Hypertherm expands availability of FlushCut consumables to more Powermax air plasma systems
Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software, is excited to introduce the availability of FlushCut™ consumables for more Powermax® plasma systems. These new consumables are designed to work at 45 amps on Powermax45 XP, 65, 85, and 105 systems. In addition, owners of the original Powermax45 can use the consumables provided they upgrade to a Hypertherm Duramax® series torch. Previously, FlushCut consumables were only recommended for use on Powermax105 and Powermax125 systems.
Hypertherm’s FlushCut consumables feature an angled nozzle bore that delivers the plasma arc at a 45-degree angle. Instead of locating the nozzle opening at the tip as is typically done, the FlushCut nozzle orifice is located on the side. This essentially bends the plasma arc, causing it to exit the torch at an angle nearly parallel to the workpiece. As a result, Powermax users can cut closer, or more flush, to the base metal than ever before. This in turn dramatically reduces the amount of material left behind and significantly reduces grinding time.
Customers using the process report they are completing jobs about 60 percent faster. Another benefit is the ability to reuse the attachments that were removed. Operators can also use the process instead of a grinder, at lower amperages, to wash away residual material or hard facing without damage to the metal.
The new 45-amp flush cutting process is capable of safely removing attachments, fixtures, and other protruding features that are between 12mm (1/2”) and 25mm (1”) in thickness. The process is helpful for any job that requires the separation of two metals. Lugs, temporary weld supports, and pad eyes can all be removed without damaging the base material holding the piece in place. In addition, the flush cutting process simplifies the cutting of weld access holes in I-beams, and also makes it easier to remove bolts or other parts from metal plate. For more information please visit www.hypertherm.com/FlushCut.
Hypertherm designs and manufactures industrial cutting products for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes cutting systems, in addition to CNC motion and height controls, CAM nesting software, robotic software and consumables. Hypertherm systems are trusted for performance and reliability that result in increased productivity and profitability for hundreds of thousands of businesses. The company’s reputation for cutting innovation dates back 50 years to 1968, with Hypertherm’s invention of water injection plasma cutting. The 100 percent associate owned company has more than 1,400 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide.