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5-Axis Waterjet Cutting

Go beyond cutting bevels on flat stock — 5-Axis cutting opens up 3‑dimensional cutting abilities at angles from 0° to 90°
 

Speed

Depending on the waterjet system, speeds can be up to 2,000 in/min

Range of Travel

Capacity of 12" to 24" vertical travel on Z-axis

Software

Allows the programming of bevels on the entire part or on certain edges of your parts

2D and 3D Capabilities

Post processors are available for both 2D and 3D CAM software

Accuracies

Positioning accuracies of ± 0.0166 degrees (± 1 arc minute) make the Infini Winder the most accurate 5-Axis cutting head

Multiple 5-Axis Heads

Up to nine 5-Axis cutting heads can be installed on one cross beam with a single X-Classic controller

Wide Cutting Angle

From 0° vertical to 90° horizontal.

WARDJet Waterjets are expandable

The 5-Axis Infini Winder

Infini Winder can cut at an angle as wide as 90° and can continuously spin in one direction infinitely. There are no cables to wrap up.

WARDJet’s unique design for 5-Axis cutting allows for 500,000 encoder counts per revolution for the A and C motors respectively, ensuring the unit can conservatively achieve accuracies of ± 1 arc minute, backlash free motion, with a torque of 39Nm or 345 in-lbs, easily outstripping the competition. WARDJet utilizes 2 harmonic drive actuators, commonly used in precision robotic applications, to ensure that the Infini Winder is a highly accurate and extremely reliable 5-Axis mechanism that meets WARDJet’s stringent requirements.

WARDJet directly couples their tilting axis mechanism to the harmonic drive output flange and the rock-solid crossed roller bearing. The unparalleled backlash characteristics of the harmonic drive mechanism eliminate the slop and play inherent to other designs.

Did you get that? Almost? Let's recap - The Infini Winder is engineered to be substantially more accurate than any other 5-Axis cutting head in the industry.

Infini Winder 5-Axis Cutting Head Manufactured under license from Techni Waterjet
Pty Ltd of US Patent No. 8540552

The TC-8 5-Axis Waterjet Cutting Head

Minimize or even eliminate taper with the WARDJet TC-8 5-Axis cutting head.

With recent advances in control and motion technology, 5-Axis CNC waterjet cutting (abrasive and pure water) has become a reality. Where the normal axis on a water jet are named X (back/forth), Y (left/right) and Z (up/down), a 5-Axis system will add an additional A-axis (angle from perpendicular) and C-axis (rotation around the Z-axis).

5-Axis cutting opens up a wide range of applications that can be done on waterjet. As it is still a relatively new technology, from a business standpoint, the profit margins from this type of work can be very attractive.

WARDJet Waterjets are expandable

5-Axis Comparison

Below is a comparison chart of the WARDJet Infini Winder 5-Axis cutting head, versus claims and statements of our competition. All competitor's details and statements quoted are on the internet or available to the general public.

Competitor 5-Axis Claims WARDJet's 5-Axis Facts
Competitor A "...provides for up to 60 degrees of motion giving you the ultimate in accuracy, speed, and flexibility." Cut up to 90 degrees with the Infini Winder to give you full 3-dimensional capabilities. Up to 50% more cutting envelope than the competitors!
Competitor B "...is capable of a positioning accuracy of ± 0.09 degrees (± 6 arc minutes), making the accessory the most accurate articulated cutting jet of its kind in the industry. " (± 1 arc minute) Substantialy more accurate than the competitor!
Competitor C No claims or advertised specifications other than cut speed up to 400ipm which does not pertain to 5-Axis cutting.
Competitor D "...is capable of positioning accuracy to 0.2 degrees (± 12 arc minutes) with rapid acceleration and positioning speeds, making it the fastest, most accurate 5-Axis waterjet cutting head available in abrasive waterjet cutting." (± 1 arc minute) Substantialy more accurate than the competitor!

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