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 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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VICON Elite Plasma

Better cuts with plasma

November 7, 2006

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One job led Keller & Son Industrial Contractors Inc., Spartanburg, S.C., to buy a new plasma cutting table in 2001. The need for extra capacity required it to purchase another in 2006. Now the company feels it is in the perfect position to take on all types of metal fabricating jobs.

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Older plasma and laser cutters having performance fits?

October 10, 2006

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If you are considering retrofitting existing equipment to not just expand your plate cutting capacity, several factors need to be considered. These factors focus on a higher wattage resonator or an higher amperage plasma system, but also on the need to review the entire machine architecture.

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ProMotion Controls opens expanded customer support center

October 10, 2006

After outgrowing its last facility in two years, ProMotion Controls, Medina, Ohio, has recently opened a new, 6,500-sq.-ft. customer support center.The company says the expanded support center is...

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Electrodes designed for high-amperage plasma applications

September 12, 2006

American Torch Tip Co. has released a full line of high-definition electrodes for use in high-amperage plasma applications.The series is manufactured to hold tolerances to within ± 0.0005 in....

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Hypertherm director earns DFMA supporter award

September 12, 2006

Dr. Mike Shipulski, director of engineering at Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, N.H., has been given the Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) award as distinguished supporter of 2006.DFMA is a program...

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Starting from scratch

September 12, 2006

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Knowing the basics of plasma cutting, as well as some fundamental operator guidelines can lead to quality cuts and extended consumable life. The more operators know about the process, the more readily they can identify and address problems that may occur.

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Plasma cutting package cuts 3/8 in., severs 1/2-in material

August 8, 2006

The HandyPlasma® 380 plasma cutting package from ESAB Welding & Cutting Products cuts 3/8- in. and severs -in. material.The 208/230-VAC, single-phase machine comes complete with torch, spare...

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Plasma cutting consumable line expanded

August 8, 2006

Thermacut Inc. has expanded its plasma cutting consumable product line to include direct-replacement consumables for Hypertherm® PowerMax® series torches.The product offering includes the...

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Hypertherm's Powermax® line obtains RoHS/WEEE compliance

August 8, 2006

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., has announced that all Powermax600, Powermax1000, Powermax1250, and Powermax1650 systems manufactured after July 1, 2006, are in compliance with the RoHS directive.The...

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