EDM Machine targets ultra precision applications.

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Accommodating workpieces up to 77 lb, CUT 1000 OilTech uses wires as small as 0.02 mm dia and surface finishing technology to achieve finishes down to Ra 0.05 µm in continuous operation. Machine uses oil as inert dielectric, eliminating effects of corrosion in workpiece due to long periods of immersion. Programmable via machine control, machine is able to work with 2 wire spools, each with different wire type, and switch between wires of different diameters automatically.

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GF AgieCharmilles CUT 1000 OilTech Protects Surfaces for Ultra Precision Applications

Lincolnshire, Illinois - GF AgieCharmilles' new CUT 1000 OilTech makes surface protection a priority while also serving as the world's most accurate wire EDM. Designed specifically for micro machining and ultra precision applications, the CUT 1000 OilTech uses wires as small as .02 mm diameter and SF technology to achieve surface finishes down to Ra 0.05 µm in continuous operation and impeccable corner quality.

CUT 1000 OilTech uses oil as an inert dielectric. The oil eliminates the effects of corrosion due to long periods of immersion in the workpiece. As a result, multiple workpieces can remain immersed in the dielectric for overnight or weekend machining needs. The oil also enables smaller distances between the wire and workpiece to produce smaller internal radii when compared to water-based machining.

The CUT 1000 OilTech is as productive as it is precise. Equipped with a high-performance generator and the AC Duo wire system, the machine is able to work with two wire spools, each with a different wire type, and switch between wires of different diameters automatically. Programmable via the machine control, the forward feed of the wires, just like the threading, takes place automatically and is monitored by patented sensors.

GF AgieCharmilles constructed the CUT 1000 OilTech with a table design that separates the X and Y-axes on a patented monobloc, eliminating mutual interference and tripping errors. A traveling table on the machine bed carries the work tank and moves the workpiece in the X direction exclusively. A second axis slide, also movable in the horizontal plane on the machine frame, accommodates the upper part of the C-frame and moves the wire in the Y direction. This configuration delivers ideal travels, positioning accuracy and taper cutting capability for machining complex, high precision parts.

Cut 1000 OilTech accommodates workpieces up to 77 lbs. and has X-, Y- and Z-axis travels of 8.66 in. x 6.29 in. x 3.93 in. Additionally, CUT 1000 OilTech is equipped with Vision 5, an intuitive control system developed specifically for wire cut EDM that enables flexible data input in accordance with workshop environment.

About GF AgieCharmilles

GF AgieCharmilles is the North American leading supplier of wire EDM, CNC and manual diesinking systems and high speed/performance and 5-axis CNC milling machines.

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