water-kut X2

smaller footprint with upfront value

5’ x 10’ or 6 ’x 12’ work envelope designed for shops requiring a heavy-duty, unitized waterjet

Standard water table with optional submerged cutting feature and 6″ thick plate capacity.

Key Features

  • Heavy-duty Unitized one-piece frame machine tool
  • X-axis dual synchronized helical rack & pinion drives
  • Y-axis single bridge helical rack & pinion drive
  • Z-axis 9.8″ programmable ball screw
  • +/-0.003″ per 3′ Accuracy of Motion
  • 1200 ipm travel speed
  • Standard water table, submerged cutting option
  • Removable / replaceable slat table system
  • 6″ thick full plate capacity
  • 670 lb abrasive bulk feeder hopper
  • Adjustable abrasive mini-hopper on bridge
  • Mitsubishi M80W Industrial CNC Controller
  • Metamation CAM & Auto True Shape Nesting software
  • 19” color touch screen operator control console

The water-kut X2 unitized one-piece frame machine tool construction is built for heavy-duty, precision operations.

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  • Sizes Available: 5′ x 10′, 6′ x 12′
  • Load Capacity: 6″ thickness, full plate
  • Accuracy of Motion: +/- 0.003 per 3′
  • Travel Speed: 1200 IPM
  • Pump: KMT TRILINE Direct Drive 55,000 PSI high-pressure
                 Optional KMT PRO-3 Intensifier 90,000 psi ultra-high pressure pump

For over 40 years, KMT Waterjet has been providing waterjet cutting pumps and components to a global network of waterjet table cutting systems integrators who offer entry level to advanced, reliable waterjet machine systems that offer a clean, precise cut on time, every time. The power of water cutting has been harnessed and refined so that KMT Waterjet pumps and the OEM table systems will many materials. Cut aluminum and cut titanium as efficient as possible with KMT Waterjet Systems, bringing true value to the end user—you.

There are a variety of waterjet machine cutting systems including one dimensional multihead conveyor cutting, two dimensional XY cutting, three dimensional XYZ cutting including Bevel & Taper control cutting, 5 axis waterjet cutting and 6 axis Robotic pure water or abrasive waterjet cutting.

Water jets focus high pressure water is then focused into a tight stream by a diamond or sapphire orifice ranging in diameter from 0.004″/0.102 mm to 0.029″/0.736 mm. This water jet stream is used to cut soft materials or is mixed with an abrasive (garnet) to create an abrasive waterjet stream for cutting hard materials.

The AKS water-kut X2 utilizes the MITSUBISHI CNC Controller for the world’s fastest and next generation of Super Smooth Surface (SSS-4G) control. The M8 Series CNC control platform ensures faster, smooth operation, along with a better finish and less scrap resulting in higher productivity and profitability.

Key Benefits
  • CNC-dedicated CPU – Improved cycles times from faster program processing with more accurate machining due to a faster CNC to drive communication network
  • Intuitive Touch Screen Operation – Icon-based navigation improves usability for experienced and novice operators. 19″ screen offers improved visibility and includes pinch, flick and scroll abilities like a smart phone or tablet. Capacitive touch-screen panel has easy operation and longer service life
  • Improved SSS Control – Reduces machine vibration during high speed cutting and optimizes acceleration / deceleration times for each axis. This allows for shorter cutting times with a high degree of accuracy
  • Large Capacity SD Card Expansion
  • High-speed, High-accuracy Mode
  • User Level Based Data Protection – M8 series allows multiple levels of permissions for operators depending on role
  • No-fan structure

Metamation Metajet is expressly developed for processing parts for waterjet cutting operations:

  • Compatible with most drawing formats including .dxf, .dwg, and IGES
  • Auto “True-Shape” Nesting allows users to select types and quantities of parts, optimizing material utilization and reducing waste and time
  • Auto Nesting includes manual setting and 3 different advanced algorithms for optimum performance
  • Auto “True-Shape” Nesting includes multiple part nesting in specified sheet layout with control of rotation and spacing to maximum utilization and sheet database management
  • The Estimating feature generates specific machining cycle time estimates and cost estimates prior to actual cutting
  • Includes technology database tables for the user to easily select the specific material, thickness, and edge quality finish from 5 different quality of cuts
  • Independent control of offset and taper for each cut quality


Upgrade to 90,000 PSI

Waterjet cutting with ultra-high pressures of 90,000psi offers users the latest technology to maximize cutting speeds. For example, 90,000 psi cutting of 1” aluminum is 15-25 ipm while 60,000 psi cutting of 1” aluminum is 5 -10 ipm. With the latest technology from KMT in high pressure seals, cylinders and check valves, operating costs of the 90,000 psi operation have never been lower, and usually cost only a few dollars more per hour than a 60,000 psi operation.

KMT PRO-3 (upgrade)

  • 90,000 psi / 60 HP
  • 0.010” orifice / 0.030” nozzle
  • 0.72 gpm cutting water
  • Options: Soft Start, Redundant, Topworks

KMT TRILINE (standard)

  • 55,000 psi / 40 HP
  • 0.012” orifice / 0.040” nozzle
  • 0.72 gpm cutting water
  • Options: Booster pump

GRS: Garnet Removal System

automatically and continuously removes the used spent abrasive from the main catcher tank without downtime associated with cleanout. The GRS includes a sweeper package inside the tank which pumps the abrasive out of the tank into a settlement tank liner bag which is easily removed to a waste dumpster.

CLS: Closed-Loop Water Filtration & Recycling System 

Cleans, filters and recycles all discharge water from both cooling and cutting. This meets or exceeds the recommended water quality specification as required by the KMT high pressure intensifier pump. The CLS includes a bag filter vessel, a hurricane filter vessel and a resin bag chemical exchange vessel for three-stage filtration of cutting water, plus it also includes a chiller unit for recycling of cooling water.

Automatic Touch Probe and Collision Sensor Bracket

Automatic step touch probe can be programmed at certain distance intervals to engage and insure proper nozzle tip stand-off height control and then adjusted while cutting to compensate if the work piece material is warped or not flat. The collision sensor ring can detect most crashes of the nozzle into tipped-up parts, or other items, via a circular metal ring around the nozzle tip which is pneumatically engaged and easily reset.


Work Tank Construction

  • Indicated flat registration surface for slat support
  • Slat combs are formed into an “S” curve to improve rigidity
  • Welded pipe couplers are standard to accept optional GRS
  • Heavy-duty tank design provides maximum weight capacity
  • Table tested at 35,000 lb. (16,000 kg) workpiece weight
  • Little to no deflection measurable with maximum weight load

Helical Rack & Pinion Drive System

  • Helical Rack and Pinion for low backlash and high accuracy
  • Absolute encoders means not having to home the machine every time at power up
  • Each machine is laser compensated and calibrated to ensure accuracy

Rigid Gusset Construction

  • Wall thickness of 5/16” provides ideal support and stability
  • All welded gusset plates are 5/16” thick
  • All reference surfaces for the complete base are machined in ONE SET-UP for accuracy and location

Machine Layout