Choosing The Right CNC Plasma Cutter - Part 1
The Entry-Level MetalWise CNC Plasma Cutter from Advanced Machinery
Let's talk about entry-level Plasma Cutting. By now you possibly know that a CNC plasma cutting machine works simply with a plasma torch that blows an inert gas at high speeds out of a nozzle, through an electrical arc, which turns some of that gas to hot plasma, right? The MetalWise CNC Plasma Cutter is generally suitable for making metal-arts, signage frames, trailers, gates etc, that mainly require cutting mild steel, up to 10mm with low precision and low productivity. To start with, this article is intended to help you get around three of the most important
questions that will influence your decision and aid you in picking the right CNC plasma cutter: Let 's approach the problem logically. The first questions to ask when selecting a plasma cutter relate to cutting capacity:
• What thickness of metal will you routinely cut?
• What is the maximum thickness you might cut?
• What size of CNC Plasma Cutting Table and gantry bar do you need?
• How fast do you want to cut?
Like a welding machine, a plasma cutter's amperage and voltage capacities determine its 'size.' The only difference is that the plasma process requires relatively high voltage and low amperage levels, when compared to welding. Most people make the costly mistake of judging a plasma machine solely by amperage. It's a huge pointer yes, but kindly remember that total output power (in watts) equals amperage times voltage. It will help you to do the calculations to obtain a more accurate product comparison. But you'll be delighted to learn that the MetalWise CNC Plasma
Cutter answers all your voltage and cutting questions with little effor from your side. For example, let's take a 12-amp unit rated at 110 Volts Direct Current (1,320 watts total). You're looking at a quality cut on 3/16-inch steel and will sever 1/4-inch steel. Read more on the options provided by Advanced Machinery, when it comes to the best cutting quality:
More about Gantry CNC Flame/Plasma Cutting Machine with Hypertherm Plasma Cutter here.
The cutting capacity of a particular size plasma machine varies greatly, as is shown here.
If you're a start-up, you'd probably want to consider the relatively efficient and affordable MetalWise CNC Plasma Cutter - a portable, lightweight and very affordable entry level CNC Plasma cutting solution - from Advanced Machinery. This machine is ultimately reliable and productive, and is suitable for high precision cutting in the most demanding of applications even on flame cutting. An oxy-fuel cutting torch can be fitted on it to achieve the highest production capability for better cutting quality on mild steel and other metal plates.
To learn more about the AM.CO.ZA MetalWise CNC Plasma Cutter, kindly click on this link for a live demonstration.
Or you can watch this video of a 30mm Mild Steel Plate Cutting by Oxy-Fuel Flame Cutting on MetalWise CNC Plasma Cutting Machine from AM.CO.ZA.
For more on the specifications of the MetalWise CNC Plasma Cutting Tables, please go to:
For additional information on our MetalWise CNC Plasma Cutting Machine, and for further enquiries around our CNC Machines, please feel free to contact us on 060 600 6000 or visit our website at: http://am.co.za