Related Glossary Terms
- 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.
Cylindrical tool that cuts internal threads and has flutes to remove chips and carry tapping fluid to the point of cut. Normally used on a drill press or tapping machine but also may be operated manually. See tapping.
The new M800 EDM control is now included in Mitsubishi wire EDMs to increase productivity and help keep track of production jobs. MC Machinery Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., says it continues to invest in technologies to better serve its customers and make them more competitive.
The M800 series control uses rotational and tilting functionality, while providing job monitoring and important information in a single view. The 19-inch touchscreen enables the user to swipe, pinch and tap to view, making it a easier interface to interact with than previous models.
In line with Industry 4.0 requirements, the processable data available with this control ensures transparency in all production stages. The new navigation interface provides smooth and easy job operation time for all operator expertise levels, allowing production jobs to be completed quickly and accurately.
Additionally, the M800 control enables the user to analyze machine profitability and see reserves to optimize processes and boost efficiency. Diagrams are available to depict operating costs and output, and all operating material statuses and maintenance cycles can be called up at a touch.
Currently, the MV1200-S, MV1200-R, MV2400-S and MV2400-R Advance wire EDMs feature the M800 control. MC Machinery is working on incorporating this technology in its laser machines as well.