GoTorch to 4x8

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DPC Scott
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GoTorch to 4x8

Post by DPC Scott » Thu May 28, 2020 6:24 pm

Really wanting to build a new table and upgrade from my baby GoTorch to a 4x8 table. Doesn't seem all too bad to build one, however my thoughts are to use the 4' and 8' bars and gantry from PlasmaCAM and bolt directly to a table I build. Hoping some time could be saved and someone knows where a possible table plan might be that would utilize the PlasmaCAM bars and electronics. Any suggestions where to locate? Thanks in advance!

-Scott

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Re: GoTorch to 4x8

Post by adbuch » Fri May 29, 2020 1:23 am

Hi Scott,
You will need qty. 2 of the Right Rail (w/gear rack) and qty. 2 of the Left Rail (w/gear rack) plus the Gantry Tube and associated gear rack. These are available directly from Plasmacam. The video manual has an entire section on assembling the table. You may wish to obtain a copy and study it to figure out which parts you will purchase from Plasmacam and what parts you might scratch build yourself.
David
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Re: GoTorch to 4x8

Post by Rodw » Fri May 29, 2020 5:40 am

Hey Scott, I'm in Australia but if you send me a PM, I'll put you in touch with my associate in Houston, Texas. He can provide a carefully engineered package (the control box, motors, configured PC) and share the table specs so you end up with a kick ass system.

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Re: GoTorch to 4x8

Post by adbuch » Fri May 29, 2020 5:48 am

Scott already has a first class system. Same controller,servos, encoders, etc. as the Plasmacam DHC2. He is only wanting to extend his table size from 2 x 2 to 4 x 8, and possibly add some software upgrades. No need to build an entire new system.
David

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Re: GoTorch to 4x8

Post by robertspark » Fri May 29, 2020 5:53 am

With plasmacam if you want to increase the table size do you have to get plasmacam to unlock that function in the software and pay for that change?

Does it cost much?

What happens if they no longer support the version of software you have?
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Re: GoTorch to 4x8

Post by adbuch » Fri May 29, 2020 8:23 am

robertspark wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 5:53 am
With plasmacam if you want to increase the table size do you have to get plasmacam to unlock that function in the software and pay for that change?

Plasmacam offers an upgrade - Customizable Size - for changing the table size and/or orientation and Z height. I believe the cost is $995.

Does it cost much?

What happens if they no longer support the version of software you have?
Most version upgrades are free. But upgrades from much older version such as 3.11 do have a cost.
David

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Re: GoTorch to 4x8

Post by DPC Scott » Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:07 am

Rodw wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 5:40 am
Hey Scott, I'm in Australia but if you send me a PM, I'll put you in touch with my associate in Houston, Texas. He can provide a carefully engineered package (the control box, motors, configured PC) and share the table specs so you end up with a kick ass system.
Been away from these boards a bit. A hospital stay and busy powder coating shop took priority. Would love to be in touch with your friend. Like mentioned above, just need table specs. Everything else needed I have and can swap out. Thanks! Sending PM.

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Re: GoTorch to 4x8

Post by DPC Scott » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:51 am

2 left and 2 right rails, gantry rail / gear tube and extended wiring harness arrived today. Planning going to use the PlasmaCAM table leg design and duplicate them for my 8’ table.

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Re: GoTorch to 4x8

Post by adbuch » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:57 am

Glad to hear you decided to stick with your Plasmacam system. You won't be disappointed.
David

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