Harlow-based Lynar Manufacturing has replaced an ageing wire eroding machine with a new Sodick VL600Q from Sodi-Tech EDM, a move that has seen the company double its cutting speed, while simultaneously reducing wire consumption. The machine has been set to work producing press tools for lighting assembly brackets and other parts used on automotive trailers.
Lynar Manufacturing is a 10-employee, family-run business with a turnover in the region of £1.8 million. The company specialises in metal pressings, sheet metal assembly and finishing operations, predominantly for brackets and metal parts used in lighting circuits found on automotive trailers, everything from large articulated lorries down to 7.5 tonne trucks. Established for over 40 years, Lynar says it was one of the first companies in the UK to introduce wire eroding technology, and it continues to be recognised as a specialist in the field.
The Sodick VL series is an economical line of performance wire EDMs with linear motor technology that builds on the technologies of the VZ and SL series. The medium sized VL600Q is well-suited to a wide range of machining applications with its 600 x 400 x 270mm of travel in the X, Y and Z axes respectively, as well as 80 x 80 mm in the U and V axes.