New PlateSaver technology from Hypertherm helps customers maximize parts and profit per plate
Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software today introduced PlateSaver™, a new SureCut™ technology that automatically maximizes the number of parts on a plate for more profit per plate.
PlateSaver is available through Hypertherm’s ProNest® and other authorized software for fabricators cutting mild steel on a CNC table using X-Definition® plasma. It combines the arc stability of X-Definition plasma with specialized software parameters to dramatically increase material utilization. Those parameters cause PlateSaver to use shorter leads when starting and finishing a cut for less wasted space between parts. In addition to shorter lead-ins and lead-outs, PlateSaver takes molten metal into account by using moving pierces that cause molten splatter to fall within a predictable “splash zone.”
“We are excited to introduce this new SureCut technology as it will allow customers to increase their profits through the reduction of waste,” explained Tom Stillwell, a Hypertherm product manager. “By fitting more parts on a plate, customers will spend less time and money purchasing, moving, and storing metal, and also less time tracking and conducting inventory on partially used plate.”
SureCut technology maximizes cutting performance by automatically embedding thousands of cutting parameters into authorized hardware and software products. It includes True Hole® for bolt ready holes, True Bevel™ to simplify the process of cutting beveled edges, and Rapid Part® to markedly reduce cut-to-cut cycle time. To learn more about SureCut please visit www.hypertherm.com/SureCut.
Hypertherm engineers and manufactures industrial cutting products used by companies around the world to build ships, airplanes, and railcars, construct steel buildings, manufacture heavy equipment, and more. Its products include cutting systems, CNCs, and software trusted for performance and reliability that result in increased productivity and profitability for hundreds of thousands of businesses. Founded in 1968 and based in New Hampshire, Hypertherm is a 100 percent Associate owned company, employing more than 1,800 Associates, with operations and partner representation worldwide. Learn more at www.hypertherm.com.