Modern Machine Shop
The company has expanded its line of 55,000 psi (3800 bar) ultra-high pressure (UHP) waterjet equipment for cutting virtually any metallic or non-metallic material. The newest addition to the product line is the Model 55-50C intensifier pump featuring a patented intensifier design combined with an attenuator, complying with ASME pressure vessel, to minimize pressure fluctuations. A 50-hp motor drives an axial piston, variable displacement, pressure-compensated type hydraulic pump. The new pump will support two 0.011" orifices or one 0.016" orifice.
The hydraulic system uses an electronically shifted, plunger-style single intensifier to deliver 1.1 gallons (4.1 liters) per minute of 55,000 psi water flow to a variety of cutting or cleaning tools. The high efficiency, totally enclosed, fan cooled (TEFC) electric motor with wye-delta "soft start" ensures high reliability, long service life and minimal energy usage, the company says. A programmable logic controller (PLC) monitors and controls all machine functions and automatically energizes relays to light the warning lamps in the event of potentially damaging conditions. The integrated water filter and booster system is said to eliminate connections between other filtration systems.
The UHP intensifier pump is said to offer flexibility for waterjet cutting, cleaning or coating removal applications.