We experience the power of water daily. Water has been creating new shapes by erosion for millions of years. Uhde High Pressure Technologies applies this principle to waterjet cutting – with a significant difference: this time is simply reduced by increasing water pressure.
In competition with other processes such as laser and plasma cutting, waterjet cutting is increasingly developing into a real high performance process. Nowadays technology has advanced so much that multi-head and 5-axis systems are in operation, enabling cutting to be carried out on 3D components. Today pressures up to 4,000 bar are mainly used in waterjet or abrasive waterjet cutting technology.
A further considerable increase in performance and therefore enhanced productivity is only possible by raising the cutting pressure. In some cases economic efficiency can increase way above average when the cutting pressure is raised from 4000 bar to 6000 bar.
Regardless of the material composition and type, water cuts with maximum precision and flexibility. High pressure waterjet cutting is furthermore characterized by environmental and user friendliness. Due to its numerous advantages it is superior to other cutting processes and thus has evolved into one of the most important processes at all.
What does a waterjet cutting system bring to the cutting operation?
- almost any kind of material can be cut (steel, stainless steel, composites, glass, ceramics, stone, rubber etc.)
- no thermal effect on materials, low cutting and reaction forces, small cutting width (0.5-1.0mm)
- 2D and 3D applications
- max. cutting thickness up to 500 mm with 6,000 bar
- new application fields – e. g. miniaturization, surgery
At thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions we offer specific solutions according to your waterjet cutting requirements. If you require a pure water solution or an abrasive cutting solution by using an abrasive cutting head, we provide high pressure pumps starting from 4000 bar. For both applications we offer the 6000 bar high pressure pump.