Plasma is an electrically conductive gas at a temperature of around 30,000 degrees Celsius. Plasma cutting triggers a thermal melting process in which the metallic material is melted in the kerf by the plasma jet and the molten metal is then blown out of the kerf at high pressure with inert gas.
Plasma cutting of stainless steel is one of the most frequently used technologies in sheet metal working. Depending on the machine used for plasma cutting, this technology can be used to separate plates up to 150 millimetres thick. Our headquarters in Netphen-Deuz (Siegen-Wittgenstein district) are home to a powerful plasma cutting machine. We produce around 12,000 tonnes of stainless steel a year with plasma cutting. The maximum dimensions of the stainless steel plates that we can process on our plasma cutting machine are 12,000 x 4,000 x 150 millimetres. Our plasma cutting machines deliver a consistently high quality of cut and low cut angles.
Besides plasma cutting, we have the necessary know-how and technology to produce all established variations of stainless steel cuts. The method used depends on different factors, such as material thickness or subsequent use.
What is plasma cutting?
Plasma cutting – benefits at a glance
Plasma cutting is an effective and affordable method for producing stainless steel cuts, which impresses with its high operating speed and its ability to cut thick materials. Industrial gases are used to create clean cuts, which only display a small amount of burring and very little slag adhesion. While the heat development is extremely high to create the plasma, the stainless steel being cut is barely heated at all. But, it is important to remember: experience and the latest technology have a huge influence on the outcome in plasma cutting.
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