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by ProtoMAX Admin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: How fast and how well can the ProtoMAX cut?
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Views: 1323

How fast and how well can the ProtoMAX cut?

The ProtoMAX is the fastest cutting waterjet of its size. It has a 5 hp pump and operates at a pressure of 30,000 PSI. Industrial waterjets operate at pressures between 45,000 and 90,000 PSI so while you're not going to cut at industrial speeds, you will still cut fast. Below is an image of a table ...
by ProtoMAX Admin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: What are the power/water requirements for the ProtoMAX?
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Views: 1120

What are the power/water requirements for the ProtoMAX?

The ProtoMAX system requires a 240V AC / 30A power source and access to water and a drain. The power requirement is similar to a household clothing dryer and is required to drive the 5 horsepower pump. Check out our Utility Requirements document for more information. Water temperature and quality ca...
by ProtoMAX Admin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Can the used water and garnet from the catcher tank be routed to a sewer drain?
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Views: 1178

Can the used water and garnet from the catcher tank be routed to a sewer drain?

It depends. Water and garnet, a naturally occurring mineral, are inert. The water draining from the catcher tank will contain abrasive and a small amount of the material that is cut and that may influence what you can pour down the drain. Check your local wastewater regulations to learn what you can...
by ProtoMAX Admin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: What can I do with used garnet?
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Views: 1164

What can I do with used garnet?

We don't recommend recycling garnet for use in your ProtoMAX system as your cutting performance may suffer. Used garnet can be disposed of in landfills or repurposed by concrete manufacturers.
by ProtoMAX Admin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: What safety features are included in the ProtoMAX?
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Views: 980

What safety features are included in the ProtoMAX?

We are designing the system to be compliant with UL requirements.
The ProtoMAX lid is designed to stop all cutting when open and the On / Off switch is ergonomically located on the side of the machine. ProtoMAX may emit minimal water vapor from the cutting process.
by ProtoMAX Admin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: What is included with the ProtoMAX system?
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Views: 932

What is included with the ProtoMAX system?

The ProtoMAX system includes: Unit enclosure XY motion system, cutting platform, and a catcher tank Nozzle and mixing tube 5 hp pump (operating at 30,000 PSI) All electrical and plumbing Laptop configured with Intelli-MAX software 55 lbs. of garnet Everything you need to begin operation after install.
by ProtoMAX Admin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: What are the operational cost of the ProtoMAX system
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Views: 1126

What are the operational cost of the ProtoMAX system

Cost drivers are garnet and water, and garnet is generally a much higher cost component than water. See sample material cutting times and abrasive usage below.

Some examples can be found here: http://protomax.com/#capabilities
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by ProtoMAX Admin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: What is the cost of abrasive (garnet)?
Replies: 0
Views: 977

What is the cost of abrasive (garnet)?

You will find the price per lb is higher than what is common for larger volumes, higher pressure systems only because packaging and logistics afford this. Generally, pricing, including all freight, special packaging (for ease of use), and handling will vary from under $50 for a 30 lb pail to under $...
by ProtoMAX Admin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: What can the ProtoMAX cut?
Replies: 0
Views: 986

What can the ProtoMAX cut?

The ProtoMAX can cut virtually anything. There are some plastics and laminates that cut poorly and we don’t recommend cutting tempered glass.


Easily Cut Materials
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel
  • Mild Steel
  • Granite
  • Marble White
  • Acrylic
  • Glass
  • Carbon Fiber
  • Foam
by ProtoMAX Admin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: How does the ProtoMAX work?
Replies: 0
Views: 828

How does the ProtoMAX work?

Erosion. Pressurized water is directed into a fine stream that accelerates garnet particles into and subsequently through the material you are trying to cut.