Heavy-Duty Die Sinker EDM for High Accuracy Machining

The Accutex DS-550CM Die Sinker EDM from Absolute Machine Tools includes a built-in C axis with 360 deg indexing, an automatic electrode changer, dielectric cooler, and custom tooling package.

AccuteX EDM, a division of Absolute Machine Tools, Inc. (Mason, OH) recently introduced its rigid DS-550CM Die Sinker EDM. Its X,Y, Z working capacity is 20 in x 16 in x 14 in. The work table size is 32 in x 18 in. Maximum workpiece size is 47 in x 27 in x 17 in, and this machine can accommodate workpiece weights up to 2,970 lb.

Accutex designed the EDM using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to ensure high accuracy machining. Further contributing to its rigidity is a heavily ribbed, high-grade Meehanite casting. Premium grade components, such as precise drive system, linear bearings, Class 5 pre-tensioned fine finish ballscrews, and high resolution servo motors are used, along with roller type linear guideways, and optical scales.

Options for the DS-550 for greater flexibility include a built-in C axis with 360 deg indexing, an automatic electrode changer, dielectric cooler, and custom tooling package. Customers can perform 3-axis machining in 6 directions, multi-cavity, circular, square and any angle orbiting, internal/external spherical, and 45 deg corner machining.

Further, the EDM can do 3-axis linear machining, 2-axis arc machining, and offers helical machining electrode compensation. The Accutex control’s 15 in industrial-grade LCD monitor is easy to read and in full color. Its software supports dialogue options for simple, straight-forward programming and operation.



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