Many of the UK’s leading manufacturers of gaskets and sealing solutions use Water Jet Sweden equipment to serve the OEM and aftermarket manufacturers. Both abrasive and pure water technologies are used in this sector.
Some Water Jet Sweden customers such as E. Dobson Gaskets of Keighley, Gee Graphite of Dewsbury and One Stop Sealing in Hull are amongst the largest and most respected manufacturers of a wide range of sealing solutions. Customer requirements can range from a 1 off seal that is required quickly for a site repair, where waterjet cutting requires no tooling cost and next to no lead time, to OEM businesses where up to 12 cutting heads can be used at the same time to satisfy high volumes.
Industries served include Oil & Gas, Offshore, Power generation, Pharmaceutical, Petrochemical and Automotive.
Common materials cut include Graphite, Graphite with bonded metallic core and other composite combinations, modified PTFE jointing sheets, rubber, cork and non-asbestos.
The WJS Microcut™ technology is providing further capabilities in this sector, where materials such as laminated Graphite and thin metallic gaskets can be processed without damage to the parent material, with no heat effected zone and burr free. Traditionally many materials have been cut using hard tooling with the associated costs and lead time. Now, with Microcut™, it has become economical to cut even single pieces from a cad drawing without set-up time or cost.