Monday, May 23, 2011

Video: 5-Axis Bevel Cutting with Height Sensor: Comparison

Cutting a beveled part on an uneven surface with a 5-axis waterjet can be tricky. That's why it is essential to use a height sensor. This video illustrates the difference in cut quality and accuracy a height sensor can achieve. With the height sensor off, the machine continues traveling along a set Z height, resulting in a change and eventual loss of the bevel. With the height sensor turned on, the cutting head is kept at a consistent height along the material to retain cut quality even if the height of the material changes drastically. Moreover if the height sensor were off and moving towards an incline it would result in a crash.

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At WARDJet, we are constantly developing new solutions to make waterjet cutting easier and more accurate. Our height sensor is just one of those solutions. Call us today to see how WARDJet can make cutting better for you.

-Dan Corby and the WARDJet Team

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