Cutting Head Technology

From 2D to multi-axis cutting, Flow technology provides the highest accuracy, fastest cut part.

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Dynamic XD Cutting head schematic
Dynamic XD Cutting head schematic

Cutting Head Technology

From 2D to multi-axis cutting, Flow technology provides the highest accuracy, fastest cut part.

Get a Test Cut

Dynamic Waterjet XD

Faster, More Accurate Bevel and 3D Cutting

Dynamic Waterjet XD® introduces the first high-precision 3D cutting technology of its kind by integrating 3D functionality with Dynamic Waterjet – giving you the ultimate in accuracy, speed, and flexibility.

Active Tolerance Control

Automatically compensates for part cutting errors of stream lag and taper that are inherent in all waterjet cutting. Powered by mathematical models, Dynamic Waterjet cuts parts faster and more accurately than with a standard, non-Dynamic waterjet.

Accurate Bevel and 3D Cutting

Brings the speed and accuracy of Dynamic Waterjet, (compensating for stream lag and taper) to bevel and 3D part cutting.

Rapid Lift and Drop

To avoid clamps and pre-cut areas while minimizing cycle time impact.

Flexibility

Used in both underwater or above water operation, and pure or abrasive waterjet cutting.

Precision Feedback

Ultrahigh resolution motors provide both velocity and position closed-loop feedback.


Specifications

Software

FlowXpert Software

Wrist Articulation

Mach 3b Up to 60° of motion Mach 4c Up to 89° of motion

Vertical Travel

Mach 3b
6 in [152 mm] Mach 4c 12 in [305 mm] 24 in [610 mm]


Core Component Options

Compass - Flow’s patent-pending contour following and collision sensing solution

Compass

Reach a new level of precision waterjet cutting with Compass™. Flow’s patent-pending contour following and collision sensing solution, Compass features the most precise contour following available in waterjet.

The revolutionary patent-pending tool center-point design is the only solution available in the industry which measures deviation at the tool center-point, allowing for flexible 5-axis movement. Compass overcomes the challenges of traditional 3-axis contour following solutions; ensuring you can easily follow warped material, even automatically adjusting for stress relieving in material. The tool will automatically make adjustments, with an easy operator control that puts you in production fast – no pre-mapping needed.

Available with Mach 4c systems as a simple upgrade to Dynamic XD.

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UltraPierce Vacuum Assist

UltraPierce Vacuum Assist

Our 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. UltraPierce is a cutting head option that allows the Paser 4 to pierce these materials easily, saving time and raw material, as well as enhancing the quality of the finished product. UltraPierce's exclusive no clog design pulls abrasive into the cutting head a split second before the waterjet starts so that the waterjet has abrasive particles entrained in the jet stream immediately.

DynaBeam Laser Sensing System provides superior accuracy to traditional height monitoring methods

DynaBeam Laser Sensing System 

Current height setting solutions require contact with a material, risking scratching or other damages. Exclusively from Flow, our DynaBeam Laser Sensing System provides superior accuracy to traditional height monitoring methods.

The laser measuring is highly accurate, without requiring physical contact with a material. Operators can choose between setting the standoff height between the waterjet nozzle and the workpiece before every pierce, or pre-mapping an entire workpiece quickly and easily. Used in combination with both Dynamic Waterjet® and Dynamic Waterjet XD for 2D and 3D bevel cutting the system ensures faster, more accurate waterjet cutting.

DynaBeam is only available in North America & Europe.