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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Plasma cutting systems feature four new torch options

September 27, 2010

Hypertherm has released the Powermax65® and Powermax85® plasma cutting systems. They come with four new torch options: an ergonomic, 75-degree hand torch; a 15-degree hand torch for gouging and cutting in tight locations; a 15-in., full-length machine torch; and a 6-in., short-barreled machine...

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MultiCam names customer service manager - TheFabricator.com

MultiCam names customer service manager

September 13, 2010

MultiCam, Dallas, has promoted Becky Mullis to the position of customer service manager. She is a business management graduate of Vincennes University and has spent the last eight years as office manager of the company's Florida Technology Center. Mullis is in charge of customer service for all...

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CNC for plasma cutting combines multiple-axis controls in one unit - TheFabricator.com

CNC for plasma cutting combines multiple-axis controls in one unit

September 7, 2010

Thermadyne®, the producer of Thermal Dynamics® branded manual and automated plasma cutting systems, now offers the XT series of CNCs. They combine multiple-axis controls in one unit and can be paired with any plasma cutting system. The CNC features dual-microprocessor control for multitasking...

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800-amp plasma system cuts thick, thin metal without need to switch torches

July 26, 2010

Hypertherm has announced the availability of a new 800-amp HyPerformance® plasma system for cutting thick stainless steel and aluminum. In addition to its ability to production-pierce 3-in. and sever 6.25-in.-thick metal, the system cuts thin metal — including gauge — without the...

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CNC plasma cutter for small to midsized shops introduced - TheFabricator

CNC plasma cutter for small to midsized shops introduced

July 26, 2010

Techno Inc. has introduced the HPLC CNC plasma cutting machine, designed for small to midsized shops. The company designs and programs its own CNCs and recently attached a plasma torch to the system and developed the electronic circuitry needed for automated torch functions. The plasma cutter is...

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Straight-line track cutting system available in plasma and oxyfuel configurations

July 7, 2010

The Glider straight-line track cutting system from C&G Systems is available in plasma or oxyfuel configurations. It cuts up to 4.5-in.-thick plate with an oxyfuel torch and up to 1.25-in.-thick plate with a plasma power source up to 100 amps. The small, portable unit is suitable for use on job...

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Torch height control continuously samples, automatically adjusts arc voltage

June 21, 2010

The new ArcGlide® THC torch height control is available from Hypertherm. It is engineered to continuously sample and automatically adjust the arc voltage. This helps ensure the torch is always the right distance from the plate so consumables reach their intended life expectancy. Productivity...

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Kjellberg Finsterwalde opens plasma application center

June 7, 2010

Kjellberg Finsterwalde has opened what it says is Europe's largest plasma center, in Finsterwalde, Germany. In April about 160 customers and partners from nearly 20 countries visited the new Application Center, where they followed demonstrations of underwater plasma cutting with the HiFocus...

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Plasma cutting to 'Galpinize' - TheFabricator

Plasma cutting to 'Galpinize'

June 1, 2010 | By Tim Heston

Galpin Auto Sports pushes the envelope when it comes to car customization, and plasma cutting helps the company push the limits.

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combination machines

Done-in-one, cutting plate

May 4, 2010 | By Tim Heston

Combination machines have brought the done-in-one concept to the heavy plate fabricator's shop floor.

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400-amp plasma arc metal cutting system introduced

May 3, 2010

Hypertherm has introduced the HyPerformance® Plasma HPR400XD®, a 400-amp plasma arc metal cutting system. With patent-pending PowerPierce™, the system can pierce metal that is 60 percent thicker than the capacity of the company's HPR260 system and up to 25 percent thicker than any...

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Plasma bevel head designed to eliminate torch lead wind-up

April 6, 2010

AKS Cutting Systems has introduced the robo-kut plasma beveling head. The compact, 50-lb. unit features a rigid design and can be installed on small-footprint, precision, unitized cutting machines. The beveling head is designed to eliminate torch lead wind-up. It features patent-pending automatic...

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Combination plasma head option introduced

March 5, 2010

MultiCam Inc. has announced a new option for its 3000 and 6000 series CNC plasma machines. Its combination plasma features a Hypertherm® Powermax 45 mechanized plasma head mounted next to an HPR 130/260 XD high-definition Hypertherm torch. Each head is independently programmable, resulting in a...

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Plasma Automation appoints Westway Machinery exclusive sales representative for Eastern Canada

March 3, 2010

Plasma Automation Inc. and sister company, Vicon Machinery LLC, have appointed Westway Machinery Ltd. as their exclusive sales representative servicing Eastern Canada. Westway Machinery Ltd. has added the Vicon line of equipment to its already extensive product line. Vicon machines include...

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Two plasma consumable kits introduced

January 12, 2010

Hypertherm has introduced two consumable kits for its Powermax systems.The all-in-one kit is for hand-held cutting and contains up to four different consumable types: shielded with drag-cutting technology, unshielded with an unshielded nozzle, gouging, and FineCut. A reference guide provides tips...

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