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pgilley
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Cutmaster 60i

Post by pgilley » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:36 pm

Hoping that Jim Colt will comment on the following. I have a Basic 4X4 cnc plasma table, built by Eagle Plasma in Arkansas, and am currently using a Cutmaster 52 plasma cutter with the table. Cutter does a fairly good job except the duty cycle shuts down at times. I purchased a new TD 60i and cannot get it to work with my table. TD technician has not been able to determine why the 60i will not operate with this table. I am considering returning the 60i and would like to know if Jim Colt thinks that a Powermax 65 would work with my system. I do not use a torch height control at present, only start and stop for cutting dxf files.

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Re: Cutmaster 60i

Post by plasmanewbie » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:11 am

I doubt Jim will see your post in this forum. I don't see any reason why the Pmax 65 wouldn't work great and if for some reason it does not I am sure they will find out why for you unless it a problem with your machine controller. Its surprising that your 60i won't work properly, especially without THC, that's as basic as it gets!

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Re: Cutmaster 60i

Post by pgilley » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:53 pm

I don't understand why the 60i will not work either. The Cutmaster 52 I am using works great as to arc start and stop as it should. The ESAB/Thermal Dynamics tech has not been able to explain why the 60i will not work either. I feel there is a glitch in the 60i but no one seems to agree. I even bought the 9-8308 interface module and the 7-3447 connector that the ESAB tech said I needed. Still makes no difference. It seems that I will need to return the 60i to the seller. I imagine that is going to be "fun".

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Re: Cutmaster 60i

Post by Brand X » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:57 am

My three different 60i works the same as my cutmaster 101/151/A-120/52/82, Hypertherm 45 XP 65 did on my table. I still think it your control box.. (IMO)

I sold two off, because I bought them for a song. Great unit, but what do I know?

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Re: Cutmaster 60i

Post by pgilley » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:30 am

I understand your thought on the problem but cannot understand why the cnc control box works great with the Cutmaster 52 that I am using. The owner of the plasma table company is adamant that the control box is good. Just thinking there may be a flaw/defect in the 60i.

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Re: Cutmaster 60i

Post by Brand X » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:53 pm

It is basic closing contacts. I would hook up a standard remote for a track torch, and cycle it through that way. A Hypertherm contactor box will plug right in to your cpc. Maybe there is a flaw in your 60i but not in the three I had.. Worked just like all the others.. from real esab to hypertherm machines..I used a few different candcnc control boxes, and the factory table one. Never one issue with start..You have not messed with any torch trigger things, not needed with Thermal machines..

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