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FABTECH 2013: Jet Edge to Launch New EDGE X-5 5-Axis Waterjet Cutting System

Jet Edge, Inc. will introduce its new EDGE X-5 5-axis waterjet cutting system at FABTECH 2013, Nov. 18-21 in Chicago. Visit Jet Edge in Booth S2762.

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During FABTECH, Jet Edge will conduct live 5-axis water jet cutting demonstrations on its premiere 90KSI EDGE X-5 waterjet system. The waterjet manufacturer also will exhibit several ultra-high pressure waterjet pumps, including its 90KSI X-Stream hydraulic intensifier pumps and the eco-friendly and budget-friendly ECO-JET direct drive pump.

EDGE X-5 5-Axis Waterjet
Jet Edge’s EDGE X-5 5-axis waterjet system cuts precise taper-free parts from virtually any material. The system is capable of cutting sophisticated 3D parts such as impellers and bevels up to 50°. This workhorse waterjet system is designed to provide years of dependable service in harsh industrial environments. Its sturdy design separates the motion system from the catcher tank, eliminating vibration and ensuring maximum part quality.The EDGE X-5utilizes an industrial PC controller. It is ball-screw driven for optimal precision and 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 and positive air pressure. The Jet Edge EDGE X-5waterjet machine is available in many sizes, from 5’x5’ to 24’x13.’An optional second cutting head can be added to double productivity.

Jet Edge X-Stream WaterjetIntensifier Pump
Jet Edge’s 100hp, 90KSI (75kw, 6200 bar), X-Stream xP90-100 waterjet intensifier pump is capable of producing 90KSI(6200 bar) and supports 75KSI(5200 bar) continuous operating pressure. The X-Stream achieves much faster cutting speeds and drastically lowers operating costs compared to traditional 60KSI(4100 bar) water jet pumps, enabling users to increase productivity and reduce part costs.

The X-Stream produces 50% more pressure than a 60KSI(4100 bar) intensifier pump, resulting in a 40-50% increase in productivity for many materials. Compared to a 60KSI(4100 bar) pump, typical operating pressures of 75KSI(5200 bar) use 30% less water, 30% less power, and up to 50% less abrasive, resulting in a 40% reduction in operating costs. The xP90-100 is capable of producing flow rates of 1.45gpm (5.49 L/m)and supports up to a .017” (.43 mm) orifice. Fittings and tubing are rated for 100KSI (6900 bar). The X-Stream is backed by nearly 10 years of extensive research and development in hyper-pressure technology. The X-Stream also is available in a 50hp (37kw) model.

ECO-JET Direct Drive Waterjet Pump
Eco-friendly and budget-friendly, the 30hp, 55KSI(22kw, 3800 bar)Jet Edge ECO-JET waterjet pump features an efficient direct drive pump design that consumes up to 40% less electricity than a 50hp(37kw) hydraulic intensifier pump, but produces the same output. The ECO-JET produces up to 1 gpm(3.78 L/m )of 55KSI (3800 bar)ultra-high pressure (UHP) water for precision cutting, cleaning and surface preparation applications. It runs a .015 inch (.38 mm)waterjet orifice and can power most manufacturers’ waterjet cutting systems and waterjet tools.

Jet Edge offers the widest range of waterjet pumps in the industry. Its pumps include hydraulic intensifier pumps and direct drive pumps. 36KSI (2500 bar), 60KSI (4100 bar) and 90KSI (6200 bar) models are available from 30-280hp (22-208kw). Electric and diesel 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 waterjets are proudly made in U.S.A.

More Information
For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail [email protected] or call 1-800-JET-EDGE or 763-497-8700. Follow us on Twitter @jetedge.

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