OMAX® Showcases New MAXIEM(TM) Abrasive Waterjet at WESTEC


New brand of high performance, low cost machines made exclusively in the US

Kent, Washington, January 28, 2010 - OMAX Corporation will demonstrate the features and benefits of the newly released MAXIEM 1515, 80X JetMachining® Center and A-Jet articulated cutting head at WESTEC 2010. The industry leading abrasive waterjets will be on display in booth 1901 from March 23 - 25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Available at an entry-level price of $70,000, the MAXIEM 1515 integrates proven technologies in a cost-efficient package to provide users with an affordable, highly productive fabricating and metalcutting solution. OMAX will demonstrate the abrasive waterjet with a 30 hp high-pressure direct drive 50,000-psi pump, and Intelli-MAX® Basic, a control containing the core functionality of OMAX's critically acclaimed software. The machine will also feature the patent pending X and Y-axis traction drive system, which is designed to handle an abrasive environment, as well as an Abrasive Nozzle Assembly and a durable abrasive feed system.

Additionally, the performance tool's compact design makes it ideal for fabrication shops, metal service centers, trade schools, job shops, architectural, sign, stone and gasket shops. With a table size of 92 inches x 69 inches (2,337 mm x 1,752 mm) and a maximum table load of 125 pounds/square feet, (600 kg/square meter) the abrasive waterjet productively cuts a wide variety of materials without creating heat-affected zones or mechanical stresses. By cutting parts directly from the plate, the MAXIEM 1515 also dramatically reduces setup time and material usage.

For more information on the MAXIEM brand of abrasive waterjet machines, please visit www.maxiemwaterjets.com.

Visitors to booth 1901 will also see the 80X JetMachining Center fully demonstrated. Designed with a footprint of 265 inches x 152 inches (6731 mm x 3861 mm), the 80X JetMachining Center excels at large scale precision machining of larger or multiple parts out of a variety of materials, including metal, composites and stone. OMAX will demonstrate the JetMachining Center with its new A-Jet, an articulated cutting head that cuts accurate beveled edges at angles determined by the machine operator or part program.

The 80X will also feature the OMAX Dual Pump Package, a fully integrated system that utilizes two P4055V pumps to produce unprecedented cutting speed and power and a significant reduction in machining time compared to previous cutting models. Available in a flexible footprint, the package operates on the 3rd generation cutting model of OMAX Intelli-MAX® Premium Software.

OMAX is committed to developing cutting-edge technology and innovative software to ensure that each customer enjoys the benefits of the industry's most technologically advanced abrasive waterjet machines and accessories. 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 world leader in abrasivejet machining. Each OMAX JetMachining® system and MAXIEM abrasive waterjet is powered by the company's innovative control software, bringing affordable abrasivejet technology to an expanding and diverse group of industries. For more information on OMAX products and accessories, contact Sandra McLain at 800.838.0343 or visit www.omax.com.

Sandra McLain,

OMAX Marketing

Phone: (800) 838-0343

Email: sandra.mclain@omax.com

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