AAG introduces new M-Series of waterjet cutting machines
The M-Series is available in a choice of four different-sized models (2540, 5040, 7540 and 10040), with respective cutting envelopes of 2.5 x 4.0, 5.0 x 4.0, 7.5 x 4.0 and 10.0 x 4.0 metres. Purpose-built for the cutting of industry-standard material sheet sizes, the M-Series incorporates WARDJet’s proprietary MOVE intuitive software that encompasses multiple machining functions. It also features a triple-head cutting configuration that enables radically increased productivity levels and easier switching from single- to triple-head cutting, contingent upon the size and volume of the material being processed.
A new gantry design makes it easier to load and offload material while the machine is running, with the integrated helical rack and pinion drive system featuring a multi-teeth configuration enabling cutting speeds of up to 35m/min. This system also ensures more even distribution of the workload, quieter machine operation and ultimately, a longer than normal machine life.
The latest Apex-60 5-axis cutting head further extends the performance of the M-Series and, in particular, its ability to handle three-dimensional work. Key benefits of the Apex-60 include the ability to cut any angle from 0 to 60 degrees, thereby opening up many new possibilities and applications.
The Apex-60 also greatly increases the speed and efficiency with which ancillary finishing can be carried out – this would otherwise require additional machine shop staff and add to operating costs. With a Z-travel capability of 304.8mm, the Apex-60 will also accommodate the processing of the thickest materials likely to be encountered and with no compromise on quality.
In common with all waterjet cutting machines supplied by AAG, the M-Series will handle a wide range of materials that traditional CNC routing/cutting systems cannot effectively handle. Typically, these include stainless steel and other non-ferrous metals, alloys such as brass, bronze and zinc, stone, marble, ceramics, glass, fibreglass, high-density plastics and laminates and solid and composite rubber.
The M-Series is fully upgradeable to meet customers’ future production requirements and supported with free product training and ongoing online technical support.
For further information, visit https://wardjet.com or telephone 01952 291600