The U3 H.E.A.T. utilizes a Split-V Wire Guide system that requires less maintenance and last 34 times longer than traditional Round Wire Guides. Machine maintenance and consumable wear items are also reduced when compared to traditional designs, which provides greater productivity while reducing operational costs. The (4) di-electric filters are housed in a non-submerged cabinet with an integrated Filter Air-Purge function that evacuates the water from the filters before exchanging, reducing weight of the spent filter and preventing the traditional dirty, wet slip hazards that are normally encountered with filter replacement.
The U3 H.E.A.T. features Makino’s Hyper i control that provides intuitive and familiar touch Pinch/Swipe/Drag operations similar to smartphones and tablets. This efficient and user-friendly interface is used for all Makino Wire and RAM EDM machines, and utilizes a straightforward 3-Step operation process of Program/Setup/Run. The operator is provided with an effective and commanding view of the control with the large 24” class HD touch-screen display that is further enhanced with a standard mouse and keyboard. The Hyper i control is also standard with a full-function advanced Handbox that provides greater convenience and flexibility, and contains digital onboard electronic manuals, instructional training videos, and advanced E-Tech Doctor help functions that empower and support the operator with integrated resources right at their fingertips.