If you’re planning to buy a plasma cutting table for your fabrication unit, a very important factor to consider is the size of the plasma table. The size of the plasma table essentially depends on the requirements of your business and here, the “one size fits all” concept does not apply. Nevertheless, making an investment and buying a plasma cutting system can transform your fabrication unit and the cutting process completely. However, before deciding on the plasma cutting system for your business, here are some factors that you must consider:
Factors Affecting the Choice of the Plasma Table
Your plasma cutting table selection will largely depend on the types of cutting jobs you will be taking up and what you will be using the plasma cutter for. Based on these considerations, you can decide if you require a table with a large or small cutting area.
The size of the plasma table mainly depends on the kinds of materials and the size of the parts that you will be cutting on the table most of the time; however, the thickness of the material does not really affect the size of the plasma table. The thickness of the material determines the type of plasma cutter you will be using.
Layout of the Fabrication Unit
The size of the plasma cutting table depends on the fabrication unit size and layout. Ensure that you measure the total space available before you buy the plasma table, as this determines the size of the plasma table that can be accommodated in the space that is available in the shop. Also, consider the placement of the different system components and the material flow, so that you can ensure the highest efficiency.
Consider the configuration of your plasma cutting system. This will determine the size of your plasma table. For instance, will you be using the table as a downdraft table or a water table? The usage is also an important factor that will determine the size of the plasma table, as the size also depends on the kind of exhaust/ventilation system needed for your plasma cutter.
It is extremely important to choose a plasma cutting system that is the right size for your fabrication unit as this can be extremely vital in ensuring effective space utilization and efficiency of the cutting system itself.
Escco sell a variety of plasma tables in a range of sizes catering for all your needs. Feel free to contact us for an informal discussion or to arrange a demo of our tables in action.