Fast, accurate electrical discharge machining

Where wire EDM is concerned, accuracy has traditionally come at the cost of speed. That’s why FANUC has developed a next generation ROBOCUT wire-cutting machine. The α-CiB series comprises three versatile all-rounders, including the first model with an 800 mm table. With incredibly long mean times between failures, low maintenance, longevity and excellent uptimes, these future-proof spark erosion machines are designed to save time and drive down unit costs while ensuring superlative accuracy and cutting efficiency.


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ROBOCUT wire EDM offers:

  • latest CNC and servomotor technology
  • generator designed for maximum reliability
  • capable of cutting thick, stepped and tapered parts
  • multi-workpiece machining
  • easy-to-use Core Stitch function for even longer unmanned machining
  • wire threading in just 10 seconds
  • automatic in-path wire re-threading
  • accurate twin servo wire tension control

Easy-to-set Core Stitch function

ROBOCUT α-CiB series’ Core Stitch function allows you to better plan cutting jobs and extend unmanned machining hours. Stitch points are set directly on the wire-cutting machine’s CNC without any pre-programming. Used in combination with the re-threading in the wire path function, this is the ideal solution for long lasting unmanned machining and multi-workpiece cutting processes. When the job is done you simply knock out the cores manually without any risk to the machine.

Intelligent wire EDM software for more efficiency

Automatic wire threading in just 10 seconds

FANUC’s unique AWF2 Automatic Wire Feed threading technology provides fast, reliable automatic threading in just 10 seconds. To ensure reliable threading and re-threading, wires are cut electrically leaving a pointed end that is absolutely straight and burr-free, even on soft wire. Aided by a jet of water, threading the wire is both simple and very fast.

Wire EDM for easy automation

The FANUC Quick & Simple Startup Package (QSSP) enables you to install tending robots in just a few steps, with convenient side and front doors and an ergonomically designed work area offering good robot accessibility. For more demanding automation scenarios, FANUC offers full support regardless of location.