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Features and Benefits of CNC Plasma Cutting Tables

When it comes to cutting materials for various types of manufacturing and construction applications, nothing gets the job done quite like a CNC plasma cutting table.

Plasma cutting machines are computer automated, which allows for an incredibly high level accuracy for a precise cut every single time. These machines take the geometric dimensions provided and cut accordingly. In addition, these machines have customizable functionalities allowing users to change the settings based on the individual project.

At Xycorp, we offer an array of powerful CNC plasma cutting tables to enhance the productivity of your operations.

Efficiency

Professionals in the industry need to be trained properly in order to use a CNC plasma cutting table, however, these machines are easy to use. They operate with extreme efficiency and, in many cases, are able to cut up to 200 inches per minute.

Cutting Power

Some plasma cutting tables are able to cut materials as thick as 2.5” – including ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Your fabricating shop will experience significant benefits by having a powerful cutting solution for difficult and challenging industrial jobs.

Our Plasma Cutters

The series of CNC plasma cutters we offer are powerful, economical and produce high quality results. Our 2000 series is a standard air plasma table, offering all the benefits a plasma cutter has to offer at a lower price point. We offer 3000 series cutters that are economical and high definition, providing higher quality technology for increased efficiency. The 4000 series is a high definition industrial plasma cutter that utilizes the best technology and control systems to improve your processes. Each of our CNC plasma cutters are powered by a Windows-based control system. A web-based system provides the necessary post-installation training and technical support to operators.

Design and Manufacture

Depending on the cutting power required to get the job done, our CNC plasma cutting tables offer anywhere from 65 to 800 amps of power. All of our plasma machines are designed and manufactured in Palm Springs, CA.

Additional Benefits

In addition to the benefits explained above, we also provide excellent support for our CNC Plasma tables, including lifetime support, one-year warranty on labor and parts. We know our products and we provide the support and training your need to make full and efficient use of our CNC plasma machines.

For more information, take a look at the product pages on our website to review more in depth our 2000, 3000 and 4000 CNC plasma cutting table options.

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CNC Plasma Tables Offered by Xycorp

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Using Computerized Plasma Cutters in Steel Fabrication

Industrial fabricating shops are responsible for creating individual orders for a variety of different companies. In order to create parts, signage, and other components, these shops use machines that can be specifically programmed to cut parts to the exact dimensions needed. Computerized plasma cutters provide the necessary accuracy, and power, to fill these orders quickly, and accurately.

The Process of Plasma Cutting

Computerized plasma cutters specialize in cutting through metal sheet, according to pre-programmed patterns. These patterns can be changed, and reused as necessary, for repeat /bulk orders. Once programmed, the machine cuts the design out of the source metal using superheated gas-based plasma. At a rate of up to three-hundred-inches per minute, the new piece is cut, and made ready for the next stage of assembly.

Benefits of Plasma Cutting

Computerized plasma cutting is a flexible way to serve a variety of industrial needs with a single machine. The software used to design, and cut, metal pieces enables machine operators to alter the initial patterns to create a more-accurate cut on the metal. When it is time to cut the metal, Xycorp Inc. machines are capable of cutting through up to two-and-a-half inches of steel, without stopping. Our machines can give you a more exact cut of metal without requiring any extra alterations.

Even though the metal has been cut quickly, the piece’s final quality will not suffer. Modern plasma-cutting prevents impurities from accumulating on the metal. This ensures a clean finished product, with minimal extra-finishing services required.

Long-Lasting Machinery

Unlike other equipment, computerized plasma cutters are built by with longevity in mind to ensure they will not break, or be damaged by frequent use. At Xycorp Inc., we build sturdy plasma tables, designed to withstand repeated high-production and high-temperature usage. Computer systems can be upgraded, and customized, to use patterns suited to a variety of different industrial needs. If a component breaks, technicians can do remote online troubleshooting, so you can continue to fill your orders.

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Computerized numerically controlled (CNC) machines are responsible for making metal parts accurately and quickly. In order to keep your shop’s equipment up-to-date, look for a CNC plasma table. Xycorp has the perfect CNC plasma table for sale, and it can be a great alternative to other, more expensive CNC cutting devices.

How Plasma Cutting Works

Using a customized program, based on Cartesian graphing, you can input an order’s exact measurements into the machine’s computer before cutting into the metal sheet. Once the design has been finalized, the machine will convert gas into plasma, cutting the steel to your exact specifications. At Xycorp, Inc., we offer plasma tables capable of cutting steel at up to three hundred inches per minute, capable finishing your custom piece in a matter of minutes, depending on its dimensions.

Advantages of Plasma Cutting

Plasma tables cut more quickly, and efficiently, than traditional laser cutters. With only a small amount of training, anyone can create high-quality industrial pieces. The computer modules run an embedded Windows-based software, that allows for better control of the final product’s dimensions and design. Also, our plasma cutter has superior motion-control features that reduce the risk for errors. Patterns can be saved, and reused for repeat customers, and can be adjusted to decrease blemishes/impurities in the final product. This will create a better quality product, in a shorter amount of time.

Plasma cutting technology can be adjusted based on the thickness of the metal. Whether cutting through aluminum plate, or up to two inches of stainless steel, the super-heated gas creates an accurate model of your piece in a short amount of time.

At Xycorp, Inc., we offer several variants of our CNC plasma table for sale, and support for existing plasma cutting machines. If your machine requires repairs or upgrades, it can easily be fixed, or altered, by a technician. The computer’s software can be upgraded to use a variety of additional programs. These updates can be performed in house, or by any experienced technician.

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It is certainly no secret that today’s businesses are looking to make every dollar stretch. They are also looking to get the best efforts from their employees. When it is time for companies to look for a new CNC plasma cutting machine, we at Xycorp advise they consider machine with cutting quality, versatility and durability. It is a capital decision, and one that should be made wisely.

Buying the Right CNC Plasma Cutting Machine

The buying decision will affect a company’s bottom line for years to come. Companies in the market looking to buy a CNC plasma cutting machine should ask the following.

  1. How durable is the machine? For heavy-duty cutting, a fully-welded design is crucial for proving the stable platform required of high-precision cutting. It makes no sense to cut corners and buy a plasma machine that will only have to be replaced in a few years.
  2. Is the machine accurate from part to part? Again, this is a critical element. Inaccurate cuts have to be made again. This results in a loss of time and money.
  3. Can the cutting machine handle today’s complex and precise cutting needs? It must. It must also be adaptable for additional software capability and upgrades. Versatility is the key that allows a machine to grow with your business.
  4. Can the machine cut fast? The plasma cutting machine needs to cut fast and accurate. Otherwise, profits will disappear down the drain. There must be substantial gains in productivity as a result of software that is easy to use and compatibility with the nesting software.
  5. Does the manufacturer or distributor provide exceptional customer service? Customer service is critical. Businesses need to know that questions will be answered and that downtime will be kept to a minimum when repairs are needed.

Customer Service

This is a full, not partial, commitment to customer service. Your machine’s design, construction, and maintenance contract have a direct bearing on profit. Therefore, the machine must have customer support for the lifetime of the machine. Downtime is unacceptable in an industry that never sleeps. Consider the XCS 3000 Series that we offer at XCS Plasma. It is an investment that will allow you to realize a robust return on investment.

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Let an Automated Plasma Cutter Handle the Tough Jobs

For tough cutting jobs, nothing works better than an automated plasma cutter. The tool is commonly used for cutting metals for a complete variety of purposes. The plasma cutter houses a plasma torch in paths directed by a computer. The results are clean, fast, and accurate cuts. At Xycorp, we offer the XCS 3000 series.

This is state-of-the-art and is capable of meeting every production need for fabrication departments and fast-paced industrial environments. Our system can offer a great return on investment. Extremely high performance outcomes can help companies slash labor time along with the overall costs of cutting metals.

Notable Feature and Benefits

The XCS 3000 series offers a cost-effective solution that surpasses other plasma cutters with respect to its heavy-duty construction. It also comes equipped with an automatic torch height control and 360-degree active torch collision protection that is standard. There is an additional benefit in that its wires and hoses are well-protected. The configuration offers a seamless look and adds to the machine’s longevity.

Computer Control and Software

SimplePath software permits easy operation and accurate cutting that is of the highest quality. It is fast becoming the choice for many in the industry.

An Automated Plasma Cutter Offers Accuracy and Precision

Plasma cutting can be depended on to deliver impeccable, accurate, precision cutting for any given measurements. Accuracy is guaranteed in all cutting directions. The CNC plasma cutter takes precision cutting to a whole new level.

Choosing the Right Plasma Cutter

There are numerous plasma cutters on the market. The challenge is finding the right one. Consider the machine’s expansion and future possibilities based on how the machine is presently configured. Consider your company’s long-term and short-term needs. The right machine can take companies a long way and offer a tremendous return on investment.

The XCS 3000 Series is really the sum of all its parts. Thus, it makes all the sense in the world to invest in a plasma cutter that is designed to meet a client’s changing needs. At Xycorp, our products and services speak for themselves. We offer lifetime support and the best offers for parts and warranties. It all adds up and can make a big difference in the long run.

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The XCS 2000 Series Plasma Cutter by Xycorp

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A computer controlled plasma cutter is mainly used to cut a variety of parts and shapes out of metal plate, like steel or aluminum. This machine can also be used for cutting beams and pipes and can be applied to a wide range of industrial and commercial applications. The plasma torches on the machines that we carry here at Xycorp, Inc., are controlled by an industrial computer that runs on a dual core processor with Windows 7 embedded. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hi all.  Last time I wrote about the basics of what happens inside a standard plasma torch and how fluid dynamics is key in the cutting process.  I’d like to continue my last post by discussing high definition plasma cutting, in particular about the fluid dynamics inside the hi-def torch.

All of the major plasma power supply/torch manufacturers have what the industry terms ‘high-definition’ product lines.  Technically what separates standard plasma cutting and high definition plasma cutting are two things: constriction of the arc and more precise plasma gas flow.  This constricted arc leaves a more square edge with less dross, and enables higher cut speeds.  The kerf size with a high definition torch is quite a bit smaller also due to the smaller arc and more precise flows. Read the rest of this entry »

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When talking to someone who is not in the metal fabrication industry and I tell them I work with plasma cutting equipment, I often get the question ‘What is plasma cutting?’  That’s the wrong question to ask me – unless you have some time on your hands….

First – a definition of plasma.  From dictionary.com : “A highly ionized gas containing an approximately equal number of positive ions and electrons”.  There are actually many different types of plasma gas (see Wikipedia)- we are interested in the high temperature type as the high temperature does the cutting in our application.

I get asked sometimes about the temperature of the arc – I am told it is in the neighborhood of 10,000 deg F to 30,000 deg F.  That’s some serious heat!!

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