New Contact Height Sensor for High Rail Gantry Waterjet Cutting System

je logo New Contact Height Sensor for High Rail Gantry Waterjet Cutting SystemJet Edge, Inc., is pleased to introduce a new Contact Height Sensor for its High Rail Gantry waterjet cutting system.

With Jet Edge’s Contact Height Sensor, waterjet operators can overcome significant fluctuations in material flatness by maintaining a constant automatic standoff within approximately 0.040″ (1 mm) of a set standoff height. As a result, they will achieve optimum cut quality, tolerance, taper and speed without having to monitor the standoff.

Jet Edge’s Contact Height Sensor senses directly around the nozzle so the information is as close as possible to the nozzle location. The sensor arm can either ride on the plate or have infinite programming for the time it is in contact and raised. This gives operators complete control over how they want the height sensing to work for their application. Jet Edge’s AquaVision Di controller software also provides feature avoidance for the Contact Height Sensor. This protects the height sensor and cutting head by automatically providing a tool path that will not allow the cutting head to pass over a previously-cut part which can tip up after being cut. The software can be configured to independently control up to four cutting heads with height sensing.

Jet Edge’s Contact Height Sensor is compatible with the company’s Permalign abrasivejet cutting head.


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