Water Jet Cutting Machines feature IKC 5-axis cutting head.

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Capable of cutting virtually any material, Idro line water jet cutting machines are available in 3 sizes, 1,700 x 2,000, 1,700 x 4,000, and 2,000 x 4,000 mm. IKC's capabilities include 600º rotation, max angle of ±60º, and dynamic precision from ±0.2 to ±0.5 mm/m, depending on tilt of head. With ground rack and pinion X and Y axes and ball-screw-driven 150 mm Z axis, machines maintain ±0.004 in. cutting tolerance and ±0.001 in. repeatability accuracy tolerance.

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Jet Edge Introduces 'Idro line' 5 Axis Water Jet Cutting Machine

ST. MICHAEL, Minn. - Water jet manufacturer Jet Edge, Inc., is pleased to introduce the Idro line 5-axis precision water jet cutting machine.

Capable of cutting virtually any material, the Idro line is available in three sizes, 5.5'x6.5' nominal (1700 mm x 2000 mm), 5.5'x13' nominal (1700 mm x 4000 mm) and 6.5'x13' nominal (2000 mm x 4000 mm). It features the innovative IKC 5 Axis water jet cutting head, which is capable of making inclined cuts and controlling kerf to ensure optimal part quality. The IKC's capabilities include 600º rotation, a maximum angle of ±60º, and dynamic precision from ±0.2 to ±0.5 mm/m, depending on the tilt of head.

The Idro line's high-precision ground rack and pinion X and Y axes and ball-screw-driven 5.9" (150 mm) Z axis make it one of the most accurate waterjet systems available. It maintains a cutting tolerance ±0.004" (0,1 mm/m), and repeatability accuracy tolerance of ±0.001" (0,025 mm) and supports a contouring and rapid feed rate of 0-1575 ipm (0-40000 mm/min.)

Motion components are protected by steel covers with labyrinth lip seals to ensure lasting performance.

The Idro line is equipped with programmable contact height sensing and comes standard with one 5 axis cutting head; a second 5 axis or 3 axis cutting head can be added. Other standard features include a stainless steel tank, automatic safety guards with clear windows on front and back, and a dredge conveyor for abrasive removal. Its many options include a rotating axis for pipe cutting, fire jet etching system, a drill and twin shuttles. Free software updates are included for the life of the machine. The Idro line's monolithic design expedites installation and makes it easy to relocate if necessary. Its rigid fixed upright bridge structure can be moved out of the way for forklift or crane loading.

About Jet Edge

Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

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