EDM Machines feature power supply adjustment option.

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Standard on EDNC Series and EDGE Series machines with MGH controller, Super Spark II(TM) power supply adjustment option can reduce part finishing time by up to 20%, regardless of shape, size, or cavity depth. Installation, training, prove-out, and data documentation are included.

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Makino Introduces Super Spark II(TM) EDM Technology

New Breakthrough Technology Can Reduce Finishing Time

AUBURN HILLS, MI-September, 2004-Makino has developed a new breakthrough in proprietary EDM technology that can reduce finishing machining time by up to 20 percent and drive out operational costs. This dynamic Super Spark II(TM) power supply adjustment option for MGH control machines can save an average machine shop up to $10,000 per year, based upon typical volume and hourly rate estimates.

This Makino technology will be on display at the 2004 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, September 8 through 15. Visit the Makino Booth #8400 in Hall A of the South Building, or the EDM Pavilion Booth #4110 in Hall D.

The result of years of EDM research and development, machines equipped with Super Spark(TM) can reduce part-finishing time regardless of the shape, size or cavity depth. Installation, training, prove-out and data documentation are included in the standard Super Spark II(TM) package. Super Spark II (TM) is now standard on all new EDNC-Series and EDGE-Series machines with the MGH controller, with no installation or testing required.

This is the next evolution of Super Spark(TM) technology, as the original version was developed and applied to reduce roughing time. Super Spark(TM) can reduce up to 40 percent of part-roughing time, creating an average savings of nearly $20,000 per year based upon typical volume and hourly rate estimates, and is also standard on MGH machines. Super Spark(TM) and Super Spark II(TM) combined can save up to 60 percent of operational time, which can equate to about $30,000 per year in savings, based upon the same criteria.

Makino is a global provider of advanced machining technology and application support for the metalcutting and die/mold industries, dedicated to driving out more costs from your manufacturing operation than any other competitive machine tool manufacturer. Makino manufacturing and service centers are located in the United States, Japan, Germany, Singapore, Italy, France, Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, China, Mexico, Brazil and India, and are supported by a worldwide distributor network. For more information call 1.800.552.3288, or visit Makino on the Web at www.makino.com.

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