fbpx

Plasma & Flame Cutting Machines; Now and Then

By Alan Bradford January 11,2019 As technology moves forward, so does our cutting machines. The biggest improvements have been in the motion control realm. The CNC Computers have more processing power in smaller footprints. Drives have also benefited from miniaturization, as well as increased power. Modern CNCs have larger, more colorful screens than units from even…
Read more

Electrical Noise Issues with EtherCAT CNC and Plasma Systems

By Alan Bradford Electrical Noise or Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) has once again become a concern, with the new network enabled crop of CNC/Motion Controllers. The design and installation of retrofits (and new machines) requires more attention to shielding, internal and external.  Noise was a major problem in the early days, as not much was…
Read more

Plasma Technologies PT A 100 Press Release

Plasma Technologies Announces a Replacement (PT A100) for Hypertherm's Discontinued Edge Pro TI The PT A100 is ideal for Small - Medium sized cutting machines in need of a long over due update. This compact system is designed for a quick upgrade with limited downtime. CANAAN, N.H. - Sept. 7, 2018 - PRLog -- Plasma Technologies replacement (PT A100) includes…
Read more

Things to consider when updating (retrofitting) your aging cutting machine

We recently came across this article from thefabricator.com  This spells out all of the things to consider when updating an older machine.  These are all things we review with our customers but still a good read with great information. Items outlined in article to review Table Location Power Track Power source Cutting gases used Grounding…
Read more