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    plasma tourch

    I have a chinese plasma cutter that works great. it is called a cut 40. the problem is no more consumables support. so I go to my local welding supplier and he want som 600.00 for a new torch. ouch . I can find new chinese ones for around 200.00. My question is how difficult might it be to graft another tourch to the machine. I think its just 1) power 2) air and 3)trigger switch. shouldnt be that hard is it? Whats your opinions? am I missing something?
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    OOUCH. I got a torch of ebay for 25.00 shipped and 150 consumables (electrode, tips) and a few Swirl Cups and such for another 45ish.
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    I dont know what was wrong with my setup ,but i used to go through swirl cups like crazy. I stil have alot of the inner pieces tips collars etc.but Im down to 2 swirl cops. so I use it only when absolutly necessary. which isnt what I bought it for.I want to cut everything. I wonder if since they shipped me a cut 60 torch there were problems.IDN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piratexpress1369a View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeper52 View Post
    I dont know what was wrong with my setup ,but i used to go through swirl cups like crazy.
    More often than not, this is an air issue. Inadequate air pressure and/or water in the air. Plasmas need very dry air. Depending on the quality of the air source, a water trap is not enough. You will probably need a dryer in line.
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    Oh, and I 3rd the idea to call Jeannie and Duncan. They stock a lot of plasma parts and should have a torch assembly and consumables to meet your needs. They have the knowledge and experience to set you up right. One way or another, you will be able to run a torch assembly of your choosing on your machine.

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    Already pmed him, thanks

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    plasma tourch

    I would PM Jeannie. You might get a quicker response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTD NUT View Post
    More often than not, this is an air issue. Inadequate air pressure and/or water in the air. Plasmas need very dry air. Depending on the quality of the air source, a water trap is not enough. You will probably need a dryer in line.
    I know my Hypertherm recommends a 1 micron air filter ($150). Right in their literature it says lack of proper filtration will affect consumable life and water in the line also affects consumable life dramatically. I have a filter after my compressor and a seperate one directly ahead of my plasma regulator with maybe 12-16" to the unit. I have had the unit for 6 months and am just ready to swap to a new consumable set (I use it at work in an industrial setting).

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    Wow I didnt know it needed that much dryness and filtration. I have a standard filter at my compressor (Industrial 5 hp) and a water trap they sent me with the cutter. I will get a desicant dryer before the plasma cutter filter. Thank you very much for the info.

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    For sure. We run several plasma cutters and one massive Hypertherm HYP400. The results of even small amounts of water can be catastrophic. As the amperage goes up, the damage gets larger. I have seen the end of the torch incinerate because of the presence of water when it gets mixed with a 5000 degree arc. The HYP400 runs an expensive automated drying, cleaning and monitoring system for the air source as a result. The importance of clean, dry air cannot be overstated here. You will notice better cut quality, control and increased consumable life with very dry air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTD NUT View Post
    For sure. We run several plasma cutters and one massive Hypertherm HYP400. The results of even small amounts of water can be catastrophic. As the amperage goes up, the damage gets larger. I have seen the end of the torch incinerate because of the presence of water when it gets mixed with a 5000 degree arc. The HYP400 runs an expensive automated drying, cleaning and monitoring system for the air source as a result. The importance of clean, dry air cannot be overstated here. You will notice better cut quality, control and increased consumable life with very dry air.
    dude! where you getting your consumables from??
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    My problem was the cup would crack and a big chunk would fall out. Now that you guys are talking about water, I can see a droplet causing the crack

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdman View Post
    dude! where you getting your consumables from??
    hello I'm across the street now
    Nobody stocks the HYP400 torch consumables. We are on an owners program with Hypertherm for them. At the time, that was the best value way to do it.

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    Sorry to hijack your thread, but I have a friend that deals exclusively with Hypertherm industrial plasma systems. He specializes in automated systems and consumables and is local. I believe he is still on JK as "bender".
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