Oxyfuel Cutting

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Technology Spotlight: Clearing out the blowback slag

January 18, 2017 | By Dan Davis

Working all over the world, Van Steel has seen a similar sight at fabrication facilities and construction sites: drums and buckets filled with oxyfuel and plasma cutting tips that have been thrown away because it was easier to do that than clean out the blowback slag. He has developed a tool to make that job easier.

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Contour bevel machine handles material up to 153 ft. long

January 9, 2017

Controlled Automation has introduced the isoMAX contour bevel machine, suitable for plate up to 23 ft. wide and 153 ft. long.The machine is equipped with up to two Orbital™ contour bevel plasma stations and up to four oxyfuel...

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Tool clears blowback slag from oxyacetylene torch cutting tips

January 5, 2017

Slag Rebel LLC has developed the slagRebel™ tool for clearing blowback slag from oxyacetylene torch cutting tips. The patent-pending tool clears blowback slag in less than a minute. The stainless steel tool can be used with manually induced hydraulic pressure, creating water force to clear...

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Eight axes give robotic thermal cutting machine added flexibility

December 7, 2016

Voortman has updated its V808 robotic thermal cutting machine. It now is equipped with a new coping robot with six axes, and the company’s design adds two more overhead axes. This flexibility allows the system to cut every structural shape possible and process all four sides of material in a...

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Plasma machine offers 3-D plate cutting

December 7, 2016

Voortman has updated the V304 plate cutting machine for processing multiple types of material, such as mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. It can be equipped with up to two plasma (bevel) torches and up to six oxyfuel torches to allow for 3-D plasma bevel cutting, strip cutting, and weld...

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Hornet Cutting Systems hires VP of sales

September 7, 2016

Hornet Cutting Systems (formerly Retro Systems), a manufacturer of CNC plasma, oxyfuel, and waterjet cutting machines in Valley Center, Kan., has named Mike Best as vice president of sales. Best has more than two decades of sales and marketing experience in the industrial, construction, and...

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Retro Systems changes name to Hornet Cutting Systems

September 1, 2016

Retro Systems, Valley Center, Kan., has been renamed Hornet Cutting Systems. The company was founded more than a decade ago as a retrofitting operation for CNC cutting machines but has grown into an OEM of Hornet cutting machines. The firm offers CNC plasma, oxyfuel, and waterjet cutting machines...

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Cutting Systems Inc. hires regional sales manager

August 8, 2016

Cleveland-based Cutting Systems Inc., a manufacturer of precision plasma/oxyfuel cutting machines, has hired Brian Odell to serve as regional sales manager for the eastern U.S. Odell is a graduate of Ohio Northern University with a degree in industrial technology. He has more than 20 years of...

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Staying safe while using oxyfuel torches

August 3, 2016 | By Dave Marquard, Kurt Tarkany

The mere presence of oxygen in any sort of industrial application raises the chances of a catastrophic incident. Oxygen safety devices can help to reduce that likelihood.

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Retro Systems hires CFO/GM

July 29, 2016

Retro Systems, Valley Center, Kan., a manufacturer of CNC plasma, oxyfuel, and waterjet cutting machines, has named Mike Shook as CFO/general manager. Shook previously held a variety of senior and executive-level management roles in public accounting and private sector businesses. His...

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Plate cutting machine is very compact

June 9, 2016

Voortman Steel Machinery has introduced the very compact V302 plate cutting machine. The unit can be delivered with a plasma cutting torch, an oxyfuel torch, or a plasma/oxyfuel combination. Features include high-definition plasma cutting, Voortman Height Control, Extensive Hole Performance, a...

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Plasma, oxytorch hybrid cutting tables introduced

May 19, 2016

Salsco Inc. has introduced the Konstant Cut & Kleen Hy-Production line of plasma and oxytorch hybrid cutting tables. They combine the attributes of a dedicated water table and zoned dual side dry cutting table designs. The operator never has to climb into the table, and no production time is...

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Cutting machine can be configured with plasma and/or oxyfuel torch

April 18, 2016

Koike Aronson has introduced the Plate-Fab cutting machine to give small fabricators more production options. It can be configured with one plasma cutting torch and/or one oxyfuel torch. The machine includes a unitized, double-walled downdraft table that isolates sparks and fumes while...

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Plasma/oxyfuel cutting machine offers faster rapid speed

November 27, 2015

Koike Aronson has introduced the Mastergraph EX2 CNC plasma/oxyfuel cutting machine. It features a 1,400-IPM rapid speed, with a contour speed of 600 IPM. The 6-HP servo drives and low-backlash planetary gearboxes with new linear bearings help ensure smooth motion and excellent cut quality, the...

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Eliminating oxyfuel hazards in your shop

September 2, 2015 | By John Karpus

Keeping these tips in mind during safety and performance audits can help you keep the shop floor safe even when potentially dangerous fabricating activities are taking place.

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