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The VZ500L Wire EDM features Sodick’s  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 medium sized VZ500L is specially designed for versatile machining. The VZ500LH features a tall Z axis to accommodate larger parts.



Axis Travel 19.7 "x 13.8" x 9.8"/17.72"
U, V Travel 3.1" x 3.1"
Max - Min wire Dia. .012" - .006"
Max Work-piece size 38" x 26" x 9.6" / 17.52"
Max Workpiece Weight 1874 lbs.

Detailed Product Description

Linear Motor Drives with Glass Scale Feedback

Sodick’s VZ500L/LH 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 VZ500L/LHs 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 VZ500L/LH 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.

All specifications, dimensions and design characteristics are subject to change without prior notice.