WEC Plasma - High Definition Multi Bevel Plasma Cutting

High definition plasma cutting is an efficient profiling method for stainless steel, mild/carbon steels and aluminium components.

Utilising the very latest Multi Bevel High Definition Plasma Cutting technology, WEC Plasma is a great addition to the Group’s already extensive range of subcontract engineering services.

Based at our WECJet division’s 17,000 sq. ft. factory in Blackburn, Lancashire, WEC Plasma has been set up to add value to our fabrication operations and also improve our subcontract cutting capacity for thick profiles.

The plasma cutting process involves an electrically charged gas stream (plasma) which is accelerated through a small hole at high speed in order to cut material accurately.

Our state-of-the-art plasma cutting machine has a format cutting area of 10m x 2.5m as well as a fully rotational bevelling head, enabling us to provide a high-speed and cost effective plasma cutting service for components up to 50mm thick.

The fully rotational head allows us to cut components with a range of bevel details suitable for straight and radius edge weld preps, countersinks and a range of other component specifications. This covers V, A and Top-Y style cuts with ± 50° limits.

Our Esprit Bevel plasma cutting machine is fitted with “true hole” technology for 3mm to 25mm mild steel whilst still producing excellent holes in thicknesses above this.

Our machine also has an “easy marking” capability which enables plate marking for part numbers, bending lines or marking out for assembly.

Advantages of Plasma Cutting

  • Rapid cutting speed
  • Weld Preps & Bevel Cutting Capability
  • Ability to cut through a wide range of materials and thicknesses
  • HAZ (Heat Affected Zone) is narrow
  • Cheaper cutting method than Laser & Waterjet Cutting
  • Large format cutting Capability

Recent developments in high definition plasma cutting processes has significantly improved the quality and precision, eliminating the need for edge dressing.

Our in-house plasma cutting machine is CNC operated to produce clean, accurate and sharp cuts.

Take a look at our video below that shows our new high-definition plasma cutting machine in action.

For plasma cutting enquiries, please contact us on:
T: 01254 700220
E: plasma@wecl.co.uk