New rigid wire EDM machine driven by linear motors
Sodick launched next generation of rigid wire EDM machine. Two SL-G wire EDMs for this announcement are the SL400G and the SL600G, both driven by linear motors.
The SL-G range features two models, the SL400G and the SL600G. Both models feature the same rigid linear motor driven technology that Sodick EDMs are known for. They also come with a 10-year positioning accuracy guarantee. The SL400G has an X, Y, Z travel of 15.75" x 11.81" x 9.84" (400 x 300 x 250 mm), while the SL600G has an X, Y, Z travel of 23.62" x 15.75" x 13.78" (600 x 400 x 350 mm).
These machines feature a Smart Pulse Generator. The Smart Pulse Generator reduces the number of cuts necessary to achieve the required accuracy and surface finish. This reduction in machining time translates directly into a financial advantage.
The new control SPW (Smart Pulse Wire) has many attractive features, from the use of the industry standard Windows 7 operating system, to an enhanced 19 inch multi touch screen, which operates like a tablet. The operation screen can be selected between the traditional screen and the new tablet style screen. Screen layouts can be customized by the operator to suit their working preferences.
Since 1976, Sodick has manufactured over 55,000 EDM machines and
over 30,000 linear motor driven EDMs. Sodick machines are used
for the production of dies and molds and other various
applications which cannot be produced by standard machining
Sodick EDMs enable the user to become the envy of their
competition, as Sodick is committed to the highest quality
standards. For Sodick, this commitment does not stop at sales but
applies equally to providing advice and support for applications,
training, parts and service.
Sodick’s North American headquarters is located in Schaumburg, IL
which is conveniently located 20 minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare
airport. The headquarters houses a $5 million parts and
consumables inventory that ensures consumable and replacement
parts are readily available. Customer support is handled by
experienced engineers and all support calls are documented and
entered into a CRM database resulting in the highest degree of
As an EDM leader, Sodick has continuously conducted research and
development that has resulted in machines with sophisticated and
unique features. Continuous investments are also made in our three
production facilities that have made it possible to manufacture
all machine components to result in high-precision and high-
performance machines. It is our highest aim that we continuously
serve our customers by offering the most advanced machines to meet
our customers’ requirements and expectations.