New CUT 2000 X Wire EDM Allows Process Flexibility to Reduce Delivery Time

Press Release Summary:

  • Simplifies applications and allows process flexibility to reduce delivery time and increase responsiveness
  • Optimizes production, achieve flexible job management and improve quality and productivity
  • Allow users to completely avoid wire breakage regardless of the machining conditions as well as reduce part defects and simplify machine operation

Original Press Release:

GF Machining Solutions’ AgieCharmilles CUT 2000 X with New Spark Track Technology Offers Unmatched Accuracy and Improved Flexibility in Demanding Applications

Lincolinshire, Ill., September 18, 2019 – Now featuring new Spark Track technology and an Integrated Vision Unit (IVU), the AgieCharmilles CUT 2000 X wire EDM offers unmatched accuracy and productivity for even the most demanding applications. Restyled under the GF Machining Solutions brand, visitors can experience the CUT 2000 X equipped with its new onboard technologies at EMO 2019 in Hannover, Germany in Hall 27 at Stand B26.

Performance benefits

  • Excellent results: Users achieve uncompromising accuracy and surface finish for highest part quality and optimal productivity.
  • Flexibility and efficiency: The ultra-flexible machine and human-machine interface (HMI) concept simplifies applications and allows process flexibility to reduce delivery time and increase responsiveness.
  • Process automation: Automation of the wire EDM process and the integration of new quality control measures complete the integrated solution.

Streamlined production management

The CUT 2000 X’s Vision 5 software interface allows manufacturers to optimize production, achieve flexible job management and improve quality and productivity. GF Machining Solutions’ Vision 5 interface simplifies last-minute machining sequence modifications and allows for special actions to be introduced directly inside the job to ramp up quality and productivity.

Improved productivity and lower costs with AWC

Open guides on GF Machining Solutions’ automatic wire changer (AWC) allow manufacturers to use a combination of different wire diameters between roughing and finishing, thereby reducing machining time for small and complex geometries – resulting in up to 32% greater productivity. Additionally, two 25 kg wire spools are available that eliminate the need to modify the wire circuit when switching wires, which increases flexibility.

Enhanced wire intelligence with new Spark Track technology

GF Machining Solutions’ new Spark Track technology represents a breakthrough in wire EDM. With its state-of-the-art Intelligent Spark Protection System (ISPS) which provides valuable information about spark distribution on the wire, Spark Track technology allows users to completely avoid wire breakage regardless of the machining conditions as well as reduce part defects and simplify machine operation.

Wire oscillation, varied heights and tapered surfaces are among the common problems resolved by Spark Track technology. To achieve superior results, discharge distribution along the wire must be as uniform as possible. Spark Track and ISPS offer users a fully-automatic solution that improves efficiency and reduces wire breakage.

Unmatched quality with Integrated Vision Unit (IVU) Advance

With IVU Advance, users save setup time, check reference points without a measuring machine and correct machining errors to achieve the best quality and increase productivity. A charge-coupled-device (CCD) camera mounted on the machine reduces the need for an operator’s presence while ensuring perfect results.

Using this onboard measurement system to analyze light intensity variation allows detection of edges, which saves costs and facilitates closed-loop manufacturing. At the same time, multiple measurement systems are available for part control and setup along with automatic shutter and part cleaning solutions. Users achieve greater autonomy over results with the integration of automation-compatible, total measurement control.

About GF Machining Solutions

GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machine tools, diverse technical solutions and services to manufacturers of precision molds and tooling and of tight-tolerance, precision-machined components. The key segments we serve include the aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, information and communications technology (ICT) and electronics industries. Our extensive portfolio ranges from Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) solutions, three- and five-axis Milling machines and Spindles, Laser texturing machines, Additive Manufacturing and machines for Laser micromachining to solutions for Tooling, Automation, Software and Digitalization—all backed by unrivaled Customer Services and support. GF Machining Solutions is a globally acting Division of the Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland) and maintains a presence at 50 locations worldwide. Its 3,394 employees generated sales of CHF 1,066 million in 2018. More information can be found at www.gfms.com.

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