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 system nozzles help eliminate leaking coolant - TheFabricator.com

Plasma system nozzles help eliminate leaking coolant

October 3, 2012

Hypertherm has introduced eight Centricut CoolFlow™ nozzles for Komatsu Rasor 40 and 90/120 plasma torches that eliminate the problem of leaking coolant. An O-ring seal keeps the coolant in the torch to cool the nozzle and other consumables. The company also offers Centricut SilverLine...

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Koike Aronson expands in New York

September 24, 2012

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, a manufacturer of metal cutting and positioning equipment and portable and gas apparatus equipment, has begun adding about 30,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and office space to its main facility in Arcade, N.Y. When complete, the addition will make the facility 167,000 sq....

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Manual plasma cutting packages introduced - TheFabricator.com

Manual plasma cutting packages introduced

September 19, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced two new manual plasma cutting packages. According to the manufacturer, both machines deliver high cutting speeds and thickness capabilities, as well as high duty cycle ratings. The 32-lb. PowerCut 400 has a manual cutting capacity of up to...

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Nesting software for plasma, oxyfuel applications enhanced

September 18, 2012

Hypertherm has announced releases of its TurboNest® and NestMaster® nesting software for conventional plasma and oxyfuel applications. A 2-D CAD editor has been added for creating or editing a detailed CAD drawing. In addition, the part list pane has been redesigned for greater flexibility and...

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Voortman acquires Maschinenfabrik Bach

September 12, 2012

Voortman has announced the acquisition of Maschinenfabrik Bach GmbH, Apolda, Germany. This equipment now is offered in North America through Voortman USA Corp., Chicago. This new subsidiary of the Voortman Steel Group operates under the name Voortman Cutting Systems. Bach is a manufacturer of...

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CNC plasma table combines servo drive, ground linear bearings - TheFabricator.com

CNC plasma table combines servo drive, ground linear bearings

September 6, 2012

Dynatorch will introduce the Super-B CNC plasma table for the 4- by 4-ft. and 4- by 8-ft. machine market at FABTECH 2012. Featuring a welded steel frame, the machine rides on ground linear bearings on all axes. DC servo drives with encoder feedback close the loop on control to help achieve...

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Plate-processing cell combines plasma, oxyfuel cutting with machining - TheFabricator.com

Plate-processing cell combines plasma, oxyfuel cutting with machining

September 6, 2012

Ficep Corp. will introduce some of the latest developments in the Gemini 36 HD product line at FABTECH. This multitasking, CNC plate-processing cell combines plasma and oxyfuel cutting with machining to integrate the operations of drilling, milling, tapping, countersinking, and scribing. A...

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Antispatter coating protects welding equipment - TheFabricator.com

Antispatter coating protects welding equipment

September 5, 2012

Henkel Corp. has introduced Loctite® SF7900™ Ceramic Shield for Welding, a silicone-free, sprayable protective coating that prevents spatter adhesion on manual and automatic GMAW equipment for up to eight hours with one application. The coating shields contact tips, welding nozzles,...

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Air plasma system made for hand and automated cutting, gouging - TheFabricator.com

Air plasma system made for hand and automated cutting, gouging

August 29, 2012

Hypertherm offers the new Powermax105®, a 105-amp air plasma system for hand and automated cutting and gouging designed to cut 1.25-in.-thick metal and sever metal up to 2 in. thick. Based on the same technology platform as the Powermax65 and Powermax85, the new system is the culmination of...

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1EM capacity triples after acquisition

August 7, 2012

1 Engineering & Manufacturing (1EM), Neenah, Wis., a multidisciplined, vertically integrated engineering and manufacturing company providing advanced manned and unmanned intervention systems for the subsea oil and gas industry, has expanded capacity with its first capital improvement program....

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Replacement torches use one consumable part style - TheFabricator.com

Replacement torches use one consumable part style

July 23, 2012

Thermacut Inc. has introduced the RTS line of replacement plasma torches. These torches cover amperages from 12 to 120 and are designed to operate on manual plasma cutting systems using contact start (blow back or blow forward), high frequency, and capacitive-discharge starting methods. The RTS...

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Silver insert replacement electrodes dissipate plasma arc heat efficiently - TheFabricator.com

Silver insert replacement electrodes dissipate plasma arc heat efficiently

July 23, 2012

Thermacut's new Silver-Pro electrodes combine a copper electrode body and solid silver insert. The silver insert improves the conduction of electricity and dissipates the heat of the plasma arc efficiently to help extend electrode life, the company states. The initial offering is for...

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Plasma gouging: It’s a gash - TheFabricator.com

Plasma gouging: It’s a gash

July 23, 2012

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More welders are realizing the benefits of using plasma technology to perform gouging in heavy industrial applications where versatility, speed, and safety are important.

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Victor Technologies acquires Robotronic Oy, ProMotion Controls

July 19, 2012

Victor Technologies, St. Louis, has acquired all of the capital stock of Robotronic Oy, the parent company of ProMotion Controls Inc., a maker of CNCs for shape-cutting machines. The acquisition allows Victor Technologies to provide end users with fully integrated, automated plasma cutting systems....

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Technology helps eliminate unnecessary process delays in plasma cutting - TheFabricator.com

Technology helps eliminate unnecessary process delays in plasma cutting

July 19, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced SmartCycle™ technology for integrated plasma cutting machines. According to the manufacturer, the technology boosts plasma cutting productivity by streamlining process control and machine motion and removing unnecessary process delays and...

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