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New Abrasive Waterjet Line Features Direct Drive Pump Technology and Easy-to-Use Software

OMAX Corporation has introduced GlobalMAX, a new line of abrasive waterjets. The GlobalMAX line takes advantage of two and a half decades of waterjet industry research and development to offer a completely integrated waterjet machining system that is easy to program and easy to operate.

"The GlobalMAX product line was created to extend our waterjet engineering and manufacturing technology base to more customers," says Stephen Bruner, vice president of marketing at OMAX. "The product line features our proven direct drive pump technology, easy-to-use software, and innovative motion control technology. We build waterjet systems that help our customers make money in the short and long term and this product line is no exception. With GlobalMAX, OMAX aims to redefine value-oriented waterjets."

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OMAX will feature a machine from each of its three abrasive waterjet product lines at the show, which takes place November 6-9 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. The machines and accessories running live cutting demonstrations include:

The OMAX 80X is a premium performance waterjet machine designed for precision processing large, complex components or multiple parts with speed and precision. The Tilt-A-Jet cutting head's automated taper compensation achieves virtually zero taper cutting without slowing down cutting speed. With the water-resistant Rotary Axis head for complex 3D parts production, the OMAX machine's capabilities expand to cut in as many as 6 axes.

The MAXIEM 1530 offers machining advantages in a cost-efficient waterjet machine with a multitude of available accessories. The 1530 is ideal for fabrication shops, metal service centers, job shops as well as architectural, sign, stone and gasket shops. The A-Jet articulated cutting head cuts accurate beveled edges, angled sides and countersinks. OMAX's Rapid Water Level Control allows for quiet and clean submerged cutting.

OMAX abrasive waterjets can cut complex parts out of nearly any material, including but not limited to metal, plastic, glass, ceramics, stone and composites. The easy-to-use Intelli-MAX software supports more than 90 different part file formats, including standard 2D DXF files and advanced 3D shapes. Unlike other material removal processes, waterjet systems can also cut extremely hard, reflective and nonconductive materials, making it a highly efficient and productive alternative to other fabrication methods.

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