||120 VAC, 3 amp service
required (can power off same circuit as PC).
||About 300 pounds. (Shipping weight is 380 pounds.)
||64in wide by 60in deep
by 90in high (table surface is 33in high).
||Cuts a 4ft x 4ft area
(can conveniently cut 4ft by 8ft or larger shapes up to 20ft
by indexing the sheet). Table can accept up to ¾ inch thick
material in smaller pieces.
||Up to 820 in/min rapid
travel; up to 150 in/min cut speed; 14 in/min on Z-axis.
||The accuracy of the
machine is better than that of the plasma torch. The
example full-size drawing shown below was generated by attaching
a ball-point pen to the machine. Part accuracies as high as ±0.005
inch can be achieved depending on setup conditions.
Cutting System Components
- A functional PlasmaCAM cutting system consists of the following
1. Personal Computer w/ accessories (customer supplied)
2. Hand Plasma Torch (customer supplied)
3. PlasmaCAM Cutting Table:
- a) Electronic Control Box
b) Table Frame w/ Moving Torch Carrier
4. PlasmaCAM Controlling Software
Use a PC equipped with a standard bi-directional PS/2 mode parallel
port for controlling the PlasmaCAM cutting table. If you are planning
to connect a printer and/or scanner to the parallel port, have an
extra parallel port installed (they cost as little as $20). You
must use an IEEE 1284 compliant 6 foot parallel port cable to connect
to the machine. We recommend using a Pentium compatible 166 MHz
or faster PC, with Windows 95 or 98 installed. A good PC with scanner
can be purchased for under $800. We also suggest using a Logitech
3-button mouse with the PC.
Hand Plasma Torch
The PlasmaCAM cutting table fits almost any hand plasma torch. The
torch is fairly easy to remove and replace, in case you need to
use it for other types of cutting. To put your torch under the control
of the machine, you can wire its trigger switch to a relay on the
machine. The machine includes this wire and instructions for wiring
it to the torch.
When selecting a plasma torch, don't just look at the price tag.
Keep in mind that although most plasma torches are competitively
priced relative to one another, some models are far superior to
others. Choose the right plasma torch and save money and frustration
down the road.
Service / Parts Replacement
The PlasmaCAM cutting table is composed of very simple mechanical
and electrical parts that can be easily repaired or replaced by
anyone with mechanical skills. Replacement parts are available at
The electronic control box is the only complex part of the machine.
It connects to motors and switches on the machine through basic
wiring, and to the computer by a parallel port cable. The control
box is easy to remove, and can be repaired or replaced at little
or no cost (depending on the circumstances) through PlasmaCAM, Inc.
The PlasmaCAM Instruction Manual not only shows you how to replace
parts and fix problems, but also how to take care of your machine
and avoid repairs. This manual is very well illustrated and spells
out step-by-step all that you will ever need to do with the machine.