Whether it’s home renovation, auto repair, or assembling furniture from that famous Swedish retailer, doing it yourself is all the rage today. But when it comes to maintaining your waterjet equipment, you may want to think twice before making it a DIY project.
Great machinists know the need for proper fixturing. And they also know the fixturing has to be true to the machine tool motion. I don’t pretend to be a great machinist, but I know quite a few, including Curtis Waffle pictured below in an old photograph. Curtis is a master machinist with 35 years at Flow. The large bed of a typical waterjet machine is an XY plane, and that plane must match that of the machine. If the worktable is not flat to the machine motion it creates ongoing headaches and part accuracy and quality issues for the operator.
A filter is a filter is a filter…..right? In our next post by Tim Fabian, we discuss how to choose the right filters for your pump. Now, to Tim.
A filter is a filter is a filter…..right? Not so fast. There are so many types of filters available today it is hard to understand what all the differences are. The important thing to remember though, is that not all will work well with your pump. Just like the cleanliness of the water we drink needs to be clean to sustain our good health, a filter that doesn’t stop the bad stuff from getting into your pump is bad for its health too. Even filters that have the same nominal micron value aren’t always created equal.
I’m excited to bring you our first guest post by Tim Fabian. Tim is a renowned waterjet expert, well versed in everything from machine design to daily operation. It is my pleasure to have him as our guest blogger for this week. Without further ado…. Tim Fabian.