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Jacquet Southeast has announced that it is now offering large-format waterjet cutting services to the south-eastern US using the Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry waterjet cutting machine.

At its metal processing and distribution centre in Charlotte, NC, the company is capable of processing materials up to 21 x 13ft (9.5 x 4m) on its Jet Edge machine, It also offers plasma cutting services and carries 19 different grades of stainless steel and nickel alloy plates in a variety of sizes and thicknesses.

Jacquet Southeast specialises in supplying and processing stainless steel and nickel alloys for a variety of industries, including power generation, chemical processing, wastewater treatment, aviation and aerospace, textiles and nuclear applications.

With its waterjet and plasma cutting capabilities, the company can offer standard shape cutting of rings or discs as well as intricate parts from customer drawings.

Ryan Hendrix, manager/owner of Jacquet Southeast, decided to install a Jet Edge waterjet system in Charlotte based on Jacquet’s satisfaction with its Jet Edge equipment at its other US service centres.

Jacquet Southeast’s Jet Edge is the company’s seventh Jet Edge nationwide.

To meet its customers’ demands for large-format cutting, Jacquet equipped its Jet Edge waterjet table with two Jet Edge Permalign II abrasive jet cutting heads and a 100hp intensifier pump to increase productivity.

It also added an optional mirroring package, which makes it possible to cut large parts twice as fast, independent programmable Z-axis carriages, programmable height sensing, a fully functional remote pendant, large-capacity bulk abrasive hopper, submerged cutting package, a closed-loop water filtration system, and a garnet removal system.

Jacquet’s Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry is capable of maintaining +/-0.001in (+/-0.03mm) linear positional accuracy (over 12in or 300mm) and +/-0.001in (+/-0.03mm) repeatability (bi-directional).

Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision waterjet cutting, surface preparation and coating removal.

Jet Edge manufactures precision waterjet cutting tables, waterjet pumps, and waterjet parts and accessories.Jet Edge also manufactures mobile waterjet systems for portable water jet cutting, ultra-high pressure water blasting, cleaning and surface preparation.This vertical integration provides customers with the convenience of only having to call one company for sales, service and parts.

Jet Edge service is available 24/7/365 days a year.

Jet Edge waterjet systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjets are capable of cutting virtually any material, including metals, stone, plastics, composites, rubber, foam, food and paper. Jet Edge waterjets are built in St.Michael, MN, USA.The company has distributors in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America.

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