Advanced Wire EDM

The VL400Q Wire EDM features Sodick’s Linear Motor Technology. The VL Series is an advanced line of performance Wire EDMs that builds on the technologies of the SL series.  The medium sized VL400Q is well-suited for a wide range of machining applications.


    10-Year Positioning Guarantee
    Linear Motor Drives (X, Y, U and V axes)
    Glass Scale Feedback (X, Y, U and V)
    Super Jet Annealing High Speed AWT
    Improved Surface Finish Circuit
    Ceramic Components

    Wire Tip Disposal Unit
    Z Axis Automatic Dielectric Fluid Level Control
    Advanced 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



X - Axis Travel 15.75" (400 mm)
Y - Axis Travel 11.81" (300 mm)
Z - Axis Travel 8.66" (220 mm)
U, V Axis Travel 3.15” x 3.15” (80 x 80 mm)
Wire Diameter Range (min ~ max) 0.004” ~ 0.012” (0.10 ~ 0.30 mm)
Work Tank Dimensions (W x D) 33.85" x 27.16" (860 x 690 mm)
Maximum Workpiece Weight 1,102 lbs (500 kg)
Distance From Floor to Table Top 35.43" (900 mm)
Machine Tool Dimensions 79.52" x 90.94" x 78.35" (2,020 x 2,310 x 1,990 mm)
Machine Weight 5,952 lbs (2,700 kg)


Sodick Rotary Table (WS4P or WS5P)
L-Cut Wire Chopper
44 lb. Wire Spool Feeder
SodickCare Premier 3 and 5 Year Extended Warranty
PCD Tool Cutting Package with ProfDia.


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: Steel (SUS304)
Thickness: 5.905” (150 mm)
Surface Finish: 0.36 μm Ra
Accuracy: +/- 3 μm
Wire: .01” (.25 mm)

Detailed Product Description

Linear Motor Drives with Glass Scale Feedback

Sodick’s VL400Q linear motor driven, precision Wire EDM features new user-friendly EDMing technology which further enhances productivity and EDMing precision. The machine’s linear motor axes drives are coupled with glass scales on the X, Y, U and V axes which ensure precision cutting and positioning accuracy. Sodick’s X, Y, U and V linear motor drives have no backlash and are backed by Sodick's 10-Year positioning accuracy guarantee.

SMART Control Technology – LN2W

The VL400Qs Windows XP based, ergonomically friendly, high speed control comes standard with a large 15.1” LCD touch screen. Standard items; such as, the LAN network connection and a 1GB USB memory stick make it easy to transfer programming files. The 4 GB compact flash card memory eliminates hard drives which can crash resulting in lost data.

The Heart NC on-board, user-friendly programming software is beneficial for shops that are on a tight budget. Heart NC can program both 2 and 4 axes shapes and import CAD files.


The VL Series Wire EDMs feature energy-saving designs and technologies. Compared to conventional Electrical Discharge Machines, the Sodick WEDM Range can reduce average energy consumption by up to 60%.

Easy Access

The VL400Q Wire EDM features a large capacity worktank that includes a vertical access door for ergonomic accessibility. Since the door slides down, the machine requires less operating space. The no-drip feature insures a clean shop floor, maintaining a safe work environment.