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Plasma Cutting Auto Height Control Now Available!

Aug. 22, 2017

Automatic Height Control (AHC) for welding has been a very popular feature available on several Bug-O Systems, from the popular Modular Drive System (MDS) to the top of the line Piper Plus Pipe Welding System. This AHC system utilizes arc sensing to automatically control the height of the welding torch from the workpiece to maintain proper arc length, thus providing proper and consistent weld quality. 


Bug-O Systems has now extended the functionality of its Automatic Height Control (AHC) to include plasma cutting and plasma gouging through auto voltage control. The plasma AHC ensures proper torch distance and plasma arc length for smoother and overall superior quality cuts.


As we are all very much aware, rarely is a workpiece consistent in shape and/or design. Plates are often warped or distorted for various reasons. Other challenging examples are pipes, tubes and tanks that are often out-of-round or have some sort of deformation for one reason or another.  Warpage and distortion are also common in large structural plates. All of these applications could get hung up on these delays and challenges in cutting and gouging if it was not for Automatic Height Control (AHC).


There are several competitive units on the market; however the AHC system from Bug-O was designed from the ground up to be more compact and modular, for greater flexibility. Our design is easier to setup and use, while it’s interchangeable design allows it to be installed and used on all Bug-O cutting systems including the MDS (Modular Drive System). Adding Auto Height Control to your plasma cutting system enables you to perform better cuts with a great cut success rate. This system is also available on all the systems within Bug-O’s product line, from the MDS to MM-1 and MM-5 pipe cutting systems.    


It only makes sense to purchase your AHC from Bug-O because it will arrive as an integrated part of your complete system, making it “turn-key,” “Made in America” and backed by Bug-O’s exclusive 3-year parts and labor warranty. Why look anywhere else?   


For more details, visit bugo.com or call 1-800-245-3186 and connect with the sales department. Look for us in Chicago at the 2017 Fabtech Show; Booth: B31018.