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Improved Response Time on Fast Hole EDM Machines

Model FH40-fast hole EDM with REALTIME

Beaumont Machine has updated its core fast-hole EDM machine, the FH40, with added features, including a faster response time.

According to company President Ed Beaumont, "Fast-hole EDM has changed in the past five years from primarily producing cooling holes to including requirements for shapes and diffusers. The additional need for a lower recast and virtually no microcracking has become the standard in aerospace. As a result, Beaumont Machine has been working on answers for our customers, focusing on the ability to work REALTIME with our power supply to control interconnection and closed-loop features. Doing so aids in delivering a better overall quality for our process. Other features that improve with the REALTIME process, such as micro-pulse technology, breakthrough hole-start technology and blind hole drilling, all benefit from this better interconnection between the power supply and control."

This new design has been incorporated into the company's mainstay fast hole machine, the FH40. Additional features of this machine include:

  • Offsite diagnostics via analog or digital inputs
  • 16 axes capability
  • Rotary table accuracy: 3 to 5 arc seconds
  • Axis accuracy and squareness: .0004"
  • Repeatability: .0002"
  • Electrode capability 24"
  • Electrode diameter: .012" to .25"
  • Rapid speed: 400 IPM XYZ, 200 IPM W
  • Drive resolution: absolute encoders
  • Spindle speed: 3,000 RPM
  • XYZ axis travel in X: up to 60"
  • Output: 65 amps continuous
  • Amperage settings: 1 amp increments
  • Capacitance range: 0 - 8.95
  • Filtration system: 150 gallon DI system
  • Siemens Sinumerik 840D CNC
  • FANUC 31i.

For more information contact:

Ed Beaumont, President

Beaumont Machine

4001 Borman Drive

Batavia, OH 45103


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