The Jet-Edge mid-rail gantry waterjet system features an 8 ft. × 13 ft. work envelope with an exposed tank that accommodates overhead loading. Although the system comes standard with one abrasive jet cutting head, a second cutting head can be added to increase productivity. The mid-rail gantry is ballscrew driven for accuracy. The company says that the system’s heavy-wall tubular steel construction eliminates vibration and increases longevity. The mid-rail gantry uses an industrial PC controller and all three axes are fully programmable (a Z axis is optional). The system also features direct-couple AC brushless servomotors and single or double carriages. Critical bearing components are protected with heavy metal covers with flexible lip seals.
Editor PickControl Micro Systems Reports Advances in Polymer Welding for Medical Devices
Specifically, the company says that longer-wavelength lasers can now effectively weld clear polymer parts.