AMERICAN company Omax Corporation is set to exhibit at the Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference (AOG), bringing its abrasive waterjet technology to the conference for the first time.

Together with its Australian distributor, Headland Machinery, Omax will demonstrate its Maxiem 1530 jet machining centre by cutting a variety of materials and thicknesses at its stand at the USA Pavilion.

The new model boasts an X-Y cutting travel of 3.06 metres by 1.57 metres and can support material loads of up to 1,465 kilograms per square metre.

Introduced in 2009, the Maxiem line is also equipped with the group’s Intelli-Trax linear drive system which uses brushless servo motors, integrated servo drives and high precision linear encoders to provide continuous feedback on the actual position of the cutting head and deliver faster and smoother motion.

The machines also boast a 50,000 psi pump with variable frequency drive (VFD) technology that regulates the electricity input to the motor, in order to reduce overall energy costs.

The pumps deliver high nozzle horsepower for more cutting power per kilowatt than intensifier-type pumps, Omax said.

The pumps are available in 20, 30 and 40 horsepower versions for Maxiem machines, with a DualPump package also available that boosts the horsepower to 80.

Maxiem machines come pre-loaded with the Omax Intelli-Max software suite, featuring large 23-inch display screens that provide easy viewing of part files and tool paths, as well as Intelli-Visor, Omax’s system monitoring for predictive machine maintenance capability.