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Jet Edge System Cuts Precise 3D Parts of Almost Any Material

EDGE X-5: Photo Jet Edge

American manufacturer Jet Edge informs that its EDGE X-5 5-axis waterjet system with AquaVision Di Controller cuts precise taper-free parts from virtually any material. The EDGE X-5’s sturdy design separates the motion system from the catcher tank, eliminating vibration and ensuring maximum part quality. The system utilizes an industrial PC controller. It is ball-screw driven for optimal precision and features direct-couple AC brushless digital servo motors and single or double carriages.

Jet Edge Waterjets Distributed in 6 States by KF Machinery

EDGE X-5 Machine: Image courtesy of Jet Edge Inc.

Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjet systems for precision cutting, coating removal and surface preparation, say that KF Machinery is now distributing Jet Edge precision waterjet cutting systems in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Western Wisconsin and Western Iowa. Located in Lakeville, Minn., KF Machinery offers full-service precision sheet metal manufacturing and forming equipment to manufacturers in a variety of industries, including precision sheet metal…

Jet Edge Awarded U.S. Patent

Michael Wheeler with Patent

Jet Edge, Inc. has announced  that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the waterjet manufacturer a patent for a high pressure fluid sealing mechanism designed by Jet Edge R&D Engineer Michael Wheeler. Jet Edge’s proprietary high pressure fluid sealing mechanism (U.S. Patent 8,333,387) improves waterjet seal life by providing robust Metal-on-Metal sealing without the use of conventional plastic seals. This technology uses two convex curved surfaces in single line contact with one another to seal ultra-high pressure (UHP) fluid at static pressures up to 130,000 psi.

Fab Metal Shop Waterjet Cutting Services

Jet Edge, Inc., announced that Fab Metal Shop of Long Beach, Cal., is offering waterjet cutting services on a state-of-the-art Jet Edge High Rail Gantry waterjet cutting system. Fab Metal Shop can cut virtually any material with its Jet Edge waterjet machine, including metals, stone, resin, woods and plastics. The company’s Jet Edge High Rail Gantry waterjet system features a 6’X12’ work envelope. Fab Metal Shop equipped its waterjet system with a Jet Edge Permalign II abrasivejet cutting head. It powers the system with a 50HP, 60,000 psi Jet Edge iP60-50 waterjet intensifier pump. Fab Metal Shop specializes in the fabrication of steel, stainless steel, aluminum, marble, granite, plastic and many other materials.

New Jet Edge Waterjet Cutting Systems Brochure

Brochure cover: Image courtesy of Jet Edge

Waterjet systems manufacturer Jet Edge, Inc. has recently released a new brochure highlighting its precision water jet cutting products. The brochure features Jet Edge’s precision waterjet cutting systems and waterjet pumps as well as waterjet parts and accessories. It also highlights Jet Edge’s ability and willingness to manufacture custom waterjet systems, a unique capability that has made Jet Edge a go-to manufacturer for some of the world’s toughest waterjet challenges. In addition, the brochure provides an overview of waterjet’s numerous applications and benefits.

Jet Edge Appoints Area Manager for Shanghai China

ST. MICHAEL, Minnesota, U.S.A. (March 28, 2011) –  Jet Edge, Inc. is pleased to announce that Haihong (Samuel) Song has been appointed area manager for the water jet manufacturer’s new sales office in Shanghai, China. Mr. Song is responsible for developing Jet Edge’s business presence in China’s rapidly growing manufacturing market. He will directly oversee Jet Edge’s Shanghai office, coordinating all sales activities, managing sales personnel and distributors, and developing a key customer base. Jet Edge customers will benefit from Mr.

Jet Edge Celebrates 30 Years in Waterjet Industry

Joined by Jet Edge employees and local business and government leaders, Jet Edge President Jude Lague cuts a ribbon to mark Jet Edge’s 30th anniversary in the waterjet industry. The ribbon cutting was coordinated by the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce.  Photo courtesy I-94 West Chamber of Commerce.

Waterjet systems manufacturer Jet Edge, Inc. celebrated its 30th anniversary Sept. 3 with a special open house celebration. Jet Edge’s anniversary event included a special ribbon cutting ceremony courtesy of the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce, a barbecue lunch, factory tours, and live 5-axis waterjet cutting demonstrations. Jet Edge President Jude Lague and TC/American Monorail President Paul Lague were honored by St. Michael Mayor Jerry Zachman. They also received recognition letters from U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann.

Jet Edge Appoints New International Sales Engineer

Jet Edge, Inc., a manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjet and abrasivejet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and hydrodemolition, has appointed Antoine Deproost as its new International Sales Engineer. Deproost is responsible for sales of Jet Edge systems in Europe, South America and the Middle East, and for developing international distribution partners in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean and Central America. Antoine brings to Jet Edge more than 20 years of experience in international sales and global product management. Deproost has an Electro-Mechanics engineering degree from T.I.K.B of Belgium and a specialization diploma in electronics from PBNA, a Dutch engineering academy. He also has received training in marketing and sales.

Jet Edge Employee Honored by I-94 Chamber of Commerce

Jaimie Larson: Photo credit Jet Edge

The I-94 West Chamber of Commerce recently honored Jet Edge Sales & Marketing Assistant Jaimie Larson as its 2013 Chamber Ambassador of the Year. Larson, who performs a wide range of sales and marketing duties for the St. Michael, Minnesota-based waterjet systems manufacturer, was recognized for her commitment to the local Chamber and its Ambassador Program. “Jaimie has been a great asset to the Chamber with all her help working as an Ambassador to organize a highly successful blood drive…

Directory: Cutting and welding products

When usability, reliability and durability are important for ship repair and maintenance applications, Arcon's Workhorse Stick/TIG welding machine is a strong solution. Designed for shipyard use, the machine employs electrical and mechanical technology proven reliable in over 100,000 machines sold and used worldwide. The Seahorse option protects against corrosive salt-water residue and proved effective in extensive use on oil rigs in the North Sea. Components are dipped and even encapsulated to resist harmful elements. From Bug-O Systems comes the Light'n Bug multipurpose burning and welding travel carriage that runs at precise speeds from four to 85 (IPM). This lightweight machine can produce high quality cuts and bevels, and uniform welds.

ChukarWaterjet Launches New Website

ChukarWaterjet, Inc., a supplier of waterjet parts and waterjet rental equipment, announced the launching of its new website at www.chukarwaterjet.com. ChukarWaterjetsupplies competitively priced quality waterjet parts for all major brands of waterjet cutting and cleaning equipment, including Flow International, Omax, KMT, Jet Edge and WSI. Dedicated to helping its customers reduce downtime and increase productivity, the Minnesota-based company offers same-day shipment and fast delivery of UHP pump parts…

Jet Edge High Flow Abrasivejet Cutting Head

Designed with the water jet contractor in mind, Jet Edge’s High Flow Abrasivejet delivers up to 3.5 pounds per minute (5.95 L/min) of abrasive and up to 8.6 gallons per minute (31.15 L/min) of ultra-high pressure water for abrasive water jet cutting applications.   The High Flow Abrasivejet is ideal for cutting thick materials such as reinforced concrete or for making separation cuts in steel plates or pipes.  It is capable of operating up to 55,000 psi (3800 bar) and is especially suited for use with lower-pressure, high-flow water jet pumps.  It can be used with any manufacturer’s waterjet system.   www.jetedge.com  

PACSHIP Offers Precision Water Jet Cutting

Photo courtesy Jet Edge

Pacific Ship Repair & Fabrication (PACSHIP) is now offering precision water jet cutting services at its San Diego shipyard and fabrication shop. The ship repair and fabrication contractor is capable of processing complex parts from virtually any material with its new 60,000 psi Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry water jet cutting system, which features an eight-ft by 13-ft work envelope and is capable of maintaining +/- 0.001 inch linear positional accuracy (over 12 inches) and +/- 0.001 inches repeatability (bi-directional).

Asia Distillates-Cracks edge down on thin demand

Asia's gasoil and jet fuel margins edged lower on Monday in the absence of most sentiment-supporting factors, with the exception of refinery maintenance, traders said. The May gasoil crack, or profit from processing a barrel of crude into the fuel, slipped 48 cents to $17.72 a barrel above Dubai crude while the jet fuel crack fell 54 cents to $15.73, Reuters data showed. The physical regrade, or the price difference between jet fuel and gasoil in Asia, widened to minus $2.32, weighed down by low demand for jet fuel, the sources said. "For the moment, there are few things to support jet fuel as the use of kerosene for heating is over," a trader said. Amid thin demand for gasoil and jet fuel in Asia, refinery maintenance in the second quarter has provided some support to the market.

Rolls-Royce to Power Two Latest U.S. Littoral Combat Ships

The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (Photo: Rolls-Royce).

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has secured a contract to supply power and propulsion systems for the two latest vessels in the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. Designed to operate in combat zones close to the shore (littoral waters), each LCS will be equipped with two Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbines, powering four large Mk1 water jets. This will enable the vessels to reach speeds in excess of 40 knots. This latest order is for ships named Little Rock and Sioux City, and follows previous orders for the Milwaukee and the Detroit, which are both under construction.

Aqueos Wins GoM Contract

(Photo: Aqueos Corporation)

Subsea services provider Aqueos Corporation said it has been awarded a major contract for a large pipeline installation project located in the Gulf of Mexico. Aqueos said the contract, which commenced in December 2017 and will be completed in the first half of 2018, will support shallow-water pipeline installations in water depths up to 100 feet. The work scope will utilize the Aqueos diving support vessel (DSV) SPLASH, with surface dive teams utilizing its jet propulsion and built in NITROX diving system. The project will be supported by Aqueos’ project management team based in Broussard, La.

New British Warship Missile Firing Successful

The third of the Royal Navy's cutting-edge Type 45 destroyers blasted a Sea Viper missile out of her silo at three times the speed of sound, obliterating the jet drone target in the sky above. The successful firing of Sea Viper means that HMS Diamond is now ready to take her place as a fully operational warship, capable of deploying anywhere across the world. 'Sea Viper' is a state-of-the-art air defence weapons system which is a combination of Aster missiles, Sampson radar (the spinning ball on top of the mast)…

Moose Boats Delivers Rescue/Response Boats

Moose Boats delivered two M2-37 rescue/response boats to the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey Police. The M2-37 vessels are 37.5 ft. aluminum catamarans powered by twin Cummins 380 hp turbo diesels propelled by Hamilton HJ292 water jets. These rescue/response boats can attain a top speed of over 35 knots and are custom outfitted with 33 18-person life rafts. Each boat can deliver enough raft capacity to handle a water-based aircraft rescue mission for the largest aircraft landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport. These two boats comply with the 2004 FAA Advisory that provides guidance to airport operators in the preparation for water rescue operations.

New British Warship Exercises with US Carrier Group

HMS Daring & USS Carl Vinsion: Photo credit USN

HMS Daring has been working with the USS Carl Vinson and her impressive air wing of fast jets to test Daring's Sampson radar and control system which allows multiple targets to be tracked over ranges of up to hundreds of miles. That information is fed to the Aster missiles in the silo on the ship's forecastle. With the  long-range radar, Daring can track many thousands of air contacts, giving her unprecedented surveillance of huge areas of airspace. HMS Daring, the first of six cutting-edge Type 45 destroyers…

SpotterRF Radar Selected by DOD for Capability Demo

SpotterRF was one of 15 industry partners selected to participate in a Department of Defense (DOD) demonstration seeking cutting edge technologies with high potential of improving the warfighter's mission effectiveness and survivability. The Stiletto Maritime Demonstration Program conducted its first capability demonstration, Jan. 14-27, 2013 for the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) off the coast of Virginia Beach, VA. This capability demonstration allowed SpotterRF to receive immediate feedback on the radar system as NECC Sailors observed the new technology in a realistic military maritime environment. During the course of the demonstration several scenarios were run in which vessels ranging from a jet ski to an 11 meter RHIB traveled different paths into and around the Harbor.

CSCL Indian Ocean Refloated

On Tuesday, February 9 at around 3am, local time, the containership CSCL Indian Ocean has been able continue her voyage to the Port of Hamburg. the ship with the help of tugs back into the navigation channel, without any one being injured or damage to the environment. A total of 12 tugs were involved in the operation. First the ship was made lighter by pumping off fuel and ballast. Dredgers and water jets prepared the ground around the ship for refloating. The tide, higher than normal, provided additional help for the operation. "Once again we have seen that in this special situation on the Elbe, all emergency services worked very professionally and effectively together…

Zodiac Introduces Trade in Program

Zodiac of North America, Inc., manufacturer of inflatable boats and rigid-hull inflatable boats (RIBs), announced a trade-in program for Avon and Zodiac jet-tenders in an effort to move the marketplace toward the more environmentally-friendly four-stroke models. "Our new four-stroke jet-tenders represent the latest technology, which in addition to maintaining their spirited performance, are also more in tune with today's environmentally-savvy customer," Gary Durnan, Vice President, Zodiac of North America, said. The trade-in program, Jet Set 5000, guarantees owners of Avon and Zodiac jet-tenders $5,000 for their trade to upgrade to a new four-stroke model.

Rolls-Royce Mulls Sale of Commercial Marine Unit

Photo: Rolls-Royce plc

Industrial conglomerate Rolls-Royce is considering selling the bulk of its struggling marine business as the company embarks on another restructuring which aims to further slash costs. "We are embarking on a further simplification of the business, including the evaluation of strategic options for our Commercial Marine operation and a reduction from five operating businesses to three core units based around Civil Aerospace, Defence and Power Systems," said a press release from the company.

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