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 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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Hypertherm makes changes to management team

January 12, 2010

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., is expanding its management team in support of several new initiatives as it prepares for future growth.Jeff Deckrow, formerly regional director for North America, is now vice president of North American sales.Peter Vickers, formerly regional director for Europe, has been...

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Bevel cutting head compatible with multiple plasma systems

December 15, 2009

Koike Aronson/Ransome Inc. offers a lightweight, automatic contour bevel cutting head that is compatible with multiple plasma systems.It has fully integrated height sensing that uses ohmic contact and real-time monitoring of height control process parameters. Real-time arc voltage height control...

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Plasma systems cut thicker materials

December 15, 2009

Hypertherm has introduced two new HyPerformance® plasma cutting systems —the HPR130XD® and HPR260XD®—with Extreme HyDefinition® (XD) technology.The two systems come with patent-pending PowerPierce™ technology for production piercing capability. According to the...

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Hypertherm announces plasma curriculum for schools

November 20, 2009

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a provider of plasma arc metal cutting technology, has announced the availability of the first commercial curriculum specifically for plasma cutting and gouging.Created with input from welding instructors, Plasma Cutting Technology: Theory and Practice includes lessons...

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CNC profile cutting machine features single tool carriage capable of carrying two tools

November 10, 2009

Retro Systems has announced the launch of the Hornet H series CNC profile cutting machines. They include a Hypertherm® PC-based CNC, heavy-wall steel tubing machine frame and gantry beam, precision-ground linear ways on the X and Y axes, AC servomotors, and low-backlash planetary gearboxes.The...

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Hypertherm names North American marketing manager

November 10, 2009

Hypertherm, a provider of plasma arc metal cutting technology in Hanover, N.H., has announced the appointment of Reese Madden as the new manager of North American marketing.Madden previously worked as a marketing manager overseeing the company's Powermax systems. His marketing experience also...

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D&S Mfg. installs cutting system

November 10, 2009

D&S Mfg., a custom manufacturer of large-scale components, assemblies, and complete weldments located in Black River Falls, Wis., has installed a Messer MG Titan II cutting machine. It unites oxyfuel and high-definition plasma technologies in one integrated system by placing them on a common rail...

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Hypertherm, Lincoln Electric discuss no-layoff business model on NPR

November 5, 2009

Metal fabricating industry suppliers Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., and Cleveland, Ohio-based Lincoln Electric, were featured today on a National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast discussing companies that operate with a no-layoff policy, even during tough economic times.A written transcript of the program...

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ESAB appoints president – CEO, North America

October 5, 2009

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced the appointment of Andrew Masterman as president and chief executive officer of ESAB North America, effective August 17, 2009. Masterman is based in Florence, South Carolina, and replaces Brendan Colgan, who has assumed the role of chairman of The ESAB...

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Plasma torch height control has two torch stations

September 9, 2009

ITT Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Cleveland Motion Controls Inc., has announced the release of the SmartHC Plasma Torch Height Control. The control is fully integrated with the Burny Phantom and Phantom CNCs.The control box has up to five 400W AC brushless drive amplifiers&$8212;two or...

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Plasma beveling head designed for high-speed precision motion

September 9, 2009

AKS Cutting systems has introduced a plasma beveling head with rigid construction that is designed to produce high-speed precision motion.The beveling head, which can bevel small holes, has a torch lead management system that allows the leads to remain fixed and eliminates wrapping. An automatic...

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