Accuracy and Predictability
Whether you use your wire EDM machine for small lots of sub-micron precision parts or as a workhorse for production machining, get the most out of your machine tool investment. Dramatically simplify the part-programming process, significantly increase part accuracy, and greatly reduce the length and complexity
of your G-code program with ESPRIT.
- Complete Machine Control
ESPRIT provides a universal EDM contouring cycle to machine any contoured mold, die, core, cavity, shape or profile. This versatile machining cycle supports any number of straight or tapered rough and skim cuts while optimizing wire cutting paths. Strategies for all styles of EDM machining such as punch, die, multi-cavity parts, and unattended machining are included. Between cuts ESPRIT automatically handles all the necessary wire-cut and wire-thread instructions, and part-handling functions of the machine: flushing, tank fill, and tank drain.
Easily program the complex tapers common to mold components, forming dies, and cutting tools with the advanced conics capability of ESPRIT's contour cycle. When cutting a radius during tapering, built-in advanced conics allows you to alternate between cylindrical constant radius corners and conical constant taper corners. ESPRIT also provides independent programmable upper and lower radius control. While tapering into sharp corners, ESPRIT offers you the flexibility to maintain sharp corners top and bottom or machine a blended radius on the secondary plane.
4-axis Synchronized Machining
Quickly program parts with extremely complex tapers or completely independent freeform shapes, top and bottom, with ESPRIT's XY (lower), UV (upper) 4-axis contouring cycle. Select any two three-dimensional profiles and the 4-axis cutting process is automatically synchronized; you can add an unlimited number of additional synchronization lines. ESPRIT adds tabs automatically and creates skim cuts for unattended machining. Get 4-axis programming for any geometric shape with any number of elements: 3D, non-planar, UV and XY profiles, and non-planar fixturing.
- Efficient No-Core Cutting
Handling slugs efficiently during EDM machining becomes more difficult with decreasing workpiece size. ESPRIT provides a special EDM no-core pocket machining cycle to erode away all the material inside a given cavity without creating a slug. With no-core cutting, a start hole is drilled into the workpiece and ESPRIT recognizes and automatically machines only the slug, preventing wire breakage and minimizing machining time.
ESPRIT's machine-specific EDM KnowledgeBase™ provides you with a full range of cutting features, automation, and factory-certified post processors to maximize performance. Readily access each EDM manufacturer's unique cutting technology and methodologies through machine-specific technology pages.
- GF AgieCharmilles
ESPRIT has all your needs covered no matter what Agie Charmilles machine you use and ESPRIT's KnowledgeBase™ supports every make and model of Agie Charmilles EDM machines.
ESPRIT has a solution for the newer AC 20P/30P series, AC 200/300/400 series and AC 1000/2000/3000 series while also supporting all older model EDM Machines. ESPRIT's full exploitation of Agie's unique machine capabilities, including dual tapering, upper and lower tapers, and sophisticated advanced conics. For the AgieVision, ESPRIT accepts the Ra, Tkm, and Te technology settings to create the script file format (SBR, SBL and ISO). And ESPRIT provides all the confidence you will need in for accurate programming of the timeless AGIE 123 series EDM machines. Additionally, with ESPRIT users have full use of the advanced and unique functionality built into Charmilles machine tools and their Millennium, Charmilles and Fanuc controls. ESPRIT offers support for Charmilles CT-Expert, database for cutting technology, and other unique capabilities in advanced tapering and material-handling functions such as slug evacuation.
Specific to Makino, ESPRIT's machining database provides factory cutting data in inch or metric format, an option that includes the latest machines. Users also have the flexibility to modify existing databases, build their own cutting databases, and even output offset using "direct decimal" or "indirect register" options.
ESPRIT includes a technology database populated with Mitsubishi-specific factory recommendations for the E-pack power setting, feedrates, and offsets for a wide variety of cutting situations. Enter the machine model, workpiece material and thickness, and desired surface finish, and ESPRIT will automatically give you the factory-recommended technology and number of skim cuts required.
For ONA machines ESPRIT provides individual control over all generator parameters including off-time, voltage, and servo, maximizing efficiency in unique machining situations. Divide the cutting process into three zones — land, taper, and glue tab, and for each zone apply up to six cuts — one rough cut with up to five skim cuts.
With ESPRIT, Sodick programmers get a flexible cutting system with up to 10 definable cuts in any combination of forward and reverse cutting strategies. A full suite of conditions and cutting technologies may be specified for each cut, land and relief, rough and skim, including control over the machine's advanced features, powered Z-axis, tank control, and wire control.