The DUO43 has a reworked and expanded set of technologies to cover a wide range of general and specialized applications. New high-speed settings combine the previous 1.2 and 1.6 high-speed settings into one table, eliminating confusion as to what technology to use in a given application. New high-wire tension technology has been developed for better shape accuracy, especially in corner geometry, and for 0.010-inch and 0.012-inch-diameter wires there will be a broader selection of settings for workpiece thicknesses up to 12 inches. There are two new technology sets for .012-inch-diameter wire, one for economy and one for precision. The .012-inch economy set allows the speed available from .012-inch wire combined with the low wire consumption of .010-inch wire technology. The new .012-inch precision technology will allow reduced cycle times in rough cutting, without a loss of accuracy or finish. Proven WireWIZARD™ technologies such as BellyWIZARD™, SurfaceWIZARD™ and H.E.A.T. are incorporated into these new and improved technology libraries.
The DUO43 has been designed for easier and faster construction and installation, and has a 20 percent smaller footprint than its predecessor. Besides conserving shop floor space, the DUO43 is built into a single platform for the machine tool, clean and dirty tanks, and electronics. The only items not built into the single platform are the used wire bin, the chiller and the D.I. resin bottle. The chiller is smaller than previous models and provides increased chilling capacity with tighter temperature control. Even though the DUO43 has a smaller footprint than its predecessor, the axis strokes remain unchanged. Filters are contained in a separate cabinet on the machine, above the water tanks. With a pneumatic water purge system, unsubmerged filters and quick disconnects, changing filters on the DUO43 is quick, convenient and easy. Other convenience items include a water-level site glass on the dirty water tank, adjustable operator control panel with built-in USB port and 15-inch color LCD monitor, trackball mouse, air-operated access door, easily accessible grease ports for ballscrews, linear motion guides on all axes, and the most powerful remote LCD handbox available.
With improvements to the machine design and technology libraries, the DUO43 will provide an increase of 20 percent in overall machining capability compared to earlier machines. Positioning accuracy and repeatability are rated at ±0.00006 inches (full stroke) in a tool steel plate of 1.6-inch thickness. Roundness accuracy of ±0.0002 inches is achievable in a 1.6-inch-thick steel plate with a hole diameter of 0.8 inches. Shape precision is also rated at ±0.0002 inches in a 1.6-inch-thick steel plate. Optimum measured roughness of 18µinch Ra in steel and 15µinch Ra in tungsten carbide is achievable.
Ten-Year Ballscrew Warranty
Because Makino builds mechanical accuracy into every machine tool we offer, and we are so confident in our designs, the DUO43 has a 10-year or 20,000-hour warranty on X- and Y-axis ballscrews.
Makino’s Applications, Engineering and Field Service personnel work with customers to deliver an exceptional machine tool, with full sharekey and turnkey services designed to fulfill any customer needs, no matter how complex. Whether the need is for a simple rotary table interface or a complete package of automation interface, tooling, fixturing, programming and customized burn conditions, Makino will be able to install and support machines and processes for any WEDM need in any industry. Contact Makino for more information.