Wire EDM Features Tall Cutting Height

Like all machines in Sodick’s VZ series, the VZ500LH wire EDM features rigid linear motor drive technology and is provided with a 10-year positioning accuracy guarantee.

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Like all machines in Sodick’s VZ series, the VZ500LH wire EDM features rigid linear motor drive technology and is provided with a 10-year positioning accuracy guarantee. This large-capacity model features high Z-axis cutting capacity of 17.2", making it well-suited for mold and die applications, including parts such as mold cores.

Additional standard features include a high-speed automatic wire threader (Super-Jet AWT), wire-tip disposal unit, anti-electrolysis circuit and dielectric cooling unit (chiller).

The control incorporates collision protection to prevent against operator error and constantly monitors axis load. When voltage exceeds a pre-determined limit, the machine will stop and give an error message. With the rigid linear motor drive system, there is no mechanical connection between the drives and the table, unlike with ballscrew drives, which can incur costly repairs in the event of a collision.

The control also features automatic machining condition selection. This is a database within the machine that contains details on the best conditions for a particular wire diameter, workpiece material or workpiece thickness, and ensures the best possible machining results. Operators can utilize conditions provided by Sodick or add their own conditions to suit unusual applications.

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