Skeleton removal is typically slow and labor-intensive. It can also be dangerous for the operator due to awkward, heavy pieces having sharp edges. Hypertherm’s Powermax® air plasma systems and Duramax® Hyamp™ Long torches are the perfect combination to make clean-up after mechanized cutting easier and faster – resulting in a safer and more profitable workflow. Almost any operation cutting on plasma or oxyfuel CNC tables can benefit from plasma skeleton removal.
Hypertherm’s Long torch is ideal for tables 1.2 x 2.5 m (4 x 8 ft) or larger; our new skeleton sled makes this process even easier for the operator by allowing the long torch to rest on the skeleton and glide smoothly over it. On smaller tables, a hand torch is adequate. If you’re cutting on a mechanized plasma table, Hypertherm’s ProNest® or ProNest LT software can be used to program the cut-up into pre-defined segments as an integrated part of the overall cutting process.
- Productivity increase of up to 75% or greater (Calculations based on 12 mm (1/2″) mild steel thickness and standard industry data)
- Quicker unloading of the skeleton means more CNC table utilization and increased throughput
- When cutting half-inch mild steel, the Duramax Hyamp Long torch cuts significantly faster than oxyacetylene, increasing productivity and lowering operating costs
- Reduced training time; operator certification in 4 hours vs. up to 40 hours for oxyfuel
- Cutting the skeleton into smaller pieces makes it easier for the operator to handle, reducing the likelihood of accidents.
- The Duramax Hyamp Long torch lets the operator stand next to the table in a natural position, preventing ergonomic issues and minimizing the likelihood of mishap; no bending over, and no need to risk injury by kneeling or standing on the table.
- For operations currently using oxyacetylene torches to cut skeletons, switching to plasma makes the workplace safer by eliminating gas cylinders that can be difficult and dangerous to handle.
Skeleton cutting application video - EN