Cutting Costs with Waterjet Robots

An automated waterjet cutting system will help to save you costs while also speeding up productivity on your production line. Waterjet cutting robots use high-pressure water to cut through materials.

Waterjet robots

Water­jet cut­ting robots are a great way to cut pro­duc­tion costs. These robots eas­i­ly remove mate­r­i­al with pre­ci­sion and can han­dle impec­ca­ble speeds. Using a high-pres­sure jet of water to cut through soft mate­ri­als like rub­ber and food. Some­times abra­sives are added to the water­jet stream to cut hard­er mate­ri­als like met­al and granite.

Though the method of water­jet cut­ting has been around since the 1800s when high pres­sured water was used to erode rock dur­ing hydraulic min­ing, it did not find its way into the indus­tri­al world until the 1930s, where it was used for paper cut­ting. It wasn’t until years lat­er that robot­ics were intro­duced to the equa­tion and the pres­sure was amped up for faster cut­ting abilities.

Water­jet cut­ting is used today because it speeds up pro­duc­tiv­i­ty on the line. Improv­ing through­put cuts pro­duc­tion costs for the man­u­fac­tur­er while ramp­ing up rev­enue. Waste is also reduced due to con­sis­tent and pre­cise cut­ting, extra mate­r­i­al is elim­i­nat­ed and less room for error with indus­tri­al robots. 

Among the forms of robot cut­ting sys­tems like laser and plas­ma cut­ting, robot­ic water­jet cut­ting is the fastest and most flex­i­ble method of cut­ting. It is com­mon­ly used for most plas­tics, foam, rub­ber, leather, com­pos­ites, stone, tile, met­als, food and paper. How­ev­er, it is not an effec­tive appli­ca­tion for cut­ting glass, dia­monds or some ceramics.

Water­jet robots can eas­i­ly be pro­grammed to adjust to uneven sur­faces and thick­ness, along with odd-shaped prod­ucts. This form of cut­ting is used in sev­er­al indus­tries, includ­ing the auto­mo­tive, min­ing and aero­space industry.

For more infor­ma­tion about cut­ting with water­jet robot­ics, con­tact Robots​.com today online or call us at 8777626881.

Jun 13, 2013