Waterjet technology is a versatile cutting method that can cut a wide range of objects and materials. As the image above shows, we will discuss here how waterjet technology can be useful in cutting pipes.
Here are 5 reasons why you should consider using waterjet technology for cutting pipes:
Hydro-abrasive waterjet is a cold cutting process that produces clean cuts without any thermal impact zone, which can compromise welding;
Waterjet technology is powerful enough to cut through even the thickest and most unusual pipes, such as those made of metal alloy or carbon fiber;
Waterjet technology offers a self-centering jaw chuck that allows for end trimming and beamsaw cuts on overhanging pipes without the need for complex tooling work on the cutting table, like using the tailstock;
The DDX Easyjet software enables the creation of 3-axes and 5-axes cutting paths, in this last configuration, the software can compensate for tapering, resulting in precise cuts;
Waterjet technology also provides the ability to prepare square and rectangular section pipes in the machine to expand cutting versatility, thanks to the altered management of the Z-axis and the handling of 3D solids in STEP and IGES formats.
Which are the features of this “pipe cutting option”, already available on our Tecnocut proline?
Conical tapered tip and tailstock version for machining circular section pipes
Self-centering jaw chuck version with tailstock to machine circular or rectangular section pipes
Minimum machining diameter 60 mm
Maximum machining diameter 400 mm
Maximum machining load 200 kg with tailstock and 80 kg without tailstock
Maximum loadable length of 3,100 and 4,100 mm based on the machine’s work area
In combination with the option to automatically adjust the water level in the tank, it is possible to cut underwater for a quieter and cleaner work environment.