Sodi-Tech celebrates its most successful MACH exhibition to date

Read about our successful exhibition below

Sodi-Tech EDM, the exclusive distributor of Sodick products in the UK, has announced four new orders which were placed during its most successful MACH exhibition to date.

MACH 2012 had over 30,000 visitors over the five day exhibition, which generated over 300 new sales enquiries for Sodick’s LINEAR Motor Wire EDM & EDM Die-Sink equipment.

Chris Hellyer, UK Technical Sales Manager for Sodi-tech commented:
“I am delighted with the exhibition overall, We took our largest number of genuine sales enquires at Mach 2012 than at any previous exhibition. Manufacturing in the UK is buoyant & we saw many High-End Modern Engineering companies from all sectors of Industry on the stand which always boosts confidence & confirms that the cost of exhibiting is still a worthwhile exercise”

Promach 3D Ltd, one of the four businesses that actually purchased an AG600L LP2WH Wire EDM machine on site at the exhibition, was drawn to the machine’s easy-to-use touch screen controls and cost effectiveness when measured in relation to the amount of machinery and usage that they would be getting for their money. Promach 3D is a growing business and needed to purchase a new machine to keep up with demand for their prototype products. They wanted a machine that would require little training but which still offered high end results and cutting accuracy. After spending time considering various machines on the market, the company settled on Sodick’s AG600L.

Martin Spooner, Managing Director of Promach 3D commented:
“A lot of the work we do requires complex machining of bespoke components for the aerospace, motorsport and rail industries. As a result, we needed an EDM machine that offered the pinpoint accuracy of high end machines, which also had controls that are easy to understand and use. Sodick’s AG600L machine met both these demands. As our first Wire EDM machine the AG600L will dovetail nicely with current operations and give us extra scope for cutting difficult to machine materials accurately.”

The fifth generation of Linear Motor Wire EDM Machine features linear motor drives in the X, Y, U and V axes as well as absolute linear scales to all four axes, ceramic components and cast iron bed construction. Focusing on ergonomics to allow optimum use of machine capabilities, enhanced optional features of the machine could include a Jumbo wire feeder, HTP high voltage circuit for use with small diameter wires, taper flex unit enabling tapers of up to 45° and L-cut wire chopper for easier disposal of used wire. Ease of use is aided by a 15” TFT colour screen, USB port, LAN interface, touch panel and remote controller – one of the key features for many exhibition visitors. The AG range is available in both standard and higher specification versions, designed for machining medium-to-large items requiring a fine surface finish.

The AQ45L LN2 linear motor die-sinker was also present at the exhibition, with its large touch screen and enlarged work tank, enabling it to demonstrate how well it handles work pieces up to 800mm x 632mm x 320mm.

An exclusive deal on Sodick consumables was launched at MACH 2012, offering discounts on pipe electrodes and conductivity pieces. One of the stand-out features of Sodick EDM machines is the fact that Sodick manufacture and sell all of their own consumables so businesses have a one stop shop for purchasing, support and consumables replacements. An exclusive MACH offer saw Sodi-Tech offering exclusive deals on pipe electrodes and conductivity pieces. Just like with the Wire EDM machines Sodi-Tech had on display, their consumables deals attracted a lot of interest amongst visitors to the exhibition.

Andy Parsons, Consumables Manager for Sodi-Tech EDM commented:
“We did a lot of work on our consumables promotion before MACH, sending out e-shots and spreading the word about our exclusive 30% money off deal. It has been received really well and we have seen a huge amount of interest in our consumables at this year’s exhibition. I would say that this year has definitely been one of our best MACH exhibition’s to date for Sodi-Tech.”