New configurable high pressure pumps from KMT
KMT Waterjet Systems is set to launch a new series of high pressure pumps for waterjet cutting – the STREAMLINE SL-VI.
The new pump models are based on four frames in different sizes and provide a range of configuration possibilities.
The SL-VI series offers various pressure ranges, motorisations, and configuration features so that the pump can be tailored to the application it is needed for.
The model type PLUS operates at a pressure level of 4,100 bar, and the type STD allows for a maximum pressure of 3,800 bar.
The pumps will be available with motor ratings from 15 to 200HP (11 to 149kW).
The different configuration possibilities range from a model without electrical cabinet, doors, and cover for complete integration into the centralised control unit of an entire turnkey system, to basic stand-alone machines for occasional cutting needs, to fully equipped pumps which enable the most demanding cutting applications.
The motor of the new pump series has been upgraded to IE3 according to the norm EC 640/2009 so the KMT Waterjet engineers were able to optimise the motor performance concerning motor efficiency and electrical consumption.
This increases the flow rate and with it the maximum orifice size, allowing for higher productivity.
The maximum possible orifice size for a 50HP pump operating at 4,100 bar, for example, could be increased from 0.013” to 0.014”.
KMT has harmonised the PLC and HMI platform used for the control of the intensifier pumps.
With the SL-VI pump model, all KMT high pressure pumps worldwide will be equipped with the same controls using the same operating pattern.
The new controls feature 11 operating languages, soft start to optimise the power consumption, as well as a network cable and USB port next to the display.
As an option, KMT offers the Stroke Control system for load balancing of multiple high pressure pumps feeding into a common network.