SMENCO, one of Australia's leading distributors of welding equipment and associated welding technology, will expand its existing partnership with U.S.A. company Hypertherm.
The growing distribution agreement to market and sell the range of Hypertherm handheld plasma cutters builds on SMENCO's successful role as an existing distributor for Hypertherm's automated plasma cutting systems.
Hypertherm designs and manufactures plasma cutters, fibre laser power supplies, torches, consumables, CNC motion and height controls as well as process optimisation software for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing and automotive repair.
Anthony England, Managing Director SMENCO Pty Ltd, said he welcomed the growing relationship between the two groups.
"It's a recognition by Hypertherm that the service we have been providing for the automated cutting side of the business can now be matched by the handhelds. We look forward to the challenge and plan to become a major distributor of Hypertherm handheld products and consumables in our region," he said.
Hypertherm branded products include:
- Powermax Air Plasma
- HyPerformance Plasma HPR-XD
- HyIntensity Fibre Laser
- Nesting and Process Optimisation Software
Hypertherm has been a leader in cutting technology since launching the radial water-injection technique in 1968 – a method of plasma cutting which created new levels of cutting speed and accuracy at the time.
Other Innovations include oxygen plasma cutting, HyDefinition® plasma cutting, Coaxial-assist TM jet, and LongLife® consumables technologies. The company claims more of the world's plasma cutting tables come equipped with Hypertherm than any other brand.
Hypertherm's metal cutting systems are standard equipment in industries such as shipbuilding, transportation, commercial construction and agriculture.
The Hypertherm range
Systems range from the Powermax family for handheld plasma cutting and gouging to the industry leading HyPerformance® XD mechanised family and the latest HyIntensity™ fiber laser cutting system for almost every cutting application.
Whether it's a handheld system for portability and versatility, an automated system for around-the-clock work in highly demanding environments, or a controller and nesting software for increased productivity and lower material costs, Hypertherm has the solution.
Manufactured to exacting standards and incorporating new patented technologies, Hypertherm's technology and manufacturing advantages extend to its Centricut® brand of consumables for non-Hypertherm plasma and laser systems.
All Hypertherm products are offered as individual components or combined for even greater performance benefits.