Mitsubishi Revolutionizes Wire EDM with Cylindrical Drive Technology
Mitsubishi Revolutionizes Wire EDM with Cylindrical Drive Technology
MC Machinery Systems, Inc. introduces its newest wire EDM technology, the MV Series. The new line features design and engineering improvements to exceed all other wire EDM machines on the market, including: non-contact cylindrical drive technology, an improved power supply, auto-threading, deeper submerged-wire threading capabilities, and more.
The revolutionary cylindrical drive technology offers a simple yet intelligent design concept using a linear shaft motor. Other EDMs built on a linear system are a flat-plate design, which limits the effective magnetic flux to only half of its potential. Mitsubishi’s round magnetic shaft creates a non-contact design using the full 360 degrees of magnetic flux.
The new design delivers better energy-efficiency, accuracy, and speed, and prevents any other issues traditionally associated with linear drive systems, including:
The system also works with commercially available Servo drivers, and is not affected by shop dust or metal grinding dust.
The series incorporates several design improvements to reduce overall operation cost. These include less expensive power feed design, larger wire drive rollers with more useable surface, reduced electrode wear for lower wire cost, optical drive plus LSM for reduced electrical consumption, and Sleep Mode function, which turns pumps off at night and restarts them in the morning to save energy and still have the machine thermally ready for operation.
MC Machinery Systems, Inc. introduces the MD+JET, the first waterjet machine designed specifically for medical manufacturers. The MD+JET features a fully enclosed work area, constructed of all stainless steel. This new addition to the Waterjet Powered by Mitsubishi Electric line combines the versatility of waterjet, the precision of Mitsubishi, and the sanitary work environment required in medical manufacturing. The machine provides the speed to keep medical production manufacturers profitable. The MD+JET’s Mitsubishi 700 Series Control provides advanced programming capabilities and unprecedented productivity from an operator-friendly, separated pedestal. Dedicated Nano control helps achieve high-precision machining. The unit is controlled on a 15-inch water-proof screen, with improved graphics and NC design to simplify operation. The line is available with one or two heads and features stainless steel tables for easier maintenance and cleaner cutting conditions. Mitsubishi motors and drivers provide the ultimate in performance, while the 60 horsepower pump delivers superior speed. The 4-axis Suprema’s software features Intelligent Tapering Control, which corrects tapering of the cut automatically. The CNC tilts the high-pressure waterjet +/-2 degrees which allows for increased cutting speeds in a contour. Both can achieve accuracy and repeatability of +/-0.001” per 1/2-inch thickness. The Exclusive 5-axis Evolution 3D System uses a self-positioning device on the material to automatically maintain a constant distance from the nozzle to the workpiece. This protects the nozzle through a working range from flat work to a contoured interpolation of +/-69°. MC Machinery Systems, Inc. continues to exceed expectations by constantly delivering more sophisticated technology and dependability. For more information, contact MC Machinery Systems, Inc./Waterjet Powered by Mitsubishi Electric at 1500 Michael Drive, Wood Dale, IL 60191, call 630-616-5920 or visit www.mitsubishi-world.com.
Mitsubishi announces its extensive lineup of complementary technologies to be showcased at Westec booth #3532. Mitsubishi will highlight the latest EDM, hole popper, waterjet, and high-speed vertical machining equipment. The new FA10 Advance wire EDM features a new M700 Series Mitsubishi control. The Windows-based system with 15-inch LCD touch screen display provides a simple menu configuration allowing for easy navigation. The machine has the world’s first 3D adaptive EDM control, which can analyze 3D data and recognize shape characteristics virtually eliminating transition lines in stepped workpiece areas. Waterjet Powered by Mitsubishi Electric has been designed to complement EDM and laser technologies with the precision of Mitsubishi controls and servo system. The 4-axis Waterjet Suprema’s software features Intelligent Tapering Control, which corrects the natural tapering of the cut automatically. Through the CNC it inclines the water jet up to ± 2 degrees while pointing the jet towards the cutting direction. This process allows for the optimum cutting speed in a contour with accurate wall straightness. Roku-Roku’s HC-658 High-Speed Vertical Machining Center provides a multi-purpose design unsurpassed for the high-speed machining of mold steels and graphite electrodes. Its one-piece box style cast base and mono-block column and crossbeam support provides excellence in quality and rigidity. In addition, Mitsubishi’s hole popper technology and consumables from CPG (the Consumable Products Group) will be on display at the show. Mitsubishi’s superior products are backed by industry-leading service and support. With regional satellite service locations across the country, our localized service teams can respond instantly. Our knowledgeable service team will be at the booth to discuss how Mitsubishi goes above and beyond to deliver excellence in customer service. Visit MC Machinery Systems at Westec booth #3532 to see the latest technology from Mitsubishi EDM, Waterjet Powered by Mitsubishi Electric and Roku-Roku.
Machining Center for Fixtures
Mitsubishi EDM/Laser’s MCV 1000 machining center is a general-purpose machine for applications such as fixtures, mold base and secondary operations.
Don’t Discount the Small Stuff
At least in the short term, the most significant machine design changes aren’t always the most significant difference-makers on the shop floor.
Scratching the Surface
Although this shop has yet to fully explore the capabilities of a new wire EDM’s unique motion system and other precision-boosting features, more incremental improvements have already spurred management to order a second, identical model.
Fiber Laser Machine Features Z-Axis Linear Drive
Mitsubishi’s 3015 NX-F fiber laser is equipped with a fiber laser oscillator, a Z-axis linear drive, head preset auto-focus processing, a 64-bit NC with 15" touchscreen NC-panel, and more.
Wire EDMs Feature Noncontact Cylindrical Drives
Mitsubishi EDM’s new MV wire machines feature noncontact cylindrical drive technology, an improved power supply, auto-threading and deeper submerged-wire threading capabilities.
Entry-Level Waterjet for Production Environments
MC Machinery Systems’ entry-level MWX3 waterjet machine is designed for production environments.
General-Purpose Milling Machines
Mitsubishi’s MC Machinery Systems will display four VMCs from its new MC Milling Diamond Cut line at IMTS 2012.
New EDMs Draw Big Crowd
Mitsubishi EDM unveiled its new MV Series EDMs at a recent open house.
Behind the Curtain
Turnout for Mitsubishi EDM’s open house last week indicated a high level of interest in the company’s new line of Wire EDMs. However, despite being introduced with less fanfare, a few other new product lines shed light on the company’s future direction.
Wire EDM Series Features Design, Engineering Improvements
Mitsibushi EDM’s MV series EDM line features non-contact cylindrical drive technology, an improved power supply, auto-threading, deeper submerged-wire threading capabilities and more.
Wire EDM Series Features Design, Engineering Improvements
MC Machinery Systems’ MV series EDM line features design and engineering improvements.
Entry-Level Waterjet Designed to be Reliable, Affordable
Mitsubishi's MWX3 waterjet is designed for production-environment applications.
Cylindrical Drive Shaft Motors Replace Ballscrews on Upgraded Wire EDMs
In addition to linear shaft motor technology, the MV series from Mitsubishi EDM now features a redesigned automatic wire rethreading system, an enhanced power supply and high speed communication in the servo system, among other advances.
2D Laser Increases Productivity, Efficiency
MC Machinery Systems offers the fifth generation of 2D Mitsubishi lasers, the eX machine, which replaces the LVP series.
Lasers Improve Productivity
Mitsubishi’s eX 2D laser is designed for decreased running costs, eco-friendly power and gas consumption and increased productivity, the company says.
EDM Solution Accommodates Tall Workpieces
The FA30V Advance wire EDM from MC Machinery Systems accommodates tall workpieces for large-part manufacturers.
EDM and Complementary Technologies
The company’s offering of EDM, hole popper and waterjet technologies includes the FA10S Advance wire EDM, the EA12V sinker EDM, the ED2000M small-hole EDM drill and the DX44 waterjet. The FA10S Advance wire EDM features the company’s M700 series control.
Laser Produces Quality Cutting Surface Finish
Mitsubishi Laser’s next generation LVPLUSII laser cutting machine adds performance and productivity-enhancing features to the original design.
Waterjet Optimizes Cutting Speed
The Mitsubishi Waterjet line is designed to complement EDM technology with the precision of the company’s controls and servo system.
Wire EDM with Adaptive Control
The FA20S Advance wire EDM features the new Windows-based M700 series control with 15" LCD touchscreen display that offers a simple menu interface for easy navigation.
Advance Wire EDM
The FA10S Advance wire EDM features the M700 series Mitsubishi control.
Software Simulates Automation On Stand-Alone Mitsubishi Lasers
DiamondMine automation software, which is designed exclusively for Mitsubishi Laser by Ncell Automation, is said to increase overall efficiency by giving shop owners real-time production feedback on their stand-alone lasers. The software standard provides snapshots of operations and processes in real-time so owners and shop floor operators can monitor and adjust machine performance and proactively remove non-value-added processes.
Mitsubishi EDM Partners With Community College
Aspiring engineers, designers, toolmakers and other students at Oakland Community College (Auburn Hills, Michigan) will have the opportunity to train on the latest Mitsubishi wire and CNC sinker EDM machines. Through a new partnership with Mitsubishi EDM, the college’s Advanced Technology Center will integrate the company’s EDM technology into its Robotics/Automated System curriculum.
Waterjet Features Easy-To-Operate CNC
Mitsubishi Waterjet’s DX series is equipped with the Mitsubishi 700 series CNC, which is said to provide advanced programming capabilities for high-precision machining and improved productivity. The unit is controlled on a 15" waterproof screen, with improved graphics and NC designed to simplify operation.
Automated Cell Combines Wire EDM, Waterjet Technologies
Mitsubishi’s MD+CELL combines the MD+PROII wire EDM with a Suprema DX44 waterjet for high speed and precision in one automated unit, minimizing operator intervention and maximizing unattended run time. The MD+CELL employs a Mitsubishi MELFA six-axis robot to transfer rough-cut pieces from the waterjet to EDM machine for finishing.
EDMs, Waterjets For Precision Machining
The FA10S Advance wire EDM features an M700 series Mitsubishi control. The Windows-based system with 15" LCD touchscreen display provides a simple menu configuration for easy navigation, the company says. The machine features 3D adaptive EDM control, which can analyze 3D data and recognize shape characteristics virtually eliminate transition lines in stepped workpiece areas.
Uniform Control For All Product Lines
The Mitsubishi 700 series CNC is said to deliver advanced programming capabilities for high-precision machining and high productivity. All of the company’s product lines now incorporate this control, which is designed to allow greater compatibility between machines and to reduce the learning curve for machinists transitioning to new technologies. The unit is controlled on a 15" LCD touchscreen display.
Laser Technology Reduces Rise/Fall Time Of Square Wave Pulse
Mitsubishi Laser’s LVP LUSII offers performance-enhancing features such as 40CF-R resonator technology, which reduces rise time/fall time of square wave pulse. This is said to provide more consistent beam power during the cutting process and deliver a more consistent edge quality. Additionally, the uniform low-cur
Big EDM Seals The Deal
Submerged cutting of large workpieces such as honeycomb seals for jet engines calls for a larger capacity wire cut machine.
Under One Roof
In bringing multiple manufacturing processes in-house, this medical shop parallels its customers' efforts to be one-stop sources for hospital equipment.
Meeting Production Requirements For Medical
You might think that medical manufacturing always calls for complicated machine tools with lots of high-tech features for applications where no expense can be spared. This is not true. Medical manufacturing is often about economical production, where affordability, reliability and compactness are key values.
Running EDM Economically
Many shops are taking a closer look at the cost of operating a machine tool. How much energy does it consume? Does it create excessive heat, making the shop air conditioning work harder? Does it stretch the life of cutting tools and consumables?
EDM Part Precision Imperative To Racecar Manufacturer
To meet a challenge that requires precision machining capability, Joe Gibbs Racing ordered two EDM machines and has been successful in machining the smallest of parts ever since.
Classy Shop, Classy Cells
The automated EDM cells in this shop are distinguished by their thoughtful design and careful attention to detail--as is the rest of the shop.
The Indispensable Toolroom
By steadily improving its equipment and processes, a toolroom becomes the fountainhead of a worldwide manufacturing operation.
Where Wire EDM Is A Workhorse
This shop finds the process practical, productive and predictable, an indispensable technology that supports all of its manufacturing capability.
Silicon Powder Additives Proven Safe And Effective In EDM
As with any new EDM innovation, the effectiveness of various powder finish processes will be debated. Likewise, dual-tank systems will be compared to single-tank systems. Here's a viable answer to that debate.
Fine Wire Is Just Fine
As parts get smaller and smaller, using EDM wire as small as 0.001 inch in diameter to cut these workpieces becomes an attractive option—actually, the only option.
User Interface Helps Solve EDM Skills Crunch
Many shops would like to do more electrical discharge machining (EDMing) but don't have the skilled EDM operators to run the machines. Mitsubishi EDM (MC Machinery Systems, Inc. , Wood Dale, Illinois) recently introduced several new models, and the ones equipped with a new generation of control unit will appeal to shops in this situation.
EDM And Automation: Not 'Oil And Water' Any Longer
Electrical discharge machining (EDM) was developed in the 1940's, used sparingly for burning out broken taps and dies until the 1970's, then utilized for single part operations, moldmaking and punch-die production in small lots until about ten years ago. This is when the first CNC versions emerged from several manufacturers, including Mitsubishi. Mitsubishi was said to lead primarily because they were the only EDM builder who also built their own machine controllers (through a sister division of the company). Today, CNC and manual machines are still produced, with several thousand units sold each year.
Die Maker Enjoys The Benefits Of Having EDM In The House
As a manufacturer of high volume, precision custom metal stampings for the automotive, computer, farm implement and household appliance markets, this company maintains a substantial in house die making department, empowered by EDM.
Anti-Electrolysis Developments In Wire EDM
Originally, wire EDM had two things going against it. It was slow, and often it left an undesirable surface finish. In the last few years, wire EDM builders have fixed the speed problem. Now they're well on their way to fixing the surface finish problem.