Hypertherm Introduces XPR Rotational Torch Sleeves for Bevel and Robotic Cutting Applications
Hypertherm is now offering three new torch sleeves for XPR plasma cutting torches and lead sets. The sleeves allow the torch and lead sets to remain axially fixed while the torch-holding device rotates 360 degrees in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. This capability greatly enhances torch lead life in high-flex applications.
The new sleeves — available in short, medium, and extended lengths — are ideal for bevel or 3D/robotic cutting applications when using either an XPR170 or XPR300 X-Definition Plasma system. The sleeves include several engineering advances. An outside diameter of 76 mm (3″), allows for an increased wall thickness and eliminates compression caused by clamping. Pre-sealed, high-precision bearings reduce axial play by 90 percent and radial play by 81 percent. This keeps out dirt and other particulates associated with plasma cutting and greatly extends the life of the sleeve and lead system.
“Hypertherm is constantly working to advance the capability of our products by devoting extensive resources to research and development. By listening and incorporating feedback from our partners and customers, we are able to deliver products like our X-Definition Plasma and these new torch sleeves that help customers increase the efficiency of their cutting operation,” said Phil Parker, product manager for Hypertherm’s heavy industrial plasma products.