OMAX to Showcase New ProtoMAX at IMTS
OMAX® engineering in a space friendly package, the new ProtoMAX® delivers 30,000 psi cutting power with a 5 hp pump. Metal, glass, plastic and wood, the ProtoMAX cuts virtually any material under 1 in. thick with a 12 in. by 12 in. cutting area. The system utilizes a 240V AC dryer-style outlet and does not require any hardwiring. The pump and cutting table are on casters for easy relocation. Work material is submerged under water for clean, quiet cutting that won’t disrupt a shared work space. The ProtoMAX cuts with no heat-affected zone and no change to the material properties.The programming of part files and the cutting operation are controlled by the OMAX Intelli-MAX® software. Our powerful software makes converting drawings to cutting paths easy. Setting the machine up to cut is quick and simple. Vice president of marketing at OMAX Corporation Stephen Bruner comments, “It’s easy to program even complex paths on the ProtoMAX. We’ve taken many of the same popular CAD/CAM software features that we use in our industrial waterjet systems and incorporated it into the compact ProtoMAX waterjet. Behind the scenes, the software uses sophisticated waterjet cutting models that predict the jet’s precise behavior when cutting different materials, thicknesses and shapes. But the user interface is simple and straightforward, making it an ideal learning tool for computer-aided manufacturing.”
OMAX manufactures the ProtoMAX at the OMAX facility in Kent, Washington, including the pump, cutting head, abrasive feeder, motion controller and software. All parts are designed to work together as a complete, integrated system.
OMAX will demonstrate the ProtoMAX in booth #236222 and in the Smartforce Student Summit.
About OMAX Corporation
Based in Kent, Washington, OMAX Corporation is the global leader in advanced abrasive waterjet systems that cut virtually any material and thickness with unmatched speed and accuracy. Owner of the OMAX and MAXIEM brands, the company provides a comprehensive selection of JetMachining Centers that feature intuitive software controls and incorporate the most efficient pump technology available. In developing its machines, the company designs, manufactures, assembles and tests components as a complete system to ensure optimum performance. The company also has the most comprehensive service and support network in the waterjet industry to keep its customers ahead of the manufacturing curve. For more information, visit OMAX.com or connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.