Waterjet Control Software helps create precision parts.
October 18, 2013 -
With automatic tool path planning engine that optimizes artificial intelligence of waterjet systems, Intelli-MAX® 20 requires minimal operator involvement. Scripting engine allows users with advanced programming skills to create standalone applications for automating machines, and extends commands of CAD applications. Other functions include bridging and capping commands, advanced 3D machining features, machine monitoring and alerts as well as new parametric shapes for 3D pipe cutting.
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21409 72nd Ave. S.
Kent, WA, 98032
OMAX® Enhances Proprietary Waterjet Control Software
Intelli-MAX® 20 makes it even easier to create precision parts faster and at a lower cost
KENT, Wash., – OMAX Corporation recently announced the launch of a new version of its Intelli-MAX Software Suite, an intuitive control software that automatically optimizes the tool paths of the company’s advanced abrasive waterjet systems. Intelli-MAX 20 incorporates several enhanced features that improve the speed and memory utilization of OMAX waterjets as well as new tools that allow for increased operator efficiency.
According to Carl Olsen, lead software engineer for OMAX Corporation, the Intelli-MAX Software Suite is what sets OMAX apart from the competition. “This proprietary software, which we continuously update and improve, requires minimal operator training and makes it easy for users to create precision parts faster and at a lower cost. Not only does the software simplify the control of the jet stream while cutting, it also automates programming and tool setup work,” he said.
The new automatic tool path planning engine in Intelli-MAX 20 improves the artificial intelligence of OMAX waterjets, creating less need for operator involvement, improved collision avoidance functionality and more efficient traversing between parts.
OMAX has also added a new scripting engine to Layout, the specialized CAD portion of the Intelli-MAX Software Suite. The scripting engine allows OMAX customers with advanced programming skills to create standalone applications for automating their machines. For example, customers can add barcodes to documents that when scanned the information is automatically built into the cutting parameters of the control software. The scripting engine also extends the commands of the CAD applications, which users can further leverage through OMAX’s fee-based custom programming services.
Other functions of Intelli-MAX 20 include new circular window, bridging and capping commands, improved advanced 3D machining features, enhanced machine monitoring and alerts as well as new parametric shapes for easier 3D pipe cutting.
The new Intelli-MAX 20 Software Suite, which is free to all existing OMAX JetMachining® Center owners, is backed by the company’s unparalleled support. By continuously adding and updating its help screens, users have access to over 2,000 pages worth of the latest tutorials, troubleshooting guides, and tips and tricks directly at the control.
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.