Waterjet System suits large scale precision machining.

Press Release Summary:

Measuring 265 x 152 in., Model 80X JetMachining® Center has Intelli-TRAX traction drive that enables expansion of cutting envelope to 20 ft. It features X-Y travel of 165 x 80 in., Intelli-MAX® Software, programmable motorized Z-axis with precision MAXJET® 5 Nozzle Assembly, high pressure direct drive pump, and rapid water level control for submerged cutting. System can calculate velocity of tool path at over 2,000 points/in., enabling complete control over motion of abrasivejet.

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OMAX® 80X JetMachining® Center Ideal for Large Scale Precision Machining

Innovative Large Format Machine to Debut at IMTS 2008 in Booth B-6241

Kent, Washington, July 8, 2008 - OMAX® Corporation's 80X JetMachining® Center with Intelli-TRAX is the newest product in the industry leader's arsenal of precision abrasive waterjet solutions. Designed with a footprint of 265" x 152" (6731 mm x 3861 mm), the 80X is one of the most accurate large format machines in the company's line of JetMachining Centers and will make its debut at IMTS 2008.

The 80X JetMachining Center is ideal for large scale precision machining of larger or multiple parts, and is equipped with Intelli-TRAX, an innovative traction drive that not only ensures higher accuracy but also enables expansion of the cutting envelope to 20'. 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 travel of 165" x 80" (4191 mm x 2032 mm), and comes standard with OMAX Intelli-MAX® Software, which runs on the Windows® XP operating system. The system can calculate the velocity 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. Standard features include a programmable motorized Z-axis with precision OMAX MAXJET® 5 Nozzle Assembly, ultra-high pressure direct drive pump and rapid water level control for quiet, submerged cutting.

Like all OMAX JetMachining Centers, the 80X has the ability to cut a wide variety of materials, including ceramics, composites, plastic, glass and stone, as well as metals like aluminum, tool steel, stainless steel, mild steel and titanium with an accuracy of motion up to ± .003". Additionally, it does not require tool changes or complex fixturing, reducing setup times by at least 50%.

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.

About OMAX

Headquartered in Kent, Washington, OMAX ® Corporation is the leading manufacturer of precision abrasive waterjet systems. 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.


Sandra McLain,

OMAX Marketing

Phone: (800) 838-0343

Email: sandra.mclain@omax.com


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