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Langmuir CNC any good?

Post by Jaxon Industries » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:28 pm

Hi all,
New to the forum and had a question with respect to the Langmuir CNC system. Are they suitable for the home hobbyist or is this something to stay away from? Why does Langmuir not include the Z axis option into the unit by now? I see that there are many individuals have successfully built and installed them so don't understand why this is not an option from OEM. Any feedback would be appreciated.
Thanks!

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Re: Langmuir CNC any good?

Post by acourtjester » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:09 am

I think you need to evaluate your needs and what you will be cutting, it seems that the Langmuir table is limited as to what it can do. I find the lack of a Z axis movement very limiting, in both the pierce/cut height positioning. With a Z driven system you could have a floating head assembly to find the metal surface when starting a cutting operation. And the addition of a THC for surface level following action for continuing to maintain the correct cut height. Here is amember who has one and is moving on to building a replacement.
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Re: Langmuir CNC any good?

Post by gamble » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:59 am

Consider your needs like stated above.
I started with a Torchmate 2x2 with no height control. While it did suck for a few years it did make me money and it was inexpensive cost to get started.
No height control will have headaches but keep your expectations realistic. It is a nice entry level kit for any hobbyist or small shop. I wouldn't be doing production stuff with it 8 hours a day without height control.
I had the table and it was pretty well put together. I think it's better than my 2x2 torchmate (hardware wise, not electronics)
Best part is that the community seems to be developing their own upgrades.
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Re: Langmuir CNC any good?

Post by Finter » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:14 pm

All above is good info. For me.....low cost entry into cnc plasma was the goal. Success with the Crossfire. Using my wood cnc knowledge I quickly have billed many $1000's of dollars in steel work. I'm not sure I would ever up grade because the cost of a crossfire is so low. If needed just buy another.
Even though the entry point is lower I'm smart enough to not sell my products cheap. I hope others don't sell cheap.

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