Thursday, February 19, 2015

Jet Edge Water Jet Cutting Experts Coming to Winnipeg MMP Expo April 7

Meet face-to-face with water jet technology and metal fabrication experts from Jet Edge and Elliott-Matsuura Canada at the Metalworking Manufacturing & Production Expo from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 7 at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre in Winnipeg, MB.

During this informative table-top forum, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their water jet cutting applications with experts from Jet Edge and its Canadian distributor Elliott-Matsuura Canada Inc. Admission is free.

Jet Edge manufactures complete systems for precision water jet cutting, mobile waterjet cutting, and UHP cleaning and surface preparation operations.  It offers the widest range of waterjet pumps in the industry, including hydraulic intensifier pumps and direct drive pumps.  Models are available in 36,000 psi, 60,000 psi and 90,000 psi pressures; electric and diesel, 30-280hp.

For more information about the Metalworking Manufacturing & Production Expo, visit www.mmpshow.com.

For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE or 763-497-8700. Follow us on Twitter @jetedge.

About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjets are proudly made in U.S.A.


Elliott-Matsuura Canada Inc. is Jet Edge’s exclusive Canadian distributor. 
For more information about Elliott-Matsuura Canada Inc., visit www.elliottmachinery.com or call 905-829-2211.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Jet Edge Bringing Latest CNC Waterjets to EASTEC

Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjet technology, is exhibiting its latest precision CNC waterjet cuttingsystems at EASTEC, May 12-14 at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass. Look for Jet Edge in Booth 1462.

During EASTEC, Jet Edge will perform live 5-axis abrasive waterjet cutting demonstrations on its premiere 90,000 psi (6200 bar) EDGE X-5® 5-axis waterjet with Aquavision Di control and Closed Loop Filtration System.  The waterjet manufacturer also will showcase its new low-cost BOSS-CUTTER™ waterjet system, and its 90,000 psi X-Stream intensifier pumps.

Jet Edge’s EDGE X-5® 5-axis waterjet cuts precise taper-free parts from virtually any material.  The system is capable of cutting sophisticated 3D parts such as impellers and bevels up to 50°.   This workhorse waterjet system is designed to provide years of dependable service in harsh industrial environments.  Its sturdy design separates the motion system from the catcher tank, eliminating vibration and ensuring maximum part quality.  The EDGE X-5 utilizes the Aquavision® Di industrial PC controller.  It is ball-screw driven for optimal precision and features direct-couple AC brushless digital servo motors and single or double carriages. Critical bearing components are protected with heavy metal covers with brush seals and positive air pressure. The Jet Edge EDGE X-5 waterjet machine is available in many sizes, from 5’x5’ (1500 mm x1500 mm) to 24’x13.’ (7300 mm x 3900 mm) An optional second cutting head can be added to double productivity.

Designed especially for cost-conscious shops with limited ­floor space, Jet Edge’s BOSS-CUTTER waterjet system cuts parts up to 6” thick from virtually any material. The BOSS-CUTTER is available in two sizes: 40”x40” (1000 mm x 1000 mm) or 60” X 60” (1500 mm x 1500 mm). It can be configured for both abrasive waterjet cutting and water-only cutting (abrasive is added when cutting hard materials such as metals; soft materials such as foam can typically be cut with water only). The system comes standard with a 30hp Jet Edge ECO-JET direct-drive pump, but can be upgraded to any of Jet Edge’s 55,000 psi (3800 bar) pumps. Jet Edge offers both direct-drive pumps or hydraulic intensifier pumps, available in 30-280hp models.  The BOSS-CUTTER is controlled with a Windows® PC and includes FlashCut Pro-Series Stepper Controller, FlashCutCNC software and IGEMS path generation software.

Jet Edge’s 100hp, 90KSI (75kw, 6200 bar), X-Stream® xP90-100 waterjet intensifier pump is capable of producing 90KSI (6200 bar) and supports 75KSI (5200 bar) continuous operating pressure.  The X-Stream achieves much faster cutting speeds and drastically lowers operating costs compared to traditional 60KSI (4100 bar) water jet pumps, enabling users to increase productivity and reduce part costs.
  
The X-Stream produces 50% more pressure than a 60KSI (4100 bar) intensifier pump, resulting in a 40-50% increase in productivity for many materials. Compared to a 60KSI (4100 bar) pump, typical operating pressures of 75KSI (5200 bar) use 30% less water, 30% less power, and up to 50% less abrasive, resulting in a 40% reduction in operating costs. The xP90-100 is capable of producing flow rates of 1.45gpm (5.49 L/m) and supports up to a .017” (.43 mm) orifice.  Fittings and tubing are rated for 100KSI (6900 bar). The X-Stream is backed by nearly 10 years of extensive research and development in hyper-pressure technology.  The X-Stream also is available in a 50hp (37kw) model.

Jet Edge offers the widest range of waterjet pumps in the industry.  Its pumps include hydraulic intensifier pumps and direct drive pumps.  36KSI (2500 bar), 60KSI (4100 bar) and 90KSI (6200 bar) models are available from 30-280hp (22-208kw).  Electric and diesel models are available.

Waterjet Closed Loop Water Filtration System
Jet Edge's Waterjet Closed Loop Filtration System eliminates the need for a drain by filtering and reusing water. A closed-loop filtration system prevents the introduction of hazardous materials into drainage systems, protects the waterjet pump, maximizes orifice life and reduces water/sewage costs.

About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjets are proudly made in U.S.A.

More Information

For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE or +1 763-497-8700. Follow us on Twitter @jetedge.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

DRC Copper Mine Installs Jet Edge Water Jet Cutting Machine to Double Productivity

Waterjet manufacturer Jet Edge, Inc. and its Africa representative Jetstream Cutting Solutions CC announced today that operators of a remote copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are planning to double the mine’s productivity with the help of a new Jet Edge Edge X-5® 5-axis waterjet.

The DRC mine operation, which is at least a three week’s drive from Johannesburg, South Africa, plans to use the Jet Edge waterjet system to speed up the completion of a copper processing plant.  The Jet Edge machine is the mine’s second waterjet system.  In 2012, they installed a new Jetstream 3-axis waterjet, powered by a 90,000 psi (6200 bar) 50hp Jet Edge X-stream xP90-50 hydraulic intensifier pump.
             “They run their first machine 24/7,” said Jetstream Cutting Solutions Director Malcolm Cruickshank. “The Jet Edge X-Stream pump was key to the success of the first machine because they could utilize the higher pressure to increase productivity.”
           
For their second waterjet system, the mine operators selected Jet Edge’s premiere 90,000 psi (6200 bar) EDGE X-5 system with dual independently programmable 5-axis cutting heads and laser plate mapping system, Aquavision Di industrial PC controller, and 5-axis waterjet cutting software.
            Cruickshank noted that the mine officials chose a Jet Edge system for their second machine based on the reliability of their first Jet Edge pump, and Jet Edge’s ability to quickly supply spare parts when needed.
           
“Reliability is very important to them due to the remoteness of the mine,” he said. “They appreciate the speed with which Jet Edge can supply spares.”
            Jake Hall, a Jetstream subcontractor and director of Mobile Digital Solutions of Sylvania, Australia, oversaw the installation of the Jet Edge system and trained the mine’s waterjet operators how to use the new 5-axis machine.
          
  “The EDGE X-5 is a good system,” Hall noted.  “It’s intuitive and easy to operate.  I’ve seen lots of systems in my 11 years working with waterjets and it seems to do the job very well and is easy to teach.  The Aquavision Di controller is extremely reliable.  The software is great.  It solves a lot of the problems of other CAD/CAM software.  It’s been specifically designed with waterjetting in mind. Lead ins and outs are easy and it’s easy to nest multiple parts.  Most importantly, you’re not stuck to a certain order. With some software, if you miss one step, you have to start all over again.  Jet Edge’s software is flexible and it’s not labor intensive.  The library of materials is good and the speed control is good.”
            Hall added that he has been very impressed with Jet Edge’s X-Stream intensifier pumps, service and training.
            “The X-Stream pump is bullet-proof,” he said. “We feel comfortable that we have a good support network and that we can call Jet Edge any time, day or night.”

Find Out More
For information about Jetstream Cutting Solutions CC, visit www.jetstreamcutting.co.za or call (+27 11) 468 1093.
For information about Mobile Digital Solutions, visit www.mobiledigitalsolutions.com.au or call +61 (0) 401 582 610.
For information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com or call +1 763-497-8726.

About Jetstream Cutting Solutions CC
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Jetstream Cutting Solutions represents Jet Edge waterjets in several Southern African nations. Jetstream carries Jet Edge’s full line of waterjet cutting and surface preparation equipment, including waterjet cutting machines, waterjet intensifier pumps and portable waterjetting systems. The company also supplies Jet Edge waterjet parts and is authorized to service Jet Edge waterjet equipment.  In addition to Jet Edge waterjets, Jetstream sells, installs and services other 3-axis waterjet systems and UHP pumps.


About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjets are proudly made in U.S.A.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Jet Edge Exhibiting at St. Michael Business Expo January 24



Jet Edge, Inc., a St. Michael-based manufacturer of industrial ultra-high pressure waterjet technology, is pleased to announce its exhibit at the 2015 St. Michael Business Expo, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at St. Michael City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr. NE, St. Michael, Minn.
During this informative expo, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about Jet Edge and other St. Michael businesses, and meet with local business and community leaders. Admission is free.
            Jet Edge manufactures complete systems for precision water jet cutting, mobile waterjet cutting, and UHP cleaning and surface preparation operations.  It offers the widest range of waterjet pumps in the industry, including hydraulic intensifier pumps and direct drive pumps.  Models are available in 36,000 psi, 60,000 psi and 90,000 psi pressures; electric and diesel, 30-280hp.
            For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com,  e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE or 763-497-8700. Follow us on Twitter @jetedge.
            The 2015 St. Michael Business Expo is sponsored by Shop Saint Michael.  For more information about Shop Saint Michael, visit www.shopsaintmichael.com.
About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjets are proudly made in U.S.A.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus Visits Jet Edge's Shanghai Showroom

U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus visited Jet Edge’s Shanghai office Dec. 1 during a tour of the AMT Shanghai Technology and Service Center.  During his visit, Mr. Baucus was treated to a live waterjet cutting demonstration in Jet Edge’s demonstration lab, where Jet Edge presented the ambassador with a waterjet cut state seal of his home state of Montana.
            Jet Edge, headquartered in St. Michael, Minn. U.S.A., opened its China sales, service in showroom in 2011 to meet the growing demand for American-made water jet cutting technology in China. 
            “We were very honored that Ambassador Baucus visited Jet Edge’s China office and took time to watch a demonstration of our technology,” said Haihong Song (Samuel), Jet Edge’s China area sales manager.  “China is the world’s largest importer of machine tools, and American machine tool imports to China rank sixth, behind Japan, Germany, Korea, Taiwan, and Italy.  There are tremendous opportunities for U.S. machine tool manufacturers in China.”

            Find out more about Jet Edge at www.jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or +1 763-497-8700.  To contact Jet Edge’s China sales, service and showroom, call +86-21-5868 3678/2809.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Waterjet Manufacturer Jet Edge Launches New Website

Jet Edge, Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure water jet technology, recently launched a new website at www.jetedge.com

Featuring multilingual content and a contemporary design that functions across devices, the new jetedge.com provides fast and intuitive access to Jet Edge’s diverse product line as well as extensive information about waterjet’s many applications. The content-rich website also features a resource center for waterjet operators, improved search capabilities, customer success stories and testimonials, and easy access to Jet Edge’s online waterjet parts store and maintenance training registration. 

“Our new website was designed with our customers foremost in mind,” said Nancy Lauseng, Jet Edge marketing manager.  “We are a worldwide company with growing international sales.  One of our biggest priorities was making the site available in many languages. We also wanted the site to function well on any device, be it a PC or smartphone.  To improve our visitors’ overall experience, we’ve greatly enhanced our product presentations, incorporating more photos, videos and application examples, and we’ve made the site easier to navigate and search.  By customer demand, we have added additional resources and tech tips for Jet Edge waterjet operators.”
Jet Edge's New Website.

The foreign language platform of Jet Edge’s new website initially will feature foreign language translations using Google Translate.  Jet Edge is developing professionally translated sites for its key international markets.

About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014.  Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops.

More Information

For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE or +1 763-497-8700. Follow us on Twitter @jetedge.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Jet Edge Announces New Waterjet Systems Distributor for Southern Africa

Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjets for precision cutting, coating removal and surface preparation, is pleased to announce that Jetstream Cutting Solutions CC of Johannesburg, South Africa, has been selected as its water jet systems distributor for Southern Africa.

Jetstream Cutting Solutions carries Jet Edge’s full line of waterjet cutting and surface preparation equipment, including waterjet cutting machines, waterjet intensifier pumps and portable waterjetting systems. The company also supplies genuine Jet Edge OEM waterjet parts and is authorized to service Jet Edge waterjet equipment.   In addition to Jet Edge waterjets, Jetstream sells, installs and services other 3-axis waterjet systems and UHP pumps.

“We are very proud to have Jetstream represent Jet Edge in Southern Africa,” said Dave Anderson, Jet Edge international sales manager.  “They are a recognized Jetstream system supplier in their market, and their extensive experience with CNC technology and other waterjet systems will be a tremendous benefit to Jet Edge customers.  Jetstream already supplies approximately 25 percent of the market in their territory.  Jet Edge believes there is tremendous growth potential for our waterjet equipment on the Sub-Saharan African Continent.”

Malcolm Cruickshank, Jetstream’s founder and director, said he decided to carry Jet Edge waterjets after integrating a Jet Edge X-Stream pump with another 3-axis system.


“We know waterjet pumps and we could see this was a quality product,” Cruickshank said. “After investigating Jet Edge and checking its customer references, I could see that the companies who were using Jet Edge equipment were serious waterjet users.  There was no reason not to use the Jet Edge pump.

"This is a very exciting time for us that we’re involved with such a world renowned name in the waterjet industry.  Our biggest market so far has been the glass industry, but the Jet Edge products will allow us to reach the larger metal cutting industry and to take on specialized projects as well.”

For more information about Jetstream Cutting Solutions CC, visit www.jetstreamcutting.co.za or call (+27 11) 468 1093.

For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com or call +1 763-497-8726.

Become a Jet Edge Waterjet Systems Distributor
For more information about international distributor opportunities with Jet Edge, contact Dave Anderson, International Sales Manager, at +1 763 497 8718, sales@jetedge.com or visit www.jetedge.com.

About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014.  Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjets are proudly made in U.S.A.

More Information
For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail sales@jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE or +1 763-497-8700. Follow us on Twitter @jetedge.