Hypertherm, a US-based manufacturer of advanced metal cutting systems, announced the launch of Centricut brand consumables for businesses that use Kjellberg systems to cut stainless and mild steels. Companies that use a PerCut 370.2 torch on a Kjellberg HiFocus 280i, 360i, or 440i system now have new consumables that are designed for high amperage stainless steel cutting. These consumable products perform equal to, and in some cases better than, OEM consumables, enabling customers to lower their operating costs without sacrificing cut quality or productivity. The launch follows the release in early 2011 of stainless steel consumables for companies using the PerCut 370.1 torch. Now, users who cut metal using any Kjellberg HiFocus system have a complete line of consumables for stainless steel cutting. "We are committed to providing unparalleled value and performance to customers who cut metal, no matter what type of system they own or use," said Martin Geheran, Product Marketing Manager, Hypertherm's Centricut brand. "Today's announcement further demonstrates this commitment and enables us to help many more users lower their overall metal cutting costs." New consumables are also available for owners of Kjellberg's Fine Focus 800 Plus system or a HiFocus 280i, 360i, or 440i system. Companies that own these systems and cut mild steel using a PB-S80 or PerCut 370.2 torch can now lower their overall cost of cutting by purchasing Hypertherm's Centricut brand of consumables. These are priced lower than Kjellberg's Yellow XLife consumables, and yet last 25 percent longer.