EMO 2017 OPS-Ingersoll achieves a new level of precision machining with thermal stability

Editor: Rosemarie Stahl

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.

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Head of Development EDM at OPS-Ingersoll, Max Schwade, and the latest generation of EDM machines, the Eagle Precision G5.
Head of Development EDM at OPS-Ingersoll, Max Schwade, and the latest generation of EDM machines, the Eagle Precision G5.
(Photo: Rosemarie Stahl)

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.

OPS Ingersoll shines at EMO with precise results of EDM machining with its Eagle G5 Precision.
OPS Ingersoll shines at EMO with precise results of EDM machining with its Eagle G5 Precision.
(Photo: Stahl)

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

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