Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Jet Edge Waterjet Systems Video Features Michael Waltrip

Jet Edge, Inc. is pleased to announce its new video featuring Michael Waltrip, owner of Michael Waltrip Racing and driver of the No. 55 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

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In the video, Waltrip and Dr. Eric Warren, MWR's vice president and technical director, explain how MWR is successfully using Jet Edge's top-selling High Rail Gantry Waterjet System at its fabrication shop in Cornelius, N.C., to cut parts for its three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams (#55 Cup-Michael Waltrip, #44 Cup-David Reutimann, #00 Cup-Michael McDowell) and Nationwide Series team (#99-David Reutimann).

Warren notes that MWR already is seeing substantial time and cost savings with Jet Edge waterjet technology. He estimates that they are saving about $130,000 per year by cutting the racecars' polycarbonate splitter panels in-house. MWR also is saving hours of time by rough cutting steering spindles on the waterjet versus a bandsaw. This process used to take three to four hours; it now takes 30 to 35 minutes.

MWR's Jet Edge waterjet system is powered by a 50hp, 60,000psi Jet Edge iP60-50 intensifier pump. The fully 3-axis programmable system features dual Permalign II abrasive cutting heads on a 4' spreader bar that are capable of cutting complex parts out of virtually any material. The system is equipped with a Digital Readout for Multi Head Positioning that digitally displays cutting head positions, eliminating manual measurement, as well as a pneumatic drill for automatic pre-piercing of materials prone to delamination prior to cutting them with waterjet. It also features SigmaNEST® CAD/CAM nesting software developed by SigmaTEK Systems, LLC, of Cincinnati, Ohio, plus a Closed Loop Filtration System and Abrasive Removal System manufactured by Ebbco Inc. of New Baltimore, Mich., and a Bulk Abrasive Storage System manufactured by GMA Garnet (USA) of Houston, Texas.

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