New Investments: a new CNC plasma cutter

  • 02 October 2020

To serve our customers better and faster ESM invested in a new CNC plasma cutter.

In the manufacturing of non-standard strut supports components or products this will allow us to cut with high precision and speed which results in us producing all custom-made supports in-house, which saves the customer money and time.

What is a plasma cutter?

CNC plasma cutting refers to the cutting of metals using a plasma torch controlled by a computer. Plasma cutters operate by forcing a gas or compressed air at high speeds through a nozzle. Once an electric arc is introduced to the gas, ionized gas or plasma is created, the fourth state of matter. It, in turn, cuts through the metal.

CNC plasma cutters vary widely in size, price, and functionality. The machines are highly accurate and fast cutting through, slicing metals at speeds of up to 500 inches per minute. Plasma cutters require a plasma gas and an assist gas to function, and they vary according to the material being cut.