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Discover the Industry Advantages of Plasma Cutting Tables

A plasma cutting table is an excellent tool for the efficient and precise cutting of heavyweight and thick metal materials. When you purchase a CNC cutting table for your applications, you'll have the option to choose a water cutting table or a downdraft table to go along with it. With all plasma cutting tables, it's essential to have either built-in or additional industrial dust collectors to control the dust and fumes created by the cutting process. Before choosing which table is right for you, take a look at some of the advantages using a plasma cutter table can offer:

  • Versatility: CNC plasma cutting tables can be used on a wide variety of metal materials in a range of thicknesses.
  • Speed & Precision: Plasma cutter tables will give you exact cuts regardless of the sheet metal's size, shape or angle. They are also significantly faster than traditional torches and cutting by hand.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: CNC plasma cutting tables do a great job of making the most out of your sheets and reducing as much waste as possible. And, because a plasma CNC table makes your processes more efficient and effective, you minimize the need for unnecessary labor.

What Are Industrial Dust Collectors?

Thermal cutting applications, both plasma and laser, can generate significant fumes and particulate matter levels that can put operators at risk. A dust collector will be frequently integrated into laser and plasma cutting tables to help reduce operator exposure and protect the machinery. Industrial dust collectors are designed for indoor use and utilize a simple filter system for worker safety.

Benefits of a Water Cutting Table (Water Burn Table)

Water cutting tables, also called water burn tables, are made up of replaceable slats of steel supported on each edge of a tank filled with water. The material surface, typically located below the waterline, filters out smoke, dust and fumes that accumulate during the burning process. Overall, water cutting tables are very efficient methods of controlling the byproducts produced by plasma cutting. Some of the benefits they offer include:

  • Water cutting tables do not require an additional industrial dust collector
  • They help reduce noise caused by plasma CNC tables
  • They reduce the plasma arc light of a plasma cutting table – a common optical hazard
  • Water burn tables minimize heat distortion by keeping your cut parts cool

Benefits of Downdraft Cutting Tables (Downdraft Burn Tables)

Downdraft burn tables are similar to water cutting tables. Rather than being filled with water, the table is exhausted by high-capacity fans. These fans pull smoke and fumes caused by the cutting process into the tank and duct them out to a dust collector. Some benefits of downdraft burn tables include:

  • Reduced levels of harmful smoke and fumes in the air
  • Environmentally-friendly
  • The safest option for cutting aluminum plates
  • Additional fume extraction system (industrial dust collectors) for added levels of safety

Shop Cutting Systems for Dust Collectors, Water Cutting Tables, Downdraft Tables & More

Keeping your workers safe during operations is always your number one priority. Plasma cutting can be a dangerous business, so be sure to take every precaution with a water cutting table or a downdraft burn table with integrated dust collectors today. Keep fumes and smoke at bay so you can keep your thermal operations moving at maximum capacity. If you have any questions about our products, feel free to reach out to us right away. We have a dedicated team of experts always on hand to assist you.