Sodick Precision Wire-Cut Electric Discharge Machines
More than 50 000 Sodick Flat Linear Motor EDM in operation throughout the World
Sodick is committed to ongoing research and development of advanced EDMs, focusing on achieving exceptional accuracy, speed, and versatility in machining. Sodick philosophy revolves around delivering top-quality products to customers.
Sodick new VL series Wire-Cut EDMs
Affordable electric discharge machines with flat (planar) linear motors (LM) and ceramic work-zone.
The ultra-compact new generation water-cooled generator Sodick WS.
Avant-garde technical solutions in the new LN2W series generator have improved the cutting accuracy of hard materials, such as polycrystalline diamonds and cubic boron nitride, as well as stepped parts of different thicknesses.
Sodick VL-series Wire-Cut EDM features:
- LN2W series power supply unit capable of high-speed, high-precision and high-efficiency machining
- X Y U V axis rigid FLAT Linear Motors
- X Y U V axis absolute linear scales 10 nano (0,01 micron) Heidenhain. Absolute scales eliminate the need for referencing and ensure total positional control at all times thus reducing set up time.
- Upgraded linear motor controller SI-Link SMC (Sodick Motion Controller). Hi-response gap correction rate of up to 500 times per sec
- 1Gb/sec communication technology “Perfect Active Control” making use of a modern in-house designed NC system running on Windows OS
- SVGA color display 15″
- Improved ease of operation
- Heart NC software (automatic programmming in CNC)
- New Hi-Speed AWT Fixed Jet with POP-up function
- Corner Control FTII.
- Round guides for upper and lower heads for further improvement of accuracy especially at taper cutting
- Wire tension servo
- Energy saving generator
- Ceramic work zone
- Enlarged Work Tank
- 18 liter deionizer
- Built-in AVR
- Record-breaking small or negligable modified surface layer (confirmed by laboratory studies)!
- Taper flex 45 NEO (for taper cutting up to 45°)
- Jumbo Wire Feeder
- L-Cut (Wire chopper)
- WS4P and bigger WS5P rotary table (indexing or simultaneous movement)
Sodick is a well-known company in the field of electrical discharge machining (EDM). Sodick have indeed maintained a strong focus on research and development to improve company’s EDM technology. Sodick’s philosophy revolves around achieving the utmost precision, productivity, and versatility in machining processes. By prioritizing these factors, Sodick aim to deliver high-quality products that meet the needs of their customers.
EDM is a manufacturing process that utilizes electrical discharges to remove material from a workpiece. It is widely used in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, and mold-making, among others. Sodick’s commitment to advancing EDM technology demonstrates their dedication to staying at the forefront of the industry.
Through continuous research and development, Sodick strives to enhance the accuracy of their machines. This involves refining the control systems and incorporating innovative features to ensure precise and consistent machining results. Achieving high accuracy is crucial, especially when working with intricate or complex geometries.
Productivity is another critical aspect addressed by Sodick’s development efforts. By optimizing machine performance, improving discharge power, and minimizing non-cutting time, Sodick aims to boost productivity and reduce overall machining time. This allows their customers to meet demanding production schedules and improve operational efficiency.
Furthermore, Sodick emphasizes the versatility of their EDM machines. They aim to offer a wide range of capabilities and features to accommodate various machining requirements. This includes the ability to work with different materials, sizes, and shapes, allowing for greater flexibility in manufacturing processes. Sodick understands that each customer may have unique needs, and they strive to provide solutions that cater to those diverse demands.
In summary, Sodick’s commitment to continuous research and development in EDM technology showcases their dedication to delivering high-quality products to customers. By focusing on accuracy, speed, and versatility, they aim to meet the ever-evolving demands of the manufacturing industry.
- Ceramic Work-Zone. Improvement in geometric accuracy by 3-4 times in comparison with metal-plastic working areas of non-Sodick EDMs.
Sodick ceramics thermal expansion is merely
Complete galvanic (electric) isolation of the Work-zone.
- Hand scraped contacting bearing surfaces of meehanite cast iron parts
- All bearing construction parts of low thermal expansion meehanite cast iron (11×10-6/°С)
- Extra wide machine bed – superb horizontality at the extremes of travels
- THK SSR guideways (caged ball technology) designed for use primarily in precision measuring machines. The guideways can withstand movements 100 times more than the distance from the Earth to the Moon and back.
XY axis travel
400 × 300 mm
600 × 400 mm
600 × 400 mm
Z axis travel
UV axis travel
90 × 90 mm
Taper angle (t=130mm)
±25° (±45° = option)
Work tank dimensions (W x D)
860 × 690 mm
1040 × 780 mm
1040 × 780 mm
Max workpiece weight
Distance from floor to table top
Wire electrode diameter ∅
|0,1 ∼ 0,3 mm|
3 ∼ 23 Н
Wire feed rate
Wire reel weight
8 kg (up to 50 kg with Jumbo Wire Feeder – OPTION)
Machine dimensions (W x D x H)
2020 × 2310 × 1990 mm
2620 × 2605 × 2080 mm
3020 × 2605 × 2540 mm
Machine installation dimensions
2700 × 3080 mm
3320 × 3365 mm
3700 × 3395 mm
|3140 kg||3450 kg|
|Air supply||0,5 MPa, 30 l/min|
|Input power||3-∅, 50/60 Hz, 11 kVA|
|External dimensions (W x D x H)||750 × 2200 × 1800 mm||960 × 2400 × 1810 mm||1360 × 2430 × 1810 mm|
|Weight||380 kg||420 kg||740 kg|
|Capacity (deionized water)||590 l||890 l||1320 l|
|Filtering system||2 replaceable paper filters (internal pressure) SHF-25E or similar|