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Office Relocation Announcement

Posted by Matt Hayes on

  The purpose of this announcement is to notify you that ALLFI Waterjet Inc. has moved from the location in Kansas City to a merged location with ALLFI Robotics USA, we are in full operation at our new facility, which is located at: 48829 West Road, Wixom, MI 48393 Please update your records to reflect our new location. All deliveries, payments and correspondence should be sent to the new address, please do not mail or send any items to our former location. With this much larger location it will allow us to serve our growing waterjet robotic and waterjet components...

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New ALLFI Waterjet Abrasive Feeder 2.0

Posted by David Wootton on

Despite the smaller dimensions of the feeder, the filling quantity of the Plexiglass tank has increased. The abrasive quantity can be dosed with increased accuracy and up to 1000 grams of sand per minute can be conveyed. The major innovation is our new backflow prevention system, now offered as standard feature. Clogging of the hose or backflow of a water-sand mixture will no longer lead to water backing up in the feeder. This protects the belts and the motor, but most importantly to the operator they will have the ability to restart the feeder in a matter of seconds. Customers...

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ALLFI Group AG Acquires Panwen Robotics Inc.

Posted by David Wootton on

Stans, Switzerland -  ALLFI Group AG has announced the successfully completed acquisition of Panwen Robotics Inc. of Shanghai, China. The new business unit will be known formally as ALLFI Robotics, Inc. with headquarters in Stans, Switzerland. Manufacturing and sales offices are located near Detroit, Michigan USA and Shanghai, China. Additionally, multiple ALLFI Group AG waterjet component locations will provide further global support for Asia, North and South America, and Europe.  The combination of Waterjet Robot Cutting Cell Solutions and ALLFI's waterjet components business creates a well-rounded, high-quality option for Automotive manufacturers and the overall waterjet market. The ALLFI Group takes...

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Allfi Waterjet at Fabtech Canada 2018

Posted by David Wootton on

Thanks to an invitation from Samzach Enterprises, our partner in Canada for Allfi Waterjet, Inc. parts and consumables, we attended Fabtech Canada 2018 at the Toronto Congress Centre last week.

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Allfi Waterjet - Sintered Diamonds vs Single-Crystal vs Sapphire - what's best?

Posted by David Wootton on

In the past, orifices used for waterjet cutting and many other high-pressure applications (those over 55,000psi) were a trade-off between life and cost.  If you were OK with changing orifices out more often, sapphires or ruby orifices (all lab-grown) are cheap – most sell between $13.50 and $24.50.  But good sapphires rarely last 100 hours and most are usually worn out or fail in less than 50 hours.  I once watched three 0.005” sapphires in a row fail right out of the box from another supplier – hardly inspiring.  Sapphire is a softer mineral than diamond and is very susceptible...

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