Plasma Cutting Systems

Precision Plasma Cutting: Make a List, Check It Twice

The list of items needing regular maintenance in your shop is likely long. It probably seems there is always something to be done. Unfortunately, while most shops are great at inspecting equipment like cranes, forklifts, and air compressors, one machine …
Plasma Cutting Systems: Articles

Optimize the Use of Your Plasma Cutting Consumables

CNC plasma cutting using a Hypertherm HPR260XD system. How the torch and consumable parts are used to generate the high temperature plasma cutting arc represents an opportunity to improve shop floor efficiency. 
Often neglected in the push to get more parts of higher quality off the cutting table per shift are the very components that generate the high temperature plasma cutting arc. Up to 40 percent of the torch consumable parts that are typically scrapped can often be re-used with excellent cut quality.

Limited Space, Unlimited Returns

The SGX can accept up to two oxy-fuel torches for oxy-fuel cutting of materials up to 4 in thick. Piercing of thicker materials is optimized using ease-on cutting oxygen.  
The SGX automated plasma and oxy-fuel cutting machine is ideal for the small fabricator needing to cut high volumes of mild steel parts with a minimal investment in capital and floor space. 

How to Make the Most of Your Plasma Cutting System

A System 55 robot cell from Lincoln Electric at Cotterman Company. To achieve the best results when plasma cutting, be sure to verify proper piercing height, verify proper travel speeds during the cutting process, and don’t allow the consumables to touch the workpiece when cutting. 
By following these simple guidelines, using the right machine for your application and mastering some tricks of the trade, you should see increased precision and quality in your plasma cutting process.

Harnessing the Power of CNC Software for Plasma Cutting

The intelligence built inside today’s CNC controls enables it to provide real-time instruction to all elements of an automated plasma cutting system. Here, the CNC has optimized parameters for cutting bolt-ready holes.
What if you could get real time orchestration between the power source, the accessories connected to it and all of the other key elements of your cutting system? 

Plasma Cutting Comes of Age

Plasma cutting is a viable solution for many more applications since the switch from the tungsten electrode to the Hafnium electrode that can operate with nitrogen, oxygen, air, or blends of these gases.
Evolving from a rough and cranky process to a reliable and productive technology, high-density plasma cutting has become a metal fabricating success story.


Plasma Cutting Systems: Industry News

Messer Cutting Systems Launches Social Website

Customers can now share testimonials, photos, and videos with the public.

Messer Cutting Systems Celebrates 60 Years

The Profimill shown here was the first machine built by the original CRO Engineering.
A pioneer in manufacturing oxyfuel, plasma, and laser plate machinery celebrates the evolution of precision cutting technology in North America.

Hypertherm Offers Free Plasma Cutting Curriculum and Grant Program

All ten hours of the AWS SENSE-approved curriculum can be downloaded free by teachers.


Plasma Cutting Systems: Products

New Plasma, Laser, Waterjet Cutting Systems

Booth S-3340: Ideal for cutting and gouging in out-of-the-way locations, the new Freedom 38 PPA from Hypertherm is a completely autonomous, all-in-one unit that combines a powerful 125 amp plasma system with a generator and air compressor for cutting in areas without access to electricity.
Hypertherm unveils a system that significantly reduce waterjet operating costs and simplified CNC and robotic cutting processes.

Automated Precision Beveled Holes in Vessels

Booth S-1999: The Vessel Cutting Machine from HGG Profiling Equipment cuts precision beveled holes in pressure vessel tank heads, shells, nozzles and reinforcing pads, as well as hillside holes, by using a specially designed rotating table that positions the vessel part under the cutting area and a laser scanner system that measures the slope and adjusts the torch height to insure a proper bevel and root opening. (view one)
The Vessel Cutting Machine from HGG cuts precision beveled holes in pressure vessel tank heads, shells, nozzles and reinforcing pads, and hillside holes.

Turnkey Oxy and Plasma Cutting Systems

Booth S-3392: Custom engineered oxy and plasma cutting turnkey equipment systems for 2D, 3D bevel and complete weld prep applications from Rhino Cutting Systems use ultra-precise digital drives, quality engineered bridge construction, network-ready CNCs and GreenCut Plasma Arc Water-Table Fluid from LubeCorp to optimize cut quality and reduce cycle times as well as save precious raw materials.
Rhino Cutting Systems offers complete, turnkey equipment solutions that bridge the gap between cutting processes and motion control.