FANUC launches new ROBOCUT α-CiC series of wire EDM machines


The new ROBOCUT α-CiC series of wire EDM machines from FANUC offers higher levels of reliability, cutting speed, surface finish and dimensional precision.

Electro-discharge machining (EDM) is the go-to process for any parts where intricate contours or cavities are required, particularly in hard metals or those that would be difficult to machine using conventional techniques such as milling, turning or grinding.

Stefan Raff, Head of Sales Robomachine Europe, FANUC, said:

“Offering all-round, high-quality cutting performance and uncompromising reliability in a multitude of applications, the new ROBOCUT α-CiC wire erosion machine will bring genuine competitive gain to both subcontract and OE manufacturers. Nearly half a century since FANUC first launched its ROBOCUT wire EDM brand, we are bringing this foundation stone of wire erosion technology to the next-generation of manufacturers.”

The reconfiguration of the ROBOCUT design suppresses distortion and promotes better stability, leading to higher cutting accuracy and extended machine reliability, both of which are pillars of the FANUC philosophy.

The new ROBOCUT α-CiC will provide users with a further accuracy boost with the introduction of the high-precision pitch error compensation function. A special factory-calibrated compensation grid ensures pitch error correction over the entire X-Y table area – rather than a single central point – delivering a significant advantage in workpiece accuracy. It no longer matters where the workpiece is located on the work surface, the same level of optimum precision will result. Customers will also benefit from the comprisal of a hardened and durable workpiece table as standard, preventing any potential for scratches to develop.

Stefan Raff concluded: “Such is the reliability of FANUC and its machines that customers frequently enjoy using ROBOCUT models for several decades. This dependable performance, matched by our extensive service provision, allows customers to concentrate on their core business of manufacturing parts with complete peace of mind. Wherever you are located, we have a local presence to ensure help is never far away.”

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