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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Thermadyne Automation Partners With Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems

November 11, 2008

Thermadyne Automation, St. Louis, has partnered with Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems, Harwood, Md. "The Thermal Dynamics Auto-Cut and Ultra-Cut machines have allowed us to tap into a customer base we weren't able to get into before," said Bill Kunz, CEO of Torchmate. The distributor provides...

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Hypertherm launches online classroom for distributors

November 11, 2008

Hypertherm, designer and manufacturer of plasma cutting systems, has launched the Hypertherm Cutting Institute, a new online classroom designed to help people learn more about the company's plasma products and plasma cutting in general.The classroom, found at www.hyperthermcuttinginstitute.com,...

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World Trade Commission visits Peddinghaus

October 14, 2008

Peddinghaus Corp., Bradley, Ill., hosted the Tri-City World Trade Commission in July.The commission has 18 trade commissioners representing 14 countries: Austria, Belgium, China, Canada, Great Britain, Hungary, Malaysia, Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, and...

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Thermadyne Honors Distributor Cee Kay Supply

October 14, 2008

Thermadyne Industries Inc., St. Louis, recently honored one of its distributors, Cee Kay Supply, St. Louis, on Cee Kay's 60th anniversary. Cee Kay is an independent supplier of industrial gases, welding and cutting equipment, and supplies.Thermadyne Executive Vice President of Global Sales and...

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President Bush visits Lincoln Electric

October 14, 2008

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. welcomed President George W. Bush to its world headquarters and manufacturing plant in Cleveland on July 29.Bush toured the facility and learned about the company's welding products, including its automated welding technology. He participated in live robotic and...

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Cleaner consumables, cleaner cuts, better production

September 16, 2008 | By Jim Colt

Plasma cutting is one of the most efficient ways to cut sheet and heavy plate, but that efficiency can evaporate quickly without proper consumable maintenance.

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Plasma cutting system improves electrode life, cutting quality

August 27, 2008

Kaliburn has announced the expansion of its Spirit product line to include 150a and 200a models. The new systems—one a 150-amp model, the other a 200-amp—are automated high-definition plasma cutting systems that incorporate a hafnium technology.Hafnium Optimizing...

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275-amp plasma cutting consumables introduced

August 12, 2008

Hypertherm's Centricut brand has announced the availability of 275-amp consumables for InnerLogic (Kaliburn) ProLine 2260 and FineLine 260 systems.The new consumable line includes the company's patented SilverLine® electrodes, which have a solid silver front end welded to a copper electrode...

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Manual plasma cutting line expanded

August 12, 2008

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has launched two new models in its PowerCut™ line of Plasmarc™ manual cutting packages. The lightweight, portable 1600 and 1300 models offer the highest speeds and thickness capabilities in their class, as well as high duty cycles, the company reports.The...

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D&S Mfg. unveils expansion plan

August 12, 2008

Michael Dougherty, president of D&S Mfg. in Black River Falls, Wis., has announced the company's initiation of a $6.4 million expansion of its production facilities. The 12-month project commenced in June."As a result of the strong sales growth we have experienced during the past several years, D&S...

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Plasma cutting system suitable for HVACR applications

July 15, 2008

Thermal Dynamics has introduced the AirCut 15C manual plasma cutting system, which is suitable for HVACR applications.The 29-lb. system, which has a built-in air compressor, cuts up to 3/16 in. with a 1/8-in. recommended cut. It includes a 120-V, 15-amp...

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Replacement bodies designed for Powermax— torches

July 15, 2008

Thermacut Inc. has introduced a line of replacement parts for Hypertherm® Powermax® T-60® and T-80® hand torch bodies; 25- and 50-ft. lead sets; and torch with leads assemblies. The parts are compatible with Powermax 1000 and 1250 power...

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Hypertherm celebrates 40th anniversary

July 15, 2008

Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, N.H., a manufacturer of plasma arc metal cutting technology, celebrated its 40th anniversary in June.The events began with Hypertherm founder Dick Couch and Vice President of Human Resources Barbara Couch celebrating with the company's associates and customers in Mexico...

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Koike installs Thermal Dynamics plasma cutting machines

July 15, 2008

Koike-Aronson Inc., Arcade, N.Y., recently installed AutoCut and UltraCut plasma cutting systems from Thermal Dynamics, St. Louis, at its training facilities in Arcade and Houston. Koike trained all of its U.S. and Canadian sales and technical personnel on the cutting systems, which are suitable...

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Uniframe plasma cutting system has compact footprint

June 17, 2008

AKS Cutting Systems has introduced the tru-kut heavy-duty, 5-ft. by 10-ft. plasma cutting system. The rigid, fully welded steel frame provides a stable platform, the company reports.Single setup machining of the frame and mounting surfaces helps improve system accuracy. The uniframe design provides...

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