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 PickManufacturing News of Note: January 2017
Okuma showcases IIoT-enabled technologies, a large welding machine is getting developed for lightweighting R&D, and other industry news.