The K1BL linear motor hole popper EDM is ideal to use for boring high precision holes into hard to machine materials.


  • 8-Axis Control
  • 18 Piece ATC (Automatic Tool Changer)
  • Electrode Holder Set
  • LAN Connection Port
  • Z-Axis – Linear Motor Driven
  • Energy Saving Circuit


  • Electrode Pre-Setter
  • Electrode Stocker
  • Electrode Holder Set


  • Material: WC/G5
  • Thickness: .012” (.3 mm)
  • Electrode Material: Tungsten Rod
  • Electrode Diameter: Φ.0008” (Φ 20 μm)

  • Hole Diameter: In - .00145” ~ .00149” (37 ~ 38 μm)
  • Out - .00149” ~ .00157” (38 ~ 40 μm)

Product Descriptions

Sodick’s Linear Motor Drive is on the Z-Axis of the K1BL Hole Popper. It is ideal to make microscopic holes that have been impossible to make with conventional machines. In addition, the highly responsive servo system boosts machining speed and reduces electrode wear.

The K1BL achieves microscopic holes. The gantry style structure has a main column that is supported by two columns that feature high rigidity and stable machining at all times. In addition, constant accuracy is not affected by thermal distortion.

The K Series features energy-saving designs and technologies. Compared to conventional EDMs, the Sodick Small Hole EDM Range can reduce average energy consumption by up to 60%.

The ATC automatically changes pipe electrodes to support continuous automatic operations and multi-hole machining.


X - Axis Travel4.72" (120 mm)
Y - Axis Travel5.91” (150 mm)
Z - Axis Travel11.81” (300 mm)
W - Axis Travel9.06” (160 mm)
Electrode DiameterΦ.003” ~ .012” (Φ.08 ~ .25 mm)
Work Table Size7.87” x 9.84” (200 x 250 mm)
Distance From Guide to Table2.36” ~ 8.66” (60 ~ 220 mm)
Machine Dimensions62.99” x 60.24” x 90.75” (1,600 x 1,530 x 2,305 mm)
Maximum Workpiece Weight110.2 lbs (50 kg)
Machine Weight2,182.6 lbs (990 kg)
ATC Storage Capacity18 electrodes