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by urbnsr
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Shipping via Freight
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Re: Shipping via Freight

(Outside of UPS Freight and Fedex): Freight shipping can be an adventure and I can get widely ranging quotes. The best price I have found is when I use a freight company that can carry the item from pickup to delivery. If the originating shipper cannot deliver the item because it gets out of their s...
by urbnsr
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Powermax 85 Error Code 99 Meaning?
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Powermax 85 Error Code 99 Meaning?

All better. Local shop went through all the tests and replaced the fan under warranty. I ran a job this morning which took about 1 hour and no error codes. Even though it's ~2-1/2 years old, I wonder if I should get another fan to have on hand? Although I figure I should have taken the time to troub...
by urbnsr
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Powermax 85 Error Code 99 Meaning?
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Powermax 85 Error Code 99 Meaning?

Thanks Jim.

At one time I did notice the fan kicked on for a second, then off and then kicked back on right before getting one of the 99 errors. Maybe that was related to my problem.

Thanks again...

Paul
by urbnsr
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Powermax 85 Error Code 99 Meaning?
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Powermax 85 Error Code 99 Meaning?

Yep - that's what I'm getting. Thanks for posting the chart.
by urbnsr
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Powermax 85 Error Code 99 Meaning?
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Powermax 85 Error Code 99 Meaning?

My PM85 is at the local shop where I bought it from so they can look into a problem with my cutter. While I wait to hear back from them, I have to wonder what *could* be wrong... After the first five minutes of cutting at 45 amps with fine cut setup, the cutter stops cutting and I see the error code...
by urbnsr
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: 16in spider web gussets
Replies: 18
Views: 3683

Re: 16in spider web gussets

Thanks for the file. My Sheetcam opens the file without renaming.
by urbnsr
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: CNC Plasma cutting eye protection
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: CNC Plasma cutting eye protection

While running production jobs, I'm not looking at the arc very much, if at all, as I am usually doing a second process with only safety glasses and am out of sight of the arc - only listening for exceptions. When I do need to babysit a cycle at lower amps, I use these shades: http://www.eastwood.com...
by urbnsr
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: CNC Router to Plasma to Router
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: CNC Router to Plasma to Router

I built my tables and my current design is primarily a plasma table that can also be used with a router (it was a router table first which I redesigned so it has enough rigidity). To help with agility, I made the gantry using mostly aluminum. Well, at least 90% is aluminum.
by urbnsr
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: who has a website
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: who has a website

While it has been years since I've published a website, they were more user forum oriented. Now, I am wondering about building a new site, but the biggest question I have is the shipping fee portion of an e-commerce site. Is there a way to calculate shipping fees accurately or do self-publishers bas...
by urbnsr
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Porch Swing
Replies: 32
Views: 4644

Re: Porch Swing

Very nice! Thank you for sharing.
by urbnsr
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Air Dryer install?
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: Air Dryer install?

I don't know which way is better, but this is what I have tried - Going off of the diagrams I have seen, I have compressor, main regulator with simple water trap, dryer, water trap, air filter, oil filter, and then desiccant dryer. Everything after the dryer was installed to mainly do the job of the...
by urbnsr
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Paint & Other Top Coats
Topic: Rattle can paint finishes
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Re: Rattle can paint finishes

If your paint is an ultra-fast dry and it's warm where you are spraying, I would try getting a little closer. Otherwise, I would guess you are getting overspray.
by urbnsr
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Paint & Other Top Coats
Topic: Rattle can paint finishes
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Re: Rattle can paint finishes

How far away are you spraying from the surface? I get similar results that you are seeing, but get satisfactory results by moving closer to the piece.
by urbnsr
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Sealing up holes in a water tray
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Sealing up holes in a water tray

I used JB Weld to seal a drain port in the bottom of a water tray. It's been underwater most of the time and no leaks. I repositioned the drain sometime back (unrelated reason) and found that cleanup is as easy as a wire wheel. Second time has been, maybe, two years. Just guessing, but it had been a...
by urbnsr
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Cutting Brass Sheet
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Cutting Brass Sheet

Not sure where my previous reply landed...

I cut 16 gauge C464 brass with decent results. It is a bit expensive and my customer still decided on brass even after offering other look-alike options. I babysit the brass cuts at these prices.
by urbnsr
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Spare parts suggestions for PM 65
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Re: Spare parts suggestions for PM 65

One option you may want to consider is to sell your 6 year old unit after getting new one in and installed. New doesn't always mean trouble-free, but a warranty may get you a loaner unit until yours is repaired. The place I deal with offers rentals during repair and at no charge if the unit is under...
by urbnsr
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Small Circles Not Round
Replies: 17
Views: 1236

Re: Small Circles Not Round

How thick of material are you cutting when this occurs?
by urbnsr
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: LOW AIR PRESSURE AND POWER TRIPPING
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: LOW AIR PRESSURE AND POWER TRIPPING

Is your source power enough? I don't think it can be a wet torch. My torch is wet many times and have not had any problems like this. A quick first thing for me is the compressor wants to kick in and while the plasma power supply is running, it's too much load for the circuit. Obviously, I don't kno...
by urbnsr
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Shield Holes Plugging
Replies: 21
Views: 1166

Re: Shield Holes Plugging

Dave, I believe the book specs are the amount of time the torch is actually burning metal. I, too, feel each system is different enough that the book specs cannot account for it. And you might not have the "system delay" that I am referring to, but it may not hurt to check. It is hard for ...
by urbnsr
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Shield Holes Plugging
Replies: 21
Views: 1166

Re: Shield Holes Plugging

OK - I think you should look at your actual pierce delay time. I see 0.6 second delay, but when does that timer start? If there is any extra delay (mechanical or otherwise) from the time the software issues the torch on code and when the torch is actually on, you would not be getting the full pierce...
by urbnsr
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Shield Holes Plugging
Replies: 21
Views: 1166

Re: Shield Holes Plugging

My guess is your pierce height might need checked. What height are you at during piercing? Can you post a small example of the code you are running?
by urbnsr
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Hypertherm Air Dryer Needs
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Hypertherm Air Dryer Needs

I started with a desiccant dryer along with a couple of pre-filters and that seemed to take care of most (all?) moisture, but I'm not in a low humidity location and noticed the desiccant became pink during high humidity times. I then added a refrigeration air dryer before most filters - Now the pink...
by urbnsr
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: How Many Pierces per consumable?
Replies: 22
Views: 1284

Re: How Many Pierces per consumable?

Running 65 amps, I can get over 1100 pierces (if the moon is aligned with mars). But get one bad pierce and I only get a few hundred. If that.
The finecut nozzle seem to run forever, though, running at 40 amps +/-
by urbnsr
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: cutting 1/4" plate at 65 amps vs 45 amps?
Replies: 11
Views: 1407

Re: cutting 1/4" plate at 65 amps vs 45 amps?

Depending on how much you cut, the duty cycle will be greater with the PM65 running at 45 amps.
by urbnsr
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Hypertherm PM65 Constant 0-21 Error
Replies: 16
Views: 1174

Re: Hypertherm PM65 Constant 0-21 Error

You might be able to use a spring (or a heavier spring) to reduce the amount of pressure it takes to activate the floating head offset switch. Can't go overboard - the torch does need to return to it's original position and stay there after touch-off. I cut 16 gauge mostly and the metal doesn't flex...

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