Vollmer's new VPulse 500 for machining PCD toolsClick image to enlarge

Vollmer's new wire erosion machine, VPulse 500, made its debut during the company's VDays, held February 28 to March 1, 2017 at the company's headquarters in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Designed for the manufacturing and servicing of PCD tipped tools, the new generation machine replaces the previous QWD-series machines.

The new VPulse 500 comes with everything you need for manufacturing and maintaining PCD-tipped tools as standard, and is able to adapt flexibly to your requirements, says Vollmer.

It features what the company describes as a state-of-the-art control for optimum machining performance and simultaneous path interpolation in five CNC axes. It offers measurement and erosion in a single clamping arrangement.

It also offer manufacturers machining with unsupported clamping with an optional counter point unit for machining between centres.

Various interfaces are available for flexible machining of different workpieces. It offers diverse options for automated workpiece machining, and Vpulse EDM, the perfect technology for any machining objective.

The Vpulse EDM erosion generator is the heart of the eroding process for PCD-tipped tools. Used for wire erosion for the first time – with the VPulse 500. Thanks to a higher material removal rate and optimised surface quality, it is the perfect companion for completing all your machining objectives, says Vollmer. The integrated technology database makes handling easier thanks to preconfigured parameters and enhances its user-friendliness, as the correct material specific machining program can be quickly selected. The technology database can be expanded individually at the customer's request.

The machine comes equipped with the ExProgr porgramming system, integrated in the VPulse 500. It divides profiles into any number of part contours for machining flexibility and assigns individual data to each contour element. It features simulation for checking the cutting edge geometry, saving time and minimizing errors, claims Vollmer. 

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