5) Maintenance—For optimum performance, waterjet machines must be well maintained and in excellent operating condition. Some suppliers offer machine-control functions to make maintenance proactive rather than reactive. For example, maintenance-management software will monitor machine components for wear and indicate when preventive maintenance is required. With this monitoring ability, shops can minimize or eliminate unexpected downtime.

6) Software—In addition to the hardware that makes up waterjet machines—pumps, nozzles and worktables—the control software is where metalformers can truly optimize machine performance, in terms of speed and efficiency. Don’t just invest in the most powerful and effective software available; also work with your machine supplier to ensure you’re running the latest software upgrades. MF
Industry-Related Terms: Surface, Thickness, Blank, Hardware
View Glossary of Metalforming Terms


See also: Omax Corporation

Technologies: Cutting


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