Flow waterjet systems – Mach 4

Their 4th generation system.

The Mach 4 offers a variety of features unique in the waterjet industry including an expandable modular design, up to 14m in length, allowing customers to increase the size of the cutting area as their business grows. The system’s exclusive roller pinion system provides fast, accurate cutting with zero backlash.

The system is ergonomically designed to improve operator convenience and productivity with lighting to enhance work piece visibility, efficient abrasive removal, and easy access to material and parts with full four-sided accessibility.


The Mach 4 combines Flow’s HyperJet® pump, rated at 94,000 psi and Dynamic Waterjet® XD, high-precision flat stock and 3D cutting technology. The Dynamic Waterjet XD will demonstrate the newest in waterjet height sensing technology, the DynaBeam™ Laser Height Sensing System. DynaBeam is the only non-contact material height sensing solution available in the industry and can be used in combination with Dynamic Waterjet XD for 2D and 3D bevel cutting.

The Mach 4 Series includes the exclusive HyperPressure™ Technology, as well as the advanced Dynamic Waterjet® XD technology for faster, more accurate bevel and 3D cutting. This unique design allows the Mach 4 to accommodate up to four cutting heads.

FlowXpert is one of the world’s first fully integrated 3D modeling and waterjet pathing software packages. The CAD/CAM software platform expands on the 2D FlowMaster® Intelligent Software Suite. With FlowXpert you can import, create, modify and path 3D geometry all in one single programme.


The Mach 4 can waterjet cut 3D and bevel parts faster, at high accuracy


The Mach 4 is equipped with Dynamic Waterjet XD cutting technology

The platform includes Design powered by SpaceClaim, an integrated 3D modeling tool with Flow Sequencer. With this release, the integrated CAD/CAM capabilities give users a seamless pathing experience. The integration with Flow Sequencer adds flexibility to users, and is designed specifically for waterjet cutting, resulting in faster waterjet programming.

Key Features of FlowXpert include:

• Model and path error detections with fixes
• Waterjet specific geometry analysis
• Expanded lead in/out catalogue, or create your own custom settings
• Greater automation from smart pathing, powered by Flow application expertise
• Programme directly from the native model without converting file types
• Fast, versatile sheet metal processing from SpaceClaim
• Preview the path before taking the part to the waterjet
• Modify the geometry without losing the path
• Advanced clean up tools customised to your waterjet

For more information contact W.D. Hearn on TEL: 021 534 5351 or visit www.wdhearn.co.za