Flush Cutting with Hypertherm®
A Powermax user saves time on secondary grinding by using FlushCut consumables to cut within a quarter inch of the base. Photo courtesy of Hypertherm.
Cut closer than ever before
Close cutting applications like lug and attachment removal are easy—all you need is a Powermax® system and FlushCut™ consumables. Learn why the Hypertherm flush cutting process is more effective than carbon arc gouging and other traditional methods for tasks like:
- Removing lugs, pad eyes and temporary weld supports
- Material washing
- End cap removal
- Rat hole cuts in I and H beams
- Bolt and rivet washing
- Casting sprue removal
- Post tension cable tail cuts
- Wearable part removal/replacement
Flush cutting with plasma vs. oxyfuel
- Plasma requires less overall pre-processing time than oxyfuel—no gas setting, purging or preheating
- Unlike oxyfuel, plasma can be used to remove stainless steel attachments
- Cutting with a Powermax system significantly reduces the heat affected zone (HAZ)—about 10X less than when using oxyfuel
- FlushCut consumables offer the ability to safely cut closer to the base material, minimizing the need for secondary grinding
- Cutting closer to the base takes less material from the attachment, increasing the potential use and reuse of the attachments
Flush cutting with plasma vs. carbon arc gouging
With carbon arc gouging, the weld needs to be removed on both sides, requiring multiple passes and additional time on the job. The Powermax flush cutting process allows operators to remove lugs and attachments in a single cutting pass. Flush cutting with plasma is also a quieter and less smoky process, which can improve the overall industrial hygiene of any shop or yard.
This diagram demonstrates how FlushCut consumables allow Powermax users to cut closer to the base than traditional plasma cutting.
Flush cutting with plasma vs. traditional plasma cutting
The patented geometry of FlushCut consumables places the plasma arc in the ideal location for flush removals when compared to the arc delivery of a standard plasma cutting process. The optimized arc delivery with FlushCut consumables results in less post secondary grinding and material repairs.