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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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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MegaFab names sales manager for Latin America

August 8, 2006

MegaFab, Hutchinson, Kan., has appointed Hugh D. Barron as sales manager for Latin America.Barron is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. He is working to establish additional representation in areas...

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Plasma system cuts up to 5/8-in., severs up to -in. material

July 11, 2006

The PowerCut® 650 plasma cutting package from ESAB Welding & Cutting Products cuts up to 5/8-in. material and severs up to -in. material.The 53-lb. unit is compact in design and is transportable...

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Lincoln Electric receives President's 'E-Star' Award

June 2, 2006

The Lincoln Electric Company has received the President's "E Star" Award for Exports in recognition of its achievement in supporting export growth in the U.S. business community. The award was...

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Panasonic names director of solutions

May 9, 2006

Panasonic Factory Solutions Co. of America, Buffalo Grove, Ill., has named M. Faisal Pandit as director of solutions, responsible for all software and engineering systems.Pandit has been employed with...

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MG Systems and Welding hires national sales manager

April 11, 2006

MG Systems and Welding Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis., has announced the hiring of Scott Kessler as national sales manager.Kessler is involved in activities that help the company's regional sales...

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Whitney names regional sales manager

April 11, 2006

Whitney, Rockford, Ill., a division of MegaFab, has appointed Cliff Ankersen as regional sales manager representing the Whitney and Bertsch product lines.Ankersen is responsible for the western U.S.,...

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