Waterjet System features 8 x 13 ft work envelope.

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Equipped with exposed tank that accommodates overhead loading, Mid Rail Gantry Waterjet System features 1 abrasivejet cutting head, but can accommodate second head to increase productivity. Ball-screw driven with heavy-wall tubular steel construction to eliminate vibration, Mid Rail Gantry utilizes direct-coupled ac brushless digital servo motors and single or double carriages. Industrial PC controller can be configured so that all 3 axes are fully programmable.

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Jet Edge Introducing New Mid Rail Gantry Waterjet System at FABTECH 2008

8'X13' Waterjet Table Features Exposed Tank for Easy Overhead Loading

(ST. MICHAEL, Minn. - August 19, 2008) - Jet Edge, Inc. will introduce its new Mid Rail Gantry Waterjet System at the FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show, Oct. 6-8 in Las Vegas. Look for Jet Edge in booth 4257.

The Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry Waterjet System features an 8'X13' work envelope with an exposed tank that easily accommodates overhead loading. It comes standard with one abrasivejet cutting head; a second cutting head can be added to increase productivity. The Mid Rail Gantry is ball-screw driven for higher accuracy. Its sturdy heavy-wall tubular steel construction eliminates vibration and increases longevity. The Mid Rail Gantry utilizes an industrial PC controller and can be configured so that all three axes are fully programmable (Z optional). It also features direct-couple AC brushless digital servo motors and single or double carriages. Critical bearing components are protected with heavy metal covers with flexible lip seals. Like all Jet Edge products, the Mid Rail Gantry is proudly made in the U.S.A.

During FABTECH, Jet Edge also will showcase its 90,000 psi X-Stream xP90-100 and 60,000 psi iP60-50 intensifier pumps.

Capable of producing pressures in excess of 90,000psi, the 100hp X-Stream achieves much faster cutting speeds and drastically lowers operating costs compared to traditional 60,000psi pumps, enabling users to increase productivity and reduce part costs.

The X-Stream produces 50% more pressure than a 60,000psi intensifier pump, resulting in a 40-50% increase in productivity for many materials. The X-Stream supports a 75,000psi continuous operating pressure. Compared to a 60,000psi pump, typical operating pressures of 75,000psi use 30% less water, 30% less power, and up to 50% less abrasive, resulting in a 40% reduction in operating costs. They typically reduce taper by up to 0.001".

The X-Stream is capable of producing flow rates of 1.45gpm and supports up to a .017" orifice. Its fittings and tubing are rated for 100KSI. The X-Stream is backed by nearly 10 years of extensive research and development in hyper-pressure technology.

Featuring the most advanced technology for extended-life hydraulics, a reliable tie-rod design and easy maintenance with no threads on the high pressure cylinders, the 50-horsepower iP60-50 produces up to 60,000 psi (4,100 bar), and provides flow rates of 0 to 1.1 gallons (5 liters) per minute to a variety of cutting, surface-preparation or cleaning tools. The iP60-50 provides easy access for all service and maintenance. It features a non-threaded high-pressure cylinder with a warranty - even on replacement cylinders, an improved performance check valve, and low torque requirements.

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. Jet Edge waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A. 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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