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CNC Plasma Comparison Chart

CNC PLASMA COMPARISON CHART

SILVER CUT

Silver Cut
GOLD CUT

Gold Cut
DIAMOND CUT

Diamond Cut
PLATINUM CUT

Platinum-Cut-2
TITANIUM CUT

Titanium Cut
SHORT DESCRIPTION:ENTRY LEVEL PRICE, INDUSTRIAL QUALITYMEDIUM TO HEAVY PLATE CUTTINGACCURACY AND PRODUCTIVITYHEAVY PLATE CUTTINGPLATE PROCESSING MACHINE
FEATURES:Ideal for small to medium fabrication and HVAC shops, this cutting table uses industrial quality components for long term durability. Can be converted from waterbed to downdraft. Automatic torch height controller. Unitized designPerfect for fabrication shops looking for accuracy, efficiency and production. Can be increased in size as your needs grow. Many options available.Specially designed for high precision cutting on a heavy unitized frame that can be increased in size as your needs grow. Innovative inverse rail system. Exceptional accuracy and cut quality. Many options availableFor the heavy steel industry, plate cutting facilities and structural steel fabricators, the Platinum Cut is a large format cutting machine. Can be increased in size as your needs grow. Many options available.The strength of the dual beam steel gantries allow widths up to 20'. Optional 30HP drilling station and tool changer. Can be increased in size as the your needs grow. Many options available to customize.
CONSTRUCTION:UnitizedBridge and Rail - Modular design allowing you to expand your cutting table in futureUnitized - Modular design allowing you to expand your cutting table in futureBridge and Rail - Modular design allowing you to expand your cutting table in futureBridge and Rail - Modular design allowing you to expand your cutting table in future
DIMENSIONS:5' x 10'
6' x 12'
5' x 10'
6’ x 12’ 
8’ x 12’ 
8' x 20’ 
8’ x 24’ 
10’ x 5’ 
10’ x 20’ 
10’ x 24’ 
10’ x 40’
Custom dimensions available 
5' x 10'
6’ x 12’ 
8’ x 12’ 
8' x 20’ 
8’ x 24’ 
10’ x 5’ 
10’ x 20’ 
10’ x 24’ 
10’ x 40’
Custom dimensions available 
10' X 20'
10' X 40'
10' X 60'
10' X 80'
15' X 20'
15' X 40'
15' X 60'
15' X 80'
20' X 20'
20' X 40'
20' X 60'
20' X 80'
Custom dimensions available
10' X 40'
10' X 60'
10' X 80'
15' X 20'
15' X 40'
15' X 60'
15' X 80'
20' X 20'
20' X 40'
20' X 60'
20' X 80'
Custom dimensions available
CUTTING SPEED:0 to 500 IPM, related to process and plasma power source0 to 500 IPM, related to process and plasma power source0 to 500 IPM, related to process and plasma power source0 to 500 IPM, related to process and plasma power source0 to 500 IPM, related to process and plasma power source
MAXIMUM TRAVERSE SPEED:800 IPM1000 IPM1400 IPM 800 IPM800 IPM
REPEATABILITY:0.002”0.001”0.002"0.003"0.003"
POSITIONING ACCURACY:0.004”0.002”0.001"0.001"0.001"
MATERIAL SUPPORT:Waterbed or Downdraft - Can be converted from waterbed to downdraftWaterbed with raise/lower system - Zoned downdraft with removable trays with CAD Fabrication drawings suppliedWaterbed with raise/lower system - Zoned downdraft with drawers or removable traysWaterbed with raise/lower system - Zoned downdraft with removable trays with CAD Fabrication drawings supplied Waterbed with raise/lower system - Zoned downdraft with removable trays with CAD Fabrication drawings supplied 
GANTRY:6’’ x 6’’ Extruded aluminum
Clearance under gantry: 4.5"
Vee bearings, self-cleaning rails, 1.25’’ pinion gears
6’’ x 8’’ steel, fully machined
Clearance under gantry: 6.5"
3/4’’ Agma 10 rack and pinions
25 mm linear bearings, on machined surfaces
Cables and hoses are protected by the structure and enclosed powertrack
Welded and machined over sized end-trucks, for maximum stability
Heat shield under gantry
6’’ x 8’’ steel, fully machined
Clearance under gantry: 8.5"
3/4’’ Agma 10 rack and pinions
25 mm linear bearings, on machined surfaces
Cables and hoses are protected by the structure and enclosed power track
Welded and machined over sized end-trucks, for maximum stability
Heat shield under the gantry
12’’ x 12’’ steel, fully machined
Clearance under gantry: 12''
3/4’’ Helical Agma 10 rack and pinions
35 mm linear bearings, on machined surfaces
Cables and hoses are protected by the structure and enclosed power track
Welded and machined over sized end-trucks, for maximum stability
Heat shield under the gantry
Dual 12’’ x 12’’ steel, fully machined
Clearance under gantry: 12’’
3/4’’ helical Agma 10 rack and pinions
35mm linear bearings, on machined surfaces
Cables and hoses are protected by the structure and enclosed powertrack
Welded and machined over sized end-trucks, for maximum stability
Heat shield under the gantry
RAILS:1.25" pinion gears
Self cleaning V bearing rails
3/4’’ Agma10 rack and 2.5" pinion gears
Self cleaning V bearing rails
Pedestal rail system, mid height
Inverted highly accurate 3/4’’ Agma10 Helical rack and pinions protected against dust and material impact
25 mm linear bearings, on machined surfaces
Rails are installed on the material support (unitized design)
Machined 30 lbs crane rails floor mounted with 1" Agma 10 gear rack
Optional 1.25"inverted rails with 50mm linear bearings, on machined surfaces
Inverted highly accurate 1.25" helical Agma10 rack and pinions protected against dust and material impact
Inverted highly accurate 1.25" helical Agma10 rack and pinions protected against dust and impact
50mm linear bearings, on machined surfaces
Floor mounted rails
MOTORS/GEARBOXES:Industrial stepper motors on all axis, true dual drive, Zero back lash drive systemTrue dual side drive, A/C servo motors
Pneumatic pinion engagement with linear bearings
Ultra precision helical planetary gearboxes for the smoothest motion
Dual side drive, Bosch Rexroth A/C Servo motors with digital Sercos III drive controller
Pneumatic pinion engagement with linear bearings
Ultra precision helical planetary gearboxes for the smoothest motion
Dual side drive, Bosch Rexroth A/C Servo motors with digital Sercos III drive controller
Pneumatic pinion engagement with linear bearings
Ultra precision helical planetary gearboxes for the smoothest motion
Dual side drive, Bosch Rexroth A/C Servo motors with digital Sercos III drive controller
Pneumatic pinion engagement with linear bearings
Ultra precision helical planetary gearboxes for the smoothest motion
CNC CONTROLLER:Machitech Automation CNC with 15’’ laptop
Touchscreen CNC available
Edge Pro CNC controller
Windows based, 15” glass touch screen 
2 USB port and network connection
Up to 1GB memory
Phoenix software
Part Program Support (PPS), Remote Help, Auto gas support, DXF import, and shape nesting
2 year warranty
Edge Pro CNC controller, SercosIII
Windows based, 15” glass touch screen 
2 USB port and network connection
Up to 1GB memory
Phoenix software
Part Program Support (PPS), Remote Help, Auto gas support, DXF import, and shape nesting
2 year warranty
Edge Pro CNC controller, SercosIII
Windows based, 15” glass touch screen 
2 USB port and network connection
Up to 1GB memory
Phoenix software
Part Program Support (PPS), Remote Help, Auto gas support, DXF import, and shape nesting
2 year warranty
Edge Pro CNC controller, SercosIII
Windows based, 15” glass touch screen 
2 USB port and network connection
Up to 1GB memory
Phoenix software
Part Program Support (PPS), Remote Help, Auto gas support, DXF import, and shape nesting
2 year warranty
MAXIMUM TABLE CAPACITY:1.5" material thickness4" material thickness, customizable4" material thickness, customizable8" material thickness, customizable8" material thickness, customizable
POWER SOURCE:Hypertherm Powermax 45 to 125Hypertherm PowerMax 45 to 125, MaxPro 200
Hypertherm HPR 130XD to 800XD
Hypertherm PowerMax 45 to 125, MaxPro 200
Hypertherm HPR 130XD to 800XD
Hypertherm HPR 130XD to 800XDHypertherm HPR 130XD to 800XD
MOTORIZED STATION:1 max.2 max.2 max.2 max.2 max.
OXY/FUEL STATION:1 max.3 max. 3 max.8 max. Belt system8 max. Belt system
AUTOMATIC HEIGHT CONTROLLER:Machitech Automatic torch height control, uses arc voltage sampling to follow variations in material. 
Magnetic torch breakaway system used to pause machine in case of collision.
Machitech Automatic torch height control, uses arc voltage sampling to follow variations in material. 
Laser pointer integrated for plate alignment
Magnetic torch breakaway system used to pause machine in case of collision.
Machitech Automatic torch height control, uses arc voltage sampling to follow variations in material. 
Laser pointer integrated for plate alignment
Magnetic torch breakaway system used to pause machine in case of collision.
Machitech Automatic torch height control, uses arc voltage sampling to follow variations in material. 
Laser pointer integrated for plate alignment
Magnetic torch breakaway system used to pause machine in case of collision.
Machitech Automatic torch height control, uses arc voltage sampling to follow variations in material. 
Laser pointer integrated for plate alignment
Magnetic torch breakaway system used to pause machine in case of collision.
NESTING SOFTWARE:Included in the Machitech ControllerHypertherm Cam Solutions, TurboNest or ProNestHypertherm Cam Solutions, TurboNest or ProNestHypertherm Cam Solutions ProNestHypertherm Cam Solutions ProNest
OPTIONS AVAILABLE:Dust collection system
Oxy-fuel torch
Oxy-fuel torch ignition
Pneumatic scribe
Removable trays for easy cleanout (waterbed)
Source caption fume extraction
Roller ball floating disk for HVAC and light gauge cutting
Camera
Oxy/fuel torch (anti-collision and quick change magnet system)
Oxy/fuel automatic torch ignition
Triple oxy/fuel
“True Hole” technology by Hypertherm
“Full suite” technology by Hypertherm
Ink jet or dot peen marker
Pneumatic scribe
Source caption fume extraction
Dust collection system
Removable trays for easy cleanout (waterbed)
Electronic raise/lower system (waterbed)
Security system (pull cord, light curtain)
12’’ clearance under gantry
“Full suite” technology by Hypertherm
“True Hole” technology by Hypertherm
10HP drilling station
5HP drilling station
7.5HP drilling station
Camera
Dust collection system
Electronic raise/lower system (waterbed)
Full contour beveling
Ink jet or dot peen marker
Oxy/fuel automatic torch ignition
Oxy/fuel torch (anti-collision and quick change magnet system)
Pneumatic scriber
Removable trays for easy cleanout (waterbed or downdraft)
Security system (pull cord, light curtain)
“Full suite” technology by Hypertherm
“True Hole” technology by Hypertherm
Dust collection system
Electronic raise/lower system (waterbed)
Full contour beveling
Ink jet or dot peen marker
Oxy/fuel automatic torch ignition
Oxy/fuel torch (anti-collision and quick change magnet system)
Pneumatic scribe
Removable trays for easy cleanout (waterbed or downdraft)
Security system (pull cord, light curtain)
“Full suite” technology by Hypertherm
“True Hole” technology by Hypertherm
30HP drilling station
Dust collection system
Electronic raise/lower system (waterbed)
Full contour beveling
Ink jet or dot peen marker
Oxy/fuel automatic torch ignition
Oxy/fuel torch (anti-collision and quick change magnet system)
Pneumatic scribe
Removable trays for easy cleanout (waterbed or downdraft)
Tool changer (up to 6 different tools)
Security system (pull cord, light curtain)
What is Plasma? The Fourth State of Matter

One common description of plasma is to describe it as the fourth state of matter. We normally think of the three states of matter as solid, liquid and gas. For a common element, water, these three states are ice, water and steam. The difference between these states relates to their energy levels. When we add energy in the form of heat to ice, the ice melts and forms water. When we add more energy, the water vaporizes into hydrogen and oxygen, in the form of steam. By adding more energy to steam these gases become ionized. This ionization process causes the gas to become electrically conductive. This electrically conductive, ionized gas is called a plasma

How Plasma Cuts Through Metal

The plasma cutting process, as used in the cutting of electrically conductive metals, utilizes this electrically conductive gas to transfer energy from an electrical power source through a plasma cutting torch to the material being cut. The basic plasma arc cutting system consists of a power supply, an arc starting circuit and a torch. These system components provide the electrical energy, ionization capability and process control that is necessary to produce high quality, highly productive cuts on a variety of different materials. The power supply is a constant current DC power source. The open circuit voltage is typically in the range of 240 to 400 VDC. The output current (amperage) of the power supply determines the speed and cut thickness capability of the system. The main function of the power supply is to provide the correct energy to maintain the plasma arc after ionization. The arc starting circuit is a high frequency generator circuit that produces an AC voltage of 5,000 to 10,000 volts at approximately 2 megahertz. This voltage is used to create a high intensity arc inside the torch to ionize the gas, thereby producing the plasma. The Torch serves as the holder for the consumable nozzle and electrode, and provides cooling (either gas or water) to these parts. The nozzle and electrode constrict and maintain the plasma jet.