Hypertherm introduces new SilverPlus technology for HyPerformance plasma cutting at 80 amps
Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, is introducing a lower-amp SilverPlus® electrode. This new electrode, for its HyPerformance® family of plasma cutting systems, is designed for cutting at 80 amps.
Like all SilverPlus electrodes, the new 80 amp electrode is proven in Hypertherm laboratory testing to last more than twice as long as a standard copper electrode. Instead of replacing the electrode at a pit depth of 1 mm as recommended with standard electrodes, SilverPlus electrodes are designed to last to a pit depth of 2 mm. In addition, the electrode delivers a very consistent range 4 and 5 cut quality throughout its life, allowing owners to lower their operating cost, with no impact on cut quality or speed.
The electrodes, protected by patent, are created by fusing a completely solid silver tip on to a copper electrode base. A hafnium pin is then inserted into the tip. This serves to dramatically slow the wear rate for both the electrode and nozzle as silver disperses heat better than copper. Hypertherm’s electrodes are further differentiated from competitive and after-market consumables by a superior bond between the copper and silver. This results in more consistent wear rates, deeper pit depths, and more robustness to ramp down errors and hard failures.
“The proven performance of SilverPlus makes these electrodes a popular and cost-effective choice since it allows HyPerformance Plasma owners to cut their electrode and nozzle costs in half,” says Martin Geheran, a consumables product manager at Hypertherm. “These electrodes are a perfect example of Hypertherm’s commitment to lowering the cost of cutting for people who own our products.”
In addition to the new 80 amp electrode introduced today, Hypertherm also offers 130, 200, 260, and 400 amp versions with similar performance. Please contact Hypertherm or an authorized partner to request samples of SilverPlus electrodes.
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.