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Hypertherm excels in plasma-cutting.



Hypertherm's unrelenting focus has been on plasma metal-cutting technology.

"With a continuous stream of innovations to improve cut quality and service life, enhance productivity, and lower operating costs operating costs nplgastos mpl operacionales , Hypertherm products have set the standard in the thermal cutting market," a company spokesman says. Hypertherm, an exhibitor at Gulf Industry Fair, has more than 1,000 associates along with operations and partner representations in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , Europe, Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies.  and Asia. The region managed out of Hypertherm's European headquarters in The Netherlands actually encompasses not only Europe, but Russia, the Middle East and Africa as well. This area represents one of the strongest growth markets for the company, with particularly dynamic growth coming out of central and Eastern Europe The term "Central and Eastern Europe" came into wide spread use, replacing "Eastern bloc", to describe former Communist countries in Europe, after the collapse of the Iron Curtain in 1989/90. , Russia and the Middle East.

Cutting edge "Hypertherm designs and manufactures the world's most advanced plasma-cutting systems for use in a variety of industries. They have been proven to decrease the cost of metal cutting in the full range of applications -- from hand-held cutting and fabricating to mechanised Adj. 1. mechanised - using vehicles; "motorized warfare"
mechanized, motorized

mobile - moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place); "a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator"

2.
 production and computer-controlled automated manufacturing," the spokesman states. "Our design efforts are not only focused on creating systems that lead the world in cutting performance, but also on reducing components in our power supplies. The purpose of this, of course, is to increase reliability, for it is a design truism that fewer components directly correlate to increased reliability. The latest Hypertherm systems feature only 50 per cent of the power supply components of those manufactured only a few years ago." Another Hypertherm focus is to make cutting systems that are easier to use than ever before. This means increased portability and new torch designs that increase operator access to angles and corners. In its mechanised systems, it translates into CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) See numerical control.

CNC - Collaborative Networked Communication
 control of gas flow parameters and simpler operator set up and control requirements.

Unmatched mechanised and manual cutting systems Hypertherm's family of mechanised plasma arc-cutting systems covers the full spectrum of metal-cutting needs -- from sheet metal less than 1 mm thick to stainless steel stainless steel: see steel.
stainless steel

Any of a family of alloy steels usually containing 10–30% chromium. The presence of chromium, together with low carbon content, gives remarkable resistance to corrosion and heat.
 up to 150 mm thick. Customers can select from Hypertherm's conventional air plasma systems for thin material, mild steel, stainless steel, stainless,
n a steel that contains a minimum of 12% chromium and approximately 0.5% carbon to resist corrosion.
 steel and aluminum. These are said to be ideal for heating, ventilating ventilating

Natural or mechanically induced movement of fresh air into or through an enclosed space. The hazards of poor ventilation were not clearly understood until the early 20th century. Expired air may be laden with odors, heat, gases, or dust.
 and air conditioning applications. They can select a long life mechanised system that delivers tremendously long consumable life for heavy-duty production. Or, if the customer requires tight-tolerance cutting, he can select from its family of industry-leading HyPerformance HyDefinition plasma systems, an alternative to laser for many applications but at a fraction of the cost, the company explains. The new generation of HyPerformance plasma cutting systems, the HPR (High-Performance Routing) Extensions to IBM's APPN networking that enable SNA data to be sent over frame-based (Ethernet, etc.) and cell-based (ATM) networks. 400XD, will be available in the beginning of 2009. This new 400 ampere ampere (ăm`pēr), abbr. amp or A, basic unit of electric current. It is the fundamental electrical unit used with the mks system of units of the metric system.  system adds faster cut speeds and increased thickness capabilities to HyDefinition cut quality at half the operating costs. The HPR400XD is the first 400 ampere HyPerformance system ever developed. It is equipped with patent-pending PowerPierce technology which allows metal as thick as 50 mm to be pierced and cut with high precision. A 30 to 400 amp process range allows cutting, and beveling up to 80 mm thick metal. The patented consumable design delivers consistent HyDefinition cut quality at faster speeds. Through patented LongLife technology the consumables last much longer while maintaining consistent cut quality. This significantly lowers overall operating costs. The system also features improved marking capability, using the same consumables as used for cutting.

Manual cutting systems Hypertherm's Powermax line of handheld systems is known for its ease-of-use, durability and safety for demanding work environments. "The world's most versatile and portable plasma cutting and gouging Gouging can be:
  • The action of cutting or scooping with a gouge
  • Price gouging
  • Eye gouging or Fish-hooking in violent altercations or combat sports.
 system is the Powermax45, which was launched in September 2008. This system has a maximum production capacity of 19 mm and severance capability up to 25 mm. The Powermax45 is a single-gas system (air or nitrogen) designed for both hand-held and mechanised applications," the spokesman highlighted. He said users would benefit from the system's ease-of-use ( it weighs 15.8 kg), excellent cut quality, and long consumable life, which keep productivity high and operating costs low. Advanced inverter (1) A logic gate that converts the input to the opposite state for output. If the input is true, the output is false, and vice versa. An inverter performs the Boolean logic NOT operation.

(2) A circuit that converts DC current into AC current. Contrast with rectifier.
 power supply design and high tolerance for input line variations made the Powermax systems ideal tools for use in field applications where easy mobility was essential.

The cost-cutting aim "Trimming unnecessary operating costs helps fabricators improve their bottom line, and that is Hypertherm's goal. No company has more plasma cutting experience. No other company focuses exclusively on plasma cutting and no other systems can cut the cost of cutting metal better than Hypertherm," said the spokesman. Hypertherm Europe's office is located in Roosendaal, The Netherlands (www.Hypertherm.com/eu). Alruqee Industrial Marketing Co Ltd, Al Khobar, holds the agency for Hyperthem in Saudi Arabia (www.alruqee.net).

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