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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Air curtain protects torch arc in underwater cutting

July 21, 2016

Hypertherm has introduced a new Centricut brand air curtain for underwater cutting with ESAB plasma systems. Designed for use with the Centricut brand quick-change torch for ESAB PT-36, PT-600, and PT-19XLS torches, the small, lightweight curtain mounts directly onto the torch, making it easy to...

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AT&F invests in high-definition plasma cutting technology

July 13, 2016

Global metal fabricator AT&F has invested in new cutting technology to be installed in its Wisconsin facility. The new high-definition plasma cutting machine has a 5-axis bevel head capable of cutting up to 2 in. (50 mm) thick. The latest CNCs and supporting software enhance small-diameter...

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Retro Systems receives ISO 9001:AS9100 certification

July 7, 2016

Valley Center, Kan.-based Retro Systems, a manufacturer of CNC plasma, oxyfuel, and waterjet cutting machines, has earned ISO 9001:AS9100C certification. The company has designed and manufactured its OEM line of Hornet cutting machines since...

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Retro Systems hires regional sales manager

July 7, 2016

Retro Systems, Valley Center, Kan., has hired Art Bordeaux as regional sales manager for the Southeast. This area includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Maryland, Delaware, and eastern Georgia. Bordeaux, who holds advanced degrees in...

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Hypertherm’s 2015 CSR report shows progress toward 2020 goals

June 30, 2016

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has issued its annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, measuring 2015 progress on the company’s social and environmental goals. The report, available at www.hypertherm.com/csr, shows...

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Stand-alone plasma torch height controller mounts to CNC cutting systems

June 28, 2016

Kyndill Controller has introduced a new line of automatic plasma torch height control products. It is suitable for new and retrofitting applications in which plasma torch height control is needed on a CNC table. The stand-alone, plug-and-play system includes the automatic height controller,...

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Hypertherm establishes new website, tagline

June 10, 2016

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has launched a new website at www.hypertherm.com. Visitors can compare different cutting technologies and platforms, troubleshoot cutting challenges, and connect with the company’s experts around the...

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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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Hypertherm offers free CAD/CAM nesting software to technical educators

June 3, 2016

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems based in Hanover, N.H., now offers free licenses of its ProNest® CAD/CAM software to North American schools, trade unions, and other training facilities. Qualifying educational institutions will receive a 30-seat network...

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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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Hypertherm Freedom 38 PPA

Hypertherm Freedom 38 PPA

May 5, 2016

By: Hypertherm Inc.

Got a few seconds? Watch us cut an old train rail in less than 1-1/2 minutes using the new Hypertherm Freedom 38 PPA. Learn more about the Freedom 38 PPA.

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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 tables offered in sizes up to 5 by 10 ft.

April 6, 2016

Trick-Tools offers ArcPro series plasma tables from ArcLight Dynamics in 5- by 5-, 4- by 8-, and 5- by 10-ft. sizes. The plasma tables ship fully assembled and tested and come standard with water table, torch height control, and computer with...

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Plasma cutting maintenance: Are you throwing money away?

March 2, 2016 | By Jim Colt

It's not unusual to see shops replace at least some plasma cutting consumables at the start of every shift, but some of these consumables should last 50 shifts or more. Getting the most out of your consumables goes back to the basics: proper inspection and preventive maintenance.

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Air plasma systems handle automated, mechanized cutting

February 18, 2016

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced ESAB A-series air plasma systems for automated and mechanized cutting. The compact A40, A60, A80, and A120 plasma cutters provide an 80 percent duty cycle at their respective rated outputs of 40, 60, 80, and 120 amps. Production cutting and piercing...

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