CNC plasma cutting is a very popular cutting process that is used for cutting materials in the manufacturing and construction field. Plasma cutting has been in existence for over 3 decades; however, it has become quite popular only in the recent years, thanks to the technology becoming more affordable in the last few years. CNC (computer numerical control) plasma cutting utilises a personal computer to create the cutting design and controls the entire cutting process.
The CNC control of the plasma cutter guides the motion of the cutting system by converting the cutting programme into electrical instructions which directs the speed and direction of the cut. The CNC control also directs the height of the plasma cutter and the operation of the other peripheral devices.
Here are some reasons why using a CNC plasma cutting system is beneficial for your business:
Precise and Accurate
Manual cutters are designed with gears, which allows accurate motion in all direction that ensures that the cutting is precise and accurate according to the measurements given. In the case of CNC plasma cutters, the operation is controlled by the computer. The measurements and specifications for the cutting process are stored in the computer hard disk. And, since the cutting process is computer-controlled, the cutting is sharp, accurate and precise. With CNC plasma cutting, you can get extremely sharp and clean edges and lesser production of dross.
CNC plasma cutters are extremely easy to use, which makes the cutting process efficient. The person operating the CNC plasma machine does not require intensive training and the CNC cutter does not require complicated adjustments. Another factor that makes CNC plasma cutting extremely efficient is that it can cut very rapidly and has cutting speeds of up to 500 inches per minute.
CNC plasma cutting can be used to cut a variety of metals of different thicknesses. You can use the CNC cutting system for cutting both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The CNC plasma cutter can cut metals of any thickness gauge or even 3-inch thickness effortlessly.
The best part of the CNC plasma cutter is that it is safe to use. Most of the systems are equipped with a downward draft or exhaust system that removes the smoke away from the plasma operator.
CNC plasma cutting has numerous benefits when compared to the other cutting methods. It offers excellent precision and accuracy, good cutting speed and is safe to use, which is why CNC plasma cutting is becoming an extremely popular and a widely used cutting process in the construction and manufacturing industries.