Wednesday, November 20, 2019

An inspiring quote!




“At its heart engineering is about using science to find creative practical solutions. It’s a noble profession.”  - Queen Elizabeth II

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

An inspiring quote!



“Design is not how it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works” – Steve Jobs (Apple co-founder and former CEO)

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Counterfeit Coolant in the market.

Counterfeit alert: Coolant market

July 29, 2019

Recently, Hypertherm has received an increased number of reports of counterfeit coolant.
Utilization of the required coolant in Hypertherm plasma cutting system is essential in ensuring both the proper operation of the system as wellas achieving the advertised life of the components.

Use of any coolant that does not meet Hypertherm’s required specifications may result in poor consumable life, overheating of the torch, and damage to components such as pumps and
hoses. Using genuine coolant ensures the proper composition of the mixture. Hypertherm is unable to certify the compatibility of any coolant composition that isn’t made by Hypertherm and sold to a Hypertherm authorized distributor.


Though the dangers of long-term use of counterfeit coolant are unknown, recent reports show significant damage to copper components withthe build-up of a pink “goo” caking the parts (shown below). Other fake coolants may contain anything from water with pink dye to unknown harmful chemicals.

Counterfeit products look nearly identical to the Hypertherm brand coolant to the everyday customer.

Many of the counterfeit coolant products are easy to identify. Other recently discovered counterfeit products, however, look nearly identical to the Hypertherm brand coolant to the everyday customer.
The best way to ensure receiving only genuine Hypertherm coolant is to only buy from an authorized Hypertherm distributor. Online suppliers and sellers with prices that seem too good to be true should be avoided.

To assist in identifying potential counterfeit Hypertherm coolant, we’ve provided an example of a recent evaluation of a bottle of counterfeit coolant and a guide of what to look for.

Recent reports show significant damage to copper components with the build-up of a pink “goo” caking the parts.



Coolant label evaluation


While the color of the labels in the example shown below look different, this could be primarily due to lighting conditions when the images were taken.
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How to identify counterfeit coolant

Examine the Hypertherm logo closely and look for misspellings, such as those shown below.




Hypertherm is adding Timestamp to Consumable Labels

In the coming weeks you will notice the addition of a timestamp to all heavy industrial consumable labels. This change will affect both the circular label (pictured below) and the electrode label. This addition was made to enable Hypertherm operations teams to more precisely track any non-conformances through our value stream.




Thursday, October 10, 2019

John B. Goodenough The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Press release: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019




The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 to

JOHN B. GOODENOUGH
Born 1922 in Jena, Germany.
Ph.D. 1952 from the University of Chicago, USA. Virginia H. Cockrell Chair in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, USA.
Ph.D. 2005 from Osaka University, Japan. Honorary Fellow at Asahi Kasei Corporation, Tokyo, Japan and Professor at Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan.


M. STANLEY WHITTINGHAM
Born 1941 in the UK. Ph.D. 1968 from Oxford University, UK. Distinguished Professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA.

AKIRA YOSHINO
Born 1948 in Suita, Japan.

“for the development of lithium-ion batteries”

They created a rechargeable world

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 rewards the development of the lithium-ion battery. This light- weight, rechargeable and powerful battery is now used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles. It can also store significant amounts of energy from solar and wind power, making possible a fossil fuel-free society.

The Official Press Release

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Friendly reminder regarding the HPR130XD

Lately the technology in our industry seems to be changing over night. This is definitely something we like to bring up with our clients. Contact us to see how our CNC Cutting Edge Plasma has been designed to flow with the industries changes and upgrades.

Subject: HPR130XD obsolescence scheduled for end of 2019

This is a reminder notification that we plan to stop taking orders for the HPR130XD as of October 31, 2019 and will no longer produce or ship HPR130XDs after December 20, 2019.

We have seen an enthusiastic response to the XPR170 among our partners and end users it continues to do very well in the market. We provided initial notification of our plans to stop taking orders for the HPR130XD cutting system last October at the launch of the new XPR170 and announced the October order deadline and end of the year obsolescence in a notification this past April. This is a short reminder notification of that decision.

As with all our products we will continue to support the HPR130XD with service, consumables and replacement parts for a minimum of 7 years after obsolescence. In the HPR family, the HPR400XD and HPR800XD will continue to be available for sale.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

XPR Nozzle Cap Material Change

A small note from Hypertherm regarding the XPR Nozzle Cap.

Subject: XPR Nozzle Cap Material Change

In the coming weeks you will notice visual changes to the outer material of the 420365 XPR nozzle retaining cap. Due to feedback received from the field where cap failure was observed under extreme applications, Hypertherm engineering has been evaluating an alternative insulating material that meets specifications. This new material has been found to better handle extreme conditions with no loss in performance in comparison to the current material.

The picture below illustrates the difference in appearance between the current cap material and the new material.