The fourth industrial revolution—also known as Industry 4.0—represents the new era of innovation shaping the way manufacturers work. The new AgieCharmilles CUT P wire EDM series delivers new intelligence to advance their speed, flexibility and quality while helping them get to the heart of even the most critical applications in electronic components, automotive and medtech.
Discover Limitless Possibilities in terms of speed, flexibility and quality with GF Machining Solutions’ new AgieCharmilles CUT P wire EDM solution18-sep-2017 16:15
Engineered to simplify even the most demanding applications, GF Machining Solutions’ all-new AgieCharmilles CUT P series of solutions brings the Limitless Possibilities of new intelligence to the wire-cutting electrical discharge machining (WEDM) process. The CUT P, unveiled in April, will be center stage again—this time with even more innovation—at EMO Hannover 2017. The CUT P series will be showcased in this GF Division’s booth (Hall 27, Stand B24) September 18–23 in Hannover, Germany.
Designed for productivity
From producing a surgical tool weighing only a few grams to machining a six-ton die-casting mold for automotive, every detail of the AgieCharmilles CUT P series is designed to help manufacturers expand their business opportunities. The solution’s new state-of-the-art Intelligent Power Generator (IPG) enables precision parts as well as mold-and-die manufacturers to increase their cutting performance by 20 percent. Thanks to the series’ Automatic Slug Management and Tooling and Automation solutions, machine uptime is optimized. In addition, running costs are minimized by an array of innovative capabilities such as Automatic Slug Welding (ASW), Automatic Slug Management (ASM), ECO machining, an improved Econowatt function, Automation readiness, and leading-edge ergonomics. This translates into reduced time to market and faster production at lower costs.
Ideal for every application
Whether the job at hand requires micromachining or macromachining, the AgieCharmilles CUT P series helps manufacturers master complexity and realize Limitless Possibilities for business expansion and perfect performance in any situation. This includes obtaining the accuracy-boosting thermostabilization and machining repeatability to achieve accuracy down to 2 µm and finer surface finishes down to Ra 0.08 µm. Advanced taper accuracy below 10 seconds with straightness, sharp contours and no lines becomes easily achievable with the AgieCharmilles CUT P series’ EXPERT systems. At the same time, this solution’s unique collision protection system prevents costly machine maintenance and ensures long-term accuracy and reliability. All of these benefits—including the EXPERT systems and more than 600 available technologies made possible by the new, cutting-edge IPG—allow manufacturers to cut their costs by up to 20 percent.
Ready for any challenge
Productivity and machine availability are essential for profitability. This is why the AgieCharmilles CUT P series focuses on putting SMART and connected solutions at manufacturers’ fingertips.
SMART consumables, for example, integrate RFID chips into wires and filters to eliminate the risk of errors. They facilitate the quick replacement of consumables, avert breakdowns, minimize stock, and ensure complete process traceability. At the same time, System 3R’s WorkShopManager and CellManager software takes process administration and surveying to the next level. eTracking digitizes process monitoring as well as traceability and GF Machining Solutions’ rConnect suite of modular digital services keeps manufacturers connected to their machines anytime—wherever they are. Moreover, the productivity-enhancing AgieCharmilles CUT P solutions increase tooling life, reduce scrapped parts, advance quality control, decrease the need for manual intervention, and allow manufacturers to work 100 percent automatically. The result: Manufacturers spend more time machining—and enjoy Limitless Possibilities in tackling complex applications and expanding their business horizons.
Profile of GF Machining Solutions
GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machines, diverse technical solutions and services not only to the tool and mold making industry but also to manufacturers of precision components. The portfolio ranges from electrical discharge machines, high-speed and high-performance Milling machines—including clamping and palletization systems, 3D Laser surface texturing machines and Spindles—to solutions for Tooling and Automation, services, spare parts, expendable parts, consumables and Digitalization solutions. GF Machining Solutions is a globally acting Division of the Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland) and maintains a presence on 50 sites worldwide within its own organization. Its 3’255 employees generated sales of CHF 992 million in 2017. More information can be found at www.gfms.com.