Category: Plasma Tidbits

Definition of Cutting Machine Retrofit

Websters Dictionary definition of retrofit is: to furnish (something, such as a computer, airplane, or machine) with new or modified parts or equipment not available or considered necessary at the time of manufacture. We further define retrofit as change in design or equipment, to a machine tool already in operation, in order to incorporate later… Read more »

Is Your Burny in need of an Upgrade?

Here is a quick description of the Burny architecture. Most of the Pre Burny10 LCD Plus CNC’s are obsolete. This includes the Burny 2.5, Burny 2.8 DNC, Burny 3, Burny 4 (For all you Dinosaurs out there!), Burny 5 and the Early CRT based Burny 10’s. The 10’s are the only PC Based Burnys. The… Read more »

Consistent poor consumable life?

Erosion of the Nozzle and/or Electrode is usually caused by Gas Leaks, Contamination or the Torch striking the Work piece. This can cause the Arc to be unstable and touch the inside of the nozzle. When that happens it eats out the nozzle bore and the arc is no longer straight. If the Arc is… Read more »

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… Read more »