Waterjets have changed the way the paper industry does business. Thirty years ago, paper manufacturers faced the same concerns many manufacturers have today: reliability, redundancy, 24-hour operation.
Waterjet Slitting Systems Are The Fastest, Most Efficient Way To Cut Paper Products
Our waterjet slitting systems demonstrate Flow's committment to innovate reliable systems that improve your bottom line. Operations that employ waterjet slitting systems enjoy profitability and cost savings.
Today, Flow has more than 800 installations around the world cutting paper and paper products, and composite and cement-based siding and roofing. Many of those installations are in operation 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Cut Dust Free
Waterjets produce no airborne dust. Dust free cutting will improve your working conditions, safety, and produce a higher quality product.
In many tissue and towel applications, waterjet slitting eliminates rewinding so you save on capital equipment expense by slitting on-line. A waterjet slitter can be installed directly on the machine, and the edge meets all requirements for converting operations.
Strong Cut Edges
Edge strength tests comparing waterjets with knives on lightweight paper and tissue grades show that the water edge is as strong as a sharp knife. The waterjet edge, however, never dulls so your maintenance is reduced and your operating cycles are longer. Waterjets cut coated paper stock without edge cracking.
The waterjet cuts cleanly at any paper machine speed or cutting angle and is easy to integrate with any automatic threading device.