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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Retro Systems names COO

October 24, 2013

Chicago-based Retro Systems Inc., a manufacturer of CNC profile cutting machines for the plasma, oxyfuel, and waterjet cutting processes, has named Brice Turner as COO. He also serves as managing partner of Retro Systems LLC. Turner is founder and president of Duty First Holdings in Wichita, Kan....

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Guide package designed to help operators improve plasma cutting results

October 18, 2013

Hypertherm has released a consumable optimization package to owners of its HyPerformance® HPR® and HPRXD® plasma cutting systems. It comprises several guides to help operators improve cut quality, torch performance, and consumable life. The consumable care guide explains how to identify...

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Metalworking fluid designed for plasma cutting tables

October 9, 2013

Chemtool Inc. offers RPA Flame Kool, a moderate-duty, synthetic metalworking fluid formulated for general use on plasma cutting tables. The fluid provides a balance of cooling, wetting detergency, corrosion protection, and workpiece visibility for plasma cutting of ferrous alloys. The corrosion...

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ESAB to host plasma cutting webinar

October 1, 2013

ESAB Cutting Systems, a provider of CNC plasma, oxyfuel, laser, and waterjet shape cutting machines in Florence, S.C., will host a free webinar entitled "CNC Plasma Cutting Machines: Water Tables vs. Downdraft Tables" on Wed., Oct. 9, 2013, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EDT. CNC thermal cutting machines...

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Copper cathodes achieve 2,000 ignitions at 130 amps

October 1, 2013

Kjellberg Finsterwalde offers HiFocus copper cathodes for plasma cutting of mild steel. They can be used for a cutting current up to 280 amps. According to the company, in tests, the copper cathodes have achieved 2,000 ignitions with a cutting current of 130 amps and a cycle time of 20 sec., and...

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Plasma cutting system handles steel to 6.3 in. thick - TheFabricator.com

Plasma cutting system handles steel to 6.3 in. thick

October 1, 2013

The HiFocus 600i neo plasma cutting system from Kjellberg Finsterwalde cuts materials such as mild steel and stainless steel with a thickness from 0.02 to 6.30 in. Marking, beveling, and underwater plasma cutting applications also are possible. Comprising two power sources — the HiFocus...

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Cutting machine incorporates six oxyfuel torches, two plasma torches - TheFabricator.com

Cutting machine incorporates six oxyfuel torches, two plasma torches

September 30, 2013

The V304 plate processing system from Voortman delivers multitorch oxyfuel cutting, plasma straight cutting, and plasma 3-D beveling. It is suitable for repeating and simultaneous cutting jobs and layout marking. A maximum of six oxyfuel torches, two plasma torches, or a combination can be...

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Patriot Automation CNC names Cony & Associates as distributor

September 26, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., has authorized Cony & Associates of Waukesha, Wis., to promote and sell its full line of products in the upper Midwest. Patriot Automation offers XY-axis cutting tables; plasma marking, welding, and cutting systems; robotic and fixed GMAW systems;...

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Patriot Automation CNC acquires new facility

September 19, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc. is expanding into a new plant in Daphne, Ala., that will house manufacturing facilities and a demonstration lab for its XY-axis plasma cutting tables and Motoman robotic welding and cutting cell. Richard Morgan, CEO and owner, said, "This is just one step in Patriot...

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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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