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Hypertherm's PowerDredge waterjet abrasive
removal unit now available for sale around the world

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, is now shipping its PowerDredgeâ„¢ waterjet abrasive removal unit to customers around the world.

First unveiled at the 2015 FABTECH show, the unit increases waterjet productivity and profitability by automating costly abrasive clean-outs. Instead of relying on manual labor to shovel or suck out used abrasive, the PowerDredge automatically collects and deposits abrasive into a large bag for quick recycling or disposal.

"The competitive and price sensitive nature of the fabrication market makes a product like this critical for manufacturers interested in increasing their profit," said John Caron, product marketing manager for Hypertherm waterjet products. "By automating the abrasive removal process, companies are able to improve their operating costs by reducing system down time and labor."

The PowerDredge is designed for use with both new and existing Hypertherm HyPrecisionâ„¢ and competitive waterjet products, and offered in different configurations to match differing business needs. No additional water, electricity, high-pressure supply lines, or manpower is required.

Like other Hypertherm products, the PowerDredge has been carefully engineered and thoroughly tested to ensure reliability and robustness in the most demanding manufacturing environments.

For further information about the PowerDredge and other Hypertherm waterjet products view website:

Hypertherm in profile
Hypertherm designs and manufactures advanced cutting products for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes plasma, laser and waterjet cutting systems, in addition to CNC motion and height controls, CAM nesting software, robotic software and consumables. Hypertherm systems are trusted for performance and reliability that result in increased productivity and profitability for hundreds of thousands of businesses. The company's reputation for cutting innovation dates back nearly 50 years to 1968, with Hypertherm's invention of water injection plasma cutting. The 100 percent associate owned company has more than 1,400 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide.

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