800-amp plasma system cuts thick, thin metal without need to switch torches

July 26, 2010

Hypertherm has announced the availability of a new 800-amp HyPerformance® plasma system for cutting thick stainless steel and aluminum. In addition to its ability to production-pierce 3-in. and sever 6.25-in.-thick metal, the system cuts thin metal — including gauge — without the need to switch torches.

The new HPR800XD® system's thick piercing capability is attributed to PowerPierce™, a patent-pending technology that eliminates the need for predrilling and minimizes damage to the torch by using a liquid-cooled shield to repel molten metal during piercing and cutting.

Operators can use the system from 30 to 400 amps to mark, bevel, and cut mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. With the same system up to 800 amps, operators can cut thick stainless steel and aluminum.

Features include an optional auto gas console and a single quick-disconnect torch.

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