Hypertherm’s new products include a system designed to significantly reduce waterjet operating costs by delivering marked labor and consumable savings for companies operating waterjet machines. In addition, Hypertherm will preview new technology designed to simplify CNC and robotic cutting through the automatic inclusion of process parameters in support of a wide range of applications. This new technology will be showcased on a new line-up of Hypertherm CNCs, which were also unveiled at this year’s show.
Two more products making their FABTECH debut are designed to support cutting and gouging in out of the way locations. Hypertherm’s Freedom 38 PPA is a completely autonomous, all-in-one unit that combines a powerful 125 amp plasma system with a generator and air compressor for cutting in areas without access to electricity. The Powermax30 AIR features a 30 amp plasma system and air compressor in one compact unit for ultimate portability.
“Today’s rapid evolution of cutting technology and automated intelligence means job shops, service centers, and fabricators are faced with an ever changing product landscape,” said Anibal Sepulveda, head of marketing for Hypertherm North America. “As a manufacturer specializing in cutting processes and CAD/CAM software for both CNC and robotic processes, we believe we are in a unique position to support businesses as they work to evolve and remain competitive.”
This year’s show, was hels at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center, takes place from November 9 to 12. Hypertherm exhibited from the center’s South hall in booth S3340, while Hypertherm partners will conducted live demonstrations of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting from more than a dozen booth locations throughout the show. Finally, Hypertherm experts in the areas of plasma, waterjet, automation, and CAM software will presented a number of presentations as part of FABTECH’s official educational program.
Hypertherm designs and manufactures advanced cutting products for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes plasma, laser and waterjet 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 New Hampshire based company’s reputation for cutting innovation dates back nearly 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.
Jabez Technologies, creators of software to simplify complex robotic programming, is joining Hypertherm, manufacturer of plasma, waterjet, and laser cutting systems, to make it easier for companies to utilize robots for manufacturing applications.
Simple offline programming is a key barrier to the wider utilization of robotics in manufacturing. Hypertherm and Jabez believe combining Hypertherm’s cutting expertise with Jabez’s skilled engineering and support staff will make it easier for robotic programmers and integrators to achieve optimal results. At the same time, Jabez can enhance its support for a wide variety of robotic programming applications, including those beyond cutting, by leveraging Hypertherm’s global infrastructure and strong engineering community.
“A growing trend toward lean and flexible manufacturing is resulting in the expanded use of robotics in our served industries. Manufacturers realize that robots are increasingly critical to producing higher quality products at a lower cost, and to achieving the speed and flexibility needed to remain competitive,” Evan Smith, Hypertherm’s President and CEO commented. “Adding Jabez to the Hypertherm team will enable Hypertherm to bring even greater value to our robotic customers, and at the same time provide Jabez with the support and resources to achieve its wider vision, which we share.”
Hypertherm is not making any major changes to Jabez’s operations, leadership structure, or distribution channels. Chahe Bakmazjian, founder and president of the privately held company, will continue to lead his team as part of Hypertherm’s newly established Robotic Software group. Jabez’s current offices in the Montreal area will remain intact, with no consolidations or reductions planned. Support for non-Hypertherm cutting systems, non-cutting applications and previously planned investments in engineering and support resources will continue. In addition, Jabez Associates will receive all Hypertherm benefits, including profit sharing and full participation in the company’s employee stock value plan. The transaction was structured as a purchase of substantially all assets of Jabez Technologies. Financial terms are undisclosed.
“We are excited to join the Hypertherm family. Hypertherm’s vision regarding the future of industrial robotics as well as the cultural alignment between our companies made a perfect and natural fit,” explains Chahe Bakmazjian. “Additionally, we can leverage Hypertherm’s global service, support and logistics resources to better serve our rapidly growing base of robotic integrators and end
users to accelerate the growth of Robotmaster.”
Jabez Technologies specializes in simplifying complex robotic programming for 3D shapes, particularly in high-mix manufacturing environments. With the ability to program many different robots across multiple processes, and by providing tools for easy cell setup and configuration, its Robotmaster software delivers the flexibility required to support a wide variety of robotic applications. Built-in simulation tools, on-the-fly calculation capabilities and unique optimization and collision avoidance tools allow programmers to quickly prepare their jobs with confidence.
Hypertherm designs and manufactures advanced cutting products for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes plasma, laser and waterjet 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 nearly 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.
Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, today announced a new Centricut® brand quick change torch for use with ESAB® plasma cutting systems. The torch, which incorporates proprietary Hypertherm technology, is designed to replace ESAB PT-36, PT-600 and PT-19XLS torches.
The two-piece quick-change design allows operators to change out consumables up to three times faster or, through the use of multiple torch heads, load consumables for the next job while cutting the current job.
In addition, operators can experience a lower overall operating cost by using Centricut brand consumables with either the new quick change torch or their current ESAB single piece torch. In field testing, cut quality and consumable life from the Centricut brand consumables were consistently equal to the OEM while costing 20 to 30 percent less.
The performance is due in part to Hypertherm’s patented SilverLine® electrode and CoolFlow™ nozzle technologies. SilverLine technology features a hybrid copper / silver weld joint that delivers performance equal to a solid silver electrode for a fraction of the cost. Advanced cooling features reduce the operating temperature of the electrode maximizing the hafnium pit depth and slowing its wear rate to extend electrode life. CoolFlow technology improves cooling to help maintain the size and shape of the nozzle orifice for longer life.
“This new torch provides owners of ESAB systems with the time-saving benefits of quick-change technology at a very affordable price,” explains Cynthia von Recklinghausen, product marketing manager for Hypertherm’s Centricut brand. “On top of that, ESAB owners can realize further cost savings while enjoying improved cut quality and consumable life by coupling the use of their torch with Centricut brand consumables.”
Centricut brand products, like all Hypertherm products, are designed with critical-to-function tolerances and are precision manufactured by advanced machinists to deliver the best quality product every time. Businesses interested in a free trial of any Centricut brand product or a technical consultation about improving their cutting process can contact Hypertherm at 0031 165 596928.
Hypertherm’s Centricut brand engineers and manufactures advanced plasma and laser cutting consumables. Its product line includes consumables that deliver increased value to people who own most any non-Hypertherm cutting system including systems by ESAB, Kjellberg, Kaliburn, and Trumpf. All Centricut brand products are engineered and manufactured to exacting standards and incorporate the latest technological advances that help to reduce operating costs, while delivering increased cut speed and quality. Centricut products include free technical support and come with same-day shipping.
Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser and waterjet cutting systems, today announced the introduction of the Powermax30® AIR, a new portable air plasma system and internal compressor in one.
With the built in compressor and the ability to operate on both 120 or 240 volt lines, the Powermax30 AIR is a highly versatile system that enables metal cutting just about anywhere. Weighing only 13.5 kg the Powermax30 AIR provides 30 amps of output giving it the highest power to weight ratio of any system in its class.
“Hypertherm is setting new performance and portability standards with this new model,” explains Harry Mellott, a Hypertherm Powermax specialist. “With a recommended cut capacity of 8 mm and a severance capacity of 16 mm the system can easily and quickly cut a variety of metal types and thicknesses making it a great entry level cutting tool for a variety of professions, as well as home users.”
This high power to weight ratio is due in part to several engineering advances including an all new patent-pending consumable design that optimizes air flow from the compact internal compressor. This design directly contributes to the efficiency of the system and delivers consistent cut performance.
The Powermax30 AIR, like all Hypertherm Powermax systems, is rugged and reliable with Hypertherm Certified™ reliability to perform in the most demanding environments. It is available from authorized Hypertherm partners around the world. To get in touch with a Hypertherm sales representative, feel free to visit the Where to Buy section on www.Hypertherm.com.
Hypertherm designs and manufactures advanced cutting products for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes plasma, laser and waterjet cutting systems, in addition to CNC motion and height controls, CAM nesting 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 nearly 50 years to 1968, with Hypertherm’s invention of water injection plasma cutting. The 100 percent associate owned company has more than 1,300 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide.
Schweissen & Schneiden 2013 – international trade fair for joining, cutting and surfacing technology – achieved outstanding results and has been a huge success for Hypertherm. The introduction of Hypertherm HyPrecision™ Waterjet Solutions, the introduction of the NEW Powermax125® and demonstrations of the latest integrated cutting technologies were highly appreciated by the visitors.
Hypertherm welcomed many visitors from different countries and industries. Attracted by the diversity and depth of the product range, visitors appreciated the new products and technologies shown, including the demonstrations with pipe cutting and track burner installed with the Powermax85® and MAXPRO200®, True Bevel™ technology, the expanded Centricut® consumable portfolio and the HyIntensity™ Fiber Laser system.
For the first time since the acquisition of AccuStream, Hypertherm demonstrated HyPrecision Waterjet Solutions in its stand including pumps, abrasive regulation and cutting heads. In addition, Hypertherm introduced a NEW Powermax plasma cutting and gouging system that made its global debut at the show; the NEW Powermax125 - the most powerful Powermax system ever shown that will be available as of the end of 2013. To receive the latest information about the capabilities of the system, registrations can be done via emeamanual.hypertherm.com.
Live cutting demonstrations were given with the Powermax125 and the advanced technologies True Bevel, True Hole™ and Rapid Part™; all part of Hypertherm’s Built for Business Integrated Cutting Solutions. In addition several CAD / CAM software and automation products (CNC and THC range) were on display showing the individual capabilities of the components. The seamless integration of these peripherals provides even greater cutting expertise and technologies from CAD to cut.
“Schweissen & Schneiden 2013 was a very successful event for us!” said Theo Cornielje, Regional Director for the EMEA region. “At this year’s show we introduced several new products and technologies. With the add-on of waterjet cutting products to our product offering since the beginning of this year, we have an even broader base of different cutting technologies to offer to our customers. It is our mission to help end users understand the technology differences and advice on what cutting technology is best for their operation.”