OMAX® Corporation to Spotlight New Waterjet Innovations at EMO 2013
21409 72nd Ave. S.
Kent, WA, 98032
Press release date: August 6, 2013
Attendees to discover broadest range of advanced waterjet machines and accessories on the market
KENT, Wash., – At EMO 2013 in Hall 14, Stand G08, OMAX Corporation will showcase how advanced abrasive waterjet technology cuts simple to complex shapes from virtually any material quickly and accurately. The company will unveil its advancements in micromachining as well as demonstrate the high precision of its OMAX JetMachining® Centers, versatility of its MAXIEM® JetCutting Centers and innovative features of its cutting head accessories.
OMAX has been making great strides in waterjet-based micromachining, targeting manufacturing segments that produce parts or part features smaller than 300 microns. The company will share many of its recent achievements in micro-abrasive waterjet technology at EMO, highlighting how it is a viable process with competitive advantages.
Representing the ultimate in abrasive waterjet precision, the company’s lineup of OMAX JetMachining Centers, which consists of cantilever and bridge-style machines, is available in table sizes that range from 1.2 meters by 0.8 meters all the way up to 8.1 meters by 4.1 meters.
The 60120 will exemplify the JetMachining Center lineup at the show, demonstrating how these waterjets easily handle a wide range of production runs across various industry segments and cut complex components from virtually any material. The 60120 will also show how the company’s intuitive Intelli-MAX® Software Suite, which OMAX features on all of its JetMachining Centers, provides higher cutting speeds and greater precision than competitive designs.
With a Tilt-A-Jet® cutting head accessory, the 60120 is able to achieve zero taper for precision cutting of high tolerance parts with square edges, including interlocking pieces and dovetail fittings. Through the Intelli-MAX control software, the Tilt-A-Jet automatically calculates and adjusts the angle of the cutting nozzle to accurately remove the natural taper from the finished part by transferring it to the scrap material—all while maintaining extremely high cutting speeds.
For EMO attendees seeking high-performance abrasive waterjet machining from a cost-efficient package, OMAX Corporation will share the real-world results of its MAXIEM JetCutting Centers via the 1515 model. Robust and highly versatile, these machines are ideal for fabrication shops, metal service centers, trade schools and job shops. With X-Y cutting travels that range between 0.8 meters by 0.8 meters and 16.3 meters by 4.1 meters, MAXIEM JetCutting Centers productively cut components from a wide variety of materials, including metal, plastic, glass, ceramics, stone and composites.
With an A-Jet cutting head accessory, the MAXIEM 1515 is able to make precise angled cuts and bevels, as well as automatically correct for the taper normally found in an abrasive waterjet cut. Supplied with a MAXJET® 5i, a premier long-life diamond integrated nozzle, the A-Jet cuts beveled edges at angles determined by either the machine operator or part program. The A-Jet adds two motion axes, enabling the nozzle to tilt over a range of 0 degrees to 60 degrees from the vertical position. It can also be used to easily cut countersunk holes, as well as machine parts with complex geometries. With its additional axes of motion, the A-Jet allows production of beveled edges in preparation for welding operations. Furthermore, use of this accessory eliminates the need for many secondary machining and grinding operations.
Through its OMAX and MAXIEM product portfolios, OMAX Corporation offers the broadest range of table sizes, pumps, accessories, software and support on the market. Moreover, the company’s abrasive waterjet technology provides a flexible and beneficial alternative to conventional machining operations. In fact, with OMAX Corporation’s waterjet technology, manufacturers can accomplish quick turnaround of accurate parts without the hassle of tool changes or complex fixturing as well as achieve smooth surface finishes without the need for secondary machining.
Furthermore, OMAX Corporation has a comprehensive global service and support network, including 11 European distribution partners, to provide manufacturers with increased access to the company’s waterjet technology as well as applications support, training and expert service technicians. To learn more about OMAX’s European distribution partners, please visit www.omax.com/sales/international.
OMAX® Corporation designs and manufactures the world’s most advanced abrasive waterjet technology in a variety of table sizes and price points at its headquarters in Kent, Washington. Backed by unmatched support and powered by the company’s intuitive control software, OMAX JetMachining® Centers and MAXIEM® JetCutting Centers bring affordable performance to a continuously expanding range of industries. For more information on OMAX products and accessories, contact Sandra McLain at +1 (253) 872-2300 or visit www.omax.com.