An abrasive waterjet operation typically spends more money on the purchase of abrasive than it does on labor to actually run the table. This presentation describes new technology that recycles abrasive to reduce cost without impacting cut quality or speed.(read more)
Deciding you want a plasma cutter is one thing. Actually choosing from among the various options out there is a whole other matter. There’s so much to figure out like what brand to get, and once you have that figured out, choosing from among a brand’s different options. We’re admittedly biased when it comes to which brand you choose so won’t go...(read more)
Hypertherm manufactures a lot of different torches and consumables. Not just because we think it’s fun to make lots of stuff, but because we know all jobs are different. You can’t just apply a one torch (or consumable) solution to every single job out there.
Someone needing to cut up a 2″ thick skeleton is going to need a different torch than someone needing to c...(read more)
Choosing from among the various processes
As a manufacturer of three different cutting processes (plasma, laser, and waterjet,) we are often asked to explain the differences among the three and help people figure out which process they should choose for their cutting needs. We’ve posted on this topic before, but at a very high level:
Plasma is definitely the fa...(read more)
It isn’t fun and it isn’t easy to drudge of removing sludge from waterjet tables. In fact, it’s probably one of the worst jobs in the world. But what if you didn’t have to shovel or suck out that sludge? What if you could automatically collect it in a bag?
Hypertherm has that product! Our new PowerDredge will:
• Reduce waterjet system down time...(read more)
Here’s a question we get a lot…why should I buy a Hypertherm Powermax instead of a (sometimes much) less expensive competitive air plasma system? It’s a good question and, as consumers, we often ask the same question when out shopping. After all, no one wants to waste hard earned money.
There are a number of reasons why Hypertherm Powermax systems can cost more...(read more)
Hypertherm is excited to announce a new line-up of educational webinars for 2016. We kick things off later this month on February 25 with the first of two webinars on consumable care and optimization.
This is probably our most requested webinar topic, ever. Jim Colt’s presented on this subject a number of times, but what makes this time different, is that Jim is breaking thi...(read more)
By system ratings, we don’t mean the number of stars given to our product, but rather the cut capacity ratings Hypertherm has for its systems. If we say “System X has a recommended cut capacity of X inches,” what do we mean? The word “recommended” seems to throw people off, but really all it means […] Read more(read more)
The Freedom 38 PPA™ engine-driven plasma cutting and gouging system lets you work anywhere the job takes you. The enclosure houses a 38 kW genset with a Deutz T4i diesel engine, air compressor and Powermax125 plasma system, completely integrated and ready to go.(read more)
No matter which automated cutting method you choose, the steps for turning your idea into a finished object are the same. You create a computerized drawing, import to your CAM software, generate a cutting program, and load into your CNC.
Let’s look at each step individually to better understand how the process works.
Step 1: Create a computerized three dimensio...(read more)
Cutting hard to reach areas
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Sometimes you’re faced with a job that isn’t easy. (Okay, so maybe it’s a lot of the time.) The items you need arrive late, a critical tool decides to act up, a well thought out plan turns out to be not so well thought out after all.
We can’t stop those days from happening, but we...(read more)
The small size and light weight of the new Powermax30® AIR, with an internal compressor, make it a highly portable system enabling metal cutting just about anywhere there is single phase power. Simply plug it in, attach the work clamp and you are ready to cut. The internal compressor eliminates the need for an external air compressor and filter to operate the plasma system. The fast...(read more)
The Powermax air plasma torch offerings include “long” torches for extended reach cutting and a number of robotic applications.
The long torches, designed for hand-held cutting, come in two different lengths—2 and 4 feet—and two different torch head angles—45 and 90 degrees. The torches are ideal for scrapping, skeleton cutting, overhead cutting and m...(read more)
The Powermax30 XP is 50 percent more powerful than its predecessor, yet maintains the Powermax30’s light weight and small size. It features a two-in-one design for high power cutting on thicker metal and detailed cutting on thin metal using FineCut® consumables. The recommended cut capacity is 3/8” (10mm) with a severance capacity of 5/8” (16mm).(read more)
If you're not getting great hole quality off your plasma metal cutting table, you should look into Hypertherm's True Hole process. With True Hole, the expertise is built into the process so you can spend your time managing your business, and not on adjusting the process or on secondary operations.(read more)
The Hypertherm Powermax125, a cutting and gouging system offering a cut capacity of 1 ½ inches, though it can sever metal more than 2 ¼ inches thick. It is also capable of gouging with a removal rate of more than 27 pounds an hour, while a full 100 percent duty cycle guarantees the system can easily hold its own in demanding round the clock work environments.(read more)
Our best selling system, the Powermax45 is the most versatile and portable 1/2" (12 mm) machine on the market, with a broad set of application capabilities that make it a truly multi-purpose tool. The Powermax45 cuts or gouges faster, easier and better than any other product in its class for either hand or machine cutting.(read more)
Hypertherm's HyPerformance® HPR260XD® combines fast cutting speeds, rapid process cycling, quick changeovers, and high reliability to maximize productivity. These products offer access to Built for Business™ Integrated Cutting Solutions technology including:
- True Hole®
- True Bevel™
- Rapid Part™
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Hypertherm's Centricut brand of plasma consumables designed for use with ESAB or Kaliburn systems offers patented SilverLine and CoolFlow technologies that dramatically boost consumable life and improve cut quality in a wide range of plasma applications. Centricut plasma consumables are engineered using Hypertherm technology and manufactured with Hypertherm precision and consistency.(read more)
This new Powermax system gives you 105 amps of power that allows you to cut from thin gauge through 1.5" steel, and will sever up to 2". And with seven torch styles to choose from, there's a solution for every job.
Request a demo and see for yourself what the Powermax105 can do for you.(read more)
Hypertherm brings 45 years of cutting innovation to the world of waterjet through its acquisition of Accustream - the company that set the bar for reliability and customer service. Now introducing HyPrecision Waterjet Pumps, ranging in horsepower from 15 to 150.(read more)
HyPerformance Plasma cuts fine-feature parts with superior quality and consistency - eliminating cost of secondary operations. With over ten thousand systems in use worldwide, it is clear that HyPerformance Plasma is the system of choice for customers that demand performance they can count on.(read more)
The MAXPRO200 plasma cutting system achieves impressive cut speeds, consistent cut quality and exceptional consumable life with air or oxygen plasma gas.
- Optimized cutting parameters are automatically set and controlled in one step.
- Heavy-duty, high capacity mechanized and handheld cutting and gouging, the MAXPRO200 delivers reliable performance across a wide...
Hypertherm's new EDGE® Pro Ti is a CNC designed with integrated drives, motors and multiple torch height control interface options and is ideally suited for small to medium sized cutting tables and works with all plasma systems. It includes features such as enhanced cutting process support for plasma, waterjet, and oxyfuel cutting methods.(read more)