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Waterjet Cutting Versatility

OMAX Corporation has introduced its MAXIEM 1530 JetMachining Center with an A-Jet multi-axis cutting head bringing versatility to job shops, fabricators, metal service centers and others that need a quick, efficient way to process parts from a wide range of workpiece materials and thicknesses.

Suited for prototype development or full-scale production, the 1530 has a table size of 12' 2" x 5' 8" and is one of eight next-generation MAXIEM machines.

A diamond-integrated MAXJET 5i Nozzle allows the machine to accurately cut parts of different shapes and sizes within a 10' x 5' 2" X-Y cutting travel area. A programmable motorized Z-axis with up to 12" of travel ensures the precise positioning of the nozzle.

The Intelli-TRAX linear drive system on the 1530 utilizes brushless servo motors, integrated servo drives and high precision linear encoders to provide constant and continuous feedback on the actual cutting head position. The drive system moves the nozzle in a fast, smooth manner along the X-Y axis, resulting in an accuracy of motion as tight as +/- 0.003".

The 1530's all-in-one controller computer with a 23" screen uses a Windows operating system to run the company's proprietary Intelli-MAX Software Suite that makes it easy for users to create quality parts faster. As the "brains" of the machine, the controller manages the nozzle movement and abrasive flow.

Intuitive control software within Intelli-MAX calculates the precision of the velocity of a toolpath at over 1,000 points per inch, allowing for complete control over the motion of the abrasivejet and enabling rapid machining. Built-in programming tools and cutting models within the software automatically optimize the 1530's tool paths when creating 2-D and 3-D parts, thus providing users with precise machine behavior predictability as to the cutting speeds, taper, jet lag and other abrasivejet factors for those toolpaths.

As a function of the software, Intelli-VISOR SE System Monitoring comes standard with the 1530 so users can effectively monitor routine maintenance parameters such as the machine's pump pressure and abrasive levels to help minimize downtime.

Available in 20, 30 and 40 HP options, the direct drive pump on the 1530 is engineered for optimal efficiency. It provides continuous 50,000 PSI operation and delivers up to 85 percent of its electrical input power to the cutting nozzle. The pump features a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) that regulates electricity input, reduces power consumption at startup as well as controls output flow rate and pressure. As a result, users benefit from more cutting power per kilowatt and faster cutting speeds.

A wide variety of optional accessories are available for use with the 1530 so that it can accommodate a broad range of production requirements. Such options include an A-Jet multi-axis cutting head for 5-axis machining and taper compensation, Rapid Water Level Control for quiet, clean submerged cutting and a Collision Sensing Terrain Follower for working with uneven surfaces. These accessories can be paired with the machine at the time of purchase or installed at a later date based on need.

For more information contact:

Stephen Bruner

Vice President of Marketing

OMAX Corporation

21409 72nd Ave. South

Kent, WA 98032

800-838-0343 / 253-872-2300

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