KGK International will exhibit Seibu’s newest precision wire EDMs and Kent surface an universal cylindrical grinders at IMTS2018. The show takes place September 10th-15th at Chicago's McCormick Place East building booth #4856
Seibu's M35B will be demonstrating their patented core stitch technology. The M35B wire EDM has axis travels of 13.8” x 9.8" × 9.0”. Seibu’s “CORE STITCH” welds the wire EDM cores (slugs) so they do not fall and possibly cause damage to the machine. The cores can be removed by tapping lightly. An operator can reduce cutting-off process time by up to 97%. This is the industry’s first technology, and it will revolutionize the efficiency of wire EDM.
Also on display will be Seibu’s M50B precision wire EDM. The M50B wire EDM has axis travels of 19.7” × 13.8” × 12.2”. The M50B features the user-friendly customized Fanuc 31iWB series control, which includes over 4,000 cutting conditions. The control will demonstrate Seibu’s 5 axis ability to turn and burn. The M50B comes standard with Seibu’s all in one AWF. The wire is first annealed which straightens the wire as it passes through the round wire guides. This extremely reliable AWF can thread through wire break points and while the machine is submersed. It can also thread wire down to .002” diameter.
Kent's surface and cylindrical grinders will also be on display in the KGK-I 2018 booth. KENT Industrial Co., Ltd. was established in 1966 an is a manufacturer of high quality surface, CNC rotary, universal cylindrical, double column surface grinders and double column bridge mills. The Kent KGS-63 (12"x24") programmable downfeed surface grinder will be on display. Kent KGS surface grinders' castings are made of high-quality ribbed cast iron tempered to achieve extreme rigidity. The machine’s X and Z slideways are laminated with Turcite-B to ensure smooth movement regardless of the part weight on the working table. The spindle is supported by preloaded, P4 angular contact ball bearings to guarantee a maximum runout of 0.00002" for stable and accurate grinding. A Mitsubishi programmable logic controller with a 6" color LCD touchscreen panel constitutes the grinder’s main control. Kent also offers manual and tool room grinders. Also on display will be the Kent KGC 3060B universal grinder. KGC 3060 universal cylindrical grinding machine with a travel includes a swing of 12.6”, X-14.5”, Z-35”. The X axis with preloaded precision roller linear guides, a C3- grade ball screw, and FANUC servomotors.