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OMAX® to Spotlight Speed and Precision of 60120 JetMachining® Center at HOUSTEX

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OMAX Corporation

21409 72nd Ave. S., Kent, WA, 98032, USA

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OMAX® to Spotlight Speed and Precision of 60120 JetMachining® Center at HOUSTEX

Press release date: December 20, 2012

Bridge-style waterjet machine effectively cuts complex parts from advanced and traditional materials

KENT, Wash. - At HOUSTEX 2013, taking place Feb. 26 - 28 in Houston, Texas, OMAX Corporation will demonstrate the fast, precise cutting performance of its 60120 JetMachining Center with a 50 hp EnduroMAX® Pump, Tilt-A-Jet® cutting head and Rotary Axis in booth 1731.

Ideal for a wide range of production runs across various industry segments, such as aerospace,energy and medical, the bridge-style 60120 JetMachining Center can cut complex parts from a variety of materials, including advanced composites, exotic alloys, traditional metals and rubber.Featuring a high accuracy of motion, the 60120 successfully accommodates components measuring up to 5 feet by 10 feet.

Like all OMAX JetMachining Centers, the 60120 comes equipped with the company's intuitive Intelli-MAX® Software Suite that, when combined with the powerful, highly efficient EnduroMAX Pump, provides higher cutting speeds and greater precision than competitive abrasive waterjet machines.

The Intelli-MAX Software, which runs on the Windows® operating system, precisely calculates the velocity of a tool path at over 2,000 points per inch, allowing for complete control over the motion of an abrasive waterjet. The latest Intelli-MAX 19 software meets the growing trend of manufacturers processing 3D components by supporting up to six axes of coordinated motion.Free software upgrades are available to all OMAX JetMachining Center owners.

Offered in a variety of horsepower options, the EnduroMAX Pump increases part-processing speeds and lowers the operating costs of all OMAX JetMachining Centers. OMAX engineered the direct-drive pump for optimal efficiency, enabling it to deliver more than 85 percent of the power to the cutting nozzle.

Thanks to the Intelli-MAX Software Suite, the award-winning Tilt-A-Jet cutting head accessory offers highly advanced automated taper compensation capabilities. It achieves virtually zero taper with no reduction in cutting speed for the precision cutting of parts with square, taper-free edges, including interlocking pieces and dovetail fittings. Through the control software, the Tilt-A-Jet automatically calculates and adjusts the angle of the nozzle to accurately remove the natural taper from the finished part by transferring it to the scrap part of the material.

The Rotary Axis, capable of continuous rotary motion while cutting, provides expanded 3D cutting capabilities via the latest Intelli-MAX 19 software. When equipped with the optional Rotary Axis, an OMAX JetMachining Center acquires six-axis cutting abilities that can create accurate, complex 3D parts from pre-existing CAD or DXF files. The Rotary Axis is ideal for cutting pipe, circular or square stock materials and incorporates multiple mounting features on the output drive shaft. The accessory's drive head also allows users to attach customized fixtures.

With so many diverse offerings in its product portfolio, 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 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.

About OMAX 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 800-838-0343 or visit www.omax.com.

INFORMATION: Sandra McLain, Vice President of Marketing OMAX Corporation Phone: (800) 838-0343 Email: sandra.mclain@omax.com

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