This large gantry with a high-stiffness beam design features dual precision linear rails and precision rack and pinion drives that are ideal for waterjet cutting large plates with multiple process tools in harsh environments.
ESAB Cutting Systems (Florence, SC) introduces the Hydrocut™ LX Waterjet Shape Cutting Machine, the latest version of its popular Low-Rail Hydrocut machine. This abrasive waterjet system includes all of the recent advancements in gantry design and modular assembly that have been used on the Avenger X series gantry, making it an enhanced replacement for the Hydrocut LR gantry.
The Hydrocut LX is a large gantry with a high-stiffness beam design featuring dual precision linear rails and precision rack and pinion drives. The size and strength of this gantry make it ideal for accurate waterjet cutting over large working areas with multiple process tools.
The system is widely used throughout heavy manufacturing and fabrication industries where waterjet cutting is required on large plates in harsh environments.
The rugged structure and reliability of this system is unmatched. It uses a fully integrated process control for every tool on the machine, making it easier for operators to cut quality parts the first time and every time.
This gantry can be equipped with up to four waterjet stations and can also carry up to two high definition plasma stations, featuring the m3 Precision Plasmarc system. This patented combination of waterjet and plasma on the same machine allows fabricators to use the precision of waterjet, where necessary, and the speed of plasma, where possible, on the same parts.
Parts that are suited for this waterjet-plasma combination can be cut in a fraction of the time, resulting in dramatic cost reduction and productivity increase when compared to waterjet cutting alone.
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