Plasma Cutting Fume Extraction
The CMAXX dust and fume collector offers superior performance for plasma cutting fume extraction. Several national manufacturers of CNC plasma cutting tables install only Imperial Systems CMAXX systems with their new tables. We are a recognized expert in the field of plasma cutting fume capture.
Plasma cutting applications include:
- CNC Plasma Cutting Tables
- CNC Plasma Cutting Machines for Pipe
- Handheld Plasma Cutter Operations
- Plasma Gouging
A plasma cutter works by heating a gas until it reaches the fourth state of matter, plasma. Molecules in plasma are electrically charged and conduct electricity. The plasma jet that does the cutting is formed by forcing gas through a nozzle, putting it under high pressure. An electric arc contacts the gas and produces a plasma jet. The temperature of the plasma can reach 40,000 degrees Fahrenheit or even hotter.
Because the cutting temperature is much higher than the melting point of the metal being cut, the plasma jet will blast through the metal. This turns the metal into very fine smoke or fume. Plasma cutting fume extraction is essential to protect workers from the dangers posed by these fumes.