Agnes Tong, product marketing manager, APAC, ESAB demonstrates how mechanised oxy-fuel and plasma cutting technologies can complement each other in heavy fabrication applications.
Tex Whiting, consumable sales manager for Hypertherm explains to us about the many forms of plasma cutting under different conditions and how to get the best out of it.
Proper plasma system maintenance can help prolong life and performance of system, and it requires just a little time investment. By Clayton Gould, marketing manager, Aftersales, Hypertherm Inc.
Hypertherm’s FlushCut consumables are compatible with Powermax105 and 125 systems, and has an angled nozzle bore that delivers the plasma arc at a 45-degree angle.
Hypertherm’s XPR300 is a mechanised plasma cutting system for mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium. Its new engineered system makes it easier to run with minimal operator intervention.
The system produces ISO range 2 results on thin mild steel, ISO range 3 cut quality results compared with earlier plasma technology. The system also cuts aluminium using the company’s Vented Water Injection system.
The system allows higher cut speeds of 300 amps and 63 kW. Consumable life has seen increases of over 40 percent compared with previous systems with 20 percent thicker piercing capability on stainless steel and 30 percent thicker on mild steel. With the system, operating costs can be reduced by over 50 percent.