GF AgieCharmilles Introduces FORM 200 mS with RTCJuly 1, 2012
GF AgieCharmilles' new FORM 200 mS with rotary tool changer (RTC) is designed to improve die-sinking electric discharge machining by bringing precise geometric quality and increased lights-out operation to micro machining and other applications, the company said.
GF AgieCharmilles designed the FORM 200 mS for optimizing all aspects of micro machining, including molds for integrated circuits, cavities for light-emitting diodes and detailed connector forms. When combined with the modular 16-to 160-position RTC, the machine is designed to further increase flexibility and speed for micro component production processes, said the company.
In addition to standard machining capabilities, the FORM 200 mS is designed to offer a high degree of autonomy through an easy-to-use interface with functions dedicated specifically to micro machining.
With its MicroTEC discharge circuit, the FORM 200 mS is capable of power modulation as well as maximizing material removal while accommodating undersize (<20 m) electrodes. And, whether controlling spark energy according to electrode shape or performing real-time spark analysis, the FORM 200 mS provides around-the-clock monitoring and process optimization.
"The FORM 200 mS also incorporates GF AgieCharmilles' iQ technology, which is intended to further increase efficiency and productivity by significantly reducing electrode wear at faster machining speeds than other low-wear application settings. The technology practically eliminates wear by building a protective layer onto graphite electrodes, maintaining their edges and detail capabilities throughout the entire burn," said a company spokesperson. "The technology is especially beneficial for electrodes producing the same cavity shape multiple times."
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