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Bridging the Skills Gap

Bridging the labor gap

Shop owners and project managers are facing today’s potential skilled labor shortage head on by seeking solutions that allow them to maintain and, in many cases, expand their cutting capacity to meet demand today. In addition, their potential solution must set them up for success in the future. OMAX’s OptiMAX abrasive waterjet achieves both. 

OptiMAX is designed for quickly turning drawings into parts with reduced dependency on highly experienced operators. The machine’s intuitive software is designed for ease of use for any skill level and allows for an operator to quickly start cutting with minimal training. OptiMAX’s software also provides data-driven system monitoring to avoid reducing downtime. 

In addition, OptiMAX’s enhanced automation decreases the typical learning curve encountered by new operators. Equipped with a high-efficiency EnduroMAX pump that automatically sets the correct pressure and minimizes fluctuation, OptiMAX lessens the operator’s responsibilities while at the same time improves component life. A drive system with advanced motion control further enhances part accuracy without user intervention and increases OptiMAX’s reliability. 

Thirty years of engineering expertise and user experience were put to work to develop an easy-to-use and versatile cutting system in OptiMAX that allows shops to keep up with today’s production demands. The same expertise and experience also pave a path toward the future. By creating an accessible machine for any skill level, shops regain time to develop and recruit talent. With OptiMAX, managers can take advantage of OMAX’s unlimited free training for everyone on their team. From machine operation to software instruction, new hires can build confidence and bridge the gap between their skills and veteran staff. 

OptiMAX gives shops a solution to address the issue of skill labor shortages now while also providing the ability to plan for the future.

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