Mitsubishi Wire EDM

IMTS 2012: A Revolutionary Non-Contact Cylindrical Drive Technology for Better, Faster Machining.

Aug. 10, 2012
Mitsubishi EDM's latest MV wire machines promise no wear, no cogging and no backlash for improved energy-efficiency, accuracy and speed.

MC Machinery Systems, Inc., will be showcasing a host of new technologies and product lines at IMTS 2012, including the revolutionary new wire EDM cylindrical drive technology, Waterjet series, and MC Milling line.

Mitsubishi EDM’s newest MV wire machines feature design and engineering improvements that exceed all other wire EDM machines on the market, including: non-contact cylindrical drive technology, an improved power supply, auto-threading, deeper submerged-wire threading capabilities, and more.

The new cylindrical drive technology offers a simple yet intelligent design concept using a linear shaft motor. Other EDMs built on a linear system are a flat-plate design, which limits the effective magnetic flux to only half of its potential. Mitsubishi’s round magnetic shaft creates a non-contact design using the full 360 degrees of magnetic flux. This design delivers no wear, no cogging (inherent in flat plate systems), and no backlash – all for better energy-efficiency, accuracy, and speed.

Also on display will be four of the new MC Milling Diamond Cut general purpose milling vertical machining centers. Machines to be showcased include the drill/tap TV500 with pallet changer, the ultra-rigid DM series for die/mold applications, the heavy-duty boxway SV series for large parts, and the general purpose MCV series. Rounding out the MC Milling line, the high-speed, high-precision Roku-Roku HC-658 with robot will be on display, demonstrating superior repeatability and positioning accuracy.

The new entry-level MWX3 Waterjet machine will also be on exhibit inside the booth. MWX3 comes standard with a high pressure S-50 KMT pump, which provides 60,000 PSI of water traveling up to MACH 2 with 1.09 GPM of water consumption through a maximum orifice size of 0.013.”  The reciprocating hydraulic piston to ceramic water piston ratio is 20:1, pushing the water into an accumulator that maintains a smooth even flow to the cutting nozzle.