ONA Spanish supplier introduces premium wire EDM machines
Spain – Now available from the exclusive UK and Eire agent, Warwick Machine Tools, the new range of ONA AV wire EDM machines is part of the Spanish company’s strategic plan to improve current product competitiveness with the introduction of high performance ‘Premium’ machines that was initially established with the recent launch of the highly capable QX die sink CNC EDM range.
A comprehensive range of ONA AV models are available. The compact ONA AV25 model with axis travels of 400 x 300 x 250 mm in X, Y and Z respectively, and the larger ONA AV35 model with travels of 600 mm in X, and 400 mm in Y and Z. Both models feature U-V travels of 120 by 120 mm. Designed to be extraordinarily compact the new machine layout reduced installed floorspace by around 20% compared to existing models of similar dimensions, the company says. Using a modular design concept, the large-scale AV machines are designed for wire cutting bulky components.
The range starts with the impressively quick ONA AV60, with cutting speeds up to 450 mm2/min. It has axis travels of 800 mm in X and 600 mm in Y, while the Z-axis can be specified as 500, 600, 700 or 800 mm to accommodate the workpiece that can weigh up to an impressive 5 t, ONA says. Next up is the AV80, able to take the same weight on the worktable it extends the axes to 1,000 mm in X, 600, 800 or 1,000 mm in Y with the same Z-axis range options as the AV60.
Both the AV100 and AV130 can accept loads up to 10,000 kg on the worktable. The AV100 has travels of 1,500 mm in X, 1,000 or 1,300 mm in Y and 600, 700 or 800 mm in Z. Extending the X-axis to 2,000 mm the other two axes of the AV130 are available with the same optional travels as the AV100.
For ease of operation ONA has developed a new CNC with CAD/CAM for the AV range that exceeds the demands of most programmer, ONA says, and at the same time offers a simple, user-friendly interface. The CNC makes it possible to control up to eight axes simultaneously, has CAD/CAM incorporated and boasts a 23'' touchscreen monitor. A 3D viewer displays the workpiece, the cutting position and wire path, while 3D set up with optional touch probing is also supported.