The AquaCut series

The AquaCut series

The exclusive high-speed solution
for advanced 3D-cutting

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The AquaCut series | Highly precise and without thermal influence

The AquaCut is a highly precise CNC waterjet cutting machine designed to process a wide variety of materials including those that cannot be subject to thermal or mechanical stresses.

 

Pure water or abrasive cutting can be applied, among others, to metal, stone, marble, armored glass, ceramics, plastics, wood, thick corrugated cardboard, foam materials and sandwich materials.

 

The machine can be equipped with a 5-axis waterjet rotator with ACTG® for bevel cutting, as well as combined with plasma, pipe and profile cutting or tapping. Other features include Additional Beveling Process (ABP) and taper compensation (ABC).

 

Pipe & Profile processing2D cuttingBevel cuttingMarkingScanningAutomation

These customers rely on MicroStep and benefit from the AquaCut


 

"I recommend the AquaCut. With this machine we are ready for the future and are able to serve our customers as flexibly as possible."

 

Angelo Clarijs,

Business Manager | Sideron BV

Features

Fine contours and highly precise cuts up to 150 mm

Fine contours and highly precise cuts up to 150 mm

No thermal stress on the cut partCutting of the finest contoursPrecision to the degree of hundredths of a millimeterCutting of...

Adaptive Bevel Compensation (ABC)

Adaptive Bevel Compensation (ABC)

In order to meet the requirements for high precision and/or perpendicularity of the cut parts, MicroStep‘s Adaptive Bevel...

Intuitive and easy to implement: Fully automatic bevel cutting up to 45°

Intuitive and easy to implement: Fully automatic bevel cutting up to 45°

The system allows fully automatic and highly precise bevel cuts up to 45° thanks to MicroStep's ACTG calibration system...

Individual design of the Z-axis stroke up to 1,400 mm

Individual design of the Z-axis stroke up to 1,400 mm

In order to ensure the appropriate flexibility when processing domes, profiles and various higher components, the stroke of the...

Durable high-precision components

Durable high-precision components

Rustproof chrome plating of linear guidelines helps to protect them against wear caused by abrasive and corrosion. In addition,...

Optional water table designs

Optional water table designs

Depending on your requirements, different cutting table designs are available for the AquaCut series:Galvanized or stainless...

Sludge removal conveyor

Sludge removal conveyor

The cutting tank can be optionally equipped with an automatic cleaning system, either with a conveyor belt that carries the...

The highest safety standards to protect machine operators

The highest safety standards to protect machine operators

In addition to the already high MicroStep® safety standards, the system can be extended with the following safety equipment...

Innovative software solutions: Intuitive and easy operation

Innovative software solutions: Intuitive and easy operation

So that you can fully concentrate on your production, our innovative software solutions help you to intuitively transform...

Ergonomic and uncomplicated: The iMSNC® control system

Ergonomic and uncomplicated: The iMSNC® control system

Apart from the externally positioned control console with ergonomic 24" touch screen display, the system has additional...

Remote Diagnostics

Remote Diagnostics

With iMSNC® and numerous remote maintenance modules, MicroStep offers the best foundation for fast and competent help via...

Technical specifications

 

Dimensions

Effective length of work area* 3,000 to 18,000 mm
Effective width of work area* 1,500 to 4,000 mm
* Different configurations on request. The net area of the working zone can be operated with all available tools.

Tools

Possible number of tools 4
Possible cutting processes waterjet, combinable with plasma
Possible number of bevel cutting heads 2
Maximum material thickness waterjet according to pump up to 150 mm
Maximum material thickness plasma according to plasma source up to 80 mm

Precision

Positioning speed up to 40,000 mm/min.
Positioning accuracy according to DIN 28206 / depending on the feature version up to the hundredths range
X, Y axis linear guides, driven on both sides and helical toothed racks
Z axis ball screw

Control & software

Control iMSNC®
Main control panel 17" touchscreen, external
Operating system Windows 11 Pro (64-bit)
Additional operating units 2 operating units on the gantry (one on the left side and one on the right side)
 
  All specifications subject to change

 

Software

Software from MicroStep® – developed especially for cutting

To allow you to concentrate fully on your production, our MicroStep® software solutions, drawings and cutting plans help you to intuitively convert them into finished components. Part of our product range also includes automation solutions for the organization of your entire cutting process.

Asper Basic

Asper Basic

Asper Basic is the ideal tool for an easy and fast creation of NC programs for different cutting technologies (plasma, oxyfuel, laser or waterjet).

Asper Nesting

Asper Nesting

With Asper Nesting, you can easily and intuitively nest component drawings into efficient cutting plans.

MPM Production Management

MPM Production Management

MPM forms the basis for automated cutting. It automatically nests complex cutting jobs and projects on the right material and distributes the cutting plans to cutting machines for processing.

Control

Handles even the most complex cutting tasks – the iMSNC® machine control

iMSNC® from MicroStep is one of the most advanced control systems for CNC cutting machines. It was developed to easily, reliably, and efficiently turn cutting plans into finished parts with the help of a clear and modern user interface.

MicroStep iMSNC® machine control

The intelligent solution for multi-technology work

iMSNC® from MicroStep is one of the most advanced control systems for CNC cutting machines. It was developed to easily, reliably, and efficiently turn cutting plans into finished parts with the help of a clear and modern user interface. The system’s hardware consists of a stand-alone control console with a TFT touchscreen and a control panel with an LCD display mounted on the gantry. In order to achieve maximum utilization and flexibility of our machines, the ergonomic control console offers the opportunity to nest new cutting programs and generate new CNC codes during an ongoing cutting process. As the iMSNC® control system and all CAM software solutions come from our company, the software with its versatile modules can be individually customized for your production. Parameter databases for individual technologies enable consistently high quality under various circumstances. iMSNC® comes with multiple efficient evaluation tools for production process optimization. These provide you with the much-needed overview of current cutting orders, cutting times, cost calculations and machine utilization in day-to-day production.

 

 

Overview of important performance data:

  • 24’’ touchscreen
  • Efficient management of tool data
  • Very short programming times
  • Fast data transfer
  • Flexible and easy to use
  • Advanced cutting simulation for more work safety
  • Convenient contextual help via pop-up bubbles

 

Media

 Cutting system

Cutting system

 2D cutting

2D cutting

 3D cutting

3D cutting

 Cutting samples

Cutting samples

 Control and operating unit

Control and operating unit

 
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