SINKER EDM TRAINING COURSES

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CLASSES

Level 1: Machine Fundamentals

Entry-level operations course

The Machine Fundamentals course will introduce and instruct the student in the functions, setups, and operational principles of the current-series, 64-bit, PC-based Mitsubishi sinker EDM machine. This course is also applicable to the equivalent version, 64-bit Ingersoll Gantry IG500, IG800, IG1000, IG1500, or IG2000 sinker EDM. It is primarily designed to provide the first-time user with a good knowledge foundation of the features and specific controls necessary to run the average EDM job and is introductory in nature.

Who should attend?

This course is designed primarily for new equipment operators or for those who have not used the Windows-based control before.

A fundamental understanding of CNC operations and general EDM concepts is suggested. Knowledge of industry terms used in this course will greatly aid in understanding the machine features.

Duration: 3 days

Course description:

The Sinker EDM Machine Fundamentals course begins with an introduction to the various parts of the machine tool, generator, and control.

A demonstration and class lab follow this on job preparation fundamentals that will allow each student to actually use the setup feature(s) of the machine to qualify and set up both electrodes and workpieces. The use of the tool changer as well as how to properly determine and input ATC tool compensation will be discussed.

Control screen navigation and functions will be presented, followed by an introduction into the ESPER II programming system. Practical exercises to familiarize the student with the powerful ESPER artificial intelligence will be conducted to produce complete program models and examples. How the technology functions and explanations of its features, such as servo retraction method, choosing the proper orbit, and electrode undersize, will be discussed in a forum. The students will be introduced to the system's "fuzzy logic," which is the second AI system used to optimize and protect burning operations. They will also be shown how to save programs and use the system data I/O.

CLASS SCHEDULE

PLEASE NOTE: MC Machinery Systems currently offers sinker EDM courses for the C31 (advanced controller) on the EA8A, EA8PV, EA12V, and EA28V Mitsubishi sinker EDM. We also offer classes for the latest models of Ingersoll Gantry-style sinker EDM machines, models IG500E, IG800E, IG1200E, IG1500E, and IG2000E with Eagle PowerTec controllers.

For simplicity, classes are listed in the schedule by controller type, not machine tool model. Not all controller types are available at every training facility. Please check the listing for the nearest facility for your machine/controller type. Training and application assistance are still available for older-model Mitsubishi and Ingersoll Gantry sinker EDM not listed above; however, this must be done on-site. For a quotation, please contact us.

Please check back often as this schedule is updated weekly. Courses that are not filled to minimum capacity are subject to change, rescheduling, or cancellation.

MC Machinery Systems assumes no liability for customer use of non-refundable tickets.

MC Machinery reserves the right to change class content or cancel classes as necessary.

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Level 2: Optimization & Application Strategies

Advanced applications course

The Optimization & Application Strategies course deals with the methods and strategies to optimize the performance of your current-series, 64-bit, PC-based Mitsubishi sinker EDM machine. This course is also applicable to the equivalent version, 64-bit Ingersoll Gantry IG500, IG800, IG1000, IG1500, or IG2000 sinker EDM. It is designed to provide the experienced user with the necessary knowledge foundation to better utilize the equipment's built-in features and abilities.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for operators who have either attended the Machine Fundamentals course or operated the equipment for at least one year. Assuming that the attendee has previous equipment familiarity, there will be only a limited review of basic functions and controls.

A good understanding of CNC operations and general EDM concepts is suggested. Knowledge of industry terms used in this course will greatly aid in the utilization of the strategies discussed.

Duration: 2 days

Course description:

The Optimization & Application Strategies course will start with a short review of the material covered in the Level 1 course. This will be followed by a lecture on advanced machining concepts and common program difficulties. Several optimization strategies will be demonstrated that are application-specific. Technology manipulation will be highlighted. A better understanding of the various circuits and machine functions will be provided.

Note that this course tends to be more interactive and flexible than the earlier introductory class. Course instructors welcome real-world topics from the students and will clarify any related troubleshooting techniques and strategies.

Students are encouraged to bring copies of their programs and prints, which might be used to illustrate solutions. Any labs will be built around topics that develop during the course discussion.

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PLEASE NOTE: MC Machinery Systems currently offers sinker EDM courses for the C31 (advanced controller) on the EA8A, EA8PV, EA12V, and EA28V Mitsubishi sinker EDM. We also offer classes for the latest models of Ingersoll Gantry-style sinker EDM machines, models IG500E, IG800E, IG1200E, IG1500E, and IG2000E with Eagle PowerTec controllers.

For simplicity, classes are listed in the schedule by controller type, not machine tool model. Not all controller types are available at every training facility. Please check the listing for the nearest facility for your machine/controller type. Training and application assistance are still available for older-model Mitsubishi and Ingersoll Gantry sinker EDM not listed above; however, this must be done on-site. For a quotation, please contact us.

Please check back often as this schedule is updated weekly. Courses that are not filled to minimum capacity are subject to change, rescheduling, or cancellation.

MC Machinery Systems assumes no liability for customer use of non-refundable tickets.

MC Machinery reserves the right to change class content or cancel classes as necessary.

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Find local hotels closest to your training location, and book your reservations at special rates provided by MC Machinery Systems.

HOTELS NEAR OUR MAIN OFFICE (ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL)

(#1)

Quality Inn (Schaumburg)

600 N. Martingale Rd.

Schaumburg, IL 60173

P: (847) 517-7737

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RESERVATIONS

You MUST ask for the Mitsubishi/MC Machinery special room rate.The standard rate is $82.00/night.

ABOUT THE QUALITY INN (SCHAUMBURG)

This is a very clean, customer-oriented hotel close to a 1,000,000-square-foot shopping mall. There are restaurants, movie theaters, bars, and gaming facilities within easy walking distance. This hotel has received the most student compliments of any hospitality business that we have used for the last three years running. Unfortunately, because they are smaller than their listed competitor,you may find they are likely to fill before other local hotels.

  • Complimentary airport pickup and daily corporate shuttle to our facility
  • Upgraded complimentary continental breakfast in the morning
  • Complimentary cocktails and snacks in the evening
  • Free daily newspaper (Monday-Friday)
  • Free local calls
  • Free high-speed Internet access
  • Pet-friendly

You may elect to use alternative transportation such as a taxi or a limousine service; however, neither the hotel nor MC Machinery will be responsible for any fees incurred should you do so.

(#2)

Holiday Inn (Elk Grove Village)

1000 Busse Road

Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007

P: (847) 437-6010

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RESERVATIONS

To ensure the Mitsubishi/MC Machinery preferred rate of $82.00, please inform the staff at check-in that you are here for an operation training class.

ABOUT THE HOLIDAY INN (ELK GROVE VILLAGE)

During your stay as a Mitsubishi guest, you’ll be able to enjoy the following:

  • Daily transportation provided to and from the training facility, at no additional cost
  • Cook-to-order breakfast included every morning
  • Complimentary airport shuttle service between hotel and O’Hare International [ORD]
  • Evening reception every Tuesday in the atrium from 5-6pm, serving beer, wine, soda, snacks, and hors d’oeuvres

Fully renovated in early 2017, the lobby, atrium, and all guest rooms are now updated with brand-new furniture, carpeting, draperies, lighting, and bedding to make you feel at home. The on-site restaurant, Shelby Campbell’s Almost Famous, hosts a menu of homemade American cuisine with an Italian twist. Local favorites include steaks, ribs, pizzas, burgers, wraps, and thirty-two (32) types of craft beers! They offer a 15% discount for the dinner menu (excluding alcohol).

Recreational Amenities:

  • Indoor, heated swimming pool
  • Fitness center with brand-new cardio machines and free weights
  • 24-Hour pantry/sundry shop

Services:

  • Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi throughout entire property
  • Full-service catering available on-site
  • On-site, complimentary guest self-laundry facilities
  • 24-hour business center
  • Same-day guest laundry & dry-cleaning services
  • Local courtesy shuttle service within a five-mile radius of the hotel, including Woodfield Mall

HOTELS NEAR THE EAST COAST TECHNOLOGY CENTER (PINE BROOK, NJ)

(#1)

HOLIDAY INN (PARSIPPANY)

707 Route 46

Parsippany, NJ 07054

P: (847) 437-6010

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RESERVATIONS

In order to get the special rate, enter Mitsubishi corporate ID #000516821.

ABOUT THE HOLIDAY INN (PARSIPPANY)

  • Newly appointed, spacious guest rooms equipped for the business traveler, featuring the new Sealy Posturepedic pillow-top mattress, 2-line data-port elephones with voice mail, and refrigerator with microwave.
  • Complimentary T-1 and wireless High-Speed internet access
  • In-roomlaptop digital safes
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from all local corporate locations and attractions
  • Complimentary 24-hour business center
  • Complimentary extended continental breakfast (Monday-Friday)
  • On-site fitness center with weight and cardio equipment
  • On-site rental car service

(#2)

HAMPTON INN AND SUITES (PARSIPPANY/NORTH)

3737 Route 46 East

Parsippany, NJ 07054

P: (847) 437-6010

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HOTELS NEAR THE WESTCOAST TECHNOLOGY CENTER (CYPRESS, CA)

(#1)

HYATT HOUSE CYPRESS/ANAHEIM

5905 Corporate Ave.Cypress, CA 90630

P: (714) 828-4000

F:(714) 229-0566

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RESERVATIONS

Register online using Mitsubishi corporate code “MCM,” or call directly and ask for the MC Machinery/Mitsubishi rate.

ABOUT THE HYATT HOUSE CYPRESS/ANAHEIM

This hotel is one block from our office and is an all-suite hotel. They offer two styles of breakfast buffet, evening cocktail reception with snacks, pool, fitness center, Internet access from the lobby, and video library—all included. Smokers should ask for a room with a balcony.

Shuttle for Long Beach Airport only.

HOTELS NEAR MC MACHINERY CANADA

(#1)

HILTON GARDEN INN

300 Commerce Valley Drive East

Markham, ONL3T7X3

Canada

P: (905) 709-8008

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RESERVATIONS

In order to get the special room rate of $109 per night WITHOUT breakfast,enter corporate account #N0514136.

In order to get the special room rate of $115 per night WITH breakfast,enter corporate account #N2648918.

ABOUT THE HILTON GARDEN INN

Taxi, limo, or car rentals are available for hire from Pearson Airport to the Canadian Technical Centre. Daily shuttle service to andfrom class is provided by Hilton Garden Inn Tornoto/Markham at no charge. However, departure and arrival times should be confirmed at the front desk.

Travel Disclaimer

It is important to MC Machinery that all of our guests have a problem-free experience when visiting us. Please speak to your instructor, a member of our administrative staff, or your hotel front desk clerks if you are experiencing problems, and we will aim to resolve any issue promptly. Times for all Elk Grove Village, Illinois,training courses start at 9:00 AM and end anywhere from 4-5:00 PM CST. For your convenience, the main building front doors on the east side will unlock at 8:30 AM. When you arrive, please wait in the front lobby until your instructor is available to take you to your classroom. Daily hotel transportation pickup and drop-off will match training start and end times.

Start times for all classes begin at 9:00 AM at 85 Northwest Point Blvd.,Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007. Upon arrival, please use the main entrance and check in at the front desk.Please wait in the front lobby until your instructor is available to take you to your classroom. The class end times will be approximately 5:00 PM. Start times at our other facilities is generally around the same time (9:00 AM). You will be using the main facility unless otherwise noted in your confirmation documentation.

Note 1: To be fair to all of our customers, we will only guarantee two seats from any one company per class. If you would like to send more students, please contact the training schedulers at 630-616-7701 to start a separate waiting list for the class. On the Wednesday of the week before the class, if there are any openings left, we will open the seating and contact companies based upon the earliest request for the spot.

Note 2: Unless otherwise stated in writing on the sales contract, training is provided free of charge to our customers under the original manufacturer’s warranty period only. This does not apply to extended service warranties past that date. No class credit will be retained if your company elects not to send students during the warranty period. For all other situations, there is a minimal charge per student. If you are a Triple Diamond member, there are discounts applied.

Note 3: Under the 1994 Workforce Investment Act (WIA),your state, in cooperation with the federal government, can provide grants to offset completely the charges noted above. The grants do not cover transportation costs. For more information, contact our scheduling staff.

Note 4: All classroom training is subject to equipment availability. Guarantees offered as a condition of sale DO NOT supersede this. Older models will gradually be replaced at our training centers, which will restrict and eventually eliminate classroom training for that specific machine model. Usually, this occurs around a year after that model is no longer being manufactured, in order to make room so we can train on the current machines being sold. After this time, training can still be done at your facility, but there is a charge for this. Classes are deliberately held to a specific student number that allows maximum “hands-on” time.

Note 5: Sometimes, it is necessary to reschedule or cancel classes. We try our best to avoid this, but in the course of business, this situation can occur. MC Machinery reserves the right to cancel classes up to a week before the scheduled date, without liability. It is therefore strongly recommended that customers refrain from the purchase of “non-refundable” airline tickets. If your class is canceled, we will work with you on rescheduling, and your students will be given priority for the next class.

The following terms and conditions apply to all training sessions conducted by MC Machinery Systems, Inc., here with known as MMS. Any additional or different terms or conditions shall not be deemed in effect unless previously agreed to in writing by authorized agents of MMS. Any attempt to substitute, modify, or add different terms are here by expressly rejected and shall be of no force or effect. Class attendance will be limited to machine and/or instructor availability.

APPLICABLE LAW

The state of Illinois, USA, shall govern the validity, performance, and construction of any contract entered into between MC Machinery Systems, Inc.,and Purchaser. When a company sends a student to our class, it is assumed that a verbal contract is in force between that company and MC Machinery Systems, with agreement of all conditions contained in this document.

COURSE REGISTRATION

Class attendance is open to any individual over 18 years of age who has a desire to learn the operation and optimization of products sold by MC Machinery Systems, Inc. This applies as long as they do not work for any competing product line or intend to provide alternative services in direct competition to MMS. Registration of all of our technical courses can be done through any of the following methods:

  1. Call our central facility at 630-616-5900 and listen to the electronic menu. As soon as the recording starts, push “4” on your keypad. Our friendly, attentive support staff will take your company information and be able to offer you a selection of classes. They will be able to assist you in the registration process.
  2. 24 hours a day,you can see our scheduling calendar, book hotels, and register for a class online at the MC Machinery website by visiting this address:http://www.mcmachinery.com/training/current-class-schedule/. Once your information is in our system, we will follow up with an email confirmation. If, for whatever reason, the class is not available,we will assist you in alternative scheduling.

COURSE CONTENT

It should be noted that class content has changed significantly to provide a richer, more in-depth experience for the user. The old Basic, Intermediate, and Advance class subject matters have been extensively reviewed and refined. In the new Machine Fundamentals(or Level 1) classes, the primary emphasis now is on machine fundamentals. The functions and operation of the control, how to setup a job, and an introduction to programming are the primary subjects. In the new Level 2 course,the content mainly deals with optimizing processes and will look more at the applications used on the machine.

As noted in the various class syllabuses, attendance in the Optimization& Application Strategies(or Level 2) course assumes that the user has a good grasp of the use of the machine, obtained through having received Level 1 course instruction and/or extensive actual use of the equipment. Customers should not assume that the Level 2 course would cover the topics presented in the Level 1 course. Please see the individual course description for entry requirements.

TRAINING RESCHEDULING OR CANCELLATION

MC Machinery reserves the right to reschedule, cancel, or delay training if attendance does not meet a minimum level, or for other circumstances beyond its control. Notification of cancellation by MMS will be given not later than 14 days before the scheduled class start. Because of this potential,it is strongly suggested that students not use non-refundable tickets for travel.

Rescheduling by the customer is done at no charge if MMS is notified with a minimum of 14 days’ notice. Rescheduling after that point is subject to a fee equal to 30% of the course tuition if received at any period less than two weeks but more than 72 hours. Cancellation within 72 hours of class start date or failure to notify cancellation or attend class without prior notice will result in a forfeiture of all fees, in the case of paid customers. In the case of customers under the warranty period, non-attendance or cancellation without prior notice may void their right to future free instruction.

CERTIFICATES

Certificates will only be given out upon completion of the entire class. Students who do not complete will be given an attendance record, upon request, to deliver to their companies. This applies to late arrivals of more than two hours on the first day and early departures on the last day of class.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE

It is the policy of MMS that the use, sale, transfer, or possession of alcohol or illegal drugs while on the company premises, or in any private vehicle parked on MC Machinery Systems, Inc.’s property,is expressly prohibited. In addition, MMS reserves the right to refuse instruction to students attending any training session or operating any equipment while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

If a condition exists where a student is on doctor-prescribed medication during the period of class attendance, it is required that the instructor be informed immediately.Conditions where the students are pregnant, susceptible to allergic reaction, or prone to dizziness, fainting,or seizure may impact or restrict non-classroom (lab) activities at the discretion of the instructor. Prior notification is requested. If MMS determines that an individual is attending a training session while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they will be asked to leave that session immediately. The operator may be allowed back into class the following day if their company contacts us before the return.

Note: MMS will have no fixed responsibility to go back over material covered during the student’s absence because of this issue.

CONDUCT

In order to provide the best learning conditions, students are requested to maintain a positive, attentive demeanor while receiving instruction. This applies to their interactions with fellow students and the class instructor while on MMS property. Sleeping in class or other disruptive, lewd, or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated and will result in the student being asked to leave the building immediately. If this is necessary, all paid fees will be forfeited, and their company will be immediately contacted.

COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE STUDENT

Cell phones and pagers should be turned off during class. If an emergency occurs and it is necessary to contact the student, please call our office at 630-616-5900, and we will immediately pull that student from class to return the call. In cases where a student must return home for a legitimate reason, they will be allowed to attend another class. Fees accrued will be applied toward that alternative class as long as less than 50% of instruction has occurred. Outgoing calls using MMS phones should use credit cards or be made collect.

ATTIRE

At MMS, business casual attire is requested at all training sessions. No public nudity, shorts, sleeveless shirts, tank tops, torn or ripped clothing, swimwear, pajamas, shirts with offensive slogans or logos, open-toed shoes,or sandals will be permitted in any training environment. Students arriving at class dressed inappropriately will be asked to leave that session and not return until they have changed.

SMOKING ON PREMISES

Smoking is prohibited inside any MMS facility at all times. Designated outside smoking areas will be defined during the initial class orientation for use before or after class and during set break times.

PRICING AND TERMS OF PAYMENT

Payment for Training: Where payment is required to attend our instruction, all fees need to be resolved and are due prior to the first day of class commencement or on-site visit. If MMS has not received payment or a valid purchase order prior to that point, we reserve the right to refuse or deny entry into class and the student will be asked to leave. Under special circumstances, last-minute payment by credit card and/or certified check will be considered.The prices specified for any classroom or on-site training session are valid for 60 days. There after, such prices are subject to change, without notice, to prices in effect at the time of purchase order acceptance. All costs are quoted in U.S.dollars.

PRICING OF TRAINING ACTIVITIES

Classroom training costs vary upon the situation. Level 1 and 2 classroom training at one of our facilities is free for up to a maximum of three students per visit, at any time during the warranty of your EDM. For customers out of warranty or who purchase used late-model machines where we still offer formal classroom instruction, please contact the training scheduler at 630-616-5900 for rates and availability. Specialized two-day classes are offered on a random basis. These classes may require a fee to attend. Again, contact the training scheduler for rates and availability.

Note: The customer will assume any travel or hotel expenses. In most cases,we have agreements with specific local hotels to provide transportation to and from the airport and between our facility and the hotel. A lunch is provided daily at no cost.

ON-SITE TRAINING

Paid on-site training will not occur unless charge issues are resolved prior to the first visit date. In order to minimize costs to customers, it is a standard practice to book lower-priced, non-refundable airfare tickets. Once the ticket has been issued, if a trip cancellation occurs by customer request, they will be liable for the costs of said ticket.Some costs are estimated (such as travel hours) and will vary in hourly charges based upon the age of the machine. Please contact the Service Customer Support Manager at 630-616-5900. Quote estimates can be provided upon request.

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