ULTRA PRECISION WIRE EDM TECHNOLOGY THAT DELIVERS
ACCURACY AND UNATTENDED OPERATION OF SMALL WIRES
The UPN-01 represents the next leap forward in technology for ultra-precision machining and surface finish capability of small/fine wire operations. The machine features a unique horizontal wire drive system layout that enhances wire threading performance, and is capable of reliably threading start holes as small as 0.001” (0.03mm), and can operate with wire sizes ranging from 0.004” (0.100mm) down to 0.0006” (0.015mm) in diameter.
The UPN-01 is capable of achieving sub-micron level accuracy, which is made possible using the machines Pneumatic Static Pressure Guideways and Linear Motor motion technology. These two advanced motion control systems are combined to minimize mechanical friction and mechanical inertia to ensure consistent ultra-precision increment movements. The UPN-01 uses a 0.0000004” (0.01µm or 10 nanometer) scale feedback system, which provides a minimum programmable increment of 0.000004” (0.1µm) that is capable of achieving a mechanical movement roundness of 0.000008” (0.2µm).
The UPN-01 uses an oil di-electric system that provides greater control of the machining spark gap, which improves part accuracy, surface finish, and metallurgical quality. The machine can achieve surface finishes down as low as 0.17µmRz. The entire work zone is also enclosed and is temperature controlled to minimize thermal changes to the machine and work piece during long hours of operation.
The UPN-01 features an integrated high precision rotary C-Axis that serves as a mean to automatically tool change the work piece for extended operations. The rotary C-Axis is also used to repeatedly index and position the work piece to ultra-high precision tolerances, and has an indexing accuracy of ±2 Arc Seconds (±0.00056 degrees). The machine is also equipped with an automatic slug ejection system that further extends unattended machining capabilities. The slug ejection system will remove any core or slug details, which will are allowed to fall freely to the bottom of the work tank where it will not cause any interference or crash potential.
The UPN-01 also features Makino’s new Hyper i control system, which features a user-friendly interface similar to that found on tablets and Smartphones, making operation very intuitive and straightforward. A large 24” (60cm) class HD touch-screen display provides a commanding view for operation, and the Hyper i control also features many helpful intelligent tools for the operator. Digital onboard electronic manuals, instructional training videos, and advanced process control functions provide the operator with all of the resources necessary to remain highly productive.
The UPN-01 is ideal for micro-machining and ultra-precision applications, and is ideal for manufacturers of fiber optics, electronic connectors, and medical components. The advanced capabilities of the machine also find use in print nozzle, miniature gear, and micro molding industries.
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