Plasma Cutting Systems

Optimize the Use of Your Plasma Cutting Consumables

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.
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Plasma Cutting Systems: Articles

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.

Heavy Fabrication Shapes Up to Meet Demand for Natural Gas

Chart uses its new heavy-duty plasma shape cutting machine to process a wide range of material thicknesses and sheet sizes ranging from 6 in x 6 in up to 10 ft wide x 40 ft long, cutting carbon steel up to 4 in thick, and processing aluminum and stainless steel in thicknesses up to 3 in.
Chart Energy & Chemicals installed an Avenger 3 plasma precision shape cutting machine from ESAB that added new beveling and marking capabilities and enabled the shop to slash its processing times, increase its capacity, and eliminate a second shift.

 

Plasma Cutting Systems: Industry News

Hypertherm Offers Free Plasma Cutting Curriculum and Grant Program

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

Hypertherm Named Most Ethical Company

The company is one of only three recognized in the Machine Tools & Accessories sector.

Praxair Becomes Distributor for LubeCorp

The industrial gases supplier now offers GreenCut Plasma to treat water tables in CNC plasma arc cutting systems.

 

Plasma Cutting Systems: Products

Laser, Waterjet, Plasma Cutting Systems

An Eagle fiber laser cutting head with laser beam from MSS Lasers is one of the most advanced systems in the market, with linear drives on all three axes and a low inertia carbon fiber transverse bridge construction that can accelerate up to 6G with achieve cutting speeds in excess of 100 m/min.
A yearend review of some of the current advances and application capabilities in each of these metal cutting technologies.

Combination Plasma Head is Ideal for Job Shops

Each plasma head is independently programmable, allowing the plasma system to economically cut gauge steel using low amperage consumables, while still able to tackle heavy plate steel with high-definition plasma precision. 
The combination plasma head for MultiCam 3000 and 6000 series CNC plasma machines uses a Hypertherm Powermax mechanized plasma head mounted beside a high-definition Hypertherm torch that is ideal for production cutting of diverse materials.

Portable, Economical Oxyfuel/Plasma Cutting System

Crossbow features a motorized lifter to support either oxyfuel or plasma torches. The Arc Voltage Height Control ensures the plasma torch will automatically maintain a consistent cutting height. Ohmic touch initial height sensing finds the plate surface, sets the piercing height during automated plasma cutting, detects torch crashes by sensing the plate during cutting and shuts down the plasma system accordingly. 
The compact Crossbow oxyfuel/plasma CNC cutting system from ESAB is ideal for trade schools, small fab shops, maintenance and repair shops, or for portable use within large facilities or at construction sites.