Empl-Anlagen invested in a state-of-the-art waterjet plant at the end of 2018, replacing the existing plasma cutting system. The 5-axis machine allows cutting freely in the room, also thanks to the full 3D head. It has an infinitely rotatable C-axis and a B-axis swivel range of ± 120 °. The machine offers an incredible opportunity. For example, when processing dished bottoms (also with various preparation for welding bevels) or in containers and many other constructions and contours.
What is waterjet cutting?
Water jet cutting is a cost-efficient process for producing prototypes and small batches for an almost unlimited range of materials. When water jet cutting, the water pressure is used for cutting. In abrasive water jet cutting a sharp-edged fine sand is supplied to the water jet in a mixing chamber in the cutting head. Due to the high jet speed, a negative pressure is created in the cutting head, through which the abrasive is sucked into the mixing chamber and mixed with the water. The water-abrasive mixture is then bundled into a sharp cutting jet which leaves the mixing unit at four times the speed of sound and ultimately accounts for the clean cutting qualities of high-strength materials. When cutting, we use one of the most modern waterjet cutting systems, with which we implement the desired cut in the required cutting quality for our customers.
We distinguish between the following cutting methods:
2D or 2.5D cutting (bevel cutting)