Beaumont Machine has updated its EDM line with a new machine, the S-EW3. This 5-axis servomotor EDM combines several key features for only $69,900. These include compact space, approach control, corner control, auto threader and training software.
The S-EW3 Wire EDM is designed by Optimum Machine Solutions and built by a strong Taiwan manufacturer of wire cutting machines, established in 2006. The company specializes in various series of wire cutting EDMs. In addition, the machine takes up only 42 sq. ft. of floor space, including the machine’s filtration unit. Programmable reduced power settings eliminate wire breaks on lead-in cutting. Automatic adjustment to power settings and feed rate improve corner accuracy. The EDM also features an AWT (Auto Wire Threading) that is low maintenance and highly capable.
Regarding the CNC, it features a Windows embedded operating system, an independently developed control device, a 15” Color LCD, 64 bits industrial computer and a memory card with capacity of 2GB CF. Furthermore, it includes keyboard, mouse stand, RS-232, USB disk, network and FTP.
The discharge power supply has high speed voltage withstanding MOSFET, a modular design discharge power unit and real-time sparking pulse control.
S-EW3’s features a 5-axis linear guide way, 5-axes AC servomotors, ballscrews (grade X/Y C1, U/V C3, Z C5), high stability mechanical structure and a reliable AWT system.
Optional features available are a 3 phase transformer, short message service, remote monitor system, jumbo feeder, a wire guide on top and one on the bottom.
A new “E” learning training software enhances the customer’s S-EW3 experience.
Related Glossary Terms
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.
- 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.
Rate of change of position of the tool as a whole, relative to the workpiece while cutting.
- modular design ( modular construction)
modular design ( modular construction)
Manufacturing of a product in subassemblies that permits fast and simple replacement of defective assemblies and tailoring of the product for different purposes. See interchangeable parts.
- 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.