OMAX Heightens Complex-Part Processing Capabilities
OMAX Corporation will showcase the fast, precise cutting performance of the OMAX 60120 JetMachining Center in booth 1694 at the Global Petroleum Show in Stampede Park in Calgary. OMAX will pair the machine with a 50 hp EnduroMAX® Pump, A-Jet® cutting head and Rotary Axis to demonstrate its ability to cut complex parts for use throughout the oil and gas industry.
Like all OMAX JetMachining Centers, the bridge-style 60120 JetMachining Center comes equipped with the company's intuitive Intelli-MAX® Software Suite that, when combined with the powerful, highly efficient EnduroMAX Pump, provides higher cutting speeds and greater precision than competitive abrasive waterjet machines. The machine features a high accuracy of motion, the 60120 successfully accommodates components measuring up to 5 feet by 10 feet (1.52 meters by 3.05 meters).
The Intelli-MAX Software, which runs on the Windows® operating system, precisely calculates the velocity of a tool path at over 2,000 points per inch, allowing for complete control over the motion of an abrasive waterjet. The latest Intelli-MAX Software meets the growing trend of manufacturers processing 3D components by supporting up to six axes of coordinated motion. Free software upgrades are available to all OMAX JetMachining Center owners.
Offered in a variety of horsepower options, the EnduroMAX Pump increases part-processing speeds and lowers the operating costs of all OMAX JetMachining Centers. OMAX engineered the direct-drive pump for optimal efficiency, enabling it to deliver more than 85 percent of the power to the cutting nozzle.
Show attendees will also see the A-Jet cutting head. Short for articulated jet, the A-Jet cuts accurate beveled edges at angles determined by the machine operator or by the part program, up to 60 degrees. It features a compact design and is capable of a positioning accuracy of ± 0.09 degrees (± 6 arc minutes).
The Rotary Axis, capable of continuous rotary motion while cutting, provides expanded 3D cutting capabilities. When equipped with the optional Rotary Axis, an OMAX JetMachining Center acquires six-axis cutting abilities that can create accurate, complex 3D parts from pre-existing CAD or DXF files. The Rotary Axis is ideal for cutting pipe, circular or square stock materials and the accessory's drive head allows users to attach customized fixtures.
With so many diverse offerings in its product portfolio, OMAX Corporation offers the broadest range of table sizes, pumps, accessories, software and support on the market. Moreover, the company's abrasive waterjet technology provides a flexible and beneficial alternative to conventional machining operations. In fact, with OMAX waterjet technology, manufacturers can accomplish quick turnaround of accurate parts without the hassle of tool changes or complex fixturing, as well as achieve smooth surface finishes without the need for secondary machining.