July 16, 2013
WardJet Inc. has introduced the J-series and L-series waterjet cutting machines.
The J-series is an economically priced, water-only waterjet. Using belt drive technology, it can cut at speeds of 2,500 IPM with an acceleration and deceleration rate of 0.2 m/s2. It is suitable for companies cutting high part volumes with low margins and less demanding tolerances. The modular system can accommodate the addition of loading and offloading tables, as well as optical sensors to control chain feed tables or pinch feed rollers.
The L-series is the company's fastest-cutting waterjet. It uses a linear-motion drive system to cut at speeds of 7,000 IPM with an acceleration and deceleration rate of 1m/ s2. The frame is made of thick-walled steel tubing to accommodate multiple 5-axis cutting heads.