2020 News for Ercolina

The new EC220
Plasma cutting

Another innovation in 2020 for the Ercolina world: we are pleased to present the New Plasma Cutting EC220-CNC4!

A machine with all the best technology of the moment, with the robustness and durability that differentiate Ercolina machines of the Made in Italy products!

Plasma cutting has been one of the most widespread and appreciated technologies in the industry for years: a jet of gas in the plasma state melts the material in the cutting area and removes it, leaving a clear cutting line.

Advantages of plasma cutting

Plasma cutting has incredible advantages:

  • Remarkable cutting speed
  • High precision when cutting edges
  • Great value for money
  • Multiple applicability

But how does plasma cutting work?

The plasma cutting process involves creating an electrical channel of superheated, electrically ionized gas (plasma) from the plasma cutter itself, through a grounding clamp.

This is accomplished by a compressed gas (in standard air) which is blown through a focused nozzle at high speed toward the work piece. An electrical arc is then formed within the gas, between an electrode near or integrated into the gas nozzle and the work piece itself. The electrical arc ionizes some of the gas, thereby creating an electrically conductive channel of plasma. As electricity from the cutter torch travels down this plasma it delivers sufficent heat to melt through the work piece. At the same time, much of the high velocity plasma and compressed gas blow the hot molten metal away, thereby separating (cutting through) the work piece.

In recent years, research has created high-definition plasma cutting technologies, faster and more precise in the cutting line, capable of a perfect clarity of the cutting surface.

What are the cutting sources proposed by Ercolina?

The New Ercolina Plasma EC220 cutting machine can be purchased in 3 different ways: it is possible to combine the whole Hypertherm Powermax range (45 – 65 – 85 – 105 – 125) with the machine.

The “Low Definition” cutting sources recommended by Ercolina are:

The “High Resolution” cutting source recommended by Ercolina is:

What are the applications of the New Plasma Cutting EC220?

The New Plasma Cutting EC220 Ercolina can make two-dimensional cuts of any shape on conductive metal tubes, such as aluminum, steel, copper, brass or others.

The adjustable jaws system allows you to fix circular, square, rectangular and various shapes of tubes. 

The applications of plasma cutting in the industrial sector are many.
The cutting of stainless steel, carbon steel and aluminium tubes, of different thicknesses, is particularly used in the transport industry, as well as in the refrigeration and air conditioning field.

The Plasma Cutting EC220 allows the cutting of large and thick tubes, a capacity particularly appreciated in the naval industry, but also for the creation and processing of pressurized tubes, as well as for the creation of grooves and inclined cuts, for processes of beveling or perforation.

What are the technical features of the New Ercolina Plasma Cutting EC220?

Among the most important technical features of this machine we find: 

  • Max tube: Ø 220 mm – Cutting thickness: depends on the source you are using.
  • 3 Plasma cutting sources available:
    • PMAX 45 – max thickness 12 mm (Low definition);
    • Pmax 125 – max thickness 25 mm (Low definition);
    • XPR170 – max thickness 40 mm (High definition).
  • Working area useful length: 3650 mm / 6650 mm (other sizes on request).
  • Equipped with drawers for dust collection.
  • Equipped with predisposition to be connected to a dust aspiration system.
  • Equipped with 21″ touch screen display.
  • Protection by laser scanner or safety grid.
  • The machine can be equipped with the 5th axis for creating bevels (on request).
  • Standard torch cables length: 4500 mm.

In some states, moreover, the aspiration of dust caused by plasma cutting is required by law and Ercolina has thought of the additional component that serves the purpose!

  • Dust container capacity: 140 Lt
  • Range: 3000 m3/h
  • Supply voltage: on request
  • Min. compressed air pressure: 6 bar
The New Plasma Cutting EC220 is currently being tested and will be available for sales in July 2020.
Contact our offices or your Ercolina contact for more information!

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