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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ESAB to sponsor LetzRoll Offroad Racing for 2014 season - TheFabricator.com

ESAB to sponsor LetzRoll Offroad Racing for 2014 season

September 9, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, a provider of cutting and welding equipment, accessories, and consumables in Florence, S.C., has announced its title sponsorship of LetzRoll Offroad Racing for the 2014 off-road racing season. ESAB will be the exclusive welding sponsor for the Mesa,...

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Cutting systems process many plate sizes

September 6, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc. has introduced the Liberty and Patriot cutting systems. Both process a variety of plate sizes using conventional plasma to high-precision plasma. The Patriot unit can also use the oxyfuel process....

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Plasma cutting power sources feature all-digital control circuitry - TheFabricator.com

Plasma cutting power sources feature all-digital control circuitry

September 5, 2013

ESAB Cutting Systems has introduced the EPP-202 and EPP-362, the next generation of Precision Plasmarc® power sources for the m3 Plasma™ system, a precision plasma system that combines plasma cutting and marking capabilities. The new units control the plasma current using all-digital...

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Plasma cutting nozzles feature composite tungsten inserts

September 3, 2013

Thermacut has expanded its line of Tungsten EX-® nozzles, which are suitable for use as replacement parts for Hypertherm®'s HPR 130/260®, MAX200®, and HT4400® plasma cutting systems. The nozzle has two parts: a traditional copper base and a composite tungsten insert. According to the...

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Patriot Automation names technical sales representatives

August 22, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., has hired William (Bill) Ridge and Randall L. Ireland as technical sales representatives. Ridge will cover the Midwest territory. He has worked for several major corporations, including ITW, AMCO Products, Daihen Inc., Miller Electric/ITW, FANUC Robotics,...

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Patriot Automation CNC changes ownership

August 14, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., has been purchased by Richard A. Morgan, also of Daphne. Morgan has served in executive roles for several major corporations over the last 34 years, many related to the welding and cutting industries. The company offers a variety of XY-axis cutting...

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Patriot Automation launches new website

August 12, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc. has launched its new website and logo at www.patriotautomationcnc.com. The Daphne, Ala., company offers a of variety equipment designed for thin- to thick-plate cutting and weld preparation. Products include X-/Y-axis cutting tables; plasma systems; CNCs; and plasma...

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Pressure vessel machinery nearly eliminates layout time - TheFabricator.com

Pressure vessel machinery nearly eliminates layout time

August 12, 2013

HGG has introduced a line of pressure vessel cutting machinery with 3-D steel profile cutting capability that combines plasma and oxyfuel processes. According to the manufacturer, the machinery reduces grinding, fitting, and welding time while nearly eliminating layout time. The line includes...

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Koike Aronson announces staff changes - TheFabricator.com

Koike Aronson announces staff changes

July 23, 2013

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, a manufacturer of metal cutting and positioning equipment for the metalworking industry in Arcade, N.Y., has named Tom Calabrese as its CFO. He is responsible for financial services, information services, customer services, and purchasing and planning. Before joining...

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Koike Aronson sponsors event to benefit American Diabetes Association

July 22, 2013

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, a manufacturer of metal cutting and positioning equipment for the metalworking industry, sponsored the Steaming Toward a Cure for Diabetes event to benefit the American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® campaign of western New York. At the July 13...

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Plasma power sources eliminate secondary operations - TheFabricator.com

Plasma power sources eliminate secondary operations

July 16, 2013

Victor® Thermal Dynamics® has launched the Ultra-Cut® XT series of power sources for automated plasma cutting. Its cut quality enables parts to go directly from the cutting table to welding, painting, or assembly without secondary operations. The machine delivers ISO Class 3 or...

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Koike Aronson names engineering director

July 15, 2013

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, a manufacturer of metal cutting and positioning equipment for the metalworking industry in Arcade, N.Y., has named Kim Jackson as its director of engineering. In this position, he oversees all of the engineering activities for Koike Aronson North and South America....

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Plasma system delivers low part taper - TheFabricator.com

Plasma system delivers low part taper

July 15, 2013

Burny Kaliburn, a Lincoln Electric company, has introduced the Spirit® II series plasma cutting and marking system. It features FineLine™ high-definition plasma cutting technology, achieving the least part taper over the life of an electrode, according to the manufacturer. Three...

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Plasma cutting for tube, pipe, profiles - TheFabricator.com

Plasma cutting for tube, pipe, profiles

July 11, 2013

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Initially used for nonferrous cutting operations, plasma developed into a useful means for cutting 2-D sheet and plate steel when the water-injected plasma process was developed in the late 1960s. As technology developments improved the edge quality, cutting speed, consumable parts life, and long-term operating cost, it became competitive with other thermal cutting processes. In recent years, improved control technology has enabled plasma to be a contender in the realm of 3-D cutting, making it an option for tube, pipe, and profiles.

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Plasma cutting, welding torches highlighted in manual

July 10, 2013

Thermacut has released a new detailed manual for distributors and independent repair centers. It covers ESAB®, Komatsu®, Hypertherm®, Miller®, Victor Thermal Dynamics®, Thermal Arc®, and Whitney® systems, as well as Thermacut RTS replacement torches for Chinese and Italian low-amp, manual...

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