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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Improving plasma cut quality

September 11, 2007 | By Tex Whiting

By optimizing the performance of each of the plasma cutting system's components, a fabricator can quickly and consistently create high quality parts. The plasma power supply, torch, and lead assembly comprise a plasma cutting system. Robust cutting applications require a mechanized system with an integrated computer numerical control (CNC) and a three-axis configuration with the plasma torch and a torch height control.

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Taking waste off the plate

August 8, 2007

C&S Metal Fabricating, Houston, fabricates parts for the oil and petrochemical industry. When it purchased a thermal cutting table with the latest controller technology, it took the unusual step of keeping all nest designs down on the shop floor, not in the front office as many other shops do.

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Hypertherm hires new district sales manager

July 24, 2007

Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, N.H., has added Thomas Hanchette to its North American sales team.Hanchette supports the company's distributors in Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Colorado, and Iowa. He works to increase awareness of Hypertherm systems and consumables throughout the area.Hanchette,...

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Plasma cutting system has built-in air compressor

July 10, 2007

Hobart Welding Products has introduced the AirForce™250ci portable plasma cutting system. Featuring a built-in air compressor, the system weighs 27 lbs., half the weight of the company's previous model.The system, powered by a 115-VAC household current, can cut 1/8-in. mild steel and sever...

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50-amp plasma cutting consumables offered

July 10, 2007

Hypertherm Inc. has released 50-amp cutting consumables designed to optimize operation when cutting mild steel with thickness between 22 ga. and 5/16 in.The consumables are available for the HyPerformance Plasma® HPR130 and HPR260 systems, as well as for the HyDefinition® HD3070 and...

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Mechanized system simplifies air plasma cutting integration

June 12, 2007

Hypertherm®'s PowermaxEDGE® Sensor™ PHC, a combination of the Powermax® G3 Series™ plasma system and the automatic Sensor PHC (plasma height control), is available to authorized Powermax distributors and OEMs. The system provides simplified integration for entry-level,...

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MG breaks ground on new addition

June 12, 2007

MG Systems & Welding Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis., has begun construction of a two-floor addition to the area for its service and accounting departments, adding 4,334 sq. ft. of total space. The company plans to move accounting to the first floor, with the service department on the second.The...

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Attention, all plasma table shoppers

June 12, 2007 | By Brian Gallup

CNC plasma cutting machines are more affordable and easier to operate than ever before. By knowing the right kind of hardware and software makes sense, a fabricator can choose the equipment that makes the most sense for his operation.

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American Torch Tip buys Precision Products

June 7, 2007

The American Torch Tip Co. (ATTC) has announced that it has purchased the Precision Products Co. of Canaan, N.H.Precision Products specializes in manufacturing plasma torches and consumables used primarily in the metal fabricating industry.ATTC, located in Bradenton Fla., has been in business for...

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Oxygen plasma system introduced

May 8, 2007

Hypertherm Inc. has announced the release of HySpeed Plasma HSD130, a easy-to-use, mechanized, oxygen plasma system.The system includes the company's patented LongLife® technology, designed to deliver double the consumable life at half the cost, the company says.Recommended for small- to...

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MG Systems & Welding appoints president, CEO

April 16, 2007

MG Systems & Welding Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis., has appointed Gary Norville as president and CEO.Norville has more than 34 years' experience in the cutting, welding, and gas industries. With more than 24 years of service with MG Systems & Welding Inc., he most recently served as vice president of...

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Drive system developed for shape-cutting machines

April 10, 2007

ProMotion Controls, in cooperation with Kollmorgen Servotronix and Koike Aronson, has developed a high-performance digital AC drive amplifier system for shape-cutting machinery. The AC iDrives are the first AC drives designed to work with various motors, different motor sizes, and small to large...

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System offers plasma, oxyfuel cutting, scribing, drilling capabilities

April 10, 2007

Plasma Automation Inc. introduces the VICON Elite, a multifunctional processing system that offers users precision plasma and oxyfuel cutting, scribing and drilling capabilities.The specially designed gantry enables the use of various standard and/or precision plasma power supplies, as well as...

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Product simplifies plasma cutting system integration

April 10, 2007

Hypertherm Inc.'s PowermaxEDGE is designed to simplify mechanized plasma cutting system integration.The bundled solution integrates a patented Powermax® G3 Series™ plasma system with either a standalone Sensor™ PHC (plasma height control) or the EDGE®l Ti CNC with integrated...

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Cutting Systems Inc. appoints regional sales manager

April 10, 2007

Cutting Systems Inc., Cleveland, has named Frank Boulton as its regional sales manager.Boulton is a lifelong native of the Cleveland area and has represented industries throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico for 20...

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