A few more details on the application we talked about last week -
On the SP43 EZ-Cut was set at + 10% for the rough-cut on SP43. This makes the machine cut a little more aggressively than what standard technology would allow. EZ-Cut is
represented on screen as a simple sliding scale. If moved to the negative
side of zero, the cut can be set to be less aggressive, if it is set to the
positive side of zero, the cut becomes more aggressive.
The technology for
.012" hard brass wire for cutting steel available on the competitor's
machine had only two settings for the rough-cut. One setting is designed
for high speed rough-cut with nozzles sealed against the part and minimum
radius of .500" for the shape to be cut.
The second setting is fast
rough-cut for any contours but with nozzles sealed. In this particular test the
lower nozzle was not sealed against the part (.800" gap).
The threading cycle on the
other machine is very slow compared to Makino's "RETRY 3" rethreading
The customer's impression is
that the Makino control is user more friendly than our competitor. Here are some of the
customer's first comments:
Faster speed during a jog.
Faster threading cycle.
Faster cutting speed.
No wire breakage.
Less consumption of wire.
Wire guides have a longer life.
12000 hours for Makino.
3000 hours for Competitor.
We will post more real world results as HEAT is installed in an ever widening base of customers!