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New Wire EDM with Options for Lights-Out Operation

Nov. 4, 2021
The AgieCharmilles CUT P Pro series machines achieve surface finishes as smooth as Ra 0.08 µm and improve accuracy to ±2 µm with integrated thermal regulation.

GF MACHINING SOLUTIONS unveiled its new AgieCharmilles CUT P Pro series wire-cutting EDM machines at EMO Milano 2021, designed to increase productivity and availability for a range of applications.

The series includes the CUT P 350 Pro, the 550 Pro, and the 800 Pro with reliable designs and intuitive HMI as well as several automation options for “lights-out” operation.

With Intelligent Power Generator (IPG) technology, CUT P Pro series machines deliver surface finishes as smooth as Ra 0.08 µm and heighten accuracy with integrated thermal regulation that allow to achieve an accuracy of ±2 µm.

Linear scales and rotary encoders form a double measuring system that protects the X, Y, Z, U, and V axes. In the event of a collision, the system differentiates between the linear and the rotary encoder, and the energy absorber system automatically stops the axes without damage to machine or workpiece. This full protection applies at machine speeds of up to 3m/min.

In the QUADRAX® mechanical system of the CUT P Pro series, the table, work tank, and dielectric liquid remain stable, and the workpiece does not move, accommodating heavy workpieces. Independent U/V and X/Y axes with equal length (X = U travel; Y = V travel), constant, lower mass and completely independent movement produce large, precise tapered cuts. In addition, the Rhenocast machine base offers lower thermal conductivity and a vibration damping system.

Automation solutions for the CUT P Pro series include Automatic Slug Management (ASM), Automatic Slug Welding (ASW), and the option of a fixed or retractable Renishaw mechanical touch probe to measure workpiece planarity and position on the machine's worktable. Scalable automation options from System 3R maintain unattended production, including a WorkPartner 1+ compact robot with raw materials that can feed up to two wire-cutting EDM machines for more than two days without operator intervention.

The CUT P Pro series optimizes production for electronics, automotive, medical, and mold-and-die manufacturers with more than 600 pre-programmed cutting processes. These cover a wide range of parts from less than 1 mm to 510 mm (0.039 to 20.078 in.) in height and weighing up to 3,000 kg (6,613.87 lbs.), and work with materials such as steel, carbide, copper, aluminum, titanium, polycrystalline diamond (PCD), and graphite. Wires are available from 0.0762 mm to 0.33 mm (0.003" to 0.013") diameters. Based on the Spark Track technology, the ISPS (Intelligent Spark Protection System) prevents wire breakage and the intelligent iWire process reduces wire consumption, detecting variations in the workpiece profile and adapting wire spool unwinding speed accordingly.

The new Uniqua human/machine interface (HMI) is available for the CUT P Pro series and capitalizes on the developer’s legacy of EDM technology, with optimal functionality and ergonomics in a 19-in. vertical touchscreen, full keyboard, and mouse. The HMI is designed for every skill level, every approach, and every user, GFMS stated: for maximum compatibility, Uniqua supports legacy types from various EDM manufacturers. It also creates, imports, modifies and executes sequential (ISO-based) and object-oriented (dynamic) programs from previous versions of VISION and AC CUT. With offline and at-the-machine programming, ISO-based functionality and object-oriented programming, Uniqua provides a powerful graphic tool with integrated CAM and also ensures compatibility with major CAD/CAM programs. Learn more at