Sodick to Feature AD55L at Houstex Booth 539

Schaumburg, IL – Sodick will be showing the all new AD55L Sinker EDM machine at Houstex in PD Browne South’s booth 539.

Come see the AD55L Rigid Linear Motor Driven Sinker EDM machine at Houstex February 24-26, 2015. The AD55L is a high-performance machine that features no-flush technology, a user-friendly control and zero-electrode wear technology combined with increased machining speed. Sodick’s latest EDM technology advancements will ensure higher manufacturing efficiency, drastic cost reduction and shortened delivery time.

The machine uses a full-frame, floor-standing bed design. Heavily ribbed, high-strength Meehanite castings are used for the bed, table and column construction. The rigid construction ensures long-lasting accuracy.

Sodick’s unique zero electrode wear technology is standard on all Sodick Sinker EDM machines. This technology allows for the EDM machining of steel materials with virtually zero electrode wear when using graphite or copper electrodes. Less electrode wear results in fewer electrodes, saving on production costs. In some cases, only one electrode is necessary. The ability to minimize wear is made possible by Sodick’s advanced control technology, which stabilizes the use of extremely high discharge ON times; this reduces the amount of times the discharge is started and extinguished. In the past, control technology was not as advanced, and the use of high discharge ON time resulted in an unstable EDM machining environment, which caused poor productivity. Today, however, thanks to SGF technology, the application of high discharge ON time can be stabilized, producing virtually zero electrode wear.

The AD55L has an X, Y, Z travel of 23.62” x 15.75” x 15.75” (600 x 400 x 400 mm) and can accommodate a workpiece weight of up to 2,204 lb (1,000 kg). The machine comes with a 10-Year Positioning Accuracy Guarantee on its Rigid Linear Motor Drives.

ABOUT SODICK: Sodick Inc. (, 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 various other 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.

For more information, contact:
Sodick, Inc.
1605 N. Penny Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Isabel Florence
Marketing Manager
Sodick, Inc.
1605 N. Penny Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Ph: 847-310-9000
Fax: 847-310-9011

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