What are consumables in plasma cutting?

Plasma cutter consumables are a set of components in your plasma cutter that gradually wear over time until they need to be replaced: they have a life cycle. Plasma cutting torch consumables include: a swirl ring, electrode, nozzle, retaining cap, and shield cap.

When using shielded consumables Which of the following is one of the purposes the shield serves?

The two main purposes of the shield are to (1) shield the nozzle from double arcing during piercing and accidental contact with the plate, and (2) direct secondary gas flow so it cools the nozzle and controls the arc for squarer cut edges. Like the swirl ring, a shield can last a long time.

What are the 5 pieces of consumables used with this plasma torch?

For most manual plasma cutting systems, five different components comprise the torch consumables—the shield, retaining cap, nozzle, electrode, and swirl ring. The shield protects the rest of the consumables.

How long do plasma consumables last?

Usually, in normal conditions, we can say that the electrode will wear out first during machine cutting. Typical life time of a set of consumable should last about 1 to 3 hours for about 120 A of mechanized cutting, it’s in function of the job. Cutting at lower current may gets longer consumable life.

What are plasma electrodes made of?

The electrode is usually made of copper, but with a metal insert at the point where the arc attaches. That’s because the copper would melt too fast if the arc attached directly to it. Tungsten makes a great electrode material, so lots of electrodes have a tungsten insert.

What are Hypertherm consumables?

Hypertherm consumables incorporate the latest technologies to keep your plasma cutters or plasma cutting system operating at peak performance. These catalogs contain all of the torches and plasma consumables for current and discontinued Hypertherm plasma systems.

What is this Hypertherm plasma consumables course about?

This course introduces the most common Hypertherm plasma consumables and their features, how to properly configure consumables and assemble torches, and how to maximize your consumable life and cut quality. Need help? Give us a call. A Hypertherm Specialist will help you locate the right consumables for your plasma, laser or waterjet system.

What’s in the Hypertherm catalog?

This catalog contains all of the torches and consumables for current and discontinued Powermax and MAX plasma systems. The only real bargain is real value. Using genuine Hypertherm consumables for your Hypertherm plasma cutting system is the only way to ensure optimal performance.

Why choose genuine Hypertherm torches?

Choose genuine Hypertherm torches and consumables to keep your Powermax ® system running at peak performance. Incorporating the latest technologies and manufactured to the highest standards, Hypertherm consumables enhance cut quality, extend consumable life, and boost productivity.