GF Machining Solutions’ SMART wire unlocks the power of AgieCharmilles CUT P series machines for optimized process continuity, traceability and performance

Sep 25, 2019 2:00 PM

Visitors to GF Machining Solutions’ stand at EMO Hannover 2019 discovered how SMART wire equipped with radio frequency identification (RFID) chips can help them realize the full potential of their AgieCharmilles CUT P series wire-cutting Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) solutions and achieve Industry 4.0-level process control.

As manufacturers look for ways to exploit the full potential of their equipment and achieve greater process control, GF Machining Solutions Customer Services is connected to their needs with SMART wire. All of Customer Services’ premium wires are equipped with RFID chips, so users benefit from greater process continuity and traceability as well as appreciable process enhancement. That means manufacturers can use their CUT P machines to their full potential and achieve Industry 4.0-level process control.

Process continuity

Thanks to SMART wire’s monitoring capabilities, the machine operator always knows how much wire is available for the current job. The moment a spool of SMART wire is installed, the CUT P machine recognizes the wire length. So, the user knows by a glance at the wire spool status whether there is enough wire on the spool to complete the cutting operation without interruption.

Process traceability

At the same time, wire traceability is enhanced by the wire data, including date of manufacture, type, lot and expiration date, in the machine report. That advanced traceability is especially important in wire-cutting EDM applications for risk-averse sectors like aerospace and medtech.

Process enhancement

SMART wire users can machine with confidence that they are using the right wire for the job, because SMART wire checks the wire technology selected on the machine and optimizes the machine performance accordingly.

A SMART wire for every need

Always connected to customers’ needs, GF Machining Solutions Customer Services offers a wide range of SMART wires to help improve process continuity and traceability and optimize machine performance. For example, if the machining priority is surface quality, AC Cut AH 900/500/400 and AC Cut A 900/500 SMART wires are available. To achieve best productivity, AC Cut VS 900+, AC Cut VS 900/500 and AC Cut D 500 SMART wires are available. Users’ cutting speed is the top priority with AC Cut VH SMART wire, and AC Brass 900/500/400 is a multipurpose SMART wire.

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Guests at GF Machining Solutions’ EMO Hannover 2019 stand discovered the power of Customer Services’ SMART wire equipped with radio frequency identification (RFID) chips. In combination with the GF Division’s AgieCharmilles wire-cutting Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) machines, SMART wire enhances process continuity and traceability while optimizing machine performance.

SMART Wire RFID

GF Machining Solutions Customer Services’ SMART wire stores wire characteristics and traceability-related data, allowing manufacturers to use their AgieCharmilles CUT P series machines to their full potential and achieve Industry 4.0-level process control.

SMART Wire characteristics


Profile of GF Machining Solutions
GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machine tools, diverse technical solutions and services to manufacturers of precision molds and tooling and of tight-tolerance, precision-machined components. The key segments we serve include the aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, information and communications technology (ICT) and electronics industries. Our extensive portfolio ranges from Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) solutions, three- and five-axis Milling machines and Spindles, 3D Laser texturing machines, Additive Manufacturing and machines for Laser micromachining to solutions for Tooling, Automation, Software and Digitalization—all backed by unrivaled Customer Services and support. GF Machining Solutions is a globally acting Division of the Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland) and maintains a presence at 50 locations worldwide. Its 3,394 employees generated sales of CHF 1,066 million in 2018. More information can be found at www.gfms.com

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Sophie Petersen
Internal Communications and Media Relations Manager
GF Machining Solutions Management SA
Roger-Federer-Allee 7
2504 Biel
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sophie dot petersen #at# georgfischer dot com

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