We often talk about the advantages of CNC plasma cutting for industrial applications in which parts or pieces are being mass-produced. And while there is certainly value in that, that is not the only useful application for CNC plasma cutters. Though a CNC plasma cutting system is a large investment for any business, it is also a highly valuable one with a significant ROI. And, while large industrial manufacturers may all have CNC plasma cutting systems, small businesses need them as well! A small business is typically defined as a business with fewer than 100 employees and, according to Entrepreneur, small businesses make up more than 99% of employers. And, over 97% of all U.S. exports of goods are from small businesses! The fact is, there are a lot of small business producing a significant amount of U.S. goods and they can all benefit from more efficient and effective manufacturing processes; and that is exactly what a CNC plasma cutting system can do.
One of the most significant advantages of a CNC plasma cutter is its ability to maximize efficiency and productivity which ultimately leads to increased profitability. Because a plasma cutter is controlled by a computer numerical controller (CNC) and sophisticated software, it requires fewer technicians and is able to produce far more cuts in a day. Fewer technicians will be a significant saving and producing more cuts will lead to enhanced sales ability. Needless to say, though it may be a big investment, a CNC plasma cutting system will more than pay for itself, even for small businesses. Whether you are manufacturing small parts, artwork, HVAC components, or more, a CNC plasma cutter will improve efficiency for your small business.
In addition to requiring fewer technicians and the ability to produce more cuts in a day, a CNC plasma cutter is incredibly accurate. Because it is controlled by software, cutting parameters are specifically defined and that software communicates with the controller to ensure that the correct cuts are always made. Additionally, Machitech Automation CNC plasma cutting systems all have automatic torch height control (ATHC) which ensures that the torch is always at the ideal height for cutting which reduces warping and other damage to the materials being cut. Less damage and wasted materials means significant savings on materials and again, increased profits. Small businesses may be operating with a smaller cash flow than large industrial manufacturing companies but a CNC plasma cutter is an invaluable investment that will more than pay for itself and will, in fact, increase profits in the long run.