Plasma Cutting Machine is built for speed and precision.

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Acer DX employs m3 precision plasma system (200/360 A), which allows cutting and marking via same plasma torch. Capable of producing precision cuts and marks on materials up to 1.25 in. thick, m3 system also features gas control system that is fully automated by Vision 51 CNC. Machine, available with 5 x 10 or 6 x 12 ft working area, operates at speeds to 1,400 ipm and employs 3-axis precision gantry with rack-and-pinion drives.

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Esab Introduces Acer DX Precision Cutting Machine

Florence, SC - ESAB Cutting Systems introduces its new Acer DX High Speed Precision Cutting Machine. The Acer DX is designed to provide high-speed, high-precision plasma cutting for any size fabrication shop and features a compact footprint and easy installation. The machine also features ESAB's m3 precision plasma system that allows the machine to cut and mark with the same plasma torch.

Available on Acer DX in 200 or 360 amps, the m3 Plasma System combines multiple plasma cutting and marking features in a single easy-to-use system, producing high-quality precision cutting and marking on materials up to 1.25" thick. The m3 system allows ESAB to achieve superior cutting and marking results over a wide range of materials and thicknesses while using the fewest consumable parts in the industry, and produce a superior cut face with low dross, requiring little secondary clean up. The end result is superior cutting functionality and productivity, with minimal set-up time, downtime and consumable cost. The m3 system also features the most advanced gas control system in the industry, fully automated by ESAB's Vision CNC. The operator simply selects the material type and thickness, and the Vision CNC automatically selects and mixes the optimal start, cut and shield gas combination.

Precision cutting and accuracy are ensured on the Acer DX by the use of a three-axis precision gantry with rack-and-pinion drives; precision linear ways in both the x- and y-axis; a compact, unitized rugged design with welded and precision-machined frame; digital AC drives and AC brushless motors. The gantry features steel construction with machined mating surfaces for stiffness and accuracy; dual side drives; and precision heavy-duty gearboxes for smooth motion and long life. The machine reaches speeds up to 1400 ipm (35560 mm/min).

The Acer DX is available with either a 5'x10' or 6'x12' working area. The machine includes an integrated downdraft table with multiple zones and side clean-out doors for ease of cleaning. The machine is equipped with the Vision 51 CNC, a versatile control for flat plate cutting machines. This control is easy to learn, easy to use and features a built-in process database for easy plasma process setup, including graphical displays of torch parts and part numbers. The Vision 51 also provides network connectivity and USB support.

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is one of the world's largest and most experienced manufacturers of welding and cutting equipment and welding filler metals. Recognized as the technological leader in the industry, ESAB is committed to providing cost effective solutions for its customers. For more information on the Acer DX, visit or call 1-800-ESAB-123.

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