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Waterjet Technology

Kelcom Inc. uses an Australian built waterjet machine to custom cut all gaskets. This technology allows gaskets to be cut with a high degree of precision and accuracy. Maintaining tolerances of more than .030 assures product quality and consistency.

The waterjet operates by channeling an ultra-high pressurized stream of water through a small, precious-stone orifice. The water is pressurized at levels over 40,000 psi and travels through the stone orifice at approximately 2.5 times the speed of sound (depending on how the water pressure is exerted).

There are no tool or die costs associated with the waterjet. Each gasket is a custom item and modifications can easily be made. CAD/CAM software is used, in conjunction with CNC controllers, to convert drawings into digital commands for the cutting head to follow.

Slitting Machine

Kelcom has three state of the art slitting machines to custom fabricate rolled goods to meet our customers specifications.  With three slitting machines and a large inventory of our materials, Kelcom has the flexibility to fill "just in time" orders, as well as large production runs.


 

 

 

 

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