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Plasma Cutting Electrode delivers extended consumable life.

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July 31, 2012 - Manufactured for Duramax(TM) torches, CopperPlus(TM) electrode delivers optimized consumable life when cutting metal up to ½ in. thickness using plasma cutting systems. Drop-in replacement/integration does not require any changes to other consumable parts or system settings. Specific Duramax torches with which this electrode is compatible include Powermax65/Powermax85, Powermax1000/1250/1650/600/800/900, and MAX42/43.

Hypertherm, Inc.

Etna Rd., P.O. Box 5010, Hanover, NH, 03755 0010, USA

Original Press Release

New CopperPlus Electrode for Hypertherm Duramax Torches Delivers Double the Consumable Life for Plasma Cutting

Press release date: May 21, 2012

A new patent pending CopperPlus(TM) electrode, manufactured exclusively for Hypertherm's Duramax(TM) line of torches, delivers twice the consumable life when cutting metal up to a ½" (12mm) thick using Hypertherm's plasma cutting systems. The electrode is a simple drop-in replacement that requires no changes to any other consumable parts or system settings.

"By simply replacing the electrode, customers can save a substantial amount of money, without sacrificing the cut quality or performance of their plasma cutting systems," said Clayton Gould, a product marketing manager at Hypertherm. "In addition, customers will see a reduction in downtime because they will not have to stop production to replace the consumables in their torches as often."

The CopperPlus electrode is fully compatible with the complete line of Duramax torches. Currently, Duramax torches are available for the Powermax65 and Powermax85, as well as the Powermax1000, Powermax1250, Powermax1650, Powermax600, Powermax800, Powermax900, MAX42, and MAX43 plasma cutting systems.

Key benefits of the new CopperPlus electrode include: Double the consumable life when cutting metal up to a ½" (12mm) Full compatibility with all Hypertherm Duramax torches Easy integration that requires no changes to any other consumable parts or system settings

Hypertherm designs and manufactures advanced cutting products for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes handheld and mechanized plasma and laser systems, consumables, as well as CNC motion and height controls and CAM cutting software. Hypertherm systems are trusted for performance and reliability that results in increased productivity and profitability for tens of thousands of businesses. The New Hampshire based company's reputation for metal cutting innovation dates back more than 40 years, to 1968, with Hypertherm's invention of water injection plasma cutting. The associate owned company, consistently named one of the best places to work in America, has more than 1,200 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide.

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