Waterjet Pump can run continuously at 60,000 psi.
November 1, 2010 -
Designed for JetMachining® Centers, EnduroMAX Direct Drive Pump maximizes machine uptime with 1,000-hour operating range between required pump rebuilds when run at 55,000 psi. Units come in 30, 40, and 50 hp models with 85% efficiency. To facilitate maintenance, pump design consists of independent pump cylinders, instead of manifold-style wet-end assembly, allowing individual cylinders to be rebuilt as opposed to entire assembly.
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21409 72nd Ave. S.
Kent, WA, 98032
OMAX® Advances Waterjet Technology with the New EnduroMAX(TM) Pump
Kent, Washington, - OMAX Corporation furthers its standing as the industry leader in direct drive waterjet pump technology with the development of its new EnduroMAX pump. The EnduroMAX pump for OMAX JetMachining® Centers provides double the operating life of previous pumps, and makes for faster part processing, lower operating costs, and easier maintenance.
The EnduroMAX pump maximizes machine uptime with its 1,000-hour operating range between required pump rebuilds when run at 55,000 psi (3,800 bar). However, the new pump can also effortlessly run continuously at 60,000 psi (4,100 bar).
OMAX improved pump operating life by significantly upgrading the design of the seals in the EnduroMAX. Seals are the elements of a pump that wear out the quickest, forcing shops to rebuild pumps more frequently. By improving the design of the seals, the pump's operating life increases and less maintenance time is required.
OMAX built the new pump to run much more efficiently as compared with intensifier pump designs. The EnduroMAX operates at 85% efficiency as opposed to the 60% to 70% range of intensifier pumps. The EnduroMAX also delivers more horsepower to the nozzle while using less electricity than intensifier pumps.
The combination of continuous 60,000 psi operation and 85% efficiency allows OMAX machines using the EnduroMAX to process parts faster. All models of EnduroMAX pumps deliver 60,000 psi and are offered in various horsepower ratings. The available models are the 3060 (30 hp), 4060 (40 hp), and 5060 (50 hp).
For ease of maintenance, the EnduroMAX design consists of independent pump cylinders, instead of a manifold-style wet-end assembly, allowing the individual cylinders to be rebuilt as opposed to the entire assembly. With the EnduroMAX, OMAX improved pump operating life through the design of critical ultra high-pressure (UHP) components.
"In our industry, the technology never stops. We are constantly improving the aspects of all our equipment, and pump technology is just one of those aspects," said Darren Stang, Vice President of engineering at OMAX Corp. "What differentiates OMAX is that all the technology we develop is engineered to apply to OMAX waterjet machines of any era."
OMAX customers do not have to purchase new equipment to get the latest waterjet technologies. EnduroMAX retrofit kits are available, allowing shops with older OMAX equipment to take advantage of the benefits provided by the new pump design. As with all OMAX products, the EnduroMAX pump is engineered for maximum performance.
Headquartered in Kent, Washington, OMAX Corporation is the world leader in abrasivejet machining. Each OMAX JetMachining® Center and MAXIEM® JetCutting Center is powered by the company's innovative control software, bringing affordable abrasivejet technology to an expanding and diverse group of industries. For more information on OMAX products and accessories, contact Sandra McLain at 800.838.0343 or visit www.omax.com.