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A-Series: Get Real Work Done

Don't let the size fool you, the A-Series makes quick work of the toughest, industrial-sized jobs. By not giving up on the core principals of waterjet cutting, the A-Series simply delivers
WARNING - This is not a toy and should be used for real work only
 

Compact and Portable

The A-Series can be moved with a pallet jack or forklift and be positioned easily against a wall

Safe and Clean

A full 6' 11" enclosure allows for safe operation and eliminates splashback for a tidy work environment

Rack and Pinion Drive System

Driven by a sturdy, industrial grade rack and pinion drive system, and not a pliable series of belts, the A-Series cuts more accurate parts

Quiet Operation

Significantly reduce operational noise by cutting underwater with the water level control system

Cut Faster, Stop Waiting

By operating at pressures of 60,000 psi, the A-Series cuts thicker materials faster than the competition - all while using less abrasive

Long Component Life

The A-Series' unique shielded sidebeam design increases the life of all drive system components

Incredibly Powerful.
Unbelievably Compact.

The intrepid, fully capable A-Series waterjet cutting system gives us our first glimpse of what's to come in the next, much talked about, Industrial Revolution. Where do we begin?

A-Series Photos

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A Sturdy, Industrial Grade Drive System

Avoid Drive Slippage and Stretching

The A-Series is driven by an industrial-grade rack and pinion drive system. This results in more accurate parts - period. By using non-pliable components, the system avoids the slipping, stretching, and thermal expansion pitfalls that is common with low-cost belt driven systems.

Intelligently Designed and Engineered

Meticulously crafted to get real work done.

Extremely Portable

The unique tank design allows a single person to easily move the A-Series with a pallet jack or forklift

Ergonomic Toe Kick

The A-Series tank design also allows the operator to stand against the tank when loading material

Space Saving Design

The small size and intelligently placed access panels allow the A-Series to be positioned against a wall.

Cut More Parts For Less

Cut Material at the industry standard

The horsepower used in waterjet cutting plays a major role in the number of parts you can produce and how much each part will cost. Given a 4" x 4" mild steel part at 0.5" thick, the A-Series simply outperforms the competition as an industrial-grade waterjet.

Effects of Horsepower on Cut Speed and Part Cost

Built-in Water Level Control System

Super Quiet Waterjet Cutting

The A-Series is designed with a built-in air compartment for controlling water level. As an optional upgrade, you gain access to raise and lower the water level not only manually, but automatically before and after cutting. Cutting underwater makes for quiet cutting - you may never want to cut above water again.

See how the A-Series stacks up

It has been said that you need to have the right tool for the job and that couldn't be truer than it is with waterjet cutting. Don't compromise on what matters. Have questions? Let us know.
  WARDJet A-Series Competitor B Competitor C
Max Material Thickness 7" 5" 1"
Pump Pressure 60k psi 45k psi 30k psi
Pump Power 30hp 20hp 5hp
Material Loading Height 36" 28" 38"
Drive Mechanism Rack and Pinion Belt Driven -
Water Depth 32" 24" 12"
Meets OSHA Ergonomics Guidelines
Industrial 0.25" Tank Wall
Enclosure Available
* Measurements in the above chart are approximations only.

Frequently Asked Questions

Specifications (3)

What is the cutting envelope of the A-0612?
The cutting envelope of the A-0612 is 4 feet wide (0.61 meters) by 2 feet (1.22 meters) deep.
What pressure does the A-Series pump run at?
The A-Series runs at 60,000 PSI - the same pressure that all of our waterjet cutting systems use.
What are the air and power requirements for the A-Series?
Gantry
Air Requirements: 80 psi, 2 cfm (5.52 bar, 0.06 cmm)
Power Requirements: 110V, 20amps, Single Phase

Pump
Power Requirements: 208-230/460 V, 3 Phase

* Additional options may change the above requirements

Cutting (6)

What Materials can I cut? How fast can I cut them?
That’s the beauty of the A-Series, you are not restricted, at all. The A-Series can be configured to cut all of the same materials and thicknesses that all of our waterjet systems cut - from tinfoil to 7” of mild steel. Download our Feedrate Calculator to see what type of speeds you can expect on the material you are cutting.

How much does it cost to operate?
You can expect between $20 and $30 an hour to operate, but there are many factors that can influence this cost. See the full explanation here.
Can I adjust the height of my cutting head?
Yes! The cutting head is manually adjustable up to 4" high by an easily accessible, spring-loaded lever located on the side of the cutting head bracket. To cut materials up to 7" thick all you need to do is reposition your cutting head using the corresponding set of the pre-drilled mounting holes - which typically takes less than 5 minutes to adjust. You'll still get the same 4" of vertical travel too!
How do I load the abrasive? How often do I need to refill it?
Abrasive can be scooped into the mini-hopper that is attached to the main cutting head bracket. The mini hopper holds about 20 pounds of abrasive - which is enough for about 30 minutes of continuous cutting. However, it is always a good idea to refill the hopper before starting a long cutting job.
Am I able to add a bulk feed hopper to the A-Series?
Yes! The SmartFeed Bulk Feed Hopper can be used directly with the A-Series.

Additional Questions (4)

What software does the A-Series come with?
The A-Series will ship with a basic version of our brand new software, called Move™, that is loaded with all new features and capabilities never before seen in the waterjet industry. The A-Series also comes with our CAM Software, WARDCAM.
How safe is the A-Series?
Very Safe. As all of our waterjets, the A-Series is equipped with an Emergency Stop Control that completely stops the machine and all cutting processes. The optional enclosure is also designed to stop all cutting operation when the doors are opened and resume again once closed.
Can you tell me more about the water level control?
Sure, the A-Series tank is designed with a built-in air compartment for controlling water level. You can manually adjust the water level using a self-supplied air compressor.

Or for a small, optional hardware upgrade, the water level can be controlled by the press of a button on the controller. It also allows for the automation of raising/lowering the water level before and after each batch of parts.

Why would you want water level control? 2 reasons - it makes cutting extremely quiet and significantly reduces splash back. Once you cut underwater, you may never want to cut above water again - especially if it's automatically controlled.
Is the enclosure included?
The enclosure is optional, but it is an inexpensive option that does a fantastic job reducing splashback.
Toggle Imperial or Metric
Model Cutting Area Length Cutting Area Width Z Travel
A-0612 24.25" 48.25" 4"

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What can waterjets cut?
Wood, Stone, Composites, Sheet Metal, Foam, Food, Glass and much, much more...
How do we keep our prices down?
This has been achieved by pioneering an innovative business model specifically aimed at helping our customers. Simply put, we cut out all of the middlemen and high cost centers that do not directly contribute to the building of a great waterjet system.
Why the extra foot of travel?
Often, when adding a second cutting head, the distance the first cutting head can move is reduced to make space for the additional head. We added the extra foot of travel to "park" the second head when not in use. This allows you to have full range of the first cutting head when the second is not in use.
Why the independent carriages?
The benefit of having separate cutting heads on completely independent Z-Carriages is the freedom the operator gets to place the heads as close or as far apart as desired within seconds. Each Z-Carriage has its own motor driven height adjustment, and can be configured to have an independent height sensor.
How thick can waterjet cut?
Waterjet can cut 10" thick stainless steel without too much difficulty, but can cut even thicker material (18" thick Titanium) if the application demands it.

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