EDM Features Touchscreen Control
Eastec 2019: MC Machinery Systems’ MV1200-R advance features the M800 control, the latest addition to the MV Series.
MC Machinery Systems’ MV1200-R advance features the M800 control, the latest addition to the MV Series.
The MV-R series features an automatic vertical front door, a four-axis linear shaft motor, and a one piece, four-sided hardened table. A fully integrated B axis can be added for “turn-and-burn” and indexing applications.
The M800 control uses a 19" cellphone-like touchscreen display with pinch, flick and tap operation capabilities. The advanced hand pendant includes a 3.5" touchscreen along with new software features that reduce machine setup time. Combined with linear shaft motors, intelligent auto-threading and the lowest wire consumption in the industry, the control is said to boost performance and increase business.
By systemizing die making into repeatable steps, Dies Plus, a division of Otto Engineering, is using its machinists to effectively make dies. This solution relies on a paperless color-coding system to convey the tolerances machinists need to hit in order for tool and die makers to do the final fitting.
Electrical discharge machines, both wire and ram type, have undergone rapid improvements in capability, economical operation, speed and flexibility. New applications are continually emerging as shops discover the advantages of this process.
Cutting metal with an energized strand of wire is still one of the most dynamic frontiers in metalworking, and this shop goes to extremes to keep up with the latest advances. It has even developed some of its own.