and V axes. Linear Motors allow a Wire EDM to machine at maximum speeds with no backlash or lost motion, according to the company. The AG600LH also incorporates glass scale feedback, Super Jet Annealing High Speed AWT, ceramic components and an energy saving (eco friendly) circuit, allowing for up to 60 percent less energy use over conventional EDMs.
Related Glossary Terms
Softening a metal by heating it to and holding it at a controlled temperature, then cooling it at a controlled rate. Also performed to produce simultaneously desired changes in other properties or in the microstructure. The purposes of such changes include improvement of machinability, facilitation of cold work, improvement of mechanical or electrical properties and increase in stability of dimensions. Types of annealing include blue, black, box, bright, full, intermediate, isothermal, quench and recrystallization.
Reaction in dynamic motion systems where potential energy that was created while the object was in motion is released when the object stops. Release of this potential energy or inertia causes the device to quickly snap backward relative to the last direction of motion. Backlash can cause a system’s final resting position to be different from what was intended and from where the control system intended to stop the device.
- electrical-discharge machining ( EDM)
electrical-discharge machining ( EDM)
Process that vaporizes conductive materials by controlled application of pulsed electrical current that flows between a workpiece and electrode (tool) in a dielectric fluid. Permits machining shapes to tight accuracies without the internal stresses conventional machining often generates. Useful in diemaking.
- wire EDM
Process similar to ram electrical-discharge machining except a small-diameter copper or brass wire is used as a traveling electrode. Usually used in conjunction with a CNC and only works when a part is to be cut completely through. A common analogy is wire electrical-discharge machining is like an ultraprecise, electrical, contour-sawing operation.