New Wire EDMs Feature Ergonomic Enhancements
The new GE-SAi and GE-SAiL AccuteX CNC wire EDM machines from Absolute Machine Tools feature ergonomic enhancements and a choice of either traditional ball screw or AccuteX linear motion axis drive systems.
The new GE-SAi and GE-SAiL AccuteX CNC wire EDM machines from Absolute Machine Tools feature ergonomic enhancements and a choice of either traditional ball screw (SAi) or AccuteX linear motion (SAiL) axis drive systems. GE (Great Economy) series machines are engineered for reliable, economical production of small parts and components. The new ergonomic, space-saving design includes a drop door and three-sided table, (back rail optional) as well as AccuteX-patented, fully annealing, automatic wire threading (AWT) and the ability to perform submerged machining up to 8 inches (195 mm) deep.
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