August 23, 2019

Tips for Choosing the Best Plasma Cutting Machine for Your Shop

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Are you on the lookout for the best quality plasma cutting machine (เครื่อง ตัด ลา ม่า, which is the term in Thai) that can meet your requirements? No fuss, you have come to the right place. Before we go further into details, it’s good to know what plasma cutting is.

Plasma cutting is a method that employs a high-velocity jet of ionized gas delivered from a contracting orifice. The high-velocity ionized gas is known as plasma that conducts electricity from the plasma cutter’s torch to the work piece. The ionized gas makes the work piece hot, melting the material thoroughly. The high-velocity stream of ionized gas blows the molten metal away, cutting the material with greatest precision.

Plasma cutting is the best option for cutting steel and non-ferrous materials with thickness less than 1-inch. It’s a better choice over oxyfuel cutting and mechanical cutting. Due to its accuracy and efficiency, plasma cutting is gaining ground among the people all over the world.

The following points you should keep in your mind when buying a plasma cutting machine:

Determine your requirements

Most plasma cutting machines are rated on their amperage and cutting ability. If your job involves cutting materials with up to ¼-inch thickness, you should look for a plasma cutter with lower amperage. But if you most often cut metal materials with up to ½-inch thickness, consider a higher amperage plasma cutter.

Ask for referrals

Asking others for their suggestions is something that always pays off. People who are already using plasma cutting machine can bring you the best advice. You can also post your queries on online platforms like Quora to ask more people for their recommendations.

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