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CNC Plasma Cutter

The 4'x4' plasma cutter is an Arclight Arc Pro X 4800 with a 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“.

General Info

Make:Arclight
Model:Arc Pro 4800
Serial:n/a
Manual:See desktop computer next to plasma cutter for operations manual
Photo:arclight_arc_pro_x_4800_stock_photo.jpg


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.
2. Drain the air compressor.
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:

a. Surge Suppressor\\
b. PC + Monitor\\
c. Motor Amplifier\\

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.
6. Open your vector file in SheetCAM
7. Convert the vector file into toolpaths using the Plasma Cut operation. Ensure the selected 'tool' matches the workpiece.
8. Export the G-Code. Save under your folder.
9. Open G-Code in CommandCNC
10. Click 'E-Stop Active' to enable the motor controller.
11. Home the X and Y axis to establish a machine zero.
12.

Maintenance

If tool libraries or arclight-specific post-processor are lost, use this Sheetcam Setup PDF to restore the original settings.

More Learning

Equipment Status

For availability and current status of this equipment, please see Tools Inventory, or the parent area under which this tool is maintained.

Primary Consumables

Consumable Part Number Product Link
Hand Torch Shield Hypertherm 220818 Hypertherm Website
Hand Torch Retaining Cap Hypertherm 220854 Hypertherm Website
Hand Torch Nozzle Hypertherm 220941 Hypertherm Website
Hand Torch Electrode Hypertherm 220842 Hypertherm Website
Hand Torch Swirl Ring Hypertherm 220857 Hypertherm Website
Mechanized Torch Shield Hypertherm 220817 Hypertherm Website
Mechanized Torch Retaining Cap Hypertherm 220854 Hypertherm Website
Mechanized Torch Nozzle Hypertherm 220941 Hypertherm Website
Mechanized Torch Electrode Hypertherm 220842 Hypertherm Website
Mechanized Torch Swirl Ring Hypertherm 220857 Hypertherm Website
plasma_cutter.1523459885.txt.gz · Last modified: 2018/04/11 08:18 by kyle_werner