Aquajet are proud to announce the delivery of its 100th Aqua Cutter in North America. The milestone marks the growing demand of the Hydrodemolition method in applications ranging from road and bridge repairs to dam and parking garage rehabilitation. In recognition of the evolution of Hydrodemolition in the North American market, Aquajet will showcase a special edition Aqua Cutter 750V at World of Concrete 2023, Jan. 17-19, in Las Vegas at Booth C4119.
“We attended our first World of Concrete in 1989 as a young company with innovative new technology that offered a faster way to remove large amounts of concrete,” said Roger Simonsson, Aquajet managing director. “Over time, the use of the Hydrodemolition method has become more widespread and customers, including many from North America, have offered feedback to help the technology advance. It’s gratifying to see how the Hydrodemolition industry has taken off in North America and around the world.”
The special edition Aqua Cutter 750V features a commemorative design. Rather than a red hood, the unit is black with red and white lettering. The design includes an outline of North America and is clearly marked as the 100th unit.
Along with growing demand, Hydrodemolition equipment has evolved over the last 30-plus years. Aquajet’s first robot was built on the base of a small drilling rig and featured snowmobile tracks cut into two narrower tracks. At that time, the technology only worked horizontally. Today’s Aqua Cutter robots are highly sophisticated, with the ability to cut shapes, to remove material at different depths in the same pass and to reach horizontally, vertically, overhead, over bridge rails and more. Aquajet’s newest innovation, launched in 2022, is the Aqua Cutter 750V with patented infinity oscillation. The lance moves the water in an infinity, or Figure 8, pattern that removes more concrete in a single pass than previous models while significantly reducing the pipe hole effect.
“This is a memorable and important milestone for Hydrodemolition in North America,” said Aquajet business development manager Keith Armishaw. “What once was seen as a niche application has grown to be a viable solution for a variety of applications and industry challenges. Aquajet robots get the job done and help address the shortage of labor with state-of-the-art capabilities. We’re excited to see what the future holds.”