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Benefits of Mechanized Plasma Cutting Systems

At EZCut CNC, we are proud to provide our clients with a full spectrum of plasma cutting systems.  With our selection, there is a plasma cutting system that is right for every client and every application.  While handheld plasma cutting may work in some instances, mechanized plasma cutting is ideal for the majority of applications.  TheFabricator.com provides an explanation of mechanized plasma cutting systems, "Typically, the plasma systems in this category are available only with machine-mountable torches. Also, they generally have more complex interfaces to provide better performance when used in modern CNC cutting machine applications. Power levels for conventional mechanized plasma systems are from 130 amps to as high as 1,000 amps. Designed for high productivity with midlevel tolerances for cutting nonferrous (stainless and aluminum) materials up to 61⁄4 in. thick, these systems are the workhorses of steel service centers, shipyards, and heavy-equipment manufacturers. While some manufacturers of these conventional plasma systems have put the engineering effort into improving this class of systems, such as technology designed to extend the life of oxygen consumables and sophisticated interface systems that can communicate with the PC-based CNC used on most of today’s cutting machines, these systems largely remain similar to conventional industrial cutting machines that have been used for the last couple of decades. For the most part, this class of machine requires an astute operator who can pay attention to the multiple setup parameters required for consistent cut quality from day to day. These systems require constant monitoring of arc voltage, gas flow, and pressure, as well as a dozen other parameters that must be set correctly to produce the best cut quality as power level, material thickness, and consumable parts in the torch change."

                  There are a wide variety of mechanized plasma cutting systems.  On the various plasma cutting tables, the mechanized torch mounts on the magnetic torch breakaway.  When choosing a plasma cutter it is important to consider your individual needs such as cut quality, cut capacity, duty cycle, reliability, ease of use and operating cost.  In addition to considering the types of cutting you will be doing and specific needs, think about the thickness of what you will be cutting.  When you are cutting a large volume of pieces, or consistent dimensions are important, it is preferable to choose a mechanized plasma cutting system.  In addition to traditional mechanized plasma cutting systems, there are many advanced features and technologies available today.  These technologies can help reduce cutting costs and improve system performance.