Hydraulic Versacutter Waterjet System

The Versacutter includes a 400 lb abrasive hopper for uninterrupted cutting.  Rigid and flexible track options are available.

Hydraulic Versacutter abrasivejet system cutting reinforced concrete.

Waterjet cutting a doorsheet into a storage tank.

Water jet cutting a 54 inch pipe.

The Hydraulic Versacutter is a motion-controlled, portable linear abrasivejet cutting and beveling system that is used in a variety of cutting applications including pipelines, steel reinforced concrete, reactor vessels and any fabricated metal structures. 

Jet Edge’s Hydraulic Versacutter is a portable abrasivejet cutting system. Rigid or flexible tracks allow the Hydraulic Versacutter to operate on flat surfaces. The system is used in a variety of cutting applications including pipelines, steel reinforced concrete, reactor vessels and fabricated metal structures. It is especially suited for cutting in hazardous zones where flames and heat are restricted.
The Versacutter carriage is a sealed unit that contains a hydraulic motor. The hydraulic motor is connected to a gear reducer and a drive sprocket. The sprocket engages the track to drive the carriage along the track. Guide wheels support the carriage by clamping it onto the track. A lever retracts the drive sprocket so the drive unit can be positioned freely on the track and extends the drive sprocket to engage the holes in the track. The carriage has several clamps and tubes to adjust the position of the cutting head.
Two 8’ sections of track; one rigid, one flexible, are available. Additional track sections can be connected up to any desired length, limited only by the reach of the support equipment hoses. Track sections are bolted together for extended cuts. The rigid track is used on flat surfaces. The track is stiffened with two support rails. Mounting plates can be attached to the support rail allowing the track to be bolted to a surface. The flexible track is used on cylinders and undulating surfaces. On/off magnets on the flexible track, controlled by rotary knobs, attach to steel surfaces to help hold the track in position during setup. A winch and cable assembly tightens the track to secure it in position so track alignment does not shift while cutting is being performed.
A pneumatic delivery system meters the abrasive from the hopper to the cutting head. The hopper holds up to 400 pounds of abrasive for uninterrupted cutting. Quick setup and maneuverability are achieved by mounting the hopper on pneumatic tires, and the weight-saving design enables operation in difficult overhead and vertical applications.


The Hydraulic Versacutter is operated via a remote control unit. The remote control unit is designed to hang on the rear brace of the abrasive hopper.
The remote control unit includes several valves to control the operation of the hydraulic cutting package:
  • A three-position valve ports hydraulic fluid to the hydraulic motor to move the carriage forward, reverse, and stop movement.
  • Two flow control valves adjust the forward and reverse speeds.
  • A two-position valve turns the UHP water on and off.
  • An emergency stop valve can turn off the hydraulic fluid flow and UHP water from the Hydraulic Versacutter.



The Jet Edge Hydraulic Versacutter includes a Versacutter carriage, hydraulic drive assembly, abrasivejet, abrasive hopper, abrasivejet mounting hardware, control panel, remote UHP control assembly and hoses.
For standard operation, it requires:
  • A mobile intensifier pump to supply UHP water
  • Air compressor to supply abrasive hopper
  • Hydraulic power to operate support equipment
  • Track (see specifications for track options)
  • Orifices and nozzles to shape UHP water stream

Mobile Waterjet System Equipment Set Up:

mobile waterjet system equipment set up















Carriage Dimensions
  • Height: 9-1/2 in (241 mm)
  • Width: 9-1/32 in (230 mm)
  • Length: 14-7/8 in (378 mm)
  • Carriage Weight: 23 lb (10.4 kg)
  • Track Weight: 32 lb (14.5 kg) per 96 in (2438 mm) track section
  • Magnetic Standoff: 70–80 lb (32–36 kg) holding power
  • Movement Speed: 0.8–16.5 ipm (20–440 mm/min)
Hydraulic Supply Required:
  • Pressure: 1500 psi (103 bar)
  • Flow: 1–4 gpm (4.5–18.2 lpm)
Abrasive Hopper
  • Height 43 in (109 cm)
  • Width 23 in (58 cm)
  • Depth 36 in (92 cm)
  • Weight 85 lbs (38 kg)
  • Capacity 400 lbs (180 kg)
  • Power 80-90 psi air (5.5-6.2 bar)
  • Delivery rate 0.25 to 3 lbs/min (.11 to 1.4 kg/min)
  • Pneumatic flow @ 11 cfm
Permalign®II Abrasive Head
  • Operating air pressure (min) 60 psi (4 bar)
  • Water supply  55,000 psi (3800 bar) maximum
  • Orifice range 0.003–0.020 in (0.076–0.508 mm)
  • Nozzle range 0.020–0.125 in (0.508–3.175 mm)
High Flow Abrasive Head (suited for cutting 2-3’ thick sections.)
  • Operating air pressure (min) 60 psi (4 bar)
  • Water supply 55,000 psi (3800 bar) maximum
  • Orifice range 0.023–0.042 in (0.059–1 mm)
  • Nozzle range 0.095–0.125 in (2.4–3.175 mm)

Specifications subject to change.


Jet Edge is one of the few waterjet manufacturers willing to custom engineer solutions so you receive a system manufactured to satisfy your specific requirements. Our willingness to customize has made us the go-to waterjet supplier for solving the world’s toughest waterjet problems.

Call us today to discuss a custom solution for your manufacturing challenge!

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