March 10, 2009
Jet Edge Inc. has introduced a large-format, midrail gantry waterjet system. It features a 21-ft. by 13-ft. work envelope with an exposed tank that accommodates overhead loading. It comes standard with one abrasivejet cutting head; a second cutting head can be added.
The machine is ball screw-driven to help improve accuracy. Its heavy-wall tubular steel construction eliminates vibration, the company says. The machine uses 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 servomotors and single or double carriages. Critical bearing components are protected with heavy metal covers with brush seals.
The unit also is available in an 8-ft. by 13-ft. size.