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April 25, 2014 - Along with streamlined abrasive hopper designs and self-leveling legs, MAXIEM® JetMachining® Centers features universal Z-axis core with MAXJET® 5i integrated diamond nozzle. Modular head interface features 12 in. of controlled height travel, and Intelli-TRAX™ linear drive system utilizes brushless servo motors, integrated servo drives, and precision linear encoders. Pump rated at 50,000 psi includes VFD technology for precise cutting pressure control; 20, 30, and 40 hp versions are available.

OMAX Corporation

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

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OMAX® Corporation Raises the Bar with Its Next Generation MAXIEM® Line

Press release date: April 15, 2014

Product redesign delivers best price-to-performance ratio in abrasive waterjet technology

KENT, Wash. — OMAX Corporation takes the price-to-performance ratio in abrasive waterjet cutting technology a huge leap forward with the launch of its next generation MAXIEM machines. Now categorized as JetMachining® Centers, these significantly advanced versions pack even more productivity enhancing features that will further increase output and boost profitability.

The next generation MAXIEM JetMachining Center product line encompasses five machine models that far exceed customer demands for cost-efficient, yet high-performance waterjet cutting technology. Never before has such a high level of abrasive waterjet technology been so accessible to fabrication and job shops, OEMs, metal service centers, trade schools, and architectural, sign, stone and gasket shops as it is with MAXIEM machines.

The next generation MAXIEM lineup continues the tradition of easy-to-use, reliable and efficient abrasive waterjet machines designed and built in the United States. The most recent versions feature updated linear drive systems, an innovative Z-axis core with optional multi-axis cutting heads and the lowest ceiling height in the industry, along with several additional machine enhancements that include faster cutting speeds, streamlined abrasive hopper designs, self-leveling base legs, and more. Shops gain the highest levels of waterjet cutting capability at the lowest possible capital equipment investment.

MAXIEM machines are equipped with OMAX’s industry leading Intelli-TRAX™ linear drive system that utilizes brushless servo motors, integrated servo drives and high precision linear encoders that provide constant and continuous feedback on the actual cutting head position. In addition to increased part cutting accuracy, the advanced drive system delivers much faster and smoother motion.

OMAX configures the next generation MAXIEM with an all-new universal Z-axis core equipped with a precision MAXJET® 5 nozzle. This completely revamped universal Z-axis design with an updated modular head interface features 12 inches of controlled height travel. Its innovative design allows users to easily switch from a simple fixed cutting head to the versatile A-Jet® multi-axis cutting head in a matter of minutes.

MAXIEM machines build on OMAX’s 20 years of direct-drive pump technology with the 50,000-psi pump that includes Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) technology for precise cutting pressure control. The pumps deliver more cutting power per kilowatt than intensifier-type pumps and are available in 20-, 30- and 40-horsepower versions for MAXIEM machines.

The new all-in-one Windows® 8 controllers on the MAXIEM machines come pre-loaded with the powerful OMAX Intelli-MAX® Software Suite and feature large 23-inch display screens that provide easy viewing of part files and tool paths. The Intelli-MAX software makes it easy to generate complex geometries and produce quality parts from virtually any type of material. The software is extremely user friendly for both the novice operator and the skilled machinist. The software also features Intelli-VISOR®, OMAX’s system monitoring for predictable machine maintenance capability.

In addition to models with larger tank sizes and those specific ones featuring bigger cutting areas for processing standard size sheets of material from end to end, all the next generation MAXIEM machines sport a rigid tank design with leveling feet that maintains accuracy while simplifying installation. The optional Rapid Water Level Control fits into all the MAXIEM JetMachining Centers and allows for quiet and clean submerged cutting.

Next generation MAXIEMs will come as core machines, allowing shops to equip their particular machine with specific OMAX options and accessories. Upgrading is easy, allowing shops to quickly equip their machine with other OMAX options and accessories as their production needs change. OMAX has the most diverse selection of abrasive waterjet accessories available. These include:

• Rapid Water Level Control
• A-Jet 5-axis Cutting Head (with Smart Taper Control)
• Intelli-VISOR Advanced System Monitoring Upgrade
• Collision Sensing Terrain Follower
• Variable Speed Solids Removal System
• DualPUMP Packages
• Bulk Abrasive Delivery System

For more information on the complete line of next generation MAXIEM brand abrasive waterjet machines and accessories, please visit www.maxiemwaterjets.com.

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 and MAXIEM® JetMachining® 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.

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