Speed is often mentioned, with automated plasma cutting, as the ultimate target to exceed – if you can cut more parts per hour, how can you go wrong? Well, quite easily if your machine has poor acceleration.
Acceleration is the amount of force (measured in gravity, or Gs) that an object changes its speed relative to time. This applies to plasma cutting as a measure of how quickly the torch can change direction during operation.
But why is this important? Imagine driving a car on a winding road. The car may be able to achieve a high top speed but if it cannot accelerate and decelerate quickly then not only does it reach it’s destination a lot slower, it also spends a lot of time trying to navigate the tricky corners of the road. How this relates to plasma cutting, is this – when a machine is cutting parts it must change direction many times. If the torch spends too much time in one spot, because the machine has poor acceleration and/or motion, it will burn out corners and at times, cause excessive dross – all contributing to poor cut quality. When cut quality is poor, extra processes i.e. grinding is needed to make that part usable. Any gains by having a “fast” machine go right out the window.
What sets Plazmax machines apart from the rest, is massive acceleration whilst maintaining stable motion. Where most competitors are within a range of roughly 20mG, our CutAce LTs for example, are rated at a massive maximum of 250mG! This tenfold advantage means that they can cut a great deal of detail with minimal to no dross, resulting in superb cut quality. This is only achieved with our cleverly designed, rigid and highly precise machines, paired with the best in componentry to providing the control necessary to operate at this level. All this combined, creates parts that are ready to use straight off the table for welding or pressing – whatever you need, as fast as you need.
And that, is the advantage Plazmax brings to you and your business.