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by BTA Plasma
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Various Manufacturers
Topic: Delusional Designs: CAUTION
Replies: 26
Views: 1271

Re: Delusional Designs: CAUTION

That was the predecessor to the Star Lab. It had 10.5" of clearance under the gantry. We have 8.25 on the Star Lab series. The Star Lab frames got beefier (4x4 boxed steel with 5/8" thick 5x8 feet) and the gantry is all steel now and the motor sizes changed (more power). That machine with ...
by BTA Plasma
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Various Manufacturers
Topic: Delusional Designs: CAUTION
Replies: 26
Views: 1271

Re: Delusional Designs: CAUTION

You just caught me watching better call Saul late into the night and I had my cell phone on. That was not normal..lol. We have sold a small handful of machines to folks that George has upset and they were turned off. I will reserve criticism of that machine publicly but the entry level machines sure...
by BTA Plasma
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: NGEN Star Lab evolution
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: NGEN Star Lab evolution

Currently we do not. Our 4x4 is the smallest we currently make and has a foot print of 65"x70".
by BTA Plasma
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: NGEN Star Lab evolution
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: NGEN Star Lab evolution

Thanks for the call in Jared. Upgrade in process.
by BTA Plasma
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: NGEN Star Lab evolution
Replies: 5
Views: 216

NGEN Star Lab evolution

NGEN Star Lab option features a seamless, bolt-less and the highest quality, most efficient, highest rigidity and lowest preloaded rail in the world. The most precision in a plasma table...period. The NGEN's rail combination is available NOW on all Star Lab cnc plasma machine. We are also doing a co...
by BTA Plasma
Fri May 26, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Tip Slag Finecut nozzles
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Tip Slag Finecut nozzles

I agree. Years ago when we were shipping out floating head machines only we had customers that would use unshielded fine cut consumables and the nozzle would MASH into the plate and after a few times would deform the orifice in the center and that would give a variable you could not consistently con...
by BTA Plasma
Fri May 26, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Why has nobody made TM rails?
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Why has nobody made TM rails?

Longer screws will wobble giving you much slower speeds. That might be one of the reasons they bailed on the small tables as a growth machine. Take your flashcut hardware and strap it onto a bigger table built for performance from a company rather than from a shear profit standpoint.
by BTA Plasma
Fri May 26, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: CandCNC Feather touch setup help required
Replies: 25
Views: 838

Re: CandCNC Feather touch setup help required

You can and it will act as a stop if ohmic fails. There is a blue cable that you use for linking the FT-01 to the table I/O. G31 is a faster sequence (Probe reacts faster than G28.1)
by BTA Plasma
Fri May 26, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Tip Slag Finecut nozzles
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Tip Slag Finecut nozzles

Moisture is one of the biggest reason you get dives. You can watch your dives on video and watch the actual water come through and change the coloring of the plasma beam. This will raise tip volts and the torch will dive. If you are not using a dryer system that actually works you will see this issu...
by BTA Plasma
Wed May 24, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: CandCNC Feather touch setup help required
Replies: 25
Views: 838

Re: CandCNC Feather touch setup help required

To use G31.2 for touchoff you need to have it set in the post and have your switch offset to zero in the custom post options AND in the post. Then you need to go to config/ports and pins and input signals...then enable probe and map to port 1 pin 13. The second switch was a limit test on several mod...
by BTA Plasma
Thu May 18, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Water wicking is a fast problem
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Water wicking is a fast problem

That is exactly how it should be done.
by BTA Plasma
Wed May 17, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Water wicking is a fast problem
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Water wicking is a fast problem

We had an employee put a powermax 85 work clamp onto a slat holder on a waterbed. Do some sample cutting on a customers table with finecut and the work clamp wicked the water all the way to the power source. It literally took hours...not weeks, not months but hours. The end of the work clamp had abo...
by BTA Plasma
Wed May 10, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CommandCNC vs Mach3
Replies: 19
Views: 2912

Re: CommandCNC vs Mach3

That is a powermax 85 with fine cut
by BTA Plasma
Wed May 10, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CommandCNC vs Mach3
Replies: 19
Views: 2912

Re: CommandCNC vs Mach3

Finecut 45amps
by BTA Plasma
Wed May 10, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CommandCNC vs Mach3
Replies: 19
Views: 2912

Re: CommandCNC vs Mach3

Linux on a Star Lab .010 tolerance tracking, 14ga 200ipm and finecut. 20 minutes of cutting action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcAfkxvr8os
by BTA Plasma
Mon May 08, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Scananything camera problem
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: Scananything camera problem

Yes USB and get yourself a powered (Meaning plug in to wall with DC power pack) USB extension cable.
by BTA Plasma
Mon May 08, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Trouble with THC voltage
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: Trouble with THC voltage

Walter if you want us to service this directly you should let us know. If you are not getting any voltage from the Hypertherm chances are you cable from PWM to hypertherm is bad OR your jack is not plugged in all the way.
by BTA Plasma
Wed May 03, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: JD Squared vs Bulltear 4 x 8
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: JD Squared vs Bulltear 4 x 8

I cannot fathom what drives people to machines with unprotected rails and no wipers or scrapers. There is no way possible in the world of physics that you will not get something on that rail that will dimple it and the wheel in short order. We currently use 5 gothic arch wheels on each side with a s...
by BTA Plasma
Wed May 03, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Mach3 CNC
Topic: Z axis "jittering" and a couple other ??'s
Replies: 15
Views: 373

Re: Z axis "jittering" and a couple other ??'s

Type a number into the box and press enter on your keyboard. On some older Mach's the plug in made the number a negative number. Doesnt matter...it still works well.
by BTA Plasma
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: JD Squared vs Bulltear 4 x 8
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: JD Squared vs Bulltear 4 x 8

Great so you got your motors mounted? Did you order your machine with the jeweler (scribe)?
by BTA Plasma
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: JD Squared vs Bulltear 4 x 8
Replies: 21
Views: 1139

Re: JD Squared vs Bulltear 4 x 8

Servo Star Lab systems come fully assembled but the side motors are taken off for shipping/crating so they aren't damaged in transit. There is a machined pocket they fit into.
by BTA Plasma
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: help on doing an edge start
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: help on doing an edge start

Once you do it once youll remember. Nothing special you do in sheetcam other than have your 1st start lead in where the edge of the sheet is. Then simple start the program, see where the torch is, measure the offset from edge of sheet and rezero that offset from your initial x and y zero.

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