GF Machining Solutions
GF Machining Solutions will showcase its latest in EDM technology that includes the CUT X and CUT P Pro machine series at IMTS 2022.

EDM Technology, Service, Support, Automation, and Tooling

June 1, 2022
Integrated problem-solving solutions for electric-discharge machining operations, along with tooling technologies that reduce set-up time and automation to maximize machining hours.

GF MACHINING SOLUTIONS will highlight advances in EDM technology at ITMS 2022 – at booth 338329 – along with the associated services, support, automation and tooling designed to help electric discharge machining (EDM) shops power through their manufacturing challenges with complete solutions and holistic support.

Also – in booth 338376 – GFMS affiliate System 3R will highlight tooling solutions to reduce set-up time and automation solutions to maximize machining hours.

Integrated problem-solving solutions include the new CUT X 500 and CUT P 350 Pro wire-cutting EDM machines for precision part generation. To maximize machine-tool value and competitive readiness, GFMS’ new Success Packs feature comprehensive customer support as well as digital services that add connectivity for remote machine monitoring and troubleshooting from GF Machining Solutions experts.

Rounding out the lineup of live demonstrations will be an automated cell featuring a MILL 400 U and FORM P 350 with a FANUC Robot. There also will be a System 3R WorkPartner 1+ modular pallet system connected to a GF Machining Solutions LASER P 400 U laser texturing machine.

With Intelligent Power Generator (IPG) technology, the CUT P 350 Pro delivers surface finishes as smooth as Ra 0.08 µm and heightens accuracy with integrated thermal regulation that maintains temperature at ± 0.2°C. To accommodate heavy workpieces, the machine’s QUADRAX® mechanical system keeps the table, work tank, and dielectric liquid stable.

Capitalizing on more than a century of EDM technology, the CUT P 350 Pro and CUT X 500's new Uniqua human/machine interface (HMI) delivers optimal functionality and ergonomics in a 19-in. vertical touchscreen, full keyboard and mouse. Abundant automation options add to the machine’s scalable flexibility, with optimized production for electronics, automotive, medical and mold and die manufacturers through more than 600 pre-programmed cutting processes.

The AgieCharmilles CUT X series holds extreme accuracies in machining positioning and pitch. Developed to provide high precision and thermal stability in large runs of complex components, including stamping tools, multi-cavity molds and micro components, the CUT X 500 and all other CUT X machines feature adapted mechanical structures, dedicated machine calibration and testing to deliver pitch accuracy as low as 1.0 µm. High-precision axes, short measurement loops, dual measurement on all axes, consistent isolation of the EDM area from heat sources and submerged working areas optimize conditions for micro applications. Two-spool Automatic Wire Changer technology and an onboard Job Management System help further reduce processing time and simplify job prioritization.

To ensure complete customer success, GF Machining Solutions now offers Success Packs – subscription-based access to service at four levels designed to maximize uptime and return on investment. Within the packs, rConnect digital services enable manufacturers to monitor machine performance from anywhere via any mobile device through a secure modern platform, to link with GF Machining Solutions experts for live remote troubleshooting and support.

From System 3R, GF Machining Solutions’ source for can-do tooling, automation and software solutions, the WorkPartner 1+ (WPT 1+) scalable modular automation system maximizes magazine capacity for loading and unloading parts and electrodes, while conserving valuable shop floor space. With flexible one, two or three-magazine capacities and fully integrated pneumatic control for gripping devices and table chucks, the WPT 1+ easily serves one or two machines. At IMTS, the WPT 1+ will be spotlighted in both the GF Machining Solutions and System 3R booths.

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