Gouging is basically the removal of metal with a plasma arc and other gouging products. This is similar to plasma cutting. A plasma arc between the torch and the workpiece completely melts the metal. A jet of gas then blows away the molten metal. Specially designed consumables create a wider arc when gouging. This means the torch is held at an angle, and little material is blown away. Gouging is suitable for use on all conductive metals, including stainless steel, mild steel, copper, and aluminum. Plasma gouging is used in comparison to carbon arc gouging to reduce the amount of noise and debris in the work environment. It can be done freehand, with a mechanical tool like a rail cutter, or on a fully automated CNC cutting table. The plasma system is configured with a dedicated gouging mode of operation that regulates the amount of pressure applied to the torch.
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Arcair Gouging Torches
The invention of the Carbon Arc Cutting-Air (CAC-A) process began with Myron Stepath Arcair. The company started in his home garage, with one room used as an office and a small shop to process orders. Hand touch arc gouging provides fairly quick and efficient weld removal, edge preparation, and defect repair for metal removal jobs. It is required for most metal applications and is characterized by little or no deformation due to low heat input. Plasma arc gouging is one of four common gouging methods. The other three methods are oxygen fuel, machinery, and air-carbon arc gowns. Understanding plasma arc cutting (PAC) helps to understand the details of plasma arc gauze. This is a thermal cutting process that melts and cuts metal using a contracted high-temperature plasma gas jet.