The waterjet is available in a range of work envelopes, from 5 × 5 ft. to 24 × 13 ft. An industrial PC controller can be configured so that all three axes are fully programmable (Z optional). They feature direct-couple, AC, brushless, digital servo motors and single or double carriages. Critical bearing components are protected by heavy metal covers with brush seals. The waterjet is powered by a 25- to 280-hp intensifier pump that is available in 36-, 60- and 90-ksi (2,500-, 4,100- and 6,200-bar) models.
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