Friday, August 16, 2019

Ignition detection built into the APC system

With our FIT+ three torches, the ignition of the flame works very reliably. However, under certain conditions it may happen that the ignition is not successful the first time. For this reason, we have integrated ignition detection into the APC Automatic Oxy-Fuel Process Control System. If the ignition does not produce a flame the first time, ignition is repeated until the flame is on. This is a further step on the way to a complete Oxy-Fuel cutting process automation.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The right flame for oxyfuel cutting

Does your preheating take longer than specified in the cutting table?
Is the cutting quality bad?

One reason may be the incorrect setting of the flame.
A cutting flame should have the correct mixture between heating oxygen and heating gas.
With propane, it is approx. 1 part propane and 4 parts oxygen. For acetylene, it is about 1:1.
In the attached video, you can see examples of a heating flame.
For the correct adjustment often years of experience is necessary.

Alternatively, you use APC, our fully automatic Oxy-Fuel Process Control System.