Makino SP43 featuring HEAT on Display at EASTEC

SP43 with HEAT cuts 18 to 44 percent faster

AUBURN HILLS, MI – April 2007 – Makino will feature an SP43 wire EDM machine with HEAT (High Energy Applied Technology) at EASTEC in booth 1533 May 22 - May 24, 2007 in Springfield, Massachusetts. HEAT is a new advancement from Makino in Wire EDM Technology that dramatically reduces cutting times in poor flushing conditions while maintaining exceptional part straightness.

HEAT smokes the Wire EDM competition, cutting parts 18 to 44 percent faster while holding tolerances of straightness to 0.0005 inch (T.I.R.) with one pass and 0.0002 inch (T.I.R.) with two passes. These results are being achieved in real world applications, including poor flushing conditions, non-sealed nozzle applications, uneven surface thickness and through holes, as well as parts up to six inches tall. To learn more about heat, visit www.Makino.com/HEAT.

“We’re excited to be a part of EASTEC,” said Mark Rentschler, Makino’s marketing manager. “To further demonstrate our technology, we’ll also be presenting seminars and demonstrating additional technologies at ABLE Machine Tool Sales Open House down the street during the show.” Makino will be presenting a seminar entitled “Multi-Task Milling and Grinding on Horizontals” and demonstrating the a61-5XR 5-axis horizontal machining center and S56 high speed vertical machining center and a51 horizontal machining center at the Open House in Agawam, Massachusetts. For more info on ABLE Machine Tool Sales Open House, visit www.ablemachinetoolsales.com.

SP43
Makino’s SP43 wire EDM machine provides advanced features for numerous market segments in the general wire EDM arena, including general part manufacturing, aerospace and medical applications looking to drive out operational costs. The extremely fast part-processing speed of the SP43 provides the advantages of production wire-cutting machines capable of holding extremely tight tolerances.

The SP43 features Makino’s state-of-the-art wire EDM technologies, including WireWIZARD™ CNC control system and new EZ-Cut™ advanced machining technology. The large 15-inch touch screen user interface and its advanced functionality make the WireWIZARD system not only powerful but exceptionally simple to use.

Makino’s WireWIZARD Technology
WireWIZARD (MGW-S) powered by Windows® CE provides optimum reliability in an easy-to-use, operator friendly control system. The software has three main graphical components designed for maximum throughput—programming, set-up and run—which provide the basic needs for any application.

It uses this logical approach by actually prompting the operator through the process. This simplistic operation makes the learning curve of the software negligible, providing an easy transition for any operator.

Makino’s state-of-the-art WireWIZARD cutting technology provides superior performance and surface integrity without sacrificing speed, allowing for up to 30 percent faster processing speeds over other EDM technologies. The machine features improve overall machine throughput and precision.

Lower Consumable and Maintenance Costs
Lower wire feedrates dramatically reduce wire consumption without effecting machine accuracy or performance, a huge improvement over so-called “economy” modes of operation.

Makino’s patented automatic wire threading (AWT) and unique V-type wire guide reduce the overall cost of ownership by dramatically reducing maintenance downtime. As an example, the wire guides can be cleaned without disassembly or the added time required to realign the wire vertical to machine travel.

A solid workhorse, with the ability to handle a large workpieces of 1,760 pounds (800 kg), and a massive machine structure that weighs 8,500 pounds (3,856 kg). This machine offers the ability to use wire diameters from 0.004 to 0.012 inches. Machine travels of 17.7 x 11.8 x 12.6 inches with a large workpiece capacity make the SP43 ideal for a variety of applications.

About Makino
A world leader in advanced CNC machining centers, Makino provides a wide range of high-precision metal-cutting and EDM machinery, including horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, 5-axis machining centers, graphite machining centers, and wire and Ram EDMs. Our flexible automation solutions provide reduced labor costs and increased throughput in a variety of production volumes and designs. With Makino engineering services, we offer industry leading expertise for even the most challenging applications across all industries. For more information call 1.800.552.3288, or visit www.makino.com.

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