OMAX® to Spotlight 80X JetMachining® Center with Advanced Accessories at CMTS

Kent, Washington, July 27, 2011 – OMAX Corporation will demonstrate its highly accurate 80X JetMachining Center at the 2011 Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show, taking place October 17-20 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto. Visitors to Spark & Co.’s booth 1910 will experience this large format abrasive waterjet system equipped with the revolutionary EnduroMaxTM pump and Tilt-A-Jet® cutting nozzle.

Ideal for large-scale precision machining of larger or multiple parts, the 80X JetMachining Center is equipped with Intelli-TRAX®, an innovative traction drive that ensures higher accuracy. The drive is fully enclosed inside coated steel covers, making the 80X a robust and reliable system that is well suited forharsh environments and requires little maintenance. Additionally, the Intelli-TRAX traction drive enables faster traverse speeds, which can greatly reduce the throughput times when machining multiple and nested parts.

The 80X features an X-Y travel of 165 inches x 80 inches (4191 mm x 2032 mm), and comes standard with OMAX Intelli-MAX Software® Suite, which runs on the Windows® 7 Ultimate operating system. The system can calculate the precision of the velocity of the tool path at over 2,000 points per inch, allowing for complete control over the motion of an abrasivejet, and enabling precise, rapid machining.

Like all OMAX JetMachining Centers, the 80X has the ability to cut a wide variety of materials, including ceramics, composites, plastic, glass and stone, as well as metals like aluminum, tool steel, stainless steel, mild steel and titanium with an accuracy of motion up to +/- 0.003 inches (0.076 mm).

By equipping the 80X with the revolutionary EnduroMAX pump and Tilt-A-Jet cutting nozzle, visitors will witness two highly successful accessories OMAX offers for increasing the capabilities of the abrasivejet process.

The EnduroMAX pump provides double the operating life of previous pumps, and makes for faster part processing, lower operating costs, and easier maintenance. It maximizes machine uptime with its 1,000-hour operating range between required pump rebuilds when run at 55,000 psi (3,800 bar). However, the pump can also effortlessly run continuously at 60,000 psi (4,100 bar). The EnduroMAX pump operates at 90% efficiency, as opposed to the 60% to 70% range of intensifier pumps. It also delivers more horsepower to the nozzle, whileusing less electricity than intensifier pumps.

The combination of 60,000 psi operation and 90% efficiency of the EnduroMAX direct drive pump allows OMAX machines to process parts faster bydelivering nearly the full motor power to the nozzle. All models of EnduroMAX pumps deliver 60,000 psi and are offered in various horsepower ratings. Theavailable models are the 3060 (30 hp), 4060 (40 hp), and 5060 (50 hp).

The Tilt-A-Jet cutting nozzle, allows OMAX JetMachining Centers to achieve virtually zero taper. By automatically calculating and adjusting the angle of the nozzle through the controller software, the Tilt-A-Jet transfers taper from the part being cut to the scrap material.

OMAX customers do not have to purchase new equipment to take advantage of these two revolutionary accessories as the company offers retrofit kits for both.

About OMAX

Headquartered in Kent, Washington, OMAX ® Corporation is the world leader in abrasivejet machining. Each OMAX JetMachining® system is powered by the company’s innovative control software, bringing affordable abrasivejet technology to an expanding and diverse group of industries. For more information on OMAX products and accessories, contact Sandra McLain at 800.838.0343 or visit www.omax.com.