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Forum: Welding 10-12-2016, 07:01 AM
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Posted By jimcolt
Scott, maybe you have been listening to...

Scott, maybe you have been listening to politicians too much lately....no need to twist others statements here to make your point. My Stone Age reference was with software that requires manipulation...
Forum: Welding 10-11-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,638
Posted By jimcolt
The JD Squared table is without a doubt awesome,...

The JD Squared table is without a doubt awesome, however you clearly have never spent any time with a plasmacam DHC-2 with the Design Edge software. I've spent 10 years with this one, regardless of...
Forum: Welding 10-11-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,167
Posted By jimcolt
Ironman, The Max40 is about 32 years...

Ironman,

The Max40 is about 32 years old...is a high frequency start, non shielded plasma torch. The consumables are a totally different design and no amount of machining will allow them to...
Forum: Welding 10-11-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,638
Posted By jimcolt
These samples are all cut on a Powermax45 (or 45...

These samples are all cut on a Powermax45 (or 45 XP), 65, 85 or 105 using the 45 amp shielded consumables. 3/16", 3/8" and 1/2". Book specs on a Plasmacam cnc table. Below 10 gauge I would switch to...
Forum: Welding 10-11-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,167
Posted By jimcolt
I was just reading through this thread and though...

I was just reading through this thread and though it seems to have reached an end....I thought I would add a few things:

- A Plasma torch needs a power supply to cut metal, a Plasma power supply...
Forum: Fabrication 09-13-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,998
Posted By jimcolt
I agree 100% (for once) with Scott. Definitely...

I agree 100% (for once) with Scott. Definitely not recommended to use toilet paper rolls in the Motorguard for either paint or plasma.....by nature it is designed to break down when wet. A good...
Forum: Fabrication 09-13-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,998
Posted By jimcolt
There is always a lot of concern regarding...

There is always a lot of concern regarding moisture in compressed air....and how it affects consumable parts life. In reality, the newer Hypertherm torches (last 10 years or so) are designed to have...
Forum: Welding 05-16-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,163
Posted By jimcolt
MosFets are reliable when used within their...

MosFets are reliable when used within their limitations. With Plasma cutting we have much higher open circuit and load voltages......and with high frequency start plasma there is potential for much...
Forum: Welding 05-13-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,163
Posted By jimcolt
This indicates that you do not understand the...

This indicates that you do not understand the high temperature physics that occur inside a plasma torch. The size of the plenum (we do not call it a chamber) has nothing to do with the temperature of...
Forum: Welding 05-12-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,163
Posted By jimcolt
A large plasma chamber? Maybe you can explain? ...

A large plasma chamber? Maybe you can explain? And trust me....your machine is rated (duty cycle) at 115 load volts, but you will not be cutting 3/4" steel at 115 volts....most likely with an...
Forum: Welding 05-10-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,163
Posted By jimcolt
My responses are in red below! Jim Colt

My responses are in red below! Jim Colt
Forum: Welding 05-10-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,163
Posted By jimcolt
This thread has been entertaining at the least! I...

This thread has been entertaining at the least! I thought I would mention a few things regarding plasma cutters in general and why "multi process" machines with Plasma cutters have not been widely...
Forum: Welding 03-07-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,124
Posted By jimcolt
There are a lot of dual purpose router / plasma...

There are a lot of dual purpose router / plasma machines. Unfortunatly you cannot optimize both processes on the same machine. Differences are:

- Plasma (for optimized cut quality on a wide range...
Forum: Welding 03-01-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,124
Posted By jimcolt
All torches....mechanized and hand are shipped...

All torches....mechanized and hand are shipped with the standard 220854 retaining cap. The 220953 is identical and performs exactly the same....except it has the wire tab connector for Ohmic...
Forum: Welding 03-01-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,124
Posted By jimcolt
Use the same swirl ring for Finecut, and all the...

Use the same swirl ring for Finecut, and all the shielded processes up through 85 amps....part number 220857. There is a separate Finecut swirl ring....only recommended for use if you are hand...
Forum: Welding 02-29-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,124
Posted By jimcolt
I have a Powermax85 on my cnc table......I use 45...

I have a Powermax85 on my cnc table......I use 45 amps from 12ga to 1/4", 3/8" if I want the absolutely squarest edge quality. 65 amps from 3/8" through 5/8", will do 3/4" if I need the best edge...
Forum: Welding 02-27-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,124
Posted By jimcolt
Any new consumables for low power cutting will...

Any new consumables for low power cutting will fit the Duramax torch....which is standard on the 65, 85 and 105, and as a retrofit torch for almost all other Powermax's.

When you think about...
Forum: Welding 02-27-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,124
Posted By jimcolt
Good point. We are working on some new lower amp...

Good point. We are working on some new lower amp technology designed specifically for cutting thinner at lower cut speeds....and more. Coming in the not too distant future!

Jim[


QUOTE=Scott...
Forum: Welding 02-26-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,124
Posted By jimcolt
There are about 4000 shops in the US alone that...

There are about 4000 shops in the US alone that spend most of their cutting on 26 gauge.....using plasma. HVAC ductwork.....and they all want to cut at 450 ipm....most do. The parts are loose...
Forum: Welding 02-26-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,124
Posted By jimcolt
You are right.....you can cut metal at any speed...

You are right.....you can cut metal at any speed you want. Unfortunately...most of the inverter plasma's available today are unstable at less than about 20 amps. I have had some custom consumable...
Forum: Welding 02-26-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,124
Posted By jimcolt
If you are serious about looking for a cnc plasma...

If you are serious about looking for a cnc plasma you should think about the specifications first. Size of the table, max thickness to pierce, what you need to cut 80% of the time, how often do you...
Forum: Welding 02-25-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,816
Posted By jimcolt
I sent one in for repair a few years back.....and...

I sent one in for repair a few years back.....and they charged (what they called flat rate) of $600...it was back in just a few days. It actually needed a new front panel (jog keys stopped...
Forum: Welding 02-25-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,816
Posted By jimcolt
The last thing I want to do is argue with you....

The last thing I want to do is argue with you. How's this.....you are correct, every bit of info I provided was late, and mostly incorrect. Are you OK now?

We all make the occasional...
Forum: Welding 02-25-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,816
Posted By jimcolt
I'm not sure how T-D gets away with putting the...

I'm not sure how T-D gets away with putting the Raw arc voltage on the interface CPC connector. The voltage exceeds CE and CSA specifications for that type of connector......that is why we only offer...
Forum: Welding 02-25-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,816
Posted By jimcolt
Scott, I was not aware that T-D systems had...

Scott,

I was not aware that T-D systems had raw arc voltage on the CPC connector. If they do.....then I would just install the AMP connector directly on the end of the Pcam cable (with the built...
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