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 whilst helping them get to the heart of even the most critical applications. With access to more twice the number of dedicated solutions afforded by a standard EDM machine, CUT P users can now realize limitless possibilities across a range of quality-centric industries, including electronic components, automotive and medtech.
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 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, 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 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 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 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, WorkShop Manager 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 machine anytime—wherever they are. Moreover, the productivity-enhancing 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.