EDM Series Designed to Boost Flexibility, Time to Market

The AgieCharmilles CUT E (for efficiency) Series of wire EDMs, available from GF Machining Solutions, incorporates a range of technologies designed to help manufacturers increase their flexibility and accelerate time to market.

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The AgieCharmilles CUT E (for efficiency) Series of wire EDMs, available from GF Machining Solutions, incorporates a range of technologies designed to help manufacturers increase their flexibility and accelerate time to market. These include large-touchscreen human-machine interfaces (HMI) that are intuitive in operation and feature onboard Intelligent Collision Protection, built-in machining strategies and flexible job management. Information about geometries, machining processes and command programs is processed in a single file, allowing jobs to be transferred among different machines within the CUT E Series. The machines then automatically manage all necessary modifications.

Additionally, more than 10 automated measurement cycles are available to assist with workpiece preparation. The machines’ onboard AC CAM Easy systems also allow operators to prepare ISO files and post-process them into a job during machining.

The Intelligent Power Generator (IPG) is said to further improve cutting speed, precision and surface quality. The machines can use dedicated wire for decreased part cost and increased throughput, and their Power-Expert modules automatically determine the optimal power to send through the wire. The Corner Strategy module automatically adjusts parameters during changes in direction to produce sharp angels and small radii. These features combine to reduce cutting times compared to standard machines, the company says.  

The CUT E 350 will be among several machines the company showcases at MD&M 2016, February 9-11, in Anaheim, California.

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