Water jet cutters by Techserv are designed and built in our factory in England.
Waterjet cutting offers a cost effective, efficient and flexible method of cutting most materials including metal, glass, stone and plastics using either pure water or additional abrasive. The process produces cuts with a narrow kerf and smooth edges with no material degradation over a wide range of thickness' upto 150mm.
The Techserv water jet machine is equipped with a Techserv C.N.C. and a machine control panel. The Techserv CNC is a ‘state of the art’ PC based motion controller featuring colour graphics, touch screen, Intel processor, intuitive operator interface, local area network connectivity etc. The Techserv CNC is fully optimised for water jet cutting, this combined with a position loop update time of less than one millisecond makes it the ideal choice for the low speed - high precision demands of a water jet cutter. The machine control panel has switches for all machine functions including drives on/off, head select, raise lower, set height etc. All the machines electronics are mounted away from the machine in a stand alone operators console.
The main chassis is fabricated from precision extruded aluminium beam, onto the front of this the linear roller slides are mounted, to the rear is the helical drive rack. The whole beam assembly is then covered to prevent the ingress of abrasive. To the rear of this assembly is a second aluminium beam to support the high pressure cable chain feeds to the heads, this beam is exposed to prevent water damage to the main beam in the event of a water leak.
The main legs of the machine are fabricated from water jet cut aluminium with stainless steel covers, all fasteners are also of stainless steel.
The main drive motors are located within the legs beneath the water tanks skirt, this ensures the sensitive drives are protected from both abrasive and physical damage. This method of construction gives the machine a very clean appearance with all the mechanical components out of view.
The Zaxis head features twin linear bearings with motion via a belt drive. All slides and drive components are fully covered to prevent damage from abrasive. Automatic height sense is available as an optional extra.
The twin heads are mounted independently on the beam. Each head has its own carriage with the master carriage being fitted with a drive motor and encoder. The carriages can be locked together for twin head cutting using a drive belt and pneumatic clamp and easily adjusted for optimum plate usage.
Machine drive is via three AC brushless servo motors fitted with precision planetary gearboxes and encoders. The main drives are synchronised by the C.N.C. Controller to keep the machine square, an automatic routine is performed at power on to home and square the machine. Final drive is via hardened and ground helical rack.
All the machines running surfaces are sealed linear slides, these combine accuracy, long life and low friction. The main drive has a slide mounted on either side of the tank with the outboard slide being adjustable, this prevents the machine binding due to expansion of the metal and so cannot overload the drive motors.
The work support / beam catcher tank is fabricated from mild steel with sheet steel sides and base.
The work support is designed to be easily removable to facilitate cleaning.
All aluminium construction
Precision slides throughout
Ground helical rack in all axis
Digitally synchronised twin side drive
All running surfaces protected by covers
Windows PC based system
Touch screen interface with full colour graphics
Easy to use operation
AC brushless drives
Full network capability
Fully integrated stand alone cabinet
Simple wiring/control layout
37Kw (50HP) or 75Kw (100HP)
Long life seal design
Quick plunger removal (patented)
Cartridge type hydraulic seals
4,150 bar (60,000 psi) design pressure
3,800 bar (55,000 psi) operating pressure
Pre-aligned orifice and focusing tube
Tool free, hand tightening assembly
Long life diamond orifice
Rapid travel drive motor
Twin linear bearings
Large capacity tank
Automatic water height control
Replaceable wear plates
Steel fabricated bed
Flexible mounting system
Shape definition and nesting software
with process control and costingmodules
Cost per metre cutting
Accurate water cutting mathematical model
Simple user interface
Expert system - no cutting experience necessary
Techserv are continuing the history of British innovation. We pride ourselves on our technical ability, our controller was written in house and we are very proud of what we have managed to achieve. Our machines are producing everything from structural steel plates to farm machinery and aircraft carriers.
All of our machines are built in our own factory in Dewsbury West Yorkshire, we source as many parts locally as we can, and with a low cost base and pass these savings onto our customers.
We are happy to talk about gas and plasma cutting machines and can offer free advice, please give us a call.
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