Five things you should know about the FlexJet

Blog FlexJet January 19, 2022

The FlexJet waterjet is a cutting system designed to increase efficiency and productivity. The FlexJet is the fastest moving waterjet on the market, allowing operators the option to produce parts faster than ever before. 1) Construction The FlexJet construction utilizes industry-leading motors and drives and features an all-steel machine frame with a 20 plus year

Acceleration in Waterjets

Blog FlexJet December 21, 2021

There are many different concepts that go into understanding waterjet cutting and why one machine performs better than another. Many people look at speed as the first indicator of which system performs the best. With a deeper understanding of how waterjets work, it becomes easier to see that there is a much more important factor

Gladwin Machinery to Represent FlexJet Waterjet

Blog FlexJet October 26, 2021

Flex Machine Tools is happy to announce Gladwin Machinery as the newest distributor of the FlexJet Waterjet. Gladwin has been a strong partner for Flex since 2019, bringing the FlexCNC to the areas they serve. Gladwin Machinery will represent the FlexJet in northern Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and

Waterjet Cutting Vs. Laser Cutting

FlexJet August 9, 2021

Waterjet or laser? Many modern manufacturers are facing unique challenges, including maintaining flexibility while keeping costs low. The waterjet and the laser are both capable of cutting a variety of materials at high speeds. The choice of which one is more accurate, faster, and better for production is determined by each individual’s needs and what

FlexJet Waterjet- The Solution in Every Industry

Blog FlexJet June 30, 2021

Who uses a waterjet? Our FlexJet is the most versatile waterjet on the market. Our waterjet cutting machine will manufacture parts for industries from foam and rubber to aerospace. The FlexJet waterjet will cut using abrasive and water-only making it the right choice for every material.

The Best Waterjet on the Market

Blog FlexJet April 13, 2021

What makes the FlexJet the best waterjet on the market? The FlexJet design allows for higher acceleration and deceleration rates that make it faster, more precise, and more rigid. The unique way that the Flexjet accelerates and decelerates makes it the highest producing waterjet on the market by utilizing dynamic motion that cannot be replicated.

Standard Features

  • Hand Pendant
  • 22″ Touch Screen Monitor
  • Omron FlexCNC Controller
  • Mobile Control Panel
  • Through Spindle Coolant 
  • Auto Tool Changer 
  • Flood Coolant
HP
Max RPM
FT/LBS
Series

18

4000

92

C-20-02 / C-10-02

18

6000

61

C-20-02 / C-10-02

33

12000

61

CM-20-02

Auto Stand-Off – This is currently defined to be surface stand-off and not to be confused with vector stand-off in 5-axis mode. The current auto stand-off is based on a changing surface and will adjust vertically based on the angle of the “A” Axis, so there is five (5) axis taken into account during the calculations, but this is not the same as the tool vector stand-off. There is the ability to do the vector stand-off change while the machine is running manually with buttons on the screen.

Z-Reader Probe – The Z-Reader is a device for mapping the location of the surface. It can be controlled manually & programmatically. The option is NOT active while cutting & is retracted out of harm’s way. It can be triggered to verify the surface at every pierce before the cutting process starts, or it could be used to drive surface mapping of the whole part before cutting starts. It begins with initialization or zeroing of the device to the surface at the beginning of a program and then accumulates or tracks the difference from that zeroing effort.

Automatic Edge Finder – The edge finder is or can be utilized manually (Jogging Method & Screen Buttons), programmatically (M & G codes), or fully automatic routine (dedicated program). This option sets offsets & program rotation to match the orientation & location on the cutting table.

AC Unit Installed on Electrical Cabinet – The unit is mounted on the cabinet’s High Power (480v) side. It is close to the location where the drives are mounted. This option keeps the cabinet temperature stable and allows heat dissipation faster. The servo drives for all axes are the most significant contributors to heat inside the electrical cabinet.

5-Axis Renishaw CalibrationThe calibration unit is a Renishaw model APCA45 with a modified spherical stylus. The device has a retractable cover and air purge to clear debris & dust during the activation process. It mounts to a swing arm controlled by a pneumatic rotary, so it is out of the way during regular operation and swings into the calibration position for calibration only. 

HP
Max RPM
FT/LBS
Series

18

4000

92

G-20-06 / G-10-06

18

6000

61

G-20-06 / -10-06

40

4000

217

GM-20-06 / G-20-06 / G-10-06

40

6000

145

G-20-06 / G-20-06 / G-10-06