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Wire EDM


The AQ1200L is Sodick’s largest Wire EDM and features Sodick’s Linear Motor Technology. The AQ1200L features a direct-drive, frictionless, vibration-free mechanism that has unrivaled acceleration and positioning accuracy with no backlash.


  • 10-Year Positioning Guarantee
  • Linear Motor Drives (X, Y, U, and V axes)
  • Glass Scale Feedback (X, Y, U, V)
  • Super Jet Annealing High Speed AWT
  • Wire Tip Disposal Unit
  • Advanced Corner Control
  • Automatic Tension Servo Control
  • FTII (Precision Pick-Up Function)
  • High Speed Electrolysis-Free Power Supply

  • USB and LAN Connection Port
  • Remote Hand Control and Mouse
  • Energy Saving Circuit
  • Dielectric Cooling Unit
  • Built-In Voltage Stabilizer
  • Motion Controller
  • On-Board, User-Friendly Heart NC Software
  • 50 lbs Spool Wire Feeder


  • Sodick Rotary Table (WS4P or WS5P)
  • SodickCare Premier 3 and 5 Year Extended Warranty


Linear Motor Drives Coupled with Glass Scales

Sodick’s AQ1200L Wire EDM features linear motor drive technology; this guarantees machining accuracy since linear motors never wear. Linear motors provide smooth, vibration-free table movement. Backlash is completely eliminated since there are no ball-screws or couplings. With the use of linear glass scales in the X, Y, U and V axes, precision positioning accuracy with direct feedback is accomplished. This allows for unmatched straight and taper cutting accuracy. The longevity of this system is unmatched by anyone in the industry – and comes backed with a 10-Year Positioning Guarantee.

SMART Control Technology – LN2WH

The newly developed LN2WH power supply unit is featured on the AQ1200L Wire EDM and utilizes “Perfect Active Control” technology. It also uses 1 Gbit/sec serial communication technology featuring high-speed processing of the discharge control and motion control in a simultaneous process.


The AQ Series features energy-saving designs and technologies. Compared to conventional Wire EDMs, the Sodick Wire EDM Range can reduce average energy consumption by up to 60% by recycling unused discharge pulses that were not originally used in the discharge process.

Improved Operability

Included is a one-sided automated vertical sliding machining tank, a U-shaped workstand along with other features that increase workability during set-up. The ergonomic control pendant is on an adjustable mounting enabling all the work to be performed from the front of the machine.

Sodick’s Linear Motor Driven Wire EDMs have no backlash and are vibration-free, this results in machining accuracy combined with a fine surface finish.

  • Material: SKD11
  • Thickness: 2.756” x 3.937” x 4.724” (70 x 100 x 120 mm)
  • Surface Finish: 2.56 µm Rz
  • Wire: .008” (.20 mm)


X – Axis Travel 47.24” (1,200 mm)
Y – Axis Travel 31.50” (800 mm)
Z – Axis Travel 15.75” (400 mm)
U, V Axis Travel 48.03” x 32.28” (1,220 x 820 mm)
Wire Diameter Range (min ~ max) 0.006” ~ 0.012” (0.15 ~ 0.30 mm)
Work Tank Dimensions (W x D) 71.81” x 55.12” (1,824 x 1,400 mm)
Maximum Workpiece Weight 8,818 lbs (4,000 kg)
Distance From Floor to Table Top 47.24” (1,200 mm)
Machine Tool Dimensions 161.42” x 152.36” 98.03” (4,100 x 3,870 x 2,490 mm)
Machine Weight 24,251 lbs (11,000 kg)