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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Nozzle allows for high-speed plasma cutting - TheFabricator.com

Nozzle allows for high-speed plasma cutting

May 31, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced the new XR series of high-speed cutting nozzles for its m3 Plasma™ system. According to the company, the nozzles help increase cutting speed and extend dross-free cutting. Nozzle cooling is improved, which helps extend consumable life....

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Retrofit torches bring longer consumable life to plasma cutting systems

May 31, 2012

Hypertherm has announced the availability of Duramax™ retrofit torches for five more plasma cutting systems: the Powermax600™, Powermax800™, Powermax900™, MAX42™, and MAX43™. In addition to these, the torches also are available for retrofit to Powermax1000, Powermax1250, and...

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Water-based coolant prevents odors, rust

May 15, 2012

Pico Chemical Corp. has introduced Pico Quench Guard G for use in plasma, waterjet, and other cutting table systems. The water-based solution is designed to cool and quench cutting surfaces and protect ferrous and nonferrous machinery components and processed parts from rust and corrosion for...

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Bevel cutting head features high-accuracy positioning - TheFabricator.com

Bevel cutting head features high-accuracy positioning

May 9, 2012

ESAB Cutting Systems has updated its line of CNC plasma bevel cutting systems with the new VBA Global PRO bevel head for high-accuracy plasma bevel cutting on steel plate. It features a high-accuracy positioning system with dual linear rail lifter, digital AC drives, and heavy-duty gearboxes....

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Miller to take weld expo tour to four cities

May 1, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., and the ITW Welding companies of North America, including Hobart Brothers, Bernard, Tregaskiss, Weldcraft, and Smith Equipment, will be taking the "Under the Hood 2012: Learn | Weld | Connect" welding expos to four cities across the U.S. Tour stops are...

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Automatic coping robot is first of its kind

April 19, 2012

The first of its kind, Daito U.S.A. Inc.'s new CRII coping robot offers coping, piece marking, scribing, and cutting capabilities, all from one machine. Functioning automatically, the unit saves time and eliminates the need for manual marking and finishing. Featuring a six-axis robotic arm, the...

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Plasma torch control system controls torch height - TheFabricator.com

Plasma torch control system controls torch height

April 18, 2012

ESAB Cutting Systems offers the new Smart Voltage Height Control (SVHC) system, which automatically compensates for electrode wear in plasma cutting. The system uses the company's PB-MB-1 plasma torch station and integrates capabilities from the company's arc voltage sample and hold feature and...

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Ermaksan introduces fiber laser, hybrid press brake at open house - TheFabricator.com

Ermaksan introduces fiber laser, hybrid press brake at open house

April 12, 2012

Ermaksan held an open house Feb. 29-March 1 at its new plant in Bursa, Turkey, to introduce the Fibermak fiber laser cutting machine and the Evo II hybrid press brake. Two hundred guests from 90 companies in 40 countries attended the event. According to comments at the event from Ahmet Ozkayan,...

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Retro Systems opens technical training center, adds staff

April 12, 2012

Retro Systems has opened a technical training center adjoining its Valley Center, Kan., manufacturing facility. The 7,000-sq.-ft. training center includes offices, a student classroom, and a 4,500-sq.-ft. lab equipped with CNC cutting equipment for demonstrations. Classes are offered for end users...

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Hypertherm retires MTC brand name

March 29, 2012

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of advanced cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has begun marketing its ProNest, TurboNest, NestMaster, and Design2Fab software under the Hypertherm name. The products, formerly marketed under the MTC brand name, support a number of different cutting processes including...

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Hypertherm names president, expands CFO's responsibilities

February 21, 2012

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of metal cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has promoted Evan Smith, former vice president and general manager, to the position of president. Dick Couch, company founder, remains as CEO and continues to chair the company’s board of directors. In addition, CFO Carey Chen...

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Controller retrofits onto cutting gantries - TheFabricator.com

Controller retrofits onto cutting gantries

February 16, 2012

ESAB Cutting Systems has introduced the Vision 51R controller for retrofit onto cutting gantries. It can control up to four process tools in a variety of processes, including plasma, oxyfuel, and marking. The controller is designed to replace single box controls from the Vision 4 series,...

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Pipe cutting attachment for plasma system offered - TheFabricator.com

Pipe cutting attachment for plasma system offered

February 7, 2012

PlasmaCAM Inc. has introduced a new pipe cutting attachment for its CNC plasma cutting system and software. The machine can cut sheet metals from 30 ga. to 1 in. thick, as well as round pipe and tubing. The attachment can perform cuts from simple saddles to four-way header collectors on pipes...

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Hypertherm unveils expanded online training community

January 17, 2012

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of metal cutting systems, has launched the new Hypertherm Cutting Institute, an online training community that offers a number of resources for people who work with or want to learn more about cutting metal. The 3-year-old training site has been...

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Fab-Line Machinery announces management appointment

January 9, 2012

Fab-Line Machinery LLC, St. Charles, Ill., has appointed Tom Millen as eastern regional manager and plasma product manager. He has more than 15 years of experience in the fabrication industry. In this position, Millen assists in developing and supporting the distributor network for the...

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