Techjet TJ6000-X3

The Techjet-X3® series is the latest in our evolution of innovative products to create a precision, easy-to-operate, safe and highly reliable Waterjet Cutting Machine. The Techjet-X3® is built to the highest tolerances and incorporates Linear Scale Feedback to ensure the highest accuracy of motion in the industry. By mapping the entire cutting area with a laser interferometer, the motion system can deliver positional accuracy of 0.0005” (0.01mm) and high cutting speeds of up to 1000ipm or 25m/min.

Mechanical

The drive system is a robust and unique design providing super-fast cutting speeds and traverse speeds of almost 1000 inches per minute, with high acceleration and deceleration rates, while capable of maintaining high tolerances. Each machine is calibrated using a Laser Interferometer. Fully enclosed Bellows that are Double Stitched and Vulcanized. Highest quality German made, machine grade linear bearings, Adjustable Water Height Control for Submerged Cutting, Crash Sensing Breakaway Head (Not available when a PAC 5 axis cutting head is fitted), Servo “Z” axis with convenient controls at the cutting head, Stainless Steel Apron, Linear Scale Feedback, High Pressure Gauge, Remote Control Pendent (M.P.G), Tech-Sense™, Diamond Orifice, In-Line HP C/H Filter, Mobile Phone Communication, Laser Height Following Sensor.

Software

Every Techjet-X3® comes standard with SOFTEC Water Jet Software. At the “Heart” of Softec is Tru-Cut Technology, a highly sophisticated algorithms database that determines the optimum cutting speeds and machine ramping characteristics. Once you select the material to be cut, its thickness and surface finish required, the computer will take care of the rest, ensuring the minimum cutting time for any given part. Softec™ software runs on the very latest in controller technology, the AM2000. Developed by ANCA, one of the pioneers in servo control technology, and a leader in the very demanding “CNC Tool and Cutter Grinder” market, the AM2000 delivers maximum acceleration with ultrahigh speed feedback to ensure minimum processing time with maximum accuracy and best surface finish.

Abrasive Pump & Hopper

TECHNI Waterjet has introduced another Industry First in its abrasive pump and hopper system. The system incorporates a revolutionary design abrasive pump (international patents pending), which eliminates all mechanical moving parts from coming into contact with the abrasive material (Garnet). This ensures uninterrupted abrasive flow to the cutting head for many 1000’s of hours, with no maintenance. The hinged lid on the hopper system allows easy access to inspect and fill at any time, without the need to de-pressurize. The clear pump chamber allows a quick visual to ensure abrasive is present and flowing correctly.

Submerged Cutting

For many abrasive waterjet applications, underwater submerged cutting is the best solution. For materials like steel, stainless, aluminium, copper, bronze, Inconel, titanium, and other metals, as well as materials like glass, stone, marble, granite, etc., submerged cutting offers two big advantages. Reduced noise and less mess. The typical high pressure waterjet piercing process results in an abrasive jet stream that “rooster tails” back into the environment for the duration of the pierce, anywhere from just a few seconds on the thin materials, up to several minutes, depending on the thickness and hardness of the material. If the material is not submerged, that diffused stream shoots back into the environment, and literally gets everywhere including on the beams, rails, bearings, controller, electronics and anywhere else.

Quantum NXT – Electric Servo Pump (Option)

The TECHNI Waterjet™ Quantum NXT™ is by far the most efficient waterjet pump available on the market, delivering “real” efficiency gains and “real” savings. The TECHNI Waterjet™ Quantum NXT™ water jet pump is a revolutionary concept in waterjet cutting. It incorporates a servo motor directly enveloping a high load, precision ball screw. The ball screw directly houses the ceramic plungers, which reciprocate back and forth to create the pumping action, in much the same way as a hydraulic cylinder works on an intensifier waterjet pump. The infinite control of the servo motor and precision of the ball screw, enable extremely accurate control over the output pressure and volume of the water displaced, and eliminates pressure spikes when deadheading. This infinite control gives an operator the ability to program virtually any pressure and flow rate from zero to full capacity, while only using the power displaced at the head.

PAC60 – 5 Axis Cutting Head (Option)

The PAC 60™ incorporates as standard “Touch Probe” height detection to set a precise stand-off before piercing, or to predetermine the flatness of the material and make compensations in the “Z” height, to maintain an accurate stand-off while bevel cutting. An optional Laser Sensor is also available to perform Precision Terrain Mapping on the surface of the material to be cut. This information is then used to maintain an accurate stand-off distance between the nozzle and the work piece, resulting in more accurate parts than any other 5 axis head on the market. Other 5 axis heads set their stand-off only at the piercing point and then assume the work piece is completely flat along the cut path, which is almost never the case. As material flatness varies and stand-off changes, so does the geometry of the part being cut. So a constant, accurate stand-off is critical when angle cutting, and the greater the angle, the more critical it becomes.

Garnet/Abrasive Removal System (Option)

Designed to take the hard work out of tank cleaning, the abrasive waste removal system collects used abrasive from the cutting stream via a tray fitted to the bottom of the tank. The abrasive slurry is then pumped to a heavy duty tipper bin mounted on a steel frame by an abrasive resistant diaphragm pump. The abrasive settles to the bottom of the bin while the water is returned to the tank. The tipper bin can then be easily emptied by a forklift as required. Benefits include; Eliminates manual cleaning of tank, Saves labour, Reduces water usage, Inexpensive to maintain, Simple to operate