CUT-50 Plasma cutter
IntroductionThe CUT-50 Plasma cutter is a tool that can cut sheet metals using a jet of super-heated plasma in a way similar to a laser-cutter cuts through plastics. Using an electrical supply similar to a welder and a jet of high pressure air supplied by the compressor it melts a thin channel through the metal and sprays the molten metal out the far side of the sheet. Although this tool uses a technology similar to a welder it produces a much smaller heated zone and far less UV light so while it is still a tool that requires skill and knowledge to use safely, induction is recommended but not required. It's normally in the metalworking desk in drawer B3B, with the spares in a small tray in the same drawer. The CUT-50 Plasma cutter is a 50A plasma metal cutting system that can cut steel up to 6mm thick. It can cut aluminium, brass, and stainless steel as well but additional safety equipment is needed.
|15th August 2021||Mostly Functional||Duty cycle limits imposed by power connection
40A @ 25%
30A @ 50%
25A @ 100%
Parts and upgrades that are planned/Budgeted/Purchased for in the near future
- None planned
Plasma Cutter Caretakers
Usage requires use of Air compressor.
The following people are able to provide inductions on the Plasma Cutter
These are the people who look after and repair the plasma cutter, they're the ones to contact if there's any problems with it
If you make any non-trivial changes to plasma cutter or perform maintenance please note it here, delete records older than 1 yr