Press Release Summary:
Compound rotary table for HoleMaster Hole Driller EDM machine provides precise A- and B-axis positioning for submerged or nonsubmerged drilling of angled holes and slots. Rotary axis is programmed and controlled using standard CNC. It can be installed on new machines prior to shipment or retrofit to existing machines in field. Table accommodates parts up to 23.5 x 23 x 12.75 in. It simplifies fixturing and eliminates need to refixture parts.
Original Press Release:
Compound Rotary Table Extends Capabilities Of EDM Hole Driller to Angled Holes And Slots
SUDBURY, MA - HoleMaster Hole Driller EDM machines by Methods EDM are now available with fourth and fifth axis capabilities. An optional compound rotary table provides precise A- and B-axis positioning, extending the capabilities of HoleMaster machines to the submerged or nonsubmerged EDM drilling of angled holes and slots. Typical applications include cooling and/or exhaust gas holes in turbine rings and blades; medical prosthetics and instruments; electronic housings and components; laboratory and analytical equipment; optical instrumentation; and extrusion dies for glass and composite fibers.
The rotary axis is programmed and controlled using the standard HoleMaster CNC. It can be installed on new machines prior to shipment or easily retrofit to existing machines in the field.
The rotary axis speeds production of 4- and 5-axis parts by simplifying fixturing and eliminating the need to refixture parts. It accommodates parts to 23.5" x 23" x 12.75" with working cubes to 14.75" x 14.75" x 12".
A division of Methods Machine Tools, Inc., Methods EDM is the exclusive North American source for sales, services, and training support for Fanuc Wire EDM machines, exeron Die Sinker EDM machines, and Methods HoleMaster High-Speed Hole Driller EDMs.
For more information, contact: Charlie Quillen, National Sales Manager, Methods EDM, 64 Union Avenue, Sudbury, MA 01776, TEL: (978) 443-5388, FAX: (978) 440-9405, www.methodsmachine.com.