Sectors such as Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Aerospace and Power Generation are typical examples where the capabilities of 2-D Abrasive Water Jet (AWJ) process can be enhanced by the addition of 5-axis capability. Water Jet Sweden accomplishes this with the provision of the BevelJet™ 60. The Beveljet 60 Cutting tool is available on all Premium and Grand models.
In its most basic form, the 5-axis head can be easily programmed from a 2-D cad file to create a variety of bevels on the plate edge. Such features are commonly required to provide weld preparations. Full 5-axis articulation allows these bevels to follow contours on the profile without the need for solid models or any dedicated 5-axis programming techniques.
In particular, one of our market leading UK customers involved in the manufacture of high pressure vessels has been able to rationalize their processes while improving dimensional quality by the introduction of BevelJet technology. Previously profiling their plates by thermal process, mill machining back that material, then machining the weld preparation. Today, the customer completes the job in a single hit, reducing lead time by 3 working days and eliminating any errors associated with multiple set-up.
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