Waterjet cutting demonstrations show latest waterjet pumps

12th August 2016
Source: Jet Edge
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Waterjet cutting demonstrations show latest waterjet pumps

Ultra-high pressure waterjet technology company, Jet Edge, is bringing its latest precision waterjet cutting technology to FABTECH on 16th-18th November. You can find Jet Edge in booth C25085 at the event in Las Vegas. Throughout the event, Jet Edge will perform live 5-axis abrasive waterjet cutting demonstrations on its X-Stream-powered EDGE X-5 5-axis waterjet.

The waterjet manufacturer also will introduce its new Permalign V-Series Mini Hopper and show its premiere 75,000psi (5200bar) X-Stream pressure intensifier pumps and Closed Loop Water Filtration System.

EDGE X-5 5-Axis Waterjet:

Jet Edge’s EDGE X-5 5-axis waterjet 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 ball screw-driven system features direct-couple AC brushless digital servo motors, providing the best repeatability in the industry at 0.001”.

Critical bearing components are protected with heavy metal covers with brush seals and positive air pressure. Productivity enhancing options include a second cutting head with mirror cutting capabilities, a pneumatic drill for pre-piercing materials that are prone to delamination, automatic submerged or above-water cutting capabilities, and a proprietary laser plate mapping feature that allows precise nozzle-to-plate standoff.

The EDGE X-5 features Jet Edge’s Aquavision Di industrial PC, which gives operators the freedom to fine-tune programs from any CAD/CAM/nesting software, utilising advanced HMI features and/or standard G&M code. The EDGE X-5 waterjet machine is available in many sizes, from 1500x1500mm to 7300x3900mm.

Permalign V-Series Mini Hopper:

Jet Edge’s new variable aperture Permalign V-Series Mini Hopper increases abrasive waterjet cutting productivity and profitability by allowing waterjet operators to easily make adjustments to abrasive flow, minimising abrasive consumption.

The Permalign V-Series Mini Hopper’s water resistant design helps prevent annoying abrasive clogs that can cause stoppages and scrap out expensive material.Built for the harsh abrasivejet environment, the Permalign V-Series Mini Hopper does not require an enclosure, allowing for much cleaner operation. The mini hopper is infinitely adjustable between 0.10lb per minute to 2lb per minute and features improved venting of excess abrasive.

Jet Edge X-Stream Waterjet Intensifier Pump:

Jet Edge’s 100hp (75kw) X-Stream xP90-100 waterjet intensifier pump supports 75KSI (5200bar) continuous operating pressure. The X-Stream achieves much faster cutting speeds and drastically lowers operating costs compared to traditional 60KSI (4100bar) water jet pumps, enabling users to increase productivity and reduce part costs. The X-Stream produces 50% more pressure than a 60KSI (4100bar) intensifier pump, resulting in a 40-50% increase in productivity for many materials.

Compared to a 60KSI (4100bar) pump, typical operating pressures of 75KSI (5200bar) 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 (5.49L/m) and supports up to a 0.43mm orifice. Fittings and tubing are rated for 100KSI (6900bar). The X-Stream also is available in a 50hp (37kw) model.

Jet Edge offers the widest range of waterjet pumps in the industry. Its pumps include hydraulic intensifier pumps and direct drive pumps. 36KSI (2500bar), 60KSI (4100bar) and 75KSI (5200bar) models are available from 30-280hp (22-208kw). Electric and diesel models are available.

Waterjet Closed Loop Water Filtration System: A must in desert locations like Las Vegas, Jet Edge’s Waterjet Closed Loop Filtration System filters and reuses the waterjet cutting water and pump cooling water, reducing water consumption as much as 90%.

In addition to lowering water and sewage cost, the system eliminates the need for a drain and prevents the introduction of hazardous materials into drainage systems. By filtering the water, the system also protects the waterjet pump and maximises orifice life. Closed Loop Filtration Systems are required for ISO-9000 certification.


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