Things To Consider When Choosing A Water Jet Cutter
The key to doing any job well is choosing the right equipment. When buying a waterjet cutter then there are some things that you need to consider.
The features that the machine has
The main purpose of buying a waterjet cutter is to increase cutting accuracy but not every cutter will be a good fit for you. The waterjet cutting machine needs to be able to handle most of your cutting needs. If you perform detailed cuts then the machine you will need to get a machine that is a bit pricey. The two most integral parts in every waterjet cutter are the stock plates and the heads. It is good to note a waterjet cutter can have either one head or two heads. To decide whether you need one head or two heads you need to determine in advance what your cutting cycle will be. Never buy a stock plate to match your water jet. The best thing to do would be to cut down a large plate to the required size or just leaving it alone to hang beyond the catcher.
Cost of operation
You need a skilled operator and programmer to operate your waterjet cutting machines. That is why you need to know whether you will get the right person to operate your machine before you buy it. Choosing a machine that has an intelligent control system will lessen the need to have a highly skilled operator on your payroll. Machines with an intelligent control system are easier to operate since you do not need a very skilled operator. Waterjet cutting machines with an intelligent system are easier to run and not as complicated as CNC and CAM machines. You also need to consider whether the operator will be running more than one machine simultaneously. If that happens to be the case then the machine needs some form of automation.
Most people expect that the operators will handle any maintenance issues regarding the machine. The first thing you need to do is make sure that the operator has the requisite training to handle any maintenance issues. If your operator does not have the skills then you can pay for them a course.
There exists various kinds of nesting packages. The most commonly used nesting packages are generic nesting packages that can do all kinds of work. In case you have a specific process then what you need is a customized nesting package.
There are some facilities that are a key requirement when installing a waterjet cutter. You need adequate room for large equipment pieces. You also require adequate power, drainage, water and compressed air. The above tips will help you get a good waterjet cutter.