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Sodick debuts large drop-tank EDM unit

Issue: January 2019

ALN800G Sodick launched what it says is the world’s largest drop-tank wire electrical discharge machining unit. It is especially useful for creating large molds.

What’s new? The ALN800G, which made its debut at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in September.

Benefits Precision and ease of access. The EDM’s linear motor drive system helps it maintain tolerances of about 3 micrometers for positioning and 1 micrometer for repeatability. Its three-sided drop tank makes it easy to use a crane for setup, eliminating many of the headaches associated with this heavy work.

Sodick Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., 847-310-9000, www.sodick.com