Separator Plates – Wire Erosion of Multi Plates
Industry Sector: Oil and Gas
Type of Work: Wire Erosion of Multi Plates. Various hole and profiled apertures
The client asked Cheshire Wire Erosion to wire erode holes of various diameters and profiled apertures into multiple plates. These plates were 1.2 metres in diameter. You can see the range of hole sizes from one of the photographs. The weight and size of these plates meant that they had to be carefully manoeuvred into place using the appropriate equipment. We also ensured that they were stabilised and in position throughout the wire erosion process.
We used our Sodick AQ900L, a large size wire cut EDM machine, to carry out the work required by our client. The linear motor in the machine meant we could cut various plate thicknesses with precision and accuracy despite the weight and size of the plates that we were working with.
Work Carried Out:
The large capacity of the Sodick AG900L is evidenced by the fact that it’s X x Y axis travel is 900mm x 600mm and has a work area of 1300mm x 850 mm along with a weight capacity of 3,000KG. At Cheshire Wire Erosion we are able to wire erode holes in hardened conductive materials using the process of wire erosion. Having invested in the most up to date technology we use the machinery at our disposal in our workshop for clients in the oil and gas industry as well as many other sectors. We can work with the specifications that our clients give us.
Wire erosion has several advantages compared to conventional machining. One is that it is possible to machine big pieces or hardened materials, which are difficult to machine. In this instance the complexity of working with plates of varying thicknesses as well as having to drill holes and apertures of various sizes into these plates was not beyond the capability of the machinery we have in our workshops, or the highly skilled staff we employ who use the machinery.
All our work is carried out in line with industry quality systems ensuring your peace of mind in relation to delivery and quality.