Omax offers the model 1530 Maxiem JetCutting abrasive waterjet cutting center equipped with the company’s Intelli-Max software suite and direct-drive pump technology. The machine is capable of cutting components from materials including metal, plastic, glass, ceramics, stone and composites. Workpieces are cut directly from the plate with a single tool to reduce set-up time and material usage. Featuring a compact footprint with an X-Y travel measuring 122" × 62", the model is well-suited for smaller fabrication shops and metal service centers.
An electrically operated motorized Z axis enables precise nozzle positioning. The accessory provides 8.75" of travel and heads-up traverse to avoid obstacles. A “move all up” command enables the axis to quickly move the nozzle out of the way after toolpath completion. Operators can pre-program the axis using the Omax 3D Path Editor software to follow vertical contours of parts and obstacles, and also program it with most other CAD/CAM software through a custom postprocessor.
The company will also showcase the 80X JetMachining bridge-style waterjet cutting center.
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