Jet Edge Showcasing Latest Innovations in Water Jet Technology at FABTECH 2010, November 2-4, Atlanta


Jet Edge Exhibit Includes 5-axis water jet cutting, new energy-efficient servo-driven intelligent water jet pump

ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (Sept. 9, 2010) - Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjet systems, will showcase its latest water jet cutting innovations at FABTECH 2010, Nov. 2-4 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Look for Jet Edge in Booth 3906.

During FABTECH, Jet Edge will introduce the new energy-efficient, servo-driven ECUBE 6200 intelligent waterjet pump and the Idro line 5-axis water jet cutting system. Jet Edge also will demonstrate its 90,000 psi (6,200 bar) X-Stream waterjet intensifier pump technology and Mid Rail Gantry precision water jet cutting machine. Jet Edge technical experts will be available to answer questions about water jet cutting applications.

ECUBE 6200 Intelligent Waterjet Pump

Developed through Jet Edge and Tecnocut S.p.A.'s research and development partnership, the new energy-efficient 90,000 psi (6200 bar) ECUBE 6200 waterjet pump utilizes an electrically controlled servo-driven intelligent pump; the completely electro-mechanical system is more efficient and has 80% fewer components than a hydraulic intensifier. The ECUBE 6200's electric drive control solution ensures a constant pressure level, resulting in improved cut quality.

Idro line 5-axis Waterjet System

Also available through Jet Edge and Tecnocut's research and development partnership, the Idro line 5-axis waterjet system is capable of cutting virtually any material, the Idro line is available in three sizes, 5.5'x6.5' nominal (1700 mm x 2000 mm), 5.5'x13' nominal (1700 mm x 4000 mm) and 6.5'x13' nominal (2000 mm x 4000 mm). It features the innovative IKC 5 Axis water jet cutting head, which is capable of making inclined cuts and controlling kerf to ensure optimal part quality. The IKC's capabilities include 600º rotation, a maximum angle of +/- 60º, and dynamic precision from +/-0.2 to +/-0.5 mm/m, depending on the tilt of head. The Idro line's high-precision ground rack and pinion X and Y axes and ball-screw-driven 5.9" (150 mm) Z axis make it one of the most accurate waterjet systems available. It maintains a cutting tolerance +/- 0.004" (0,1 mm/m), and repeatability accuracy tolerance of +/- 0.001" (0,025 mm) and supports a contouring and rapid feed rate of 0-1575 ipm (0-40000 mm/min.) Motion components are protected by steel covers with labyrinth lip seals to ensure lasting performance.

The Idro line is equipped with programmable contact height sensing and comes standard with one 5 axis cutting head; a second 5 axis or 3 axis cutting head can be added. Other standard features include a stainless steel tank, automatic safety guards with clear windows on front and back, and a dredge conveyor for abrasive removal. Its many options include a rotating axis for pipe cutting, fire jet etching system, a drill and twin shuttles. Free software updates are included for the life of the machine. The Idro line's monolithic design expedites installation and makes it easy to relocate if necessary. Its rigid fixed upright bridge structure can be moved out of the way for forklift or crane loading.

Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry Waterjet System

Capable of producing complex parts out of virtually any material, the Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry features an exposed tank that easily accommodates overhead loading. It comes standard with one abrasivejet cutting head; a second cutting head can be added to increase productivity. Optional mirroring capabilities make it possible to cut part cycle time in half. The Mid Rail Gantry is ball-screw driven for higher accuracy. Its sturdy heavy-wall tubular steel construction eliminates vibration and increases longevity. The Mid Rail Gantry utilizes an industrial PC controller and can be configured so that all three axes are fully programmable (Z optional). It also 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. The Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry waterjet machine is available in many sizes, including 5'x5', 5'x13', 8'x5', 8'X13', 21'x5'and 21'X13'.

X-Stream xP90-100 Waterjet Intensifier Pump

Jet Edge's 100hp X-Stream xP90-100 waterjet intensifier pump is capable of producing 90,000 psi and supports 75,000 psi continuous operating pressure. The X-Stream achieves much faster cutting speeds and drastically lowers operating costs compared to traditional 60,000 psi pumps, enabling users to increase productivity and reduce part costs. The X-Stream produces 50% more pressure than a 60,000 psi intensifier pump, resulting in a 40-50% increase in productivity for many materials. Compared to a 60,000 psi pump, typical operating pressures of 75,000 psi use 30% less water, 30% less power, and up to 50% less abrasive, resulting in a 40% reduction in operating costs. The X-Stream is capable of producing flow rates of 1.45gpm and supports up to a .017" orifice. Its fittings and tubing are rated for 100KSI. The X-Stream is backed by nearly 10 years of extensive research and development in hyper-pressure technology. It also is available in a 50hp model.

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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