I keep getting random no cuts on my design, torch doesn’t fire over different letters on different cuts.
Primeweld cut 60 (60amp consumables 0.045) cutting at 35amps/55psi
14 ga plate
Pierce delay 0.7s
Using Sheetcam with outside offset
reverse cut direction
Lead in Arc 0.15s
ground clamp directly on the steel plate
I can change pierce delay and lead ins, amps and IPM but still getting the same issue.
I can go back to lead in points in Fire Control and finish the missing pieces, just wish it would cut it all on the first pass.
@toolboy why you gotta bring up my compressor??? I intentionally left that part out cause I didnt want that to be the first thing jumped on… yer killin me smalls.
Air is dry, I drain the tank every night and have 2 dessicant filters plus the one installed inside of the plasma cutter.
Harbor Freight special. 4CFM @90psi 27 gallon tank, when the tank is full I can cut the entire 4x6 design and the compressor never comes on.
It could still be an issue but this is a pretty small and simple design.
Torch doesnt fire over the letters/numbers which are cut first but the outside cuts perfect everytime, I would think if I was running out of air it would not fire on the longest cut…
I’m not going to argue on the swirl rings. They are directional on that torch, even George stated that.
Are you setting your air on the plasma cutter by using the “air test” switch and getting the correct PSI? If so increase by 5PSI.
I have the CF2x2 OG, Cut60 and had the same issue initially and resolved it through verifying clean air, correct air pressure via air test, USB cable with more ferrite chokes, running my laptop on battery while cutting, new consumables and verifying swirl ring. Only difference is that I have to use Mach3 instead of Firecontrol.
My original USB cable only had one ferrite choke. How many are on your USB cable? I grabbed one from a box of cables I had with more chokes.
Make sure air pressure line coming in is not above the machine limit. I think it’s 90PSI or close to that.
I agree with pretty much everything you posted but the ferrite choke. From the particular issue I had, and the way his issue is presenting I will be surprised if that makes any difference (I’ve definitely been surprised before). My suspicion is swirl ring backwards or on something less than clean consumables, but your air supply line of questioning would be a close second for things to dig into if I was him.
I too run a Cut60 with the machine torch.
Edited to add that I look forward to finding our what the final solution ends up being. I suspect this is not the first or last time someone will experience it.
I’ve got the same cutter and I had all kinds of problems where it would cut fine and then cut like crap. I followed the directions on here on how to put the swirl ring on…my interpretation of it was incorrect and my swirl wrong was on backwards. Once I flipped it it cut great.
I added a usb isolator and a longer usb cable. The longer usb created more issues but the isolator without the longer usb cable fixed my issues
Man, I really appreciate all of the replies for help, but a man must first help himself…
I read these forums for months before deciding to buy the table, I learned almost every trick in the book from all of you that have been through the ups and downs of setting up a new machine.
This forum and all of the members is the #1 reason I decided to make the purchase, you are an awesome group of people.
But somehow I managed to miss the most talked about subject… ya’ll ready for this…
I had water in my lines… < going to hide under a rock now
What actually happened was someone broke into my garage and put water in my compressor tank, I don’t think any of you will buy that story but I’m sticking to it…
I had that happen to me too! Odd… never caught the bastard. I found a way to keep him away included a MotorGuard 60 right at the Plasma cutter. It must send out some kind of vibes that those nasty water infiltrators don’t like. Just sayin’