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New Partnership Between Flex Machine Tools and IGEMS

New, enhanced FlexJet Waterjet capabilities are powered by IGEMS CNC Control, CAD/CAM software, tilter cutting head and more.

Posted: April 30, 2024

FlexJet Waterjet and (inset) IGEMS Tilter 5-axis Waterjet Cutting Head.
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Flex Machine Tools, an American manufacturer and leading provider of machine tool solutions worldwide for metal fabrication operations and more, announced a new partnership with IGEMS of Sweden to integrate the FlexJet Waterjet Series with IGEMS CNC Control, CAD/CAM Software, and Hardware.

Known for its precision and versatility, the FlexJet Series now features enhanced capabilities due to IGEMS’ software and hardware such as the advanced Tilter 5-axis waterjet cutting head, Snapper camera for optimal positioning, Rounder kinematic compensation tool, and Straighter perpendicular angle tool. These improvements are designed to cater to the intricate needs of diverse materials and cutting requirements, ensuring unparalleled accuracy and efficiency in waterjet cutting processes. Adding to the technological advancements, the FlexJet will also be equipped with IGEMS’ HMI and Beckhoff’s state-of-the-art industrial PC. This integration signifies a significant leap in operational control and user experience, offering intuitive interfaces and robust performance that redefine industry standards.

With this partnership, customers in North America can expect to experience enhanced cutting performance and increased productivity, thereby transforming their operational capabilities, with the first machines being deliverable by April 2024.

“The partnership with IGEMS represents a pivotal step forward in our commitment to providing innovative and high-quality solutions to the North American market,” said Don Kemper, President of Flex Machine Tools. “By combining IGEMS’ exceptional software with Beckhoff’s leading-edge hardware on our FlexJet machines, we are setting a new benchmark for precision, efficiency, and reliability in waterjet cutting technology.” The collaboration between Flex Machine Tools and IGEMS is a testament to both companies’ dedication to technological advancement and customer satisfaction.

Josefin Larsson, CEO of IGEMS stated, “IGEMS has over 40 years of experience developing CAD/CAM software for the waterjet cutting industry worldwide. To be able to perform the best cutting result, we started developing our own CNC controller six years ago, and with installations already in Europe, we are proud to now launch our CNC to the U.S. market together with our partner Flex Machine Tools. With Flex Machine Tools’ skill in producing cutting machines and IGEMS’s software knowledge, together we will bring the most capable solution to market, saving time and creating profitable partnerships for end-users. We are especially proud that Flex Machine Tools has chosen a full solution from IGEMS –our CAD/CAM together with our CNC controller, cutting head and calibration hardware.’” 

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