Semyx Bringing Worldwide Recognition to Dalton
By: Latricia Thomas
Inside this Dalton business, the Shehadeh brothers never underestimate the power of H2O. Their water jet cutting systems use the power of pressurized water to cut through just about anything. “The tallest building in the world in Dubai,” Director of Operations Amjad Shehadeh says. “We sold the machine to the company that built that. A lot of our machines are going to high profile customers that are doing projects known world-wide."
Their customers include West Coast Customs, who you may know from the show Pimp My Ride. That's a Semyx machine creating custom parts for celebrities’ cars.
“Whatever you want to do on auto-cad you can do it and it will cut it,” Shehadeh says. They demonstrated the Semyx Scorpion using the NewsChannel 9 logo. “The heart and soul of a water jet is the pump,” Shehadeh explains. “It takes 45 PSI of water and boosts it up to 60,000 PSI. The plunger will stroke left and right, left and right and while it's stroking left it will fill up the right side with water.”
The strong stream slides through a tiny tube, mixes with an abrasive and comes out the cutting head at one a half times the speed of sound. That material can be aluminum, food products like your favorite snack cake, or textiles like the carpet Dalton is known for.
Employee Jason Marshall says, “I was with a carpet mill for 15 years and when it shut down I said ‘what am I going to do now?’ Then I found these guys and it's something new, and I'm glad other industries are coming to the area."
“It's a great feeling a couple of boys from Dalton sold the machines that built the machines that had something to do with the tallest building in the world,” Shehadeh says.
For more information on Semyx, click here to visit their website.
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