Choosing The Right CNC Plasma Cutter – Part 1

Choosing The Right CNC Plasma Cutter – Part 1

The Entry-Level MetalWise CNC Plasma Cutter from Advanced Machinery

Let’s talk about entry-level Plasma Cutting. By now you possibly know that a CNC plasma cutting machine works simply with a plasma torch that blows an inert gas at high speeds out of a nozzle, through an electrical arc, which turns some of that gas to hot plasma, right? The MetalWise CNC Plasma Cutter is generally suitable for making metal-arts, signage frames, trailers, gates etc, that mainly require cutting mild steel, up to 10mm with low precision and low productivity. To start with, this article is intended to help you get around three of the most important


questions that will influence your decision and aid you in picking the right CNC plasma cutter: Let ‘s approach the problem logically. The first questions to ask when selecting a plasma cutter relate to cutting capacity:

• What thickness of metal will you routinely cut?
• What is the maximum thickness you might cut?
• What size of CNC Plasma Cutting Table and gantry bar do you need?
• How fast do you want to cut?


Like a welding machine, a plasma cutter’s amperage and voltage capacities determine its ‘size.’ The only difference is that the plasma process requires relatively high voltage and low amperage levels, when compared to welding. Most people make the costly mistake of judging a plasma machine solely by amperage. It’s a huge pointer yes, but kindly remember that total output power (in watts) equals amperage times voltage. It will help you to do the calculations to obtain a more accurate product comparison. But you’ll be delighted to learn that the MetalWise CNC Plasma

Cutter answers all your voltage and cutting questions with little effor from your side. For example, let’s take a 12-amp unit rated at 110 Volts Direct Current (1,320 watts total). You’re looking at a quality cut on 3/16-inch steel and will sever 1/4-inch steel. Read more on the options provided by Advanced Machinery, when it comes to the best cutting quality:

1). Hypertherm Powermax Plasma Profile Cutter
2). Gantry CNC Plasma Cutting Machine

More about Gantry CNC Flame/Plasma Cutting Machine with Hypertherm Plasma Cutter here.

The cutting capacity of a particular size plasma machine varies greatly, as is shown here.

If you’re a start-up, you’d probably want to consider the relatively efficient and affordable MetalWise CNC Plasma Cutter – a portable, lightweight and very affordable entry level CNC Plasma cutting solution – from Advanced Machinery. This machine is ultimately reliable and productive, and is suitable for high precision cutting in the most demanding of applications even on flame cutting. An oxy-fuel cutting torch can be fitted on it to achieve the highest production capability for better cutting quality on mild steel and other metal plates.


To learn more about the AM.CO.ZA MetalWise CNC Plasma Cutter, kindly click on this link for a live demonstration.

Or you can watch this video of a 30mm Mild Steel Plate Cutting by Oxy-Fuel Flame Cutting on MetalWise CNC Plasma Cutting Machine from AM.CO.ZA.

For more on the specifications of the MetalWise CNC Plasma Cutting Tables, please go to:
http://cncplasmatable.co.za/

For additional information on our MetalWise CNC Plasma Cutting Machine, and for further enquiries around our CNC Machines, please feel free to contact us on 060 600 6000 or visit our website at: http://am.co.za

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SKU
NAMEPRICE
P-0606AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Lite CNC Plasma/Flame Cutting Machine 600×600mm with Stepper Motor, Flame Torch and Arc Voltage THCR 41 789
P-0606PAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Lite CNC Plasma/Flame Dry/Water Cutting Table 600×600mm with Stepper Motor, Flame Torch and Arc Voltage THCR 54 779
P-1313AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Lite CNC Plasma/Flame Cutting Machine 1300×1300mm with Stepper Motor, Flame Torch and Arc Voltage THCR 44 089
P-1313PAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Lite CNC Plasma/Flame Dry/Water Cutting Table 1300×1300mm with Stepper Motor, Flame Torch and Arc Voltage THCR 62 079
P-1318AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Lite CNC Plasma/Flame Cutting Machine 1300×1800mm with Stepper Motor, Flame Torch and Arc Voltage THCR 46 789
P-1318PAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Lite CNC Plasma/Flame Dry/Water Cutting Table 1300×1800mm with Stepper Motor, Flame Torch and Arc Voltage THCR 62 689
P-1325AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Lite CNC Plasma/Flame Cutting Machine 1300×2500mm with Stepper Motor, Flame Torch and Arc Voltage THCR 44 489
P-1325PAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Lite CNC Plasma/Flame Dry/Water Cutting Table 1300×2500mm with Stepper Motor, Flame Torch and Arc Voltage THCR 65 479
P-1530AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Lite CNC Plasma/Flame Cutting Machine 1500×3000mm with Stepper Motor, Flame Torch and Arc Voltage THCR 39 999
P-1530PAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Lite CNC Plasma/Flame Dry/Water Cutting Table 1500×3000mm with Stepper Motor, Flame Torch and Arc Voltage THCR 55 989
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm Stepper Motors Barebone UnitP-1325TAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm Stepper Motors Barebone UnitR 189 999
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm, Stepper Motors, Mechanical THCP-1325TMAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm, Stepper Motors, Mechanical THCR 210 989
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm, Stepper Motors, Mechanical THC with Flame TorchP-1325TMFAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm, Stepper Motors, Mechanical THC with Flame TorchR 220 089
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm, Stepper Motors, Arc Voltage THCP-1325TAAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm, Stepper Motors, Arc Voltage THCR 216 989
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm, Stepper Motors, Arc Voltage THC with Flame TorchP-1325TAFAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm, Stepper Motors, Arc Voltage THC with Flame TorchR 226 089
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm Servo Motors Barebone UnitP-1325VAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm Servo Motors Barebone UnitR 226 999
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm, Servo Motors, Mechanical THCP-1325VMAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm, Servo Motors, Mechanical THCR 247 989
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm, Servo Motors, Mechanical THC with Flame TorchP-1325VMFAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm, Servo Motors, Mechanical THC with Flame TorchR 257 089
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm, Servo Motors, Arc Voltage THCP-1325VAAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm, Servo Motors, Arc Voltage THCR 253 989
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm, Servo Motors, Arc Voltage THC with Flame TorchP-1325VAFAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1300×2500mm, Servo Motors, Arc Voltage THC with Flame TorchR 263 089
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm Stepper Motors Barebone UnitP-1530TAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm Stepper Motors Barebone UnitR 209 999
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm, Stepper Motors, Mechanical THCP-1530TMAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm, Stepper Motors, Mechanical THCR 230 989
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm, Stepper Motors, Mechanical THC with Flame TorchP-1530TMFAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm, Stepper Motors, Mechanical THC with Flame TorchR 240 089
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm, Stepper Motors, Arc Voltage THCP-1530TAAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm, Stepper Motors, Arc Voltage THCR 236 989
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm, Stepper Motors, Arc Voltage THC with Flame TorchP-1530TAFAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm, Stepper Motors, Arc Voltage THC with Flame TorchR 246 089
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm Servo Motors Barebone UnitP-1530VAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm Servo Motors Barebone UnitR 246 999
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm, Servo Motors, Mechanical THCP-1530VMAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm, Servo Motors, Mechanical THCR 267 989
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm, Servo Motors, Mechanical THC with Flame TorchP-1530VMFAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm, Servo Motors, Mechanical THC with Flame TorchR 277 089
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm, Servo Motors, Arc Voltage THCP-1530VAAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm, Servo Motors, Arc Voltage THCR 273 989
AM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm, Servo Motors, Arc Voltage THC with Flame TorchP-1530VAFAM.CO.ZA MetalWise™ Standard CNC Plasma Cutting Table 1500×3000mm, Servo Motors, Arc Voltage THC with Flame TorchR 283 089