Makino's U6 H.E.A.T. Extreme Improves Machining Speed and Performance
Makino’s U6 H.E.A.T. Extreme wire EDM
The machine also features Makino’s HyperDrive Extreme wire control system to improve machining speed and performance. It applies an AC motor tensioning system that expands the range and stability of wire tension, resulting in a reliable threading system for the 0.016" wire. The wire threading system provides jet and jet-less threading modes and can rethread the wire in the gap at a break point when operating with traditional wire sizes.
A machining conditions library has been developed to provide speed, accuracy, surface finish and low wire consumption for both sealed and poor-flush applications. The machine uses dual digital flushing pumps that deliver higher flushing pressure and volume to reduce rough-cut cycle time.
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.
Princeton Tool wanted to expand its portfolio, increase its West Coast presence, and become a stronger overall supplier. To accomplish all three goals at once, acquiring another machine shop became its best option.
Voice interface technology has come of age and is now found on a wide variety of products such as phones, tablets, PCs, TV remotes and many other devices. Why not on machine tools as well?