Plasma Cutting Products

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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Torch height control continuously samples, automatically adjusts arc voltage

June 21, 2010

The new ArcGlide® THC torch height control is available from Hypertherm. It is engineered to continuously sample and automatically adjust the arc voltage. This helps ensure the torch is always the right distance from the plate so consumables reach their intended life expectancy. Productivity...

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400-amp plasma arc metal cutting system introduced

May 3, 2010

Hypertherm has introduced the HyPerformance® Plasma HPR400XD®, a 400-amp plasma arc metal cutting system. With patent-pending PowerPierce™, the system can pierce metal that is 60 percent thicker than the capacity of the company's HPR260 system and up to 25 percent thicker than any...

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Plasma bevel head designed to eliminate torch lead wind-up

April 6, 2010

AKS Cutting Systems has introduced the robo-kut plasma beveling head. The compact, 50-lb. unit features a rigid design and can be installed on small-footprint, precision, unitized cutting machines. The beveling head is designed to eliminate torch lead wind-up. It features patent-pending automatic...

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Combination plasma head option introduced

March 5, 2010

MultiCam Inc. has announced a new option for its 3000 and 6000 series CNC plasma machines. Its combination plasma features a Hypertherm® Powermax 45 mechanized plasma head mounted next to an HPR 130/260 XD high-definition Hypertherm torch. Each head is independently programmable, resulting in a...

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Two plasma consumable kits introduced

January 12, 2010

Hypertherm has introduced two consumable kits for its Powermax systems.The all-in-one kit is for hand-held cutting and contains up to four different consumable types: shielded with drag-cutting technology, unshielded with an unshielded nozzle, gouging, and FineCut. A reference guide provides tips...

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Bevel cutting head compatible with multiple plasma systems

December 15, 2009

Koike Aronson/Ransome Inc. offers a lightweight, automatic contour bevel cutting head that is compatible with multiple plasma systems.It has fully integrated height sensing that uses ohmic contact and real-time monitoring of height control process parameters. Real-time arc voltage height control...

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Plasma systems cut thicker materials

December 15, 2009

Hypertherm has introduced two new HyPerformance® plasma cutting systems —the HPR130XD® and HPR260XD®—with Extreme HyDefinition® (XD) technology.The two systems come with patent-pending PowerPierce™ technology for production piercing capability. According to the...

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CNC profile cutting machine features single tool carriage capable of carrying two tools

November 10, 2009

Retro Systems has announced the launch of the Hornet H series CNC profile cutting machines. They include a Hypertherm® PC-based CNC, heavy-wall steel tubing machine frame and gantry beam, precision-ground linear ways on the X and Y axes, AC servomotors, and low-backlash planetary gearboxes.The...

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Plasma torch height control has two torch stations

September 9, 2009

ITT Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Cleveland Motion Controls Inc., has announced the release of the SmartHC Plasma Torch Height Control. The control is fully integrated with the Burny Phantom and Phantom CNCs.The control box has up to five 400W AC brushless drive amplifiers&$8212;two or...

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Plasma beveling head designed for high-speed precision motion

September 9, 2009

AKS Cutting systems has introduced a plasma beveling head with rigid construction that is designed to produce high-speed precision motion.The beveling head, which can bevel small holes, has a torch lead management system that allows the leads to remain fixed and eliminates wrapping. An automatic...

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Plasma machine cuts, marks with same torch

September 9, 2009

ESAB Cutting Systems' Acer DX High Speed Precision Cutting Machine is designed to provide high-speed, high-precision plasma cutting for any size fabrication shop. With a compact footprint and simple installation, the machine features the company's m3 precision plasma system that allows the machine...

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Plasma consumables suitable for use at high cutting current for long contour and bevel cuts

August 11, 2009

Kjellberg Finsterwalde has developed YellowXLife™ plasma consumables. According to the company, the consumables last 3.5 times longer than previous models. They are designed for use with the PerCut 370.2 torch on HiFocus machines and with the PB-S80W torch on FineFocus 800 machines.The...

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Plasma cutting system processes all AISC structural shapes

June 9, 2009

Peddinghaus Corp. has introduced a new thermal processing technology called Ring of Fire. It has the capacity to process all AISC structural shapes, including beams, columns, angle iron, channel iron, HSS square and rectangular tubes, and plate and flat stock.The compact machine uses plasma cutting...

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Manual plasma cutting inverters suitable for cutting all electrically conductive materials

May 12, 2009

Kjellberg Finsterwalde has introduced a new series of manual plasma cutting machines. Models CUTi 40, CUTi 70, CUTi 90, and CUTi 120 are suitable for cutting all electrically conductive materials. Inverter technology makes the machines lightweight for portability and allows them to operate with...

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90-degree manual plasma cutting torch released

March 10, 2009

Thermal Dynamics has announced the release of the 90-degree 1Torch. It uses the same 30 consumables as the 75-degree model to cover the spectrum of manual plasma cutting and gouging from 20 amps through 120 amps.Designed as a replacement torch, it can be combined with an adapter to allow for...

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