Wire EDM Offers Extended Z-Axis Travel
The ALN600GH wire EDM extends Sodick’s Premium ALN series, adding increased Z-axis capacity of nearly 20" for total X-, Y- and Z-axis travels of 23.6", 15.75" and 19.69", respectively.
The ALN600GH features an automatic drop tank for simplified part setup, as well as Sodick’s latest SmartPulse Wire (SPW) control. Onboard Intelligent Qvic programming software is included for programming from solid models or DXF files. All Sodick wire and sinker EDMs feature its Rigid Linear Motor said to provide non-contact axis movement free from friction, wear and backlash. Sodick machines come with a 10-year positioning accuracy guarantee.
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.
Excessive wire consumption on a wire electrical discharge machine is costly. Technology that allows slower unspooling speeds without compromising results appears to be the answer.
Hummingbird takes on machining work that is too small for most shops to handle. In fact, Hummingbird tries not to handle it either. To accurately machine the tiniest parts, this shop relies on processes that are as hands-off as possible.