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Five-Axis Waterjet Cutting Machine cuts through any material.

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October 7, 2010 - Available in 5.5 x 6.5, 5.5 x 13, and 6.5 x 13 ft sizes, Milestone 5-axis machine features IKC cutting head that can make inclined cuts and offers 600º rotation, maximum angle of ±60º, and precision from ±0.2 to ±0.5 mm/m. Unit includes ground rack-and-pinion X and Y axes and ball-screw-driven 5.9 in. Z axis, as well as steel covers with labyrinth lip seals that protect motion components. Contouring and feed rates from 0-1,575 ipm are supported.

Jet Edge

12070 43rd St. N.E., St. Michael, MN, 55376, USA

Original Press Release

Jet Edge Introduces 'Milestone' 5 Axis Water Jet Cutting Machine

Press release date: September 30, 2010

Capable of cutting virtually any material, the Milestone is available in three sizes, 5.5'x6.5' nominal (1700 mm x 2000 mm), 5.5'x13' nominal (1700 mm x 4000 mm) and 6.5'x13' nominal (2000 mm x 4000 mm). It features the innovative IKC 5 Axis water jet cutting head, which is capable of making inclined cuts and controlling kerf to ensure optimal part quality. The IKC's capabilities include 600º rotation, a maximum angle of +/- 60º, and dynamic precision from +/-0.2 to +/-0.5 mm/m, depending on the tilt of head.

The Milestone's high-precision ground rack and pinion X and Y axes and ball-screw-driven 5.9" (150 mm) Z axis, make it one of the most accurate waterjet systems available. It maintains a cutting tolerance +/- 0.004" (0.1 mm/m) and repeatability accuracy tolerance of +/- 0.001" (0.025 mm) and supports a contouring and rapid feed rate of 0-1575 ipm (0-40000 mm/min.) Motion components are protected by steel covers with labyrinth lip seals to ensure lasting performance.

The Milestone is equipped with programmable contact height sensing and comes standard with one 5 axis cutting head; a second 5 axis or 3 axis cutting head can be added. Its many options include a rotating axis for pipe cutting, fire jet etching system, a drill and twin shuttles. Free software updates are included for the life of the machine. The Milestone's monolithic design expedites installation and makes it easy to relocate if necessary. The machine can support material up to 2,200 lbs/10.8 sf (1000 kg/mq). Its rigid fixed upright bridge structure can be moved out of the way for forklift or crane loading.

About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge waterjets are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

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