Entry-Level EDM Features Break-Through Detection
IMTS 2018: Methods Machine Tools will display Ocean Technologies’ River 300 EDM drill machine.
Methods Machine Tools will display Ocean Technologies’ compact, entry-level River 300 EDM drill. It features break-through detection and an HP1+ power supply for reduced wear and shorter burn times with low energy consumption.
The machine uses linear guideways and a 100L DI/Filter. The XYZ-axis travels measure 11.8" × 7.9" × 11.8" (300 × 200 × 300 mm). Its W-axis travel measures 13.8" (350 mm). Table dimensions are 13.8" × 9.9" (350 x 250 mm). Maximum workpiece height is 11.8" (300 mm) with workpiece weight capacity at 330 lbs (150 kg).
E-Learning software is featured on the machine, enabling new operators to easily run it while seasoned operators can review particular processes on the fly.
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