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Gas, Plasma & Waterjet Profile Cutting Machines

UK Plasma Gas Waterjet Cutting Machine Manufacturer

Waterjet CNC Cutting Machine

Water Jet Cutters

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.

Close-up of Waterjet


  • Autoline abrasive cutting system


    Pre-aligned orifice and focusing tube

    Tool free, hand tightening assembly

    Long life diamond orifice


  • Catcher tank

    Large capacity tank

    Automatic water height control

    Replaceable wear plates


  • Construction details

    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.


  • Control cabinet

    Fully integrated stand alone cabinet

    Simple wiring/control layout

    Easily maintained


  • Controller

    Windows PC based system

    Touch screen interface with full colour graphics

    Easy to use operation

    AC brushless drives

    Full network capability


  • IGEMS

    Shape definition and nesting software with process control and costing modules

    Cost per metre cutting

    Accurate water cutting mathematical model

    Simple user interface

    Expert system – no cutting experience necessary


  • Intensifier pump

    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

    Tool kit


  • Machine

    All aluminium construction

    Precision slides throughout

    Ground helical rack in all axis

    Digitally synchronised twin side drive

    All running surfaces protected by covers


  • Precision Z axis

    Rapid travel drive motor

    Twin linear bearings

    Belt drive


  • Work support

    Steel fabricated bed

    Replaceable supports

    Flexible mounting system

    Material clamping

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