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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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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Heavy piercing with plasma - TheFabricator.com

Heavy piercing with plasma

January 4, 2012

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High-density plasma arc cutting can effectively cut thick plate. The most challenging aspect, in fact, is that initial pierce. To that end, a few basic strategies help overcome this challenge, allowing the plasma to pierce through inches of metal as effectively as possible.

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Biselado con plasma: ¿qué pueden dar las máquinas de la actualidad? - TheFabricator.com

Biselado con plasma: ¿qué pueden dar las máquinas de la actualidad?

December 1, 2011

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Como puede decírselo cualquier fabricante de metal, un taller es tan eficiente como todos sus procesos en conjunto—no sólo uno.

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Hypertherm presents top independent distributor award to nexAir - TheFabricator.com

Hypertherm presents top independent distributor award to nexAir

November 21, 2011

Hypertherm, a designer and manufacturer of metal cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has announced that nexAir has received the 2011 Richard W. Couch Jr. Award. The award, named after Hypertherm's founder and president, Dick Couch, recognizes the top independent distributor in Hypertherm's North...

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Plasma cutting system consumables designed for extended life

October 17, 2011

Hypertherm now offers Centricut consumables for Kaliburn Spirit and ProLine plasma cutting systems. According to the manufacturer, laboratory testing shows the life expectancy of the consumables is two to three times longer than that of OEM consumables when cutting at 275 amps and below, and more...

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Plasma system processes both plates and tubes

October 3, 2011

AKS Cutting Systems has introduced a system for plasma processing of both plates and tubes. Available on its accu-kut heavy-duty, unitized precision plasma plate cutting system, the tube processing center can perform plasma processing of tube and pipe. Used in conjunction with the robo-kut plasma...

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