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INTERVIEW WITH A CUSTOMER

EX-TRAFIRE® plasma cutters have been an important part of the Thermacut® portfolio for several years, and they are offered to our customers worldwide. A few years ago, one of them was purchased by the Czech Assembly Works company from Uhersky Brod. They got the EX-TRAFIRE®75SD plasma cutter. The company operates worldwide in the field of […]

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WHAT IS THE BEST GAS FOR YOUR PLASMA CUTTING?

Are you new to plasma cutting and uncertain about which gases to choose to achieve the best results? Although there is a lot of information everywhere, the average operater, especially a newbie, might get lost quickly. Let´s clear it up once and for all. Depending on the metal that you´re cutting, you´ll require different types […]

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THERMACUT® CELEBRATES ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY

On Friday September 16, Thermacut® celebrated its 30th anniversary. Thermacut® is originally a Czech company that has long enjoyed a reputation as a reliable employer with a friendly internal atmosphere, a welcoming company culture and, above all, a strong pro-customer approach. It currently employs around 280 people and has extensive sales representation in 26 countries […]

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HOW AND WHY ARE EX-TRAFLAME® TORCHES TESTED IN SIMULATED EXTREME CONDITIONS?

During a daily routine cutting process, and if the operator is doing everything correctly, it is almost impossible to know how the torch will react in non-standard conditions. For example, how it reacts when the torch is overheated, or the nozzle gets blocked. Thermacut® has come up with a solution to simulate these extreme conditions, […]

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PLASMA GOUGING – APPLICATION FOR PROTECTION COATINGS

In many areas of industry, heavily stressed functional surfaces are reinforced by deposition welding protective coatings. During the service life of a component, it often makes sense to remove worn protective layers and to apply new protective coatings to the heavily stressed areas. Here, the plasma gouging process offers an economical and ecologically responsible alternative […]

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GETTING ORIGINAL DOESN´T ALWAYS MEAN GETTING THE BEST

Most producers are facing strong competition, and to be successful they must earn a customer’s trust. A good, long-term relationship is usually based on stable product quality, high-level customer support, and finally on the availability of technical support. As Thermacut® has evolved over the 30 years of its existence, from an aftermarket producer to an OEM […]

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SMALL CIRCLE CUTTING WITH A MACHINE AIR PLASMA SYSTEM

Cutting small holes with an air plasma system is a challenging task. It usually requires advanced professional skills and work experience. Deep knowledge of the plasma technology, material characteristics and proper setting of the machine are the key factors for great cutting performance. One of the most frequently asked questions from our customers at professional […]

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MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR OPERATORS. Part 4 – EX-TRAFLAME® 

Our last article in this mini-series focuses on maintenance of the oxy-fuel system. As expressed in previous articles of this mini-series, downtime, expensive repair, scrappage and even personal injury can be a direct result of failure to correctly service and maintain the equipment. Setup a regular maintenance schedule to cater for the critical components and […]

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MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR OPERATORS. Part 3 – EX-TRABEAM®

In order to achieve the best cutting results with the EX-TRABEAM® laser cutting heads, cleaning and regular maintenance are the top priority. The reward for regular service and maintenance of the EX-TRABEAM® laser cutting heads is reflected in cutting performance, reliability, and cost effectiveness. Read on and learn how to take care of the EX-TRABEAM®. EX-TRABEAM® LASER CUTTING […]

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MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR OPERATORS. Part 2 – EX-TRACK®CNC

In this second part of our miniseries about a maintenance, the focus is on a caring for EX-TRACK®CNC portable cutting system. In this article there are tips and advice on how best to maintain the machine to keep it fully workable and safe. Only regular maintenance helps to prevent unexpected machine failures. These failures are […]

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MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR OPERATORS. Part 1- EX-TRAFIRE®

The purchase of cutting equipment is a considered long lasting investment, irrespective of the type of cutting technology used, they all share one common factor: They have to be maintained. It is important that the equipment is serviced and maintained on a regular basis in order to keep it in tip top condition, equipment that […]

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THREE GOOD REASONS TO BUY SMART SOLUTION REPLACEMENT FILTER CARTRIDGES

The Thermacut Smart Solution label signifies a wide range of cost effective, evaluated, high-quality products that are manufactured in the EU and comply with existing quality and work-place safety regulation standards. THERMACUT® replacement filter cartridges are suitable for KEMPER® fume extraction systems. They improve performance, extend the service life, and deliver filtration efficiency values that […]

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FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE LIFETIME AND PERFORMANCE OF A CNC OXY-FUEL NOZZLE

Do you know what affects the lifetime and performance of a CNC oxy-fuel nozzle the most? Most operators use their long-term work experience and set the CNC oxy-fuel machine in accordance with their requirements and previous experience. In respect to their knowhow, there’s no harm in correctly refreshing the knowledge, understanding and the basis of […]

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ENHANCE YOUR LASER CUTTING WITH EX-TRABEAM® PERFORMANCE NOZZLES

Big improvement, faster cutting speed, lower gas cost and better cut quality. Those are main attributes describing new Performance nozzles developed by Thermacut®. With the advanced Performance nozzles, you can increase the cutting speed up to 39% and reduce the gas pressure up to 26%, and at the same time achieve a significantly improved cutting […]

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ASSESSMENT OF OXY-FUEL CUT QUALITY

What to look for during oxy-fuel cutting and assessment of the cut quality? Thermacut® can reveal some of the typical cut quality errors that are commonly experienced, their cause and a few tips on how to eliminate them.   Although, the oxy-fuel cutting process is considered to be quite a simple one, sometimes operators can be […]

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MAKE YOUR TINSMITHING WORK EASIER WITH A SMALL YET POWERFUL PLASMA CUTTER

The potential uses of plasma cutters are vast. The cutting technology is well-known and widely used in industrial plants processing flat metallic materials, such as sheet steel of various thicknesses. However, plasma cutters will also find use in smaller companies that focus on cutting, bending or otherwise shaping thin metal sheets. A typical example of […]

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EX-TRACK® INTRODUCTION

Introducing the EX-TRACK® CNC, a compact track-mounted oxy-fuel or plasma CNC Profile Cutting System that´s lightweight, portable, and economical. The EX-TRACK®CNC is the first motor driven model in THERMACUT’S brand new “Value Series” of CNC Profile Cutting Systems, offering affordable profile cutting solutions. The size and weight of the EX-TRACK®CNC make it easy to transport and set up anywhere. […]

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CRITERIA FOR SELECTING A SUITABLE AIR PLASMA ARC POWER SUPPLY

When selecting a suitable air plasma arc power supply, it is important to consider several key criteria. To achieve the maximum financial and performance benefit from an air plasma arc power supply, analyse the following prior to making a purchase.  As in the case of many tools and devices, making the right choice is important, […]

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FACTORS THAT AFFECT PLASMA ARC CUT QUALITY

To get the best quality plasma arc cutting results, it is necessary to be aware of the main factors that affect cut quality. This article explains what those factors are! 7 MAIN FACTORS: CONSUMABLE Good cut quality can not be expected if consumables from an incorrect rating are used, cut charts give good advice on what […]

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COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES OF THE EX-TRAFIRE® PLASMA POWER SUPPLIES

EX-TRAFIRE® SD plasma cutting systems have been engineered out of a fully conceptual design, in which all components have been optimized and perfectly coordinated to deliver a class beating performance. INTEGRATED GRID CUTTING MODE All EX-TRAFIRE® power sources feature an integrated GRID cutting mode which automatically switches between the pilot arc and the main arc. This feature removes the […]

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“SMART SOLUTION” FOR YOUR CUTTING.

It´s a well-known fact that THERMACUT® produces a wide range of consumables for plasma, laser and oxy-fuel cutting. Some consumables are used for everyday cutting, and their lifetime corresponds with the usual standards of OEM manufacturers. However, we’re also producing consumables that are superior to the original parts from some OEM manufacturers.   These products offer our customers improved cut […]

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CUSTOMERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO FAIR TRADE

Sales and service employees of replacement plasma cutting torches, leads and consumables manufacturers increasingly encounter confused customers. This confusion is often initiated by attempts from plasma cutting system Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) to recover the market share they have lost to fair competition in the replacement torch, leads and consumables market. These companies often use […]

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LASER, PLASMA OR OXY-FUEL? WE COMPARE DIFFERENT CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES

The most commonly used thermal cutting processes used for the separation of metallic materials are, Oxy-fuel, Plasma arc and Laser. Choosing the most appropriate process will depend upon but not be limited to the following factors: material type, thickness, product specification, capital expenditure and operating costs. In the following paragraphs you can learn more about […]

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DAMAGED ESAB® PT-36® TORCH INSULATOR? THERMACUT® HAS A SMART SOLUTION THAT SAVES YOU MONEY

​Here is a perfect example of how Thermacut® approaches a common recurrence, rather than follow a trend of disposal, Thermacut® has set the trend of Renew and Reuse, by simply making the PT-36® insulator replaceable an otherwise perfectly good torch is given a new lease of life. This is a Smart Money-saving Solution. Ever had […]

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PRINCIPLES OF WORKING SAFELY WHEN PLASMA ARC CUTTING

The following article focuses on a number of basic safety principles that can be applied to plasma arc cutting. The majority of the safety factors are generally well known, use the content of this article as a working knowledge refresher, keep safety in mind. ELECTRICITY CAN KILL Plasma arc cutting voltages are considerably higher than […]

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT CONSUMABLES FOR CNC CUTTING APPLICATIONS WHAT TO LOOK FOR, AND HOW TO READ THE CUT CHARTS

In order to make the right choice of what consumables to use for the job in hand, several factors need to be considered, the cut charts help to provide the ideal system settings. The aim of the following advice is to give guidance on how to optimise the systems cutting performance. MATERIAL TYPE AND THICKNESS […]

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PACKAGE CONTENT OF EX-TRAFIRE® SETS

Each plasma cutting system has some specific content. For your convenience, here is an overview of the individual sets and how they are assembled. EX-TRAFIRE®30H This is the only plasma power supply with a fixed FHT-EX®30H torch and a cable with a length of 4 m and a work cable with a length of 6 m. Of […]

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READING THE CUT

The following article focuses on the interpretation of key factors that affect plasma arc cut quality. The main cut quality characteristics are bevel angle, lag lines, dross levels and dimensional accuracy, they are addressed individually so that the influence of change can be assessed.  CUT ANGLE A cut part whose 4 sides average less than […]

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FHT-EX® 105TT. HANDHELD TORCH FOR EX-TRAFIRE® SD AND HD AIR PLASMA CUTTING SYSTEMS

Some years ago, the Thermacut® Group decided to develop an “Own Brand” range of products with originality in mind. The Thermacut® design and development teams were set the challenge to create a technically advanced handheld plasma arc torch that is ergonomic, practical, robust and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The plasma arc torch is an essential component of […]

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