Jet Edge exhibiting waterjet cutting technology at FABTECH 2010

The Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry features an exposed tank which easily accommodates overhead loading. The Mid Rail Gantry comes standard with one abrasive jet cutting head; a second cutting head can be added to increase productivity. Optional mirroring capabilities make it possible to cut part cycle time in half. The Mid Rail Gantry is ball-screw driven for higher accuracy. Its sturdy heavy-wall tubular steel construction eliminates vibration and increases longevity. The Mid Rail Gantry utilizes an industrial PC controller and can be configured so that all three axes are fully programmable (Z optional). It also features direct-couple AC brushless digital servo motors and single or double carriages. Critical bearing components are protected with heavy metal covers with brush seals.

Jet Edge’s 100 hp X-Stream xP90-100 waterjet intensifier pump is capable of producing 90,000 psi and supports 75,000 psi continuous operating pressure. The X-Stream achieves much faster cutting speeds and lowers operating costs compared to traditional 60,000 psi pumps, enabling users to increase productivity and reduce part costs. The X-Stream produces 50% more pressure than a 60,000 psi intensifier pump, resulting in a 40-50% increase in productivity for many materials. Compared to a 60,000 psi pump, typical operating pressures of 75,000 psi use 30% less water, 30% less power, and up to 50% less abrasive, resulting in a 40% reduction in operating costs. The X-Stream is capable of producing flow rates of 1.45 gpm.

Jet Edge will exhibit at booth 3906 at FABTECH 2010 from 2-4 November at the Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta, USA.