Getting the Best Water Jet Cutter

Being able to choose the right kind of equipment is very important so you can avoid making one expensive mistake, aside from the fact that you will be wasting your time and effort. When it comes to a water jet cutter, you need to consider the different features that you will need. While the accuracy of cutting is a must, it is so much more important to purchase a machine that will suit most of the cutting works that you are doing.

Heads- a water jet could run with only one or two heads. In this case, you need to consider how much time is needed in your cutting cycle. You also need to work out ahead of time whether having one head is more practical than two heads.

Stock plates- it would be more practical to cut a large plate down to size instead of purchasing a waterjet that will match your stock plate. Alternatively, you can let a large stock plate to hang out beyond the catcher.

 

Operator Cost

A skilled programmer and operator are required to run a water jet cutter machine. As included in the procurement process, it is a must that you consider whether it would be easy for you to recruit a programmer or operator for your machine. If it would be difficult for you, then you have to consider you should opt for a machine that comes with an intelligent control system. This one is easier to run compared to CNC and CAM machines, which can be more complex in terms of operation.

One more issue that you need to take into consideration is whether the operator will be running not only one machine at that time. If yes, then some level of automation would be necessary. Look for features like cutting performance monitors and stack cutting.

 

Maintenance Issue

It is always expected that routine maintenance is performed by a trainer operator, but you still to make sure that the operator have gone through sufficient training. The training is often available for operators of the machine, if required.

 

Nesting package

There are various nesting packages that can be used with the waterjet cutter. The generic package would be fine for most users, but if you are looking for something for, then a customized nesting package would be a lot easier to use.

 

Right facilities

Different key facilities are needed during the installation of the machine. Enough floor space is important for such a large piece of equipment. At the same time, you will need water, power, compressed air, and drainage. Moreover, check if you have adequate room for materials that need to be loaded and stored, as well as a spacious and clean area for the maintenance task to be performed.

If you have plans of buying this machine, be sure that you consider these features. If needed, ask advice from the manufacturer before buying as you might be investing in the wrong machine.