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.

More Information
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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