Plasma cutting technology has improved significantly over the years and today, the modern plasma cutting systems offer unmatched, high-quality cuts on various materials like stainless-steel, mild steel and aluminum, improved productivity, enhanced cutting speeds and a significant reduction in operating costs.
Plasma cutting systems are being used in several industries like aerospace, defense, automotive, industrial machinery, shipbuilding, medical devices, robotics, etc. to enhance the efficiency of product development. Globalisation has also led to a surge in demand for high-quality and high-precision products. Today, modern plasma cutting systems can deliver products with higher speed, precision and accuracy. And, the plasma cutting industry is being driven by 3 emerging trends.
Integration of Plasma Cutting with Biochemistry
In recent years, there have been many technological trends where the plasma cutting industry has seen an integration with biochemistry. For example, a company has introduced a fluid that is used to treat the water used in the plasma cutting table, which prevents corrosion and rust. The fluid also kills any bacteria which come in contact with the cut parts.
By immersing the cut plates in the fluid, a coating is formed on the plates that offer protection and in case the plates have to be welded or painted, they just require washing and cleaning to remove the coating. The fluid is environmentally friendly and can be discharged safely after use.
HD Plasma Cutting
The developments in plasma cutting technology ensure that all the parameters of HD plasma are automated by making use of PC-based control systems and CAM software. The Ethernet-based interfaces control the THC (torch height controller), CNC system, plasma and the gas flow and the internal diagnostics help in instant troubleshooting.
HD plasma cutting helps to address the various quality issues regarding the cut parts and the use of advanced control systems and gas flow has helped to extend the lifespan of the consumable parts significantly.
Technological Developments in CNC
Today, with more and more businesses moving out of the conventional office environments and working from remote locations, many plasma manufacturers are developing CNC software solutions that are Android based, which allows the operator to control the plasma cutting systems via their smartphone. This allows them to operate the machines remotely by transferring programs, thereby increasing organisational productivity.
Today, globalisation has led to several advancements in plasma technology and has resulted in several innovations which are helping to minimise the workforce and at the same time increase productivity in various industries.