Next-Gen Solutions Ona’s new die-sinking EDM range

From Ahlam Rais

Spain – Ona has recently introduced Ona Iris, its latest die-sinking EDM range. The new range is capable of integrating digital tools and also offers a powerful graphics engine along with a 100 % digital, configurable, and programmable generator. It claims to be the first CNC in the market to provide its users with real execution of a die-sinking EDM job in 3D.

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Ona Iris offers digital tools which focus on improvements in terms of data download and transfer, external connections, security, integration with other software, and remote process management.
Ona Iris offers digital tools which focus on improvements in terms of data download and transfer, external connections, security, integration with other software, and remote process management.
(Source: Ona)

Ona has recently launched its new die-sinking EDM range – Ona Iris. Three key aspects make the Ona Iris the company’s most advanced machine to date; an unprecedented integration of digital tools, its powerful graphics engine together with an easy-to-use touch screen, and its 100 % digital, configurable, and programmable generator.

Ona Iris offers digital tools designed to improve one’s experience and multiply one’s possibilities as a user. Its tools include improvements in terms of data download and transfer, external connections, security, integration with other software, and remote process management.

IoT ready, it has the ability to communicate with other devices and platforms that meet Industry 4.0 standards. It also offers different standard M2M connection options and has the ability to monitor locally.

The CNC incorporates a supervisory and control server that can provide external clients with data and services via XML.

In addition, the Ona Iris can integrate its Security Pack; a system that allows for the creation of an administrator, the configuration of different profiles, limiting the modification or deletion of files, as well as blocking external access or logging machine work and run times. All with the goal of safely and simply managing all of one’s project’s sensitive information.

The solution will help one to easily and safely administrate one’s processes, even remotely. With the new range, you will have absolute control over the project and will be able to ensure that what you see is what you get in a simple, intuitive, and practical way, states the company. Thanks to its powerful graphics engine, you will be able to simulate processes before executing them, verify results, and change the configuration as necessary, all while the machine is in full production of another job, adds the firm.

Its large touch screen also allows for use in tablet mode and, together with a user-friendly interface and digital JOBS manager, one’s project management experience will be significantly improved.

Ona Iris has the first CNC on the market that visualises the real execution of a die-sinking EDM job in 3D. The CNC imports the 3D models of the part and the electrodes, and the 3D graphics engine represents the execution.

It allows the programme to be simulated in 3D, checking the machining position for each electrode without the need to execute programmes in anti-collision with real movement. While the machine is working, the CNC allows a new job to be simulated in 3D before it is executed.

Tasks that can be executed simultaneously:

  • Remote execution of a CAD/CAM (VNC client in the Ona Iris CNC)
  • 3D simulation of a job to be executed
  • 3D rendering of the execution in progress

The Ona Iris CNC also displays 3D models of parts and electrodes in a wide variety of file formats (STEP, IGES, VRML, BREP, etc.).

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