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ArcGlide THC

  • Overview
  • Benefits
  • Specifications

Traditional torch height controls require operators to periodically adjust arc voltage to ensure proper cut height. Using Hypertherm’s proprietary techniques, The ArcGlide THC continuously samples arc voltage and automatically adjusts arc voltage for proper torch height over the life of the consumables without requiring operator input.

The ArcGlide THC offers optimal cut quality, improved productivity and reduced operating costs for plasma cutting applications including True Hole Technology. Offered in both CNC integrated (with Hypernet communication) and standalone configurations, this THC delivers its benefits with minimal operator intervention required.

The ArcGlide THC offers optimal cut quality, substantially improved productivity and reduced operating costs for plasma cutting applications.

Specific advantages include:

  • Optimal consumable life and superior cut quality through arc voltage sampling and control
  • Up to 100% improvement in parts cut per hour by minimizing cut-to-cut cycle time
  • Installation using Hypernet, which simplifies operation and reduces installation time for single and multi-torch applications
  • Extremely robust mechanics for high reliability, backed by a two year warranty
  • True Hole® technology capable for HyPerformance® Plasma HPRXD®installations

Increase parts per hour

The ArcGlide THC maximizes productivity by minimizing cut-to-cut cycle time using Hypertherm’s Rapid Ignition™ technology.

This includes:

  • Automated Initial Height Sense (IHS) crossover height calibration to minimize the time for the torch to find the plate without risking torch damage
  • Rapid z-axis movement to an automatically set retract height (or the next pierce height*) to minimize torch retract time
  • IHS is automatically skipped where possible based on part geometry and plate characteristics

Plasma gas pre-flow is automatically completed during table movement up to a 100% increase in parts per hour for the flange shown.

Optimize consumable life and cut quality

Traditional torch height controls require operators to periodically adjust arc voltage to ensure proper cut height. Using Hypertherm’s proprietary techniques,the ArcGlide THC continuously samples arc voltage and automatically adjusts arc voltage for proper torch height over the life of the consumables without requiring operator input.

Standard features with Hypernet

Regulatory CE, CSA, GOST-R
Temperature range -10° C to + 40° C ambient (14° F to 104° F ambient)
Humidity 95% RH
Dimensions Lifter: 127 mm (5.0") X 151 mm (5.9") X 743 mm (29.3")
HMI: 298 mm (11.7") X 131mm (5.1") X 118 mm (4.6")
Control module: 359 mm (14.1") X 157 mm (6.2") X 206 mm (8.1")
Torch mount / breakaway assembly 11.4 kg (25 lbs) magnetic (recommended)
4.5 kg (10 lbs) magnetic
Pneumatic
Torch mount options include 51 mm (2"), 44 mm (1-3/4") and 35 mm (1-3/8")
Stroke speed 15240 mm/min (600 ipm)
Lift capacity 11.4 kg (25 lbs)
Warranty Two-year warranty standard
Communication protocol Hypernet® to CNC
Discrete wiring or Hypernet to the plasma system
Voltage 115V/230V for the HMI at 50/60hz
115V/230V for the control module at 50/60hz
Lifter stroke length 241 mm (9.4")
Table types Downdraft and water table
High amperage capacity
1 – 4 plasma system

Standard features without Hypernet

Regulatory CE, CSA, GOST-R
Temperature range -10° C to + 40° C ambient (14° F to 104° F ambient)
Humidity 95% RH
Dimensions Lifter: 127 mm (5.0") X 151 mm (5.9") X 743 mm (29.3")
HMI: 298 mm (11.7") X 131mm (5.1") X 118 mm (4.6")
Control module: 359 mm (14.1") X 157 mm (6.2") X 206 mm (8.1")
Torch mount / breakaway assembly 11.4 kg (25 lbs) magnetic (recommended)
4.5 kg (10 lbs) magnetic
Pneumatic
Torch mount options include 51 mm (2"), 44 mm (1-3/4") and 35 mm (1-3/8")
Stroke speed 15240 mm/min (600 ipm)
Lift capacity 11.4 kg (25 lbs)
Warranty Two-year warranty standard
Communication protocol Discrete wiring to the plasma system
Voltage 115V/230V for the HMI at 50/60hz
115V/230V for the control module at 50/60hz
Lifter stroke length 241 mm (9.4")
Table types Downdraft and water table
High amperage capacity
1 – 4 plasma system