GF Machining Options Prepared for Trade 4.0, peek at groundbreaking EDM interface
/ Briggette Jaya
At EMO, GF Machining Options introduced its new Agie Charmilles Minimize P 550 Professional
wire-cutting EDM resolution with its new and easy-to-use interface. Guests acquired a more in-depth have a look at the machine, to be launched in mid-2020.
With the long run unfolding at excessive velocity, GF Machining Options’ merchandise have been evolving to a extra modular look. Guests of the corporate sales space at EMO have been among the many first to get a glimpse of the up to date aesthetics and the corporate’s newest machines. The design replace that now enhances the merchandise’ visible look took virtually two years. Among the many machines on present have been the Microlution ML-5, the DMP Flex 350, the Mikron Mill E 700 U, the Agie Charmilles Minimize AM 500 and the brand new Agie Charmilles Minimize P 550 Professional.
Some 64 years in the past, GF Machining Options launched the primary Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) resolution for industrial use at EMO Milan 1955.
Since then, the GF Division has been innovatively increasing its expertise portfolio whereas staying linked to purchasers the whole time. The final 20 years have seen milling, spindles, tooling and automation being added to the portfolio, whereas the final decade alone noticed laser texturing, laser micro-machining, additive manufacturing, software program and digitalisation options being built-in.
Because the fourth industrial revolution — Trade 4.0 — reshapes the way in which producers work, GF finds itself on the forefront with options to advance flexibility, productiveness, velocity and high quality.
Scheduled to be launched in mid-2020, the Agie Charmilles Minimize P 550 Professional with its new human-machine interface (HMI), was unveiled at EMO 2019. Many have been handled to an unique preview of how the intuitive, easy-to-use HMI interface brings a brand new degree of flexibility to machine programming. Excessive flexibility and ease of use are among the many advantages delivered by the machine’s new HMI.
An unprecedented advance
No matter whether or not machine operators are used to working with Imaginative and prescient interface or high-level purchasers are accustomed to ISO programming, the object-oriented HMI permits for prime productiveness, in response to GF.
- The user-friendly interface is simple for the operator to deal with and options enticing and easy-to-understand graphics that pave the way in which to machining success.
- It presents excessive flexibility, simplifying duties like stopping the machine, altering machining technique or altering a component.
- Processes grow to be logical with intuitive on-screen icons on the contact of a finger.
- Its ease of use ensures a low-learning curve, making it easy for novices, seasoned Imaginative and prescient customers and veteran ISO code programmes to make use of.
The Minimize P 550 Professional additionally featured the corporate’s new Spark Observe expertise on the present, which GF says is a wire-cutting EDM breakthrough in monitoring spark distribution alongside the wire.
Spark Observe expertise, with its state-of-the-art Clever Spark Safety System (ISPS) module, makes the wire EDM course of safer, environment friendly and straightforward to execute. The ISPS sensible system additionally allows customers to keep away from wire breakage, no matter machining situations, whereas growing efficiency, the corporate defined.