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by BTA Plasma
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Cut definition help please, images included!
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Cut definition help please, images included!

If the drawing showed up in sheetcam correctly then you have a target velocity issue. Most likely caused by a low acceleration. You can start to play with numbers in config/general config and use the options in the lower right for stopping at angles...ect.
by BTA Plasma
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: How many have actually needed high speed THC
Replies: 30
Views: 594

Re: How many have actually needed high speed THC

Doom and gloom :lol: Please don't look at it that way. It isn't worth discussing if the information shared stresses you out.
by BTA Plasma
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: How many have actually needed high speed THC
Replies: 30
Views: 594

Re: How many have actually needed high speed THC

You make it out that a user will automatically be spending more money on consumables. Try to imagine the torch cutting and reacting in Z axis to tip volts. Now imagine a moment while its cutting where it is closer or further away than the actual recommended cut height and it tries to follow but doe...
by BTA Plasma
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: CandCNC
Topic: Mach4
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Mach4

Yes it does and we use it for our tube cutting applications. This other company wanted to integrate their existing software but I am not sure how much of Linux they understood.
by BTA Plasma
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: How many have actually needed high speed THC
Replies: 30
Views: 594

Re: How many have actually needed high speed THC

When you start to cut faster you need your THC and Z axis to react faster to not crash. But this alone is one of many requirements for a high performance THC. Even when your cutting slowly that variation in tip voltage caused by a slow THC will shorten the life of your consumables and basically ever...
by BTA Plasma
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: CandCNC
Topic: Mach4
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Mach4

A local company came to us asking for help on a plasma cutting machine. They now offer a tube cutting machine but we told them not to use Mach4. They decided to try it and had a nightmare with simple things just not working. I do not know what happened at the Mach3 company and why they cannot put Ma...
by BTA Plasma
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Powermax 65/85/105 family
Replies: 15
Views: 311

Re: Powermax 65/85/105 family

That is great news Jim!
by BTA Plasma
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Cutting issues with Hyperrtherm 85
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Cutting issues with Hyperrtherm 85

Bad Oring and bad swirl ring will cause that. Also if you have your air pressure in manual and its too high it will also cause that.
by BTA Plasma
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: Timing belt size for late 2014 4x8
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Timing belt size for late 2014 4x8

They are Neoprene Kevlar belts. You can buy a new belt if you think you need one but we suggest Kevlar backed. Send a PM for a size.
by BTA Plasma
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Not cutting through once cut is started- Powermax 125
Replies: 12
Views: 463

Re: Not cutting through once cut is started- Powermax 125

This may sound silly but where is your work clamp connected to? Is it wet? That destroys the works clamp and corrodes with copper in the work clamp by capillarying the water through it. It creates copper oxide and copper sulphate which are not good conductors of electricity.
by BTA Plasma
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: Silicone boot for Water bed machines now on sale
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: Silicone boot for Water bed machines now on sale

Absolutely you will find it cheaper but you will still have to modify it to get it to work. So post up where it is cheaper, go buy one, copy the modification of it, and copy the idea of it. But don't forget where you saw it first. We are working with the mfg to produce these with our logo, thick nec...
by BTA Plasma
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: I want to get better quality cuts where do I start?
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: I want to get better quality cuts where do I start?

You can loosen up tracking tolerances BUT the way it is set up right now is very accurate at the expense of dross on the details. So the top side will look very accurate and the bottom will have some dross to chip off. Or you loosen up tracking tolerances and the top wont be as crisp but there will ...
by BTA Plasma
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: E Stop Series wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: E Stop Series wiring

Did you move the estop switches? There are literally only two wires that wire to the Estop input on the Table I/O board. Series are wired like this You have a red and black wire Switch one Black (from Bladerunner control box) to black (That goes to the other switch) Switch two Black (from the 1st sw...
by BTA Plasma
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: I want to get better quality cuts where do I start?
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: I want to get better quality cuts where do I start?

I think what your experiencing is the actual slow down in the corners or tolerance tracking giving you a little more slag on details. You will get some slag on details that is part of cutting with plasma. On holes you should he using approximately half speed. And it gets more dramatic the smaller th...
by BTA Plasma
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: Silicone boot for Water bed machines now on sale
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: Silicone boot for Water bed machines now on sale

We use UPS only
by BTA Plasma
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: Silicone boot for Water bed machines now on sale
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: Silicone boot for Water bed machines now on sale

Shipping is indeed $15. If you got one that the shipping was not paid for it was while an admin was arranging the shipping info.
by BTA Plasma
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: Silicone boot for Water bed machines now on sale
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Silicone boot for Water bed machines now on sale

http://www.plasmaland.com/product_info. ... ucts_id=75

There is the link to it. They are very robust and tip ups will not rip them.
by BTA Plasma
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: CNC plasma routing Star Lab CNC
Replies: 0
Views: 166

CNC plasma routing Star Lab CNC

Quick routing video...24,000rpm, 1/4 BEM, .15DOC, 500ipm with .001 tolerance tracking. Was a plasma cut item we ust applied a router path to it and cut a couple of samples for a customer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ0Qn9eFBFA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ0Qn9eFBFA
by BTA Plasma
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Thermal Dynamics Plasma Cutters
Topic: thermal dynamics 100xl
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: thermal dynamics 100xl

We have integrated many high frequency with 100% success. What you want to do is make sure the position of controllers and cable are far away and not crossing over any torch lead or work clamp coming from your plasma. You also want to make sure you have proper shielding over those cables and all com...
by BTA Plasma
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Finecut Woes
Replies: 24
Views: 1412

Re: Finecut Woes

I have an LDR 4x4 with water table, PM65, 2 Stage Dewalt 5 hp 80 gallon compressor with dry air. I can not remember what CanDCNC system, but I believe it is the most recent. Table is only 3 1/2 months old. How do you know the air is dry? A water separator does not cut it with fine cut. You can actu...
by BTA Plasma
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: NGEN Star Lab evolution
Replies: 12
Views: 844

Re: NGEN Star Lab evolution

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by BTA Plasma
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Star-Lab
Topic: NGEN Star Lab evolution
Replies: 12
Views: 844

Re: NGEN Star Lab evolution

We have evolved 1. 3 different size motors on 1 machine (Monster long axis motors, super speed Z axis motor) 2. 110v controller (Most efficient and green power) 3. The highest acceleration rates in its class (Big power on each axis) 4. Performance plus (New packages with Pronest included) 5. Best ra...
by BTA Plasma
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hypertherm Pronest versus....
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Hypertherm Pronest versus....

We were working with Hypertherm CAM on posts for Mach 3 and Linux and theyhave been out now for a short period of time. One thing Hypertherm's Pronest will do for you is nest much faster and more complete than you could do in sheetcam. However what it will not currently do is allow you to ramp up an...
by BTA Plasma
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Various Manufacturers
Topic: Delusional Designs: CAUTION
Replies: 26
Views: 2814

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: 2814

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...

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