Wire EDM

The VZ500L Wire EDM features Sodick’s Rigid Linear Motor Technology. The VZ Series is a cost-friendly line of Wire EDMs that maintains the quality you expect when owning a Sodick – at a more affordable price.  The VZ500LH features a tall Z axis to accommodate larger parts.


VZ500L Wire EDM


VZ500LH Flyer VZ500LH Flyer (1284 KB)


X - Axis Travel 19.69” (500 mm)
Y - Axis Travel 13.78” (350 mm)
Z - Axis Travel 17.72” (450 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) 39.0” x 30.0” (990 x 750 mm)
Maximum Workpiece Weight 1,874 lbs (850 kg)
Distance From Floor to Table Top 36.61” (930 mm)
Machine Tool Dimensions 90.55” x 101.97” 96.00” (2,300 x 2,590 x 2,440 mm)
Machine Weight 6,834 lbs (3,100 kg)


L-Cut Wire Chopper

44 lb. Wire Spool Feeder
SodickCare Premier 3 and 5 Year Extended Warranty


Sodick’s Rigid 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: 3.1 μm Rz
Accuracy: +/- .003 mm
Wire: .01” (.25 mm)

Detailed Product Description

Linear Motor Drives with Glass Scale Feedback

Sodick’s VZ500LH 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 VZ500LHs 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 VZ 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 VZ500LH 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.