You can use your water jet with water only or with water and micro-abrasives. Whichever way you choose, maintaining proper safety is crucial.
Here are some ways that you can stay safe whenever you use your machine:
1. Protect your body
In addition to wearing appropriate work gear (such as protective covering for your eyes), be sure to also use a lifting device to move materials onto water jet slats. Close all covers and implement lockout procedures when performing maintenance on your machine.
2. Handle with care
Pressurized water that flows from the water jet may seem harmless. But the fact is that the stream is powerful enough to cause serious harm. Plan your jobs ahead of time and never place your hands in a water jet tank while the machine is in operation.
3. Beware water jet slats
Over time, the slats that support the materials being cut tend to become sharp and jagged. That’s why you should always take great care when loading materials on and off the machine. If the slats become too jagged, then you need to consider replacing them.
4. Stay informed
Sometimes injuries happen. And when they do, doctors treating water jet wounds need to know exactly what substances were involved. This is especially true if the cutters were using micro-abrasives to get the job done. You can get water jet cards that list all of the substances involved with the job that they were performing when the injury occurred.
Techmoon makes top-quality custom water jets that are as reliable and affordable as they are safe. When you’re in the market for the state-of-the-art cutting devices for your shop projects, contact us!