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Get a Plasma Cutting System with Oxy-Fuel Station for Cutting Thick Plates

The things that a laser or plasma cutter can achieve today are truly astonishing.  But, as any metal fabricator knows, if you fabricate very thick plates of material, you need oxy-fuel.  At Tactical CNC, we carry a selection of outstanding plasma cutting systems that can be customized to meet your unique needs and that includes adding single oxo-fuel station to compliment your plasma cutting system so that you can fabricate whatever material thickness you might need.

The maximum pierce capabilities of your plasma cutter will depend on the brand and specific model you choose.  Generally speaking, the maximum pierce capable with a plasma torch on mild steel is 1.500’’.  But, if you choose to include an oxo-fuel station on your plasma cutting system then your maximum pierce capabilities will be dramatically increased.  ESAB explains why oxo-fuel is a critical tool if you plan to cut thicker materials, “Oxy-fuel torch cutting, or flame cutting, is by far the oldest cutting process that can be used on mild steel. It is generally viewed as a simple process, and the equipment and consumables are relatively inexpensive. An oxy-fuel torch can cut through very thick plate, limited primarily by the amount of oxygen that can be delivered. It is not unheard of to cut through 36, or even 48 inches of steel using an oxy-fuel torch. However, when it comes to shape cutting from steel plate, the vast majority of work is done on 12 inch thick plate and thinner. When adjusted properly, an oxy-fuel torch delivers a smooth, square cut surface. There is little slag on the bottom edge, and the top edge is only slightly rounded from the preheat flames. This surface is ideally suited for many applications without further treatment. Oxy-fuel cutting is ideal for plates thicker than 1 inch, but can be used all the way down to about 1/4 inch thick plate, with some difficulty. It is a relatively slow process, topping out around 20 inches per minute on 1 inch material. Another great thing about oxy-fuel cutting is that you can easily cut with multiple torches at once, multiplying your productivity.”

At Tactical CNC, we not only offer the option to add an oxo-fuel station to your plasma cutting system.  We also have updated software for our clients – Tactical 5 software – that has oxo-fuel parameters that are loaded for operation convenience.

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Still need an oxy-fuel station for the really thick plate?
Not a problem.
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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