Waterjet doesn't create heat-affected zone
- Published: January 17, 2002
Jet Edge Inc.'s new Mid Rail Gantry Model MR513 cutting machine can cut material up to 1.5 m x 4 m (5 ft x13 ft), and is sized for fabricators, machine shops and stone and tile shops. It cuts complex parts from virtually any material without creating a heat-affected zone (HAZ).
The machine comes standard with one abrasive jet cutting head. A second cutting head can be added to increase productivity. Optional mirroring makes it possible to cut large parts twice as fast.
The Mid Rail Gantry waterjet systems are available in a wide range of work envelopes, from 1.5 m x 1.5 m to 7.3 m x 4 m (5 ft x5 ft to 24 ft x13 ft). The waterjets utilize an industrial PC controller and can be configured so that all three axes are fully programmable (Z optional). They feature 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 machine is powered by a Jet Edge waterjet intensifier pump. Jet Edge claims it has the widest range of waterjet pumps on the market, from 25-280 hp, including 36KSI (2500 bar), 60KSI (4100 bar) and 90KSI (6200