Efficient recycling of the abrasive in waterjet cutting opens up considerable cost savings potential in the consumption, storage and disposal costs. ARU can be combined with water abrasive suspension (WAS) cutting systems like ConSus as well as with cutting tables using the water abrasive injection (WAIS) process.
The greatest possible efficiency and sustainability is achieved by combining ConSus with the abrasive recycling unit ARU. The recycling of more than 80 % of the abrasive used with ConSus significantly redu-ces the costs of consumption, storage and disposal of abrasives
In a ConSus cutting system, the moist recyclate can be fed directly and without drying back into the cut-ting process.
The abrasive previously used in a WAIS system is also recyclable with the abrasive recycling unit ARU. However, due to the massive abrasive grain size reduction in the acceleration process of the mixing chamber of the injection, usually less than 50 % can be recycled.
If the recyclate is to be reused in a WAIS system, the ARU can optionally be expanded with a drying unit.