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An Oxy-Fuel Station Is an Ideal Complement to Your CNC Plasma System

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A CNC plasma system is likely to be one of the hardest-working pieces of equipment on your production floor. This dynamic and versatile tool is at the heart of many workshops so developing a system and selecting auxiliary elements is an important part of designing an operations center that fully suits your company’s particular needs. An oxy-fuel station can be the perfect complement to a CNC plasma cutting system although it is not the perfect choice for everyone. A station can significantly augment the work your company does while delivering highly dependable results every time.

A Closer Look at Oxy-Fuel

An oxy-fuel station provides highly efficient power to the cutting system. Today’s oxy-fuel stations have numerous advantages over older options. These advantages include:

  • Less operator oversight required for reliable system function.
  • Nesting software streamlines controls and advances system responsiveness and overall operation.
  • Compatibility with CAD/CAM and CNC software makes implementation quick and simple.
  • Only minimal initial equipment investment is required.
  • Natural gas, propane, and other fuel options are relatively low cost.
  • Ideal for applications involving multiple cutting torches.
  • Well-suited to applications involving thicker pieces of mild steel.

The oxy-fuel stations currently available are cost-effective in the short- and long-term. They can deliver reliable performance during many different cutting applications. The cut material has very little slag on the bottom edge while the top edge receives only slight rounding from the flames. The pieces cut with the help of oxy-fuel are ready for the next fabrication stage without additional edge finishing procedures.

Is Oxy-Fuel the Right Choice for Your Workshop?

Every production shop manager has to weigh the relative advantages and drawbacks of each fuel source. While oxy-fuel options are relatively low cost, easy to obtain, and versatile they are not ideal for every cutting application. The nature of the work done by each production shop and the fabrication guidelines most frequently associated with the handled jobs has to be considered.

Some workshops have found it advantageous to implement more than one cutting station to accommodate the fuel sources appropriate for different production applications. This is an option that large workshops in particular would benefit from, while smaller production shops may find the extra options superfluous to their operations.

Your Source for All CNC Equipment

Tactical CNC is your premier source of all pieces of cutting system equipment and fuel stations. We can help you select exactly the right station for your company’s needs.

 

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Tactical CNC introduces a single oxy-fuel station to compliment your plasma cutting system.
With the new Tactical 5 software, oxy-fuel parameters are also loaded for operator convienience.

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