The AKS water-kut X3 combines precision waterjet cutting technology with over 100 years of superior machine building experience.
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 X3 utilizes the MITSUBISHI CNC Controller for a cost-effective, versatile, accurate and precise, solution for users to take their waterjet to the next level by producing more accurate and complex parts. Competitive waterjet machines with PC-based controls can’t touch the sophistication, power and capability of the MITSUBISHI CNC. The Mitsubishi Controller implements new nanotechnology for finer, faster interpolation with greater power and offers the following benefits:
Metamation Metajet is expressly developed for processing parts for waterjet cutting operations:
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 90,000psi operation have never been lower, and usually cost only a few dollars more per hour than a 60,000psi operation.
KMT PRO-3 (upgrade)
KMT TRILINE (standard)
Allows the user to achieve the highest accuracy parts by angling and rotating the inherent waterjet taper “away” from the part straight edge. The TCS uses two additional axes of motion – angular and rotational – to maximize part edge quality and wall straightness. The result is a final part that is produced faster and with straighter walls, regardless of the thickness or composition of the material being cut.
The AKS Taper Control System (TCS) is not available on the water-kut X2.
Offers 5-axis waterjet bevel cutting, including countersinking, chamfers, weld prep cutting, taper compensation capability and more. The AKS waterjet robo-kut uses the same superior technology as the AKS plasma robo-kut incorporating robotic style precision gearing and planetary gearboxes that can be incremented in arc-seconds or fractions of degrees for tightest precision and accuracy. It includes a magnetic breakaway head to prevent component damage upon a crash. It is capable of +/-45 degrees and offers continuous unlimited rotation without interruption for cutting of the most complex 5-axis parts without having to stop and unwind. It includes an automatic touch probe to provide correct, accurate and consistent stand-off distance from material, which is particularly important in 5-axis cutting to ensure correct part geometry.
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.
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 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.