Waterjet Cutting Chillers

 

WPI designs and manufactures industrial water cooling equipment for waterjet cutting machines. Whaley has worked closely with many waterjet suppliers for governmental contracting companies in a wide variety of projects. An immense amount of heat is produced by waterjet cutting machines. Packaged chillers or FRP cooling towers are a good suit for a solution for this type of load depending on how much heat your machine produces. If you are wanting to cool multiple machines with one chiller, this can be achieved with simple plumbing. Contact an experienced waterjet cutting machine cooling engineer today.

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Application Description:

A water jet cutter is a tool capable of slicing into metal or other materials using a jet of water at high velocity and pressure, or a mixture of water and an abrasive substance. The process is essentially the same as water erosion found in nature but greatly accelerated and concentrated. It is often used during fabrication or manufacture of parts for machinery and other devices. It is the preferred method when the materials being cut are sensitive to the high temperatures generated by other methods. It has found applications in a diverse number of industries from mining to aerospace where it is used for operations such as cutting, shaping, carving, and reaming.

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There are six main process characteristics to water jet cutting:

Uses a high velocity stream of abrasive particles suspended in a stream of Ultra High Pressure Water (30,000 – 90,000 psi) which is produced by a Waterjet Intensifier Pump.

Is used for machining a large array of materials, including heat-sensitive, delicate or very hard materials.

Produces no heat damage to workpiece surface or edges.

Nozzles are typically made of sintered boride.

Produces a taper of less than 1 degree on most cuts, which can be reduced or eliminated entirely by slowing down the cut process.

Distance of nozzle from workpiece affects the size of the kerf and the removal rate of material. Typical distance is .125″.

 

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SA Series
Packaged Chillers
Non-expandable
(integrated pump tank)
1.5Ton – 20Ton
Single / Dual Circuits
Single / Dual Pumps
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SAE Series
Modular Chillers
Expandable
(pump & tank on
separate skid)
1.5Ton – 200Ton
Single / Dual Circuits
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SAR Series
Split Chillers
Expandable
(Outdoor Condensing Unit)
(pump, tank, evaporator on
indoor skid)
1.5Ton – 200Ton
Single / Dual Circuits