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The OMAX Vacuum Assist accessory is the ideal abrasive waterjet solution for piercing brittle materials, advanced composites, challenging laminates, and more. While using lower pressure can generally pierce some brittle materials, the pressure of the jet can cause delamination if the abrasive feed is delayed even slightly. The OMAX Vacuum Assist eliminates that delay, allowing for consistent automatic piercing of composites, laminates, and other brittle materials. Designed to work on both cantilever and bridge machines in the OMAX and MAXIEM product line, the OMAX Vacuum Assist can increase production and reduce material waste for maximum part processing yields.

  • Assist low-pressure piercing of delicate materials such as composites and brittle materials with low tensile strength
  • Works on both OMAX and MAXIEM JetMachining Centers, including the MicroMAX
  • Minimal floor space requirements
  • Low-pressure stationary piercing can help improve the circularity and edge quality of small holes
  • Works with Motorized Z Axis, Tilt-A-Jet, and A-Jet cutting heads
  • Precise on/off cycles to prevent excess garnet usage
  • Aids in piercing laminates with low adhesive strength between layers of thin materials and/or coating and substrate
  • Automatic dynamic pressure adjustments
  • Available in a wide range of nozzle orifice sizes, from 0.007” to 0.016”, with mixing tubes from 0.015” to 0.048”
  • Visible pressure gauge to verify correct pressure settings

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