Product Highlight: Hypertherm® Cartridge for Powermax® Plasma Systems

Nov 28, 2022, 10:59 AM by Ann McCallum-Boles
The Hypertherm® cartridge for Powermax® plasma systems marks an innovative change to traditional plasma consumables. With its single-piece design, the cartridge consumable changes the way you cut and gouge metal and helps to streamline your consumable inventory management.

There are common pain points when it comes to plasma consumable use including consumable life/durability not meeting expectations and uncertainty over knowing which consumables should be changed and when they should be changed as well. The expense, hassle and downtime of managing inventory of multiple consumable parts can also be challenging.

The Hypertherm® cartridge for Powermax® plasma systems marks an innovative change to traditional plasma consumables. With its single-piece design, the new cartridge consumable for Hypertherm Powermax systems changes the way you cut and gouge metal and streamlines your consumable inventory management. Select your cartridge and with a simple twist onto the torch, and you’re ready to go. 

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What Makes Hypertherm Cartridges Different

  • Automated assembly of the components in the cartridge helps ensure perfect alignment
  • Reduced uncertainty of which parts need to be changed and when
  • Cartridge-to-torch installation is a simple and fast three-quarter turn
  • Management of consumable inventory is simplified

Understanding the Cartridge Design Benefits

The consolidation of consumable parts into a single-piece cartridge reduces the mixing of new parts with used parts, which is common during standard consumable change-outs. It also results in proper alignment of components and optimization of the plasma process, overall helping to create more improved and consistent cut quality outcomes.

Hypertherm cartridges have RFID tags that enable the cartridges to be fully compatible with all Powermax SYNC™ systems using SmartSYNC™ torches and provide automated process setup and data transfer to the system. The tag also records valuable usage data, which can then be used to improve cutting operations and identify opportunities for operator training. 

Additionally, the cartridges are color coded by process and feature easy-to-read laser marking. Specialty cartridges for gouging, FlushCut™ and FineCut® help extend the capabilities of Hypertherm Powermax systems and selecting the correct cartridge for the job at hand helps provides optimal outcomes.

Enjoy Industry-Leading Reliability 

Linde is a trusted distributor of Hypertherm plasma systems, equipment and products, as well as industrial gases, applications and services by other industry-leading manufacturers that support welding, cutting and other processes. For assistance in finding the right consumables to help you maximize welding and cutting performance and reduce costs, contact your local Hypertherm specialist or call a Linde representative at 1-800-225-8247 for more information.