The Koike plasma machine is capable of both high definition plasma cutting and Oxy fuel cutting. The cutting bed is 8m x 3m which allows for cutting of large parts.
The high definition plasma is best suited for materials ranging from 10mm to 32 mm and the cutting process is performed using a plasma torch in which a gas is blown out of the cutting nozzle at high speed and at the same time an electric arc is formed through the gas from the nozzle to the material being cut, turning some gas to plasma. The plasma is hot enough to melt the metal being cut and moves fast enough to blow molten metal away from the cut.
Oxy fuel cutting is used for materials over 32mm and in this process pure oxygen is used to increase the flame temperature to allow localised melting (cutting) of the material, at 3,500 ͦC