Looking for a unique, innovative and cost
effective alternative to cutting non-ferrous material, particularly stainless
steel and aluminium?
The Water Mist Secondary
(WMS™) plasma cutting process, developed by US-based Thermal Dynamics and
available throughout sub-Saharan Africa exclusively through Afrox, harnesses
nitrogen as the primary cutting gas and water mist as the shield gas to achieve
high precision cut quality on aluminium and stainless steel. The result is a
high quality dross-free cut on stainless and aluminium, at a lower cost per
metre than other cutting processes.
material, especially stainless steel and aluminium, has always been a
technological challenge as traditional technologies can be slow and costly. The
cutting method selected depends on the accuracy required and the production
The WMS™ allows plasma cutting
of non-ferrous materials using nitrogen and water. This process provides
extremely high cutting speeds, up to three times faster than standard
processes, and excellent quality for a wide range of thicknesses. A vertical
cut is achieved without dross or oxidation. At the same time, the use of normal tap water
dramatically reduces production costs. Productivity is enhanced and the
consumables last longer.
Among the other advantages
of the WMS™ technology are the wide regulation window, which makes quality
tuning very simple, and the minimal heat-affected zone, which reduces plate
distortion and helps with removing the plastic film on thin plate.
The WMS™ cutting process
is applicable to any existing Thermal Dynamics dual-gas plasma cutting torch for
automated cutting, provided the specifically designed consumables parts are
used. The same torch which normally uses oxygen and air for mild steel cutting
is supplied with nitrogen and water for non-ferrous materials cutting.
For lowest cost non-ferrous
cutting and unmatched cut quality, the unique WMS™ process is poised to make a
real impact on the southern African industrial market.
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