New pump technology to be demonstrated on OMAX 80X JetMachining Center®
Kent, Washington - OMAX Corporation will focus on its new EnduroMAX direct drive waterjet pump in booth #1104 at EASTEC 2011. The EnduroMAX pump provides double the operating life of previous pumps, and allows faster part processing, lower operating costs and easier maintenance. EASTEC 2011 will take place on May 17 - 19 at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
The EnduroMAX pump maximizes machine uptime with its 1,000-hour operating range between required pump rebuilds when run at 55,000 psi (3,800 bar). However, the new pump can also effortlessly run continuously at 60,000 psi (4,100 bar). OMAX achieved increased pump operating life by significantly upgrading the design of the seals in the EnduroMAX. Seals are the elements of a pump that wear out the quickest, forcing shops to rebuild pumps more frequently. By improving the design of the seals, the pump's operating life increases and maintenance time is reduced.
OMAX built the EnduroMAX pump to run much more efficiently as compared with intensifier pump designs. The pump operates at 85% efficiency, as opposed to the 60% to 70% range of intensifier pumps. The EnduroMAX also delivers more horsepower to the nozzle, while using less electricity than intensifier pumps.
The combination of 60,000 psi operation and 85% efficiency allows OMAX machines using the EnduroMAX pump to process parts faster. All models of the EnduroMAX pumps deliver 60,000 psi and are offered in various horsepower ratings. The available models are the 3060 (30 hp), 4060 (40 hp), and 5060 (50 hp).
The EnduroMAX 4060 will be demonstrated at EASTEC 2011 via the 80X JetMachining Center. Ideal for large-scale precision machining of larger or multiple parts, the 80X is equipped with Intelli-TRAX® an innovative traction drive that ensures higher accuracy. The drive is fully enclosed inside coated steel covers, making the 80X a robust and reliable system that is well suited to harsh environments and requires little maintenance. Additionally, the Intelli-TRAX traction drive enables faster traverse speeds, which can greatly reduce the throughput times when machining multiple and nested parts.
The 80X JetMachining Center features an X-Y cutting travel of 165 inches x 80 inches (4,191 mm x 2,032 mm), and comes standard with the OMAX Intelli-MAX® Software Suite, which runs on the Windows® 7 Ultimate operating system. The system can calculate the precision 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.
Like all OMAX JetMachining Centers, the 80X has the ability to cut a wide variety of materials, including composites, aluminum, tool steel, stainless steel, mild steel and titanium with an accuracy of motion up to +/- 0.003 inches (0.076 mm).
OMAX will also demonstrate a taper-removal waterjet cutting head, the Tilt-A-Jet®, installed on the 80X. A highly successful accessory for increasing the capabilities of the waterjet process, the Tilt-A-Jet allows for cutting with virtually zero taper. By automatically calculating and adjusting the angle of the nozzle through the controller software, the Tilt-A-Jet transfers taper from the part being cut to the scrap material.
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.
Headquartered in Kent, Washington, OMAX ® Corporation is the world leader in abrasivejet machining. 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. For more information on OMAX products and accessories, contact Sandra McLain at 800.838.0343 or visit www.omax.com.
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