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-calibrated digital encoder, the motion system can deliver positional accuracy of 0.0005” (0.01mm) and high cutting speeds of up to1000ipm or 25m/min.

measureThe Techjet-X3® is designed and built to the highest quality standards of Profile Waterjet Cutting Machine manufacture, incorporating practical design features and high quality components. It was these practical Design Solutions that won it the prestigious “Excellence in Product Design” Award at the Manufacturing Innovation Excellence Awards upon its introduction into the market in 2001.

It is these same design solutions that will provide each Techjet-X3® customer with a Waterjet machine that lasts longer and requires less maintenance, while delivering an easy to use, fast and extremely accurate system at a competitive price.

Techjet-X3® Features; (Refer to the Features section for more details)

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
  • 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™

Software

Softec™ Waterjet 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. It also incorporates “patented” technology such as the MPG wheel which allows the operator to take the machine along the cutting path, forwards or backwards to any point, simply by winding the hand wheel.

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Standard Features

The Techjet-X3® has many unique features that make it one of the most reliable and easy to operate Waterjet cutting machines available today.

Mechanical

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-calibrated digital encoder, the motion system can deliver positional accuracy of 0.0005” (0.01mm).

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. Designed specifically for the harsh abrasive waterjet environment, the high precision stainless steel band and high friction pulley system is virtually impervious to the airborne abrasive. It is a simple technology providing high accuracy due to a friction drive having zero backlash.

Tech-Sense™ to monitor the cutting head and pause the program prior to any blockage, making “Lights Out” operating a reality.

This remarkable patented technology will dramatically increase your profitability by reducing scrap, increasing up-time, reducing labor and minimizing consumables.

Fully enclosed bellows that are double stitched and vulcanized ensure absolute protection of the linear bearings and drive system for the life of the machine.

Highest quality German made, machine grade linear bearings. A Power “Z” axis with convenient controls at the cutting head allows fast and efficient Stand-off Height setting.

A Crash Sensing Break Away Head to prevent damage to the nozzle assembly, focusing tube, nozzle tube or the machine in the event of a crash of the cutting head into a fixture, material part, or any other item. The head incorporates a spring-loaded adjustable sensor switch to detect any overload of force upon the head.

Adjustable Water Height Control for Submerged Cutting to rapidly raise or lower the main tank water level to submerge the material for underwater cutting. On most abrasive applications, underwater submerged cutting offers almost silent cutting and is less messy, especially when piercing materials.

Guards are made of Stainless Steel, for maximum protection for the life of the machine and a Stainless Steel Apron completely covers the loading area to ensure no damage to the tank. This will keep the machine looking like new for many years.

The AM2000 Servo Controller System delivers maximum acceleration with ultrahigh speed feedback to ensure minimum processing time with maximum accuracy and best surface finish. It also incorporates “patented” technology such as the MPG wheel which allows the operator to take the machine along the cutting path, forwards or backwards to any point, simply by winding the hand wheel.

Software

Softec™ Waterjet Software
Every Techjet-X3® comes standard with Softec™ Waterjet Cutting Software, which has been developed by TECHNI Waterjet with two very clear goals in mind:

  • To cut parts at the minimum cost with the greatest accuracy,
  • To have a simple and intuitive interface with the operator.

The result, is a comprehensive “All-In-One” Windows based software that is specifically designed for waterjet cutting. This maximizes productivity, and anyone with PC experience can learn to use quickly and easily.

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.

Other Softec™ Features include:

  • DXF or “G” code programme importation
  • Dynamic wear compensation, to automatically adjust for focusing tube wear
  • Full Costing Package
  • 5 different cut qualities, selectable for each line
  • On-Screen running in real time
  • Re-start cutting from anywhere
  • Comprehensive Alarms Window
  • Maintenance Timers
  • Dynamic piercing and high or low pressure piercing
  • Auto nesting and array nesting
  • Standard objects library
  • Simulation in real time
  • Dry running
  • Auto and manual functions for; kerf compensation, lead in’s/out’s and tabbing
  • Straight or curved lead in’s/out’s
  • Text for all windows fonts
  • Extensive materials data base

Controller

TECHNI Waterjet’s new control system, the AM2000, utilizes the very latest CNC and Digital Servo Drive system. Developed by our control system partner, ANCA, the world leader in CNC Tool and Cutter Grinders. ANCA was one of the pioneers of CNC Technology, beginning manufacture in 1974, and today is one of the world’s most respected CNC developers.

The AM2000 provides the following benefits:

  • Single processor architecture gives high processing speed and improved reliability. Data need not be transferred from the user interface processor to the machine control processor. One processor handles all functions without compromising speed and performance.
  • Touch screen interface is a more ‘natural interface’ for the operator, eliminating the need for an external pointing device.
  • USB support allows the user to connect a large range of consumer devices such as USB flash disks, external hard disks, printers, digital cameras etc.
  • CD read/write, DVD read provides for easy backup and permanent storage. It also easily facilitates future software upgrades.
  • Built-modem allows for remote monitoring, diagnostics and support.
  • Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) allows saving of active files and safe computer shutdown in the event of blackout, thereby protecting the CNC.
  • Network backup including intranet access and file transfer to workstation.

Specifications

Module TJ1500-X3 TJ3000-X3 TJ4000-X3 TJ5000-X3 TJ6000-X3
Machine Size
(L x W x H)
Does not include pumps or
control cabinet
1700 x
2600 x
2050 mm
(5′ 5″ x
8′ 6″ x
6′ 6″)
4200 x
2350 x
2050 mm
(14′ x
7′ 8″ x
6′ 8″)
4900 x
2650 x
2050 mm
(16′ x
8′ 6″ x
6′ 8″)
4200 x
6000 x
2000 mm
(13′ 10″ x
19′ 8″ x
6′ 6″)
4200 x
8000 x
2000 mm
(13′ 10″ x
26′ 3″ x
6′ 6″)
Machine Weight
(empty)
1600 kg
(3530 lbs)
2010 kg
(4440 lbs)
2330 kg
(5140 lbs)
w/out tank
2170 kg
(4780 lbs)

with tank
5720 kg (12610 lb)

w/out tank
2600 kg
(5730 lbs)

with tank
7170 kg (15810 lb)

Machine Weight
(with water)
5200 kg
(12500 lb)
6800 kg
(14990 lb)
8700 kg
(19180 lb)
19020 kg
(41920 lb)
21920 kg
(48330 lb)
Cutting Table Size 1060 x 1670 mm
(3′ 6″ x
5′ 6″)
1550 x 3125 mm
(5′ 1″ x
10′ 3″)
1860 x 3690 mm
(6’1″ x
12’1″)
3200 x 4700 mm
(10′ 6″ x
15′ 4″)
3200 x 6250 mm
(10′ 6″ x
20′ 5″)
Cutting Area 915 x 1525 mm
(3′ x 5′)
1525 x 3050 mm
(5′ x 10′)
1830 x 3660 mm
(6′ x 12′)
3050 x 4600 mm
(10′ x 15′)
3050 x 6100 mm
(10′ x 20′)
Accuracy of Motion* ± 0.025mm
(0.001″)
± 0.025mm
(0.001″)
± 0.025mm
(0.001″)
± 0.025mm
(0.001″)
± 0.025mm
(0.001″)
Repeatability* ± 0.015 mm
(0.0005″)
± 0.015 mm
(0.0005″)
± 0.015 mm
(0.0005″)
± 0.015 mm
(0.0005″)
± 0.015 mm
(0.0005″)
Max. Air Speed 17.5m/min
(700 ipm)
17.5m/min
(700 ipm)
17.5m/min
(700 ipm)
17.5m/min
(700 ipm)
17.5m/min
(700 ipm)
Max. Cutting Speed 17.5m/min
(700 ipm)
17.5m/min
(700 ipm)
17.5m/min
(700 ipm)
17.5m/min
(700 ipm)
17.5m/min
(700 ipm)
Max. Material
Thickness**
200 mm
(8″)
200 mm
(8″)
200 mm
(8″)
200 mm
(8″)
200 mm
(8″)
Important Notes: Due to a constant endeavour to improve the machine, the specifications may change without prior notice. All the above accuracy tolerances are correct at the calibration temperature of 20° ± 1° C. 

* Linear/Axis/Meter. **115 mm(4.5″) with PAC60 cutting head option fitted.