The water cutting machine can cut a wide variety of materials with high precision by using a powerful water jet. It is possible to cut complex shapes with great precision. The high degree of cutting precision, versatility in choice of materials and environmental friendliness make a water cutting machine an indispensable tool in various industries.
The fundamental principle behind a waterjet cutter is the use of an ultra-fine jet of water. This jet is created by an external high pressure pump and the water jet is delivered to the cutting head through an arc pipe. In the cutting head, abrasive can also be added automatically from a storage bunker to cut harder materials. The high speed and the small diameter of the water jet ensure a very precise cut without distortion.
The versatile water cutter can cut a wide variety of materials from soft to hard, including food. The water tank also has an automatic cleaning system for a clean working environment, the machine can be adjusted in size and integrated into production lines or used as a standalone.
The included software can be linked to a Manufacturing Execution System for seamless automated workflows, improving production planning and efficiency.
A water cutting machine can cut a wide range of materials, such as metal, glass, stone, ceramics, rubber, insulation boards, plastics and composites. This is just a sampling of the many materials that can be cut.
One of the most outstanding features of the waterjet cutter is its unparalleled precision and accuracy. In addition, the water slicer is versatile. It can operate as a stand-alone machine or be seamlessly integrated into a production line. This flexibility makes it extremely suitable for both small projects and large-scale mass production. The length and width of the machine are custom adjustable, making it effortless to adapt to the specific needs of each user. The high speed and small diameter of the water jet make it possible to cut detailed and intricate designs with absolute precision. Because the machine cuts with water, no harmful fumes are produced, unlike laser or plasma cutting. In addition, the water cutting machine has no heat effect on the material being cut. This means that the material does not deform or weaken due to the heat, which is the case with other cutting techniques. The result is impeccable cutting without compromise.
While the water cutter offers an impressive array of benefits, there are also some drawbacks to consider. Compared to other cutting methods, such as laser cutting, the water cutting machine is often a bit slower, which can affect the production speed. In addition, when using abrasive to cut hard materials, the cut edges can be rougher than with some other cutting methods. Another aspect to keep in mind is that water cutting can produce more noise than alternative cutting techniques. While these drawbacks outweigh the many benefits of the waterjet cutter, it is essential to consider them when selecting the most appropriate cutting method for a specific application.
The difference between waterjet cutting with abrasive and without abrasive lies in the cutting process and the materials that can be cut.
Waterjet cutting without abrasive uses only water to cut materials. The machine forces water under high pressure through a narrow opening, creating a powerful jet of water. This water jet has a very high speed and a small diameter, which makes it able to cut materials with great precision. The cutting process is mainly based on erosion, where the force of the water gradually wears away the material. Waterjet cutting without abrasive is particularly suitable for cutting soft materials, such as rubber, foam, insulation materials and some plastics. It is also an excellent option for materials where thermal influence or deformation is not desired, such as metals with sensitive properties or heat-sensitive materials.
Waterjet cutting with abrasive adds an extra component to the cutting process. In addition to water, an abrasive agent, such as blasting sand, is also added to the water. This abrasive agent acts as a grinding component and significantly increases the cutting power of the water jet. The abrasive waterjet cutting makes it possible to cut much harder materials, such as metal, glass, ceramics and stone. The abrasive increases the cutting speed and makes it possible to process materials that would be difficult or impossible to cut with water alone without the abrasive. However, compared to waterjet cutting without abrasive, waterjet cutting with abrasive can result in a rougher cut edge. This is because the abrasive means ‘sands’ the material during the cutting process.
In both cases, waterjet cutting remains an accurate and environmentally friendly cutting method, but the choice between abrasive and non-abrasive depends on the type of material to be cut and the required cutting speed and precision.
Yes, the water cutting machine can be custom made to meet your specific project requirements. This depends on the size and type of product you want to cut. In addition, it is possible to use the water cutting machine standalone or in line with other machines. We are happy to think along with you to come up with a suitable solution. Please contact us for this.