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 …
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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

Hypertherm Reaches Milestone

The Powermax45 becomes their best selling plasma system of all time.

Hypertherm Repeats Selection As Most Ethical

Their business conduct fosters a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of operation.

Educational Grants from Hypertherm

Hypertherm's grant program will award a Powermax45 plasma cutting and gouging system along with their full practice curriculum kit to ten schools in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. (view one)
Their “Spark Something Great" grants provide proper training for the next generation of welders and fabricators.

 

Plasma Cutting Systems: Products

Metal Forming & Fabricating Showcase

The compact TruMark Station 3000 from TRUMPF offers users a high degree of flexibility in marking that is ideal for shops with small or medium batch sizes that are looking to integrate the marking process into their production lines with a simple, safe and industrially robust workstation.
Here is some of the latest metal forming and fabrication equipment to help your shop become more competitive.

Plasma Cutting and Gouging in Remote Areas

The 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 and gouging in areas without access to electricity. (view one)
The autonomous Freedom 38 PPA from Hypertherm delivers cutting and gouging in areas without access to electricity.

Affordable Plasma Cutting for Plate

The iCNC Performance control from Thermal Dynamics Automation enables users to build affordable full-featured plasma systems that improve operation cost, optimize cut quality and virtually eliminate operator errors.
Using the next-generation iCNC Performance control from Thermal Dynamics Automation, shops can build full-featured plasma systems that improve operation cost, optimize cut quality and virtually eliminate operator error at an affordable price.