Cutting with water – harder than steel.
Thinner than human hair.

Waterjet cutter for precise cutting – surprisingly simple

Waterjet technology is particularly appropriate for specific flexible materials: Sheet products such as leather hides, synthetic materials, cardboard, rubber, plastic and rolled products such as a variety of technical textiles.

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Leather

Leather

Foam

Foam

Technical textilies glas fiber

Technical textiles

Composite materials

Composite materials

Rubber

Rubber materials

Cardboard Paper packaging

Cardboard & Paper

Waterjet cutting technology is appropriate for many types of flexible material: We are happy to check in advance whether or not your material can be cut using this eco-friendly waterjet cutting technology – at no additional cost to you, of course.

Send us a sample of your material with details of your requirements or a cutting file. We will do your cutting, no obligation. You will then get the cut material back from us – together with a report on our findings. This avoids any frustrating extra work for you.

Find out in advance if waterjet cutting technology is right for you – free of charge and without any obligation.

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A special feature of expert waterjet cutting machines is that they operate with extreme precision and cutting speed without changing the properties of the material to be cut. Numerous advantages compared with mechanical cutting such as:

  • Minimal water consumption
  • Less frequent tool changes
  • Extremely wear-resistant cutting base

combined with minimal operating costs, make this technology cost-efficient and eco-friendly.

Cutting with water jet - in the imagination a dirty business, where metal, glass or and stone is cut with water and sand. Who does not know the pictures of the smallest watch movements, cut with water jet and abrasive materials, like sand?

That is abrasive water jet cutting, but we do not deal with that.

(Pure) waterjet cutting machines use the process in which fresh water cuts by compression alone, i.e. pressure. Clean and pure.

And this is how it works:

Water is forced at very high pressure, 3,800 bar - 6,000 bar, through a very fine and narrow nozzle. The resulting high speed (kinetic energy) accelerates the water to about 1,000 meters per second.

In other words, the combination of water forced through a small opening at high pressure produces a very fine jet that cuts the (flexible) material with very high energy with an accuracy of approx. +/- 0.1 mm.

In a nutshell, the difference between the two methods is the application:

   Abrasive water jet for harder materials

   &

   Pure water jet for flexible, so called bending-flabby materials.

Advantages of (pure) waterjet cutting technology

  • Precision
    smallest cutting gap 0.08 mm | part accuracy +/- 0.1 mm | any shape can be contour cut (from 0.08 mm)
  • Flexibility
    Faster material or geometry changes due to short set-up times
  • Efficient material savings
    The water jet does not require any gaps (buffers) between the parts. Material savings potential (sustainability). In addition, new, efficient nest images can be created for specific jobs
  • Combined work steps
    The ideal solution is to combine the waterjet and a further manufacturing step (milling) in one process
  • Extended application possibilities
    The angle cut is another option. For example when processing foam plastics

cut expert compactjet 2

Cost-effective entry for small series, prototypes and model creation

Strengths:

  • cost-effective entry-level solution
  • field of application: cutting of foam, plastic, technical textiles and others
  • high cutting speed up to 70 m/min
  • extremely low water consumption of approx. 0.2 l/mi
  • highest precision in cutting
  • no vacuum necessary
  • easy cleaning
  • modular design allows easy expansion for increased capacity requirements

Product features:

  • Cutting surface: Schneidfläche in different sizes: sS M, L and XL
  • 1 cutting table, 1 cutting bridge and 1 cutting head
cut expert compactjet 2 (shown with optional enclosure)

cut expert variojet

Application area: Textiles, technical materials

Strengths:

  • High cutting speed of up to 70 m/min
  • Repeatability of +/- 0.2 mm
  • Extremely low water consumption of approx. 0.2 l/min
  • Precise cutting
  • No geometric restrictions for holes, contours, etc.
  • no vacuum required
  • Environmentally-friendly waterjet technology

Produkt features:

  • Cutting surface: 1,800 mm x 3,000 mm; other sizes possible at the customer's request
  • Suitable for both sheet and rolled material
  • Basic configuration:
    • one cutting head, expandable to two parallel-driven cutting heads
    • one moveable cutting table, expandable by an additional cutting table
cut expert variojet Cutting Machine
cut expert variojet

cut expert conveyor

Application area: Rolls of textiles and technical materials

Strengths:

  • Waterjet cutting with wire conveyor: minimal spattering and wear-free
  • Repeatability of +/- 0.2 mm
  • High cutting speed
  • Environmentally-friendly waterjet technology


Product features:

  • Cutting surface: 1,800 mm x 3,000 mm; other sizes possible at the customer's request
  • Cutting table with stainless steel belt for continuous cutting
  • Basic configuration:
    • one cutting head, expandable to two parallel-driven cutting heads
    • one moveable cutting table, expandable by an additional cutting table
  • Jet catcher to reduce spattering and moisture
cut expert conveyor Cutting Machine
cut expert conveyor

cut expert ecojet

Application area: Leather

Strengths:

  • High cutting speed of up to 70 m/min
  • Repeatability of +/- 0.2 mm
  • Extremely low water consumption of approx. 0.2 l/min
  • Precise cutting
  • No geometric restrictions for holes, contours, etc.
  • No vacuum required
  • Environmentally-friendly waterjet technology

Product features:

  • Cutting surface: 2,900 mm x 2,700 mm
  • Basic configuration:
    • one cutting table, expandable by an additional cutting table
    • one cutting head
  • Cutting speed: 70 m/min
  • Cutting performance of 70 – 90 hides per 8-hour shift, depending on the type and complexity of the patterns
cut expert ecojet Cutting Machine
cut expert ecojet

cut expert doublejet

Application area: Leather

Strengths:

  • Suitable for handling large quantities at high capacity
  • Very short cutting times thanks to high cutting speed of up to 140 m/min
  • Repeatability of +/- 0.2 mm
  • Extremely low water consumption of approx. 0.2 l/min
  • Precise cutting
  • No geometric restrictions for holes, contours, etc.
  • No vacuum required
  • Environmentally-friendly waterjet technology

Product features:

  • Cutting surface: 2,900 mm x 2,800 mm per cutting table
  • Basic configuration: two static tables and two moveable cutting bridges, both available for the entire cutting surface
  • Cutting speed: 70 m/min
  • Extremely short cutting times thanks to simultaneous operation of two cutting bridges
  • For a cutting performance of 120 – 240 hides per eight-hour shift, depending on the type and complexity of the patterns
cut expert doublejet Cutting Machine
cut expert doublejet

Waterjet cutting technology is just one of many cutting techniques.

It is, however, an extremely interesting option in comparison with laser, blade or the old craft of punching technology. It is environmentally friendly, relatively easy to operate and is suitable for cutting a variety of flexible materials.

Speak to our experts. Send us your material. We will carry out a cutting test for you, free of charge.

Request an obligation-free cutting test

Find out now if waterjet cutting technology is right for you – send us your test material!

Request an obligation-free cutting test