Novel Use For a Water Jet

Water jets are great for processing metals for food-related uses.  But what about food itself?  Paprima’s Ultra-High Pressure water jet is a great method for cutting food for several reasons.  Water jets are much more hygenic than traditional methods because they don’t involve blades which have been known to transfer bacteria and pathogens onto food products.  And this particular water jet uses a continuous stream of drinking water rather than mixing water with an abrasive.  The UHP water jet has an opening of about .004″ which is small enough to cut delicate foods producing a clean cut with no bruising.

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The nozzle on the UHP moves water at 3 times the speed of sound providing extreme cutting power. The diamond nozzle should be able to last approximately 3 months being used continuously.

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UHP Water Jet cutting apples

Machine Tool Salesman Jobs – Openings Nationwide

Full or part time work selling cnc machine tools

We are heading towards a great year and would like to invite a few ambitious people to join the team. We are based in Southern California and have salesman nationwide. Browse through our machinesand see which types you have experience selling. We represent a large line of machine tools with several premier equipment lines like LVD Strippit and Jet-Edge.We are offering positions on a commission basis that matches any in the industry. Contact Melvin Caldwell for more information on what we have available in your area.

Best of luck this year,

CA Machine Tools

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State of the Union: Manufacturing a Hot Topic

state of the union 300x136 State of the Union: Manufacturing a Hot Topic Manufacturing was a main topic at the begining of President Obama’s State of the Union address. His blueprint for changing the American economy began with manufacturing. He struck a number of key topics that impact the manufacturing industry.

1. Auto Industry – He recapped the restructuring and retooling of the automakers industry. He said that the industry has added over 160,000 jobs and that General Motors is once again the worlds number automaker. He wants to do the same in other industries.

2. Fair Trade – The President said it’s getting more costly to manufacture in China, so less jobs will be outsourced there. This is something I’ve been hearing a lot lately; hope it’s true. Evidently, the company Masterlock has found it cheaper to bring it’s manufacturing facilities back to the United States. The President wanted us to ask ourselves, as  small business owners, what we can do to bring jobs back to this country. He continued by boasting about his 2 year old promise to double exports within 5 years. He said that they are ahead of the deadline. He plans on attacking unfair trade practices with a brand new commission that he announced he will be creating. Their mission will be too equal the playing field for American manufacturers so that they can compete internationally.

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3. Taxes – The President laid out three tax policies designed to help small businesses.

  • No tax breaks for companies that outsource jobs.
  • A minimum tax for multinational corporations.
  • More tax cuts and incentives for U.S. manufacturers.

In general he wants to financially incentive U.S. manufacturers and put regulations on manufacturers that outsource or do business internationally. There does seem to be some momentum in bringing jobs back to the United States. These policies might be a good start in keeping that momentum going.

4. Technology Workers – The next thing the President talked about was our need for more workers in the technology industries. His goal is to train 2 million new workers. 1 of his more catchy lines of the night was when you said he wanted to, “change the unemployment system to a re-employment system.  However, it seemed his main plan for doing this was giving more money to community colleges, with no real direction on how that money would be spent. To improve education he also wanted states to mandate high school and to stop school loan rates from doubling this summer. The manufacturing industry could definitely get a boost by having more competent workers in the field. The right programs in education, more focused programs like trade schools, could help the manufacturing industry greatly.

hero disney 300x168 State of the Union: Manufacturing a Hot Topic 5. Energy Industry – The president said he would not give up on his (our) pursuit of clean energy. He wants to give incentives to manufacturing companies to upgrade their buildings. He touted the amount of oil production by the U.S. as the most in years, and said our dependence on foreign oil was it’s lowest in 16 years. The President tried to convey just how strongly he believes in investing in the energy. He said that some technologies and companies would fail (Solyndra reference?) but that he (we) could not stop investing in clean energy.

6. Infrastructure – The President’s last point was that he wants to start working on the infrastructure. He wanted to take half of the money we’ve been using on the wars and spend it towards nation building at home. He spoke of our run down electrical system and our incomplete broadband internet network. No mention of building high speed trains as in previous speeches.

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Introducing the IWM CNC Router

cnc router  Introducing the IWM CNC Router Model CR1325 

  • X-Y-Z Working Area 1300x2450x200mm
  • Table Size 1440x3040mm
  • X-Y-Z Traveling Positioning Accuracy +/-0.03/300mm
  • X-Y-Z repositioning Positioning Accuracy +/-0.05mm
  • Lathe Structure V-iron Structure
  • X-Y Structure Flat Linear Ways,Gear-wheel
  • Z Structure Flat Linear Ways, Ball Screw
  • Max.Consume Power 6.3KW
  • Max.Speed 32m/min
  • Max.Working Speed 25m/min
  • Spindle 2.2KW
  • Spindle Speed 0-24000rpm/min
  • Working Mode Stepper 2PH 3.0A 1.8 deg. 1.20N
  • Working Voltage AC220V/50 Hz
  • Command G Code,*uoo,*mmg.plt
  • Operating System Mach3 PC Software and DSP system
  • Interface USB
  • Collet System ER25 13mm
  • Mode steper
  • Running circumstance Temperature:0-45 degree C, relative humidity: 30%-75%
  • Software Type3 software, Wentai software, Artcam software
  • Packing Size 3180x1940x1440mm
  • Net Weight 600kg
  • Gross Weight 900kg

IWM CNC Waterjet Pipe Engraving Machine

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The cutting table can rotate the pipe when cutting. The rotation speed is adjustable to suit various cutting speed needs due to different wall thickness and type of the materials. Position of the cutting head is also adjustable to fit different diameters of the pipe. The cutting head can slide along the length of the table to choose desired cutting position. There is an abrasive hopper mounted on the same rail of the cutting head for feeding abrasive to the cutting head. Customer should specify the weight of the pipe when order the machine.

pipe engraving IWM CNC Waterjet Pipe Engraving Machine

Special tracks can be ordered to cut different shapes of holes into the pipe wall instead of cutting off the pipe.

The waterjet pump is 50 hp and when cutting with abrasive, the max thickness of mild steel is 60mm. The pump requires 3 phase electricity power supply of 220V — 480V, 50 or 60 Hz, (specified by the customer). The pressurized water is fed to the cutting head through a high pressure whip tubing.

LVD Strippit Open House – Machine Demonstration

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9 am to 3 pm
LVD Strippit Demonstration Center
Akron, New York

Our new Akron demonstration facility expansion is well underway and we anticipate a large group of customers to attend the April 19 Open House.   If the number of attendees is large enough, we may consider extending the Open House for a second day, April 20.  The following machines will be on display:

  • Orion 3015 Plus 4kW with Load/Unload
  • Axel Linear 3015 S 4kW
  • PPS 50/20
  • PPEC 80/25 7-axis
  • PPEB 135/30 EFL
  • CS 06/31
  • Strippit VX-1225 (intended for integration with 6-Shelf Compact Tower due to arrive after Open House date)
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  • Strippit P-1212
  • Strippit LP-1225

Although not expected to be completed in time for the April Open House, a Strippit M-1212 or Strippit M-1225 will be moved into the demonstration center, as will a Pullmax 720.

Water Jet, Plasma, EDM or Laser – Which is Right for You?

Which machine do you need to for your shop? As you can see each of these technologies offer advantages and disadvantages.

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Which technology is right for your company?  We sell Jet Edge Water Jets, AKS  Plasma , ONA & Hansvedt EDM’s and LVD Strippit  Lasers. We can work with you to find the right solution for your business. Please don’t forget that a LVD/Strippit punch press can be cost effective.

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End Of Year Machine Tool Sale

We Have Inventory to Move before Year End!

Section 179 TAX Incentives Have Been Revised!! $500,000 Write-off

The Revised Section 179 Tax Deduction: The revised Law has been extended to December 31, 2010 and is retroactive to January 1, 2010. This deduction allows a small manufacturing company to deduct the first $500,000 of equipment purchased in 2010 from their taxable income. For companies purchasing (or leasing – with a $1.00 Purchase Option Lease) up to $2,000,000 of equipment in 2010, this deduction is available in full. It then phases out between $2,000,000 and $2,500,000 and is not available for companies purchasing over $2,500,000 in equipment in 2010. However, companies can finance purchases over $2,000,000 with an Operating Lease and may still benefit from this deduction. In 2011, the Section 179 deduction will remain at $500,000. However, the 50% Bonus Depreciation does not apply in 2011.

Tax Refund Against Taxes Paid in the Previous Five Years

The revised Section 179 Deduction allows five (5) year carry backs of NOL (net operating losses) resulting from Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation (Bonus 2010 only). The new law extends the carry back period for eligible small business credits to five (5) years.

lvd End Of Year Machine Tool Sale

Machine Model Frame Number Estimated Ship Date Comments
Strippit P-1212 89 November
Strippit P-1212 45 Immediate Demo Center machine
Strippit S-1225 48 Immediate
Strippit S-1225 52 November
Strippit ST-1212 34 November SOLD
Strippit V20-1525 18 November
Strippit V30-1525 16 November
Strippit VX-1225 7 November
Strippit LP-1225 1 Immediate Demo Center machine
Strippit P-1225 95 December
Strippit VX-1225 6 Immediate Fabtech machine
Strippit 1250 Pick Sort System Immediate Demo Center machine
Sirius 3015 Plus 4kW Immediate Fabtech machine
Orion 3015 Plus 4kW with LUL December Demo Center machine
PPS 50/20 Immediate Demo Center machine
PPEB 135/30 EFL Immediate Fabtech machine
PPEC 80/25 December
PPEC 135/30 December
CS 06/31 Immediate As many as you want!
CS 13/31 Immediate As many as you want!

jetedge End Of Year Machine Tool Sale

Most models can be delivered if ordered BEFORE November 18th

5 Axis Water Jet – Milestone
High Rail Gantry Waterjet Cutting System
Mid Rail Gantry Waterjet Cutting System

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Plasma Cutting Systems

AKS tru-kut, 5′ x 10′, Hypertherm HSD
AKS accu-kut, 6′ x 10′, Hypertherm HPR
AKS accu-kut, 8′ x 22′, Hypertherm HPR
AKS dura-kut, 10′ x 40′, Hypertherm HPR

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NX 4 Die Sinking Machine
AX 5 Wire Machine

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Swiss Machines

SQC -32 and SQX 32
SM 20 w/18i control: delivering in 3 weeks

av End Of Year Machine Tool Sale

6 foot x 13 foot / with 55k KMT Pump
38 inch x 78 inch / with 55k KMT Pump

lk End Of Year Machine Tool Sale

MT 800 P with 4 axis table. 40 taper
TT 510 P with pallet 12k rpm spindle 30 taper
(2) TT 510 single table 12k spindle 30 taper

iwm End Of Year Machine Tool Sale

5 foot x 6 foot with /55k pump
4 foot x 4 foot with /55k pump

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MKA 1332/1000 12? X 40?


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Jet Edge Waterjet Helps Stop BP Gulf Oil Leak

close up of robot holding lance 300x225 Jet Edge Waterjet Helps Stop BP Gulf Oil LeakJet Edge and Chukar Waterjet Team up to Develop Water Jet System That Operates in Water Depths Exceeding 5,000 Feet

ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (July 21, 2010) – Water jet technology companies Jet Edge, Inc. and Chukar Waterjet, Inc. recently played a key role in helping BP stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The companies provided ultra-high pressure waterjet equipment and application expertise to blast away hydrate ice crystals that had formed inside a containment cap at the spill site, clogging the containment system.

Jet Edge custom engineered a 36,000 psi waterjet intensifier pump that was dropped 5,000 feet into the Gulf to power a robot-operated waterjetting lance that blasted away the hydrates. To ensure the hydrate remediation project’s success, Jet Edge utilized advanced filtration and ultra-high pressure seal technology capable of withstanding the harsh undersea environment. The system was designed to blast with sea water or liquid gas. As a result, Jet Edge developed the first-known waterjet system capable of operating in water depths in excess of 5,000 feet, opening a new frontier for waterjet technology.

Chukar Waterjet provided onsite applications engineering services throughout the project, working with a subsea technology company, an offshore logistics and supply company, an offshore transportation company, BP, and an independent safety group to ensure successful completion of the project.

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