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Oxy-fuel Cutting

Pictured: From left to right: Ed Raschen, President, AKS Dealer C4 Industrial – Jose Avila, Operator, AG Equipment.

AG Equipment Co., a Broken Arrow, Oklahoma-based producer of natural gas compressor packages, purchased an AKS Cutting Systems plasma cutter in 2021 to meet its unique needs.

The company primarily cuts flat plates that will be rolled into pressure vessels and other components for the skids and lifting. Working with carbon steel and stainless steel of varying thicknesses — from 10-gauge up to three inches thick — AG Equipment needed a machine that offers both versatility and precision, according to President Kent Bright.

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In celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2021, KMT Waterjet Systems honored AKS Cutting Systems with an award thanking the manufacturer of plasma cutting systems and waterjet cutters for its premier partnership.

KMT, the oldest manufacturer of waterjet pumps in the world, has been AKS’ pump vendor for eight years and wanted to recognize the successful partnership, according to Chuck Schmidt, Business Development Manager.

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regular maintenance aks cutting systems

When a business relies on plasma cutting machines to keep production rolling, preventive maintenance is a requirement of a successful operation.

Without it, even the highest quality machine will show signs of premature wear, experience inferior cut quality and eventually suffer from costly downtime. To keep your AKS Cutting Systems machines running optimally, we’ve broken down key maintenance tasks based on the frequency with which they should be performed. Use this as a general guide to keep these complex machines in top working order.
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When it comes to operating efficiently, there are many variables that can be used alone or together to improve the bottom line.

Using a top-quality plasma cutting machine from AKS Cutting Systems offers several advantages, especially when paired with Hypertherm ProNest software and when preventive maintenance is performed at recommended intervals.
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aks greenway and associates

The AKS team had the honor of attending the 2021 Greenway and Associates Open House in Orange City, Iowa this week.

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tilt overtravel aks

Tilt overtravel – where a plasma cutting machine’s bevel head goes beyond 45.7 degrees – is a fairly common issue that, fortunately, is easy to correct.

Tilt overtravel rarely occurs when a machine is running a program. Usually, it happens during a new installation or between uses.

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precision metal manufacturing aks

Precision Metal Manufacturing (PMM) is a small, American, U.S. veteran-owned fabrication business located in Mesa, AZ.

Sean Derivan, Owner and President of PMM, has been in the fabrication business for his entire career, starting out in a small fabrication shop in Ohio more than 30 years ago.

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greenway and associates aks

Our long-time dealer Greenway and Associates has opened a new location and showroom in Albert Lea, MN

Greenway and Associates’ new location expands their territory to include Iowa, South & North Dakota, Illinois and Minnesota to better serve their Northern customers.
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nova automation aks cutting

NOVA Automation, in Denver, CO, is known for solving complex automated packaging challenges.

For more than 25 years, NOVA Automation has manufactured innovative solutions in automated packaging systems for a wide range of industries including bulk foods, mining and materials, lawn and garden, building materials, agricultural seed and feed, pet food, produce, and chemicals and plastics.

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Considering adding a plasma cutting machine to your operations? Here are some common questions we hear from our customers.

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