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Bad Nauheim, Hesse, Germany, 2013/05/15 - Thanks to the continuing demand for its optimized high pressure pump STREAMLINE PRO-2, KMT is able to pass on the price advantages resulting from high quantity production to its customers..
The PRO technology by KMT Waterjet Systems enables waterjet cutting at a working pressure of up to 6,200 bar. Cutting at this pressure range feature numerous advantages, and consequently, respective cutting machines are more than ever in demand. About a year ago, KMT therefore launched the high pressure pump STREAMLINE PRO-2 – the second and optimized generation of a high pressure pump capable of generating the ultra-high pressure. Thanks to the continuing demand, the company is now able to pass on the price advantages resulting from high quantity production to its customers.
Optimzed High Pressure Pump
For a little more than a year now, the high pressure pump STREAMLINE PRO-2 for waterjet cutting has proven its value in the market and convinced many users of its benefits. Compared to the preceding model PRO-I, KMT has considerably improved the usability. For example, the exchange and maintenance of sealing head and seals in the intensifier has been significantly facilitated: To access the high-maintenance components in the “old” intensifier, the machine operator had to remove a complex bolt tensioning construction with the aid of a hydraulic tensioner necessitating a relatively high torque. In contrast, the model STREAMLINE PRO-2 features the KMT Hard Seal End Cap, which is fastened by just 8 jack bolts. The torque necessary to assemble and disassemble the end cap amounts to a maximum of 95 Nm – which corresponds to the fastening torque of an M10 screw (quality grade 12.9). Thanks to this construction, the maintenance effort and thus the downtimes of the high pressure pump can be significantly reduced. For example, a trained employee can carry out a seal change in no more than 20 minutes.
Reduced operating costs thanks to price cuts
However, the optimized product still offers some possibilities for a fine-tuning which may make it even more attractive to customers. As the high pressure pump STREAMLINE PRO-2 has come to be a global success in the waterjet cutting industry, KMT can realize high production volumes for many components, e.g. the sealing kits or the high pressure cylinder. This leads to price advantages which the company passes on to its customers. Added up, the price cuts regarding the wear parts result in a reduction of the operating costs of about 20%.
Hence, the operation of a waterjet cutting machine with a working pressure of up to 6,200 bar becomes more user-friendly and affordable. Especially if the cutting of thick or hard material, a particularly smooth cutting edge or the resourcing of spare capacity for covering peak work times are important, many machine operators can now easily make a decision in favor of a 6,200 bar waterjet cutting system.