RTE Interpolator KIMLA machines have been equipped with regulators which set the position, speed, torque and the spurt concurrently which is possible thanks to very fast data transmission between the interpolator and servo drives using real-time Ethernet (RTE). As a result, the dynamic accuracy of the machines has significantly increased, which is particularly evident at high speeds and with complex shapes.
Smooth regulation of the cutting speed The feed speed during cutting with waterjet machines depends on the type of material, its thickness and the quality which we want to achieve. KIMLA machines enable smooth regulation of the feed speed, which allows the operator to adjust the speed to the specific requirements of the treatment required.
Operating speeds and accelerations Most users of waterjet machines are convinced that these machines are slow and do not develop high-speed machining. However, the speed of waterjet technology development is high enough that it is necessary to verify this claim. Thin and relatively soft materials, such as aluminium, ceramics, etc. can be cut much faster than a few years ago. For this reason, the cutting speed limit does not often result from the waterjet technology itself but from the restrictions arising from the capabilities of the control system and the drives. Therefore, the KIMLA machines are equipped with solutions allowing them to achieve an operating speed up to 0.9m/s. This leads to the opportunity of even multiple increase in cutting efficiency, especially for thin materials.
Electronic gate angle correction The KIMLA Company has developed and implemented the electronic system for correcting the angle of the gate, which automatically sets the correct angle regardless of the initial setting of the drives. This has enabled the use of the gate moving along the narrower side of the workspace, which significantly increases convenient operation. Additionally, this system provides the correct mapping of the shapes of the details cut, which eliminates errors in the machine positioning.