Plasma Cutting

Plasma cutting is a process that is used to cut steel, stainless steel and aluminium of different thicknesses using a plasma torch. In this process, a gas (usually Oxygen and compressed air) is blown at high speed through a nozzle; at the same time an electrical arc is formed through the gas from the nozzle to the surface being cut, turning some of the gas to plasma.

At Advanced Profile our high definition plasma gives an extremely high quality finish – similar to laser quality but with the benefit that it can process much thicker plate up to 80mm.  Plasma cutting has a much faster cut speed than flame cutting; therefore less heat affected zone and significantly reduces distortion in comparison to traditional oxy fuel cutting methods. Another advantage is that there is no preheat time with plasma, hence reducing cutting time, material and ultimately the cost to the customer.

Our 18m x 3.4m cutting table with under coolant for absorbing plasma cut gases

Our 18.6m x 3.4m cutting table with water table for absorbing plasma cut gases.Our team uses a combination of computer programming (using or machine specific CAD software) and machine settings to ensure parts are produced to meet customer expectations. High priority is placed on daily machine maintenance. This protects part geometry and tolerance and provides confidence our processing and quality is in line with (ISO 9001:2008). Our Quality Management System is currently evolving to an independent audit process.

We have the ability to cut up to 80mm plate steel / 80mm stainless steel / 80mm aluminium with our Hypertherm HPR400XD – 400A plasma head. Our capability for cutting thicker plate is complemented by the attachment of an oxy torch, capable of cutting up to 250mm thick plate.

Our cutting table has been designed to accommodate 2 x 9m x 3.1m sheets giving us the flexibility to provide continuous uninterrupted production. Capacity for large and small projects is never challenged, meeting all time sensitive demands with confidence.


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