Downsview, Ontario, Canada —Nova Classique Glass Industries is pumped up about its water cutting technology. "The water jet cutting provides the precision cutting needed for creating the complex shapes of our products," says Nova's Chief Programming Specialist Goran Vujcic.
The SL-IV intensifier helps Nova precisely cut glass for sculptures and architectural accessories using 55,000 psi of hydraulic pressure through a 0.012-inch orifice.
The company uses a SL-IV 50 hp intensifier from Ingersoll-Rand (Baxter Springs, KS) for cutting its three-dimensional glass sculptures. The intensifier is a plunger pump with variable-displacement, pressure-compensated hydraulics that generates up to 55,000 psi of cutting pressure.
Ingersoll-Rand's SL-IV intensifier focuses water through a small 0.012-inch orifice and forms a water-cutting stream with a velocity of 2.5 times greater than the speed of sound. "The pre-aligned cartridge body, orifice, and focusing tube produces an exact hydro-abrasive stream that cuts fast, says Vujcic.
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