Sinker EDMs Enable Fast Cutting of Large Workpieces

Makino’s EDNC6 and EDNC8 sinker EDMs combine rigid and precise construction, simple touchscreen programming, and advanced performance features for accurate and fast cutting of large workpieces.

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Makino’s EDNC6 and EDNC8 sinker EDMs combine rigid and precise construction, simple touchscreen programming, and advanced performance features for accurate and fast cutting of large workpieces. Both machines feature the company’s Hyper-i control interface, the same system used on its wire EDMs and part of the recent standardization of its EDM controls.

The user-friendly Hyper-i control’s steamlined interface is said to enable all operator skill levels to achieve efficient results. The modern graphical control makes use of “pinch, swipe and spread” touch functions similar to smartphones and tablets, and provides effective and natural operation using a 24-inch high-definition touchscreen monitor. On-board digital manuals, intelligent E-Tech Doctor help functions and an e-Learning training system further enhance user friendliness. 

Both the EDNC6 and EDNC8 feature full three-sided programmable drop tanks that provide ergonomic access for setup and operation. The work tank height, which controls dielectric fluid level, can be set to match the height of the workpiece while providing optimum viewing of the machining operation. Each model is available in a wide-tank configuration that provides increased work tank size to accommodate larger workpieces.

The EDNC6’s standard work tank measures 39.4" × 29.5" × 17.7", and a wider 55.1" × 35.4" × 17.7" tank is available. XYZ strokes measure 25.6" × 17.7" × 13.8", with optional Z stroke of 19.7". Maximum fluid height is 15.7". The EDNC8’s standard work tank measures 55.1" × 35.4" × 19.7", and a wider 70.9" × 47.2" × 19.7" tank is available.  XYZ strokes measure 31.5" × 19.7" × 15.7", with optional Z stroke of 19.7". Maximum fluid height is 17.7".

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