The plasma cutting process makes use of a plasma jet which is created when a stream of gas is heated by an electric arc to an extremely high temperature and forcing it via a tiny orifice in a copper nozzle. The plasma jet cuts the metal by melting it. A plasma cutter can be used to cut different metals of varied thicknesses.
What Is a CNC Plasma Cutting System?
Computer numeric control or CNC plasma cutters are automatic cutting systems. They are extremely efficient and can cut varied metals like iron sheets, stainless steel, carbon fibre, titanium plates, aluminium sheets, galvanised sheets, etc. very easily. Typically, a plasma cutting system is accompanied by a cutting table, which offers several features.
A CNC plasma cutting system is equipped with gears and has several speed adjustments which allow the plasma cutter to move precisely in various directions. The parts of the CNC cutting system are lightweight which allow the plasma cutter to cut accurately at varied speeds. The tip of the plasma cutter can also be adjusted without any intervention of an operator.
The CNC plasma cutter is programmed by the manufacturer that enables it to cut optimally and the plasma torch produces such accurate and precise cuts that are hard to match with manual plasma cutters. The superior technology employed by CNC cutting systems has completely eliminated the requirement for humans to cut materials continuously and accurately without any interruptions.
Benefits of CNC Plasma Cutters
There are several benefits of using CNC plasma cutting systems. CNC plasma cutters can be programmed to produce the highest yield and help in the reduction of material wastage, cut down the cost of production and improve productivity. The program for the CNC plasma cutting system can be used repeatedly without making any modifications or if required, the programme can be upgraded.
CNC plasma cutting system has several uses and can be used for various applications. CNC plasma cutting is suitable for cutting and machining processes in large industries of they can be used by small hobby shops to manufacture specialty components and also create pieces of art. Nevertheless, wherever you make use of CNC plasma cutting and for whatever the purpose, you must ensure that the requisite safety measures are enforced with respect to the operation of the plasma cutting machine to ensure the safety and security of those operating the plasma cutting system.