Controller Retrofit for Calypso Waterjets


WARDJet, Tallmadge, OH - February 23, 2010: ACS Precision, LLC, Mercersburg, PA, retrofitted their Calypso waterjet with a WARDJet X-Series Controller. Charlie Daniels, General Manager of ACS Precision, found that while one company was promising a beta model for a controller, no other company at that time had a controller that could be retrofitted to their Calypso waterjet with the features demanded. Daniels met with Richard Ward, President of WARDJet, a leading manufacturer of waterjet systems and accessories. Ward's philosophy of open architecture regarding hardware components won them over.

ACS Precision is extremely pleased with the WARDJet X-Series Controller's features. The high tech graphics & split touch screen allow the waterjet operator to see every line of code, so any issues can be spotted before a cut is made. The way the controller jumps to any point on the contour even if that part has not been cut, allows total freedom for the operator. With the retrofit, they can run all programs, old and new and all the files they've received from customers.

ACS Precision waterjet operators are also finding the WARDJet wireless PDA pendant, carried or worn on the belt, to be tremendously useful, allowing them to move away from the machine. The pendant untethers the operator from the waterjet and allows them to turn their attention to other machinery on the floor. Daniels thought that this would prove even more practical in a smaller job shop. When ACS Precision operators needed guidance they took advantage of the live interactive WebEx support with WARDJet technicians.

WARDJet's goal is to incorporate the latest, state-of-the-art technology for their WARDJet X-Series Controller so that almost any company can extend the capabilities of their waterjet system, even if it's not a Calypso.

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WARDJet is a leading designer and manufacturer of new and custom waterjet systems for precision cutting and machining applications. Their open-architecture CNC platforms are designed to accommodate multiple machining processes such as drilling, tapping, reaming, rotational indexing or multiple-head 5 axis waterjet cutting. WARDJet systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. WARDJet waterjet systems are made in the U.S.A.

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