Mach500 PR18-Dec-2017 FLOW EUROPE GMBH
New Mach 500 waterjet cutting system from Flow now available in Europe: a quantum leap in reliability and productivity
WEITERSTADT, Germany, July 2017 – Flow International Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet machines for cutting applications, announced today the release of the Mach 500 in Europe, an entirely new waterjet system marking the arrival of a new industry standard.
The Mach 500 combines the latest in machine architecture and waterjet cutting technology with comprehensive service and support programs. The main fields of use are machining metals such as aluminium, stainless steel, copper and brass, synthetic and natural stone and composite materials as well as cutting glass and plastics. Together, the latest generation of FlowXpert® 3-D solid modelling CAD/CAM software and the recently introduced Compass™ 5-axis contour following and collision sensing solution enable the Mach 500 to make a quantum leap in terms of speed, precision and reliability, significantly boosting productivity.
With the Mach 500, Flow has successfully doubled acceleration versus previous models. This means a 15 to 30 percent reduction in cycle time relative to the Mach 3b, the company's best-selling waterjet cutting system worldwide. The Mach 500’s Z travel height is 50 percent larger (305 mm) and repeatability (0.03mm) has been doubled. The modern electrical system improves reliability of the overall system and reduces complexity. The latest generation of FlowXpert® CAD/CAM software is capable not only of designing complete 3-D models and assemblies but also of simultaneously calculating optimum cutting paths.
"Over the last 40 years, we have developed 12 generations of waterjet cutting systems. With each generation, we have further improved major components and achieved ongoing increases in accuracy and cutting speed", explains Claus Herting, Managing Director, Flow Europe. "The Mach 500 is not only a modern waterjet cutting system. It combines the latest technology from leading manufacturers of drive and control systems with Flow's tried and trusted ultrahigh-pressure technology and unparalleled service and support to maximize machine availability and productivity for our customers."