Vector Drive provides abrasive waterjet positioning control.

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Engineered to support OMAX abrasive waterjet machines, Brushless Vector Drive for permanent magnet synchronous motors drives 50-pole motor, providing smooth precise motion control. Drive is self-learning, and makes subtle, automatic corrections to retain optimal performance. Precision linear scales provide close-loop servo control and have 1 micron resolution to ensure precise motion.



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OMAX® Develops New Motor Solution for Abrasive Waterjet Control



Kent, Washington, August 10, 2009 - OMAX has announced the release of the patent pending Brushless Vector Drive, a system that provides positioning control that is smoother and more precise than either servo motors or step motors. Engineered from the ground up to support OMAX's extensive line of abrasive waterjet machines, the new drive uses a novel control system to accurately manage the vector magnetic field.

The Brushless Vector Drive is a drive for permanent magnet synchronous motors developed to eliminate complications that machine builders frequently have with servo motors. It eliminates the elaborate tuning frequently required to match servo motor controls to specific machines. The product drives a 50-pole motor providing smooth precise motion control.

The new drive is self-learning, which allows it to make subtle, automatic corrections to retain optimal performance. Precision linear scales provide close-loop servo control and have a 1-micron resolution to ensure precise motion.

OMAX is committed to developing cutting-edge technology and innovative software to ensure that each customer enjoys the benefits of the industry's best 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 abrasive jet 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.

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

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