A new smaller-format waterjet cutting machine has been introduced by ISA-UK member AXYZ Automation Group. Called the WARDJet A-0612, it forms part of the A-Series of machines and shares all of the same design and performance characteristics of the larger X-Series but at a lower cost. The A-0612 will process a wide range of materials that are unsuited to traditional CNC machines. These include, for example, stainless steel, various alloys such as brass and bronze, glass and high-density composites that are frequently used for special-purpose, architecturally sensitive or high-profile corporate signage projects.
With a comparatively small 213 x 124cm footprint, the A-0612 will fit perfectly into any workplace where space is at a premium yet offers the same cutting power and output capabilities of much larger waterjet machines. A key benefit of the A-6012 is that whilst similarly configured small-format waterjet machines operate at pressures ranging from 30,000 to 45,000psi, the A-6012 will operate at 60,000psi. This enables the same production and fast processing capabilities of a full-size machine. The ability to operate at this much higher pressure also radically reduces the amount of abrasive required for the cutting process, thus further enhancing the machine’s cost effectiveness.
As with the larger-format WARDJet machines, the A-6012 is based on a lightweight and rigidly constructed modular solid steel frame gantry that will reliably support the most robust machine operation required for the processing of heavier and thicker materials. It also incorporates multiple cutting tool heads, an industrial-grade rack and pinion drive system for optimum cutting accuracy and the elimination of problems frequently encountered with conventional belt-driven systems and an optional water level control system and cutting table enclosure. These latter features reduce splashback and thus help preserve water, in addition to reducing noise levels in the workplace and thus further enhancing the A-6012’s environmental and safety credentials.
In common with all WARDJet machines, the A-6012 is supported by the proprietary and dedicated Move motion control software.
For further information and/or to arrange a machine demonstration, telephone 01952 291600. Alternatively, visit www.axyz.co.uk for more details.