PT. Mulcindo Steel Industry

Plate Cutting


Thickness up to 50 mm, Length up to 12 M’

Oxy-Fuel Cutting

Oxy-fuel torch cutting, or flame cutting, is by far the oldest cutting process that can be used on mild steel. It is generally viewed as a simple process, and the equipment and consumables are relatively inexpensive. An oxy-fuel torch can cut through very thick plate, limited primarily by the amount of oxygen that can be delivered. It is not unheard of to cut through 36, or even 48 inches of steel using an oxy-fuel torch. However, when it comes to shape cutting from steel plate, the vast majority of work is done on 12 inch thick plate and thinner.

When adjusted properly, an oxy-fuel torch delivers a smooth, square cut surface. There is little slag on the bottom edge, and the top edge is only slightly rounded from the preheat flames. This surface is ideally suited for many applications without further treatment.

Oxy-fuel cutting is ideal for plates thicker than 1 inch, but can be used all the way down to about 1/4 inch thick plate, with some difficulty. It is a relatively slow process, topping out around 20 inches per minute on 1 inch material. Another great thing about oxy-fuel cutting is that you can easily cut with multiple torches at once, multiplying your productivity.