World's Fastest Waterjet.
Built with a robust structure designed to withstand constant heavy-duty use, Mach 500 systems are engineered from high grade tubular steel to enable workpiece loads of up to 2438kg per square meter of table area.
Standard Mach 500 table sizes include:
2m x 2m
3m x 2m
4m x 2m
8m x 4m
The Mach 500 features a Paser 4 cutting head which delivers maximum cutting speed with the lowest possible operating cost. Mach 500 systems are also available with 5 axis cutting technology.
The Mach 500 Series waterjet cutting systems feature Flow’s newest Dynamic Waterjet technology with Advanced Beveling and 3D capabilities. Flow’s revolutionary Dynamic Waterjet XD provides for up to 60 ° of motion that gives you the ultimate in accuracy, speed, and flexibility.
Flow’s Dynamic Waterjet with Active Tolerance Control uses SmartStream technology and tilts the waterjet head into the cut direction to eliminate stream lag. The result is the ability to produce accurate parts 2 – 4 times faster than a conventional waterjet system. All waterjets exhibit stream lag and taper when cutting through material. Flow’s SmartStream technology uses advanced cutting modelling to control an articulated wrist and automatically tilt the cutting head to offset stream lag and taper.
The result is the ability to cut more parts, more accurately in less time.
At the heart of the world's fastest waterjet system is Flow’s Hyperjet 87,000psi intensifier pump. Incorporating technology developed by Flow over 4 decades, the Flow Hyperjet sets a new standard for high production cutting. Increasing the pressure from 60,000psi to 87,000psi means cutting speed can be increased by more than 40% resulting in substantial increases in output and a reduced cost per part. Available in 50 and 100HP versions the Hyperjet incorporates many leading features including the patented long life seal cartridge which delivers the worlds longest service intervals, built in diagnostic intelligence and many other innovations invented by Flow who is world leader in this field.
Mach 500 systems are supplied standard with FlowMaster software. For 5 axis cutting applications we recommend FlowXpert.
FlowXpert® brings you fully integrated 3D modelling and waterjet pathing software that is uncomplicated, easy, and fast. Make your waterjet as efficient as possible with FlowXpert.
Your 3D part, fast and simple.
• Import your 2D or 3D file or design your own from scratch
• Automatically clean up geometry issues
• Path your part, FlowXpert automatically creates the most efficient path
• Preview your part, the system will check for any cutting issues
• Save your ORD file and send to the machine, FlowCut does the rest
Flow’s patented UltraPierce™ Vacuum Assist technology provides reliable piercing of brittle and laminated materials such as marble, stone, glass, and composites. Fragile materials such as these tend to form craters, cracks, or break during high pressure piercing.
For operations who require large format cutting at high speed the Mach 500 can be fitted with a second carriage which enables the system to cut on both sides of the cutting table simultaneously.
Take your control console with you as you work! The Mach 500 has a mobile console controller with a 17” screen which gives the flexibility to move freely about your waterjet as required.
The Flow CF 900 is a dual hopper continuous abrasive feed system which precisely monitors the availability of abrasive during the entire cutting process. This ensures your cutting process is never stopped due to garnet refilling. Level sensors on the unit monitor abrasive levels and when it is almost empty, the unit automatically de-pressurizes and refills the hopper with abrasive from the garnet storage tank.
For pump cooling and continuous operation during high ambient temperatures, we recommend the inclusion of an industrial chiller. Key features of the Champion series include a high efficiency scroll compressor, advanced microprocessor control, air cooled condensers and the innovative in-tank evaporator configuration which further increases operating efficiency.
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