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plasma_cutter [2017/11/07 18:03]
kyle_werner [Usage] Added a brief overview of plasma cutting process.
plasma_cutter [2019/09/27 08:14] (current)
kyle_werner [Usage]
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 The 4'​x4'​ plasma cutter is an [[https://​arclightcnc.com/​plasma-table/​arc-pro-4800/​|Arclight Arc Pro X 4800]] with a [[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Powermax 65]] torch. The plasma cutter has a working area of 55" in the X-axis, 69" in the Y-axis, and a max gantry clearance of 4". The 4'​x4'​ plasma cutter is an [[https://​arclightcnc.com/​plasma-table/​arc-pro-4800/​|Arclight Arc Pro X 4800]] with a [[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Powermax 65]] torch. The plasma cutter has a working area of 55" in the X-axis, 69" in the Y-axis, and a max gantry clearance of 4".
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-The plasma cutter is currently under construction. 
  
 ====== General Info ====== ====== General Info ======
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 ^  Serial:​|n/​a| ^  Serial:​|n/​a|
 ^  Manual:|See desktop computer next to plasma cutter for operations manual| ^  Manual:|See desktop computer next to plasma cutter for operations manual|
-^  Photo:​|{{:​arclight_arc_pro_x_4800_stock_photo.jpg?​400 ​ }}| +^  Photo:​|{{:​arclight_arc_pro_x_4800_stock_photo.jpg?​400  ​|arclight_arc_pro_x_4800_stock_photo.jpg}}|
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 ====== Usage ====== ====== Usage ======
  
-1. Inspect area for environmental hazards. Do not use the plasma cutter if there is water on the floor, or if the machine looks damaged in any way. Contact ​Ryan Melshenker ​or Kyle Werner with any questions about machine maintenance.\\+1. Inspect area for environmental hazards. Do not use the plasma cutter if there is water on the floor, or if the machine looks damaged in any way. Contact ​Elliot Katz or Kyle Werner with any questions about machine maintenance.\\
 2. Drain the air compressor.\\ 2. Drain the air compressor.\\
 3. Ensure water table is filled to within 1/4" of the top of the slats.\\ 3. Ensure water table is filled to within 1/4" of the top of the slats.\\
-4. Plug the white extension cable into an outlet, then turn on in sequence:\\ +4. Plug the white extension cable into an outlet, then turn on in sequence: 
-  a. Surge Suppressor\\ + 
-  b. PC + Monitor\\ +<​code>​ 
-  c. Motor Amplifier\\ +a. Surge Suppressor 
-5. Using a USB flash storage device, move your .DXF or .SVG files into a folder with your name on the desktop. Files left on the desktop will be deleted.\\ +b. PC + Monitor 
-6. Open your vector file in SheetCAM\\ +c. Motor Amplifier 
-7. Convert the vector file into toolpaths using the Plasma Cut operation. Ensure the selected '​tool'​ matches the workpiece.\\ +</​code>​ 
-8. Export the G-Code. Save under your folder.\\ + 
-9. Open G-Code in CommandCNC\\ +5. Using a USB flash storage device, move your .DXF or .SVG files into a folder with your name on the desktop. Files left on the desktop will be deleted. 
-10. Click '​E-Stop Active'​ to enable the motor controller.\\ + 
-11. Home the X and Y axis to establish a machine zero.\\ +6. Open your vector file in SheetCAM 
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 +7. Convert the vector file into toolpaths using the Plasma Cut operation. Ensure the selected '​tool'​ matches the workpiece. 
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 +8. Export the G-Code. Save under your folder. 
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 +9. Open G-Code in CommandCNC 10. Click '​E-Stop Active'​ to enable the motor controller. 
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 +11. Home the X and Y axis to establish a machine zero.
  
  
 ====== Maintenance ====== ====== Maintenance ======
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 +If the PC is unplugged without properly shutting down, the tool library in Sheetcam may be lost or corrupted. This may cause the tool library panel to display "T1: 0.030 kerf plasma"​ instead of "45A 16AWG Steel"​. To fix this issue:
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 +1. Open Sheetcam
 +2. Under the **File** menu, select **Open Toolset** ​
 +3. Navigate to **Desktop/​Program Backup Files/** and select the file: **commandcncHYP 65-85-105 Tools.tools **to import the tool library.
 +4. If the names aren't fixed after importing the tool library, click on the table icon in the **Tools** window, and de-select '​Automatically generate name'
 +5. Under the **File** menu, select 'Save Default Toolset'​
 +6. Make sure the system is shut down completely before removing power!
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 +For catastrophic damage to the Sheetcam software configuration,​ use this {{:​sheetcam_installation.pdf|Sheetcam Setup PDF}}  to restore the original program settings.
  
 ====== More Learning ====== ====== More Learning ======
-  * [[More Learning Link]] 
-  * [[Youtube Series on SheetCAM]]-[[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=kcJ7QNc6wG4]] 
  
 +  * [[:​more_learning_link|More Learning Link]]
 +  * [[:​youtube_series_on_sheetcam|Youtube Series on SheetCAM]]-[[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=kcJ7QNc6wG4|https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=kcJ7QNc6wG4]]
 +  * {{:​plasma_cutting.pdf|Plasma cutter safety certification class handout}}
 +   * {{:​hypertherm_powermax_torch-side_operators_manual.pdf|Powermax Machine-Side Reference Guide}}
  
 ====== Equipment Status ====== ====== Equipment Status ======
-For availability and current status of this equipment, please see [[tools_inventory|Tools Inventory]],​ or the parent area under which this tool is maintained.+ 
 +For availability and current status of this equipment, please see [[:tools_inventory|Tools Inventory]],​ or the parent area under which this tool is maintained.
  
 ====== Primary Consumables ====== ====== Primary Consumables ======
-^ Consumable ​ ^ Part Number ^ Product Link ^ + 
-| Hand Torch Shield | Hypertherm 220818 | [[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]| +^Consumable ​ ^Part Number^Product Link| 
-| Hand Torch Retaining Cap| Hypertherm 220854 | [[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]| +|Hand Torch Shield|Hypertherm 220818|[[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]| 
-| Hand Torch Nozzle | Hypertherm 220941 | [[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]| +|Hand Torch Retaining Cap|Hypertherm 220854|[[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]| 
-| Hand Torch Electrode | Hypertherm 220842 | [[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]| +|Hand Torch Nozzle|Hypertherm 220941|[[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]| 
-| Hand Torch Swirl Ring | Hypertherm 220857| [[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]| +|Hand Torch Electrode|Hypertherm 220842|[[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]| 
-| Mechanized Torch Shield | Hypertherm 220817 | [[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]| +|Hand Torch Swirl Ring|Hypertherm 220857|[[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]| 
-| Mechanized Torch Retaining Cap| Hypertherm 220854 | [[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]| +|Mechanized Torch Shield|Hypertherm 220817|[[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]| 
-| Mechanized Torch Nozzle | Hypertherm 220941 | [[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]| +|Mechanized Torch Retaining Cap|Hypertherm 220854|[[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]| 
-| Mechanized Torch Electrode | Hypertherm 220842 | [[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]| +|Mechanized Torch Nozzle|Hypertherm 220941|[[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]| 
-| Mechanized Torch Swirl Ring | Hypertherm 220857| [[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]|+|Mechanized Torch Electrode|Hypertherm 220842|[[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]| 
 +|Mechanized Torch Swirl Ring|Hypertherm 220857|[[https://​www.hypertherm.com/​en-US/​hypertherm/​powermax/​powermax65/​|Hypertherm Website]]| 
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plasma_cutter.1510103001.txt.gz · Last modified: 2017/11/07 18:03 by kyle_werner