Jet Edge Exhibiting Cutting-Edge Waterjet Technology at EASTEC Booth #1065, May 20-22


(ST. MICHAEL, Minn. - March 27, 2008) - Jet Edge, Inc. will demonstrate its latest waterjet cutting technologies at the EASTEC 2008 Advanced Productivity Exposition, May 20-22 at the Eastern States Exposition Grounds in West Springfield, Mass.

During EASTEC, Jet Edge will showcase its versatile High Rail Gantry precision waterjet, its iP60-50 ultra-high pressure intensifier pump and its new self-feeding pneumatic drill. Look for Jet Edge in booth #1065.

Capable of producing complex parts out of virtually any material, the Jet Edge 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.

Jet Edge utilizes high-volume, low-pressure air around the ball screws and linear motion guides and bearings, which increases durability by preventing contamination from entering these areas. The High Rail Gantry has a ± 0.005" accuracy of motion over the entire work envelope, ± 0.001" linear positional accuracy over 12" travel per axis and ± 0.001" repeatability (bi-directional). It is available in 2' (0.6m) increments from 4X4' (1.2X1.2m) to 24X14' (7.3x4.3m). Custom sizes are available, and the system can easily be expanded in place as a business grows. The system can be, and is, used in locations where it is difficult to get electricity.

The High Rail Gantry is powered by Jet Edge's leading line of intensifier pumps, which range from 30 to 280hp and operating pressures up to 75,000psi (5,200 bar) During EASTEC, show participants will have the opportunity to see the iP60-50 intensifier pump in action. Featuring the most advanced technology for extended-life hydraulics, a reliable tie-rod design and easy maintenance with no threads on the high pressure cylinders, the 50-horsepower iP60-50 produces up to 60,000 psi (4,100 bar), and provides 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 a non-high-pressure cylinder with a warranty - even on replacement cylinders, an improved performance check valve, and low torque requirements. The Jet Edge iP60-50 intensifier pump leads the industry with ease of operation and low operating cost.

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Jet Edge waterjet cutting systems are controlled by the AquaVision Di® motion controller. The AquaVision Di guides users through the process from job set-up to production and has numerous standard features that are optional on many competitive systems. With the AquaVision Di®, single parts, mirroring, scaling, part arrays, 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 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.

Jet Edge's new self-feeding pneumatic drill is available in stationary or laterally adjustable models. The drill gives waterjet operators the opportunity to expand their cutting capabilities and take in new types of work by enabling them to quickly pierce sensitive materials prior to cutting them with waterjet. It also can be used for reaming holes to a precise diameter. Its heavy-duty, corrosion-resistant design ensures a maximum operating life.

The drill features a hydraulic feed control unit, feed stroke adjustment, exhaust collector and PLC interface manifold. A flexible bellows cover is mounted to the front of the drill to protect it from foreign material, with all controls contained internally. The drill has a free running rpm of 3,300 and can be set for any stroke from 5/16 to 3 inches. It is supplied with a ¼-inch stainless steel drill chuck. All control valves are contained within a NEMA-rated electrical enclosure.

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 waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A. For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

CONTACT: Nancy Lauseng
Marketing Manager
763-497-8726
nancyl@jetedge.com

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