Claiming the smallest footprint on the market, the machine boasts several design and performance features that will enhance a customer’s competitive advantage.
A sturdy C-axis construction, cross-table and cast iron frame offer high stability and force reduction, which helps maintain a precise spark gap between the part and the electrode.
Regardless of part weight or dielectric volume, the machine delivers consistent accuracy. Integrated glass scales preserve long-term accuracy and repeatability, eliminating the need for recalibration and errors associated with traditional ballscrew systems that suffer backlash and wear.
The latest-generation Intelligent Speed Power Generator (ISPG) on the FORM E 350 delivers superior surface finishes and high accuracies, and helps overcome common EDM issues and challenges, such as excessive and costly electrode wear by up to 25%. The ISPG generator also improves machining speeds by up to 40% and reduces corner wear by 50%.
Designed for high efficiency, the machine features a programmable dielectric management system with a 270 l capacity integrated inside the machine's cabinet. This system fills and empties the work tank without human intervention to keep the machine in production - and is easy to access for routine maintenance.
The machine is equipped with the user-friendly AC FORM HMI (human machine interface) that is based on a standard Windows platform and offers interactive graphical assistance so that all operations, such as measurement and machining cycles, are illustrated by graphics/icons for fast operator understanding and ease of use. It provides simple descriptions of machining targets, automatic selection of optimal technologies and dynamic parameters adaption.
With X/Y/Z travels of 350/250 /250 mm, the FORM E 350 handles workpieces up to 800 by 500 by 265 mm. It also has a four-position linear toolchanger for increased productivity and versatility.
The FORM E 350 is automation ready and can easily be integrated with the System 3R WorkPartner 1+ robot (for example) to facilitate unattended night and weekend operation.
As with all advanced AgieCharmilles EDM machines, the FORM E350 can be linked to GF Machining Solutions’ rConnect modular digital services that includes Live Remote Assistance (LRA) and predictive monitoring and maintenance: all designed to increase machine uptime.