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Plasma Cutting Machine: Function, Advantages, and Disadvantages


The plasma cutters are the best for cutting multiple materials. Plasma cutters are famous for many reasons like they are affordable, fast, easy to use, etc. Read this article to know more about them. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Plasma Cutting Machine: Function, Advantages, and Disadvantages

Plasma Cutting Machine Function, Advantages,
and Disadvantages
There are multiple metal cutters in the market.
To cut thick metal sheets, plasma cutters are
widely used. Plasma cutting is a thermal cutting
method where ionized gas is used to cut the
metals. Plasma is the fourth state of matter
found in the upper parts of the earths
atmosphere. The polar lights are made of solar
winds made of plasma. In daily life, we see a lot
of electronic appliances like plasma TV, neon
signs, fluorescent lamps, etc. To learn more
about plasma cutters and to understand how they
work, keep reading.
How Plasma Cutters Work? Plasma cutters use
thermal energy i.e. heat to cut the metals. They
have compressed gas like nitrogen that is
ionized. This ionization of gases creates palma.
The compressed gas comes in contact with the
electrode and the pressure is created to ionize
the gas. Slowly the pressure builds up and the
stream of plasma is pushed towards the cutting
head. This head constricts the stream and then
subjects it towards the workpiece. The plasma
is conductive and so the workpiece is connected
at the ground of the cutting cables. The plasma
arc comes in contact with the metal and due to
high temperature the metal melts. And at the
same time the molten metal is blown away by the
air flow.
Consumables As plasma cutters use heat to cut
materials, there are parts in the cutter that
require regular replacement. The hand held
plasma cutter parts like nozzle, lenses,
hypertherm powermax 85 consumables, etc. must be
replaced regularly because they can affect the
cutting quality if not in proper condition.
Also, the quality of the consumables suggest how
long they will last. The consumables must be
replaced by the trained or certified technician
because if they are not fixed properly, they can
affect the quality of the cut, destroy the
cutting sheet and also the machine in the worst
case scenario. You must consider the maintenance
charges and cost of replacement parts while
setting a budget for the machine.
  • Advantages of Plasma Cutting Machine
  • Here are some reasons you must invest in a plasma
    cutting machine.
  • Plasma cutters can cut almost all conductive
  • No need to warm up the laser cutter
  • They are suitable to cut thick metal sheets up
    to 50 mm to receive the best cut quality and
    maximum up to 150 mm
  • They are affordable
  • They are the best for stainless steel and
  • They have high precision
  • Also suitable for inwater cuts which can reduce
    noise levels as well
  • They are fast when compared to oxy fuel
  • Can be used for welding
  • Less risky
  • Disadvantages of Plasma Cutting Machine
  • No machine is perfect. Here are some
    disadvantages of the cutters which you must know
    before buying one.
  • The heat affected zone (HAZ) is larger compared
    to other laser machines
  • Requirement of hypertherm powermax 85 consumables
    is high and it can cost you more
  • They have better quality with thinner sheets and
  • They have less tolerances

Conclusion The plasma cutter machine is best if
your business requirement needs you to deal with
multiple types of materials. The shelf life of
the machine is long if they are maintained
properly. The hand held plasma cutter parts
require regular maintenance. You must clean them
daily to ensure you have beautiful precise cuts
every time you use it. The next thing is trying
the first cut on a sample piece to avoid ruining
the actual sheet. Once all the settings are
proper, you can continue with larger
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