AgieCharmilles CUT 2000 X wire EDM features new Spark Track technology and a host of other innovations.

Mar 9, 2020 2:19 PM

GF Machining Solutions has upgraded the AgieCharmilles CUT 2000 X wire EDM with new Spark Track technology and an Integrated Vision Unit (IVU), offering accuracy and productivity for even the most demanding applications.

Streamlined production management

The CUT 2000 X’s Vision 5 software interface allows manufacturers to optimise production, achieve flexible job management and improve quality and productivity.

GF Machining Solutions’ Vision 5 interface simplifies last-minute machining sequence modifications and allows for special actions to be introduced directly inside the job to ramp up quality and productivity.

Improved productivity and lower costs with AWC

Open guides on GF Machining Solutions’ automatic wire changer (AWC) allow manufacturers to use a combination of different wire diameters between roughing and finishing, thereby reducing machining time for small and complex geometries – resulting in up to 32% greater productivity.

Additionally, two 25 kg wire spools are available that eliminate the need to modify the wire circuit when switching wires, which increases flexibility.

Enhanced wire intelligence with new Spark Track technology

GF Machining Solutions’ new Spark Track technology represents a breakthrough in wire EDM.

With its state-of-the-art Intelligent Spark Protection System (ISPS) which provides valuable information about spark distribution on the wire, Spark Track technology allows users to completely avoid wire breakage regardless of the machining conditions as well as reduce part defects and simplify machine operation.

Wire oscillation, varied heights and tapered surfaces are among the common problems resolved by Spark Track technology. To achieve superior results, discharge distribution along the wire must be as uniform as possible. Spark Track and ISPS offer users a fully-automatic solution that improves efficiency and reduces wire breakage.

Unmatched quality with Integrated Vision Unit (IVU) Advance

With IVU Advance, users reduce set-up times, are able to check reference points without a measuring machine and can correct machining errors to achieve improved quality and increased productivity. A charge-coupled-device (CCD) camera mounted on the machine reduces the need for an operator’s presence while ensuring perfect results.

Using this onboard measurement system to analyse light intensity variation allows detection of edges, which saves costs and facilitates closed-loop manufacturing. At the same time, multiple measurement systems are available for part control and set-up along with automatic shutter and part cleaning solutions. Users achieve greater autonomy over results with the integration of automation-compatible, total measurement control.

AgieCharmilles CUT 2000 XGF Machining Solutions has upgraded the AgieCharmilles CUT 2000 X wire EDM with new Spark Track technology and an Integrated Vision Unit (IVU), offering accuracy and productivity for even the most demanding applications.

For further information

Martin Spencer
Managing Director
GF Machining Solutions Ltd
North View
CV2 2SJ Coventry
West Midlands
United Kingdom

martin dot spencer #at# georgfischer dot com

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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For further information

Martin Spencer
Managing Director
GF Machining Solutions Ltd
North View
CV2 2SJ Coventry
West Midlands
United Kingdom

martin dot spencer #at# georgfischer dot com

About GF Machining Solutions