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Kennametal launches next-generation ROCTEC® Technology at FABTECH 2018
New APX series of ROCTEC nozzles offers waterjet operators 20% improvement in
precision cutting uptime
FABTECH 2018, Atlanta, Georgia, November 6: Kennametal is showcasing its next-generation ROCTEC® APX waterjet nozzles at the FABTECH Expo trade show in Atlanta, GA. The company’s ROCTEC® technology will be on display at Building A, Booth #2724 from November 6 to 8.
The Kennametal APX series of ROCTEC® nozzles provide 20 percent greater life than the industry-leading ROCTEC® 500 waterjet series, which already significantly outperforms other conventional tungsten carbide nozzles. The APX nozzles are ideal for use in precision cutting applications where long, uninterrupted cuts or close tolerances must be maintained for long periods to maintain part integrity or minimize expensive scrap due to premature nozzle failure.
“We’re always trying to push the boundaries of performance, and we heard from customers the need for even greater productivity—to make longer cuts, gain more flexibility, and produce better parts on their waterjet machines,” says Jeff Gardner, Key Account Manager at Kennametal. “At the same time, waterjet machine builders continue to develop higher pressure pumps and more efficient cutting processes. ROCTEC® APX is a next-generation nozzle designed to meet these needs.”
Using APX series nozzles, waterjet shops can take on even more challenging, complex jobs, or run at faster production speeds or longer production periods. It also enables customers to better integrate technology advancements, including advances in waterjet pumps and cutting head technology. In addition, since APX nozzles are based on the original ROCTEC® technology that has been the industry standard for over 20 years, they exhibit the predictable and consistent operating life for which Kennametal ROCTEC® nozzles are known.
Building on a proud legacy, the ROCTEC® APX nozzle provides up to 20-percent longer life compared to its nearest competitor, the ROCTEC® 500. For aerospace, medical, electronics, or any industry aiming for top-notch performance on its abrasive waterjet operation, the Kennametal ROCTEC APX is the clear choice.
Celebrating its 80th year as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2018.