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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).
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