Which materials can be processed with a plasma cutting machine?
In principle, all conductive materials can be processed with a CNC plasma cutting machine. In practice, CNC plasma cutters are used to process the following materials, among others: Mild steel (fine-grained steel, Hardox), stainless steel (V2A), chrome-nickel steel (V4A), aluminium, copper, brass, titanium, armour steel. The typical cutting range of a plasma system is between 1 mm and 50 mm – here the cutting results are of high quality and economically most efficient.
Multifunctionality & automation
Today, a modern plasma cutting system enables much more than just 2D and bevel cutting of sheets, pipes, profiles and domes. Drilling, countersinking, tapping, marking and labeling are also among the options that can be realized on a CNC plasma cutting machine in addition to the cutting technology. Furthermore, technologies for scanning can be integrated, e.g. for reading barcodes or for automatic determination of the position of metal sheets.
Strengths of MicroStep plasma cutting systems
For its gantry-guided plasma systems, MicroStep relies on a steel gantry, that is stiffened and driven with AC servo motors on both sides, for high dimensional accuracy and reproducibility of the cutting results with the best dynamics and strong driving power. Due to the modular design of the CNC cutting machines, different technologies can be combined and different geometries (sheet metal, pipe, profile, beam, dome) be processed on one plasma cutting system. Due to the automatic calibration of the used tools with the patented calibration unit ACTG®, MicroStep plasma cutting machines achieve permanently precise cuts and, thanks to the best components, can be used for a long time even in three-shift operation. With the MicroStep QualityHole® hallmark you can also be sure that all decisive factors for cutting small holes and fine contours have been optimized.