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Shielded Consumables IPT-60 Torch?

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ForceDesigns
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Shielded Consumables IPT-60 Torch?

Post by ForceDesigns » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:33 pm

So I have been reading a lot about shielded consumables and it seems that those are the way to go. I am not running a Hypertherm. I have no doubt they are the best option, but I wanted to get my feet wet with something a bit less expensive. So I have a Razorcut 45. With an IPT-60 machine torch wired in, which works amazingly. Way better than my hand torch setup. Got some shielded consumables, but they are deeper into the cup(?) than I expected. Are the cut settings just that much closer to the plate? It almost looks like a drag tip.

I have attached a picture for reference.

Still pretty new to all of this. It's been great and I'm having a blast. Made the plasma to make some signs and support my automation design side work.

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Ironken
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Re: Shielded Consumables IPT-60 Torch?

Post by Ironken » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:45 pm

That's a drag shield. I would imagine that would really throw off your torch height.

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Re: Shielded Consumables IPT-60 Torch?

Post by ForceDesigns » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:03 pm

Thats what I was afraid of. I don't know what the shielded CNC consumables look like. Guess I'll have to try again.
Home Built 4x4 CNC Plasma Table
Ethernet Smoothstepper
C25 BOB
Proma 150 THC
Razorcut 45 with IPT-60 Machine Torch
Software: Mach3 and Sheetcam, Inventor 2019 for serious design work and Inkscape for signs

Ironken
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Re: Shielded Consumables IPT-60 Torch?

Post by Ironken » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:58 pm

I don't see where they sell what Hypertherm refers to as "shielded" other than a drag shield. A quick googler search turns up this guy that deals in these torches......maybe he can give some better guidance.

https://www.georgesplasmacuttershop.com

In the pic, the top pic is a hand held consumable stack with a drag shield.

In the bottom pic, the cone shaped "shield" is ......the shield. Beneath that cone shaped shield in the picture is a deflector for non shielded cutting. In essence, the shield covers the nozzle and in some magical way directs airflow around the nozzle. The unshielded deflector leaves the nozzle exposed.

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