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Plasma cutting

Plasma technology

Plasma cutting is used mainly for cutting high-alloyed steel and aluminum, as well as for thin plates of low-alloyed steel (mild steel).

Plasma cutting

What is plasma?

Plasma cutting is a melting procedure, where the to-be-cut metal is melted by the plasma jet. A cutting gas jet is being heated up until it reaches the fourth state of matter, i.e. highly energetic plasma gas, and is being electrically charged (ionized) by the plasma power source. In order to focus the resulting plasma jet, which reaches up to 30.000 degrees Celsius, on the material, it is constricted by a fluidizing gas. Where the plasma jet touches the to-be-cut object, it transmits its energy and punctually melts the material. A secondary gas jet subsequently blows the melted material out of the kerf.

Energy consumption of plasma cutting is higher than oxy-fuel cutting, because the material needs to be melted along the entire kerf. Typical cutting gases include oxygen, nitrogen or argon/hydrogen mixes.

Cutting with plasma technology

Suitable for:
  • Steel, aluminum
  • Material thicknesses between 0,8 mm and 160 mm (typically 3 mm to 160 mm in case of steel, resp. up to 80 mm in case of CrNi)
Advantages:
  • Very high cut quality and straight cutting edges (various plasma cutting quality levels)
  • High cutting speed (eventually higher than laser)
  • Cutting gases can be adapted to the materials to-be-cut: oxygen for mild steel; nitrogen, hydrogen or argon in case of CrNi
  • Medium heat diffusion into the to-be-cut material (lower than in case of oxy-fuel)
  • Reduced hardness increase on cutting edges
  • Cut objects with metallurgically optimal surfaces (oxidized or nitrogenized)
Cutting cost:

Low to medium

CNC systems for plasma cutting

The company ZINSER is renowned around the world for its high quality and customized products “made in Germany”. ZINSER combines tradition with innovation and realises the needs of its customers. Our reputation as a world wide known company is based on our expertise in the field of plasma cutting systems.

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We offer plasma cutting technology from the leading manufacturers Hypertherm and Kjellberg.

As an OEM partner, you get all-in-one solutions from ZINSER for your plasma cutting machine.

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