Plasma Technology

Plasma Technology

Plasma cutting is a process that cuts through electrically conductive materials by means of an accelerated jet of hot plasma. Typical materials cutd with a plasma torch include steel, Stainless steel. Plasma cutting is often used in fabrication shops, automotive repair and restoration, industrial construction, and salvage .
Due to the high speed and precision cuts combined with low cost, plasma cutting sees widespread use from large-scale industrial CNC applications.


Four facts about the technology

Plasma cutting is inexpensive

Although Plasma cutters are higher priced than other cutting tools, but there is a difference in price and cost. Plasma cutters offer fast cutting speeds and superior cut quality which helps in delivering productivity gains saving time and money for operators taking the cost of production to relatively lesser values. Work piece does not require any pre-heating which saves time and resources. Moreover most handheld plasma cutters run on compressed air, it eliminates costly cylinder rentals and delivery charges.

Plasma is not only for thin materials

this was the case about 20 years ago, because some of the earlier handheld plasma cutters failed to meet operators’ expectations for performance on thick materials.But, with the advancement of plasma technology, this notion has become outdated. Indeed, changes in the design of torches, nozzles, consumables, and power have allowed plasma engineers to come up with systems that provide better cutting power and thicker penetration capacity with the fact that the size of the cutters have shrunk and the duty cycles have increased.

Plasma is easy to use

although the underlying technology of a plasma cutter may seem a bit complicated, but using today’s advanced plasma cutters is very easy. Someone who’s operating the plasma cutter for the first-time can achieve superior quality results. The cutters are safe also which people think otherwise. With latest air plasma cutters from Technocrats Plasma Systems, there are no gases which have to be regulated, and with added features like nozzle shielding, operator does not need to hold a standoff making cutting easier because the operator can drag the torch directly along the surface of the workpiece. The torch handles which are designed ergonomically and quick-connect torch further enhance the ease of use of plasma cutters.

Plasma is not for cutting only

Plasma cutters are highly versatile in nature. Plasma systems can be used to cut, pierce and bevel metals of all types, shapes, and sizes which are electrically conductive. Beyond cutting, some plasma cutters are very good gouging tools also. Plasma cutters are considered to be better gouging tools because of less smoke and less noise they produce.