Category: Retrofits

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 Press Release

Plasma Technologies announces drive solutions for Hypertherm Edge Connect CNC’s CANAAN, N.H. – Jan. 30, 2018 – PRLog — New Hampshire,- Plasma Technologies, a leader in manufacturing cutting machine retrofit systems, has recently announced an offering of Digital Servo Drives for the new Hypertherm Edge Connect CNC Product Line. Hypertherm is replacing their Edge Pro Analog CNC systems with the… Read more »

The Cost of Downtime

We have many customers who say they can’t afford to upgrade/retrofit their machines, they do not have enough time to do it either due to cost or downtime needed. However if you’re running a pre or early PC based CNC, DC brushed drives, or any other older equipment, then you may be in for some lengthy… Read more »

Integrator Packages

PlasmaTech can help you retrofit machines faster. Our reliable drive systems are available for integrators looking to retrofit machines without the manufacturing time and overhead. We’ll build a plug and play system to your specifications that can be installed easily. Many options are available including AC drives and motors. If you need a controller and… Read more »

Retrofit vs New

So your old cutting machine is dead or dying. What do you do? Replace it or retrofit it with new controls, torches and drives. Obviously we want you to retrofit your old machine. We do not sell new machines. The most expensive part of a cutting machine is the frame. It is a precision fabrication,… Read more »