Product News: Machinery & Machining Tools
Wire EDM Machines are driven by linear motor.
Press Release Summary:
February 21, 2014 - Offering 10-year positioning accuracy guarantee, Model SL400G provides X, Y, Z travel of 15.75 x 11.81 x 9.84 in., while Model SL600G has X, Y, Z travel of 23.62 x 15.75 x 13.78 in. Utilizing Windows 7 OS, Smart Pulse Wire control features 19 in. multi touchscreen, which operates like tablet. Screen layouts can be customized by operator to suit working preferences, and Smart Pulse Generator minimizes number of cuts necessary to achieve required accuracy and surface finish.
Original Press Release
Sodick Launches Next Generation of Linear Motor Driven Wire EDM Machines
Press release date: February 18, 2014
Schaumburg, IL — With the high demands of today’s market for the latest innovative technology, Sodick, Inc. is continuously working on R&D for new machines that are faster, more accurate and achieve a greater surface finish. The most recent line of machines to be included in Sodick’s product range is the SL-G Wire EDM Machine range.
The SL-G range features two models, the SL400G and the SL600G. Both models feature the same linear motor driven technology that Sodick EDMs are known for. They also come with a 10-year positioning accuracy guarantee. The SL400G has an X, Y, Z travel of 15.75” x 11.81” x 9.84” (400 x 300 x 250 mm), while the SL600G has an X, Y, Z travel of 23.62” x 15.75” x 13.78” (600 x 400 x 350 mm).
These machines feature a Smart Pulse Generator. The Smart Pulse Generator reduces the number of cuts necessary to achieve the required accuracy and surface finish. This reduction in machining time translates directly into a financial advantage.
The new control SPW (Smart Pulse Wire) has many attractive features, from the use of the industry standard Windows 7 operating system, to an enhanced 19 inch multi touch screen, which operates like a tablet. The operation screen can be selected between the traditional screen and the new tablet style screen. Screen layouts can be customized by the operator to suit their working preferences.
Sodick Inc. (www.sodick.com), established in 1976, has sold over 60,000 machines worldwide and has had over 35,000 linear motor machine deliveries. Sodick machines are used for the production of dies and molds as well as other various applications that cannot be produced by standard machining methods. Sodick has five ISO certified manufacturing facilities with over 3,000 employees worldwide and technical centers located in Illinois, New Jersey and California.