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 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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Plasma cutting, marking system features expanded thickness capability

December 12, 2006

The Spirit275a plasma cutting and marking system from Kaliburn features expanded thickness capability, optimized cutting speeds, and dross-free cuts with minimal face beveling.The 275-amp system...

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Air/plasma cutting system accommodates hard-to-reach locations

December 12, 2006

Hypertherm®'s Powermax®30 air/plasma cutting system features a tapered torch engineered to provide improved arc visibility and flexibility in hard-to-reach locations.The 20-lb. system is...

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Hypertherm adds to staff

December 12, 2006

Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, N.H., has named John Brennan as national distribution manager for North America and Jenny Levy as North American marketing director.Brennan develops and directs long-term...

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Hypertherm wins "10 Best Companies to Work For" honor

December 11, 2006

For the seventh time, Business New Hampshire Magazineselected Hypertherm Inc. in its top "10 Best Companies to Work For". The magazine credited the company's values and commitment to its Associates as...

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Plasma machine drive system redesigned

November 7, 2006

AKS Cutting Systems has redesigned the drive system on its unitized accu-kut plasma systems.The new drive system includes helical rack-and-pinion drives, providing smooth and accurate motion, the...

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Manual plasma machine cuts up to -in. carbon, stainless

November 7, 2006

The HandyPlasma® 250 manual plasma cutting machine from ESAB Welding & Cutting Products operates on standard 110/115-V input and cuts up to -in. carbon or stainless steel.The 16-lb. machine is...

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