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Ultra-Cut 130 XT High-Precision Plasma Power Source Offers 30 Percent More Power, Cuts 20 Percent Faster
Thermal Dynamics® Automation has introduced the Ultra-Cut® 130 XT high-precision plasma power source and new 130-amp XT torch and consumables. The system has a cutting output of 130 amps at 100 percent duty cycle and is optimized for piercing and cutting 3/4 in. (20 mm) steel, stainless and aluminum. Compared to the previous Ultra-Cut 100 XT, it offers 30 percent more power, 20 percent faster cutting speed and 50 percent longer parts life at 130A on mild steel. The Ultra-Cut 130 XT cuts 3/4 in. steel at 52 IPM (20 mm at 1321 mm/min) and 1/2 in. steel at 85 IPM (12 mm at 2159 mm/min). It has a maximum cut and pierce capacity of 1-1/2 in. (40 mm).
“The Ultra-Cut XT 130 offers industry’s ...
New QuickPierce Consumables from Thermal Dynamics Reduce Piercing Time By Up to 40 Percent On thick steel
Additional enhancements to 400-amp consumables extend life, lower total cost, promote consistent cut quality on material up to 2 in. Thermal Dynamics® Automation has upgraded its 400-amp cutting system — featuring Ultra-Cut® 400 XT high-precision power source, XT torch with QuickPierce consumables and iCNC Performance Controller — to reduce piercing time by up to 40 percent on mild steel thicknesses ranging from 1.25 to 2.0 (30 to 50 mm). Faster piercing time reduces cycle time, especially for plates with a complex parts nest. Thermal Dynamics also improved the front-end components on its 400-amp consumables and made several other arc starting enhancements to increase parts life, cut longer ...
Thermal Dynamics recently concluded a successful appearance at FABTECH 2019 in Chicago.In-booth demonstrations showcased the Ultra-Cut® 200 XT with Auto Gas Console, iCNC Performance control complete with Promotion Nest and Diameter PRO® mounted on a 5x10 ft. cutting table from Rhino Cutting Systems – one of our strategic partners. This setup is designed to be the perfect package for fabrication shops with lighter production needs.
*This article was originally published in the July 2019 issue of MetalForming Magazine. For more information, visit MetalFormingMagazine.com, a publication of the Precision Metalforming Association. By Louis A. Kren, Senior Editor
A descendant of the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process developed in World War II to join light metals such as aluminum in aircraft construction, plasma cutting was born when researchers after the war restricted the nozzle opening when looking to improve GTAW.
Today, plasma cutting holds a place where conductive materials must be sliced. But just where is it most effective, and how does it hold up against popular laser and waterjet cutting competitors? ...
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