ESAB Intros Latest Hydrocut Machine
ESAB Cutting Systems, Florence, S.C., has introduced the Hydrocut LX Waterjet Shape Cutting Machine, the latest version of ESAB's Low-Rail Hydrocut machine. This new Hydrocut LX includes all of the recent advancements in gantry design and modular assembly that have been used on ESAB's Avenger X series gantry, making it an enhanced replacement for the Hydrocut LR gantry.
The Hydrocut LX has a large gantry with a high-stiffness beam design, featuring dual precision linear rails and precision rack and pinion drives. The size and strength of this gantry make it suited for accurate waterjet cutting over large working areas with multiple process tools, the company claims.
The Hydrocut LX gantry can be equipped with up to four waterjet stations, and also can carry up to two high-definition plasma stations, featuring ESAB's m3 Precision Plasmarc system. This combination of waterjet and plasma on the same machine allows customers to use the precision of waterjet and the speed of plasma on the same parts.