Horizontal Wire EDM on the Vollmer QWD 760
The Vollmer QWD 760 features a horizontally guided wire that rotates on an E axis. An automatic probing system verifies orientation of PCD inserts before wire cutting.
Horizontal wire cutting and automatic probing on the Vollmer QWD760 wire erosion machine for production and servicing of PCD tools.
Video Time Frame:
00:11 - Rotation of CNC-controlled E axis with horizontally guided electrode wire.
00:43 – Erosion process with dielectric oil deployed.
01:10 – Automatic measuring routine with machine-mounted probe.
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