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Metal cutting is done in a variety of ways. It is possible to do this procedure mechanically with the use of gas, laser Plasma, on the other hand, is still the most effective cutting Using this technology, metals and alloys of virtually any type can be sliced. This material is cut on special machinery at businesses. It’s only a matter of time before plasma metal cutting finds its way into the industry.
Electron-arc-heated gases generate a plasma beam capable of melting metal nearly instantly. The combination of the heat of the plasma and the pressure of a concentrated stream of gas forms a cutting mechanism – the plasma melts through the thickness of the material and the pressure of the gas removes the melted material.
Efficiency and cutting power of CNC plasma cutting machine
Industry professionals need to be properly trained to use CNC plasma cutters, however, our machines are easy to use. They work with remarkable efficiency and in many cases are able to cut up to 15m per minute. Some CNC plasma cutting machine is capable of cutting materials as thick as 50 mm – including ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Your manufacturing facility will benefit significantly by having a high-performance cutting solution for tough and demanding industrial tasks.
The main advantages of plasma cutting:
- very high cutting speed
- cutting without heating the material
- the zone of influence of the cut is narrowed
- the cutting gap is small
- cutting carries no risk of burning
Plasma cutting also has its disadvantages – above all, it is characterized by high radiation, so it must be carried out with appropriate precautions. It also emits a large number of fumes and gases and affects the changes in the zone of the effect of the cut; therefore it is not always possible to use it for all types of materials. It is best to consult with specialists for more information on choosing the best cutting method.
Plasma or gas cutting?
We will not say that flame cutting is worse than plasma cutting. The flame cutter has many advantages over plasma, for example when cutting large amounts of scrap metal you cannot cope with this task if you are using plasma cutting. Plasma cutting is economically feasible for metal thicknesses up to 50 mm, with greater thickness, the advantage is oxy-fuel cutting. But the quality and speed of the cut is always on the plasma side.
Gas cutting requires gas, plasma requires electricity. Let’s highlight the two main advantages of plasma: first – you don’t need gas (acetylene), you don’t get involved in explosive gases, and second – you can cut different types of metals (stainless steel, aluminum sheets, iron sheets, etc.)
The right metal CNC equipment
To cut stainless steel sheets and plates, you must first select the appropriate best CNC machines equipment and then set the correct process-related variables. Accurate control of machine motion, control of the distance between the fingers and the correct plasma, and assist gases are critical to achieving ready-to-weld plasma edges in all thicknesses of stainless steel.
The fire shaper enjoys numerous upper hands over plasma, for instance when cutting a lot of salvaged material you can’t adapt to this undertaking in case you are utilizing plasma cutting.