Jet Edge’s (St. Michael, MN) Edge X-5 features taper-free 5-axis waterjet cutting that is capable of bevel cutting to 60 degrees. The machine has an isolated motion system and a dual synchronized y-axis drive system. It uses adjustable, pre-loaded anti-backlash recirculating ball screws. The system features heavy metal covers with brush seals and positive air pressure to protect critical bearing components.
The Edge X-5 uses Jet Edge’s Aquavision DI, which features an open architecture design to provide operators with more granular control. The system automatically adjusts the work envelope depending on the angle of the cut.
The machine has a repeatability of plus or minus 0.001 inches over 1 foot per axis and a rapid positioning of 500-750 inches per minute depending on application. The Edge X-5 features a 12 inch servo motor driven vertical travel height control and a programmable secondary z-axis carriage.
The Edge X-5 comes standard with a 5 x 5 foot to 24 x 13 foot table. Larger tables include scissor arm high pressure plumbing to the bridge and whip line high pressure plumbing to the cutting head. Jet Edge offers pumps from 30-200 hp (22-149 kW), and direct drive pumps and intensifiers are optionally available.