Duty cycle and the challenge of figuring out if your system is up to the job

By Hypertherm
Posted on 09/10/2015 in SPARK the blog, Plasma cutting

You've probably heard us talk about duty cycle before. As Jim Colt explained last year, determining duty cycle is tricky because there is no agreed upon standard among manufacturers.

Though many use International Electrotechnical Commission standards, there is no law that says they have to. Two different manufacturers can come up with different duty cycle ratings for the exact same system! So how do you know if a particular system will meet your needs? Refer to our new infographic of course!

The importance of duty cycle



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