Plasma Table

Lucky working on the plasma table.

Pacific Air Comfort has a plasma table in order to increase production and increase accuracy of ducting. Plasma cutting is a process that is used to cut steel of different thicknesses using a plasma torch. In this process, an inert gas (sometimes compressed air) is blown at high-speed out of a nozzle; at the same time an electrical arc is formed through that gas, turning some of that gas to plasma. The plasma is sufficiently fast to blow molten metal away from the cut.

Plasma arcs are extremely hot ranging in thousands of degrees. Plasma is an effective means of cutting thin and thick metals and because plasma cutters are so very hot and produce a very localized “cone” to cut with, they are extremely useful for cutting sheet metal in curved or angled shapes.

Computer numerical control (CNC) technology was first used with plasma cutting in the late 1980’s. This allowed the plasma machines to greater flexibility to cut diverse shapes “on demand” based on instructions programmed into the machine.

Plasma Tables Cut Steel Ducting

At Pacific Air Comfort we strongly believe in using steel ducting wherever possible. When built and installed properly it will last a very long time and is cleanable. The plasma table is just one more tool in our repertoire to aid us in customizing and building the best duct system we can for you.

plasma table cuts steel

The plasma table in action.

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The computer that controls the table.

plasma table cuts steel

The temperature generated is incredibly hot. The haze is smoke.

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The cut steel. The labels are applied after the cuts are made. They provide the job name, dimensions and directions on braking the pieces.

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