OMAX Highlights the Next Generation of Micromachining at IMTS 2016


KENT, Wash., June 1, 2016 - At IMTS 2016 this September, OMAX Corporation will showcase the next generation of the MicroMAX® abrasive waterjet, capable of producing the most accurate parts in the industry.



The latest model of the MicroMAX includes accuracy enhancing upgrades and expanded accessory compatibility. “Since its introduction, the MicroMAX has offered industry leading part precision,” says Michael Ruppenthal, vice president of North American sales for OMAX. “Some of the world’s leading high tech companies and institutions have chosen the MicroMAX for work ranging from prototyping to production because of its accuracy and ease of use. We’ve engineered our next generation MicroMAX to deliver more capabilities and benefits to our customers. OMAX is always innovating, and we’ve applied this innovation to the MicroMAX Gen 2, improving the machine’s precision, versatility and convenience.”



Precision



With this release, the OMAX Tilt-A-Jet cutting head comes standard for even greater precision and virtually zero taper when working with most materials. Contributing to the ultra-high precision capability of the MicroMAX is OMAX’s proprietary linear traction drive system that utilizes optical encoders to provide a positioning accuracy of less than five microns. Protective bellows seal off all precision components inside the MicroMAX and the machine’s rigid construction minimizes vibration, enhancing its accuracy. A catcher tank cooling package is now an option available to keep the water at a steady 72°F, preventing the work material from expanding and contracting during machining.



Versatility



The MicroMAX is now compatible with the OMAX Precision Optical Locator (POL) as an add-on accessory. The POL can locate existing points, edges or holes in a premachined part for secondary machining operations or reverse engineering of a part where this is permissible. The Rotary Axis is another optional accessory compatible with the MicroMAX for full 6-axis machining.



Convenience



A steel, epoxy-coated enclosure with sliding doors covers the MicroMAX system for quiet, clean machining. A mobile work station with easy-to-use controller software provides the operator with convenient set-up and monitoring capability. This latest model of the MicroMAX is compatible with the OMAX Variable Speed Solids Removal System (VS-SRS) to efficiently remove garnet from the waterjet catcher tank.



At the IMTS show, OMAX staff will be on hand in booth N-6228 to answer questions and demonstrate how the MicroMAX is the ideal machine for prototyping and for production when ultra-precision is a must. For more information on OMAX Corporation as well as its complete selection of abrasive waterjet products and services, please visit www.omax.com.



About OMAX Corporation



Based in Kent, Washington, OMAX Corporation is the global leader in advanced abrasive waterjet systems that cut virtually any material and thickness with unmatched speed and accuracy. Owner of the OMAX and MAXIEM brands, the company provides a comprehensive selection of JetMachining Centers that feature intuitive software controls and incorporate the most efficient pump technology available. In developing its machines, the company designs, manufactures, assembles and tests components as a complete system to ensure optimum performance. The company also has the most comprehensive service and support network in the waterjet industry to keep its customers ahead of the manufacturing curve. For more information, visit OMAX.com.



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