Water jet cutting with efficient high-pressure technology

The high-pressure pump is the central element of a water jet cutting system. It generates the high working pressure and ensures a continuous water flow to the cutting head. There, the water exits the nozzle at supersonic speed and ensures precise cuts in various materials. Water jet cutting is possible with and without abrasive agents.

URACA has many years of know-how in this area and supplies the pump technology to generate the required operating pressures.

Our services for your benefit

  • URACA offers pump technology up to 3,000 bar
  • pumps with different flow rates available
  • strong and reliable high pressure pumps
  • standard nozzles with round cross-sections and abrasive cutting heads available
  • possibility of purchasing cutting devices
  • precise cutting of numerous materials

How Water Jet Cutting Works

When water jet cutting, a jet of water strikes a surface at high pressure, where it causes the desired material removal through the removal of material. The most important factors influencing the cutting performance are the water pressure, the diameter of the nozzle and the nozzle distance to the material. The more pressure, the higher the cutting depth and cutting performance.

In addition to high-pressure pumps, nozzles with a diameter of 0.1 to 0.5 millimeters and a water pressure of up to 3,000 bar are used to produce the fine water jet. When cutting moves a feed device the water jet at the desired distance and at a certain speed along the cutting line. On the know-how pages of URACA you can find out more about waterjet cutting.

Areas of application of water jet cutting:

  • aerospace Industry
  • automotive sector
  • energy industry
  • oil and gas industry
  • transport industry
  • agriculture
  • architecture
  • metalworking industry

The benefits of waterjet cutting

  • applicable to many materials
  • cuts with the highest precision
  • no stress on the materials due to heat
  • The cold cutting process does not produce slag
  • environmentally friendly process
  • smooth cut edges
  • minimal cutting joints

Special challenges in waterjet cutting

Only from a pressure of about 600 bar, a material removal applies. The URACA high-pressure pumps deliver pressures of 1,000 to 3,000 bar for the various materials. At the same time, the high-pressure water is continuously conveyed to the cutting head. To customize the cutting performance, a fine regulation of the water jet pressure is necessary.

With a water jet, you cut almost all materials precisely and without heat generation. The water jet is finely adjustable and ensures smooth cutting edges. The high water pressure required for the environmentally friendly process is generated by the high-pressure pumps from URACA. They convey the water to the cutting head of the plant at a pressure of up to 3,000 bar.

If you have questions about the procedure, contact the experts of URACA now.