Afrox, a member of the Linde Group, has coupled Pierce’s flexible range of precision CNC profile cutting tables with Thermal Dynamics’ water mist plasma (WMS) technology.

This coupling offers an excellent combination of features for metallic materials, such as stainless steel, aluminium, copper and titanium.

The Thermal Dynamics range includes the Standard Cutmaster A series, the Auto-Cut XT series and the Ultra-Cut XT.

The Standard Cutmaster A series is a light duty cycle, entry-level air plasma system, with a cut quality of up to 120 Amps and ideally suited for heavy plate cutting applications.

The Auto-Cut XT series is a high duty cycle standard air plasma system, which is also suited to heavy plate cutting applications. It features WMS technology for a low-cost, high quality cutting on non-ferrous metals, using nitrogen (N2) as a plasma gas and tap water as the secondary.

The Ultra-Cut XT is a high precision plasma system which has the flexibility to increase cutting power, and maintains the highest kW output for a maximised duty cycle and cut speed. By allowing the parts to go directly from the cutting table to welding or assembling, it eliminates the need for costly secondary operations.

The Afrox range of Pierce profile cutting systems caters for all segments of the profile industry. The Pierce Sabre 800 optical trace oxy fuel or plasma cutting machine has a tracing width of 800mm and a cutting width of 1,450mm. The Scorpion 2000-3000 machines are light and portable, even with multi-shift running. And all the Pierce profile cutting systems are supplied with Pierce CNC control systems, giving customers flexibility to select desired software packages.

Hennie Van Rhyn, Afrox Applications Development Manager, explained, “We couple Pierce’s flexible range of precision CNC profile cutting tables with Thermal Dynamics’ water mist plasma technology, which offers an excellent combination of features for metallic materials such as stainless steel, aluminium, copper and titanium.”

“By combining the Ultra-Cut XT series with Pierce CNC cutting tables, with customisable widths and lengths, we can offer fabricators HD plasma cutting solutions at a fraction of the price of competing technologies. And by adopting water mist technology, ongoing production costs can be slashed, too.”