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Spark Track Technology for Demanding Applications

GF Machining Solutions' CUT 2000 X - equipped with breakthroughs like Spark Track technology and the Integrated Vision Unit, as well as an Automatic Wire Changer - link accuracy and productivity in wire Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM).

"Now featuring Spark Track technology and an Integrated Vision Unit (IVU), the AgieCharmilles CUT 2000 X wire EDM offers unmatched accuracy and productivity for even the most demanding applications," said a GF Machining Solutions spokesperson.

Performance Benefits

  • Enhanced results: Users achieve uncompromising accuracy and surface finish for highest part quality and optimal productivity.
  • Flexibility and efficiency: The ultra-flexible machine and human-machine interface (HMI) concept simplifies applications and allows process flexibility to reduce delivery time and increase responsiveness.
  • Process automation: Automation of the wire EDM process and the integration of new quality control measures complete the integrated solution.

Streamlined Production Management

"The CUT 2000 X's Vision 5 software interface allows manufacturers to optimize 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," said the spokesperson.

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 55 lb. (25kg) wire spools are available that eliminate the need to modify the wire circuit when switching wires, which increases flexibility.

Enhanced Wire Intelligence with Spark Track Technology

GF Machining Solutions' 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 enhanced 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 save set-up time, check reference points without a measuring machine and correct machining errors to achieve the best quality and increase 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 analyze 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 setup along with automatic shutter and part cleaning solutions. Users achieve greater autonomy over results with the integration of automation-compatible, total measurement control.

For more information contact:

GF Machining Solutions LLC

560 Bond St.

Lincolnshire, IL 60069-4224


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