How Plasma Cutting Systems Benefit Plate Cutting Companies and Other Industries

Plasma Cutting SystemsThe plate cutting industry has a powerful influence on the production, and success of many companies that are apart of different industries. The leading precision cutting systems of plasma and waterjet cutting directly predict the performance of companies involved within the industries of:
  • Artwork and Design
  • Automotive and Transportation
  • Construction, Maintenance, and Repair
  • Manufacturing
  • Metal fabrication
  • Demolition and Scrapping
  • Energy
  • Mining
  • Farming and Ranching
  • Shipbuilding
  • Aircraft building
  • Medical equipment
  • Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Plasma cutting is the most common approach of to alloy cutting and manipulation.
As stated with its name, the plasma cutting system uses plasma to cut and manipulate alloys and metals. It begins with an inert gas that quickly flows down a constricted path, pressurizing the gas. Within the path is a negative electrode that heats the gas when it creates an electric arc, by bringing the plasma nozzle in contact with the metal workpiece. Surrounding the plasma beam is a layer of shielding gas. This functions to control the direction and width of the plasma beam, ensuring cut lines are made only where desired.
Plasma cutting systems come in both manual forms and automatic forms. The latter form is referred to as computer numerical control, or CNC plasma cutters.
With CNC devices, a computer is responsible for performing the cutting task. It stores information like the dimensions and specifications of the cuts, in order to guarantee precision and accuracy.
CNC plasma cutting diminishes the probability of human errors, and therefore the probability of cut errors. This is extremely beneficial for plate cutting companies as it saves production time and costs, allowing companies greater efficiency.
Other benefits of plasma cutting machines is the ability to produce standard quality cuts, with clean kerfs, and very little dross formation. The plasma system is considered far more superior than typical welding systems in that it is much safer, faster and accurate when cutting and processing plates. For instance, specific plasma machines direct smoke in the opposite direction of the operator, establishing a safer environment. Moreover, plasma cutters are faster machines since they require no pre-heating, unlike common welding machines. The plasma torch can begin cutting instantly, once connected to a power source.
Additional advantages of plasma cutting machines include:
  • Ability to work with any electrically conductive metal up to 6 inches thick
  • Easy operation for both manual and automatic systems
  • More efficient at processing metals than other metal cutting systems
  • One of the more affordable cutting systems available
Plasma cutting devices come in portable, stationary, manual, and automatic forms. Within each type exists several other variations to the plasma system. Despite the type, plasma cutters are essential to the performance and success of plate cutting companies and by default, all the dependent industries like HVAC, automotive, and construction. Plate cutting companies employing plasma machines assume the devices' many benefits like accuracy and efficiency, giving companies advantages over competitors.
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