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Water Jet Cutters

DISCOVER THE POWER OF A REAL WATER JET CUTTER

Not all water jet cutters are created equal. Discover why our CNC water jet cutters and hydro cutting machines are unmatched in precision and reliability. Download our comprehensive water jet machine price guide and detailed brochure today.

Water Jet Cutters: The benefits for Your Operation

Water jet cutters utilise  a high-pressure stream of water mixed with abrasive particles to cut through a wide range of materials. With water jet cutters, you can effortlessly cut stainless steel, aluminium, rubber, plastics, cement sheets, and mild steel with exceptional precision.

No heat distortion with water jet cutting

Water jet machines use a cold-cutting process that eliminates heat distortion - an effective approach that ensures material integrity.

Water jet cutters maintain the molecular structure of your materials, which makes them ideal for metal fabrication and delicates like porcelain, delivering perfect results every time. For a great example - check out the Flow Mach 200.

Water jet cutters are highly adaptable

Water jet cutters are highly adaptable, offering exceptional versatility by efficiently switching between materials without changing tools.

Handle various materials and thicknesses, from intricate designs to hardened steels. Simplify operations and enhance capabilities with the flexibility of high-pressure water jet equipment.

Water jet machines boost productivity

Boost your business operations with our high-performance water jet machines. Achieve precise, burr-free edges, reducing the need for secondary finishing and lowering production costs.

Increase output and ensure consistent quality, increasing customer satisfaction and profitability. Invest in water jet technology to stay competitive and drive growth.

Water jet cutter price: find out the costs

Are you curious about the cost of a water jet and its potential for boosting your business?

Water jet cutting machines offer exceptional precision. They'll save time and boost productivity. To elevate your operation, start now by finding out the indicative water jet price.

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Slicing through your Fabrication challenges

In manufacturing, the quality of your output reflects your operation's capabilities, reliability, and dependability. When your machinery is ill-suited for the task, prone to breakdowns, or inconsistent, your ability to deliver on customer promises can be severely compromised.

Steel fabrication demands precision and meticulousness, which are essential for creating durable, high-quality structures. Advanced CNC water jet cutting machines make a significant difference, offering exceptional accuracy and versatility in cutting and shaping metal components.

In the world of custom masonry, you're dealing with more than just stone; you're shaping customers' visions into reality. For those in glass manufacturing, precision isn't a luxury; it's the standard. CNC waterjet cutting machines have proven to be a game-changer in both industries, enabling intricate designs and clean, smooth edges on glass surfaces.

Defence contractors aren't just manufacturing parts but upholding national standards to a budget and deadline. For small business owners growing their operations, reliable and efficient machinery, such as a high-pressure waterjet cutting machine, can be the foundation of future expansion.

When equipment downtime is not an option, second best won't cut it.

You need machinery as trustworthy as your promises, as reliable as your commitment to quality, and as robust as the materials you work with. In manufacturing and fabrication, every minute counts, every detail matters, and machinery downtime should be the least of your concerns.

Worker operating water jet cutting machine
Water jet cutting thick steel plate

The impact of inadequate water jet equipment

Ignoring the pains of inadequate industrial cutting equipment is like ignoring the low fuel warning lights on your car's dashboard. Sure it might not stop you immediately, but it's a matter of time before it brings you to a complete halt.

Downtime in your operation isn't just about the immediate loss of production; it's about the cascade of consequences that follow. A machine breakdown can mean missed deadlines, affecting your bottom line and putting your business relationships at risk.

For those in the high-stakes, heavy industrial sector, it could mean the difference between leading and lagging in an increasingly competitive market.

For defence contractors, project delays, increased costs, penalties, and damage to reputation are a few of the consequences of unsuitable or unreliable cutting equipment.

In the aerospace sector, precision is critical. Downtime from unreliable cutting machinery can cause production delays, increased waste, and failure to meet strict quality standards. This results in cost overruns, jeopardised supply chains, and potential loss of certification.

Regardless of your industry, inaction is a risk you cannot afford.

Each moment lost to a machine failure is a step back from your ambitious growth and customer service excellence goals.

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Cutting-edge industrial waterjet solutions with Performatec

High-quality water jet machines

At Performatec, we supply a huge range of Flow Waterjet's reliability engineered, water jet cutting machines for your peace of mind. The range is built with the precision required for the fine art of stonemasonry, and the robustness demanded by heavy metal fabrication.

Each water jet cutting machine is  designed to meet varied cutting needs, from delicate glass shaping to armoured steel slicing. With our technology, expect nothing less than precise, efficient, and versatile cutting solutions that keep your operations seamless and your clients satisfied.

The Performatec service commitment

Beyond the machine, our expertise and support set us apart. We understand that buying a machine is an investment in your company's future. That's why we offer world-class service and support for the lifetime of your equipment. It's in our DNA.

Our team of seasoned experts is on hand to guide you from the initial consultation to tailor the perfect machine for your needs. Should challenges arise, our rapid-response maintenance teams ensure minimal downtime. At the same time, our after-sales support provides ongoing assurance that your investment is protected.

With Performatec, you're not just purchasing a waterjet cutter; you're securing a partnership with a team as dedicated to your craft as you are.

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Why partner with Performatec?
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Performatec promises certainty, precision and reliability.

Our Flow waterjet machines, built with advanced technology, deliver consistent, accurate cuts. They're designed for durability, ensuring peak performance across various projects. With capabilities to cut multiple materials and our extensive after-sales support, Performatec is your partner for growth and innovation.

Explore how our focus on excellence can transform your operations.

How does Performatec ensure certainty, precision and reliability in every cut?

Performatec's range of Flow waterjet machines are engineered with precision at their core, utilising state-of-the-art technology to deliver unmatched accuracy.

Our machines feature advanced control systems and high-quality components, ensuring that every cut is precise, from the first to the last. Reliability and certainty comes from our robust machine construction and industry-leading parts that reduce wear and tear, ensuring consistent performance under rigorous operational demands.

What makes Performatec's Flow waterjet machines stand out for complex projects?

Flow Waterjet machines are designed for versatility, capable of efficiently handling a wide range of materials and intricate designs. They can effortlessly switch from cutting thick metal plates to delicate glass or stone, making them ideal for complex and multi-material projects.

The advanced software allows for precise control over the cutting process, enabling the creation of complex shapes and detailed patterns with high accuracy.

How does Performatec minimise downtime and maximise productivity?

Performatec is committed to keeping your operation running smoothly. Our comprehensive service includes preventive maintenance schedules tailored to your machine's usage, rapid-response repair services, and access to the largest waterjet spare parts inventory in Australasia.

We also offer training for your team to ensure they can operate the machinery efficiently and identify potential issues before they lead to downtime, maximising productivity and extending the life of your equipment.

What about Performatec's after-sales support and service?

After-sales support is where Performatec truly excels. We offer an extensive service network, providing on-site repairs, maintenance, and machine upgrades. Our remote troubleshooting capabilities ensure quick resolution of many issues, minimising downtime.

Further, clients have access to our customer service team Monday to Friday, 7 am to 5 pm AEST, and online support resources and training programs designed to enhance their team's skills and knowledge of waterjet technology.

Proven results and trust

Adjoining is but a handful of real stories from our valued clients - gathered over many years while we served under the brand Performance Waterjet. While we have a new brand and expanded range, these testimonials are as relevant today as they will be tomorrow.

Each testimonial reflects our commitment to excellence and the trust and confidence our clients place in us to elevate their operations.

Over the past two decades, our single-minded focus has been to provide the kind of service and support that sets us apart. To discover how Performatec can revolutionise your manufacturing capabilities, click the button to get in contact.

"From our initial enquiry of a waterjet machine, (which was only a concept in our minds), to the actual cutting trials and proofs that the machine will be suitable for our production demands, PWJ (now Performatec) have proved to be an experienced waterjet cutting specialist"

Carl Hansen

Managing Director, SureWeld

My gasket manufacturing company in Heatherbrae NSW purchased a Mach 100 machine in October 2019 from Performance Waterjet (now Performatec) and we cannot be happier with machine and the back-up support the company provides. From answering technical questions through to the quick turnaround on parts, our dealings with PWJ (now Performatec) have been first class.

Joel Gardiner

Managing Director, Industrial Gaskets & Sealants

Water Jet Cutters for sale

Find the perfect water jet machine for your operation

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Water jet Cutter comparison chart

To make things easier for you, we have compiled our range of water jet machines and their specifications in the table below. Scroll to discover more.

Water Jet Comparison Chart
series:
a mach 100 water jet cutter
Flow Mach-100
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a mach 200 waterjet cutting machine
Flow Mach-200
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Flow Mach-200c
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a mach 300 cnc waterjet cutter
Flow Mach-300
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a mach 500 cnc waterjet
Flow Mach-500
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mach 700 Industrial water jet cutting machine
Flow Mach-700
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rendering of a Flow Echojet water jet cutting system
EchoJet
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Ideal Applications:
Metal Fabrication
Rubber
Plastics
Cement Sheet
Glass
Stone
Metal Fabrication
Rubber
Stone
Metal Fabrication
Heavy gauge steel fabrication
Heavy gauge steel fabrication
Highly specialised operations
Highly specialised operations
Education Sector
Table Style:
Cantilever
Gantry
Fully integrated gantry
Available table sizes:
1300 x  1300mm
3100 x 2000mm
4000 x 2000mm
1300 x  1300mm
3000 x 2000mm
4000 x 2000mm
7300 x 2000mm
1300 x  1300mm
3100 x 2000mm
4000 x 2000mm
2000 x  1500mm
3000 x 1500mm
2000 x  2000mm
3000 x 2000mm
3000 x 6000mm
4000 x 2000mm
4000 x 8000mm
8000 x  4000mm
8000 x 5000mm
15000 x 4000mm
24000 x 4000mm
1300 x  1300mm
Table Weight Rating:
945kg / sqm table
1465kg / sqm table
2438kg / sqm table
Customisable
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Cutting Head Options:
Pure  Waterjet
3 Axis (Vertical Cutting) Paser 4
Pure  Waterjet
5 Axis (Bevel Cutting
Paser 4
Pivot +
5 Axis  (Bevel Cutting)
Paser 4
Pivot +
Dynamic Waterjet
Pure  Waterjet
Paser 4
Dynamic Waterjet
Pure  Waterjet
Paser 4
Dynamic Waterjet
Dynamic Waterjet XD
Paser 4
Dynamic Waterjet
5 Axis
Multiple Heads
Pure  Waterjet
Paser 4
Pivot +
Dynamic Waterjet
Z Axis Travel:
178mm
178mm, 203mm
203mm
305mm
305mm, 610mm
203mm
Linear Positional Accuracy:
±0.076mm / metre
±0.064mm / metre
±0.038mm / metre
±0.025mm / metre
±0.038mm / metre
±0.064mm / metre
Rapid Traverse Maximum:
10.16m / minute
10.16m / minute
12.7m / minute
11.9m / minute
17.8m / minute
36m / minute
12.7m / minute
Acceleration:
0.05g
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0.075g
0.1g
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Repeatabililty:
±0.064mm
±0.025mm
±0.025mm
±0.025mm
±0.020mm
±0.03mm
±0.025mm
Ballbar Circularity:
±0.1mm
±0.095mm
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±0.076mm
±0.0635mm
±0.064mm
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Motion System:
Ball screw
Rack & Pinion
Ball screw
Rack & Pinion
Pump Options:
Hyplex direct drive (55,000psi)
30SA  intensifier (60,000psi)
Motojet 30 intensifier (60,000psi)
Motojet 50 intensifier (60,000psi)
Hyplex direct drive (55,000psi)
Motojet 30 intensifier (60,000psi)
Motojet 50 intensifier (60,000psi)
30SA  intensifier (60,000psi)
Motojet 30 intensifier (60,000psi)
Hyperjet intensifier (87,000psi)
Hyplex direct drive (55,000psi)
Motojet 30 intensifier (60,000psi)
Motojet 50 intensifier (60,000psi)
Hyperjet intensifier (87,000psi)
Pump & Component manufacture:
USA
Pressure Hopper:
Abrafeed 170
CF900
Optional Extras:
UltraPierce Vacuum Assist
ASR
UltraPierce Vacuum Assist
ASR
Fully enclosed EchoJet model
UltraPierce Vacuum Assist
ASR
UltraPierce Vacuum Assist
ASR
Multiple Cutting Heads
Dual Gantry
UltraPierce Vacuum Assist
ASR
Multiple Cutting Heads
Dual Gantry
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Software:
FlowMaster
Flow Expert 3D Software:
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Table manufacture:
Shanghai, China
Busan, South Korea
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Common Questions about Water Jet Cutting Machines

Find answers to common questions about water jet cutting machines, hydro technology, maintenance, and operational costs.

How accurate is a water jet cutter?

Waterjet cutting is renowned for its high precision, with Flow waterjets achieving linear positional accuracies within ±0.025mm and repeatability of ±0.02mm.

The precise control over cutting allows for detailed and intricate designs on a wide array of materials, making it an ideal choice for applications where accuracy is paramount. The combination of advanced software, cutting technology, and operator expertise enables Flow waterjets to produce parts with smooth edges and minimal kerf, ensuring high-quality finishes right off the table.

What PSI is needed for water jet cutting?

A water jet cutter is a versatile tool used in various industrial applications, capable of cutting a wide range of materials. The pressure at which these cutters operate is crucial for their performance. Our water jet cutters typically function at pressures between 55,000 and 87,000 psi. This high-pressure output allows the water jet to slice through materials precisely and efficiently, from metals and stones to composites and plastics. Adjusting the pressure is essential for ensuring optimal cutting results for different materials and thicknesses.

Cantilever vs. gantry-style water jet tables

Cantilever tables feature a single arm extending from the machine's base, allowing three sides to open for material loading and unloading. Gantry tables, on the other hand, have a bridge that spans across the table, supported at both ends.

The gantry design offers greater stability and precision over larger cutting areas. It is well-suited for operations with limited space, making it ideal for heavy-duty or large-scale applications. Both designs have unique advantages, depending on the specific needs of your operation.

Vertical cutting vs. 5-axis bevel water jet cutting heads

As the name suggests, vertical cutting involves slicing through the material at a 90-degree angle to the surface, which is ideal for most standard cutting tasks requiring precision and straightforward edges. However, a 5-axis bevel cutting head can tilt to make angled cuts, allowing for complex shapes, bevelled edges, and 3D parts without secondary processing.

This capability is handy for applications requiring weld prep, countersinks, or intricate architectural details, offering enhanced versatility and creativity in cutting operations.

Ball screw motion systems vs rack & pinion: Which is better?

Ball screw motion systems offer high precision and smooth movement, making them suitable for applications requiring intricate cuts and exceptional accuracy. They function well in environments where minimal backlash and high reliability are crucial.

Rack and pinion systems, conversely, provide greater speed and are well-suited for larger machines where extensive travel is needed. They excel in robustness and cost-effectiveness for high-speed cutting operations. The choice between the two depends on your specific cutting requirements, balancing precision, speed, and cost.

Is water jet cutting better than laser?

Waterjet cutting is unique in its ability to cut through thick materials and a wide variety of materials without introducing heat, preserving the material's integrity.

While laser cutting excels in speed and precision, particularly with thinner materials and metals, it may be limited by material thickness and type. Plasma cutting is also effective for fast cutting of conductive metals but can introduce a heat-affected zone.

In contrast, water jet cutting offers a cold-cutting process that is suitable for a broader range of materials and thicknesses. It provides clean, precise cuts without the need for secondary finishing, making it a versatile and cost-effective solution for various cutting needs.

What are the maintenance requirements for a waterjet cutter?

Waterjets run on water, air, and garnet abrasive. Each of these elements have their own system to be checked over and maintained. Regular maintenance for a waterjet machine involves:

  • Checking and replacing filters on a regular basis
  • Ensuring the chiller is working and supplying cold water to the pump
  • Fixing any leaks as soon as possible to reduce wear and damage to HP lines and HP seals
  • Checking and replacing damaged or worn components like nozzles and orifices to improve the cutting stream
  • Ensuring the air pressure is set to the correct levels
  • Checking for air leaks and draining moisture from air lines as required
  • Maintaining the abrasive feed system.

A proactive approach to maintenance and servicing through scheduled downtime prolongs the waterjet's lifespan, and helps prevent unexpected breakdowns. Planned and regular maintenance is the key to ensuring consistent performance and reliability.

Water jet Flexibility

Wide range of waterjet Applications
Water jet machine cutting stone material
Stone Processing
Water jet used for steel fabrication
Steel fabrication
Water jet precisely cutting glass
Glass production
Water jet machine cutting plastics
Rubber & plastics
Water jet application in aerospace industry
Aerospace
Water jet cutting machine for defence applications
Defence
Water jet cutter used in construction
Construction
Composite materials being cut by water jet machine
Composites
Need to know more?

While we have provided plenty of helpful information about our range of waterjet cutting machines, you'll likely have more questions specific to your operational needs and future goals.

If that's you, take a moment to reach out and speak with one of our friendly water jet specialists today.

Meet our CNC water jet Cutter specialists

Meet some of our skilled team of waterjet cutting machine technicians and technical sales experts, committed to providing outstanding solutions in every project.

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Lester
General Manager & CNC Specialist
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Jeffrey
Sales Manager & CNC Specialist
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Michal
CNC Specialist