Fusion of Tradition and Innovation AL40G/AG60G

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It has been 20 years since Sodick, a pioneer in electrical discharge machines (EDM), launched the world's first electrical discharge machines to adopt a linear motor drive system.
Since then, we have shipped a cumulative total of more than 50,000 linear motor drive machines and they are known for their superiority around the world.
The AL40G and AL60G are a new generation of precision die-sinker EDM that are a fusion of linear motor control technology accumulated over 20 years, leading-edge discharge control technology, artificial intelligence (AI), IoT platforms, and temperature control systems.

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Features


3-Axis (XYZ) Linear Motor Drive System

3-Axis (XYZ) Linear Motor Drive System

Accurate positioning and high-speed movement

The major features of our linear motors are their high speed and high response. These are achieved because of non-contact movement without a ball screw. Conventional drive systems use ball screws to convert rotary motion into linear motion. With this method, however, mechanical conversion errors adversely affect the tracking performance of the high-speed servo. Thanks to linear movement, there are no conversion errors from rotary motion in linear motors, and direct drive achieves accurate positioning and quiet, high-speed operation.

High performance linear motors developed and manufactured by Sodick

A high-thrust linear motor developed and manufactured by Sodick allows enhanced acceleration, deceleration and immediate stop at high speed and high response. Also, backlash is eliminated, which is impossible with conventional ball screw drive systems, and accurate axis movement is maintained accurate axis movement is maintained almost permanently.

High-rigidity Structure, Easy-to-use Design

High-rigidity Structure, Easy-to-use Design

In addition to highly rigid machine structure optimally designed with the latest CAE analysis technology, we have also improved the operator workability.
Since the three-sided automatic vertical machining tank moves up and down in conjunction with the machining fluid level, the workpiece being machined is highly visible. Because of the openness when the machining tank is lowered, the workpiece status can be checked from left and right, making preparation easy for complicated jobs.
The fluid level adjustment knob, jet suction adjustment knob, and the jet and suction pressure gauge are all arranged on the front side of the machining tank, enabling efficient setup work.

Total Temperature Control Function "TH COM"

Total Temperature Control Function TH COM

TH COM (Thermal Commit), that precisely corrects the temperature of each component of the machine through sensing and provides various diagnostic functions, is installed as standard. It flexibly responds to temperature changes in the installation environment and minimizes thermal displacement during high-speed driving.

Newly Developed "SP Power Supply" Equipped with all the Latest Machining Circuits as Standard

The latest electric discharge control and electric discharge circuits improve the machining accuracy, machining speed, and machining quality across all the EDM processes from rough machining to semi-finishing and finishing.

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New Stable Electrical Discharge System "Arc-less 4"

The development of the Arc-less 4 with “absolutely no arcing” that maintains stable discharge in all machining environments has dramatically improved die-sinker EDM performance, such as even higher EDM speeds, suppression of electrode wear to the utmost limit, and achieving a wide variety of machining surface finishes from satin to mirror finish.

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LN Pro AI condition advisor uses AI to always provide the optimal machining conditions

The optimal machining conditions and NC program that achieves the desired machining status (machining shape, material, area, machining depth, machining speed, surface roughness, wear, etc.) are intelligently generated based on the built-in discharge fundamentals and the machining conditions.
This allows users from beginners to experts to fully exploit the machining performance.

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Predictive Maintenance Gadget AIM

AI Maintenance (AIM) monitors and automatically diagnoses each status of the machine, including the operation status, maintenance status, and machine installation environment. This boosts the machine's operation rate, reduces machining defect rates and improves traceability.

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Samples


"LN Pro AI" + "Arc-less 4" Machining time 27% shorter. Fine Shrinkage Graphite Rib Machining

Sample
Electrode Material
Graphite(TTK-5)
Machining Size
1.27 mm x 5.44 mm (3 used)
Undersize
0.051mm/side
Machining Depth
12.7mm
Workpiece Material
Steel (SKD-61)
LN Pro AI
Installed
Surface Roughness
Rz7.9µm/Ra1.27µm
Machining Time

LN Pro AI + TMM4 Machining time 21% shorter Copper - Cemented carbide

Sample
Electrode Material
Copper(6 finishing)
Machining Size
φ12mm
Undersize
0.15mm/side
Flushing Pressure
0.1MPa
Pilot Hole
φ2mm
Machining Depth
10mm
Workpiece Material
Cemented carbide(G3)
LN Pro AI
Installed
Finishing surface roughness
Rz5.6µm/Ra0.79µm
Machining Time

BSN4 Machining time 21% shorter Copper  High-speed finishing with uniform surface quality

Sample
Electrode Material
Copper
Machining Size
Discharge area approx. 10 mm dia.
Undersize
0.20mm/side
Machining Depth
1mm
Workpiece Material
SKD-61
LN Pro AI
Installed
Surface Roughness
Rz1.0µm/Ra0.11µm
Machining Time
(21% shorter than previous model)

Machining Large Areas Improved surface quality for large area machining (150 mm x 100 mm) by using graphite electrodes

Sample

Significant reduction in staining on the machined surface that occurs when machining large areas.

Mirror Finishing

Sample
Electrode Material
Copper
Machining Size
50mm 2 pcs.
Undersize
Roughing:0.140mm/side、Finishing:0.060mm/side
Machining Depth
3.6mm
Workpiece Material
STAVAX
Surface Roughness
Rz0.759µm/Ra0.09µm
(Mirror finish, no unevenness, no undulation)

High-Precision Core Pin Shape Corner R: 3 µm or less

Sample
Electrode Material
Copper tungsten
Machining Form
0,3mm x 0.1mm One-sided
Undersize
0.03mm/side
Machining Depth
0.05mm
Workpiece Material
S-STAR
S-STAR
Surface Roughness
Rz0.6µm/Ra0.1µm
Machining Time
(32% shorter than previous model)

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Automation System


The AL series is equipped with a three-sided automatic vertical machining tank controlled fully automatically and has a high affinity with workpiece/electrode replacement systems using automatic electrode changers or robots, allowing continuous automatic operation with high-precision and high-speed machining.

Automation

AL series + SRC80

Pallets and electrodes are replaced by the SRC transport robot.

SRC80 = Sodick Robot Compact 80
Transportation of heavy workpieces is possible
Maximum transportation load: 80 kg
10 Positions of ITS 148 Pallet
33 Positions of ITS Holders
*The starter kit of SRC80 has a type (option) with a scheduler “JSMPro”.
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Select from a wide range of ATCs according to the electrode size, number of tools, and installation cost

・ Simple shuttle type (4/5)
・Rotary shuttle type (12)
・Large electrode ATC (16/32)
*The shuttle ATC is located on the front of the power supply at the right side of the machine.

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