Custom CNC Cutting Machines

CSI builds custom CNC plasma and oxy fuel cutting machines for all industries including steel service centers, shipyards, gas & oil, heavy equipment, agriculture, fabrication, education, and many more.

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CNC Plasma and Oxy-Fuel Cutting Machines

Cutting Systems manufactures high-quality custom-built CNC plasma cutter lines that deliver maximum productivity, allowing for increased workflow in less time. Our machines include Hypertherm PC-based CNC controls, heavy-duty welded steel machine frames and high-precision machined steel gantry beams, Bosch Rexroth precision ground linear ways, Bosch Rexroth drive system with EtherCat technology, AC servo motors and low backlash planetary gearboxes. We can build a CNC cutting machine to suit your industry — no matter what the application.

An automatic lubrication system and automatic rail scrubbers are standard on all of our bridge and rail systems, extending the life of your machine and reducing maintenance costs.

A CNC Cutting Machine for Every Need

Every CNC metal cutter from Cutting Systems is designed for performance and accuracy. Whether you're processing aluminum, stainless steel or mild carbon steel, all of our CNC cutting machine offerings deliver smooth and efficient cutting, enabling the rapid fabrication of parts.

All of our ruggedly built steel cutting machine lines rely on computer numerical control, or CNC. Cutting metal using CNC ensures the highest level of accuracy and precision.

The durability and stability of each CNC plasma cutting machine ensure expanded:

  • Versatility
  • Reliability
  • Precision

Which CNC Plasma Cutter is Right for my Application?

In assessing which steel-cutting machine is best for your operation, you should consider several variables, including the thickness and dimensions of the plate to be cut.

For light to medium industrial applications, there's the Shark Air CNC cutting machine or the Shark HD CNC plasma cutter. Each can handle up to 3-inch-thick plates and offers customizable length and width options.

If you need a bevel cutter, consider our Cobra CNC steel cutter for clean cuts and outstanding precision. Our CNC oxy-fuel cutting machine options include the Sabercut and Kodiak. Like all of these CNC cutting machine lines, the Raptor is ideal for heavy-duty applications and offers customizable widths up to 30’ and lengths up to 250 feet.

How Does a CNC Plasma Cutter Work?

Before discussing the operation of a CNC plasma cutter, it's necessary to understand plasma, considered the fourth state of matter.

You're familiar with the three basic states of matter — solid, liquid and gas. To change from one state of matter to another requires the addition of energy. For instance, if you add energy to ice, a solid, it turns into water, a liquid. If you add energy to water, it turns into steam, a gas.

If a gas like steam is exposed to high amounts of energy, it will become ionized and electrically conductive, turning it into plasma. Common examples of plasma include lightning and the material inside fluorescent and neon tubes.

A CNC plasma cutter takes compressed air, nitrogen or another gas and exposes it to high amounts of electricity — the higher the current, the hotter the plasma. The plasma jet, which is ionized by a high-frequency spark, is constricted and maintained by a specially designed nozzle and electrode.

This creates a current path between the electrode and nozzle, which forms a pilot arc of plasma. As the pilot arc touches the workpiece, the plasma arc is transferred to the metal, effectively cutting it into the prescribed pattern.

Trust Your CNC Cutting Machine Needs to Cutting Systems

Every CNC metal cutter from Cutting Systems delivers the cut quality, productivity and precision that your application demands. We consider all of our customers to be valued partners and provide unparalleled service to ensure your needs are met. Contact us today for the CNC plasma cutter that will get the job done.