GRAND BLANC, MICHIGAN
In the world of waterjets, the pump is the heart of the system. It transforms more than a gallon of ordinary tap water into a powerful ultra-high pressure waterjet that can cut virtually anything. High productivity automotive suppliers count on their waterjet pump to run reliably for multiple shifts. If their pump goes down, their profits go down with it; the pump reigns supreme.
Determined automation supplier Alliance Automation, LLC, of Grand Blanc, Michigan has searched the world for the very best manufacturing and automation solutions. With the waterjet pump critical to its customer’s success, they chose to power their latest robotic cells with hydraulic intensifier pumps manufactured by Jet Edge, Inc. of St. Michael, Minnesota.
Their 6-axis robotic waterjet trimming cell is armed with dual wall-mounted Motoman HP20D robots and Jet Edge’s 60KSI (4100 bar) iP60-50 intensifier pumps. It leads the industry in precision and dependability with Motoman’s +0.06 mm repeatability and Jet Edge’s reliable tie-rod intensifier design. The cell’s sturdy, compact frame design allows stability to both the tool and robots to ensure consistent tight part tolerances. The robotic waterjet trimming cell precisely cuts shaped parts with many angles from a wide variety of materials, including carpeting, fiberglass, foam, and plastic.