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Improved wire EDM

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The new Fanuc RoboCut α-CiA Series includes the C400iA and C600iA Wire EDMs.  These EDM machines include several upgrades including the new Fanuc 31iWB Control which is loaded with new features for improved accuracy and finish, especially in high-taper four axis cutting.

The Ai Pulse Control II now offers better straightness and faster cutting speeds for both roughing and finishing in interrupted cuts. And the Fanuc Auto-Threader offers enhanced reliability, including when threading soft wire while submerged and in the cutting gap.

The new Wire EDM series also features several new control enhancements designed to reduce overall operational costs by monitoring electrical component usage for minimizing power consumption. Costs are further reduced with the new “Eco Mode” which reduces wire consumption up to 30 per cent. And the PCD power supply has been upgraded to allow for more efficient burning in difficult–to-cut materials such as CBN and some carbon fibers.  Also, cutting technology is available for machining complex, detailed graphite electrodes up to six in. (152 mm) thick with a super fine finish.

Significant upgrades have been made to RoboCut Link i cut monitor software that is standard on RoboCut machines for monitoring and operating the machine remotely. A new, user-friendly interface is now available for Apple iPad’s and other remote smart devices.

The wire EDMs are capable of manufacturing complex components and offer seven-axis simultaneous machining as an option. The α-CiA Series is ideal for machining a wide range of materials including cobalt-chrome, high-nickel alloys and titanium often found in challenging applications such as aerospace, medical and military.

The α-CiA Series is equipped with the powerful and exclusive FANUC 31iWB Control with a 15.1 in. LCD touch screen.  

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