Foam & Rubber
Amcon (American Converters)
Our client is a leading foam fabricator, providing converting services over one of the widest arrays of foams in the industry. They were looking for a purpose-built system to allow them lightning-fast production while minimizing downtime between cuts.
High-Speed machines allow for higher production and lower per part cost.
Industry-exclusive sloped tank design and chain feed system allow for continuous, high-volume production.
Materials: Cross-linked Polyethylene foams (XLPE), Zotefoams, Polyethylene Planks, Neoprene, Silicone Rubber.
Our client was looking to add a system to their shop to allow for high volume water-only production, without the need to stop and clean out waste. They needed the ability to quickly transition from small runs to large, over a variety of materials without losing time loading, unloading, and cleaning the system.
WARDJet provided the client with our industry exclusive L-3018. This unique system features a linear drive system to provide motion up to 7000 inches per minute. The chain feed system with in and out-feed tables allowed the client to continuously cut without the need to stop for loading and unloading. WARDJet’s unique sloped tank design of the L-Series allowed the client to vitally eliminate wetting of the material. All these features combined to give our client a huge competitive advantage.
“The waterjet allows us to make complex internal cut-outs that are crisp and seamless.” The new system provides acceleration and deceleration speeds of up to 7,000 inches per minute so jobs are completed in no time. Hall adds speed is improved in another way as well. “A major benefit of waterjet is the rapid in-house prototyping. A lot of times we can turn around a sample on the same-day.”