Bridge-style machine effectively cuts complex parts from advanced and traditional materials
Kent, Washington — At JEC Europe Composites Show and Conference on March 10-12 at the Paris Porte de Versailles, OMAX Corporation will spotlight the fast, precise cutting performance of its 60120 JetMachining Center in Stand N75, Hall 7.2. Ideal for a wide range of production runs, the bridge-style machine can cut complex parts, measuring up to 1.5 m x 3.0 m (5' x 10'), from materials that range from advanced composites, exotic alloys and glass to traditional metals, rubber and stone.
Featuring an X-Y travel of 3.2 m x 1.5 m (10' 6" x 5' 2"), the 60120 comes standard with the company’s exclusive Intelli-MAX® 21 Software Suite, which runs on the Windows ® operating system. The software precisely calculates the velocity of a tool path at over 2,000 points per inch, allowing for complete control over the motion of an abrasivejet, and enabling precise, rapid machining. Additionally, the software automates most programming and tool setup work, virtually eliminating the need for extensive operator training, and it meets the growing trend of manufacturers processing 3D components by supporting up to six axes of coordinated motion. Free software upgrades are available for the life of the machine.
The 60120 will be demonstrated with a high efficiency 50-hp EnduroMAX® Pump, which is also available in 30-hp, 40-hp and 100-hp options. The EnduroMAX Pump increases the partprocessing speeds and lowers the operating costs of the 60120 as well as all other OMAX-brand abrasive waterjet machines. Engineered for optimal efficiency, OMAX pumps deliver more than 85 percent of the electrical input power to the cutting nozzle, providing higher cutting speeds than other pumps with the same size electric motor and power consumption.
At the show, visitors will also see the award-winning Tilt-A-Jet® cutting head accessory, which offers highly advanced automated taper compensation capabilities. It achieves virtually zero taper with no reduction in cutting speed for the precision cutting of parts with square, taper-free edges, including interlocking pieces and dovetail fittings. Through the control software, the TiltA-Jet automatically calculates and adjusts the angle of the nozzle to accurately remove the natural taper from the finished part by transferring it to the scrap part of the material.
With so many diverse offerings in its product portfolio, OMAX Corporation offers the broadest range of table sizes, pumps, accessories and software. Moreover, the company’s abrasive waterjet technology provides a flexible and beneficial alternative to conventional machining operations. In fact, with OMAX abrasive waterjet technology, manufacturers can accomplish quick turnaround of accurate parts without the need of tool changes or complex fixturing, as well as achieve smooth surface finishes without heat-affected-zones, reducing the need for secondary machining.
Furthermore, OMAX Corporation has a comprehensive global service and support network, including 14 European distribution partners, to provide manufacturers with increased access to the company’s waterjet technology as well as applications support, training and expert service technicians. To learn more about OMAX’s European distribution partners, please visit www.omax.com/sales/international.
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 253-872-2300 or visit www.omax.com.
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