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Height-Setting and Contour-Following

Reach a new level of precision waterjet cutting with Compass, Flow’s patented height-setting and contour following solution. It’s the most precise contour follower available in waterjet.

person doing an accuracy check on a metal cut part

Improve Accuracy

Compass maintains optimal standoff between mixing tube and material throughout the cutting process. The tool center-point design allows for more accurate contour following than traditional flat ring contour following, resulting in the most accurate cut available in waterjet.

Unlike traditional height setting methods, it is not necessary to check different points of the material for height changes; with Compass, just set up and go. The system automatically follows the material without operator input – maintaining optimal standoff height between mixing tube and material throughout the cutting process.

Compass on a waterjet cutting composite

Gain Efficiency

The revolutionary patented tool center-point design uniquely measures deviation at the tool center-point, allowing for flexible 5-axis movement. Compass overcomes the challenges of traditional 3-axis contour following solutions, with an easy operator control that puts you in production fast – no pre-mapping needed. The tool can easily follow uneven or warped material and adjusts itself automatically in real-time for stress relief.

With no specialty training needed, you can add Compass to your Mach 500 Dynamic XD system and let it do the work for you. A quick release removal allows you to remove the tool to open up your system to higher angle cutting.

hands holding a cut part

Get Better Parts

Compass maintains standoff height throughout the cutting process, improving final part accuracy. The active, multi-axes contour follower offers the most accurate waterjet part possible for both 2D and 3D cutting.

flow dynamic xd cutting head cutting metal

Put Flow’s Waterjet to the Test

Your Part, Your Specs, Our Waterjet.

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