Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Racing Pit Box Manufacturer Changes Gears with Jet Edge Waterjet

For years, Murrco Fabrication has been the go-to manufacturer of competition pit boxes for Saturday night racers.

Now Murrco is bringing its fabrication expertise to Nashville's booming home construction industry with the addition of a Jet Edge waterjet cutting machine.

Since installing its Jet Edge waterjet last summer, Murrco has been busy cutting projects for Nashville area home builders, including handrails, custom mailboxes, street signs and much more.

Read more on jetedge.com.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Play Water Jet Trivia with Jet Edge!

We've been having a blast today playing water jet trivia with our customers on social media. Join the fun by following us o n Twitter, Facebook and Google +. 
We are posting a waterjet related question every hour. To play, simply reply today with the answer. Correct answers win a prize!
Don't worry, our questions aren't tough and you can find every answer on www.jetedge.com.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Jet Edge's U.K. Distributor Aquablast Opens Water Jet Showroom, Training Facility

We have exciting news for our friends across the pond!

Our longtime U.K. distributor Aquablast Ltd. has just finished installing a new Jet Edge EDGE X-5 5-axis waterjet cutting system at their headquarters in Beccles, Suffolk, and they are eager to show you its precision CNC cutting capabilities.

Capable of cutting sophisticated 3D parts and bevels up to 60° from virtually any material, Aquablast’s Jet Edge 1500x4000 mm (5’X13’) abrasive waterjet system is designed for 24/7 industrial use and maintains +/- 0.025mm  (0.001") linear positional accuracy over 300 mm (12") per axis and +/- 0.025mm (0.001") repeatability (bi-directional).

Aquablast has represented Jet Edge waterjets for more than 20 years and has extensive knowledge of ultra-high pressure waterjet technology and its countless applications.  In addition to representing Jet Edge, Aquablast also manufactures its own line of waterjetting equipment and carries a wide range of mobile waterjet systems and support products.  The company also offers precision waterjet cutting services, mobile waterjet cutting and surface preparation services, and safety training.

Aquablast is authorized to sell and service Jet Edge’s full product line in the U.K., including Jet Edge’s CE-marked 5-axis and 3-axis waterjet motion systems, its hydraulic intensifier and direct drive pumps, and portable cutting systems and water blasting equipment.  Jet Edge offers the widest range of waterjet pumps in the industry, from 36-280hp, in 2500 bar (36KSI), 4000 bar (60KSI) and 6200 bar (90KSI) models, electric and diesel.

If you'd like to visit Aquablast's new showroom and waterjet training facility, please give them a call today!

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Jet Edge, Inc., www.jetedge.com, +1-763-497-8700, sales@jetedge.com.
Aquablast Ltd., www.aquablast.co.uk, +44 (0) 1502 714143, sales@aquablast.co.uk.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Water Jet Systems Ideal for Mining Operations

Jet Edge is helping mines around the world increase productivity with ultra-high pressure water jet cutting technology.

Both Jet Edge precision waterjet cutting and mobile waterjet cutting product lines have applications in the mining industry. Precision CNC waterjets are used to cut parts for mine processing equipment, and mobile waterjets can be used for a wide range of field cutting applications, including cutting grouted casings.

Jet Edge's mining industry customers value Jet Edge equipment for its reliability and ease of maintenance and its heavy duty construction that can withstand years of use in harsh remote locations.

Jet Edge 5-Axis Water Jet System Helps DRC Copper Mine Double Productivity

A remote copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo insisted on a Jet Edge EDGE X-5 5-axis waterjet system when it came time for them to buy their second water jet. They had powered their first waterjet with a Jet Edge X-Stream intensifier pump and were confident in the reliability of Jet Edge equipment. They knew they could depend on Jet Edge to get them waterjet parts quickly and on-time despite their incredibly remote location which is at least a three week’s drive from Johannesburg, South Africa.  Read More

Centura Oil Helps Uranium Mine Maximize Ore Recovery with Jet Edge-Powered Ultra-High Pressure Water Jet

When a uranium mine needed to extract hundreds of pipes and casings that were blocking millions of dollars’ worth of uranium ore, they called Jet Edge customer Centura Oil Inc. of Minnesota. 
Centura spent two and a half years deep underground cutting hundreds of pipes and casings of various diameters, many as small as 2” ID, and cutting off casings just below the surface casing to allow for the overcoring bit to be reduced so the entire string of pipe could be retrieved. To add to the challenge, the pipes had been installed at a 70° angle and Centura had to make the cuts sight unseen at distances as far as 300 feet. Read More

Jet Edge Waterjets Can Help Increase Productivity at Your Mining Operation

Contact us today at sales@jetedge.com, +1 763-497-8700 or 1-800-538-3343.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

What do Potatoes and Waterjets Have in Common? Versatility!

I challenge you to go on Twitter right now and do a search for #NationalPotatoMonth and NOT get distracted by all of the tempting photos of delectable potato dishes.

I went on for just a second to Tweet our spuddy greeting and caught myself drooling over some incredible looking twice baked potatoes from Big Daddy's Brew & Que in Glendale, Wisconsin. They looked so good, I almost made a run for the border! Then I discovered that they are all the way across the state, but right up the road from our good customer JACQUET Midwest in Racine.  Sooo...I might just pay them a visit in the very near future.

You just can't beat a good potato dish and fine barbecue.

Here in Minnesota, we love our potatoes.  You can't call yourself a Minnesotan if you don't include potatoes in at least one meal a day, and don't you dare say you've never had tater tot hot dish.

Growing up in a very large family, we ate potatoes daily and never got tired of them because they are so versatile.  My job was to peel the potatoes for my mother.  I started out with a safety peeler, but was so proud when I graduated to a paring knife.  I would have given anything to have had access to an ultra high pressure water jet cutting machine to peel and chop all the potatoes my mother set in front of me.

UHP waterjets work great for peeling and cutting potatoes because they never need sharpening or cleaning.  The mighty potato and our Jet Edge waterjets have one thing in common: versatility.  You might even say that waterjets are the potatoes of the machine tool industry  (okay, that's probably not going to be our new slogan.) A waterjet can cut virtually anything, and potatoes can be transformed into virtually anything... from delicious meals to top shelf vodka and akvavit, to adhesives, ethanol fuel and so much more.

Of course, here at Jet Edge, we can't get enough French fries...

Find out more about Jet Edge waterjets at www.jetedge.com

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Perfect Water Jet Cut Bottle Opener for National Beer Lover's Day

Happy National Beer Lover's Day!

A true lover of beer would never be caught without a bottle opener on a day like today.  That would be worse than going fishing without bait.

Do you have a favorite bottle opener?  Mine is my trusty Jet Edge waterjet cut sample part that we cut for prospective customers at the big machine tool trade shows like FABTECH and IMTS.
I haven't found a bottle opener that works better than my Jet Edge opener.

Our waterjet test lab is working on this year's FABTECH bottle opener.  What will it be?  You'll have to stop by our booth to find out.  Bring beer!

See Jet Edge's 5-Axis Water Jet Cutting Demonstrations at FABTECH

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Friday, September 2, 2016

It's National Read a Book Day - Crack Open Your Water Jet Equipment Maintenance Manual

Happy National Read a Book Day!  What a great time for us to remind you of the importance of reading and referencing your Jet Edge water jet equipment manuals.

You're probably slow today with the holiday fast approaching, so why not crack open your Jet Edge water jet equipment manual and learn a few tips on how to safely and properly maintain and operate your Jet Edge water jet system and water jet pump.

Jet Edge water jet customers tell us they love our manuals, which are well-written by our experienced technical writer, who takes pride in making sure our manuals are kept up-to-date and are easy to read and understand.

Jet Edge Water Jet Equipment Manuals

If you need to order a new Jet Edge manual, please contact our water jet parts department at parts@jetedge.com or +1 763-497-8700.

Jet Edge Waterjet Systems Proudly Supports Rotary International and the Rotary Club of St. Michael-Albertville.

Learn about Rotary's literacy efforts here.