The difference between Plasma & Oxy-Fuel Cutting Machinery

Versatility of Cutting Automation

Lind SA Automation is a premium specialist in a myriad of cutting, drilling and welding automation. Our core product offerings for Plasma and Oxy-Fuel include Master High Precision CNC Cutting Machines as well as High Precision Cutting machines.

There are various factors to take into consideration when choosing between Plasma and Oxy-Fuel Cutting Machines. This includes material type and thickness, project constraints in terms of power resources and the operational budget constraints.

Common utilizations of metal cutting are usually associated with welding related jobs, fabrication and construction. Plasma cutting machinery has the powerful capability to cut through materials such as aluminium, stainless steel and cast iron.

Plasma does not require the metal to be preheated before cutting. This ultimately saves time with minimal or no metal distortion at all. Plasma requires a substantial amount of power source to cut through various elements.

Oxy-Fuel machines are particularly beneficial in terms of efficiency and portability. This offers additional benefits of welding, brazing, soldering, heating and gouging. An additional difference is that the oxy-fuel cutting machinery is not dependent on a primary source of power or compressed air source, which makes it an ideal alternative for projects to be completed on a multitude of sites.

The materials that Oxy-Fuel is associated with are ferrous and iron-containing metals. An equally important consideration in terms of Oxy-Fuel cutting operations is that it is not usually used for cutting iron, aluminium or stainless steel.

Contact Lind SA Automation for more information regarding Plasma & Oxy-Fuel Cutting Machinery.

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