AgieCharmilles AC Progress VP3

The high degree of precision of the AgieCharmilles AC Progress VP is achieved by perfectly combining major elements, such as the machine’s high static rigidity, measuring system that includes both transducers and optical scales, and the control unit. This means all individual elements works to their strenghts under a bespoke control designed specifically for EDM.

The advantage of using 2 different wires on a single-wire system


The AgieCharmilles AC Progress VP’s unique wire drives system allows a very special function in which two wires can be used in a single contour. Duotec in itself can massively reduce the time taken and running cost’s normally attributed to finer wire jobs. After carrying out the main cut on a larger diameter of wire a finer diameter wire is used to detail corners and provide the final trim cuts. Other benefits of Duotec includes a more robust process as the majority of the material removal is completed on a larger diameter wire.

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Key Points

  • Mechanical concept ensures maximum precision, repeatability
  • Autonomy: convenient setup,  fast wire changing, reliable threading
  • 3D probing and setup for faster workpiece preparation
  • Duo TEC technologies to save time and wire cost


X, Y, Z travel
500 x 350 x 426mm
19.685 x 13.78 x 16.772 in
Working range
U, V travel
±2.756 in
Taper angle_height
30 / 100°/mm
30 / 3.94 ° / in
Workpiece and electrode
Workpiece dimensions (W x D x H)
1050 x 650 x 420mm
41.338 x 25.591 x 16.535 in
Max. workpiece weight
881.84 lb
Wire circuit
Available wire diameters (Standard)
0.15 – 0.33 (0.006 – 0.013)mm
0.006 – 0.001 (0.0 – 0.001) in
Permissible weights and types of spools (ISO)
8, 25kg
17.64, 55.12 lb


Progress floorplan

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