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GF AgieCharmilles will demonstrate milling machines and wire and sinker EDMs in Booth 1236 at Eastec that provide high-performance, high-value machining capabilities—including the MIKRON HEM 500U milling machine, CUT 200 wire EDM, and FORM 20 sinker EDM.

Ideal for machining aluminum, alloy and steel parts, the five-axis HEM 500U features a highly dynamic 12,000-rpm spindle and 30-tool magazine that provides a 2-second chip-to-chip time for high-speed continuous milling operations and increased spindle uptime. Additionally, a 20,000-rpm spindle and 60-tool changer are available.

The machine’s trunnion table measures 19.7” (500 mm) in diameter and accommodates workpiece weights up to 440 lbs. (200 kg). It tilts +50 mm/-110 mm in the B-axis and rotates 360 degrees in C for 3 + 2 machining as well as 5-side positioning. Axis travels in X, Y and Z measure 19.7” (500 mm), 17.7” (450 mm) and 15.7” (400 mm), respectively, while a distance of 5.9” (150 mm) between the machine spindle nose and rotary table surface allows for ample maneuverability around workpieces.

versatile, workshop-oriented control for 5 (3+2) axis machining features an integrated digital drive control The CUT 200 wire EDM provides incredible speed and performance as well as high levels of quality and productivity, the companyh states—all of which gives manufacturers in industries such as aerospace, mold and die, medical and contract machining the ability to better control production costs.

With a machine design that delivers versatility and high precision, the CUT 200 features extremely fast axis speeds and quick wire threading that reduce non-cut times. GF AgieCharmilles’ latest generation of spark generators allows the machine to cut up to speeds of 38”2/hour and up to 30-degree tapers in the Z-axis height, while also producing superior part surface finishes. Additionally, energy saving functionality and advanced software help further reduce operational costs and provide increased system connectivity.

The FORM 20 provides the industry’s best price-to-performance ratio and also boasts outstanding connectivity capability, overall enhanced performance and a modern compact design, according to the company.. The machine meets the cost-effective part production needs of manufacturing industries that include general mold and die, aerospace, automotive and communications technology.