Jet Edge Exhibiting Latest Waterjet Technology at FABTECH 2012

Jet Edge 90KSI Waterjets Cut Faster, Eliminate Taper

ST. MICHAEL, Minn. - Jet Edge, Inc., will introduce its latest advancements in waterjet cutting technology at FABTECH, Nov. 12-14 in Las Vegas.

During FABTECH, Jet Edge will unveil its new Permalign® EDGE taper control and bevel cutting technology and eco-friendly ECO-JET direct drive waterjet pump. Jet Edge's live water jet cutting demonstrations will feature Jet Edge's premiere 90KSI (6200 bar) X-Stream-powered Mid Rail Gantry waterjet system with Permalign® EDGE taper control and bevel cutting capabilities. The system also will demonstrate advanced closed loop filtration technology that reduces water consumption, eliminates the need for a drain and chills the water to extend component life.

In addition to machine demonstrations, Jet Edge technical experts will lead FABTECH educational presentations about waterjet cutting technology. Jet Edge Regional Manager Bradley Schwartz will present Jet Edge's new ECO-JET waterjet pump technology in the FABTECH Theater from 1-1:30 p.m. Nov. 12, and Jet Edge Regional Manager Jeff Schibley will present "Increasing Waterjet Productivity with X-Stream Pressure Technology," from 11:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 13.

Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry with Permalign® EDGE

Featuring Jet Edge's new Permalign® EDGE cutting technology, the Mid Rail Gantry is capable of cutting precise zero-taper parts and bevels up to 55°. This workhorse waterjet system is designed to provide years of dependable service in harsh industrial environments. Its sturdy design separates the motion system from the catcher tank, eliminating vibration and ensuring maximum part quality. The Mid Rail Gantry utilizes an industrial PC controller. It is ball-screw driven for optimal precision and features direct-couple AC brushless digital servo motors and single or double carriages. Critical bearing components are protected with heavy metal covers with brush seals and positive air pressure. The Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry waterjet machine is available in many sizes, from 5'x5' to 24'x13.' The Mid Rail Gantry supports multiple cutting heads. Optional mirroring capabilities make it possible to cut part cycle time in half.

ECO-JET Direct Drive Waterjet Pump

Eco-friendly and budget-friendly, the 30hp, 55KSI (22kw, 3800 bar) Jet Edge ECO-JET waterjet pump features an efficient direct drive pump design that consumes up to 40% less electricity than a 50hp (37kw) hydraulic intensifier pump, but produces the same output. The ECO-JET produces up to 1 gpm (3.78 L/m ) of 55KSI (3800 bar) ultra-high pressure (UHP) water for precision cutting, cleaning and surface preparation applications. It runs a .015 inch (.38 mm) waterjet orifice and can power most manufacturers' waterjet cutting systems and waterjet tools.

Jet Edge X-Stream Waterjet Intensifier Pump

Jet Edge's 100hp, 90KSI (75kw, 6200 bar), X-Stream xP90-100 waterjet intensifier pump is capable of producing 90KSI (6200 bar) and supports 75KSI (5200 bar) continuous operating pressure. The X-Stream achieves much faster cutting speeds and drastically lowers operating costs compared to traditional 60KSI (4100 bar) water jet pumps, enabling users to increase productivity and reduce part costs.

The X-Stream produces 50% more pressure than a 60KSI (4100 bar) intensifier pump, resulting in a 40-50% increase in productivity for many materials. Compared to a 60KSI (4100 bar) pump, typical operating pressures of 75KSI (5200 bar) use 30% less water, 30% less power, and up to 50% less abrasive, resulting in a 40% reduction in operating costs. The xP90-100 is capable of producing flow rates of 1.45gpm (5.49 L/m) and supports up to a .017" (.43 mm) orifice. Fittings and tubing are rated for 100KSI (6900 bar). The X-Stream is backed by nearly 10 years of extensive research and development in hyper-pressure technology. The X-Stream is also available in a 50hp (37kw) model.

Jet Edge offers the widest range of waterjet pumps in the industry. Its pumps include hydraulic intensifier pumps and direct drive pumps. 36KSI (2500 bar), 60KSI (4100 bar) and 90KSI (6200 bar) models are available from 30-280hp (22-208kw). Electric and diesel models are available.

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 systems 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. Jet Edge waterjets are proudly made in U.S.A.

More Information

For more information about Jet Edge, visit, e-mail or call 1-800-JET-EDGE or 763-497-8700. Follow us on Twitter @jetedge.

Jet Edge, Inc.

12070 43rd Street N.E.,

St. Michael, MN 55376-8427 U.S.A.



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