Operating waterjet cutting machines is not the least inexpensive process in the world, and facilities know this. As such, every facility manager must design a programme that is aimed at reducing costs where it is possible, while also ensuring consistent quality results. If you need a little help towards that, keep these tips in mind.
Cut as fast as possible
Many facilities think that slowing down production can help offset costs, and while it may be true to some extent, it will ultimately go against what you hope to do. After all, abrasive use factors significantly into incurred costs during operation of the machine. However, the simple logic of the matter is: the faster you can deliver cut parts, the faster you will get paid; and the faster you cut parts, the fewer resources you will have to use.
Carefully plan your setup
Engineering your operational setup for maximum efficiency is also important. In this matter, you may have to consider adding to the number of cutting heads that you have, running the machine at full speed, or ensuring maximum pressure while cutting. It may seem like it will be expensive at first, but things will even out ultimately.
It also bears noting that making modifications to your setup will require careful planning and execution for successful adoption. For instance, if you’re adding cutting heads, you will have to make accommodations for increased programming and setup time, having more scrap material, and lowered availability.
Keep the machine running in optimal condition
Finally, make sure that your waterjet cutting machine is calibrated to run at its optimal performance, every time. Any downtime or damage will take a toll on your resources. For this reason, preventive and responsive maintenance must be available to take care of any issue that arises, as well as look out for any that may crop up.
At Techni Waterjets, we make sure that our customers are treated to the comprehensive guidance that they require to harness the best of the machines while keeping within desired budget projections. We help evaluate your current setup to arrive at effective recommendations that are specific to your needs, requirements, and conditions.
We also provide repair and maintenance solutions and models to help equip your facility against costly issues. If you need to talk to our team today, send us a message detailing what you need so we can get back to you promptly.