Press Release Summary:
Designed to digitize patterns, templates, and parts into FlowMasterÂ® software, FlowTeach(TM) allows operator to jog Flow machine tool around periphery of part or template, selecting points and recreating geometry within FlowMaster control. Intuitive interface provides functions that support creation of circles, ellipses, polylines, and arcs to facilitate process. With wireless remote pendant, user can be close to work piece and accurately position cutting head along contours.
Original Press Release:
Fast Digitizing System Available for Flow Waterjets
KENT, Wash., - Flow International Corporation (NASDAQ: FLOW) announces the launch of FlowTeach(TM), a system designed to quickly digitize patterns, templates or parts into FlowMaster® software. The software and hardware are available for all Flow Mach series waterjets and can be retrofitted onto most legacy Flow systems.
Contract cutting shops, also known as Job Shops, often receive a template or a physical part that must be recreated instead of a dimensioned drawing. In these instances, it can be time consuming to turn that template or physical part into a cutting program. FlowTeach solves this problem by allowing the operator to jog the Flow machine tool around the periphery of the part or template, selecting points and thereby recreating the geometry within the FlowMaster control. FlowTeach will also be of particular interest to anyone in the stone industry for digitizing countertop and flooring patterns.
Simple to learn and easy to use, the operator guides Flow's standard laser edge finder to capture points along a part's geometry. The system has an intuitive interface featuring easy to read icons and various functions that support the creation of circles, ellipses, polylines, and arcs to both simplify and speed up the process. A wireless remote pendant allows the user to be close to the work piece and accurately position the cutting head along the contours.
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, stone interiors, surface preparation, food and dozens more. For more information, visit www.flowwaterjet.com.