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SELECTING A PLASMA CUTTER  In South Africa

So you want to purchase a plasma cutter!  It's kind of a bewildering prospect to select a piece of equipment that is new to you with so many manufacturers and models to choose from.
 
Let 's approach the problem logically.  To start with, there are a number of questions that you must answer for yourself, before you can go any further:
 
How many hours a day do you plan to use your plasma cutter?  In other words, what kind of duty cycle must it have?
 
What kind of electrical service do you have where you intend to use the machine?  Is it 50 amp 220 volt single phase?  What other equipment will be running simultaneously on the same circuit?
 
What kind of portability must your plasma cutter have?  Will you be using it exclusively in your shop, or will you need to take it to the job?  Do you have a means of supplying the machine with compressed air in remote locations?  How will you do that, with a portable compressor or an air bottle?  How will you supply electric current at the site?
 
What kind of material do you plan to cut, and how thick is it likely to be?
 
Will you be doing manual cutting exclusively, or is there a possibility that you may want to use your plasma cutter with a CNC cutting machine?
 
What are your budget limitations?

Generally speaking, the higher the amperage output of the plasma cutter, the greater the duty cycle is at lesser amperages.  In other words, if you plan to use the machine around the clock, you should consider a larger unit than you would need to cut the material you will be working.
 
If you will be using your machine frequently, but not continuously, consider a unit that is capable of cutting the thickest material you are likely to work.  Most manufacturers provide duty cycle information in their literature.
 
Many people make the mistake of thinking that the greater the capacity of the machine, the better it is.  In general, fabricators consider oxy-fuel to be superior to plasma for cutting steel when thicknesses exceed about 1/2 inch.  This is because of the slight bevel (4 to 6 degrees) in the cut face that plasma produces.  It is not noticeable in thinner materials, but becomes more so as thicknesses increase.  Also, at thicknesses above 1/2 inch, plasma has no cutting speed advantage over oxy-fuel.
 
There is little point in buying a plasma cutter that will cut 1 1/2" plate, if you are going to use acetylene for such work anyway.  If you are planning to cut non-ferrous metals such as stainless or aluminum, which cannot be cut by oxy-fuel, consider a 50 to 80 amp. 220 volt plasma cutter.
 
If you plan to use your plasma cutter outside the shop occasionally, you should consider one of the new breed of semi-portable machines.  These units are little powerhouses that weigh less than 100 lbs., yet are capable of cutting 3/4" to 1" in a pinch.   You will need a bottle of air or a compressor, and a hefty portable generator.
 
If you believe that you may automate your plasma cutting at some point, you
must select a unit that does not use a high-frequency starting circuit.  A high-frequency start acts like a spark plug in a car.  Rather than using a relatively lower voltage pilot arc to initiate the plasma process, it uses a high voltage spark.  This causes electrical interference such as locking up the computer, destroying files, etc. 
 
Like most other things in life, you get what you pay for.  Imported plasma cutters can be found on the market for $800 or less.  However, that is money that could be put toward a modern inverter type unit costing more initially, but less over time when the cost of replacement parts and consumables is factored in. 
 
CUT 63 and 100 Amp Heavy duty plasma cutters

CUT 40 Plasma cutter

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Heavy duty industrial plasma cutter  transformer type incl torch and earth clamp

Model
 
LGK-63
LGK-100/60
Power Source Voltage
V
3-380
3-380
Rated Input Capacity
KVA
17
30
No-load voltage
V
260
260
Rated Duty Cycle
%
60
60
Input
A
26
42.5
Current Thickness
mm
≤18
 
≤30
 
Weight
kg
105
148

LGK series are heavy duty machines. If you need the portable ones try to order inverter

Special price 19 Sep 2018


 

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Cut 63   Item no.006   Price: R 12,995  ( 3 Phase ) Excl VAT,

Cut 100  Item no.007  Price: R 16,495  (3 Phase) Excl VAT,

Torches are included in the package.

You need extra nozzles cut 60 per set R 65

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one year warranty for this item.

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  Heavy duty industrial plasma cutter 


Adopts compressed air as cutting gas source,

High temperature and high concentrated plasma as heat source; 

Can cut conductive material in wantonly shape, get good curve

and smooth edge; 

Suitable for cutting of stainless steel, carbon steel, Aluminium,

copper, composite plate.

 
ICM industries 

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Established 1999

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SELECTING A PLASMA CUTTER

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