Install Considerations

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Install Considerations

Post by BanksAg » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:34 pm

First off, I appreciate the willingness of everyone to share their knowledge on here. I've learned a ton scrolling through various posts, and am sure once we get our table I'll be coming back here looking for other ideas or input.

I teach in a smaller, semi-rural high school in NW Oregon. I primarily teach construction & welding; we've had a CNC router for several years, so I'm pretty comfortable with the basics of CNC, as well as handheld plasma cutting, but we've recently ordered a 4' x 4' Arclight table that we'll be getting after the first of the year. As we plan for it's arrival in the shop, I have a couple of questions:

1) How much room do you recommend giving yourself around the table for clearance, working space, etc.? I plan to make sure we have enough room to load a full 8' sheet, but I'm curious what other space considerations you give yourself. I have the location picked out, but I'm trying to figure out how to orient the table and other things around it.

2) I'm curious if there was anything you wish you had known about in the planning stages, or things I should consider in preparation for getting and installing the table. We have power (120 & 240) and clean, dry air figured out (thanks to some great threads on here), I've budgeted for a fair amount starter consumables and metal, I've been and will be watching some of the great videos Arclight offers, and will be visiting them for a training. My goal is to be up and running as quickly as possible after getting our table, so is there anything else I should be considering or planning for as I finish our preparations?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Tim Eggleston
Banks High School

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Re: Install Considerations

Post by Frog Island » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:49 pm

I also just ordered an Arclight table with a January delivery and happen to be in Oregon as well. Arclight sent me an email just after the order that answers most of your questions. I'll try and figure out how to post it here.
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Re: Install Considerations

Post by drossmaker » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:35 pm

Frog Island,

The literature that BanksAg is referring to has been sent to you today. 12.1.16. Apologies for not getting that information to you sooner. We look forward to hosting you in January 2017.


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