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Hypertherm PowerMax 45XP optimal settings

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Hypertherm PowerMax 45XP optimal settings

Postby BSMW » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:13 pm

I own a plasma table and I'm rather new to plasma cutting, I was looking for some information on amp / ipm setting for clean cuts, recommendations on consumables etc. for the 45XP. I apologize if this comes off pretty vague, but it's a starting point for some better questions for me.

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Re: Hypertherm PowerMax 45XP optimal settings

Postby see&see » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:29 pm

Everything you need is in the Hypertherm manual. (link Below) Speeds, metal thickness and consumable requirements.. There are no real secrets for clean cuts, digital height control is a huge plus tho...


https://www.hypertherm.com/en-US/hypert ... rmax45-xp/
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Re: Hypertherm PowerMax 45XP optimal settings

Postby Tradinghouse » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:58 am

I see this post is fairly old. Did you ever receive an answerror and get it cutting like you want. If not, maybe I can help as I have that same set up and am cutting pretty well dross free. Just let me know!

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Re: Hypertherm PowerMax 45XP optimal settings

Postby Dfrick23 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:24 pm

Care to share any pics of your 45xp cuts on some 3/8 mild steel? And what speed do you run at for 3/8?

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Re: Hypertherm PowerMax 45XP optimal settings

Postby jimcolt » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:11 am

Here is 1/2" cut on my cnc table with the 45 XP, cut at exactly book specs (pierce height, pierce delay, cut height, cut speed, amperage). 3/8" will look similar.:
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Re: Hypertherm PowerMax 45XP optimal settings

Postby Dfrick23 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:52 am

Those cuts look pretty much how mine do after clean up. Love my xp.. weird enough there's less dross on 1/2" than on the 3/8.. anything 1/4 and under is pretty much miminal dross (except some artsy corners and detals).. still cant get the 3/8 to come out decent. Maybe it's just the mild sheet I have.. i usually cut ar500 or 600 and i get quite a bit but those sheets are covered in scale. Figured it was to be expected on those hardened sheets

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Re: Hypertherm PowerMax 45XP optimal settings

Postby mustang186 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:51 pm

did you use the same settings for the AR500 steel VS. the mild Steel?

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Re: Hypertherm PowerMax 45XP optimal settings

Postby Dfrick23 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:42 am

Yea runs all the same settings.. penetration hasn't ever been a problem..


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