High Rail Gantry Waterjet System

The High Rail Gantry features the Aquavision®Di industrial PC controller.

The powerful and flexible AquaVision®Di Controller features an open architecture design that gives operators the freedom to fine-tune programs from any CAD/CAM/nesting software, utilizing advanced HMI features and/or standard G&M code.

The High Rail Gantry's full-featured hand-held pendant lets waterjet operators get closer to their work.

Industry leading precision and accuracy: Closed loop drive system on X & Y Axis; AC brushless servo motors, absolute encoders, SERCOS; Preloaded anti-backlash recirculating ball screws THK linear bearings with hardened precision ground ways; Split Y-axis drive system (dual motors).

The High Rail Gantry can be equipped with multiple cutting heads and pneumatic drills to meet demanding throughput requirements.

As many as 12 waterjet or abrasivejet cutting heads can be added to a High Rail Gantry system.

This High Rail Gantry waterjet cutting system features dual 5-axis abrasivejet cutting heads and a pneumatic drill to pre-pierce material sensitive to delamination.

This massive 10'x24' High Rail Gantry at Stainless Steel Technology in Lively, Ontario, is one of the largest waterjets in Canada.

The High Rail Gantry is easy to load with a forklift or crane.

For optiminal performance, add an abrasive removal, closed loop filtration system and chiller to your High Rail Gantry waterjet system.

Spreader bars support multiple cutting heads and drills.

YOXO® added a shuttle to their High Rail Gantry so they can continue cutting parts while they unload their waterjet table.

Cutting 5/8 (.625") MIC6 Aluminum, P/N Controlled Air Intake, Tolerance  ± .005". Productivity is quadrupled with four cutting heads! Photo Courtesy Pegasus Northwest, Inc.

Cutting 6.5" titanium billets for Boeing.  The material is forged into its current configuration, then waterjet cut (leaving .250" excess) and machined to its finished shape. Productivity is doubled by using two cutting heads. Photo courtesy Pegasus Northwest.

David Allen Company's conference table features 1,500 intricate pieces of stone and stained glass that were cut on their Jet Edge High Rail Gantry. Notice the detail in the peacock's eye. This was cut on the Jet Edge!

Stainless steel 1/2" thick baffle with 6,800 holes +/- .005" made for a heat exchanger. Courtesy Arro-Jet Engineering and Consulting

4'x4' (1200 mm x 1200 mm) to 24'x14' (7300 mm x 4200 mm) - Supports Multiple Cutting Heads

Jet Edge's High Rail Gantry Waterjet System produces complex parts out of virtually any material. Its overhead design allows full access to the work envelope and raises the critical components out of the water jet process environment. The High Rail Gantry supports multiple cutting heads and can be powered by any Jet Edge waterjet pump. A stress-relieved steel-fabricated frame provides unparalleled rigidity; coupled with rigid honeycombed steel beams, this allows stable but fast operation.

Moving elements are supported on THK linear ways. Precision ball screws are directly coupled to servomotors. XY mechanical components are totally protected from the abrasivejet environment by a lip seal system. This system, which uses brushes, labyrinth passages, lip seals, and high-volume low-pressure filtered air to protect critical motion components, provides significantly longer service life compared to conventional bellows arrangements.

The High Rail Gantry can be expanded in place to grow with your business.

Aquavision® Di Controller

The Aquavision® Di Controller is the most advanced waterjet motion controller in the industry. Its customized front end guides the user through the process from job set-up to production. Single parts, mirroring, rotation, plate alignment and part arrays (optional) are right at your fingertips. It is fully networkable, allowing part programs to be generated online and easily transferred to the system’s hard drive for production.

 

A CUT ABOVE

• Industry Leading Precision and Accuracy!
+/- 0.001" Linear positional accuracy (over 12") - Per axis
+/- 0.001" Repeatability (Bi-directional)
0.0004" Backlash - maximum
• Sturdy overhead gantry design ensures lasting precision.
• Motion components are kept up high out of the harsh process
environment and are protected by metal covers and lip seals
versus bellows that can puncture or tear. Clean filtered air blower
fans provide positive pressure around the ball screws.
• The motion system is separated from the catcher tank, eliminating
vibration and ensuring maximum part quality.
• Multiple cutting heads and drills can be added to increase
productivity.
• Can be expanded in place as your business grows.
• Accurate and predictable return to path
• 300 to 750 IPM Contouring and Rapid Positioning (460 volt),
depending on gantry size
• Easy to load with a forklift or crane.

CUSTOM SOLUTIONS

Jet Edge is one of the few waterjet manufacturers willing to custom engineer solutions so you receive a system manufactured to satisfy your specific requirements. Our willingness to customize has made us the go-to waterjet supplier for solving the world’s toughest waterjet problems.

Call us today to discuss a custom solution for your manufacturing challenge!
1-800-JET-EDGE | + 1 763-497-8700

LIFETIME TRAINING

Every Jet Edge water jet system includes unlimited lifetime hands-on training at Jet Edge’s state-of-the art training lab. Training is free when taken at Jet Edge’s headquarters. You also can arrange to have training at your facility for a fee.

Register for classes online or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or +1 763-497-8700 to schedule custom training sessions for your business.  You must be a Jet Edge customer to be eligible for training.

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SUPPORTING EQUIPMENT

WATERJET PUMPS

The High Rail Gantry Waterjet System can be powered by any Jet Edge precision waterjet pump. Jet Edge offers the widest range of waterjet pumps in the industry.

Waterjet Pumps

AQUAVISION® DI CONTROLLER

The Aquavision® Di Controller is the most advanced waterjet motion controller in the industry. Users are guided through the process from job set-up to production. Single parts, rotation, plate alignment and part arrays (optional) are right at your fingertips.
 

 

WATERJET PARTS AND ACCESSORIES

Jet Edge offers a wide range of waterjet parts and accessories to complete your waterjet system, from cutting heads and abrasive delivery systems to closed loop water filtration and abrasive removal systems.

Waterjet Accessories

Waterjet Parts

WATERJET SHUTTLE SYSTEMS

Jet Edge can incorporate custom shuttles into your water-only waterjet cutting system so you can keep cutting as parts are unloaded.

Waterjet Shuttles