Gas Flow Control is designed for use in plasma cutting.

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Comprised of 3 independent modules, Automatic DFC-3000 (Digital Flow Control) functions as central manifold for all incoming gases in automated plasma cutting and works with 100, 200, and 300 A models of Ultra-Cut system. First module (TSC-3000) has touchscreen controller and USB port and saves programs for future use. Second module (DMC-3000) has 7 inputs and 5 outputs for gas use, while third module (DPC-3000) maintains/controls gas flows and pressures needed to optimize cutting.



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Thermal Dynamics Offers the Automatic DFC-3000 for Plasma Cutting



St. Louis, MO (March 23, 2009) - Thermal Dynamics, a leading producer of manual and automated plasma cutting systems, offers the Automatic DFC-3000 (Digital Flow Control), which functions as the central manifold for all incoming gases in automated plasma cutting.

The DFC-3000 was engineered to work with the high-precision Ultra-Cut systems that come in 100, 200, and 300 Amp models. It consists of three independent modules, each performing a critical function.

The first module (TSC-3000) offers the only Touch Screen Controller in the plasma industry today, allowing operators to quickly choose one of potentially thousands of stored programs and start cutting by touching the green "Go" button. Future software upgrades can be made through the standard USB port. The module can be mounted where it is most accessible to the operator. In applications where Programmable Logic Controllers are used to control the operation, the TSC-3000 is optional.

The second module (DMC-3000) functions as the central manifold for all incoming gases. Having seven inputs and five outputs, this unit facilitates which gas will be used according to the program selected. Having a small footprint (7"x12.2"x13.7"), the module can be placed on top of the power supply or mounted to a gantry.

The third module, the Digital Pressure Control (DPC-3000), maintains/controls gas flows and pressures needed to optimize cutting. The unit is normally mounted within 4' of the cutting torch to minimize time to switch between processes.

This automated Digital Flow Control system improves efficiency by allowing quick changeovers between cutting and marking operations by recalling pre-saved programs. Using an automated gas device can also improve parts life as the optimum parameters are consistently used with no set up errors.

For more information, contact automation@thermadyne.com or 866.279.2628.

About Thermadyne Industries

Thermadyne Industries, Inc. is owned by Thermadyne Holdings Corporation. Thermadyne Holdings is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of metal cutting and welding products and accessories under a variety of leading premium brand names including Victor®, Tweco®, Arcair®, Thermal Dynamics®, Thermal Arc®, Stoody®, Turbo Torch®, Firepower® and Cigweld®. Its common shares trade under the symbol THMD. For more information about Thermadyne, its products and services, visit the company's web site at www.Thermadyne.com.

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