Preparing your workspace for a plasma cutter isn’t as easy as making room in your shop for a new appliance. A plasma cutter combines compressed air and electricity to form a high-temperature plasma torch capable of cutting through steel and other conductive materials. As such, it presents a formidable workplace hazard if not installed and used correctly. Our tool gurus gave the following advice on how to get ready for your new machine:
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Confirm the Required Space & Consider System Positioning
When preparing for a plasma cutter installation you need to first confirm the space required and consider the positioning of the plasma cutting system components. Then make sure there is a sufficient power supply that would be able to power the plasma cutting system.
Also, consider that the system requires a stable, dry compressed air supply and pressure gauge at the machine. Prepare a proper grounding for the type of plasma system, install a WiFi router and place it within the range of the machine controller.
An adequate amount of water table water treatment is required at the installation to prevent rust and bacterial growth on the table. Lastly, you need to get a primary operator before the plasma system installation.
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