Plasma Cutting Robots: Robot plasma cutting is a process which uses high-velocity ionized gas, known as plasma, to heat and melt metals. The plasma then mechanically blows the molten material away to severe the work piece.
Plasma cutting is used to cut steel or a non-ferrous material less than one inch thick. Using a robotic plasma cutting machine offers higher quality cuts at faster travel speeds. This versatile application effectively cuts very thin & thick metals consistently.
In the last few years, these machines have drastically reduced in price and size, allowing more companies to utilize plasma cutting robotics. Many models are available, including the FANUC 120iB and the Motoman HP20-6.
Plasma cutting creates great angled or curved shapes, as well as a smoother surface than a manual application.