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Detecting fluid leaks in pressurized systems of waterjet cutting systems

In some aspects, waterjet cutting pressurization systems can include a water pump: (i) having a pressurization chamber and (ii) having a high-pressure water seal maintaining water pressure within the chamber; and a leak detector in fluid communication with the high-pressure water seal and configured to monitor a leak rate of... Hypertherm Inc

Asymmetric consumables for a plasma arc torch

A consumable set for a plasma arc torch is provided. The consumable set comprises a consumable tip including a plurality of consumable components, at least one of which includes an asymmetric feature asymmetrically disposed in the consumable tip relative to a longitudinal axis. The consumable set also includes a mounting... Hypertherm Inc

Systems and methods for planning paths to guide robots

A computer-implemented method is provided for guiding a robot in a robotic system, by creating a refined path, based on an initial path in a three-dimensional space. The method includes receiving data related to creating the initial path, including a start point and an endpoint, and generating the initial path... Hypertherm Inc

Highly positioned laser processing nozzle

A double nozzle for a laser processing head includes an inner body portion having an interior surface defining a first bore, and an exterior surface, the bore aligned with a central longitudinal axis of the body. The double nozzle includes an outer body portion having an interior surface defining a... Hypertherm Inc

Systems and methods for stabilizing plasma gas flow in a plasma arc torch

A nozzle of a plasma arc torch is provided. The nozzle is configured to reduce fluid pressure surging in a nozzle plenum. The nozzle comprises a nozzle body having a proximal end and a distal end. The nozzle plenum is defined between the nozzle body and an electrode of the... Hypertherm Inc

Controlling plasma arc processing systems and related systems and devices

In some aspects, autonomous motion devices configured to operably connect to a plasma torch of a plasma cutting system can include: a body to support a power supply of the plasma cutting system and move relative to a workpiece; a torch holder connected to the body and configured to position... Hypertherm Inc

Cooling plasma cutting systems and related systems and methods

In some aspects, power supplies for liquid cooled plasma cutting systems configured to support plasma arc generation by a torch head connected to the power supply can include: a set of electrical components for plasma arc generation; and a power supply housing containing the set of electrical components, the power... Hypertherm Inc

Systems and methods for wireless communications between components of a material processing system

A material processing system includes a power supply in electrical communication with a cutting head. The power supply includes a control processor and a wireless communications control circuit configured to establish a web server for wirelessly communicating with a client device via a first communications interface. The wireless communications control... Hypertherm Inc

Plasma arc cutting system, including swirl rings, and other consumables, and related operational methods

A plasma gas swirl ring for a liquid cooled plasma arc torch is provided. The swirl ring comprises a substantially hollow body having a distal end, a proximal end, an interior region defined by an interior surface, and an exterior surface. The interior region of the body is configured to... Hypertherm Inc

Systems and methods for providing power for plasma arc cutting

A plasma cutting system includes a plasma torch having a head, and a housing. A power supply is disposed within the housing and is in communication with the plasma torch. The power supply is configured to provide an output current for generating and maintaining a plasma cutting arc by the... Hypertherm Inc

Plasma arc cutting system, including nozzles and other consumables, and related operational methods

A nozzle for a liquid-cooled plasma arc torch is provided. The nozzle includes a thermally conductive body having a distal end, a proximal end, and a longitudinal axis extending therethrough. The nozzle also includes a plasma arc exit orifice at the distal end of the thermally conductive body. The nozzle... Hypertherm Inc

Arc cutting system, including coolant tubes and other consumables, and related operational methods

A method of using a coolant tube in a liquid cooled plasma arc torch is provided. The method includes installing the coolant tube and a first electrode in the plasma arc torch. The method also includes biasing, by a first coolant flow, a biasing surface of the coolant tube against... Hypertherm Inc

Plasma arc cutting system, including retaining caps, and other consumables, and related operational methods

The invention features an inner cap for a liquid-cooled plasma arc torch. The inner cap includes a body having a longitudinal axis, a first end, and a second end. The first end includes an annular portion disposed proximate a torch tip. A liquid passage is formed within the body, is... Hypertherm Inc

Systems and methods for plasma gas venting in a plasma arc torch

A plasma cutting system is provided. The system includes a torch tip having a proximal end and a distal end defining a longitudinal axis extending therethrough. The torch tip includes a plasma plenum and a plasma arc exit orifice located at the distal end of the torch tip. The system... Hypertherm Inc

Plasma arc cutting system, consumables and operational methods

The invention features methods and apparatuses for liquid cooling a plasma arc torch. An electrode is provided including a body having a longitudinal axis defining a first end, a second end, and a middle portion. The electrode includes a first sealing element disposed on an exterior of the body near... Hypertherm Inc

Controlling and delivering gases in a plasma arc torch and related systems and methods

In some aspects, torch receptacles for coupling a plasma arc torch to a torch lead can include: a body having a first end to connect to the torch lead and a second end to connect to a torch body; a set of ports within the first end to fluidly connect... Hypertherm Inc

Supplying pressurized gas to plasma arc torch consumables and related systems and methods

In some aspects, a consumable for plasma arc torch that generates a predetermined plenum pressure from a substantially constant preset gas supply pressure from a plasma arc torch power supply, where the substantially constant preset gas supply being used to support plasma generation for a selection of multiple consumable components... Hypertherm Inc

Internally energized electrode of a plasma arc torch

A coolant tube for a plasma arc torch is provided. The coolant tube includes an elongated coolant tube body including a distal portion configured to engage an electrode and a proximal portion configured to engage a body of the plasma arc torch. The coolant tube also includes a first electrically... Hypertherm Inc

Asymmetric consumables for a plasma arc torch

A consumable set is provided that is usable in a plasma arc torch to direct a plasma arc to a processing surface of a workpiece. The consumable set comprises a nozzle and an alignment surface. The nozzle includes: 1) a nozzle body defining a longitudinal axis extending therethrough, and 2)... Hypertherm Inc

Highly positioned laser processing nozzle

The invention features a double nozzle for a laser processing head and related methods for cutting a workpiece. The double nozzle includes an inner body portion having an interior surface defining a first bore, a first exterior circumferential surface disposed toward a distal end of the inner body portion, and... Hypertherm Inc

Water cooling of laser components

The invention features methods and apparatuses for thermally regulating a laser processing head. A thermal regulation device includes a body shaped to matingly engage a laser processing nozzle and to define a fluid flow boundary of a liquid flow passage between the body and an exterior surface of the laser... Hypertherm Inc

Methods for developing customer loyalty programs and related systems and devices

In some aspects, methods for measuring a level of usage of one or more replaceable consumable components within a material processing system can include detecting a type of consumable component in use within a processing device of the material processing system; determining, using a computing system, if the type of... Hypertherm Inc

Controlling plasma arc torches and related systems and methods

In some aspects, methods for preserving a usable life of a plasma arc electrode consumable installed in a plasma arc torch can include measuring a characteristic of an electrical signal being provided to the torch to generate a plasma arc between the torch and a workpiece to be processed; monitoring... Hypertherm Inc

Controlling plasma arc torches and related systems and methods

In some aspects, methods for limiting damage to a plasma arc torch body resulting from a consumable failure within the torch can include determining a specified conductivity parameter set point of a current to be provided to the plasma arc torch for a material processing operation; measuring a detected conductivity... Hypertherm Inc

Controlling plasma arc torches and related systems and methods

In some aspects, methods of initiating a plasma arc of a plasma arc torch to pierce a workpiece and detecting plasma piercing through the workpiece to begin a cutting sequence can include calculating a pulse width modulation characteristic of an electrical signal associated with a plasma arc between an electrode... Hypertherm Inc

Cartridge for a liquid-cooled plasma arc torch

A torch head for a liquid-cooled plasma arc torch is provided. The torch head includes a torch body and a torch insulator, coupled to the torch body, having a substantially non-conductive insulator body. The torch insulator includes (i) a first liquid coolant channel, disposed within the insulator body, configured to... Hypertherm Inc

Cartridge for a liquid-cooled plasma arc torch

A consumable cartridge for a liquid-cooled plasma arc torch is provided. The consumable cartridge comprises a cartridge frame including a proximal end having an end surface, a distal end and a body having a central longitudinal axis extending therethrough. The cartridge configured to form a radio-frequency identification (RFID) interface with... Hypertherm Inc

Cartridge for a liquid-cooled plasma arc torch

A consumable cartridge frame for a liquid-cooled plasma arc torch is provided. The consumable cartridge frame includes an insulator body configured to be disposed between a torch head and a cartridge tip. The consumable cartridge also includes a first cooling channel, disposed in the body, configured to conduct a first... Hypertherm Inc

Cartridge for a liquid-cooled plasma arc torch

A liquid-cooled consumable cartridge for a plasma arc torch is provided. The cartridge includes (i) an electrode, (ii) a swirl ring with a first outer retaining feature and a second outer retaining feature on an exterior surface, where the electrode is secured to the swirl ring, and (iii) a nozzle... Hypertherm Inc

Electrode for a contact start plasma arc torch and contact start plasma arc torch employing such electrodes

A swirl ring component of a contact start plasma arc torch is provided. The swirl ring component includes a hollow body formed of a front portion and a rear portion along a longitudinal axis and defining an exterior surface and an interior surface. The swirl ring component also includes one... Hypertherm Inc

Plasma arc cutting systems, consumables and operational methods

The invention features methods and apparatuses for regulating a shielding liquid in a plasma torch. A liquid-injection shield for a plasma torch includes a body having an exterior surface and an interior surface and a liquid injection regulation component circumferentially disposed within and in direct contact with the interior surface... Hypertherm Inc








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