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Season's greetings 2015 - innovation nitrogen for in laser cutting

Compressed Air and Nitrogen Generation for Laser Cutting

Learn what's best for your laser cutting business - compressed air or nitrogen?
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Nitrogen for laser cutting

Using Nitrogen ensures that your application runs continuously and without much attention from the operator.

Compressed Air for laser cutting

Using compressed air as a laser cutting gas can greatly reduce your laser running costs and help increase your profitability.

As assist gases, oxygen and nitrogen work in opposite ways. The thicker the material, the less oxygen is needed to cut it. The thicker the material, the more nitrogen is required. Another assist gas is compressed air, which is much faster and cost effecitve for laser cutting. 

Below are some example cutting times for nitrogen and compressed air: 

 

1mm

1.3mm

1.5mm

2.0mm

Nitrogen

8.2

7.7

7.0

5.0

Air

16.0

10.8

7.5

6.6

Using Nitrogen and Compressed Air for laser cutting

A clean laser stream is vital for the laser cutting process to prevent any irregularities or jaggedness to the cut. To prevent any contamination to the laser, nitrogen purges the tube that the beam travels through. This also pushes out oxygen and any contaminates in the air that would otherwise affect the laser. 

Compressed Air is always required in the laser cutting process–  for the cutting machine, extraction and automation. It can also be used for the actual cutting.

Process Cooling

Whether you need to control or reduce the temperature of your finished laser cut products, keep your equipment running at the optimum temperature, or control the temperature of your plant, our TCX chillers are specially designed for cooling for a wide range of industrial processes. 

On-site nitrogen generators

With our new range of nitrogen generators, you can make your own nitrogen any time you need and at a reduced cost and footprint.

Check out of 'benefits of having an on-site nitrogen generator' page and you can book a free #N2CHECK to find out how much money our nitrogen generators could save you!