Wire EDM

The AQ900L Wire EDM features Sodick’s Linear Motor Technology. The AQ Series is Sodick’s line of large work area and extreme taper Wire EDMs. The AQ900L is a highly rigid machine which is ideal for machining large sized dies.


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Sodick’s Linear Motor Driven Wire EDMs have no backlash and are vibration-free, this results in machining accuracy combined with a fine surface finish.

  • Material: SKD11
  • Thickness: 11.023” (280 mm)
  • Surface Finish: 2.8 µm Rz
  • Machining Accuracy: +/-2.0 µm Ra
  • Wire: .012” (.30 mm)

Product Descriptions

Sodick’s AQ900L Wire EDM features linear motor drive technology. Linear motors provide smooth, vibration-free table movement, which results in unsurpassed positioning and machining accuracy. Backlash is completely eliminated since there are no ball-screws or couplings. With the use of linear glass scales in the X, Y, U and V axes, precision positioning accuracy with direct feedback is accomplished. This allows for unmatched straight and taper cutting accuracy. The longevity of this system is unmatched by anyone in the industry – and comes backed with a 10-Year Positioning Accuracy Guarantee.

The AQ900L Wire EDM uses a high-speed generating LN Series control with a Windows platform. The system was designed to provide a user-friendly environment for the operator and still have the high-level functionality that is required in today’s demanding world. The control is network capable, this allows for NC sharing, remote monitoring, and messaging via LAN (option). The LN Series Control automatically generates cutting conditions, offsets corner control settings, wire speed, wire tension and other data necessary for proper operation. This is especially helpful to novice EDM operators, since no prior knowledge of EDM is needed to achieve excellent results.

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

Submerged machining capabilities greatly enhance the cutting performance in applications where poor flushing conditions exist. The AQ900L allows for submerged machining which greatly enhances workpieces that are irregular in shape, or that require taper angles. This is done because the work zone is thermally stabilized, thus achieving higher cutting accuracy.

On the AQ900L the actual wire tension is measured just prior to entering the cutting zone – at this point all adjustments are made automatically. This eliminates tension variations due to taper cutting, varying spool sizes, etc.

Specifications

X - Axis Travel35.43” (900 mm)
Y - Axis Travel23.62” (600 mm)
Z - Axis Travel15.75” (400 mm)
U, V Axis Travel36.22” x 24.41” (920 x 620 mm)
Wire Diameter Range (min ~ max)0.006” ~ 0.012” (0.15 ~ 0.30 mm)
Work Tank Dimensions (W x D)54.09” x 44.61” (1,374 x 1,133 mm)
Maximum Workpiece Weight4,409 lbs (2,000 kg)
Distance From Floor to Table Top41.34” (1,050 mm)
Machine Tool Dimensions93.70” x 124.02” 94.29” (2,380 x 3,150 x 2,395 mm)
Machine Weight17,637 lbs (8,000 kg)