Plasma cutting – fast, accurate and high quality. It was originally developed for the thermal cutting of materials which were unsuitable for flame cutting, such as high alloy steels or Aluminium. Today, the process is also used for the economical cutting of thin, low alloyed steels.
- Plate thickness: 0,8 mm up to 160 mm
- Typical: 3 mm up to 75 mm
- High to very high cut quality
- Smooth, cutting surfaces
- Metallurgical perfect surfaces for welding
- Medium heat input
- Excellent cutting speed
- Low harding on cutting surface
Oxyfuel cutting – most economical process. The heating flame brings the material up to its ignition temperature. Then a jet of Oxygen at least 99,5% pure is blown onto the heated spot. The Oxygen jet oxidizes the metal. The torch is moved, and a narrow cutting kerf is created, removing the slag from the kerf.
Despite the increasing significance of the other cutting processes such as plasma and laser cutting, oxyfuel flame cutting is still a very economical process
- Plate thickness: 3 mm up to 2800 mm
- Typical: 10 mm up to 300 mm
- Good cut quality
- Smooth, vertical cutting surface
- Metallurgical perfect surfaces (oxidized)