So, in plasma cutting torches, a cutter utilizes a copper nozzle to constrict the gas stream with the arc flowing through it. Then the arc shifts from an electrode within the torch to the cut conductive compound. It’s a process known as a ‘transferred arc.
Basics of Plasma Cutting
- Plasma cutting works faster on aluminum, carbon steel, and stainless steel.
- The process is ideal for precision cutting gauge material with upto 6″ thick stainless. And you can combine this with waterjet or oxy-fuel. Since the ESAB invention of plasma cutting in 1955, there has been a continuous development of this product to ensure the plasma cutter is better and user-friendly. And their latest innovations in this increase production with a consistent quality cut regardless of the user’s skill level.
When you start processing with a plasma cutting machine, it is critical to check the operation and avoid colliding. Ensure there is a new program and confirm this.
But you have to protect this product against breakage if you encounter trouble. For example, you can use the following sensors:
QuickSTOP Collision Sensor: As the name suggests, this is a module that helps to avoid accidents.
Dynamic Variable Crash Sensor: Using pressure drive, this quickly sends a stop signal to the system controller when an impact occurs, collision or overload. It also releases the air chamber simultaneously and provides protection for each axis of X, Y, Z. Being a versatile product, it can work on other applications such as material handling, parts mounting, arc welding, loading, and unloading equipment.
Flow Sensor PHC is not only easy-to-use, but sensor PHC is also compatible with most plasma systems and all computer numeric control (CNC). It’s a highly reliable voltage-sensing height control for cutting applications and conventional plasma piercing. A user can cut with no input from an operator. However, the controller provides separate settings for piercing and cutting heights and automatically positions the torch.
A user can easily install it on an available conventional plasma cutting table or even a new one. Compared with other height control solutions, the Sensor PHC improves performance at a significantly lower cost.
Which Are The Available Plasma Cutters?
There are two types of plasma cutters: conventional and HD plasma cutting systems. Conventional type applies more in a home garage fabrication and works in mid-size production.
Best Plasma Cutters:
- Hypertherm Powermax30
- Hobart Airforce 40i 240V
- Lotos LTP5000D
- Miller Spectrum 625 X-treme
- Forney Easy Weld 251
- PRIMEWELD CUT50 Portable
- SUNGOLDPOWER 50A
That’s how different types of plasma cutter sensors work. The range of these products keeps evolving in new technology and prices too. So, if you’re interested in buying them, now is the best time to purchase one as you now have a detailed insight. The sooner you go for it, the better for you.