GF AgieCharmilles has announced the debut of the CUT 20, an innovative
wire-cutting EDM that combines outstanding performance with remarkable ease of
use. The CUT 20 handles wire diameters from .15 to .30 mm with ease and offers
the flexibility to satisfy the requirements of the most rigorous
GF AgieCharmilles constructed the CUT 20 with a T-shaped base frame that permits the loading of large, heavy workpieces. The machine's compact and rigid structure, along with the addition of a glass scale on the X and Y-axes, guarantees exceptional positioning accuracy and highly repeatable results.
The CUT 20 also features the new and intuitive HMI (human-machine interface), which is built on the Windows XP platform to enable easy integration into a data network via LAN. This unique programming increases flexibility in the production environment and also allows new users to learn and understand the wire EDM process quickly.
Adding to the smart design of control is the proven performance of the Swiss-made IPG-V generator. The generator's tried, tested and reliable electronics make extremely fast removal rates possible, even with economical brass wire. Additionally, the inclusion of GF AgieCharmilles' new "Speed" technology package allows the CUT 20 to achieve outstanding results when machining jobs with 1 to 3 cuts, achieving surface finishes between Ra .60 µm and Ra .35 µm while minimizing operating costs.
The CUT 20's low energy consumption combined with the long working life of the wear parts reduces operating costs and helps to ensure profitability.