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AUG 2018

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MMS AUGUST 2018 180 IMTS 2018 EDM Equipment Wire EDM Provides Friction-Free, Accurate Column Movement MC Machinery's MV2400-ST EDM is designed for large- part production and is capable of performing submerged cutting as deep as 16.5" . With an annealing length over 21", the machine can thread the maximum workpiece height both at the start point and through the gap for broken-wire recovery. The machine's linear-shaft motor drive and glass- scale feedback contribute to accurate, friction-fee column movement through the X and Y axes. The machine also features the Mitsubishi M800 series control with a 19" touchscreen, providing a user-friendly interface. The control uses rotational and tilting functionality while showing job-monitoring data in a single view. The navigation interface provides smooth job oper- ation, enabling quick and accurate job completion. | MC Machinery Systems Inc. | South, Level 3, Booth 338158 Entry-Level EDM Features Break-Through Detection Methods Machine Tools will display Ocean Technologies' compact, entry-level River 300 EDM drill. It features break- through detection and an HP1+ power supply for reduced wear and shorter burn times with low energy con- sumption. The machine uses linear guideways and a 100L DI/Filter. The XYZ-axis travels measure 11.8" × 7.9" × 11.8" (300 × 200 × 300 mm). Its W-axis travel measures 13.8" (350 mm). Table dimensions are 13.8" × 9.9" (350 × 250 mm). Maximum workpiece height is 11.8" (300 mm) nd workpiece weight capacity s 330 lbs (150 kg). | Methods Machine Tools Inc. | South, Level 3, Booth 339119 Wire EDM Improves Positional Accuracy Makino's UP6 Heat wire EDM is designed for preci- sion stamping and fine blanking applications. It is also suitable for die tooling for electric motor stators. The machine features a stationary work table designed to improve positional accuracy, and it uses a programma- ble, rise-and-fall, three-sided work tank that improves ergonomic access to the work zone. This configuration also simplifies requirements for automation. Several features are designed to improve long-term thermal stability, including integration of the dielectric fluid reservoir into the base casting of the machine. Chilled dielectric fluid is circulated through the machine's casting to facilitate active thermal cooling and maintain machine temperature. The machine uses a Hyper-i control with a 24" HD touchscreen, which comes with the HyperConnect Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) network-connectivity function for remote machine monitoring. A wire-drive system uses AC motor tensioning, which expands the range and stability of wire tension and reduces maintenance requirements. A wire-threading system provides both jet and jet-less threading modes. It can rethread the wire in the gap at a break point. | Makino Inc. | South, Level 3, Booth 338700

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