Monday, December 21, 2009

Jet Edge Holiday Hours

Jet Edge is closed for the holidays Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. For emergency waterjet parts and waterjet service, please call  612-963-0887.

Ordering Water Jet Parts from Jet Edge is Easy!
  • Order Water Jet Parts Online
  • Order Water Jet Parts by Phone at 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or 763-497-8700 (7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. CST)
  • Emergency After-Hours Orders: 612-963-0887
  • Order Waterjet Parts by Fax: 763-497-8702

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Jet Edge, Affliate Companies Contribute to Local Food Shelf

Minnesota manufacturers Jet Edge, Inc., TC/American Monorail Systems, Inc, Chukar Waterjet, Inc., MHC, Inc. and Tilt Lock, Inc. packed $1,000 worth of groceries under the tree to support their local food shelf. Their donations included $500 worth of food from employees along with matching company contributions.


About Jet Edge

Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge waterjets are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A.

For information about Jet Edge, visit http://www.jetedge.com/, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

Monday, December 7, 2009

Used Waterjets Available From Jet Edge

We just updated our Used Waterjets list on http://www.jetedge.com/!

Jet Edge's used water jets inventory includes waterjet pumps, waterjet motion systems, mobile waterjetting equipment, and much more. Check back often for updates or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jetedge to be among the first to find out about new postings.

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For more information about Jet Edge, visit http://www.jetedge.com/, e-mail sales@jetedge.com, call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343), or fill out our Information Request Form.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Jet Edge 2010 Water Jet Maintenance Training Schedule

We just posted our 2010 precision waterjet maintenance training schedule.

Every Jet Edge waterjet system includes unlimited lifetime hands-on training at Jet Edge’s state-of-the art training lab. Waterjet training is free when taken at Jet Edge’s headquarters in St. Michael, Minnesota. You also can arrange to have training at your facility for a fee.


Register for water jet training classes online or call 1-800-JET-EDGE to schedule custom training sessions for your business.

You must be a Jet Edge customer to be eligible for training.

Mobile Waterjet Equipment Maintenance Training
Training for Jet Edge mobile waterjets is scheduled by request only. To request a class, please call 763-497-8700, Ext. 744. For mobile waterjetting equipment training information, please click here.

 

Monday, November 30, 2009

Speed Up Waterjet Low-Pressure Pierces, Run Multiple Waterjets at Various Pressures with Dual Pressure Valve


Jet Edge’s patented Dual Pressure Valve® greatly increases waterjet cutting productivity by allowing waterjet operators to control water pressure independent of the waterjet pump.

With the remotely-mounted Jet Edge Dual Pressure Valve, waterjet operators can run multiple waterjet tables simultaneously at various pressures with a single pump. Operators also can perform low-pressure piercing operations without waiting for the water jet pump to raise or lower to the desired pressure, saving time and reducing wear and tear on pump components.

The Jet Edge Dual Pressure Valve will operate with any manufacturer's water jet pump, waterjet cutting head, or waterjet cutting system, and is fully configurable for pressure change ratios. Connection points are standard 60,000 psi-type. The Dual Pressure Valve is pneumatically operated and must be used in conjunction with another normally closed on/off valve or cutting head.

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Read how an Iowa fabricator reduced maintenance and increased productivity with a Jet Edge Dual Pressure Valve!

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For more information about the Jet Edge Dual Pressure Valve, visit http://www.jetedge.com/, call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343), 763-497-8700 or e-mail sales@jetedge.com.

About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A. For information about Jet Edge, visit http://www.jetedge.com/, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

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We sliced sweet corn with a 75,000 psi water jet!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Jet Edge Waterjets Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 26-27

Waterjets manufacturer Jet Edge will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 26 and Nov. 27.

For emergency waterjet parts orders or waterjet service, please call our emergency cell phone at 612-963-0887.

Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for your business!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Water Jet Maintenance Training Dec. 8-10

Several openings remain for Jet Edge’s Precision Waterjet Maintenance Training, Dec. 8-10 at Jet Edge Headquarters in St. Michael, MN. The class is free to all Jet Edge customers. Registration is due by Dec. 1.

Register online at
http://www.jetedge.com/content.cfm?fuseaction=dsp_training

or call 1-800-JET-EDGE.

Discounted hotel rates are available.

Waterjet Training Class Outline.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Jet Edge congratulates LAI on ACE Awards


Jet Edge customer LAI International, Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., won two Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards, including one for top-25 fastest-growing private company and the other for top-50 private company ranked by revenue by ACE. ACE Awards measure 2008 revenue and a formula based on revenue growth over a two-year period

About LAI International
LAI is a leading contract manufacturer of precision-engineered components and assemblies for aerospace, power generation, defense, medical and other advanced technology industries. The company’s technology, engineering and manufacturing solutions are used to build components for airframes, aircraft engines, power generators, defense systems, medical devices and other mission-critical applications.
LAI has developed strategic relationships with leading global OEMs and operates five U.S. manufacturing facilities, with locations in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Tucson, Westminster, Md., and Scarborough, Maine – all of which are ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified. The company also offers NADCAP-certified non-conventional machining processes.
LAI has developed innovative applications in advanced machining processes, including waterjet cutting and drilling, laser cutting, drilling, welding and heat-treating, EDM drilling, CNC EDM, high-speed EDM, conventional CNC machining, five-axis CNC machining and precision grinding. The company also provides gage calibration, tooling production, air-flow inspection and additional manufacturing services.
For more information, see www.LAIco.com.

Quick Facts about LAI International
- Five U.S. manufacturing facilities: Phoenix, Tucson, Minneapolis, Westminster, Md., and Scarborough, Maine
- Founded in 1979
- Corporate headquarters located in Scottsdale, Ariz.
- All facilities ISO 9001 | AS9100 certified
- GE Customer Impact of the Year Award winner
- Lockheed Martin Corporate STAR Supplier
- Northrop Grumman Platinum Source Preferred Supplier
- ACE Corporate Excellence Award winner, 2008-09
- An Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private U.S. company, three-time award winner, 2007-09

Pictured in Photo:

(l-r) Joe Wagner, plant manager for LAI International Inc. operations in Phoenix and Tucson, AZ; Stewart Cramer, president of LAI; Vinnie Caliendo, CFO; Matt Kalina, director of marketing; and John Rogers, vice president of operations, Inc., pose with one of the two ACE Awards the company won.

Waterjet Cutting Machine Manufacturer Jet Edge Names Allegheny Machine Tool Systems Distributor for Western PA


Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjet and abrasivejet systems for precision cutting, coating removal and surface preparation, is pleased to announce that Allegheny Machine Tool Systems Inc. (AMTSI) is distributing Jet Edge waterjets in Western Pennsylvania.

Located in McMurray, Pa.., AMTSI has been distributing and supporting machine tools in Western Pennsylvania, Western Maryland and West Virginia since 1992. In addition to Jet Edge water jets, the company carries EDM machines, lathes, mills, CAD-CAM systems and grinders. AMTSI also provides applications engineering expertise, training, technical support, parts and service. AMTSI’s technicians are authorized to provide local service on Jet Edge waterjet systems.

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For more information about Allegheny Machine Tool Systems Inc., visit www.allegmach.com or call 724-942-4451.

For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343), 763-497-8700 or e-mail sales@jetedge.com.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jet Edge Congratulates Mattracks, Inc. on ‘Faces of Trade’ Award


Jet Edge customer Mattracks, Inc. recently received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Faces of Trade Award” in recognition of its successful export business.

Based in Karlstad, Minn., Mattracks manufactures rubber track conversion systems for trucks and ATVs. The company uses a Jet Edge waterjet system to cut a wide variety of materials, including steel, aluminum, wood, fiberglass, foam, rubber and plastic. They have even etched glass.

Read Mattracks’ Jet Edge success story.

Mattracks sells its products in 50 countries. More than half its business comes from international sales.

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To find out more about Mattracks, visit www.mattracks.com, call 218-436-7000, or e-mail sales@mattracks.com.

To find out more about Jet Edge waterjets, visit www.jetedge.com, call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or e-mail sales@jetedge.com.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Jet Edge Buys Calypso Waterjet Systems


ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (October 12, 2009) – Waterjet manufacturer Jet Edge, Inc. of St. Michael, Minn., is pleased to announce that it has acquired Calypso Waterjet Systems of Dallas, Texas.

Founded in 1992, Calypso Waterjet Systems had been a world-leading manufacturer of waterjet cutting systems prior to its departure from the water jet industry in early 2009. Calypso products include waterjet cutting machines, abrasive removal, closed loop water, and automatic height sensing systems; nesting software; plastic water jet cutting bricks; bulk abrasive feeder tanks; and replacement parts for waterjet intensifier pumps, cutting heads, and waterjet tables.

Jet Edge President Jude Lague said he plans to reintroduce many of Calypso’s products under Calypso’s brand names.

Calypso waterjets provide an excellent entry-level waterjet solution for price-conscious buyers,” Lague noted. “Through our acquisition of Calypso, we will be able to make precision waterjet cutting capabilities available to a much broader range of customers in the growing entry-level market.”

More InformationFor information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343). For information about Calypso, visit www.calypsowaterjets.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A. For information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Waterjet Cutting Demos, Technology Presentation at SOUTH-TEC


We shipped out our latest waterjet cutting machine to the SOUTH-TEC show today. The show runs Oct. 6-8 in Charlotte.

We will be showing our Mid Rail Gantry waterjet table and our iP60-100 100hp 60,000 psi waterjet intensifier pump.

If you are interested in learning how waterjet technology can help your business solve a specific manufacturing problem, increase productivity, and cut costs, please stop by our booth, 16086. We will have several waterjet applications experts available to answer your questions.

We also invite you to attend our presentation, "The Latest Innovations in Waterjet Technology," 10:30-10:55 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the SOUTH-TEC theater. Our presentation will focus on 90,000 psi waterjet intensifier pump technology and how your business can increase its profitability by cutting faster and using less garnet, water and electricity.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Water Jet Parts 25% Off* First-Time Online Order


Waterjet manufacturer Jet Edge, Inc. introduces its waterjet parts website, a user-friendly, secure website for ordering consumable and replacement water jet parts. Visit the site at https://waterjetparts.jetedge.com.

Jet Edge carries a wide variety of competitively priced water jet parts including waterjet cutting heads, abrasivejet cutting heads, dual pressure valves, high pressure tubing and high pressure fittings. Custom waterjet swivels, lines and coils also are available. Jet Edge is offering all new online accounts 25% off on their first online order made through Dec. 31, 2009. *This offer applies to all parts except for nozzles and Hp hoses!

Waterjet parts also can be ordered by phone at 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or 763-497-8700 (7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST) Monday-Friday or by fax at 763-497-8702. After-hours emergency part orders may be placed by calling Jet Edge’s emergency cell phone at 612-963-0887.

In addition to waterjet parts and accessories, Jet Edge also manufactures precision waterjet cutting machines, waterjet pumps, portable waterjet cutters, and ultra-high pressure water blasting tools for cleaning and surface preparation.

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For more information about Jet Edge waterjets, visit www.jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A. For information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Waterjet Training Oct. 13-15

Jet Edge's next precision waterjet training class is Oct. 13-15 at Jet Edge headquarters in St. Michael, Minn. Water jet training is free to Jet Edge customers when taken at our headquarters.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Water Jet Machine Removes Coatings, Grease from Concrete Floors, Steel Decks

Jet Edge’s Ultra Deckblaster waterjet surface preparation machine uses ultra-high pressure waterjets to quickly blast away old paint, coatings, grease and dirt from steel decks and concrete floors without using hazardous chemicals.

Resembling a lawnmower, the self-propelled Ultra Deckblaster operates at pressures up to 55,000 psi (3,800 bar). Typical applications include removal of polyurethane paint or nonskid coatings from factory floors, ship decks, paint booths and parking ramps. The Ultra Deckblaster also removes accumulated spillage such as grease, oil and overspray.

The Ultra Deckblaster portable water jet system utilizes UHP water supplied by a Jet Edge waterjet intensifier pump. Hydraulic pressure activates the motor to spin the spray bar assembly and open a high-flow water valve supplying fluid to the manifolds. The water travels through a high-pressure on/off valve and high-speed swivel before entering the rotating spray bar. Multiple waterjet orifices direct UHP water over an 18” (46 cm) wide cleaning path as the machine advances. The spray bar accepts a variety of standard jet manifolds.

Operators have total control of the rotation speed, drive speed, forward/off/reverse, water and rotation on/off of the spray bar. Easily accessible knobs control forward/reverse and bar rotation speeds. A manually actuated valve does not allow operation of any function unless the safety lever is depressed. The hydraulic-powered wheel drive (self-propelled drive) offers additional operator control and comfort and can be easily disengaged for free-rolling applications. The spray bar height is adjustable.

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For more information, visit www.jetedge.com, call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or e-mail sales@jetedge.com.

About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A. For information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).
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Monday, August 31, 2009

Water Jet Pumps Feature Reliable Tie-Rod Design


ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (August 31, 2009) – Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjets, is pleased to introduce the iP60-100 100hp 60,000 psi (4,100 bar) waterjet intensifier pump.

The iP60-100 waterjet pump produces 2.0 gpm (7.6 lpm) of ultra-high pressure water for precision waterjet cutting, water blasting, cleaning and surface preparation applications. It supports orifices up to .021” (.53 mm).

The Jet Edge iP60-100 intensifier pump features dual intensifiers for increased operating performance. A single-intensifier economy version also is available.

Like all Jet Edge waterjet pumps, the iP60-100 features Jet Edge’s reliable tie-rod design. This design has no threaded cylinder, no threaded end caps, and no threaded hydraulic cylinder, making it less prone to cracking than threaded designs. Matched-metal components prevent galling of hydraulic system components. Jet Edge water jet pumps feature hydraulic accumulators, which reduce wear on the hydraulic pump. Hydraulic fluid also is cooled and filtered. Jet Edge water jet pumps feature a rugged hydraulic center section which incorporates high-duty cycle-rated piston seal and wear rings; free-floating self-aligning plungers increase seal life. Jet Edge’s hydraulic systems have a 4,000-hour warranty.

Jet Edge water jet pumps also feature attenuators which smooth pressure fluctuations and deliver a constant and steady stream of ultra-high pressure water to the cutting tool, ensuring optimal cut quality. Jet Edge offers a wide range of electric and diesel waterjet intensifier pumps from 30-280hp; 36,000, 60,000 and 90,000 psi models are available.

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For more information about Jet Edge waterjet pumps, visit www.jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

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About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A. For information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

Friday, August 21, 2009

Metal Service Center Jacquet Installs 21'X13' Waterjet Table


POTTSTOWN, PA. (August 21, 2009) -- Jet Edge, Inc., is pleased to announce that Jacquet Mid Atlantic of Pottstown, Pa., has installed Jet Edge’s new 21’X13’ large-format Mid Rail Gantry Waterjet System. The Mid Rail Gantry is the third Jet Edge waterjet system at Jacquet’s Mid Atlantic service center and the company’s sixth Jet Edge waterjet system nationwide.

Jacquet’s new Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry water jet system features a 21’X13’ work envelope with a system design that easily accommodates overhead loading with the bridge clearing the tank. Jacquet equipped the waterjet table with two Jet Edge Permalign II abrasivejet cutting heads and a 100HP intensifier pump to increase productivity. They also added an optional mirroring package, independent programmable Z carriages, programmable height sensing, a fully-functional remote pendant, large-capacity bulk abrasive hopper, submerged cutting package, closed-loop water filtration system, and garnet removal system.

A subsidiary of Jacquet Metals of Lyon Saint Priest, France, Jacquet Mid Atlantic is one of four Jacquet metal service centers in North America. The company also has metal service centers in Houston, Racine, Wis., and Irvine, Calif.

Jacquet specializes in supplying and processing stainless steel and nickel alloys for OEMS, fabricators and machine shops that support primarily the oil and gas, power generation, pollution control systems and water purification industries. Jacquet’s North American service centers provide waterjet and plasma part cutting. The company stocks 19 different grades of stainless steel and nickel alloy plates in a wide variety of sizes and thicknesses.

“We have a very large inventory of stainless steel and nickel in many different grades, thicknesses and widths, and we are able to cut near net-shape parts,” said Jacquet CEO Terry Engle. “Having the combination of that, plus our fast turnaround has really helped our growth.”

When Jacquet opened its North American operations in 2006, Engle decided to install the largest waterjet cutting systems available on the market to meet a growing demand for large-format cold cutting. Over a two-year period, Engle installed massive Jet Edge Low Rail Gantries at each of his plants. With waterjet tables as large at 15’X22’, Jacquet can claim some of the largest waterjet cutting tables in North America.

“Because the tables are so large, we can hold extremely large plates up to 15’X21’,” Engle said. “We also have two cutting heads on each table, so we can process two plates simultaneously or utilize two heads on one nested plate of parts, doubling our productivity. This has gotten us some work because we can cut two parts at a time and reduce the cost and turn-around to the customer.”

Engle noted that waterjet is the ideal cutting method for most of his applications because it eliminates heat-affected zones (HAZ) and reduces the need for secondary finishing operations, which results in lower finished part costs for his customers. If a customer desires a polished near-finished part, Jacquet typically cuts the part from polished plates. This saves time and money for customers because it eliminates the need for them to polish individual parts.

“Whenever we have customers who need small parts or tight tolerances or special sketch cuts, we push them toward waterjet. Also, when we are cutting heavy plate, we try to convince them to go with waterjet because they can save on material. When you cut with plasma, you have to add additional kerf and material for machining. Waterjet saves on material and machining. When roughing material to allow for machining afterwards, waterjet does not put any heat into the part, allowing the material to be machined much easier and saving on tooling costs.”

Engle decided to buy his waterjet systems from Jet Edge after extensively researching several waterjet manufacturers and interviewing Jet Edge’s references.

“I did a very thorough follow up with Jet Edge’s references,” he said. “They all spoke very highly of the reliability of the pump, technical service and Jet Edge’s on-time parts delivery. That was a big part of us picking Jet Edge. I also was very impressed with Jet Edge’s sales process and technical expertise. Jet Edge’s regional sales manager Scott Wirtanen had very strong technical knowledge of the machine and understood our application. He helped us pick the right machine and equipment for our application.”

Engle decided to buy his latest Jet Edge waterjet machine based on his satisfaction with Jet Edge’s equipment, service and training.

“We have run our other systems 16 hours a day or more for over two and a half years,” he said. “Anytime we have had issues, Jet Edge has been very good at offering technical solutions to help us out. Jet Edge’s lifetime training program also has been very successful for us. We have sent people to training at Jet Edge and we’ve had training here. It has been very valuable as we have added locations and new operators.”

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For more information about Jacquet, visit www.myjacquet.com or call 484-945-1075 (Jacquet Mid Atlantic), 262-898-1381 (Jacquet Midwest), 949-221-9551 (Jacquet West), or 281-397-9920 (Jacquet Houston).

For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or e-mail sales@jetedge.com.

The Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry Waterjet System
The Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry Waterjet System is available in 5’x5’, 5’x13’, 8’x5’, 8X13’, 21’x5’ and 21’X13’ work envelopes.

The Mid Rail Gantry features an exposed tank that easily accommodates overhead loading. It comes standard with one abrasivejet cutting head; a second cutting head can be added to increase productivity. The Mid Rail Gantry is ball-screw driven for higher accuracy. Its sturdy heavy-wall tubular steel construction eliminates vibration and increases longevity. The Mid Rail Gantry utilizes an industrial PC controller and can be configured so that all three axes are fully programmable (Z optional). It also features direct-couple AC brushless digital servo motors and single or double carriages. Critical bearing components are protected with heavy metal covers with brush seals.

Like all Jet Edge products, the Mid Rail Gantry is proudly made in the U.S.A. For more information, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com, call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or 763-497-8700.

About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A. For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

Monday, August 10, 2009

Waterjet Manufacturer Jet Edge Posting Latest Updates on Facebook

ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (August 10, 2009) – Waterjet systems manufacturer Jet Edge, Inc. is now using Facebook to spread the word about its latest product updates, used waterjet equipment inventory and much more. Become a friend of Jet Edge at http://www.facebook.com/people/Jet-Edge/629911554.

Jet Edge’s Facebook friends get the latest updates from Jet Edge as they happen, including immediate alerts when used water jet equipment is posted to the used waterjets list on www.jetedge.com. Jet Edge’s Facebook friends also are among the first to find out about Jet Edge’s latest waterjet innovations and new products.

Jet Edge also uses Facebook to announce new waterjet product and waterjet application videos, waterjet success stories, new company literature, new distributors, trade show appearances and much more.

Jet Edge waterjet systems are used around the world by a wide variety of industries, including aerospace and defense, automotive, petrochemical, energy and general manufacturing. Jet Edge precision waterjets cut virtually any material, from metals and stone to carpet, foam and even food. Jet Edge’s waterjet surface preparation tools are used for paint, coatings and corrosion removal, and Jet Edge mobile waterjet cutters are primarily used to cut pipelines, steel reinforced concrete, reactor vessels and fabricated metal structures. They are ideal for cutting where flames and heat are restricted.

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For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or e-mail sales@jetedge.com. To request information about Jet Edge waterjets, please complete our Information Request Form.

About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjets are proudly made in the U.S.A.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

100HP Waterjet Pumps Only $62,500 U.S.


ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (August 4, 2009) – Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjets and waterjet pumps, is pleased to introduce its new economical iP60-100S 100hp 60,000 psi (4,100 bar) waterjet pump.

Priced at just $62,500* U.S., the iP60-100S is the most affordable 100hp 60,000psi waterjet intensifier pump on the market. The iP60-100S is a single intensifier version of Jet Edge’s popular 100hp water jet pump. By eliminating the second intensifier, Jet Edge is able to offer the iP60-100S at a low price without sacrificing quality. The iP60-100S waterjet intensifier pump produces 2.0 gpm (7.6 lpm) of ultra-high pressure water for precision waterjet cutting, water blasting, cleaning and surface preparation applications. It supports orifices up to .021” (.53 mm).

Like all Jet Edge waterjet pumps, the iP60-100S features Jet Edge’s reliable tie-rod design. This design has no threaded cylinder, no threaded end caps, and no threaded hydraulic cylinder, making it less prone to cracking than threaded designs. Matched-metal components prevent galling of hydraulic system components. Jet Edge water jet pumps feature hydraulic accumulators, which reduce wear on the hydraulic pump. Hydraulic fluid also is cooled and filtered. Jet Edge waterjet pumps feature a rugged hydraulic center section which incorporates high-duty cycle-rated piston seal and wear rings; free-floating self-aligning plungers increase seal life. Jet Edge’s hydraulic systems have a 4,000-hour warranty. Jet Edge water jet pumps also feature attenuators which smooth pressure fluctuations and deliver a constant and steady stream of ultra-high pressure water to the cutting tool, ensuring optimal cut quality. Jet Edge offers a wide range of electric and diesel waterjet intensifier pumps from 30-280hp; 36,000, 60,000 and 90,000 psi models are available.

About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A.

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For information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

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* Price excludes starter package, plumbing, spares, tools, installation, excise taxes, sales taxes, use taxes, transportation taxes, any other types or forms of taxes. Jet Edge sales terms are FOB Factory and price is in US Dollars.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Waterjet Cutting Innovations Highlighted in Jet Edge’s SOUTH-TEC Presentation




ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (July 30, 2009) – Learn about the latest advancements in precision waterjet cutting technology during Jet Edge’s special presentation, “The Latest Innovations in Waterjet Technology,” 10:30-10:55 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the SOUTH-TEC Advanced Productivity Exposition, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C.

During the presentation, David Arthur, Jet Edge’s Southeast regional sales manager, will discuss Jet Edge’s latest waterjet technology advancements, including its 90,000psi X-Stream water jet pumps which are capable of increasing productivity up to 50% and reducing operating costs up to 40%. Arthur also will discuss Jet Edge’s Mid Rail Gantry waterjet cutting machines and contact height sensing technology. Based in Atlanta, Arthur is a recognized waterjet industry expert with more than 20 years experience in the manufacturing industry. Jet Edge is exhibiting at SOUTH-TEC in booth 14072.

About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A.

For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Water Jet Abrasive Removal System Removes up to 10 Pounds of Garnet per Minute!

Chukar Waterjet, Inc., a leading supplier of waterjet parts for waterjet cutting and cleaning equipment, is pleased to introduce the Waterjet Cyclone waterjet abrasive removal system.

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Chukar’s Waterjet Cyclone abrasive removal system is a cyclonic garnet extraction machine that removes up to 10 pounds of garnet abrasive per minute from any waterjet cutting system. The system features a 1 yard hopper that requires only 25 square feet of floor space. It can be custom-sized for any waterjet tank.

The Waterjet Cyclone has numerous advantages. It is easy to set up and operate, can be operated while unattended, and requires no machine downtime to remove abrasive. The only moving parts that come in contact with the abrasive slurry are two check valves at the bottom of the pump. There are no expensive parts that have to be replaced due to abrasive wear. For more information about the Waterjet Cyclone abrasive removal system, visit www.chukarwaterjet.com or call 1-888-497-8749.

About Chukar Waterjet, Inc.
Chukar Waterjet, Inc. is a supplier of high quality parts for waterjet cutting and cleaning equipment. Chukar offers a complete line of waterjet replacement parts for Flow International, Omax, WSI, KMT/IR, and Jet Edge waterjets. Chukar Waterjet also provides prompt, high-quality waterjet fabrication services and cleaning applications, and is a leader in service for lease and rental of ultra-high pressure (UHP) waterjet mobile equipment.

For more information about Chukar Waterjet, Inc., visit www.chukarwaterjet.com, e-mail sales@chukarwaterjet.com, or call 1-888-497-8749 or (763) 497-8749.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jet Edge Showcasing Cutting-Edge Waterjet Technology at SOUTH-TEC 2009 October 6-8


ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (July 21, 2009) – Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjet systems, will showcase its latest waterjet cutting innovations at the SOUTH-TEC Advanced Productivity Exposition, Oct. 6-8 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. Look for Jet Edge in Booth 14072.

Visitors to the Jet Edge booth will learn about Jet Edge’s innovative precision waterjet cutting products, including its 90,000 psi (6,200 bar) waterjet pump technology and new Mid Rail Gantry precision waterjet cutting machine. Jet Edge technical experts will be available to answer questions about waterjetting applications.

SOUTH-TEC attendees can learn about the latest advancements in waterjet cutting technology during Jet Edge’s presentation, “The Latest Innovations in Waterjet Cutting,” 10:30-10:55 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 8 in the SOUTH-TEC Theater. During this presentation, Jet Edge will present its latest capabilities, including its new Mid Rail Gantry precision waterjet cutting machines and 90,000 psi X-Stream waterjet pumps.

Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry Waterjet System
Capable of producing complex parts out of virtually any material, the Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry features an exposed tank that easily accommodates overhead loading. It comes standard with one abrasivejet cutting head; a second cutting head can be added to increase productivity. Optional mirroring capabilities make it possible to cut part cycle time in half. The Mid Rail Gantry is ball-screw driven for higher accuracy. Its sturdy heavy-wall tubular steel construction eliminates vibration and increases longevity. The Mid Rail Gantry utilizes an industrial PC controller and can be configured so that all three axes are fully programmable (Z optional). It also features direct-couple AC brushless digital servo motors and single or double carriages. Critical bearing components are protected with heavy metal covers with brush seals. The Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry waterjet machine is available in many sizes, including 5’x5’, 5’x13’, 8’x5’, 8’X13’, 21’x5’and 21’X13’.

X-Stream xP90-100 Waterjet Intensifier Pump
Jet Edge’s 100hp X-Stream xP90-100 waterjet intensifier pump is capable of producing 90,000 psi and supports 75,000 psi continuous operating pressure. The X-Stream achieves much faster cutting speeds and drastically lowers operating costs compared to traditional 60,000 psi pumps, enabling users to increase productivity and reduce part costs. The X-Stream produces 50% more pressure than a 60,000 psi intensifier pump, resulting in a 40-50% increase in productivity for many materials. Compared to a 60,000 psi pump, typical operating pressures of 75,000 psi use 30% less water, 30% less power, and up to 50% less abrasive, resulting in a 40% reduction in operating costs. The X-Stream is capable of producing flow rates of 1.45gpm and supports up to a .017” orifice. Its fittings and tubing are rated for 100KSI. The X-Stream is backed by nearly 10 years of extensive research and development in hyper-pressure technology. It also is available in a 50hp model.

About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A. For more information about Jet Edge waterjets, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Elliott-Matsuura Distributing Jet Edge Waterjets in Canada


OAKVILLE, Ontario (July 16, 2009) – Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjets for precision cutting, coating removal and surface preparation, is pleased to announce that Elliott-Matsuura Canada Inc. has been selected as its exclusive waterjet systems distributor for Canada.

As coast-to-coast distributor of Jet Edge water jets, Elliott-Matsuura carries Jet Edge’s full line of precision waterjet cutting equipment, including waterjet cutting machines and waterjet intensifier pumps. The company’s service engineers are authorized to provide installation, repairs, calibration and maintenance for Jet Edge waterjet equipment.

Based in Oakville, Ontario, Elliott-Matsuura Canada Inc. has been supplying and supporting quality machine tools to the Canadian metal cutting industry since 1950. In addition to Jet Edge waterjets, Elliott-Matsuura carries a full range of metalworking machinery, including EDM machines, machining and turning centers, grinders, metal forming and metrology equipment, horizontal boring mills, vertical turning lathes and much more. Elliott-Matsuura also provides applications engineering support, including demonstrations, time studies, training, programming, feasibility studies, tooling and fixture selection and design, as well as plant and equipment layout.

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For more information about Elliott-Matsuura Canada Inc., visit http://elliottmachinery.com, call 905-829-2211 or e-mail sales@elliottmachinery.com.

For more information about Jet Edge waterjets, visit www.jetedge.com, call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343), 763-497-8700 or e-mail sales@jetedge.com.

About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjets are proudly made in the U.S.A.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Waterjets Increase Methane Well Productivity


Centura Oil Inc. of Minnetonka, Minn., is dramatically increasing oil and gas well productivity with its CenJet 90® 90º downhole waterjet cutting system.

Powered by a portable Jet Edge diesel-powered water jet intensifier pump, the CenJet 90® uses a 55,000psi waterjet cutter to quickly pierce through the well casing and cut multiple 8' to 10' long lateral perforations up to 10" in diameter into the surrounding coalseam. This unique waterjetting process can increase a coalbed methane well's production up to 300% by expanding its area of influence by 16' to 20' in diameter at multiple depths, said Centura Oil President Michael Uthe, who noted that the process typically pays for itself within a year.

According to Uthe, the CenJet 90® has successfully stimulated coalbed methane wells more than 3,400' deep in the San Juan Basin, New Mexico. The system is capable of cutting at depths greater than 4,000'. Centura Oil's CenJet 90® waterjet system can be used to stimulate any type of cased or uncased well, including coalbed methane, natural gas and oil. It works especially well in coalbed methane wells because it can cut through the coal seam much more effectively than traditional well stimulation methods. The process typically requires less than two days of site work.

The CenJet 90® consists of a modified Jet Edge Permalign II® abrasivejet cutting head that is coupled to coiled steel tubing and lowered down the wellbore. The cutting head is oriented at 90 degrees to the well casing and is brought up to pressure at precise depths to perforate the casing and surrounding formation. The powerful abrasive waterjet, which is capable of cutting 15" titanium, cuts a single perforation in San Juan Basin coal in about 15 minutes at 55,000 psi. During operation, the tool never leaves the wellbore.

Uthe said he decided to equip the CenJet 90® with a Jet Edge intensifier pump and to use a modified version of Jet Edge's waterjet cutting head because he needed dependable equipment that could stand up to a harsh remote environment.

"If I have 3,000 feet of hose downhole, and something breaks, I stand to lose a lot of money. I bought the Jet Edge waterjet intensifier pump after meeting [then Jet Edge President] Jerry Lague and getting several referrals from people who told me that Jet Edge was the most reliable pump on the market. The Jet Edge waterjet pump has been extremely dependable and Jet Edge's support has been excellent. I know that when I need to call Jet Edge, someone will answer. Even on Saturdays, I can get through to someone on Jet Edge's 24-hour emergency cell phone."

Centura Oil's waterjet well stimulation process is far more cost effective and environmentally friendly than conventional coalbed methane well completion and rehabilitation methods, Uthe noted.

"Conventional perforation operations are typically performed using a shaped charge," he explained. "The formation can experience damage due to the violent nature of the explosive charge. The CenJet 90®, on the other hand, washes and cleans as it is cutting, eliminating near well bore damage and increasing perforation depth by as much as three times that of conventional perforations.

"Conventional well completion and rehabilitation projects also typically require costly hydraulic fracturing to keep fractures open. The hydraulic fracturing process involves pumping chemical fluids and proppants, such as sand or ceramic beads, into the formation. To date, none of the coalbed methane wells stimulated by Centura Oil's waterjetting system have needed to be fracture stimulated."

Centura Oil's waterjet well stimulation process has numerous environmental benefits. Stimulating existing wells extends their lives and increases their productivity, reducing the need for energy companies to drill new wells. Since wells stimulated by the CenJet 90® have not required hydraulic fracturing, their owners have avoided those costs and potential damage to the formation. The CenJet 90® uses only four gallons of water and one pound of garnet abrasive per minute. Garnet is a natural stone that can be disposed of in a landfill. The effluent created by the waterjet cutting process consists of coal cuttings, garnet and water. It is flushed out of the well and discharged into a lined holding pond.

Centura Oil offers its waterjet well recompletion and production enhancement services worldwide and plans to expand into new well completions. In addition to providing well stimulation service, Centura Oil also sells its CenJet 90® waterjetting systems under a licensing agreement.

Information

For more information about Centura Oil and the CenJet 90® downhole 90º waterjet cutting process, visit www.centuraoil.com, e-mail info@centuraoil.com or call 952-545-6431.

For more information about Jet Edge waterjets and ultra-high pressure waterjet intensifier pumps, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Water Jet Pump Produces 36,000 PSI for Mobile Water Jet Cutting, Surface Preparation


Jet Edge, Inc., is pleased to introduce the iP36-280DS diesel-powered waterjet intensifier pump.

Ideal for use in remote and/or mobile locations where electricity is scarce, the iP36-280DS is powered by a reliable 280hp Cummins turbo diesel engine that meets domestic and international Tier 3 emissions standards. It is capable of producing a flow rate of up to 7.2 gallons (27 liters) per minute of 36,000 psi (2,500 bar) ultra-high pressure water for waterjet cutting, surface preparation and cleaning applications.

The iP36-280DS waterjet pump utilizes a pressure-compensated hydraulic system to drive dual plunger-style intensifiers. The use of hydraulic fluid power provides smooth flowing UHP water resulting in long system life. Reliable and precise control of the electronically shifted intensifiers ensures superior performance standards with reduced operating costs. The water jet pump is built on a skid-mounted frame with lifting eyes and forklift guides provided for increased mobility. It also is available in a 55,000 psi (4,100 bar) model.

For more information about the Jet Edge iP36-280DS diesel-powered water jet pump, visit www.jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A. For more information about Jet Edge waterjets, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry Water Jet Cutting Machine Featured in New Video

ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (July 8, 2009) – Jet Edge, Inc. is pleased to announce its new video featuring its Mid Rail Gantry waterjet cutting machine. The video can be viewed at www.jetedge.com.

In the video, Jet Edge highlights the performance features and capabilities of its latest waterjet cutting system, which is capable of cutting virtually any material. The Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry waterjet system features an exposed tank that easily accommodates overhead loading. It comes standard with one abrasivejet cutting head; a second cutting head can be added to increase productivity. The Mid Rail Gantry is available in a wide range of sizes, including 5’x5’, 5’x13’, 8’x5’, 8’X13’, 21’x5’and 21’X13’.

The Mid Rail Gantry is ball-screw driven for higher accuracy. Its sturdy heavy-wall tubular steel construction eliminates vibration and increases longevity. The Mid Rail Gantry utilizes an industrial PC controller and can be configured so that all three axes are fully programmable (Z optional). It also features direct-couple AC brushless digital servo motors and single or double carriages. Critical bearing components are protected with heavy metal covers with brush seals. Optional mirroring capabilities make it possible to cut part cycle time in half.

The Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry is powered by a Jet Edge waterjet intensifier pump. Jet Edge waterjet pumps are available in 60,000 psi (4,100 bar) and 90,000 psi (6,200 bar) models, and range in horsepower from 30hp to 280hp. Like all Jet Edge waterjets, the Mid Rail Gantry is proudly made in the U.S.A. For more information, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com, call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or 763-497-8700.

About Jet Edge Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A. For more information about Jet Edge waterjets, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343). Request Information About Jet Edge Water Jets
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Monday, June 29, 2009

Jet Edge Exhibiting Latest Waterjet Technology at 2009 American WJTA Conference and Expo

ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (June 29, 2009) – Jet Edge, Inc., will showcase its latest innovations in waterjet cutting and ultra-high pressure surface preparation technology at the WaterJet Technology Association’s 2009 American WJTA Conference and Expo, Aug. 18-20, at the Marriott Westchase Hotel in Houston, Texas. Look for Jet Edge in Hall A Booth 209.

Visitors to the Jet Edge booth will learn about Jet Edge’s mobile and precision waterjet products, including its 90,000 psi (6,200 bar) waterjet intensifier pump technology, its new Hydraulic Versacutter portable abrasive waterjet cutting and beveling system, and the Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry precision waterjet cutting machine. Jet Edge also will showcase its ultra-high pressure water blasting tools and portable diesel-powered waterjet intensifier pumps. Jet Edge technical experts will be available to answer questions about waterjetting applications.

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For more information about the 2009 American WJTA Conference and Expo, visit www.wjta.org.

For more information about Jet Edge waterjets, visit www.jetedge.com.

About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A. For more information about Jet Edge waterjets, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Waterjet Manufacturer Jet Edge Selects Sunny Limited to Distribute Waterjet Pumps, Waterjet Systems in Japan

ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (June 16, 2009) -- Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjet and abrasivejet systems for precision cutting, coating removal and surface preparation, is pleased to announce that Sunny Limited of Tokyo, Japan, has been selected as its new waterjet systems distributor for Japan.

As a distributor of Jet Edge waterjets, Sunny Limited is authorized to sell, install and service Jet Edge waterjet intensifier pumps, waterjet cutting machines and water blasting, surface preparation and cleaning equipment throughout Japan.

Sunny Limited is a well-established importer/exporter of industrial equipment with nearly 50 years of industrial experience. The company operates from its head office in Tokyo and seven other offices throughout Japan including Kagoshima, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Takatsuki, Yokohama, and Tsukuba. Like Jet Edge, Sunny Limited provides 24/7/365 technical support and service to their customers for the products they import and distribute.

In addition to Jet Edge waterjets, Sunny Limited imports a wide variety of industrial products from the United States and Europe, including pumps, compressors, valves, water quality meters and measuring instruments. Sunny Limited also designs, manufactures and exports specialized industrial and environmental engineering solutions.

For more information about Sunny Limited, visit www.sunnyltd.co.jp, call +81-3-3254-7101 or e-mail sunnyltd@sunnyltd.co.jp.

For more information about international distributorship opportunities with Jet Edge, contact Dave Anderson, International Sales Manager, at +1 763 497 8718, DaveA@jetedge.com, or visit www.jetedge.com.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Used Waterjets Posted on Jet Edge Waterjet Systems Website

Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjet and abrasivejet systems for precision cutting, coating removal and surface preparation, is now posting used water jet machines, pumps and accessories for sale on www.jetedge.com.

Jet Edge’s used waterjet equipment inventory includes ultra-high pressure water jet intensifier pumps, waterjet motion systems and accessories, and ultra-high pressure waterjet systems for mobile cleaning and cutting. Jet Edge’s waterjet intensifier pumps feature a reliable tie-rod design. Many Jet Edge customers have more than 30,000-40,000 hours on Jet Edge water jet pumps that are still going strong.

For more information about Jet Edge’s new and used waterjet systems, visit www.jetedge.com, call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or e-mail sales@jetedge.com.

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Michael Waltrip Racing's David Reutimann Wins First Sprint Cup Series Race


Jet Edge congratulates David Reutimann and Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) on their first Sprint Cup Series victory at the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. We are very proud that our water jet cutting system is used to cut 250 parts for each of MWR's racecars.

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Photo courtesy Michael Waltrip Racing.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Portable Waterjets, Mobile Waterjet Cutters, Water Jet Pumps, Water Blasters Highlighted in Brochure

Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjet and abrasivejet systems for precision cutting, coating removal and surface preparation, recently released a new brochure highlighting its mobile waterjet cutting systems and ultra-high pressure waterjet coating removal and surface preparation products.

The new brochure features Jet Edge’s mobile line of ultra-high pressure waterjet intensifier pumps which are available in electric and diesel models ranging from 36,000 psi (2,500 bar) to 60,000 psi (4,000 bar) and 50-280 horsepower, as well as its wide variety of ultra-high pressure water jet surface preparation and water jet cutting tools.

Jet Edge’s waterjet surface preparation tools blast away corrosion, old coatings, soluble salt, chemicals and surface damage prior to recoating or repainting. They eliminate airborne dust contamination and greatly reduce waste disposal issues associated with traditional surface preparation methods, making them especially suitable for marine applications.

Jet Edge’s mobile waterjet cutting products are ideal for cutting pipelines, steel reinforced concrete, reactor vessels and fabricated metal structures. They cut without heat or flames, making it possible for operators to cut in areas where flames are restricted.

To request a brochure, call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or e-mail sales@jetedge.com.
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About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A.

For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Michael Waltrip Racing Increases Waterjet Productivity 35%, Cuts Costs with 90KSI Waterjet Pump

Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) reports that it has experienced dramatic water jet cutting productivity gains and cost reductions since powering its Jet Edge waterjet system with Jet Edge's 100hp 90,000 psi X-Stream waterjet intensifier pump in January.

"We've been seeing, across the board, a 35% improvement in cutting speed, plus we are using about 25% less garnet abrasive, and we have reduced our costs by 30%," said Nick Hughes, MWR's technical director.

"As an example, our spindles, which are one of our more complicated steering parts and cut from 2" 4140 steel, used to take 50-55 minutes to cut at 60,000 psi. Now we are cutting them in 30-44 minutes. Before we got the waterjet, it used to take three or four hours to rough cut them on a bandsaw. I also should note that about the same time we upgraded our pump, we changed suppliers for our spindle blanks. They use a much harder material that requires a slower cutting time. The X-Stream offset the increased cutting time.

"Another good example of a reduction in machining time would be our upper control arm plates that attach our front suspension arms to the chassis. These are cut from 1.5" thick steel and took about 1 hour and 25 minutes to cut two with the double heads and the old 60Kpsi pump. We can now cut two in about one hour with the double heads and the 90Kpsi pump."

Thanks to these increased cutting speeds, MWR has been able to reduce its waterjet operating hours from 60 to 65 hours per week to 40 to 50 hours per week, saving on labor and overhead, Hughes noted.

"From a throughput standpoint, we're able to push a lot more product through in the same period of time," he said. "This has freed up machine time so we can cut jigs and fixturing in addition to racecar parts. We're able to rough these out on the waterjet much faster than with conventional cutting tools."

By freeing up production time, Jet Edge's X-Stream waterjet pump also has helped MWR develop a side business building cars for other race teams, Hughes added.

"The X-stream has opened the door for more commercial opportunities," he said. "It helps bring the cost down and we're able to pass that down to the other teams. They are able to get a quality product at a lower price plus they can leverage off of MWR's engineering and manufacturing capabilities."

According to Hughes, MWR waterjets 250 parts for each of its racecars. The parts are cut from a wide variety of materials ranging from ¼" Nomex® to ½" steel, and include numerous panels, mounts and chassis components, plus duct work, windows, splitter panels and much more. MWR builds about 56 cars per year, which include the #55 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry driven by Michael Waltrip and fielded by MWR, the #00 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry driven by David Reutimann and fielded by MWR, the #47 Little Debbie® Toyota Camry driven by Marcos Ambrose fielded by JTG- Daugherty Racing through a technical alliance with MWR, and the NASCAR Nationwide Series #99 Aaron's Dream Machine.

Hughes said he has been very pleased with Jet Edge's X-Stream waterjet pump and with Jet Edge's performance in general.

"We would absolutely, definitely recommend the X-Stream pump to others. The productivity improvements and cost savings are very measurable. Jet Edge's service has been fantastic and any components we've needed to get in have always been in stock. We have nothing to complain about."

For the latest updates on Michael Waltrip Racing's use of the Jet Edge waterjet system, and for more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or e-mail sales@jetedge.com. For more information about Michael Waltrip Racing, visit www.michaelwaltrip.com.

About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A. For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Waterjets Manufacturer Jet Edge Celebrates 25 Years

ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (April 13, 2009) – Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of industrial waterjet cutting and surface preparation systems, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in the waterjet industry in 2009.

Jet Edge entered the waterjet industry in 1984 as a manufacturer of 55,000psi waterjet intensifier pumps for precision water jet cutting and 36,000psi waterjet pumps and portable equipment for mobile waterjet cutting, cleaning and surface preparation applications. Jet Edge began manufacturing precision waterjet cutting tables in 1998. In 2007, it became one of the first waterjet manufacturers to offer a 90,000 psi waterjet intensifier pump, which increases productivity by 40-50% for many materials and reduces operating costs by as much as 40%.

Jet Edge waterjet systems are used around the world by a wide variety of industries, including aerospace and defense, automotive, petrochemical, energy and general manufacturing. Jet Edge precision waterjets cut virtually any material, from metals and stone to carpet, foam and even food. Jet Edge’s waterjet surface preparation tools are used for paint, coatings and corrosion removal, and Jet Edge mobile waterjet cutters are primarily used to cut pipelines, steel reinforced concrete, reactor vessels and fabricated metal structures. They are ideal for cutting where flames and heat are restricted.

“Jet Edge’s success over the past 25 years can be attributed to our phenomenal customer loyalty and our company-wide dedication to providing quality products and outstanding customer support,” said Jude Lague, Jet Edge president. “We are very proud of the fact that 97 percent of our customers say they would buy from Jet Edge again. That speaks volumes of our products and our employees.”

For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or e-mail sales@jetedge.com.

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About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjets are proudly made in the U.S.A.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Used Waterjets Available

Jet Edge is offering some great deals on used waterjets. We have a number of waterjet cutting machines, waterjet pumps, accessories and mobile waterjet cutting systems available.

See our used waterjet equipment page for details.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Tax Incentives Available for 2009 Equipment Purchases

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes a number of powerful tax incentives for equipment purchases.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Mobile Waterjet Cutting System Introduced by Jet Edge

Jet Edge, Inc. is pleased to introduce its new Hydraulic Versacutter portable waterjet cutting and beveling system.

The Jet Edge Hydraulic Versacutter is a hydraulically controlled mobile waterjet system that moves along rigid or flexible track to cut flat or curved surfaces. It cuts with a 60,000 psi (4,100 bar) abrasive waterjet.

The Versacutter is ideal for cutting pipelines, steel reinforced concrete, reactor vessels and fabricated metal structures. It cuts without flames and does not generate heat. This makes it possible for operators to cut in areas where flames are restricted. It also eliminates heat-affected zones.

Jet Edge's Hydraulic Versacutter water jet system is powered by Jet Edge's 60,000 psi (4,100 bar) waterjet intensifier pumps, which are available in electric or diesel models up to 280HP.

Like all Jet Edge products, the Hydraulic Versacutter is proudly made in the U.S.A.

For more information, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com, call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or 763-497-8700.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mobile Waterjet Cleaning, Cutting Products Brochure Now Available

Jet Edge recently published a new brochure for our mobile waterjet product line. We offer mobile UHP waterjet pumps (diesel and electric), UHP surface preparation and cleaning tools and mobile waterjet cutting equipment.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Waterjet Cutting Brochure Available from Jet Edge

Jet Edge, Inc., recently released a new brochure highlighting its precision waterjet cutting products.The brochure features Jet Edge’s precision waterjet cutting tables, which include an expandable High Rail Gantry available in 2’ increments from 4’X4’ to 24’X14’, a Mid Rail Gantry available in sizes including 8’X13’ and 21’X13’ and a Low Rail Gantry available in sizes up to 30’X100’.

The brochure also highlights Jet Edge’s waterjet intensifier pumps, which are available in a wide range of horse powers and capable of producing pressures from 60,000-90,000psi, as well its precision water jet cutting accessories that include abrasivejet and water-only cutting heads, abrasive delivery, removal and recycling systems, and a closed loop filtration system.To request a brochure, call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or e-mail sales@jetedge.com.

View the brochure as a PDF at: http://www.jetedge.com/library/jet_edge_precision_cutting_brochure.pdf.

About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A. For more information about Jet Edge, visit http://www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

Friday, January 23, 2009

Michael Waltrip Waterjets Steps for New House

Michael Waltrip is using his Jet Edge waterjet to make a staircase for his new house. Check out his video of the project, starring Michael himself as Handyman! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwce4fVS53c

Michael Waltrip Racing waterjets more than 250 parts for each of its racecars. MWR has Jet Edge's High Rail Gantry waterjet and 90,000 psi X-Stream pump.

For more information about Michael Waltrip Racing, visit www.michaelwaltrip.com.

For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com.