Plasma Cutting

Alone or assisted with water, plasma has proven itself to be one of the most efficient cutting processes for sheet, plate, tube, pipe, and profiles. Search this technology area for information on equipment, cutting tips, and gases.

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Metal cutting controller has expanded functionality

September 14, 2011

Hypertherm has announced plans to produce the new MicroEDGE Pro CNC with the latest Phoenix® version 9 software. The CNC delivers customizable control for a variety of cutting applications. The software expands the control's functionality for multiple plasma bevel designs, waterjet, and cutting...

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OTC Daihen names new president - TheFabricator.com

OTC Daihen names new president

September 14, 2011

After leading OTC Daihen Inc., Tipp City, Ohio, for nearly five years, Keitaro Takahashi will step down as president. His successor, Masahiko "Masa" Sakida (pictured), has more than 24 years of experience in the welding and robotics...

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Plasma cutter with drilling spindle designed for heavy plate

August 29, 2011

MultiCam® Inc. offers the heavy-duty 6000 series CNC bridge and rail plasma with drilling spindle. The system is designed for manufacturers cutting heavy plate or needing a large processing area while maintaining accuracy and cut quality. The motion platform is independent from the cutting...

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Metal cutting consumables for Kjellberg systems introduced

August 23, 2011

Hypertherm, a U.S.-based manufacturer of advanced metal cutting systems, has introduced Centricut consumables for owners of Kjellberg's Fine Focus 800 Plus system or HiFocus 280i, 360i, or 440i systems. The consumables are designed for companies that own these systems and cut mild steel using...

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Servo drive system for plasma, oxyfuel cutting introduced - TheFabricator.com

Servo drive system for plasma, oxyfuel cutting introduced

August 16, 2011

Dynatorch has introduced its XLR8 CNC motion control system with integrated arc voltage torch height control for plasma and oxyfuel cutting. Utilizing the company's proprietary software, the system is designed for increased torque and faster communications for enhanced detail and smooth motion....

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Automated plasma cutting system offers production piercing, cutting up to 2 in. - TheFabricator.com

Automated plasma cutting system offers production piercing, cutting up to 2 in.

August 1, 2011

Thermal Dynamics®, a Thermadyne® brand, has added the Ultra-Cut® 400 to its line of high-precision automated plasma systems. The system delivers 400 amps at 200 V at 100 percent duty cycle. It offers production piercing and cutting up to 2 in. on mild steel, stainless steel, and 2.25-in....

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MultiCam Inc. names Florida Technology Center sales manager - TheFabricator.com

MultiCam Inc. names Florida Technology Center sales manager

August 1, 2011

MultiCam® Inc., Dallas, has appointed James Anderson to sales manager of its Technology Center in Orlando, Fla. He was the technical support supervisor in that location for the past nine years. A former small-business owner in the metal fabrication industry, Anderson has experience in...

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Marking machine produces all layout on structural steel section in single pass

July 11, 2011

Peddinghaus Corp. has released the PeddiWriter automatic layout marking machine. The stand-alone machine produces all layout on a structural steel section in a single pass. Incorporating two independent Hypertherm ArcWriting torches within a four-axis layout marking system, the machine allows...

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Hypertherm named "Business of the Year" by Business NH Magazine

June 28, 2011

Hypertherm, a U.S.-based manufacturer of metal cutting products, has announced its selection as a 2011 Business of the Year by Business New Hampshire Magazine. The award recognizes businesses for outstanding business and civic contributions. One of nine New Hampshire businesses honored,...

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Stainless steel water coolers provide long-term cooling in GTAW, GMAW, and plasma cutting applications - TheFabricator.com

Stainless steel water coolers provide long-term cooling in GTAW, GMAW, and plasma cutting applications

June 27, 2011

Weldcraft offers six models of stainless steel water coolers, designed to provide consistent, long-term cooling in GTAW, GMAW, and plasma cutting applications. Each of the water coolers is available in 115- and 230-V models and operates on single-phase power. The 2500SS and 2502SS water coolers...

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Retrofit torch, consumable line expanded - TheFabricator.com

Retrofit torch, consumable line expanded

June 20, 2011

Hypertherm has expanded its line of Duramax™ retrofit torches and consumables. The torches now are approved for use on the company's Powermax1650®, and a new straight torch joins the previously released 75-degree hand torch and convertible machine torch. The straight torch, designed...

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Thermadyne announces consolidation of New Hampshire manufacturing operations

June 15, 2011

Thermadyne Holdings Corp. has announced that it is relocating the manufacturing operations of Thermal Dynamics, its wholly, owned subsidiary and manufacturer of plasma cutting and welding equipment located in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, to its other North American facilities. Engineering,...

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Thermadyne appoints senior product line manager - TheFabricator.com

Thermadyne appoints senior product line manager

June 3, 2011

Paul Eckhoff has joined Thermadyne®, St. Louis, a global manufacturer and marketer of metal cutting and welding products, as a senior product line manager for manual plasma cutting products. In this position, he plans and implements strategies to help the company compete globally and achieve...

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Plasma beveling

Plasma beveling: What can today's machines deliver?

June 2, 2011

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Plasma beveling technology has progressed in recent years to the point where the degree of taper has been reduced greatly and the ability to achieve predictable results, cut after cut, is possible. Having said that, a knowledgeable equipment operator can have a tremendous impact on optimizing the equipment's performance.

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Plasma cutting technology for mild steel introduced - TheFabricator.com

Plasma cutting technology for mild steel introduced

May 16, 2011

Kjellberg Finsterwalde has introduced Contour Cut plasma cutting technology for mild steel on its HiFocus plasma cutting systems with PerCut 200/210 and PerCut 440/450 plasma torches. On small inside and outside contours, small webs, and other fine contours, angular deviation varies between 2...

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