These days, you can find different types of plasma cutters in the market. These machines are coming with different efficiency and power modes and all set to make the thermal cutting operations look more effective and hassle free. When you are looking forward to put the heavy-duty cutting operations on the table, you also need to address some important criteria that can help you determining the most favorable work table for doing plasma cutting operations. These criteria can also be followed to choose the best work table for oxy-fuel cutting operations. As far as the thermal cutting is concerned, this can really produce maximum haze at the work shop. But have you really thought about the ways to make such work look less haze.
In this regard, you can always opt for the table like option that can lessen up the haze at the work shop when you are doing plasma cutting. This can really help in elevating the condition of your work shop and the overall work environment. When you are looking for a clean work shop and wish to perform plasma cutting with a higher level of accuracy, you need to opt for the table option first. Well, a table is often used to hold the work piece properly. In this regard, proper clamping is also needed to hold the work piece. But apart from doing this job, a table can also be used to make the plasma cutting work look cleaner and perfect.
A table can also be used to serve for other important purposes like reducing the heat distortion for the parts of the machine and the work piece. It can also capture most of the smoke that is generated during the cutting operations. There are also water tables which are used in order to reduce the noise level that can remain really high during these cutting operations. Such tables can be used for both oxy-fuel and plasma cutting operations. Whether it’s the cutting table or it’s the power supply unit, all these parts play a very important role for the CNC plasma cutting machine. These elements can really enhance the profitability and productivity of your work shop when they remain in the best shape and setting.
It’s the work table assigned for the cutting system that can do more work apart from holding the work piece and allowing the torch of the plasma cutting machine to perform the cuts. In order to take maximum advantage of a cutting work table, you need to have the best and the most suitable cutting work table at your disposal. There are some important factors that you need to consider in terms of adding a quality cutting table for the CNC plasma cutting machine.
Fundamentals of the cutting table:
There are really many designs available for you when you are looking forward to get a cutting table for the work shop. But when you are looking for the most suitable cutting table for your CNC plasma cutting machine, you can really come across some of the best options like dry system, downdraft system, or water table. These are most common cutting table styles that you can now find in the market. Well, the prime work of these cutting tables is to contain the smoke and dust that the cutting process can generate often. Holding the smoke and dust is really essential, otherwise these elements can hamper the overall cut quality that you are actually looking for. Due to this reason a proper cutting work table is needed when you want your CNC plasma cutter to work in a more efficient and accurate manner.
It’s the water table that comes with a great design is suitable for both the oxy-fuel and plasma cutting operations. When you are looking for an underwater cutting operation, a water table seems to be the best option for you. This type of cutting method is mostly used at the fab shop, manufacturing units, fabrication units and steel cutting units. There are also manufacturing units where such water table is used for both the small as well as bigger cutting operations. As per the underwater cutting method, the work piece is submerged below the water level to two to four inches. Due to this reason the torch and the arc also remain and work below the water level. During this type of underwater cutting process, the water uses to absorb most of the smoke produced by the plasma cutting operation. This also eliminates the need for the dust collector and hence reduces the cost factor for you. It’s the water level in the water table that can also be adjusted with the help of the controller. The water level inside the water table can remain different for both the plasma cutting as well as oxy-fuel cutting operations.
It’s the downdraft table system that can use the blower in order to extract the smoke that is produced by the plasma cutting operation. Here, the velocity and volume of the smoke generated during such process depends greatly on applications used for this purpose. It’s the downdraft table that needs to be a custom made one so that it can be installed properly. At the regular workshops, small downdraft cutting tables can be traced easily. These tables are best when you are using the hand-held plasma cutting machine. There is also CNC plasma cutting units for which the downdraft table is used. Even these tables are used for the bigger machines in this category loaded with CNC technology.
When you are looking for a downdraft table for your small CNC plasma cutting unit, you need to opt for the one that comes with single zone. That means such table is loaded with just one open passage that is located just under burning bars. For machining with the six to twelve feet work piece, downdraft table with single zone appears to be a more effective one. In case of the larger downdraft tables, these are divided into different zones along with the dampers that use to open as well as close in order to absorb the fume.