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AD30L, linear motor driven Sinker EDM

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Sodick, Inc. has released AD30L, linear motor driven Sinker EDM. The AD30L Sinker EDM features a small footprint and linear motor drives on three axes.

The AD30L features the SVC Circuit. Voltage is controlled by the SVC circuit; therefore the surface finish can be uniformly and efficiently controlled to provide a high-grade texture or mirror surfaces in a very short period of time. The AD30L also achieves Zero Electrode Wear. This Zero Electrode Wear technology allows the EDM’ing of steel materials with virtually zero electrode wear when using graphite or copper electrodes. Less electrode wear results in fewer electrodes required for machining, saving on production costs and errors associated with multi-electrode preparation. The AD30L has an X, Y, Z travel of 12.59” (320 mm) x 7.87” (200 mm) x 9.84” (250 mm) and can accommodate workpieces up to 1,212 lbs (550 kg).

The AD30L can reduce EDM’ing time by up to 50 percent over conventional EDMs. Since the AD30L is linear motor driven, there are no ball screws or couplings and backlash is completely eliminated. Glass scales are on the X, Y and X axes ensuring complete accuracy. The AD30L comes standard with a 10-year positioning guarantee to provide the user with peace of mind knowing that positioning accuracy will not be lost.