Hypertherm introduces new SilverPlus technology for plasma cutting at 400 amps

Thorough laboratory testing shows SilverPlus electrodes last 50 percent longer than standard copper electrodes in most cutting applications. Instead of replacing the electrode at a pit depth of 0.040 of an inch as recommended with standard copper electrodes, SilverPlus electrodes are designed to last to a pit depth of at least 0.080 of an inch. In addition, the electrode delivers a very consistent range 4 and 5 cut quality throughout its life. This allows owners to lower their operating cost with no impact on cut quality or speed.

Hypertherm’s SilverPlus electrodes are differentiated from other silver electrodes on the market in the way they are manufactured. By fusing the silver tip to a copper blank, using a patented process prior to electrode machining, Hypertherm electrodes have the best life and consistent performance. When used with an oxygen plasma gas on mild (carbon) steel, SilverPlus electrodes can burn deeper than copper electrodes extending the life of the electrode. Additionally, silver electrodes help to preserve the size and shape of the nozzle orifice increasing nozzle life as well.

“Our SilverPlus electrodes are proven to deliver performance benefits to owners and operators of our HyPerformance systems,” says Martin Geheran, a consumables product manager at Hypertherm. “At the same time, the increased electrode life also translates into double the nozzle life, helping owners lower their consumable costs.”

In addition to the new 400 amp electrode introduced today, Hypertherm also offers 130, 200 and 260 amp versions with similar performance. Please contact Hypertherm or an authorized partner to request samples of SilverPlus electrodes.

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, consistently named one of the best places to work in America, has more than 1,400 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide.

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