Hello - I am new to CNC plasma cutting. I just got my Crossfire Pro and I am at step 5 in the assembly. I was going to order the Everlast 80S to go along with my Crossfire Pro but it does not seem to be available any more so I switched my sights to the Everlast 82i with the CNC package. Now from reading the forum I see that the 82i may be a bit too big for use by a hobbyist like me.
I would like to know if the 62i with CNC package will be a good choice. It seems like a good cutter at a reasonable price. Will it work will with the Crossfire? Will it require extra wiring or modifications? Does the the CNC package take care of all of that for me? Any advise on this before I drop the hammer and make the purchase will be appreciated.
I am new to cnc also but not to plasma cutting. I had an older everlast 50 and loved it. I could cut railway track steel…not pretty but it would work.
I bought the LSPro and the Everlast 60i this year.
If you are only going to do cnc then get the package with machine torch. If you want freehand time then the 62i is an all around powerful unit.
I find it a little bulky and that the fan runs all the time.
But as a Canadian who only lives 4hrs from the supplier it was a good choice for me.
I"ve had the 80S Everlast running on my Crossfire (original) for over a year now with no issues and has cut everything I’ve thrown at it. One thing is I can always change consumables and go down on amperage, another reason I did move up to the 80S ( I already had a 50s hand torch) is to keep it away from any chance of getting into the duty cycle on complex long cuts!. Overkill? Probably, but there’s no drawback from going bigger if you have the power to run it and it was a little more money to step up to the 80s.
i just got the 82i to replace my hypertherm power max 380 because of lack of cnc port.
i was going to buy the cnc package but decided it would be nicer to have the flexibility of putting the hand torch out of the holder and using it to free cut items (i do fab work and repairs to equipment from time to time)
to hook it up to cnc they (everlast) give you a connector end that you have to cut and solder the LS cnc wire to. its 2 wires and pretty simple
the 82i is a beast of a machine… though as others have said the fans run constantly but to me its not really a problem over all the other noises that are going on in my shop
Thanks to all who have offered your advise, it is really appreciated. Another posting on this forum says that “the consumables size for the 82i start at 1.0mm/50 amp and go up so cutting thin metal with a lot of detail is not going to work well.” This is a big concern for me because I want to be able to cut thin metal with allot of detail if the need arises. I am starting to think that the 62i would be a better choice, please advise! Thanks
punksab2000 - Thanks for your response. You indicate that you are using the 62i with hand torch, do I need the CNC package? The Everlast cutters all seem to have high frequency start, must this be deactivated so as not to damage the Crossfire electronics? If it does need to be deactivated, how is this done?
the 62i does not have high frequency start…right from the description of Everlast
IGBT Inverter Plasma Cutter
Easy starting with Blow Back Pilot arc allows easy cutting of rusty and painted metals
Cuts virtually any type of metal with ease
60% Duty cycle at 60 amps
iPT 60 Torch
Blowback start starts arc without the need of High Frequency which can interfere with surrounding electronics
Pilot arc improves performance and cutting on dirty, painted, or rusted metals
3 Second pilot arc tip saver feature shuts down pilot arc after 3 seconds of continuous operation
Front air pressure gauge allows quick verification of air pressure
Over Current and Duty Cycle protection indicates fault with a dedicated warning/diagnostic light, and shuts down output until condition is resolved
Adjustable postflow timer for maximum consumable life
CNC socket for CNC use on plasma tables (machine torch optional)
NOTE: When used with a generator, the generator must be certified by its manufacturer to produce "clean" power (5% or less THD)
There is no high frequency that I know of. Mine works perfectly fine with the hand torch. There should be nothing deactivated. The Everlast works fine with Langmuir electronics. As for hand or machine torch. I guess that’s your personal preference.
I’ve got the 62i everlast and crossfire pro. Right now i’m cutting 20 guage and it cuts great but it runs a little too hot for the fine stuff unless i just dont have the settings right yet .I cut at 150 in/min and its as smooth as butter.
Right now the machine torch just quits in the middle of runs randomly. Havent figured that one out yet. If you have any ideas give me a shout, it would be greatly appreciated.
As far as tip sizes go, I just spoke with everlast and they said you could very easily run a 62i torch on an 82i machine, adjust amps accordingly and now you have the smaller tips or bigger tips on a more capable machine.
no prob…I have an everlast 62i and the machine torch…and the handheld…
one thing remember about everlast…run post flow for at least 30 seconds after cuts…give it breaks to cool down when cutting long cuts or thick metal…
the threads on the electrode can warp a bit so keep on hand a M5x0.8 tap to clean up the electrode piston if they get tight…