Water Jet, Water Jet Cutter, Water Cutter at APW

A water jet cutter, also known as a water jet or waterjet, is an industrial tool capable of cutting a wide variety of materials using a very high-pressure jet of water, or a mixture of water and an abrasive substance. The term abrasivejet refers specifically to the use of a mixture of water and abrasive to cut hard materials such as metal or granite, while the terms pure waterjet and water-only cutting refer to waterjet cutting without the use of added abrasives, often used for softer materials such as wood or rubber.

Waterjet cutting is often used during fabrication of machine parts. It is the preferred method when the materials being cut are sensitive to the high temperatures generated by other methods. Waterjet cutting is used in various industries, including mining and aerospace, for cutting, shaping, and reaming.

Waterjet Operation

Control Panel The Introduction of Panel Function Power indicator Turn on the power supply, and release all the E-stop buttons. The indicator lights up in red. It indicates that the extra-high pressure pump can be operated. Remote E-stop refers to the device that installed the remote system. Alarm When the alarm light is up (red), […]

Waterjet Maintenance and Repairing

1. It is needed to prepare and bend the high pressure tube before installation. Bending radius should not be too small. 2. When install a high-pressure nut, it is required to clean the threads first. There can’t be sand and other dirt on it. Then put some blue goop on it. 3. When tighten the […]

Water Jet Safety System

Safety of Electrical System Lock out power before maintenance. Before starting maintenance, please shut down the main power circuit breaker. Non-professional personnel shall not operate if there is any warning tag. When replacing wires, use original wire sizes, types, and the same color. Turn on the electrical switch after maintenance. Close the cover before restart […]

Water Jet Personnel Safety

Water Jet Personnel Safety All water jet cutting equipment operation, maintenance personnel or the equipment shall comply with the following safety precautions. Operation and maintenance personnel must be well trained. And the personnel should obtain the qualified certificate. Operators should always implement the safety requirements, avoiding the possibility of personal injury and unnecessary equipment downtime. […]

Waterjet Cutting High Pressure Water Test

High Pressure Water Test Install the on/off valve in the cutting head; keep the valve open during the test. Make sure the pump stop device operates normally before test. The main purpose of high pressure water test is to remove impurities and build up the sealing system in order to make the high pressure sealing […]

Waterjet Cutting Electrical System

Sensor and Solenoid Valve The sensors monitor the working situation. The electronic control solenoid valve provides basic switch control functions to the intensifier. All the cable connecting the sensor and solenoid valve are tied together. 1. Temperature sensor When the oil temperature goes over 55°C, it should be manually shut down. 2. right/left approach switch […]

How much will be cost if an abrasive waterjet maintenance

Original title: What’s involved in abrasive waterjet maintenance? Knowing a waterjet—from the cutting head to the pump—gives a fabricator an idea of how much it costs to run one   For the end user of an abrasive waterjet, sometimes the maintenance involved with the new machine is underestimated. The downtime due to maintenance can result […]

Cutting more than metal with a waterjet

With waterjet cutting equipment, shops are no longer limited to the world of metal fabrications. They can search for new business in areas that were once considered unrealistic. Simply put, a waterjet is capable of cutting almost any 2-D material, usually up to 6 to 12 inches thick, but thicker materials are possible if the […]

Economic considerations when purchasing a jet cutting machine

Thinking about purchasing a jet cutting system? Many factors should be considered before deciding which system to buy. This article discusses fixed and operating costs and productivity and provides the framework for making an intelligent buying decision. The purpose in buying machinery is to make money with it. Buying nothing costs nothing, but makes no […]

Benefits of Water Jet Cutting

Take a few minutes to learn about the benefits of water jet cutting and compare it with traditional cutting methods. Actually, the biggest advantages of water jet cutting is its cold cutting quality. Its cutting feature allows materials to be cut which may be burned, melted, or cracked if we use other cutting methods. Some cutting processes may cause surface hardening, warping […]

Abrasive Water Jet Article

Abrasive Water Jet Abstract: with the improvements of industry techniques and the Application of proper material of proper material, abrasive waterjet is widely used in many industry areas. Several case histories will be presented in this paper to illustrated application and performance of abrasive jetting. And the development of abrasive jet drilling is also mainly […]

Waterjet Cutting Machine Working Principle

Original Title: Waterjet Cutting Process Basics The most versatile process for shape cutting Highest precision cutting on virtually any material Can be combined with plasma or oxy-fuel on the same part Most versatile cutting process Water Jet cutting uses an ultra-high pressure stream of water to carry an abrasive grit. The abrasive does the cutting through […]

Used Waterjet Machines for Sale! What do you know before you buy it

Used Waterjet Machines for Sale! What do you know before you buy it When I find someone searching this topic on google and making it as a hot topic, I feel interested in it. Why people want to buy a used waterjet machine? I don’t know why people want to cost money on a secondhand machine […]

Small Waterjet Machine

Small waterjet machine or mini waterjet machine is not a new product. It also can be separated into cantilever style cutting machine and bridge style cutting machine. The only difference between a small waterjet machine and a regular waterjet machine is their different size. For a regular waterjet machine, the table power is 6.79hp(5kw). But […]

Waterjet Water Treatment

Original Title: Water Treatment About waterjet waterjet treatment includes two parts: waterjet cutting water and waterjet cooling water. In this article, I will introduce these two parts separately. Water Quality and High Pressure Equipment The quality of the water used by any abrasive waterjet plays a very important role in the life of certain critical […]

Waterjet Control

As waterjet cutting moved into traditional manufacturing shops, controlling the cutter reliably and accurately was essential. Early waterjet cutting systems adapted traditional systems such as mechanical pantographs and CNC systems based on John Parsons’ 1952 NC milling machine and running G-code. Challenges inherent to waterjet technology revealed the inadequacies of traditional G-Code, as accuracy depends […]

Waterjet Low Pressure Water System

Waterjet Low Pressure Water System Cutting water inlet system provides cutting water flow and pressure to the intensifier. The low pressure inlet water system components include input water filter components and booster pump. Connected to the PLC with the pressure switches and temperature switches, it can monitor the inlet cutting water condition. If it goes beyond […]

High Pressure Water System

Waterjet Working Principle The medium of Intensifier system is hydraulic oil and water. The middle part is the hydraulic oil system. The left and right sides are water system. There is piston in the oil cylinder. The piston is connected by two rods on both sides. The piston cylinder is divided into two pieces. When […]