Makino Offers Next-Gen EDGE-Series to Support General Precision Machining Applications in North America

MASON, Ohio – November 14, 2017 – Makino is pleased to present its next-generation EDGE-Series machines, the EDGE2 and EDGE3, to the U.S. manufacturing market. Built for general precision machining applications, both electrical discharge machines (EDM) provide accurate and reliable performance for standard die/mold components or contract manufacturing with a space-saving design for shop floors of any size.
 
“We’ve seen a re-emerging demand for general-purpose sinker EDM machines in today’s market,” said Brian Pfluger, EDM product line manager at Makino Inc. “There are many shops that require advanced sinker EDM operations that are having difficulty in achieving productivity targets due to a workforce skills gap. Therefore, we wanted to support manufacturers with user-friendly sinker EDMs that provide versatile, high-performance machining with dependable reliability at a competitive value.”
 
The EDGE-Series sinker EDMs feature an integral rise-and-fall work tank designed with excellent unobstructed access to the work zone for setups, which greatly improves visibility to monitor the machining processes. The machines include an eight-station automatic tool-changer (ATC) to extend unattended operation, and fully support robotic automation for greater unattended operations. The machines are equipped with critical safety features, such as flame sensor and fire extinguisher systems, that are integrated and monitored by the machine control. The footprint and work-tank specifications for the EDGE2 and EDGE3 are highlighted below.
 

  EDGE2 EDGE3
Footprint 1,750mm x 1,770mm x 2,300mm
(69" x 70" x 91", respectively)
1,950mm x 2,100mm x 2,300mm
(77" x 83" x 92", respectively)
Work Tank
(L x W x H)
650mm x 450mm x 300mm
(25.6" x 17.7" x 11.8", respectively)
800mm x 550mm x 350mm
(31.5" x 21.7" x 13.8", respectively)
 
The EDGE2 and EDGE3 are configured with a variety of productive, adaptive EDM technologies to efficiently handle virtually any task while reducing machining time:
 
- SuperSpark4 dynamically optimizes the power discharge levels and jump cycles to reduce machining time up to 50 percent.
- Intelligent Expert System (IES) has advanced adaptive power to automatically stabilize EDM processes and enhance accuracy.
- MGH6 Control features a 15-inch touch-screen control system and simplified programming using the Makino Program Generator (MPG) function.
 
For additional information and specifications on the EDGE2 and EDGE3, please visit www.makino.com.
 
About Makino
A world leader in advanced CNC machining centers, Makino is committed to providing high-performance, leading-edge machining technologies and innovative engineered process solutions that enable manufacturers to focus on making what matters. Makino offers a wide range of high-precision metal-cutting and EDM machinery, including horizontal machining centersvertical machining centers5-axis machining centersgraphite machining centers, and wire and sinker EDMs.
 
Makino’s flexible automation solutions provide reduced labor costs and increased throughput in a variety of production volumes and designs. Makino’s engineering services offers industry-leading expertise for even the most challenging applications across all industries. For more information, call 1-800-552-3288 or visit makino.com.
 
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EDGE3 Image: JPG
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