I have a small machine shop and I have a job that requires me to cut 3/8" off of the flanges of 3" channel iron. I am milling them now and it is taking longer than I would like.
I was thinking about making a conveyor type machine that would run continuosly and pass the channels past two plasma cutters so that it would cut both flanges at the same time.
I am just wondering how fast it would cut and how much maintence it would require to keep it running continuously like this? I have to cut 1,200 pieces per month and they are 3' long.
Any help on this would be apprecciated.