Experience Jet Edge's Cutting-edge Waterjet Technology at WESTEC 2007 Exposition and Conference, March 26-29


(ST. MICHAEL, Minn. - January 16, 2006) - Jet Edge, Inc. will demonstrate its latest waterjet cutting technologies at the WESTEC 2006 Exposition and Conference, March 26-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

During this global manufacturing event, Jet Edge will showcase its versatile High Rail Gantry precision waterjet system and its new iP60-50 ultra-high pressure intensifier pump. Look for Jet Edge in booth #5729.

Capable of producing complex parts out of virtually any material, the High Rail Gantry features a stable overhead design that allows full access to the work envelope and raises critical components out of the process environment. The High Rail Gantry can hold an accuracy of 0.005 inch with a repeatability of 0.001 inch over the entire work envelope. It is available in 2-foot increments from 4-feet by 4-feet to 24-feet by 14-feet. Custom sizes are available, and the system can easily be expanded in place as a business grows. The gantry's mechanical components are protected by stainless steel enclosures versus traditional bellows that can puncture and tear. In addition, Jet Edge uses a filtered blower on each enclosure to introduce a constant positive air pressure that ensures there is no chance of a negative pressure condition in the enclosure system.

Jet Edge High Rail Gantry systems are powered by the company's legendary line of intensifier pumps, which range from 30 to 260 horsepower and are rated for 60,000 psi (4,100 bar). During WESTEC, show participants will have the opportunity to see the iP60-50 intensifier pump in action.

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Featuring an extended life hydraulic system and tie-rod design, the 50-horsepower iP60-50 is rated for 60,000 psi (4,100 bar) and is capable of producing output pressures from 1,000 to 55,000 psi (3,800 bar) with flow rates of 0 to 1.1 gallons (5 liters) per minute to a variety of cutting, surface-preparation or cleaning tools. The iP60-50 provides easy access for all service and maintenance. It features non-threaded high-pressure components in the high-pressure cylinder, an improved performance check valve, and low torque values. The Jet Edge iP60-50 intensifier pump leads the industry with ease of operation and low operating cost. It requires very few tools to maintain.

Jet Edge waterjet cutting systems are controlled by the AquaVision Di® motion controller that guides users through the process from job set-up to production. With the AquaVision Di®, single parts, part arrays, mirroring, scaling, rotation, and plate alignment are right at users' fingertips. The AquaVision Di® is fully networkable, allowing part programs to be generated offline and easily transferred to the system's hard drive for production. Feed rate and acceleration are automatically varied, based on known features of a specific job. Dynamic tool offset, or "cutter compensation," is employed real-time, and an optional real-time pump control allows remote starting and stopping of the pump, dual pressure set points for piercing hard-to-pierce materials, and unlimited data logging of every process parameter imaginable. The AquaVision Di® includes a full-featured hand-held pendant that allows feed rate override, return-to-path, program zero set points, and XYZ axis control.

About Jet Edge
Jet Edge is an ultra-high pressure waterjet technology company with a global presence. Jet Edge's primary business includes designing, engineering, manufacturing and servicing ultra-high pressure intensifier pumps, precision waterjet and abrasive waterjet cutting systems, surface preparation and coating removal products, as well as high-pressure cutting heads and related products, parts and components. Jet Edge products are used in a wide range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace and industrial manufacturers and machine and job shops. Headquartered in St. Michael, Minn., the company has distribution partners throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and serves customers in over 100 countries. For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, call 1-800-JET-EDGE (1-800-538-3343) or e-mail sales@jetedge.com.

Jet Edge, Inc.
12070 43rd Street N.E.,
St. Michael, MN 55376-8427
U.S.A.
www.jetedge.com
800-JET-EDGE
sales@jetedge.com

CONTACT:
Nancy Lauseng
Marketing Development Specialist
Jet Edge, Inc.
763-497-8726
nancyl@jetedge.com

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