Jet Edge has announced that Aquablast has installed a Jet Edge EDGE X-5 5-axis waterjet cutting system at its headquarters in Beccles, Suffolk, United Kingdom. Capable of cutting 3D parts and bevels up to 60° from virtually any material, Aquablast’s Jet Edge 1500x4000mm (5X13”) abrasive waterjet system is designed for 24/7 industrial use and maintains 0.025mm (0.001") linear positional accuracy over 300mm (12") per axis and 0.025mm (0.001") repeatability (bi-directional).
Aquablast managing director, Donald Blair said: “We are very pleased to offer an ‘in-house’ European showcase for Jet Edge’s precision waterjet cutting equipment.”
Blair continued: “Having a precision system in-house will allow us to demonstrate the capabilities of the Jet Edge 5-axis waterjet system to prospective customers from the UK and Europe. We also will be able to provide waterjet operation and maintenance training for companies that want to add this technology to their business model.”
Aquablast has represented Jet Edge waterjets for more than 20 years and in addition to representing Jet Edge, Aquablast also manufactures its own line of waterjetting equipment and carries a wide range of mobile waterjet systems and support products.
Jet Edge offers a range of waterjet pumps, from 36-280hp, in 2500bar (36KSI), 4000bar (60KSI) and 6200bar (90KSI) models, electric and diesel.
Jet Edge international Sales Manager, Dave Anderson said: “We are excited to have a waterjet demonstration showroom and training facility in the UK.”
Anderson added: “When customers see Jet Edge’s capabilities in person, it’s much easier for them to visualise how waterjet can help them solve their manufacturing challenges, reduce costs and increase productivity. Plus they can benefit from Aquablast’s extensive waterjet applications expertise and hands-on knowledge of Jet Edge products.”