- June 20, 2016
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Review: Plasmacam Samson 510 CNC Plasma Cutter
Plasmacam Samson 510: The introduction
Our modern life would fail to exist without the presence of metalworking machines and tools that have contributed a lot to a wide range of industries from construction and automotive to heating and cooling. Of course, these machines–including the plasma cutter–have had to cope with the ever-changing times as well, so manufacturers have continuously researched more ways to make these tools better by incorporating technology into their designs to further enhance their performance and productivity. A company that has definitely taken the steering wheel in the industry is Plasmacam. If you’re in the hunt for a plasma cutter, specifically a CNC, then you’re in luck because, in today’s review, we will feature one of their products: the Samson 510 CNC plasma cutter.
Plasmacam Samson 510: Key features
Spacious cutting area
It’s always good to acquire plasma cutters that have a huge working table for you to be able to work on bigger pieces and bigger materials. Well, the Samson 510 has a cutting area of 3,000mm x 1,500mm that comes with Plasmacam’s™ state-of-the-art Digital Height Control (DHC) technology that will give you the optimum cutting performance by reliably controlling the height of the torch.
You are also provided with a choice from Hypertherm Powermax machine torches to better suit your preference. The range includes the Powermax 45 which can pierce 12mm and can be configured in single or three phases. The Powermax 65, 85, 105, and 125 can pierce 12mm, 16mm, 19mm, 22mm, and 25mm respectively.
Precision at superior speed
As I mentioned before, this plasma cutter has a DHC system that offers enhanced accuracy. But aside from that, optical encoder feedback is utilised by precision servo motors for closed-loop operations. Regardless of the condition, the closed-loop servo controller will help you achieve those precise cuts with the right speed and acceleration to perfect your positioning.
There may be cases when you need to cut faster or slower in the middle of an operation; well, don’t worry because you can adjust the speed with the Samson 510. It can actually slow down its process when cutting around corners and holes. And for you to have that maximum accuracy, the gantry can be synchronously driven from both ends.
Durability and performance
Plasmacam guarantees you fast cutting speed every time with the lightweight moving parts that enhance performance by delivering fine detailed cuts. Undertaking a heavy production will not be a big deal for this plasma cutter for it is engineered with a strong drive train built for that purpose. Its guide rollers are also designed in such a way that they can move freely and without obstructions on the work bed. It is also quite noticeable that the integral cutting grate is aligned to the durable steel frame with stops that allow the material to be positioned perfectly for indexing and utilising sheet edges for long parts.
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Plasmacam Samson 510: The verdict
I personally admire the workmanship in this machine. With its wide spacious working table, you can work on a lot of different materials and projects so it’s ideal for virtually any type of application. The Plasmacam Samson 510 also comes with a PC with LED monitor that is integrated with the pre-loaded Design Edge CAD software. It is apparent that there are a lot of innovations incorporated in this plasma cutter which sets it apart from all the other cutters out there on the market.