Shops needing an efficient, reliable way to cut and create the variety of tools they need should consider high-performance CNC EDMs from KAAST Machine Tools Inc. (Aldan, PA), which offers W-EDM wire sinkers, S-EDM and Z-EDM sinker eroding machines that come complete with water bath and can copy, turn, flip, scale, and rotate the working material to create a steady stream of tools/dies. Manufactured in Taiwan and distributed throughout the U.S., W-EDM S CNC machines provide great surface quality combined with modern cutting technology to keep production effective and efficient. They offer automatic corner control functions for high geometric accuracy during production and automatic monitoring of the wire tension to ensure that tools are created quickly, without sacrificing precision. They utilize a powerful 64-bit CNC controller with 2D/3D graphics and six-axis machining for the most complex forms possible required for production. Production time is saved using the automatic wire threading (AWT) option. The high-quality AWT (copper wire Ø 0.006 in to 0.012 in with a waterjet of Ø 0.04 in) makes manufacturing simple and effective.
S-EDM machines provide effective sink eroding with powerful flushing of the working area. Their FC35- quality cast iron machine frame and reinforced worktable enable high-precision machining of heavy workpieces, while the integrated database allows for quick retrieval of all data and cutting parameters for various materials. This CNC sinker EDM series provides users the opportunity to access and edit technical parameters during the erosion process, as well as program during active use. Most convenient, all S-EDM models are available as ZNC versions, meaning each Z-EDM machine comes with a controlled Z-axis.
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Combilift and Author Join Forces on New Kids’ Book
Award-winning Combilift and award-winning author, Emer Conlon, have produced a children’s storybook that features forklift heroes and teaches important values. The ‘combi-nation’ has the added benefit of educating young kids and their parents about the company’s equipment and the material handling industry.