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5-Axis Waterjet Cutting System, WaterJet Pumps Displayed

Jet Edge, Inc. is bringing its latest precision waterjet cutting technology to FABTECH. During the event Jet Edge will perform live 5-axis abrasive waterjet cutting demonstrations on its X-Stream-powered EDGE X-5 5-axis waterjet. The waterjet manufacturer also will introduce its new Permalign V-Series Mini Hopper and show its premiere 75,000 PSI (5,200 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," said a company spokesperson. The system is capable of cutting sophisticated 3-D parts such as impellers and bevels up to 50°. This waterjet 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," said the spokesperson. The ball screw-driven system features direct-couple AC brushless digital servomotors, providing a repeatability of +/- .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 waterjet machine is available in many sizes, from 5' x 5' (1,500 mm x 1,500 mm) to 24' x 13' (7,300 mm x 3,900 mm).

Permalign V-Series Mini Hopper

"Jet 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," said the spokesperson. "The Permalign V-Series Mini Hopper's water resistant design helps prevent 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 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 Pump

Jet Edge's 100 HP (75 kW) X-Stream xP90-100 waterjet intensifier pump supports 75 KSI (5,200 bar) continuous operating pressure. "The X-Stream achieves much faster cutting speeds and drastically lowers operating costs compared to traditional 60 KSI (4,100 bar) water jet pumps, enabling users to increase productivity and reduce part costs," said the spokesperson. "The X-Stream produces 50% more pressure than a 60 KSI (4,100 bar) intensifier pump, resulting in a 40-50% increase in productivity for many materials. Compared to a 60 KSI (4,100 bar) pump, typical operating pressures of 75 KSI (5,200 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 1.45 GPM (5.49 L/m) and supports up to a .017" (.43 mm) orifice. Fittings and tubing are rated for 100 KSI (6,900 bar). The X-Stream also is available in a 50 HP (37 kW) model.

Jet Edge offers a wide range of waterjet pumps including hydraulic intensifier pumps and direct drive pumps. 36 KSI (2,500 bar), 60 KSI (4,100 bar) and 75 KSI (5,200 bar) models are available from 30-280 HP (22-208 kW). Electric and diesel models are available.

Waterjet Closed Loop Water Filtration System

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.

For more information contact:

David Arthur

Jet Edge, Inc.

12070 43rd St. NE

St. Michael, MN 55376


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