Thermal Dynamics Cutting Speed Chart


NOTE: Speeds reflected in this cutting chart are representative of optimum quality and speed. The chart data comes directly from the operating manual. BEWARE of competitor's claims, as the data represented in their brochure may not come from their operating manuals. Cut speeds in the competitor's brochures may be inflated by as much as 30-40% over the cut charts in their operation manuals.

Material
 
Thickness
Inch
Speed
IPM
Amps
 
Plasma
Shield
Thickness
(mm)
Speed
(mm/min)
Mild Steel
 
16 ga.
180
20
Air / Air
1.5
4.57    
 
16 ga.
240
30
Air / Air
1.5
6.10    
 
20 ga.
160
40
Air / Air
1
3990    
 
16 ga.
140
 
 
2
2920    
 
3/16"
55
 
 
3
1810    
 
1/4"
40
 
 
5
1345    
 
3/16"
100
60
Air / Air
4
3650    
 
1/4"
80
 
 
6
2145    
 
3/8"
50
 
 
10
1180    
 
1/2"
26
 
 
12
795    
 
1/4"
100
80
Air / Air
6
2745    
 
3/8"
42
 
 
10
1060    
 
1/2"
40
 
 
12
1025    
 
5/8"
18
 
 
15
610    
 
3/8"
75
100
Air / Air
10
1790    
 
1/2"
45
 
 
12
1310    
 
3/4"
20
 
 
20
490    
 
3/8"
85
120
Air / Air
10
2100    
 
1/2"
70
 
 
12
1860    
 
5/8"
45
 
 
15
1320    
 
3/4"
30
 
 
20
720    
Stainless Steel
 
16 ga.
180
20
Air / Air
1.5
4.57    
 
16 ga.
240
30
Air / Air
1.5
6.10    
 
16 ga.
50
40
Air / Air
2
1140    
 
3/16"
30
 
 
3
980    
 
1/4"
18
 
 
5
715    
 
3/16"
90
60
Air / Air
4
2865    
 
1/4"
65
 
 
6
1790    
 
3/8"
30
 
 
10
725    
 
1/2"
21
 
 
12
580    
 
1/4"
100
80
Air / Air
6
2765    
 
3/8"
45
 
 
10
1070    
 
1/2"
26
 
 
12
765    
 
3/8"
65
100
Air / Air
10
1575    
 
1/2"
45
 
 
12
1255    
 
5/8"
20
 
 
15
685    
 
3/8"
100
120
Air / Air
10
2390    
 
1/2"
60
 
 
12
1750    
 
5/8"
40
 
 
15
1160    
Aluminum
 
16 ga.
180
20
Air / Air
1.5
4.57    
 
16 ga.
240
30
Air / Air
1.5
6.10    
 
16 ga.
170
40
Air / Air
2
3500    
 
3/16"
75
 
 
3
2350    
 
1/4"
30
 
 
5
1740    
 
3/16"
170
60
Air / Air
4
5230    
 
1/4"
85
 
 
6
2640    
 
3/8"
45
 
 
10
1085    
 
1/2"
30
 
 
12
845    
 
1/4"
110
80
Air / Air
6
3190    
 
3/8"
55
 
 
10
1330    
 
1/2"
38
 
 
12
1060    
 
5/8"
26
 
 
15
745    
 
3/8"
65
100
Air / Air
10
1575    
 
1/2"
45
 
 
12
1255    
 
3/4"
20
 
 
20
470    
 
3/8"
110
120
Air / Air
10
2660    
 
1/2"
75
 
 
12
2100    
 
5/8"
50
 
 
15
1445    



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Last update 30 September 2008