The Makino U6 Wire EDM machine features the Hyper i control, which provides the same efficient and user-friendly interface for Wire and Sinker EDM machines. The large 24” class HD touch-screen display provides a commanding view for the operator, and utilizes intuitive and familiar touch Pinch/Swipe/Drag operations similar to smartphones and tablets. Straightforward machine operation is accomplished on the Hyper i control with a 3-Step process of Program/Setup/Run flow, and there are many helpful intelligent tools and functions for the operator that provide greater convenience and flexibility, such as the standard full-function advanced Handbox. Digital onboard electronic manuals, instructional training videos, and advanced E-Tech Doctor help functions provide the operator with practical resources at their fingertips to remain highly productive.
Like the smaller U3, the U6 machine provides an ideal mix of speed, accuracy, and surface finish capability with larger travels to tackle the most demanding applications. The U6 machine uses a space-savings design that integrates the di-electrode reservoir into the base machine casting, reducing the footprint while improving thermal stability, and incorporates a stationary work table design that delivers repeatable accuracy regardless of work piece size or weight. Excellent access to the work tank is provided through the pneumatic raise and fall front door, which can also function at a mid-height level, and the operator can access the underside of the work piece or lower machine head even with a large work piece on the table.