Programmable Flushing with Makino Sinker EDMs

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Q: Do Makino sinker EDMs have an option for a programmable flush manifold?

A: Yes, Makino does offer two different options for programmable flushing, which can be controlled (on/off) in the NC program. Makino offers a three-port and a 10-port programmable flush manifold that supports continuous flush and intermittent flush modes. Provided below is the NC program code format:

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M_ _ L_ _ P_ _ _

  • M40  > Valve #1 ON
  • M41  > Valve #2 ON
  • M42  > Valve #3 ON
  • M43  > Valve #4 ON
  • M44  > Valve #5 ON
  • M45  > Valve #6 ON
  • M46  > Valve #7 ON
  • M47  > Valve #8 ON
  • M48  > Valve #9 ON
  • M49  > Valve #10 ON
  • L0  > Continuous Flush Mode
  • L1  > Intermittent Flush Mode
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  • P (2~500) > Intermittent Flush Timing in Seconds
    – 
  • M09 > All Valves OFF

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