OMAX Abrasive Waterjet Technology at EASTEC 2015
At EASTEC 2015, OMAX Corporation will share real world results of advanced abrasive waterjet technology. The company will demonstrate the speed, accuracy and versatility of its MAXIEM 1515 JetMachining® Center by cutting a variety of materials and thicknesses. It will also highlight the power and ease of use of its Intelli-MAX® Software Suite in booth #1106 at the Eastern States Exhibition Hall in West Springfield, Mass.
The 1515 represents the all-new line of MAXIEM machines built in the United States. The MAXIEM JetMachining Center is robust and highly versatile, making it ideal for fabrication shops, metal service centers, trade schools and job shops. With cutting travels that range between 2.6" by 2.6" and 53.5" by 13.5", MAXIEM JetMachining Centers productively cut components from a wide variety of materials, including metal, plastic, glass, ceramics, stone and composites.
At EASTEC, the company will pair the 1515 with an optional A-Jet® multi-axis cutting head. The A-Jet, which adds two motion axes for complete five axis machining, makes it easy to cut beveled edges, angled sides, 3D shapes, and countersinks while compensating for taper. On display will also be the optional Rapid Water Level Control, which allows for quiet and clean submerged cutting.
MAXIEM machines are equipped with OMAX's industry leading Intelli-TRAX® linear drive system that utilizes brushless servo motors, integrated servo drives and high precision linear encoders that provide constant and continuous feedback on the actual cutting head position. In addition to increased part cutting accuracy, the advanced drive system delivers much faster and smoother motion.
MAXIEM machines build on OMAX's more than 20 years of direct-drive pump technology with the 50,000-psi pump that includes Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) technology that regulates the electricity input to the motor to reduce overall energy costs. The pumps deliver high nozzle horsepower, or JetPower, for more cutting power per kilowatt than intensifier-type pumps, which increases operating efficiencies. The pumps are available in 20-, 30- and 40-horsepower versions for MAXIEM machines.
The new all-in-one Windows® 8 controllers on the MAXIEM machines come pre-loaded with the powerful OMAX Intelli-MAX Software Suite and feature large 23-inch display screens that provide easy viewing of part files and tool paths. The Intelli-MAX software makes it easy to generate complex geometries and produce quality parts from virtually any type of material. The software is extremely user friendly for both the novice operator and the skilled machinist. The software also features Intelli-VISOR®, OMAX's system monitoring for predictive machine maintenance capability.