100 mm is a milestone in wire EDM. Beyond that limit, basic EDM machines start to struggle. But Makino’s U series can be equipped with a dedicated crystal technology which brings better control through a dedicated CFS board and a dedicated means of distributing the energy from the generator. The ultimate outcome of the technology is high quality levels with fewer cuts in high-width parts.
The example demonstrated here, the Makino logo, is a 100 mm width part and we achieved:
Surface finish (standard 5th cuts): Ra 0.30 µm
Surface finish (crystal 7th cuts): Ra 0.12 µm
The U6 H.E.A.T. wire EDM machine provides an ideal mix of speed, accuracy, and surface finish capability with larger travels to tackle the most demanding applications with new levels of user-friendliness and efficiency. The U6 H.E.A.T. expands on the diverse capabilities of the U6 with enhancements to the flushing and filtration system to boost productivity.
Makino’s Hyper i control brings intuitive and familiar touch pinch/swipe/drag operations similar to smartphones and tablets to the U6 H.E.A.T. machine. The operator is provided with an effective and commanding view of the control thanks the large 24” class HD touchscreen display that is further enhanced by a standard mouse and keyboard and fully functional advanced hand box. The Hyper i control utilises a straightforward 3-step operation process of Program/Setup/Run, and this efficient, user-friendly interface is used for all Makino wire and RAM EDM machines. The Hyper i control also comes with digital onboard electronic manuals, instructional training videos and an advanced E-Tech Doctor as standard help functions that empower operators through integrated and convenient resources at their fingertips.