5 Axis Bevel Waterjet Cutting

[Video demonstrates the working of a 5 Axis Bevel Waterjet Cutting PAC 55 waterjet machine using Tru-Cut Technology.]

An increasing amount of businesses are looking for flexible manufacturing systems, to be competitive in the market. And TECHNI Waterjet recognize the need to develop a cutting system that gives customers the edge. The PAC55 representing precision and good control delivers flexibility while maintaining a high level of cutting accuracy.

The PAC operating software incorporates the Tru-Cut algorithms database, developed to determine the predicted taper at a given surface finish. This taper is then compensated for dynamically when cutting the path anywhere from O degrees to 55 degrees; giving you precision and good control of any part that can be produced on a XY abrasive waterjet cutting machine.

The PAC software has been developed to enable simple transformation from a two dimensional drawing to a complex 3 dimensional path by enabling multipass capability. Countersinks, weld preparations, and chamfers can be produced simply and easily on either or both sides of the part with a single setup.

The PAC55 is capable of producing parts with a true angle up to +/- 55 Degree with continuous rotation. The cutting head does not need to be repositioned, therefore, saving time and producing higher quality parts.

By incorporating patented Direct “Servo” Technology for the 4th and 5th axis, the PAC 55 is capable of positioning accuracy to +/- 12 arc min[0.2degrees] with rapid acceleration and positioning speeds. It is the fastest and most accurate 5 axis water jet cutting head available in abrasive water jet cutting.

The PAC 55 incorporates Precision Terrain Mapping on the surface of the material to be cut. This information is then used to maintain an exact standoff distance between the nozzle and the workpiece; resulting in more accurate parts than any other 5 axis head on the market. As material flatness varies and standoff changes, so does the geometry of the path being cut. So a constant, accurate standoff is critical when angle cutting. And the greater the angle the more critical it becomes.

Also see: 60 Degree Bevelling with Continuous Rotation