EMO 2017 OPS-Ingersoll achieves a new level of precision machining with thermal stability
OPS-Ingersoll presents the latest generation of its EDM machines at EMO Hannover. The Eagle G5 Precision allows for higher precision thanks to thermal stability.
OPS-Ingersoll's latest generation of EDM machines comes with a new layout. While the dimensions remained the same, the Eagle G5 Precision offers new features to manufacturers.
The main change compared to other EDM machines by OPS-Ingersoll is the closed design. While other machines have a partial cover only for safety reasons, OPS-Ingersoll has made use of the advantages of a fully covered machine.
Temperature changes in and outside the machine influence the machining process and material. In high-precision machining this can lead to problematic discrepencies. To reduce the influence of temperature changes outside the machine, OPS-Ingersoll has equipped the Eagle G5 Precision with a transparent cover. According to the company, this makes a deviation of less than 5 µm possible. Another advantage of the Eagle G5 Precision is the reduced electrode wear for surfaces between VDI 30 and VDI 16. According to OPS-Ingersoll, the electrode wear can reach as low as 50 % compared to common values.
Additional features of the machine include a new programming software and hand pilot for increased user-friendliness. “We produce finest, homogeneous and even dull shining surfaces, which could never be realised with graphite before,” says Dr. Max Schwade, technical manager of OPS-Ingersoll.
OPS-Ingersoll Funkenerosion GmbH, www.ops-ingersoll.de, Hall 12, Booth D59