CUT X series

Extreme accuracy, simple and fast

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100 years of experience condensed in the best-ever wire EDM machine

  • Extreme accuracy

    Optimized mechanics, new 3D-printed heads design and AI-based thermal management are the basis for unprecedented accuracy and surface quality.

  • Simple

    It means easy and flexible for experts as for beginners. Thanks to the collision protection, the wire annealing before threading, a new HMI and the option to change from open to closed guides in only few minutes.

  • Fast

    We cut at unbeatable speed with the Intelligent Power Generator with Direct Power Supply (IPG-DPS) and the unique Twin-wire technology.

 

Revolutionary heads

New design

The new heads made by Additive manufacturing are highly rigid and very compact.

Contour accuracy in complex shapes

The small size of the lower head allows cutting shapes close to intricate parts

Improved flushing performances

The flushing channels are optimized, minimizing reduction in water pressure

 

Easily exchangeable open and closed guides

Interchangeable cartridge

The guides are designed as a cartridge that can be easily and quickly exchanged

Maximum flexibility 

You can choose the right guide for each different application

Extreme accuracy

The distance from guide to workpiece is reduced, improving the wire stability.

 

Clever thermal compensation

AI-based thermal management

Algorithms and sensors predict and reduce  thermal impacts and compensates for axis deformation

 

Ultra high pitch accuracy

Positioning accuracy of +/- 1 micron in environmental temperature changes up to +/- 2,5 Celsius

 

Twin wire: Automatic Wire Changer (AWC)

Automatic Wire Changer
Twin technology

The AWC shifts the wire board to one or the other of two identical symmetrical wire circuits

Longer autonomy

Two identical wire spools for unattended wire autonomy

Different wire for roughing and finishing

Use a thicker wire for a faster main cut and a thinner wire for finishing during trim cuts

 

AWT: Automatic Wire Threading

Wire annealing

AWT’s annealing process heats the wire between the brake and the lower working head, then chills it with a jet of air and stretches it to reduce its diameter, annealing and extending the wire to a specific length. This produces burr-free thermal cutting and a conically shaped end that is easy to insert through the guides and the workpiece.

Benefits

  • Ensure job processing with correct rethreading even under the most difficult conditions
  • Automatically cut multiple openings in die blocks and progressive dies during unattended operation
  • Enable smooth automation implementation
 

UNIQUA HMI

 

UNIQUA is the new GF Machining Solutions human/machine interface (HMI) for wire EDM machines. It represents the pinnacle of more than a century of EDM technology – and the perfect combination of optimal functionality and usability (ergonomics) from our previous HMIs.

Every skill level

UNIQUA is ideal for wire EDM experts and beginners alike. While experts use
its powerful functionalities, beginners can take advantage of its ease-of-use
and short learning curve.

Every approach

UNIQUA works the way you want to work. Control the details of sequential programming with an updated ISO-based functionality or leverage the flexibility of object-oriented programming.

Every user

Work offline or at the machine. UNIQUA ensures compatibility with major CAD/CAM programs and also provides a powerful graphic tool with integrated CAM.

 

X-Technologies

The X-technologies are a set of cutting technologies perfectly optimized for the CUT X design that condense the all values of the best-ever wire-cutting EDM machine.

Extreme accuracy

The X-technologies are dedicated to obtain ultra-high contour accuracy results thanks to the CUT X minimal distance from guide to work-piece and the revolutionary design of the flushing channels.

Simple

The operator does not need to compromise between accuracy, surface quality or speed. The X-technologies are designed to reach the best results in all 3 features with a unique set of technologies. Simple as that.

The operator just needs to select the wire, the work-piece material, the height, the guiding system (open or closed) and the mono or twin-wire circuit in the UNIQUA HMI. The X-technologies do the rest.

Fast

The X-technologies are also the fastest, ensuring a very high productivity and a short payback of the CUT X machine. And being fast also means being cost-effective sustainable, as the wire consumption is reduced to the minimum.

 

Specifications

CUT X 350
Machine  
Type of machining Submerged wire cutting
Dimensions of complete equipment (*) 2520 x 2340 x 2154 mm
99.21 x 92.12 x 84.8 in
Total weight of the equipment without dielectric 3900 kg (8598 lbs)
Machining Area  
Work tank Automatic drop tank
Accessibility Front + Left sides
Max. workpiece dimensions (*)
(Top load)
1000 x 150 x 220 mm
39.37 x 5.9 x 8.66 in
Max. workpiece dimensions (*) 
(Front/Lateral load)
800 x 550 x 220 mm
31.49 x 21.65 x 8.66 in
Max. workpiece weight without bath 450 kg (992 lbs)
Dimensions of table (**) 680 x 450 mm
26.77 x 17.71 in
Floor-to-table distance 1000-1100 mm (39.37-43.3 in)
Total volume of dielectric fluid 700 l (185 gal)
Dielectric level adjustment 0 – 250 mm (0 – 9.84 in)
automatic
Dielectric type Deionized water
X, Y, Z and U, V axes  
X, Y, Z travel (*) 350 x 250 x 256 mm
13.78 x 9.84 x 10.08 in
U, V travel (**) ± 70 mm (2.75 in)
Max. speed (X, Y and U, V axes) 3 m/min (9.84 ft/min)
Max. manual position speed 2 m/min (6.56 ft/min)
Linear glass scales Standard on 4 axis (X,Y,U,V)
Integrated Collision Protection (ICP) Standard on 5 axes (X,Y,Z,U,V)
Taper machining  
Max taper 30°/100 mm (3.94 in)
Electrical supply (machine)  
Three-phase input voltage 400 V ±10%
Maximum consumption 10.4 kVA
Compressed air connection  
Pressure 0.6 – 0.8 Mpa (87-116 PSI)
Maximum consumption 150 l/min (40 gal/min)

 

Technical drawings

CUT X 500
Machine  
Type of machining Submerged wire cutting
Dimensions of complete equipment (*) 2822 x 3533 x 2444 mm
111.1 x 139.09 x 96.22 in
Total weight of the equipment without dielectric 4700 kg (10362 lbs)
Machining Area  
Work tank Automatic drop tank
Accessibility Front + Left sides
Max. workpiece dimensions (*)
(Top load)
1200 x 275 x 220 mm
47.24 x 10.83 x 8.66 in
Max. workpiece dimensions (*) 
(Front/Lateral load)
1050 x 700 x 250 mm
41.34 x 27.56 x 9.84 in
Max. workpiece weight without bath 800 kg (1764 lbs)
Dimensions of table (**) 850 x 450 mm
33.46 x 17.71 in
Floor-to-table distance 1000-1100 mm (39.37-43.3 in)
Total volume of dielectric fluid 950 l (251 gal)
Dielectric level adjustment 0 – 250 mm (0 – 9.84 in)
automatic
Dielectric type Deionized water
X, Y, Z and U, V axes  
X, Y, Z travel (*) 500 x 350 x 256 mm
19.68 x 13.78 x 10.08 in
U, V travel (**) ± 70 mm (2.75 in)
Max. speed (X, Y and U, V axes) 3 m/min (9.84 ft/min)
Max. manual position speed 2 m/min (6.56 ft/min)
Linear glass scales Standard on 4 axis (X,Y,U,V)
Integrated Collision Protection (ICP) Standard on 5 axes (X,Y,Z,U,V)
Taper machining  
Max taper 30°/100 mm (3.94 in)
Electrical supply (machine)  
Three-phase input voltage 400 V ±10%
Maximum consumption 10.4 kVA
Compressed air connection  
Pressure 0.6 – 0.8 Mpa (87-116 PSI)
Maximum consumption 150 l/min (40 gal/min)

 

Technical drawings

 

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