Critical Facts About Ultra Ultra High Pressure Abrasive Waterjet Cutting Systems
There has been a lot of discussion about the benefits of moving to higher and higher water pressure in abrasive waterjet (AWJ) cutting systems. It has gotten to the point that you now hear statements such as “Everybody knows that the secret to faster cutting is higher pressure”. However actual cutting test data and user experience show that such statements are incorrect and misleading. In fact experienced AWJ users who have tried 90,000 psi (90ksi) systems are now moving back to more traditional 55,000-60,000 psi (55-60ksi) systems at a net increase in production speed with reduced operating costs,
reduced system downtime and higher profits. Here is why.