ConSus (ANT) presented the ConSus abrasive admixing unit at EuroBlech 2022, which now enables the continuous water abrasive suspension (WAS) process in the processing industry. In addition, the specialist for stationary waterjet cutting will be presenting the new Abrasive Recycling Unit (ARU) for energy-saving, environmentally friendly recycling of the abrasive used.
The emergence of more and more new, demanding materials places high demands on users in the processing industry. The ConSus abrasive blending unit enables fast, precise and high-performance cutting of all common materials in a continuous WAS process without any effects on the material or structural changes.
Compared to the conventional water abrasive injection process (WAIS), ConSus operates up to three times faster and at less than half the pressure, according to ANT. This reduces the time and energy required as well as CO2 emissions. The WAS cutting jet consists only of water and abrasive, which ensures significantly higher efficiency without turbulent mixing conditions, and leaves the cutting nozzle at almost twice the speed of sound.
Resource-saving abrasive cycle
Procurement, storage and disposal of the cutting material is an important cost factor in industrial waterjet cutting. The Abrasive Recycling Unit ARU from ConSus enables the processing and reuse of more than 100 kg of abrasive per hour with extremely low energy requirements. This enables users to significantly increase the efficiency and sustainability of their processes. The ARU is suitable for use with both the WAIS and WAS procedures. While WAIS requires the use of the ARU with a drying system for the recyclate, WAS allows the wet abrasive to be directly reintroduced into the cutting process. In conjunction with the ConSus abrasive blending unit, a reuse rate of at least 80 percent of the abrasive is possible.
ConSus – ANT Stationary Cutting Solutions GmbH is part of the ANT Group and specializes in the requirements of the machining industry. ANT is a technology and market leader in mobile waterjet cutting, with more than 20 years of experience in water abrasive suspension (WAS) cutting technology. The newly founded ConSus GmbH supports customers worldwide in benefiting from the cost-performance advantages of the WAS process in stationary applications as well.
The core competence of ConSus GmbH and the ANT Group is water abrasive suspension cutting technology and special machine construction. Numerous worldwide patents attest to the Group’s technological know-how.