The Flow 30SA intensifier pump comes standard with dual pressure function for cutting of brittle products including glass, fiberglass and composite materials.
Standard with the famous Flow intensifier, the 30SA pump has a simplified electronic shift and modern ceramic piston plungers.
Operating Pressure 4150 Bar (60,000 psi)
Maximum Pressure 4480 Bar (65,000psi)
Flow Rate 2.3 Litres / minute
Max Orifice Size 0.25 mm (0.010”)
Horsepower 30 HP
Hydraulic Reserve Capacity 170 Litres
Attenuator Volume 2.02 Litre
How the Intensifier Pump Works
The linear intensifier pump is the original (and most common) technology used in waterjet cutting. Intensifier pumps use the “intensification principle” to pressurize water.
The “intensification principle” (or ratio), uses the difference in biscuit / plunger area to intensify, or increase the pressure. Hydraulic oil is pressurized and the low pressure oil pushes against a biscuit, which has a face area 20 times greater than the face of the high pressure plunger that pushes against the water. Therefore, the pressure is “intensified” twenty times.
E.g., 3,000 psi of oil pressure will generate 60,000 psi of water pressure due to the 20:1 ratio of biscuit area to plunger area.