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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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 ====== 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 ======
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 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\\ +
-  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.\\ +
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 +<​code>​
 +a. Surge Suppressor
 +b. PC + Monitor
 +c. Motor Amplifier
 +</​code>​
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 +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 ====== ====== 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: 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:
  
-1. Open Sheetcam\\ +1. Open Sheetcam 
-2. Under the **File** menu, select **Open Toolset** ​\\ +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.\\ +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'\\ +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'​\\+5. Under the **File** menu, select 'Save Default Toolset'​
 6. Make sure the system is shut down completely before removing power! 6. Make sure the system is shut down completely before removing power!
  
 For catastrophic damage to the Sheetcam software configuration,​ use this {{:​sheetcam_installation.pdf|Sheetcam Setup PDF}}  to restore the original program settings. For catastrophic damage to the Sheetcam software configuration,​ use this {{:​sheetcam_installation.pdf|Sheetcam Setup PDF}}  to restore the original program settings.
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 ====== More Learning ====== ====== More Learning ======
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   * [[:​youtube_series_on_sheetcam|Youtube Series on SheetCAM]]-[[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=kcJ7QNc6wG4|https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=kcJ7QNc6wG4]]   * [[:​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}}   * {{:​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.txt · Last modified: 2018/06/28 14:32 by kyle_werner