High-Performance Wire EDM

The ALN800G, Rigid Linear Motor Driven High-Performance Wire EDM Machine incorporates Sodick's next-generation SPW (Smart Pulse Wire) control with the Smart Pulse Generator and technologies that improve cutting speed and precision. The ALN also streamlines the control design, combining the best functions of both tablet interface and classic interface into a highly functional work display, improving processing responsiveness.


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Features

  • 10-Year Positioning Guarantee
  • Rigid Linear Motor Drives (X, Y, U and V axes)
  • Absolute Linear Scale (X, Y, U and V)
  • SPW (Smart Pulse Wire Control)
  • Tablet Style Control Features
  • 19" LCD Touch Panel Screen
  • Smart Pulse Generator
  • Digital Pika-W Plus - Super Finishing Circuit
  • Advanced Step Machining
  • High Precision Positioning Sensor FT-II
  • Ceramic Work-Zone
  • FJ (Fixed Jet) High Speed AWT
  • High Quality Design
  • Rigid Cast Construction
  • Stable Platform and Environment
  • 3 Sided Rise/Fall Worktank
  • Intelligent Q³vic EDW - Automatic Programming System
  • Barrelless Control II
  • TMP II Surface Finishing Circuit
  • K-SMC Motion Controller
  • Three Part Filtration System
  • Slide Plate Lubrication
  • Advanced Corner Control
  • Energy Saving Circuit
  • Dielectric Cooling Unit
  • Heart NC - CAD-CAM System (on-board)
  • Ion-Exchange Unit
  • Windows 7 Operating Software Platform
  • Automatic Wire Tension Servo Control System
  • Automatic Voltage Regulator
  • Four Sided Clamping Table
  • Z-Axis Automatic Fluid Level Control

Options

  • SPW-E Control - Up to 8 Axis Simultaneous Control - Required for Multi-Axis Simultaneous "Turn and Burn" Capability
  • Jumbo Wire Feeder 110 lbs (50 kg)
  • Integrated 'Jumbo' Wire Feeder 44 lbs (20 kg)
  • L-Cut Wire Chopper - Processes Wire for Convenient Storage
  • HTP Circuit - High Voltage Circuit that Improves Machining Efficiency when Cutting PCD and Similar Materials
  • Taper Flex - Hardware and Software to enable the Machining of Precision Taper Angles (Up to 22 and 45 Degree Options Available, Contact Sodick for Details)
  • UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply)
  • SodickCare Premier 3 and 5 Year Extended Warranty
  • PCD Tool Cutting Package with ProfDia.

Sample

Due to the higher speeds and accuracy associated with linear motors when machining rough cuts, the processing of fitting parts, which previously required three passes, can bow be achieved in just two.  This has a 41% cutting time reduction on this sample part.

  • Material: SKD11
  • Thickness: 1.57” (40 mm)
  • Surface Roughness: 55 RMS (1.37 µmRa)
  • Cutting Accuracy: +/- .00012" (3 µm)
  • Wire Diameter: .008” (.2 mm)
  • Cutting Time: 2 hours 57 minutes

Product Descriptions

Sodick’s ALN800G rigid linear motor driven, high precision Wire EDM machine features new user-friendly EDM technology which further enhances productivity and EDM precision. The machine’s rigid linear motor axes drives are coupled with glass scales on the X, Y, U and V axes which ensure precision cutting and positioning accuracy. Sodick’s X, Y, U and V linear motor drives have no backlash and are backed by Sodick’s 10-Year Positioning Accuracy Guarantee.  Sodick currently manufactures and delivers only rigid linear motor driven machines; proving the unrivaled reliability of Sodick's own rigid linear motor technology.  Sodick's rigid linear motors have the optimum flat design.  The machine castings support the linear motor to achieve ideal linear performance, the ultimate design for precision machining.

The new Sodick 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 horizontal TFT multi-touch screen. The ALN control design streamlines the former tablet and classic control modes into a single work screen with easy-access functions. The streamlined design also improves control processing speed, for a highly responsive user experience

The NC programs are supported with 2D and 3D graphics.  Maintenance screens show the status of the machine and remote access is possible for maintenance and supervision.

The Smart Pulse Generator reduces the number of cuts necessary to achieve the required accuracy and surface finish.  This reduction in time translates directly into a financial advantage.

Intelligent Q³vic EDW technology allows the importation of 3D CAD files and is standard with the ALN-G Series.  This automatic programming system detects the profile of a workpiece that can be machined with Wire EDM and extracts the machining contour.  Significant savings in programming hours are possible thanks to this advanced software.

The Sodick Motion Controller (K-SMC), accurately controls the high-speed and precise linear motor drive movements through commands from the NC unit.  The K-SMC was heavily researched and developed to bring about new technical innovations to electrical discharge machining.  Developed in Silicon Valley, CA, the K-SMC accurately controls high-speeds, rapid acceleration and precise positioning.

The ALN-G Series features energy-saving designs and technologies. Compared to conventional EDMs, the Sodick Wire EDM Machine Range can reduce average energy consumption by up to 60%.

This AWT system allows submerged and non-submerged threading.  Combining thermal wire cut for a straighter wire and new water-jet function, the reliability of the Sodick AWT system has been further improved.  The exclusive use of closed guides on the ALN800G in combination with the FJ AWT further increases productivity.

The 3-sided rise/fall worktank ensures a large set-up space and ergonomic accessibility. Since 3 sides slide down, the machine requires less operating space. The no-drip feature insures a clean shop floor, maintaining a safe work environment.

The fluid level is automatically adjusted according to the workpiece thickness and the operator can easily check machining progress even on thin workpieces because the slide tank can be stopped in intermediate positions while machining.  The interior of the tank is made from stainless steel for quick maintenance (unpainted).

Specifications

X - Axis Travel31.50" (800 mm)
Y - Axis Travel23.62” (600 mm)
Z - Axis Travel19.69” (500 mm)
U, V Axis Travel7.87” x 7.87” (200 x 200 mm)
Wire Diameter Range (min ~ max)0.004” ~ 0.012” (0.05 ~ 0.30 mm)
Work Tank Dimensions (W x D)59.05” x 40.94” (1,500 x 1,040mm)
Maximum Workpiece Weight6,613.87 lbs (3,000 kg)
Distance From Floor to Table Top39.17” (995 mm)
Machine Tool Dimensions130.31” x 132.28” x 106.10” (3,310 x 3,360 x 2,695 mm)
Machine Weight12,125 lbs (5,550 kg)