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.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Centura Oil Introduces Downhole Casing and Pipe Cutting System Featuring Jet Edge Ultra-High Pressure Waterjet Technology


Centura Oil Inc., a Minnesota-based waterjet service contractor to the oil, gas and mining industries, has developed a unique downhole casing and pipe cutting system that can fit inside pipes as small as 2” ID (51 mm) and cut multiple layers of grouted casing in a single pass with a 55K PSI (3800 bar) abrasive waterjet.

Operable in hazardous environments, Centura Oil’s CenJet 90® casing and pipe cutting system is designed especially for oil, gas and mining applications, including plug and abandon operations.  Its cutting process does not exceed 140°F (60°C), minimizing the chance of ignition. 

The CenJet 90 is powered by a 55K PSI, 200hp Jet Edge waterjet intensifier pump and features a modified Jet Edge Permalign abrasivejet cutting head that is coupled to coiled steel tubing or conventional threaded rods. The system, which is capable of cutting 16” (406 mm) thick steel, is deployed into the pipe or casing and cuts from the inside.  It can perform cuts up to 300 feet (91 m) from the surface and can cut at any angle, horizontal, vertical and even overhead. 

The CenJet 90 uses only four gallons (15 l) of water and one pound (.45 kg) of garnet abrasive per minute. Garnet is a natural stone that can normally be disposed of in a landfill. The effluent created by the waterjet cutting process is circulated to the surface using formation water, treated water in strata prone to swelling, or nitrogen for an explosion-proof environment. The returns and cuttings are handled in accordance with industry standards.   

Centura Oil originally developed the CenJet 90 as an environmentally friendly downhole waterjet cutting system for stimulating oil and gas well production at depths of 4000+ feet (1219 m).  It modified the system for casing and pipe cutting for a recently completed project at a uranium mine.  During this 2.5 year project, Centura Oil staff worked 2,100 feet (640 m) underground and successfully cut hundreds of pipes and grouted casings at distances up to 300 feet, many at a 70° angle.

Centura Oil’s worldwide services include waterjet well recompletion and production enhancement, well plug and abandonment, and mobile waterjet cutting. The company also sells its CenJet 90 systems under a licensing agreement.

Find Out More
For more information about Centura Oil, visit www.centuraoil.com or call 952-545-6431. 
For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or 763-497-8700. 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Jet Edge Celebrates 30 Years in Water Jet Industry

Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjet technology, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014.
Founded in 1984, Jet Edge entered the waterjet industry during the industry’s infancy and has grown to become one of the largest and most respected manufacturers of ultra-high pressure waterjet technology in the world.  Jet Edge waterjets are used in a wide range of industries around the world, including automotive, aerospace, defense, industrial manufacturing, food production, and machine and job shops.  Jet Edge’s extensive product line includes precision waterjet cutting systems, waterjet pumps, and mobile waterjet cutting and surface preparation systems.
            “We’ve come a long way since 1984,” said Jude Lague, Jet Edge president. “We’ve seen waterjet technology evolve from its 36,000 psi (2500 bar) water-only past to today’s sophisticated and highly precise 5-axis and robotic systems that can reach pressures exceeding 90,000 psi (6200 bar).  Back in 1984, or even in 1994, waterjet was such a niche technology that many people hadn’t even heard of it.  Today, it’s as common as any machine tool, and is used to manufacture countless everyday items, from sliced fruit to titanium joint implants.”
            Lague credits Jet Edge’s success to the company’s commitment to helping customers solve their toughest manufacturing problems and willingness to engineer custom solutions.     
          
  “We were born problem solvers,” Lague said. “Our company’s founder Chris Possis couldn’t find a satisfactory waterjet pump, so he built his own.  Since then, we’ve had the opportunity to help hundreds of customers improve their manufacturing processes and we’ve responded to some of the world’s greatest crises, including the Kuwait oil fires, the Kobe earthquakes, and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.”
            Lague noted that Jet Edge’s success in the competitive waterjet industry would not have been possible without the support of its loyal customers, dedicated employees and industry friends.
            For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com,  call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343), 763-497-8700 or e-mail sales@jetedge.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.