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    Thermal Dynamics AutoCut 200XT - Consumables.....??

    Hey guys, I'm falling down the rabbit hole of part numbers for a plasma table. I got asked to assist with the retro-fit of an old SATO cantilevered Plasma Table. Removed all the original motors, controllers, cabling, etc and installed a new FlashCut system. Aside from being a pain with needing to machine out the motor brackets, mill the shafts for the gear reducers and motors to fit...it's been ok. Got the gantry moving and it's fairly smooth. I'm working with FlashCut to tune the servo motors this week sometime to smooth out a low speed shimmy.

    But.....I've been asked to get consumables. Now.....I'm a commercial electrician with experience in machining, PLC controlled machinery, and a host of other stuff. I've done a fair bit of metal working in the past. But I'm lost a bit. Question #1.....Can the 200A XT-301 torch parts be used on all amperages up to 200A? or would they be better off running consumables based on the amperage range they're running (I'm leaning towards this, but they want a simple solution without needing to change all the parts all the time). Name:  IMG_20220513_145322_606.jpg
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    Re: Thermal Dynamics AutoCut 200XT - Consumables.....??

    Best results are always consumables matched for the amps, and thickness being cut.. Also, you can fine tune the sweet spot in your table IPM somewhat.. Sometimes places like Thermacut/ Centicut/ have upgraded nozzle or consumable upgrades available for your torch..
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    Re: Thermal Dynamics AutoCut 200XT - Consumables.....??

    Quote Originally Posted by yyc_tbird_sc View Post
    Hey guys, I'm falling down the rabbit hole of part numbers for a plasma table. I got asked to assist with the retro-fit of an old SATO cantilevered Plasma Table. Removed all the original motors, controllers, cabling, etc and installed a new FlashCut system. Aside from being a pain with needing to machine out the motor brackets, mill the shafts for the gear reducers and motors to fit...it's been ok. Got the gantry moving and it's fairly smooth. I'm working with FlashCut to tune the servo motors this week sometime to smooth out a low speed shimmy.

    But.....I've been asked to get consumables. Now.....I'm a commercial electrician with experience in machining, PLC controlled machinery, and a host of other stuff. I've done a fair bit of metal working in the past. But I'm lost a bit. Question #1.....Can the 200A XT-301 torch parts be used on all amperages up to 200A? or would they be better off running consumables based on the amperage range they're running (I'm leaning towards this, but they want a simple solution without needing to change all the parts all the time). Name:  IMG_20220513_145322_606.jpg
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    Consumables are designed to match the selected amperage as close as possible. The Auto Cuts don't offer the wide range of consumables that the Ultra Cuts do but they can still utilize water mist secondary's and they cut very nice for a conventional product. If your customer is interested in a bunch of 1/2 price brand new consumables I have some to sell. Good Luck !
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    Re: Thermal Dynamics AutoCut 200XT - Consumables.....??

    Quote Originally Posted by yyc_tbird_sc View Post
    Hey guys, I'm falling down the rabbit hole of part numbers for a plasma table. I got asked to assist with the retro-fit of an old SATO cantilevered Plasma Table. Removed all the original motors, controllers, cabling, etc and installed a new FlashCut system. Aside from being a pain with needing to machine out the motor brackets, mill the shafts for the gear reducers and motors to fit...it's been ok. Got the gantry moving and it's fairly smooth. I'm working with FlashCut to tune the servo motors this week sometime to smooth out a low speed shimmy.

    But.....I've been asked to get consumables. Now.....I'm a commercial electrician with experience in machining, PLC controlled machinery, and a host of other stuff. I've done a fair bit of metal working in the past. But I'm lost a bit. Question #1.....Can the 200A XT-301 torch parts be used on all amperages up to 200A? or would they be better off running consumables based on the amperage range they're running (I'm leaning towards this, but they want a simple solution without needing to change all the parts all the time). Name:  IMG_20220513_145322_606.jpg
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    Instead of changing the parts all the time, most folks keep a cartridge set up for each amperage. That way they just twist off one cartridge and twist on one with the amperage they want to go to.
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    Re: Thermal Dynamics AutoCut 200XT - Consumables.....??

    I've got all the cut charts, have put it back into the vendor whom we did the work for. I'm a commercial electrician with a background in metal working and mechanics, so we got asked to take this project on as a favour through some contacts. Was a fun project....tons of learning.

    After talking with a few of my other clients who run the same style system, they've said the same thing in regards to the separate cartridges. See what the shop wants to do cost wise....
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