Wide range of pressures, models to meet every manufacturing need
KENT, Wash., Aug. 25, 2009 - Flow International Corporation (NASDAQ: FLOW), the world's leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology, is pleased to introduce its innovative Mach Series line of waterjet cutting machines.
Building on more than 35 years of industry leadership, Flow's new Mach Series line of waterjets features the next generation in UHP technology. Combining the latest software upgrades, ultrahigh pressures rated up to 94,000 psi, new long-life intensifier and direct drive pumps, three-dimensional Dynamic Waterjet cutting advancements, and many other upgrades, all Mach Series machines are designed to deliver maximum versatility to manufacturers of all sizes and budgets.
Flow's new Mach Series consists of three distinct product lines: the Mach 4, Mach 3, and Mach 2, all of which offer complete systems solutions to address a full array of customer needs while delivering the widest range of capabilities, technologies and price in the industry.
Mach 4 Waterjet Series: The Ultimate Waterjet Ready to Meet Any Challenge
Flow's Mach 4 Series is a line of Flow's most productive, advanced machines for flat material and 3D material cutting. The Mach 4 Series waterjet machines allow manufacturers to cut faster, reduce costs and increase production. Standard features include:
o HyperJet 94i(TM) 94,000 psi intensifier pump; the highest operating pressure of any waterjet system in the world
o Dynamic XD for bevel and 3D cutting of complex flat and non-flat parts.
o FlowXpert(TM) is Flow's latest advanced yet very easy to operate waterjet cutting software, which utilizes Flow's SmartStream(TM) technology to optimize cutting speeds based on a variety of user-defined parameters such as desired edge finish, material thickness, and material type. FlowXpert also includes FlowConnex(TM) revolutionary remote waterjet monitoring system that allows the owner/operator to monitor the Flow waterjet over the internet, and track system performance.
Mach 3 Waterjet Series: A Different Breed of Waterjet
The Mach 3 line features the proven technology that has earned Flow the reputation as the leading worldwide waterjet systems provider. Featuring the world's most reliable UHP pump, intelligent process monitoring, and an array of options, the Mach 3 features a convenient compact design to help preserve valuable floor space. Other features of the Mach 3 include:
o HyPlex Hybrid(TM) 60,000 psi pump, the highest operating pressure of any direct-drive pump in the world
o Dynamic Waterjet(TM) cutting system - Flow's industry leading and original high-production/taper control system with ±10 degrees of wrist motion for use on flat material cutting
o FlowPro(TM) intelligent control system, with powerful new features to maximize the performance on flat material cutting.
Mach 2 Waterjet Series Affordable and Powerful
Flow's Mach 2 line is comprised of economical machines for those new to waterjet or on a limited budget seeking a reliable and easy-to-use system. The Mach 2 Series combines reliability with value to provide manufacturers with the waterjet system that will set them up for success. This full-featured waterjet series comes standard with all of the traditional waterjet features at a highly affordable price. With robust mechanical design, integrated machine systems, intuitive user control, multiple size and configurations, the Mach 2 series is extremely easy to use and features:
o JetPlex(TM) 55,000 psi direct drive pump
o Paser(TM) ECL cutting system - The world's simplest and still the best abrasivejet cutting system.
o FlowMaster(TM) intelligent control system - the world's most popular waterjet programming and control software because it is easy to use and yet has advanced programming tools
"With our latest Mach Series technology releases, Flow now has waterjet systems that match our customers' applications and budgets," said Chip Burnham, vice president of marketing. "Flow has continually offered the highest pressure, most productive pumps, software, and machine tools in the industry, which has cemented our role as the leader in offering ultrahigh-pressure waterjet technology."
About Flow International
Flow International Corporation is the world's leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet technology for cutting and cleaning. Flow provides state-of-the-art ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) technology to numerous industries including automotive, aerospace, job shop, surface preparation, food and dozens more. For more information, visit www.flowcorp.com.