Wire-Cut EDM construction
EXCETEK Wire-Cut EDM construction solutions and features
Rigid and durable construction
Monobloc Meehanite cast iron elements designed using Finite Element Methods (FEM) provide exceptional damping properties and exceptional machining rigidity. To ensure thermal stability, rib location has been designed using Finite Element Analysis, assuring optimised structural rigidity.
All bearing construction parts made of Meehanite cast iron with low thermal expansion properties.
To ensure thermal balance, rib location is designed by Finite Element Analysis (FEA) assuring an optimized rigid structure.
The lower arm of all Excetek Wire-Cut EDMs is water-cooled by the temperature controlled water from the water tank. This feature prevents thermal expansion of the arm caused by heat build-up in the process of EDM wire-cutting and improves the final accuracy of machined parts.
Reliability and Longivity
Hand scraping of all contacting surfaces of cast iron bearing parts
At Excetek plant the process used after milling of all contacting surfaces of Meehanite cast iron bearing parts of all Excetek produced machine-tools is not GRINDING but SCRAPING!
The traditional technology of hand-scraping is imperative to create a long-life machine-tool with longevous precision.
Scraping is for the longevity. It is for long term reliability of the structure and machine-tool accuracy. This is the basis of accuracy!
If you want to have a LONG-TERM machine with many years of accuracy, then SCRAPING is MANDATORY!
- Only SCRAPING eliminates waveness that inevitably arises on surfaces as a collateral result of milling.milling.
- Only SCRAPING eradicates microcracks, burnings, internal stresses and eliminates charging (impregnation) of surfaces with microabrasives.
- Only SCRAPING can make it possible to build machine-tools with long-life accuracy,accuracy , lasting for decades.
The cryogenically treated C1 grade ball screws
(In all ball-screw drive Excetek EDMs)
Micron level precis ion is achieved through the selection of class leading machine motion elements. The cryogenically treated C1 grade ball screws are driven by high resolution AC servomotors.
The linear guide ways are positioned widely apart to provide stable support of moving parts for maximum accuracy.
Precision cooler for temperature control of dielectric fluid (deionized water)
New precision water cooler that maintains the temperature of the machining liquid (water) with an accuracy of ± 0,2 ° C
Standard accessory for the Wire-Cut EDMs of G Plus series (example V500G Plus) and NP (example NP400L)
Improves accuracy in time of the entire long process of wire-cut EDMing. New precision cooler that regulates (controls temperature) of the water for cutting as well as cools the lower arm of the machine-tool.