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NUMBER OF PIERCINGS BY HYPERTHERM CONSUMABLES

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NUMBER OF PIERCINGS BY HYPERTHERM CONSUMABLES

Postby enzed » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:08 am

Can the Hypertherm guys perhaps give us an indication (a table perhaps?) of the number of piercings we can expect from the machine torch consumables? I know that this depends on a number of variables, so the precise number of expected piercings will consequently vary, but even an approximate number or range will be useful; particularly when calculating the costs of a job to include a charge for the cost of consumables, based on the number of piercings.

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Re: NUMBER OF PIERCINGS BY HYPERTHERM CONSUMABLES

Postby tnbndr » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:41 am

I doubt a chart will be created as way to many variables affect consumable wear.
I had a pierce counter added to my Mach 3 screen last year and I will tell you that I get way more pierces than I thought I was. Changed the last set at 2400 pierces, PM45 always run at 45 amps with material varying from 16 gauge to 1/4" plate. Not sure that helps you but take it for what it's worth.
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Re: NUMBER OF PIERCINGS BY HYPERTHERM CONSUMABLES

Postby motoguy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:05 pm

tnbndr wrote:I will tell you that I get way more pierces than I thought I was.


This. I don't have a pierce counter, but when I DON'T crash out the torch head, I'm amazed at how long the consumables last in 3/16" and less materials. I cut thicker than that, but not regularly, so I don't know how long they go there.
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