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EDGE X-3 & X-5 MID RAIL WATERJET SYSTEMS

The no-nonsense work horse in the Waterjet Industry. These brutes show up all day, every day to cut your toughest jobs with the highest precision and durability in the marketplace.

The Edge Mid Rail Systems have been in the marketplace since the technology went online, meeting the challenges of job shops, industrial manufacturing, aerospace, defense, stone, glass, foam, rubber, composites, textile, food and the list goes on.  These systems are designed for heavy duty, high volume applications as well as delicate, fine detail waterjet cutting.  Jet Edge is one of the few manufacturers, willing to custom engineer solutions to satisfy specific processing applications, making us the go-to waterjet supplier for solving the world’s toughest waterjet problems.  When paired with a Jet Edge, ultra-high pressure pump, the Edge Mid rail motion systems can virtually anything…including costs!

The Edge X-3, 3-axis motion system is customizable for high speed waterjet and/or abrasive jet cutting. Table sizes up to 13’ x 26’ are standard offerings with multiple cutting heads often mounted for greater cutting efficiency.

The Edge X-5, 5-axis motion systems are specified when complex cutting calls for edges beveled up to 60°. Cut 6” stainless steel plate, 20” aluminum block and granite countertops to near net shapes. Lights out cutting, height sensing, laser surface mapping, parts nesting, underwater cutting and more are included in the customizable options.

WHAT MAKES THESE MID RAIL SYSTEMS SO SPECIAL?

Waterjet cutting systems utilize a cutting head mounted to a Cross Beam Gantry.  The height of the cross beam the cutting head is mounted to classifies them as Mid Rail or High Rail systems.  Mid rail motion systems have evolved into the industry standard and are most common in facilities where water jet cutting is done.  Jet Edge starts with a heavy duty Cross Beam Gantry and rigid side rails to eliminate any flexing in the system.  They utilize precision, anti-backlash recirculating ball screws, linear bearings, hardened precision ground ways coupled directly to AC brushless servo motors with absolute encoders.  The critical bearing components are protected by labyrinth seals and positive air pressure (not flimsy bellows that wear and tear) to keep the drives free of debris that might compromise accuracy.  The catcher tank is isolated from the motion system so no vibration from the cutting surface is transferred to the cutting head which would cause striations on the part edge.  Comparing those standard features alone to the light duty equipment produced by our competitors, make these mid rail systems special…but there is more!

Custom configuration leads the Jet Edge Value Proposition.  Your cutting needs are unique, we make sure the system works for you.  Specify the cutting envelope, the number of cutting heads, the Z height travel, multiple garnet metering hoppers for different garnet types, laser surface mapping, contact height sensors, lights out cutting, bladder tanks for adjustable water heights, parts nesting…but keep going.  Do you want to incorporate fixturing into your system, do you need additional maintenance or programming assistance?  How about garnet removal or water recycling systems so you do not pour water down the drain.  And, after the sale our relationship is just beginning.  Visit our Resource Center and see.  We have an easy to use On-line Parts Order System and we will set you up with a My Equipment account for easy access to the manuals and parts lists that are unique to the system you ordered, all of which are hot-linked to the on-line store so you can see pricing and order the correct parts every time with minimal effort.  While you are in the resource center, visit our Case Studies to see how others have optimized their cutting, Maintenance Training Videos for real time tutoring of your maintenance techs and Blog Topics on All Things Waterjet.

That is what makes the Jet Edge Mid Rail Systems so special.  What makes Jet Edge special?  Our Value Proposition starts with Custom Configuration and continues with the Highest Precision in the marketplace, the most Durable waterjet cutter bar none to minimize your costs over the extended life of this system and our Commitment to Post Installation Support.  What makes us special is we make you special when you join the Jet Edge family!

THE FEATURES AND ADVANTAGES OF MID RAIL MOTION SYSTEMS

Mid Rail Systems have become the industry standard in water jet cutting with a number of competitive options out there. But before you commit, consider the Jet Edge advantages.

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    CUSTOM CONFIGURATIONS

    Don’t compromise!  When you take the time to build a system around your specific needs, you get the best return on your investment.  Contact Us and we will schedule a site visit with our field experts to review your production goals, help evaluate layout and give you a range of options to make this the best equipment buy ever.

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    POST INSTALLATION SUPPORT

    Jet Edge provides a standard warranty and an optional extended warranty on all of its equipment. Our technical support line is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Factory training at Jet Edge is provided free of charge during schedule sessions. Scheduled Jet Edge maintenance programs can be taken advantage of to ensure your equipment is running at its peak and programing training/support is also available.

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    OUTSTANDING ACCURACY

    We get it, not everything needs to be perfect! But when it does, Jet Edge cutting systems deliver outstanding accuracy with +/- 0.001″ Linear positional accuracy over 12′ (304 mm) per axis, a +/- 0.001″ Repeatability (Bi-directional) and a ±0.003″ renishaw ballbar test of squareness and straightness over 24″ (608 mm). Factory Rapid Positioning settings range 500 – 750 IPM based on application.

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    JET EDGE ULTRA-HIGH PUMPS ARE PART OF THE DEAL

    Jet Edge designs and manufactures a full line of Ultra High Pressure Pumps that are incorporated into the motion system making us unique.  The pump is the heart of the system and needs to be part of the system specifications in order to achieve optimum production.  Don’t get caught in between the motion system provider and the pump manufacturer when you have a performance problem.

THE EDGE MID RAIL SERIES WATERJET and
ABRASIVEJET CUTTING SYSTEMS

If you want an optimized system, the highest precision in the industry and the durability to run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you have found the right mid-rail!

THE EDGE MID RAIL SERIES AT A GLANCE

CUSTOM CONFIGURE YOUR SYSTEM

From table size to cutting methods choose the system that optimizes for you! Jet Edge can assist you in dialing in a perfect solution.

PRECISION CUTTING

The heavy duty cross beam gantry and isolated catcher tank delivers pinpoint accuracy.

3-AXIS AND 5-AXIS CUTTING

Choose the Edge X-3 for 3-axis cutting and the Edge X-5 for 5-axis cutting.

PAIRED WITH A JET EDGE PUMP

Our HERO Series offers 30 hp, 50 hp, 100 hp, 150 hp and 200 hp motor outputs to meet your specific cutting needs.

JET EDGE IS A CUT ABOVE

UNMATCHED PRECISION & ACCURACY

Turn to Jet Edge when accuracy and speed really matter. Jet Edge Motion Systems isolate the cutting head from the catcher tank so noise and vibration do not transfer. This isolation of the tank ensures Jet Edge’s industry-leading accuracy and precision over the full life of the equipment. Applications requiring high tolerance, speed and operator efficiency will benefit greatly from the capabilities offered by the Jet Edge range of Motion Systems.

FULL LINE PROVIDER

Jet Edge is one of the few waterjet equipment companies that manufactures both its motion systems and pumps. This ensures seamless operation in the system between the pump and the motion controls and means you never get caught on service between manufacturers. Visit our accessories page to learn about the rest of the environmental systems Jet Edge makes available for your system including Abrasive Hoppers, Chillers, Abrasive Removal, Closed Loop Systems and more.

RANGE OF APPLICATIONS

Whether you are water jet cutting or abrasive cutting in 2 dimensions or 3 dimensions with a 5-axis cutting head we have the solution. Our Mid Rail and High Rail Motion systems when paired with our full range of Jet Edge Intensifier Pumps, excel across industries including steel distribution, custom manufacturing, food processing, robotic trimming, glass cutting, stone detailing, surface preparation and more. Cutting, slitting, cleaning, trimming along with other specialty applications are regularly performed with our pumps and motion systems.

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PRODUCTIVITY OPTIONS

Jet Edge offers a menu of options for enhanced productivity. Lights out cutting enables machine operation without the direct supervision of a machinist. Multiple cutting heads increase productivity. Remote pump start allows pump control from the main system controls. Redundant intensifiers allow you to service your pump without bringing your system down. Load/unload systems, multiple cutting heads, heigh sensing, laser mapping, 5-axis cutting, robotic swivels, robotic integration and more allow you to design your system for the optimum productivity for your manufacturing system.

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INDUSTRY LEADING CONTROL SYSTEMS

Utilizing IGEMS CAD/CAM software and an Aquavision DI fully networkable industrial PC controller, Jet Edge Motion Systems offer an enjoyable user experience. The system’s interface and commands make it easy to import or crate CAD files and programs. The optional Nesting Module provides Multi-sheet Nesting, common cutline nesting and unlike parts cutting from a single sheet to maximize material use. During operations, users are offered visibility and access to machine code via a full-featured handheld pendant.

CUSTOMIZED TECHNOLOGY & PERFORMANCE

Have a unique product or application? Jet Edge engineers and application specialists will work with you to confirm your requirements can be met with test cuts. After understanding your production goals, they will also assist in developing a custom configuration that meets your quality and productivity goals. And they will stay with you if you need additional help in implementation and system programming. Contact us to discuss your unique application!

READY TO DESIGN YOUR MID RAIL SOLUTION?

 

Contact a Jet Edge Sales Partner to learn more about our waterjet cutting applications.

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