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Choose Your CNC Plasma Cutting System in 8 Easy Steps

Cutting Metal with Plasma Table

There are many reasons to invest in a CNC plasma cutting system for your metal fabrication system.  But, just because there are reasons doesn’t mean it is always easy to choose what system would be the right fit for your unique needs.  Fortunately, we have spent years in the industry carefully crafting our systems and have insider-knowledge that can help us guide you to the appropriate cutting system according to your specifications.  Whether you are purchasing a CNC plasma cutting system for the first time or upgrading your current system, below are 8 easy steps that will help you choose your new Tactical CNC plasma cutting system.

  1. Consider Size
    • What is the maximum size of sheet / plate you purchase?
  2. Consider Ways to Improve Efficiency and Save Money
    • If you purchase 4’ x 8’ sheet material, there could be savings from your supplier to step up to a 5’ x 10’ sheet. Tactical CNC offers a wide range of stock sizes to choose from.
  3. Consider Future Needs
    • The width of the system you cannot change down the road unlike the length that one could do add on to later. So the money could be wisely spent now rather than havinga regret later.
  4. Carefully Compare Competitors and Choose the Most Durable, Well-Constructed System
    • The fabrication of the system. What materials are used in its construction? Let’s face it, the metal fabrication sector can be a rough place for equipment, so make sure your purchase will stand the test of time in your work environment. Tactical CNC uses the heavy gauge materials to ensure it can be rugged and still be the precision cutting system to meet your demands
  5. Consider How Precision and Accuracy Are Achieved
    • Precision and accuracy is what you want in your system, so look how the motion pieces of the system are made. Tactical CNC mounts the rails and gear track on machined flat and surfaces to ensure that the motion is smooth and friction free. We also use optical proximity sensors for the system to find its table limits so it will operate square and true. These sensors do not make any contacts or make any mechanical switching, so they will operate trouble free many for years.
  6. Invest in a System with State-of-the-Art Software
    • The cutting software, is it large and cumbersome? Tactical CNC software is a complete made in the USA package containing CAD drawing capabilities and CAM cutting software hosting multiple part grid nesting, pre-loaded cutting parameters of your plasma cutter, kerf compensation, lead ins/lead outs, G-Code tool path generator, image conversion to vector file capability and has remote access capabilities. Give us a call and book a ‘Virtual Test Drive’ of our software.
  7. Consider Your Material Thickness Needs
    • Your plasma cutter selection is one you should review carefully and ensure you select one that meets to your maximum material thickness needs. Tactical CNC staff will assist you on what best meets your requirements for cutting thickness, if it should be a conventional air plasma or a mixed gas system.
  8. Do You Need Training?
    • Tactical CNC does on-site training to ensure that you get the maximum benefit from your new plasma cutting system, plus we offer telephone and e-mail support for the life time of the system that you purchased from us.


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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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