Oxyfuel Cutting

The oxyfuel cutting technology area discusses oxyfuel equipment, cutting tips, gases, and how to get the most out of this versatile, capable process.

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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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Messer Cutting Systems launches social website

August 21, 2015

Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based Messer Cutting Systems, a manufacturer of oxyfuel, plasma, and laser plate cutting systems, has launched a new social website at www.plasmacuttingpros.com for metal cutting professionals to share insights on their industry. The website differs from the company’s...

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Oxyfuel cutting thick, fast—and safely

August 11, 2015 | By Tim Heston

An oxyfuel cutting gas from MagneGas Corp. cuts thick plate with a highly concentrated flame. The gas—created from liquid biomass via plasma gasification—has in a mechanized setup cut 3.5-in.-thick plate at 18 IPM. The company also says that the gas is especially safe because it’s lighter than air.

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Messer Cutting Systems marks 60 years in business

August 10, 2015

Messer Cutting Systems, Menomonee Falls, Wis., celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2015. In the U.S., the company began under the name CRO Eng. in 1955 as a flame-cutting machinery manufacturer with three employees working in 3,000 sq. ft. of rented space in Milwaukee. The firm pioneered many...

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Soitaab Impianti Srl opens U.S. headquarters in Illinois

July 1, 2015

Soitaab has expanded its presence in the North American market with the opening of its new U.S. headquarters in Lombard, Ill. The facility houses a demo lab with new machines and stocks spare parts for all machines manufactured by the company. From this location, Soitaab provides all support...

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CNC hardware/software designed for plasma, oxyfuel cutting

May 27, 2015

OSAI USA has introduced OPENCut™ CNC hardware/software for plasma and oxyfuel cutting. The plasma generator system is available in 120-, 250-, and 420-amp sizes, equipped with automatic gas console. Included in the system package are a multitouch HMI with 2-D and 3-D graphics for program...

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