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PW30 consumables on a 45

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PW30 consumables on a 45

Post by 6pt » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:02 am

I've searched the forum and can't find out whether I need the optional shield to use Powermax 30 consumables on a 45. Also nothing in the manual.........It's just listed as optional but my torch doesn't want to fire on the new Arclight............Thank you for all the great posts!

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Re: PW30 consumables on a 45

Post by jimcolt » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:50 am

There is an entire page with pictures and part numbers for the 30 amp Powermax 30 consumables in your Powermax45 operators manual.

You need all of the parts listed / pictured. Follow the chart cut speeds, heights and it will work well for you. The attached pictures are from the operators manual. You do not need the deflector if that is what you are referring to...

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6pt wrote:I've searched the forum and can't find out whether I need the optional shield to use Powermax 30 consumables on a 45. Also nothing in the manual.........It's just listed as optional but my torch doesn't want to fire on the new Arclight............Thank you for all the great posts!

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Re: PW30 consumables on a 45

Post by 6pt » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:39 am

Thanks Jim for the reply.....yes I was referring to the deflector shield. I still have a hiccup in my knowledge (or a bunch) and can't get it to fire automatically. I'm very new to all this so I just need to research and learn and the answers will come, I'm confident. Thank you again.

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Re: PW30 consumables on a 45

Post by Erie Canal Fabworx » Thu May 28, 2015 5:28 pm

Jim I am confused about the ohmic retaining cap. Do I have to get another sized cap?? Thanks

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Re: PW30 consumables on a 45

Post by dustywill » Fri May 29, 2015 5:48 am

Erie Canal Fabworx wrote:Jim I am confused about the ohmic retaining cap. Do I have to get another sized cap?? Thanks
I think I can answer this one. I asked this when I bought the ohmic sensor. There is not an ohmic cap for the 30 amp consumables. I wish there were. I'm having great results with them. That os the main reason O have not installed the ohmic sensor on my shelf yet. I will say I don't think it would be a huge deal to retro fit a part with a tab for the ohmic sensor.
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Re: PW30 consumables on a 45

Post by Erie Canal Fabworx » Fri May 29, 2015 7:59 am

Thanks Dusty that will be todays job see if I can get Ohmic with the 30 tip

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Re: PW30 consumables on a 45

Post by jimcolt » Fri May 29, 2015 10:13 am

You can hose clamp a stiff piece of copper wire to the T30 retaining cap with a wire terminal (to connect to the ohmic electronics) on the top, trim the bottom of the wire to extend about .010" past the end of the nozzle. Many have adapted the standard cap for ohmic sensing.

Hypertherm does not recommend the Powermax30 for mechanized cutting, therefore does not make an ohmic retaining cap for it. Regardless, there are many people using the Powermax30 (and 30XP) for mechanized cutting of thin materials with excellent results.

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Re: PW30 consumables on a 45

Post by kkroger » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:47 pm

I was able to cut up to 1/4" material quite well with my lightly modified PM30.
I would recommend using a better suited machine but if it is what you have it is what you have...
Such was my case... Now I am using a PM65 083300 (comes with hand torch and machine torch) and the difference on thick material is night and day, still learning on thinner stuff.

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Re: PW30 consumables on a 45

Post by Capstone » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:58 pm

Excellent info everyone. So timely to my needs right now!
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