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Sodick Proprietary Linear Drives Maximize Machine Accuracy

Sodick’s K4HL CNC small hole drilling machine and AL G series die-sinker EDMs feature the company’s proprietary rigid linear motor drives for increased accuracy.

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A press image of Sodick's K4HL CNC small hole drilling machine

Sodick’s K4HL CNC small hole drilling machine

Sodick’s five-axis K4HL CNC small hole drilling machine and AL G series of rigid linear motor driven die-sinker EDMs feature Sodick’s proprietary rigid linear motor control technology for what the company says is outstanding accuracy and performance.

The company recommends its five-axis K4HL CNC small hole drilling machine for applications requiring the high-speed drilling of thousands of small, high-precision holes — such as in the aerospace, medical and electronics industries.

The K4HL’s electrode changer, electrode feeder and automatic guide change design enable extended, unattended machining of intricate parts, and its compact design with clear work table access is compatible with both fully automated loading systems and manual loading of work pieces. Full three-axis contouring and orbiting supports the machining of small, high-precision diffuser holes often found in jet engine blades and vanes.

“I believe the K4HL will really turn heads this year,” says Dave Thomas, Sodick’s executive vice president. “The impressive design offers a distinct advantage and solution to numerous small hole drilling applications. In addition, the rigid linear motor drives will ensure precision and repeatability unseen before in this type of machine.’’

A press image of Sodick's AL40G rigid linear motor driven die-sinker EDM

Sodick's AL40G, from its AL G series of rigid linear motor driven die-sinker EDMs

The AL G series of rigid linear motor driven die-sinker EDMs featuring a high-performance SP controller is part of Sodick’s next generation of precision die-sinker EDMs, incorporating a fusion of the company’s rigid linear motor control technology, advanced discharge control technology and artificial intelligence.

New features for the AL G series include Sodick’s “SP Power Supply,” “Arc-less 4 Circuit” and “LN Professional AI software.” The company says AL G’s technological upgrades give it outstanding accuracy, speed and enhancements when working with precision parts and molds.

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