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How You Can Use Plasma Cutters

By using a plasma torch, plasma cutters can cut metals. You have to create a plasma in order for a plasma cutter to work. The composition of the plasma is a combination of gas and liquid which is superheated.

The combination of compressed inert gasses and electricity are commonly used by plasma cutters. Using the metal that is being cut, a plasma cutter creates an electric circuit in order to cut the metal. Touching the end of the nozzle with the metal will then create an electrical circuit. By using the negative electrode, the electrical sparks and the fast flowing inert gasses will meet. The combination of the gas and the electricity will heat up that gas to up to 15,000 degrees Celsius and will then transform to a plasma. The plasma will then go out of the nozzle which will directly hit the metal that you are cutting. The plasma speeds up its exit because of the tiny opening on the tip. The speed, temperature, and the focus of the plasma are the reason why it cuts just like a laser.

Just as long as everything is set up properly, the cut will be almost like perfect. Since electricity is one of the main components of plasma, it can cut anything that also conducts electricity. Copper, stainless steel, and aluminum is just some of the materials that a plasma cutter can deal with.

A High-Frequency Contact is one of the main types of a plasma cutter. It is called a low budget equipment because it does not work with CNC operation. In order for it to create a plasma, it uses high frequency and high voltage spark. In order for it to create a plasma, the tip f the torch should touch the metal.

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. If the operator is not careful, there is a high risk of electrocution. The very first version are considered to be hard to maintain and repair.

A plasma cutter can cut metals regardless of its thickness. It the size of the machines that determines the sever cut. The sever cut is the thickness of the metal the plasma cutter can handle. The thickness of the metal is what determines the easiness of the job will be for a CNC plasma cutter. But the thicker the sever cut, the messier the cut will be. Cleaning out the edges will be a must once the cut is done. Because it is computer controlled the cut of a CNC plasma cutter is more precise. A CNC cutter is very important if you have projects that are repetitive.