Used wire cutting EDM machine 189

Used Charmilles ROBOFIL 510 Wire cutting edm machine Exaprime

Year: 1996

X Axis 700 mm
Z Axis 400 mm
Max. workpiece width 700 mm
Y Axis 400 mm
Max. workpiece length 1200 mm
Max. workpiece weight 2000 kg

Sodick VL400Q EDM Wire Cutting Machine Like New

Year: 2019

X Axis 400 mm
Z Axis 220 mm
CNC Type
Y Axis 300 mm
Max. workpiece weight 500 kg
Worktank width 860 mm

Charmilles CUT 300 SP Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2014

X Axis 550 mm
Z Axis 400 mm
Max. workpiece width 700 mm
Y Axis 350 mm
Max. workpiece length 1200 mm
Max. workpiece weight 1500 kg

Mitsubishi FX20 EDM Wire Cutting Machine

Year: 1998

X Axis 500 mm
Z Axis 300 mm
Max. workpiece width 840 mm
Y Axis 350 mm
Max. workpiece length 1070 mm
Max. workpiece weight 800 kg

Charmilles Robofil 690 Wire Cutting Machine

Year: 2006

X Axis 800 mm
Z Axis 400 mm
Max. workpiece width 1000 mm
Y Axis 600 mm
Max. workpiece length 1380 mm
Max. workpiece weight 2000 kg

Mitsubishi FX20K Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2000

X Axis 500 mm
Z Axis 300 mm
Max. workpiece width 800 mm
Y Axis 350 mm
Max. workpiece length 1050 mm
Max. workpiece weight 800 kg

Used GF / AGIE / CHARMILLES P350 Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2021

X Axis 350 mm
Z Axis 220 mm
Max. workpiece width 550 mm
Y Axis 220 mm
Max. workpiece length 1000 mm
Max. workpiece weight 750 kg

Makino EU 64 Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2007

X Axis 600 mm
Z Axis 260 mm
Max. workpiece width 650 mm
Y Axis 400 mm
Max. workpiece length 940 mm
Max. workpiece weight 1500 kg

Hitachi 254Y Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2004

X Axis 410 mm
Z Axis 210 mm
Max. workpiece width 520 mm
Y Axis 260 mm
Max. workpiece length 680 mm
Max. workpiece weight 410 kg

Mitsubishi FX 20 Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 1999

X Axis 500 mm
Z Axis 300 mm
Max. workpiece width 800 mm
Y Axis 350 mm
Max. workpiece length 1050 mm
Max. workpiece weight 800 kg

AGIE Agiecut Classic 2S Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2000

X Axis 350 mm
Z Axis 250 mm
Max. workpiece width 450 mm
Y Axis 250 mm
Max. workpiece length 700 mm
Max. workpiece weight 250 kg

Fanuc ALPAHA 1iA Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2001

X Axis 520 mm
Z Axis 300 mm
CNC Type FANUC
Y Axis 370 mm
Max. workpiece weight 1000 kg
Automatic Wire Feeding Yes

FANUC ALPHA 1iA Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2000

X Axis 52 mm
Z Axis 400 mm
Max. workpiece width 730 mm
Y Axis 370 mm
Max. workpiece length 790 mm
Max. workpiece weight 1000 kg

Agie Agiecut Progress V 3 Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2007

X Axis 500 mm
Z Axis 426 mm
Max. workpiece width 650 mm
Y Axis 350 mm
Max. workpiece length 1050 mm
Max. workpiece weight 800 kg

CHARMILLES ROBOFIL 390 Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2002

X Axis 400 mm
Z Axis 250 mm
Max. workpiece width 730 mm
Y Axis 300 mm
Max. workpiece length 980 mm
Max. workpiece weight 1000 kg

Completely cleaned, refurbished and 100% operational Charmilles CUT 200- 2013 Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2013

X Axis 350 mm
Z Axis 220 mm
Max. workpiece width 550 mm
Y Axis 220 mm
Max. workpiece length 1000 mm
Max. workpiece weight 750 kg

Hitachi 254Y Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2003

X Axis 400 mm
Z Axis 210 mm
Max. workpiece width 400 mm
Y Axis 250 mm
Max. workpiece length 600 mm
Max. workpiece weight 400 kg

Charmilles Roboform 550 Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2006

X Axis 600 mm
Z Axis 450 mm
Max. workpiece width 850 mm
Y Axis 400 mm
Max. workpiece length 1200 mm
Max. workpiece weight 1600 kg

Agie AGIECUT 200 Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 1986

X Axis 400 mm
Z Axis 262 mm
Max. workpiece width 580 mm
Y Axis 250 mm
Max. workpiece length 860 mm
Max. workpiece weight 850 kg

Fanuc ROBOCUT ALPHA-1iB Wire cutting edm machine

Year: 2002

X Axis 550 mm
Z Axis 310 mm
CNC Type FANUC 180 iS-W
Y Axis 370 mm
Max. workpiece weight 1000 kg


Electrical discharge machining

The abbreviation EDM stands for Electrical discharge machining and is also known as spark machining or wire burning. EDM represents a production process where the final shape of the product is obtained with electrical sparks. EDM wire cutting machines belong to the category of Metalworking machine tools. Current is repeteadly discharged between the two electrodes causing and this is how excessive material is removed from the workpiece. What's peculiar, material and the tool itself are not supposed to be in contact. There is always a tiny gap between them assuring the successful performance. Increasing the voltage between the two electrodes results in the increase of the intensity of electric field which finally becomes greater than the strength of the liquid dielectric.

Wire-cut EDM - Working principle

In EDM wire-cutting machines, a thin single-strand metal wire (usually made of brass) is fed through the workpiece, submerged in a tank of dielectric fluid. The wire itself is held between two diamond guides: one upper guide and one lower. Those guides are usually CNC controlled and can move on a x-y axis. Typically, deionized water is used as the dielectric fluid. Dielectric fluid (water) has the main function to control resistivity and also flush the excessive material from the cutting zone.

Area of use

Machining method of electrical discharge machining is mainly used for working with hard metals which are normally difficult to machine using traditional methods. EDM works best with electrically conductive materials and can cut desired shapes in steel without any pre-heating to soften it. Electrical discharge wire cutting usually stands in one line with other non-conventional metalworking methods allowing to remove material without close contact with the surface, like water jet cutting or laser cutting. Wire-cut EDM is used to cut plates of maximum thickness up to 300 mm.

Main advantages

Advantages of EDM wire cutting machines include:
  • Machining of especially hard metals without any prior preparation to soften the material
  • With EDM wire-cut machines you can machine very small workpieces
  • Produce complex shapes which otherwise are impossible to achieve with any other traditional cutting tool
  • No direct contact between the work tool and material. Hence, delicate materials can be machines without perceivable distortion
  • Production of very fine cavities and holes

Application

Production of prototypes

Prototype making is the most common area where EDM wire-cutting is usually used. Prototype and production parts in automotive, electronic and even aerospace industries would be impossible without EDM machining.

Drilling of small holes

Wire-cut EDM machines allow to make a small hole in a workpiece in through which to thread the wire for the wire-cut EDM operation. A separate EDM head specifically for small hole drilling is mounted on a wire-cut machine and allows large hardened plates to have finished parts eroded from them as needed and without pre-drilling.

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Main manufacturers

  1. Agie Charmilles. Swiss manufacturer of metalworking machines specializing in EDM solutions.
  2. Fanuc. Japanese manufacturer and world famous metal machines brand.
  3. Makino. Global leader in metal-cutting and manufacturing technology, with industry-leading wire-cutting EDM and Ram EDM as well as machining centers.