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Hypertherm Inc.
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March 09, 2022
PlateSaver Technology Helps Maximize Parts and Profit Per Plate

Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software today introduced PlateSaver, a new SureCut technology that automatically maximizes the number of parts on a plate for more profit per plate.

PlateSaver is available through Hypertherm’s ProNest® and other authorized software for fabricators cutting mild steel on a CNC table using X-Definition plasma. It combines the arc stability of X-Definition plasma with specialized software parameters to dramatically increase material utilization. Those parameters cause PlateSaver to use shorter leads when starting and finishing a cut for less wasted space between parts. In addition to shorter lead-ins and lead-outs, PlateSaver takes molten metal into account by using moving pierces that cause molten splatter to fall within a predictable “splash zone.”

“We are excited to introduce this new SureCut technology as it will allow customers to increase their profits through the reduction of waste,” explained Tom Stillwell, a Hypertherm product manager. “By fitting more parts on a plate, customers will spend less time and money purchasing, moving, and storing metal, and also less time tracking and conducting inventory on partially used plate.”

SureCut technology maximizes cutting performance by automatically embedding thousands of cutting parameters into authorized hardware and software products. It includes True Hole® for bolt ready holes, True Bevel to simplify the process of cutting beveled edges, and Rapid Part® to markedly reduce cut-to-cut cycle time.

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.