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


AQ1200L Flyer AQ1200L Flyer (1285 KB)


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)


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


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)

AQ1200L Wire EDM Sample

Detailed Product Description

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.