Wire EDM designed for ultra precision

Makino, which is represented in the UK by NCMT, has released its UP6 HEAT wire EDM for ultra-precision machining. The machine is capable of achieving workpiece positional accuracies of 1 µm, while providing XYZ travels of 650 x 470 x 320 mm.

Designed for precision stamping and fine-blanking applications, the machine is suitable for electric motor stator die tooling. The Makino UP6 HEAT features a stationary work table design that helps improve positional accuracy, as the machine is moving the same mass regardless of workpiece weight. A programmable rise and fall three-sided work tank is deployed that provides ergonomic access to the work zone; a configuration that also simplifies requirements for automation.
The machine contains several features that are designed to provide high levels of long-term thermal stability, such as integrating the water di-electric reservoir into the base casting of the machine, which also minimises floor-space requirements. Makino’s UP6 HEAT employs active thermal cooling of the entire structure, whereby chilled di-electric fluid is circulated through the casting to maintain a constant machine temperature.
Hyper-i control, with its 24” HD touch screen, operates like a common smartphone or tablet. The Hyper-i control delivers a common interface that is used on both Makino wire and die-sink EDM machines, and contains many helpful advanced functions that support the needs of the operator to boost productivity. UP6 HEAT also comes as standard with the HyperConnect IIoT network connectivity function for remote machine monitoring and interconnectivity of all manufacturing information.
For further information www.ncmt.co.uk