Jet Edge’s Latest 5-Axis Waterjet System FABTECH

Jet Edge Performing Live Waterjet Cutting Demonstrations, Showing Latest Waterjet Pumps, Closed Loop Water Recycling

Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjet technology, is bringing its latest precision waterjet cutting technology to FABTECH, Nov. 16-18 in Las Vegas. Look for Jet Edge in Booth C25085.

During FABTECH, Jet Edge will perform live5-axis abrasive waterjet cutting demonstrations on its X-Stream- powered EDGE X-5® 5-axis waterjet. Jet Edge will also introduce its new Permalign® V-Series Mini Hopper and show its premiere 75,000 psi (5200 bar) X-Stream® pressure intensifier pumps and Closed Loop Water Filtration System.


EDGE X-5® 5-Axis Waterjet
Jet Edge’s EDGE X-5® 5-axis waterjet cuts precise taper-free parts from virtually any material. The system is capable of cutting sophisticated 3D parts such as impellers and bevels up to 50°. This workhorse system is designed to provide years of dependable service in harsh industrial environments. Its sturdy design separates the motion system from the catcher tank, eliminating vibration and ensuring maximum part quality. The ball screw-driven system features direct- couple AC brushless digital servo motors, providing the best repeatability in the industry at +/- .001”. Critical bearing components are protected with heavy metal covers with brush seals and positive air pressure. Productivity enhancing options include a second cutting head with mirror cutting capabilities, a pneumatic drill for pre-piercing materials that are prone to delamination, automatic submerged or above-water cutting capabilities, and a proprietary laser plate mapping feature that allows precise nozzle-to- plate standoff. The EDGE X-5 features Jet Edge’s Aquavision® Di industrial PC, which gives operators the freedom to fine-tune programs from any CAD/CAM/nesting software, utilizing advanced HMI features and/or standard G&M code. The EDGE X-5 is available in many sizes, from 5’x5’ (1500 mm x1500 mm) to 24’x13.’ (7300 mm x 3900 mm).

Permalign® V-Series Mini Hopperjet-edge-Permalign V-Series Mini HopperJet Edge’s new variable aperture Permalign® V-Series Mini Hopper increases abrasive waterjet cutting productivity and profitability by allowing waterjet operators to easily make adjustments to abrasive flow, minimizing abrasive consumption. The Permalign® V-Series Mini Hopper’s water resistant design helps prevent annoying abrasive clogs that can cause stoppages and scrap out expensive material. Built for the harsh abrasivejet environment, the Permalign® V- Series Mini Hopper does not require an enclosure, allowing for much cleaner operation. The mini hopper is infinitely adjustable between 0.10 pounds per minute to 2 pounds per minute and features improved venting of excess abrasive.

Jet Edge X-Stream® Waterjet Intensifier PumpJet Edge’s 100hp (75 kw) X-Stream® xP90-100 waterjet intensifier pump supports 75KSI (5200 bar) continuous operating pressure. The X-Stream achieves much faster cutting speeds and drastically lowers operating costs compared to traditional 60KSI (4100 bar) pumps, enabling users to increase productivity and reduce part costs. The X-Stream produces 50% more pressure than a 60KSI (4100 bar) intensifier pump, resulting in a 40-50% increase in productivity for many materials. Compared to a 60KSI (4100 bar) pump, typical operating pressures of 75KSI (5200 bar) use 30% less water, 30% less power, and up to 50% less abrasive, resulting in a 40% reduction in operating costs. The xP90-100 is capable of producing flow rates of 1.45gpm (5.49 L/m) and supports up to a .017” (.43 mm) orifice. Fittings and tubing are rated for 100KSI (6900 bar). The X-Stream also is available in a 50hp (37kw) model.jetedge_waterjetpump Jet Edge offers the widest range of waterjet pumps in the industry. Its pumps include hydraulic intensifier pumps and direct drive pumps. 36KSI (2500 bar), 60KSI (4100 bar) and 75KSI (5200 bar) models are available from 30-280hp (22-208kw). Electric and diesel models are available.

jetedge_waterjetloopWaterjet Closed Loop Water Filtration System
A must in desert locations like Las Vegas, Jet Edge’s Waterjet Closed Loop Filtration System filters and reuses the waterjet cutting water and pump cooling water, reducing water consumption as much as 90%. In addition to lowering water and sewage cost, the system eliminates the need for a drain and prevents the introduction of hazardous materials into drainage systems. By filtering the water, the system also protects the waterjet pump and maximizes orifice life. Closed Loop Filtration Systems are required for ISO-9000 certification.

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 waterjets are proudly made in U.S.A.

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