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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Oxygen plasma system introduced

May 8, 2007

Hypertherm Inc. has announced the release of HySpeed Plasma HSD130, a easy-to-use, mechanized, oxygen plasma system.The system includes the company's patented LongLife® technology, designed to...

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MG Systems & Welding appoints president, CEO

April 16, 2007

MG Systems & Welding Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis., has appointed Gary Norville as president and CEO.Norville has more than 34 years' experience in the cutting, welding, and gas industries. With more...

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Drive system developed for shape-cutting machines

April 10, 2007

ProMotion Controls, in cooperation with Kollmorgen Servotronix and Koike Aronson, has developed a high-performance digital AC drive amplifier system for shape-cutting machinery. The AC iDrives are the...

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System offers plasma, oxyfuel cutting, scribing, drilling capabilities

April 10, 2007

Plasma Automation Inc. introduces the VICON Elite, a multifunctional processing system that offers users precision plasma and oxyfuel cutting, scribing and drilling capabilities.The specially designed...

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Product simplifies plasma cutting system integration

April 10, 2007

Hypertherm Inc.'s PowermaxEDGE is designed to simplify mechanized plasma cutting system integration.The bundled solution integrates a patented Powermax® G3 Series™ plasma system with either...

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Cutting Systems Inc. appoints regional sales manager

April 10, 2007

Cutting Systems Inc., Cleveland, has named Frank Boulton as its regional sales manager.Boulton is a lifelong native of the Cleveland area and has represented industries throughout the U.S., Canada,...

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Plasma lifter has magnetic collision sensor

March 13, 2007

MG Systems and Welding has introduced the OL200s plasma lifter. The lifter features smooth drive motion and contact-sense initial height sensing to set the pierce height precisely.A small limit switch...

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Bug-O appoints sales manager, Canada

March 13, 2007

Bug-O Systems Inc, Pittsburgh, a supplier of automated welding equipment, has appointed Clay Cable as sales manager for Canada.Formerly, Cable was an inside sales agent. His new duties include...

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Proper weld speed

Improving manual plasma cutting quality

March 13, 2007

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Some tips and suggestions for best practices that will increase your efficiency and precision and prolong the life of your plasma cutter and consumables include: Take the time to read the manual thoroughly; develop a "preflight routine" visually follow the arc that is coming from the bottom of the cut—the arc should exit the material at a 15- to 20-degree angle opposite the direction of travel; and maintain a 1/16- to 1/8-inch distance between the tip and the workpiece.

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Plasma arc cutting

The ABCs of PAC

March 13, 2007

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Plasma arc cutting systems come in many capabilities. Knowing what those capabilities are and which ones you need for your operation is crucial when choosing a system.

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Plasma torch upgraded

February 13, 2007

A HyPerformance plasma torch upgrade from Hypertherm, Inc. brings the benefits of patented HyPerformance technology to existing HyDefinition HD3070 metal cutting systems. The upgrade is intended to...

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ESAB supplies machines to Gulf shipyards

February 13, 2007

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced that after nearly four years of technical discussions and meetings, Ingalls Shipyards in Mississippi, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, and...

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W.A. Whitney celebrates 100-year anniversary

February 13, 2007

W. A. Whitney is celebrating its centennial anniversary during its 2007 Open House, April 25 and 26, 2007, in the Whitney Technology Center in Rockford, Ill.For the past two years, Whitney has been a...

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High Roller meets fast cutter

December 12, 2006

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The historic High Roller roller coaster, perched atop the Stratosphere Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, needed to be demolished. The question for contractors was what cutting process and equipment would be best to dismantle the roller coaster, all 367, 3-foot, 300-lb. sections of it.

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Video camera aligns, monitors cutting process

December 12, 2006

MG Systems and Welding has introduced a video camera feature that can be used as an alignment tool and monitor the cutting process.The camera, offered as an option for the company's TMC4500ST,...

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