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A Closer Look At Plasma Cutters

By using a plasma torch, plasma cutters can cut metals. The creation of a plasma will enable a plasma cutter to work. In order to create a plasma, you need to have a combination of gas and liquid which is super-heated.

The combination of compressed inert gasses and electricity are commonly used by plasma cutters. The electric circuit that is being made with the metal material, plasma cutters are able to cut through it. It is through touching the end of the nozzle with the metal that sparks are being created creating a circuit. The sparks will then travel through the negative electrode which will then meet with the fast flowing inert gasses. Plasma is transformed once the gases reach a temperature of more than 15,000 degrees Celsius. In order to cut the metal, touch the end of the nozzle to which the plasma goes out. The very reason for the fast exit of plasma on the tip of the nozzle is due to its tiny exit. The speed, temperature, and the focus of the plasma are the reason why it cuts just like a laser.

The correct set up of your plasma cutter will make the perfect cut every time. The cutting ability of plasma cutters is more versatile just as long as the material also conducts electricity. Copper, stainless steel, and aluminum is just some of the materials that a plasma cutter can deal with.

The High-Frequency Contact is one type of a plasma cutter. It is considered as a low budget gear as it is not compatible with CNC plasma cutting operations. In order for it to create a plasma, it uses high frequency and high voltage spark. Once the metal touches the torch, a plasma is then created.

The pilot arc type of plasma cutter is the one that produces two cycles of plasma. During the World War II, the first plasma cutters were born. The high frequency and high voltage circuits are the once used to cut metals. There is a very high risk of electrocution if the operator is not careful. The repair and maintenance of the old plasma cutter are very hard.

Different thickness of metals is no problem for a plasma cutter. the serer cut is dependent on the size of the machine. The the thickness of the cut a plasma cutter can handle will be determined by the sever cut. A CNC plasma c cut will do a better work if the metal to be cut is thick. It will have a messier cut if the sever cut is higher. Once the cut is done, you still have to clean out the edges. The cuts are more precised in a CNC plasma cutter because it is computer controlled. Repetitive projects require the use of a CNC cutter.

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