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by BTA Plasma
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: How shallow could a water table be and how far from the metal?
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: How shallow could a water table be and how far from the metal?

We have a customer that cut 1/2" material for 6 years on a 3" deep water bed with a 200 amp plasma. Deeper than that for less amperage means wet hands and shirt cuffs and really adds nothing but a deeper pool to pick your parts from.
by BTA Plasma
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: www.StarLabCNC.com
Replies: 1
Views: 174

www.StarLabCNC.com

New website, more info and more stuff coming soon

www.StarLabCNC.com :ugeek:
by BTA Plasma
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Where no finger should go.
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: Where no finger should go.

That is the benefit of being burned by plasma...instant cauterization. We had a customer that hand a hand cutter on a 150 amp plasma that blew out the back and put a nice hole in his hand. It just proves that we must be extremely cautious working around these powerful pieces of equipment.
by BTA Plasma
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Bevel Issue - 3/4plate - PM85
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Bevel Issue - 3/4plate - PM85

Is your Hypertherm set to auto for air? Or manual? Your loosing velocity or your actual torch is not square to your material.
by BTA Plasma
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: SERVO LINUX CHEAP! Upgraded Star Lab orders
Replies: 0
Views: 122

SERVO LINUX CHEAP! Upgraded Star Lab orders

Right now any Star Lab from today(1/9/2017) can upgrade to a Linux servo system for a mere $588.00. You can take full advantage of the Linux servo systems speed and power for cheap. (A $4000 value)

Come see why we lead in table performance. http://www.plasmaland.com/index.php
by BTA Plasma
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Idea for breakaway sensor on magnetic torch mount
Replies: 19
Views: 657

Re: Idea for breakaway sensor on magnetic torch mount

There are several issues with that troch mount you listed. The first being that is will require an outside 24 volt power supply for the proximity sensors OR a different plunger switch and they are not known to be a accurate way to stop the machine from a 360 degree collision.
by BTA Plasma
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Idea for breakaway sensor on magnetic torch mount
Replies: 19
Views: 657

Re: Idea for breakaway sensor on magnetic torch mount

We have some sensors coming in that are very very slim that will fit behind your Mag-Lok and if tied to limit will stop the machine if the Mag-Lok moves .060". That will eliminate the issue. BUT be forwarned that it is another wire to hook up so this means if you want to put a router on you wil...
by BTA Plasma
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Detroit Metal Studio - 1/16" ALU Test
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Detroit Metal Studio - 1/16" ALU Test

Fine cut consumables fail often when you have too much air pressure set on your machine. Is your plasma machine set to auto or manual? Water should not affect the consumables you will have positive pressure between cuts. Also Baking soda is not a rust inhibitor. Sodium Carbonate is but not Sodium bi...
by BTA Plasma
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those of you who have gone from Mach3 to CommandCNC
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: Those of you who have gone from Mach3 to CommandCNC

You are a very sharp operator Motoguy. I think you will find the Linux most appealing and much more nice to use.
by BTA Plasma
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: Video walkthrough our facility with Matt
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Video walkthrough our facility with Matt

Showing about 40% of our entire operation. This is a neat video Matt took this morning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3Jw4DvTJmw
by BTA Plasma
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those of you who have gone from Mach3 to CommandCNC
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: Those of you who have gone from Mach3 to CommandCNC

JOB files are the same and what was .tap is now .ngc. Mach will be around for years and years. It does not need support right now it works fine and will not need additional support from . Sheetcam has the cool look of the developers version but is not the developers version. Over cut, lead in and ou...
by BTA Plasma
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those of you who have gone from Mach3 to CommandCNC
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: Those of you who have gone from Mach3 to CommandCNC

Linux is the fastest you can get with plasma. It marries extremely well with the CandCNC controller. We are able to get 500ipm rapids on our Proton Z axis that uses twin 25mm linear rail hand indicated and a ball screw that is indicated parallel with the rails and with servo Linux. That is a serious...
by BTA Plasma
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Changes in mild steel hardness after cutting
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: Changes in mild steel hardness after cutting

You should be able to use any tool. It will leave a dimple or pierce through depending on the actual pierce delay you have in the tool you use.
by BTA Plasma
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Changes in mild steel hardness after cutting
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: Changes in mild steel hardness after cutting

Simple Gary use the drilling operation in sheetcam and a tool with around a .4 pierce delay. You can set min and max hole size in your drilling operation.
by BTA Plasma
Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Idea for breakaway sensor on magnetic torch mount
Replies: 19
Views: 657

Re: Idea for breakaway sensor on magnetic torch mount

A secondary slide adds slop to the system. This is why you see machines that cannot cut at book speeds. The magnetic, limit and ballscrew is the most rigid system you can have with a safety factory. I would bring your rapid clearance up to at least .9. Maybe even over an inch.
by BTA Plasma
Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Idea for breakaway sensor on magnetic torch mount
Replies: 19
Views: 657

Re: Idea for breakaway sensor on magnetic torch mount

What is your rapid clearance plane? What about your plunge safety plane? Check those in sheetcam/options/job options.
by BTA Plasma
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: Who are we/What do we do
Replies: 13
Views: 773

Re: Who are we/What do we do

iPlasma adds significant cost to the machine ($10K+) without adding much or any significant performance over Servo Linux or even more over Stepper Mach. Once you go with this control you are married to the Hudson amplifier integrated motors, you wont use a rotary, router or any other well supported ...
by BTA Plasma
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Idea for breakaway sensor on magnetic torch mount
Replies: 19
Views: 657

Re: Idea for breakaway sensor on magnetic torch mount

Any switch you have mounted on the lower portion of the Z axis is a consumable. For this reason we mount a switch on top behind the Z axis on the proton. It will trip E-stop when the Z axis over travels in either direction. If the torch hit something and falls off the E-stop will activate because to...
by BTA Plasma
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Mach3 CNC
Topic: mach3 no table movement
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: mach3 no table movement

Gary had this once before when he loaded a different network. We are working with him on the issue. The last time we had this issue he had to use system restore to a previous point. We highly recommend customers don't use the controller PC for internet use.
by BTA Plasma
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: CandCNC
Topic: CandCNC feathertouch now not working correctly
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: CandCNC feathertouch now not working correctly

Take and jump the plate to tip on the FT-01 and see if the sense light comes on. If it does then its a problem with completing the circuit. Shields get dirty and often don't have enough continuity to complete the circuit. The ohmic retaining cap's little bent tang can bend out of the way not complet...
by BTA Plasma
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: MEGA series Star Lab machines
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: MEGA series Star Lab machines

The machine in the picture is set up with a Hypertherm Max Pro 200 and slat spacing as tight as 2.25. The greyish-white in the water bed is powder coat primer.
by BTA Plasma
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: MEGA series Star Lab machines
Replies: 2
Views: 128

MEGA series Star Lab machines

We are proud to announce the Mega line of Star Lab machines. This particular one is a 75.5"x289" travel machine. Enough acceleration to cut 26ga steel at book speeds but enough mass to support six inches of steel 72x288. Twin USA made large inside heavy duty cable chain carrier on both sid...
by BTA Plasma
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Thinking about picking up a 45xp
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Thinking about picking up a 45xp

Do it! The 45XP uses the same ohmic retaining cap as the 65/85/105. You just need the one with the machine torch and CPC. I don't think you will be able to utilize the serial port with your system. The 45xp is a great machine. We just sent one out to an engineer that works at a large fab/laser shop ...
by BTA Plasma
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: Who are we/What do we do
Replies: 13
Views: 773

Re: Who are we/What do we do

There is a rather large access door on the front that will allow you to pull or scrape the flat part of the Vee free of parts, scrap or slag droppings. (18x10 IIRC) You will want a sealed exhaust fan. We do not really recommend much for sizing as a policy but a customer sized a 2000cfm fan and that ...

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