Three steps to success

ThreeStepsThe route to rational production in wire EDM machines can be summarised in three steps – Mounting, Reference system and Automation.

1. Mounting

First of all, the workpiece needs to be positioned and secured in the working area of the machine, preferably on the zero line, and with the risk of collision with the machine’s wire guides reduced to a minimum. And so firmly that it can handle the high flushing pressures of modern machines.

2. Reference system

Once the problem of effective mounting of the workpiece in the machine has been solved, the next step is to minimise downtimes when retooling the machine.

Technical developments of the machines in recent years have resulted in significantly higher material removal rates. But you won’t benefit from this potential if the machine is idle for lengthy, troublesome retooling. So the aim must be to minimise retooling times with the machine idle.

With a reference system you can prepare and preset the workpiece away from the machine, then lift it in and secure it in the machine – quickly and precisely – with minimised downtime and consequent better utilisation of machine capacity.

3. Automation

With a reference system and a pneumatic chuck on the machine table, you have laid a firm foundation for the crucial step towards maximised machine utilisation – automation.

Add a pallet changer to your machine and you have created an automated production cell. A cell that can generate revenue 24 hours a day, weekdays and weekends, all year round!

Basic equipment, WEDM

Basic equipment, Macro

Mounting heads

Holders & Vices for Mounting heads

Chuck adapters

Holders for mounting in chuck adapters

Adapter elements

The 3Ruler ruler system

The EconoRuler system

3P three-point mounting

Presetting and inspection

Rotating Spindles

System Matrix for wire EDMing


3R Zeroline


Frame systems




Experience always shows that measures to reduce the idle times of your machines are significantly more worthwhile than chasing seconds in the actual machining process. The solution is a stable and exact reference system. This lets you preset away from the machine and then set up the machine with minimum idle time. Quickly and precisely !


Guidance to tooling

This list is only a rough guidance which may deviate between article number of pallets as well as individual application. Please check with local 3R representative for more detailed confirmation.