OMAX® Abrasive Waterjets Offer Large Scale Precision and Increased Flexibility


Kent, Washington, February 1, 2008 - The newest additions to OMAX® Corporation's industry leading line of precision abrasive waterjet systems will be demonstrated at WESTEC 2008. The 60120 and 5555 JetMachining® Centers will be on display in booth #2532 from March 31 - April 3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.

OMAX's new 60120 JetMachining Center is a large format machine that is ideal for quick and accurate cutting of larger or multiple parts from stock up to 5' x 10' (1.5m x 3m) and has a footprint of 225"x 110" [5715mm x 2794mm). The 60120 is one of the most accurate large format machines in the OMAX line of JetMachining Centers, and features a 600 lb. abrasive delivery feed system, as well as an innovative traction drive that enables faster traverse speeds and reduced throughput times when machining multiple and nested parts.

The 60120 employs a bridge style Y-Axis design that allows the cutting head to move past the catcher tank for unobstructed loading of materials. Like all OMAX JetMachining Centers, the 60120 has the ability to cut a wide variety of materials, including ceramics, composites, plastic, glass and stone, as well as metals like aluminum, tool steel, stainless steel, mild steel and titanium with an accuracy of motion up to .003".

OMAX will also demonstrate the 5555 JetMachining Center. With a footprint of 131" x 95" (3.3m x 2.4m), the 5555 can fit in practically any shop, and is ideal for short-run part production, just-in-time manufacturing, tooling and prototype part development of material sizes up to 5' x 5' (1.5m x 1.5m). The 5555 excels at machining a wide variety of materials and thicknesses, and boasts accuracy of motion up to .003''. Like other machines in the OMAX lineup, the 5555 does not require tool changes or complex fixturing, reducing setup times by at least 50%. Its fast cutting speed, combined with minimal set up times, maximizes a user's flexibility and productivity.

Both machines come standard with OMAX Corporation's patented "Compute First - Move Later" motion control technology, which incorporates Windows® XP software. The system can calculate 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. Standard features include a MAXJET® 5 Diamond Nozzle Assembly, motorized Z-Axis, ultra-high pressure direct drive pump and rapid water level control for quiet, submerged cutting.

OMAX believes in manufacturing the best machines and accessories possible with the best software available, and works to continually develop cutting-edge technology and innovative software for its customers. As a result, each OMAX product comes with the OMAX Technology Guarantee, which provides software upgrades for all existing customers at no additional charge.

About OMAX
Headquartered in Kent, Washington, OMAX® Corporation is the leading manufacturer of precision abrasive waterjet systems. Each OMAX JetMachining® system is powered by the company's innovative control software, bringing affordable abrasivejet technology to an expanding and diverse group of industries, particularly including the machine shop environment. For more information on OMAX products and accessories, contact Sandra McLain at 800-838-0343 or visit www.omax.com.

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INFORMATION:
Sandra McLain,
OMAX Marketing,
Phone: (800) 838-0343
Email: sandra.mclain@omax.com

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