An insight into CNC plasma cutters

Plasma is a state of matter found only at high temperatures. Plasma cutters are welding equipment which uses this state of matter to cut electrically conductive materials very quickly and very precisely. CNC plasma cutters have revolutionized the field of welding in several ways. They used specialized software that controls and directs the plasma torch. It incorporates speed, accuracy, efficiency and repeatability for the plasma torch.

The plasma can reach temperatures as high as 30,000 Fahrenheit and very easily cuts through 2 inches of metal. CNC plasma cutters are even more efficient along with the abilities of plasma mainly because of the fact that they are driven by computer numerically driven controlled software. CAD/CAM is integral part of each CNC machine. CNC assures precise handling of the machine and exacts the distance between the plasma nozzle and metal sheet. It also includes nesting capabilities which makes the plasma cutter even more efficient.

Plasma cutters come in different shapes and sizes. The only thing that differentiates among them is their construction and the components. High quality units have solid, heavy-duty, fully welded unitized construction. They can be quite expensive. Lesser expensive equipment is less stable and thus leads to lesser accurate plasma cutting. All together it will be a less efficient machine.