Flow International has released the HyPlex Hybrid Pump, which is rated at 60,000 psi for high speed waterjet cutting. Featuring custom PAC-V technology, the pump provides automatic pressure control. Cone aperture technology enables it to automatically maintain a true pressure signal, regardless of the orifice size or pressure setting, the company says. This allows users to switch between orifice sizes without having to change anything on the pump to accommodate the increased or decreased water flow. Additionally, a new seal design is said to reduce maintenance costs and improve productivity.
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