Jet Edge’s Tach-Jet waterjet cutting system is capable of cutting workpieces from virtually any material while leaving a clean edge free of slag, the company says. Designed for use in farm machine shops and rural environments with limited electrical service, the 55,000-psi waterjet can be run off standard household electric rather than 460-V power.
The system features a 40" × 40" waterjet cutting table, Eco-Jet Tach direct-drive water pump, an abrasive jet cutting head and a motorized Z axis with 5" (130 mm) of travel. The waterjet cutting system can be controlled through a Windows PC and uses a FlashCut Pro-series stepper control and FlashCut CNC software, IGEMS path-generation software and a handheld controller pendant. The system requires a hydraulic power unit capable of a minimum output of 50-hp, such as a tractor or skid steer, as well as a fresh water source and a 115-V, 60-Hz or 230-V, 50-Hz power source.
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