Mach 500

Mach 500

The Mach 500 Series is a product of great research and customer response, making it unmatched in accuracy, quickness and speed, and your most productive solution for waterjet cutting. Designed with the operator in mind, this system is built for production. Pair this machine with Compass and Dynamic Waterjet®  and no other waterjet can come close to the performance of the Mach 500.



Flow’s Mach 500 is the fastest, quickest, most accurate waterjet cutting machine by design. Created with the operator in mind, this system is built for production. Paired with Dynamic XD’s accurate 5-axis motion, and Flow’s Compass sensing solution, there is no waterjet on the market that can compare

Machine Configurations

We have thousands of combinations we can provide to integrate the right solution directly into your production.

Machine Sizes

  • 2020
  • 2040
  • 3020
  • 4040
  • 4080

Rapid Traverse Maximum: 700 ipm [17.8 m/min]

Linear Straightness Accuracy: ±0.0015 in/3 ft [±0.0381 mm/m]

Repeatability: ±0.001 in [±0.03 mm]

Linear Straightness Accuracy: ± 0.0381 mm/m

Rapid Traverse Maximum: 17.8 m/min

Acceleration: 0.1 G

Repeatability: ± 0.03 mm

Ballbar Circularity: ± 0.0635 mm

Z-Axis Travel: 305 mm, 610 mm

Base: 2 m, 3 m, 4 m, 6 m, 8 m

Bridge: 2 m, 3 m, 4 m

Core Component Options

Cutting Head Technology
The Mach 500 can be configured with any of Flow’s industry leading cutting head technology.

Dynamic XD®
Accurate 5-axis motion, capable of cutting compound angles with high accuracy. Paired with Compass, Dynamic XD is the fastest, most accurate, cutting head with the greatest amount of flexibility.

Standard Waterjet
Incorporates garnet abrasive to create a high-speed stream capable of cutting virtually any hard material via supersonic erosion.

Dynamic Waterjet®
Incredibly precise cutting that is three times faster and more accurate than a conventional waterjet.

Pure Waterjet
Cut with a hair-thin pure waterjet stream, ideal for soft materials.

Pump Technology
Each pump can be fully integrated into the Mach 500 system.

6,500 BAR [94,000 PSI]
Get maximum productivity with continuous operating pressures of 6,000 bar [87,000 psi].

HyPlex® Prime
4,150 BAR [60,000 psi]
The highest pressure, most advanced direct drive pump available today, with pressures rated at 4,150 bar [60,000 psi].

4,150 bar [60,000 PSI]
The longest lasting, lowest maintenance ultrahigh-pressure pump in the industry with continuous operating pressure at 4,150 bar [60,000 psi].

Software Suites
Intelligence is built right in to the Mach 500. Easy to use Flow software suites allow you to program a part quickly-any material, any thickness.

FlowXpert® 2016
The world’s fastest, smartest 3D model based CAD/CAM software for waterjet.

The control system that integrates the operation of the pump, cutting head, and XY motion.

The basics of waterjet cutting, made simple. Just input basic cutting parameters, such as material, thickness, and desired edge finish, and FlowPath does the rest.

Full geometric nesting that is optimized for waterjet.



  • Paser CF900 Continuous Feed Hopper
  • Compass™ 5 Axis Contour Follower
  • UltraPierce™ Vacuum Assist
  • Dynamic Contour Follower™
  • Closed Loop Water Filtration
  • Closed Loop Chiller
  • Spray Containment Shields
  • ProXtract™ Part Extractor
  • Laser Edge Finder
  • Abrasive Removal System
  • Stainless Steel Catcher Tank
  • Water Level Control
  • 3 Stage Weir Tank
  • Work Piece Fixturing System
  • Dual Hopper
  • Dual Pumps
  • Rotary Indexer
  • Dual Zone
  • Dual Z-Axis
  • Multi Head Spreader Bar