Tuesday, July 26, 2016

It's Time to Buy a Water Jet System

Summer is flying by, IMTS and FABTECH are right around the corner, and it's time to buy that water jet system to take advantage of this year's U.S. tax incentives for capital equipment.

If you're still torn between water jet and plasma or water jet and laser, let Jet Edge make a case for choosing a waterjet system.

Water jet is by far the most versatile piece of fabrication equipment you could ever buy for your shop. It cuts nearly any material, including reflective and non-conductive materials.  It cuts incredibly thick metals.  It has a very small kerf, allowing you to tightly nest parts to maximize material use.

A cold-cutting process, water jet cuts without HAZ or slag so you don't have to waste hours grinding away parts so you can weld them.

Water jet doesn't kick up a cloud of dust, making it great for cutting fiberglass, fiber cement and composite materials.

And if you don't like breathing in dust, then you certainly can't like breathing in noxious fumes and chromium smoke.  Waterjets cut without fumes and smoke, allowing you to breathe easy.

There are many, many more reasons to choose waterjet.  See our website to get the complete lowdown.

Of course, if you still can't decide, why not buy one of each?  Waterjet, lasers and plasma systems complement each other quite nicely in a fully equipped metal fabrication shop.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

How Does a UHP Waterjet System Work?

With the fall machine tool trade show season right around the corner, we thought we'd spend the next few days answering a few of the basic questions folks new to waterjet usually have but might be reluctant to ask.

Let's start with the most basic.

How does a precision waterjet cutting system work?

Here's a brief explanation, but if you'd like more details, please see our Waterjet 101 page.

It all starts with ordinary tap water - the same stuff you drink and bathe in.  We then filter that water to remove hardness and impurities and get it to the correct pH, following our recommended water quality guidelines for water jet systems.  The water is then fed into a hydraulic intensifier pump.  Some of the water is used to cool the pump and some of the water is pressurized up to 75,000 psi within an intensifier assembly featuring a hydraulic-powered piston.

The ultra high pressure water (UHP) is then sent to the waterjet cutting head, where it is sent through a very small diameter jewel orifice that focuses it into a high velocity waterjet.  This water only waterjet cuts soft materials including food, foam, rubber, carpet and gasket materials.  In fact, a water only waterjet likely cut all of the carpet in your vehicle, the rubber mats at your gym and the baby carrots we all love to snack on.

Most water jet cutting applications are actually abrasive waterjet cutting applications.  An abrasive, typically garnet, is added to the waterjet, creating a powerful abrasivejet that can cut just about anything, from tool steel to modern composites and even super alloys.

Abrasivejets work just like sandpaper.  Finer grit abrasive can be used for a nice smooth finish, or coarser grit can be used for faster rough cutting applications.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

It's Too Hot to Shovel Your Water Jet Tank: Get a Jet Edge Abrasive Removal System

With temperatures soaring into the upper 90s this week in much of the U.S.A., this is no week to shovel the abrasive out of your water jet system tank.

Fortunately, Jet Edge has a solution to end that back breaking labor, and it's surprisingly affordable.
The Jet Edge Cyclone water jet abrasive removal system sucks up to 10 pounds of spent garnet out of your water jet tank in just one minute.  The Cyclone runs unattended and you can continue cutting while it works its magic.

Take your shovel back to the garden shed where it belongs.  Contact Jet Edge today to order a Cyclone Waterjet Abrasive Removal System.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Waterjet Chillers Keep Your Waterjet Pump Cool

We're having a heat wave in the Midwest and it's going to be downright nasty tomorrow in Minnesota with temperatures expected to break 100° F or 38° C with an 80 degree dew point.  

This hot weather is a great reminder to check the cooling system on your waterjet intensifier pump. Your waterjet pump needs a steady flow of cool water to keep it running properly.

If you don't have a Waterjet Chiller, you might want to give Jet Edge a call to get one installed on your waterjet system.

Waterjet chillers reduce the amount of water required to cool your water jet pump and help prolong component life.

An even better option is to install a Closed Loop Filtration System with a Waterjet Chiller.  This system cools and recycles your water so you don't have to dump it down the drain, lowering water and sewage costs.

Your Jet Edge representative can help you select the right cooling options for your waterjet system.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

You Deserve Exceptional Service from Your Water Jet Systems Manufacturer

One of the things I love best about Jet Edge is its unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service.  It's a great joy to work alongside coworkers who truly care about our customers.

Customer service is deeply embedded into Jet Edge's culture.  It's not just something we give passing attention to in our mission, vision and values statement.  We live it and breathe it every day.

It's the reason Jet Edge waterjet systems customers keep coming back.  It's the reason they so frequently volunteer to participate in success stories and testimonials and are willing to give references and even invite prospective customers into their shops to see waterjet equipment.

But don't take our word for it, here's what our customers are saying:

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Jet Edge Waterjet Parts & Service Can Help You Get Out of the Dog House

Did your waterjet system go down and put you in the Dog House?

Jet Edge Waterjet Parts and Service can help!  Jet Edge offers 24/7 service 365 days a year.  We'll even come in on a holiday or after hours if necessary to get you the water jet parts you need when you need them.

Water Jet Parts with 99% On-Time Delivery

At Jet Edge we understand that when your waterjet system is down, you're not making any money. When you order water jet parts from Jet Edge, we ship them the same day unless you request otherwise or the parts are on back order.

Our genuine Jet Edge water jet parts are high quality and reasonably priced.

Water Jet Parts Easy to Order

Jet Edge makes it very easy for you to order waterjet parts.  Jet Edge customers can order water jet parts online at http://waterjetparts.jetedge.com, by phone at 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or +1 763-497-8700 (7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST), and even by fax at +1 763-497-8702. To order parts after hours, please call our emergency cell phone at +1 612-963-0887.

Water Jet Service with 100% Customer Satisfaction

We take great pride in providing excellent service to our customers.  It's one of the reasons Jet Edge customers continually give us high marks in our customer satisfaction surveys.  If you need technical support, you can depend on Jet Edge.

Emergency Waterjet Parts & Service

Jet Edge's experienced waterjet technicians are available 24/7 to help you out of a bind.  If it's Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., but you're in Canada, have no worries because you can always reach us on our emergency cell phone at +1 612-963-0887.

The Dog House is no place for you to be.  You deserve better.  Contact Jet Edge today and let us help you get back inside.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Jet Edge Offers Free UHP Water Jet Training for Life

Happy Give National Something Away Day!

Who doesn't like getting free stuff?  We know we certainly do!

At Jet Edge, one of the best things we give away for free is waterjet training for life.  As long as you own your Jet Edge waterjet system, you can send your employees to Jet Edge headquarters in St. Michael, Minnesota and we'll give them free training.  We offer free training every other month. Our next class is in September.

In addition to free training, participants are also treated to great free lunches.  Everyone gets a certificate upon completion.  Who doesn't like getting a certificate to show off?

We offer free training because we want our customers to be successful and happy.  If they learn how to properly maintain and operate their Jet Edge waterjet equipment, chances are they will be very happy.

Register for Free Waterjet Training

Learn more about our free water jet training and register for class at http://jetedge.com/training.