What machines do you run?

I’ve run older Charmilles machines for years; a 1998 400, 1997 310, both retired, now a 1999 Charmilles 290, and a 2012 AMS AW5SL (Chmer upscale division)

What brand(s) do you run these days and what do you like/love/hate?

I love the Charmilles because they design their generators to work hard to not break the wire.
I like the AMS because while it breaks wire more often, it rethreads fast and is deadly accurate.

Al in SE MA


Currently running FANUC wires and Hansvedt sinkers, but I have run pretty much everything, excluding Makino in the past.

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I am running Fanuc wire machines and Sodick sinkers.

Mits 90SB, MV1200S and MV2400R.

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I run two Sodick wires. One is a AQ537L from 08 and a new ALN600G. Only machines I have ever ran so I am a little bias. I love these machines though, easy maintenance, very reliable and accurate and the newer AWT on the ALN is awesome.

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@jz814 We have two sodick sinkers a AM35l and a AG80. We are looking into getting a Sodick wire, so I am happy to hear the good reviews.

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That’s great, I hope you guys end up getting one. The service has always been great as well, easy to talk with.

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Sodick BF275 wire (mid 80’s), Sodick A320 Wire Mid 80’s, Agie DEM 315 Wire Agie HSS150, Japax Wires, Makino cnc sinkers and U3 Wire, LT Pulsitron sinker (70’s and 80’s) Charmille 230 wire, Mitsubishi CX20 wire, Mitsubishi FA wire. …yeah, im old.

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We run a variety of machines. Sodick sinkers AQ35L, AG 40L. Makino sinkers EDAF2, Sodick wires AQ300L, AQ325L,AG400L. Mits wire 2400R, FA 20s. Makino wire U3, U3i, SP43, U6, and just recently received a UP6 Heat. As you can see, we run a little of everything.