AgieCharmilles AC Progress VP4

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AgieCharmilles AC Progress VP4

The high degree of precision of the AgieCharmilles AC Progress VP is achieved by perfectly combining major elements, such as the machine’s high static rigidity, measuring system that includes both transducers and optical scales, and the control unit. This means all individual elements works to their strenghts under a bespoke control designed specifically for EDM.

The advantage of using 2 different wires on a single-wire system

The AgieCharmilles AC Progress VP’s unique wire drives system allows a very special function in which two wires can be used in a single contour. Duotec in itself can massively reduce the time taken and running cost’s normally attributed to finer wire jobs. After carrying out the main cut on a larger diameter of wire a finer diameter wire is used to detail corners and provide the final trim cuts. Other benefits of Duotec includes a more robust process as the majority of the material removal is completed on a larger diameter wire.

  • Mechanical concept ensures maximum precision, repeatability
  • Autonomy: convenient setup,  fast wire changing, reliable threading
  • 3D probing and setup for faster workpiece preparation
  • Duo TEC technologies to save time and wire cost


X, Y, Z travel 31.496 x 21.654 x 20.669 in
Working range
U, V travel 31.496 x 21.654 in
Taper angle_height 30 / 19.69 ° / in
Workpiece and electrode
Workpiece dimensions (W x D x H) 51.181 x 39.37 x 20.079 in
Max. workpiece weight 6613.8 lb
Wire circuit
Available wire diameters (Standard) 0.006 – 0.001 (0.0 – 0.001) in
Permissible weights and types of spools (ISO) 55.12 lb