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

Department of Labor Recognizes Hypertherm

Hypertherm safety champions pose with Jeff Erskine, the OSHA region l deputy regional administrator. (pictured l-r) Tracy Hannett, Jeff Erksine, David Cushman II, and Andy Barraby.
All seven of their New Hampshire manufacturing locations are now designated Voluntary Protection Program Star worksites by OSHA.

Social Responsibility Grows at Hypertherm

They report progress on their social and environmental goals.

Heavy Equipment Investment at AT&F Wisconsin

This new 5-axis plasma cutting machine is scheduled to be online in the AT&F Wisconsin facility by August 2016. Its large working envelope allows plates as large as 10 ft  x 40 ft to be cut, using the latest in CNC controls and supporting software for superior small diameter hole cutting accuracy.
Their new 5-axis high definition plasma cutting system will produce smooth edges and cleaner finished parts.


Plasma Cutting Systems: Products

FABTECH 2016: Forming & Fabricating (Part Two)

Booth C-43023: With a just-in-time focus, vendor-managed inventory and wide array of cutting equipment, Ohio Laser specializes in contract tube and pipe contract cutting and has the largest contract manufacturing capability in the Midwest for cutting parts and fabricating assemblies.
Take a closer look at some of the metal forming and fabrication technologies that will be exhibited November 16-18 on the show floor in Las Vegas.

Advanced High Speed Plasma Cutting Systems

With state-of-the-art, industry-leading traverse speeds of 3,000 ipm, a robust design and high acceleration drives, the MetalMaster Xcel is the fastest plasma cutting machine on the market. It performs HPR400XD plasma bevel cutting and PinStamp marking and features a fiber laser cutting head and digital camera.
Messer Cutting Systems offers the MetalMaster Xcel, the MetalMaster 2.0, and the MetalMaster Evolution unitized cutting machine with The Slagger to increase shop production and save costly secondary operations.

Plug and Play Plasma Cutting

Ideal for steel fabrication used in HVAC manufacturing, the Plasma RED “plug and play” plasma cutting system from Soitaab cuts ferrous, steel and aluminum materials in thin to medium thick plate sizes up to 2 m wide and 6 m long.