Hypertherm: Cutting Made Easy
Four tough jobs made easier with Duramax Hyamp Long Torch
We all know that processing metal can be a hard job. It’s hot, dirty, and then there are the physical demands it can put on your body. Metal is heavy, and depending on the size of the plate, difficult to move. It becomes even harder to maneuver when the metal is welded into a sub-assembly or final product. Then to further complicate matters, there are staff shortages, safety concerns, cost constraints, and of course, deadlines to meet.
What if there was a better way to do some jobs? Hypertherm created the Duramax Hyamp Long torch with exactly that aim in mind. Jing Wu, Hypertherm’s lead engineer on this project explains, “We want to help our customers and keep them safe.” Wu and his team based the new handheld torch’s design on what operators told them, and what they themselves observed in shops, yards, and plants. It was clear that “extended reach” is beneficial for several reasons, and by offering longer torch-body lengths, existing Hypertherm – Powermax owners could expand their range of applications.
Here are four jobs that get immediately improved by adding the Duramax Hyamp Long torch to your Hypertherm Cutting System.
1. Skeleton removal
If you’re using oxyacetylene to cut and remove skeletons from your table bed, it’s slowing down your production line. Undoubtedly, Hypertherm Plasma Cutting is faster than oxyfuel but by switching to the Duramax Hyamp Long torch, you can do the same job in a third to a quarter of the time. Existing long torch customers report skeleton removal from heavy industrial CNC beds is so fast, that jobs previously taking an hour, now can be finished in less than 15 to 20 minutes. The savings add up fast.
Every scrapper will benefit from having a long torch in their yard. Not only can plasma cut steel, stainless, and aluminum, it cut exotic metals, like copper and brass, and alloys too. The portability of Hypertherm Powermax plasma systems like Powermax 45 & Powermax 65 makes it possible to demolish large-scale depreciated machinery out in the yard, allowing for larger, more lucrative trades with mills. The Duramax Hyamp Long torch is also better than a shear at making long cuts. Plus, it frees up shears to cut the smaller pieces into dimensions required by steel mills, thus making the shear more productive as well.
3. Structural demolition
Structural steel companies tearing down buildings and other facilities, like decommissioned nuclear plants or sports stadiums, use multiple long torches to speed up the job. Completing the job faster saves on labor costs, but it helps them earn their contractual performance incentives too. Hence this Long torch solution connected with Hypertherm Power Systems is most ideal for such jobs.
4. Processing coils, test coupons, and castings
Mills manufacturing steel and other metals are hot places. Furnace’s heat, melt and liquefy raw ore and recycled scrap metal to form new rolled and cast metal products. As noted above, the long torch creates more distance and allows operators to stand further away from the radiant heat, translating to less fatigue and more productivity to customers underlining the benefits of Hypertherm Plasma Systems.
Additional benefits for all four jobs
The Hypertherm Plasma with Duramax Hyamp Long torch is safer to use. It’s ergonomic, allowing operators to work from comfortable positions. The length of the torch body and the angle of the cutting head lets operators stand upright, while still gaining the accessibility they need. Operators avoid back pain that results from having to bend over repeatedly to ignite the flame torch with a striker and operators can stand beside CNC tables, rather than on top of the cutting bed.
This is why Ador Fontech Limited, the name synonymous with total solutions for any Maintenance & Repair solutions offers Hypertherm Duramax Hyamp Long torch as a Robust Cutting solution to our customers.
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