Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, is introducing SilverPlus electrodes for its HyPerformance HPR 400 XD plasma cutting systems.
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.
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