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Rotational Torch Sleeves for Bevel and Robotic Cutting Applications

Hypertherm offers three torch sleeves for XPR plasma cutting torches and lead sets. The sleeves allow the torch and lead sets to remain axially fixed while the torch holding device rotates 360° in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. This capability is designed to enhance torch lead life in high-flex applications.

The sleeves-available in short, medium and extended lengths-are suitable for bevel or 3D/robotic cutting applications when using either an XPR170 or XPR300 X-Definition Plasma system. The sleeves include several engineering advances. An outside diameter of 76 mm (3") allows for an increased wall thickness and eliminates compression caused by clamping. Pre-sealed, high precision bearings reduce axial play by 90% and radial play by 81%. This keeps out dirt and other particulates associated with plasma cutting and extends the life of the sleeve and lead system.

When used with Hypertherm's specialized robotic/bevel lead sets, the rotational sleeve will afford customers an especially robust industrial solution in applications requiring frequent rotational flexing when cutting with an XPR170 and XPR300. A combination of engineering advances and refined high definition plasma processes help X-Definition class plasma deliver enhanced plasma cut quality on mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Laboratory testing shows ISO-9013 Range 2 cut quality on thin mild steel and extended ISO Range 3 cuts on thicker metals.

Both X-Definition systems contain patent-pending processes like Vented Water Injection (VWI), plasma dampening and Cool Nozzle technologies for squarer cut edges, markedly less angularity and enhanced surface finish on non-ferrous metals like aluminum and stainless steel. At the same time, the systems cut faster and use power more efficiently than earlier Hypertherm systems like the HyPerformance HPR260XD.

"Hypertherm is constantly working to advance the capability of our products by devoting extensive resources to R&D. By listening and incorporating feedback from our partners and customers, we are able to deliver products like our X-Definition Plasma and these new torch sleeves that help customers increase the efficiency of their cutting operation," said Phil Parker, Product Manager for Hypertherm's heavy industrial plasma products.

For more information contact:

Hypertherm Inc.

P.O. Box 5010

21 Great Hollow Rd.

Hanover, NH 03755


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