Mitsubishi Unveils New Wire EDM Technology
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MC Machinery Systems
1500 N. Michael Dr., Suite C
Wood Dale, IL, 60191
Press release date: April 26, 2012
MC Machinery debuted the new MV Series Wire EDM to an eager audience of manufacturing professionals.
(Wood Dale, Ill.) MC Machinery Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., unveiled its completely revamped wire EDM line, featuring the revolutionary Cylindrical Drive Technology, offering a simple, but intelligent design concept.
Until now, customers have had to choose between speed and precision when selecting an EDM machine. With the new MV Series, both can be accomplished on a single machine. Beyond the new cylindrical drive, the MV Series delivers design and engineering improvements to meet or beat any EDM specification or challenge.
The event More than 500 attendees descended on the showrooms at MC Machinery Systems' Wood Dale, Ill., facility for the unveiling of Mitsubishi's newest EDM system. Attendees also witnessed demonstrations on other machine technologies, including sinker EDM, MC Milling, Waterjet, Laser, and Press Brake.
"Our industry is experiencing a reawakening, and with this revitalization comes new energy and vigor," says Nick Giannotte, VP of EDM, milling, and waterjet. "Manufacturing in North America is strong across all industries, and getting stronger, as evidenced by the biggest turnout of interested partners and machinists at this event. In unveiling this important new wire EDM technology, we aim to help increase productivity, profitability, and ultimately keep manufacturing in America on its upward trend."
The product The new Mitsubishi wire EDM MV Series features all-encompassing, game-changing engineering improvements, many of which being industry firsts, and none is as poignant as the Cylindrical Drive Technology. The round magnetic shaft of the linear motor creates a 360-degree magnetic flux for a revolutionary, no-contact design.
"One of the negatives of a flat-plate system is that the plates are rather large and take special construction in the machine casting for mounting. With the shaft design, we've actually taken those permanent magnets, made them button shaped, and lined them up, end-to-end, inside of a stainless steel tube," says Mike Bystrek, wire EDM manager, MC Machinery Systems Inc. "So now a shaft replaces the ball screw, and when energy is applied, it pulls itself along from magnetic field to magnetic field."
The new design prevents any other issues traditionally associated with linear drive systems, including: No friction No wear No lubrication necessary No reversal error No expansion due to heat No noise
The system also works with commercially available Servo drivers, and is not affected by shop dust or metal grinding dust.
"At Mitsubishi, we are always looking to improve. We always find it within ourselves to compare and make things better from our previous generation," Bystrek, says. "So with the new MV series, we looked to some of the items from the previous generation, what we can put in and make it better for our customers."
The T-casting on the MV Series, features both the X- and Y-axes mounted directly to a set of ways on the base casting. This means the table moves right and left on one set of ways, while the column moves in and out on the Y-axis and a separate set of ways. This type of direct axis mounting removes any squareness and repeatability issues that come with stacked table design, and provides better rigidity and smoother movement for more reliable and precise cutting.
The MV 1200 machines offer a hardened stainless steel table and larger travel size without a significant impact on machine footprint. This translates to larger submerged cutting capacity.
The company Mitsubishi introduced its first wire EDM into the North American market in 1978. Ever since, the company has been at the forefront of the industry, bringing game-changing technology and advanced features to the EDM market. In 1992, Mitsubishi revolutionized the industry with the first anti-electrolysis power supply.
Mitsubishi's superior products are backed by industry-leading service and support. For more information about Wire EDM, Sinker EDM, Laser, Waterjet, Press Brake, Milling, High-Speed VMC, EDM Drill, or Consumable Products, contact MC Machinery Systems, Inc., 1500 Michael Drive, Wood Dale, IL 60191, Phone: 630-616-5920 or visit www.mitsubishi-world.com.