People in the business of cutting metal with plasma arc systems can now receive the latest training on cutting and related control technologies at Hypertherm’s new Cutting Technology Centre.
The Centre at Hypertherm’s European headquarters in Roosendaal, The Netherlands, includes a new high precision x-y cutting table, which features the recently introduced HyPerformance Plasma, the first in a new generation of HyPerformance Plasma.
The HyPerformance Plasma HPR400XD is the only 400 amp system on the market today that can reliably and robustly pierce 50 mm thick metal and edge cutting up to 80 mm. Also available for live mechanized cutting demonstrations are the HySpeed HSD130 conventional LongLife oxygen system and the Powermax1650 single-gas entry level mechanized system. Hypertherm’s full line of Powermax manual air plasma systems, ranging from small lightweight systems weighing only 9 kg and capable of cutting up to 12 mm thicknesses, up to larger units capable of cutting up to 38 mm thick metals are also available for live demonstrations.
“This new facility gives us an improved capability to demonstrate and train both our channel partners and end users on the latest technologies that Hypertherm is bringing to the cutting industry” says Peter Vickers, European Director for Hypertherm. He adds: “Having this facility co-located with our European headquarters also enables visiting channel partners and end user customers to have direct contact with our technical and service experts.”
The new cutting centre replaces an earlier facility which was located at a branch subsidiary in Hanau, Germany.
The company’s reputation for plasma innovation dates back 40 years, to 1968, with Hypertherm’s invention of water injection plasma cutting. The company has more than 1,000 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide.