View Full Version : HYPERTHERM Filtration Kit 128647 for model 30 any feed back?
11-16-2011, 01:49 AM
Hello all and Jim, I just bought the model 30 and I am setting it up to be used in a portable configuration. I live in Massachusetts .The weather swings from lip cracking dry to sweating from wiping my sweat. I am going to use this unit on the road. It needs to stay portable (no refrig units). I see the filtration kit 128647 on the hypertherm website and figure they made the machine, they must know what it needs. The plasma is going to be driven from a small sized compressor with a smaller sized tank. I don't intend to be doing long enough cuts to drain the tank.
If anyone has used this unit - feedback would be appreciated.
Is it worth the 180.00 bucks?
11-20-2011, 04:30 PM
It is a good filter. Is it the best one for you, I can't tell. See if you can find a air compressor retailer or car paint supplier. See what car painters are using in your area on their air supplies. You can use a simple filter from grainger or other, on the compressor then add a motor guard, Always leave the filter on the back of the plasma when using the motor guard.
Open the motor guard and let it dry out when not using it. Or rotate several filters. A wet filter left in the motor guard will cause the coating to fail and white powder to form. this white powder will have to be removed and the filter re-coated. This white powder will plug up things in the plasma and can cause damage. Not letting wet filters set in the motor guard will prevent the powder from forming. I use this set up on my pruning tower. I use air powered pruning tools, Chain saw and shears. The motor guard is dripping wet after 6 hours. If no oil is picked up by the filter, you can set it up on the shelf to dry and put your spare in. Only replace when they get oily or start falling apart.
11-23-2011, 10:22 AM
The Hypertherm filter is a good quality filter.....it will maintain clean air under most conditions...and does have a moisture separator/drain for moist air.
Under very high humidity.....and high duty cycle conditions, it is recommended that more extreme air treatment be used...such as a refrigerated dryer or a good quality dessicant dryer as used in automotive paint applications.
Jim Colt Hypertherm
11-26-2011, 02:16 PM
I don't use my plasma hardly at all so I can't speak from experience but this is the system I would look into if I didn't already have a NAPA filter at the tank and a small Super Dry filter at the back of my plasma machine.
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