Hypertherm Powermax 85 Issue

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Hypertherm Powermax 85 Issue

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Good morning! This is my setting for cutting 3/16 steel with 65 amp nozzle. If I use a 65 amp nozzel I may get 2 cuts and the machine stops and I have to clean nozzle and shield. I can put in a 45 amp or 85 amp nozzle and cut with no problems. Do I have some bad nozzles? I even tried moving pierce point up to .180 and still have issues. My setting are close to book recommendations. I'm running a Powermax 85. Any help will be appreciated!
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Re: Hypertherm Powermax 85 Issue

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I cut 3/16" mild steel with my Powermax 85 at 45 amp settings. Be sure you are using OEM Hypertherm consumables for best results.
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Re: Hypertherm Powermax 85 Issue

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How does the torch get from pierce to cut height without a plunge rate?
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Re: Hypertherm Powermax 85 Issue

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Here are my Dynatorch settings for 3/16", you might have a bad batch of consumables.

Deezl, those settings are set in the cutting software (OP is using a Dynatorch table)
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Re: Hypertherm Powermax 85 Issue

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If you are using SheetCAM you need to look at the g-code for the pierce and the move from pierce to cut height (plunge rate) and the pierce delay (it will be a G4 P# call) . I don't know how Dynatorch handled those values but SheetCAM put shtem in g-code unless the THC is one that cannot be controlled with normal Z moves and G-code calls.
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Here are the THC settings for my table.

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Re: Hypertherm Powermax 85 Issue

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ROKCRLER wrote: Mon Jun 03, 2024 9:19 am Here are my Dynatorch settings for 3/16", you might have a bad batch of consumables.

Deezl, those settings are set in the cutting software (OP is using a Dynatorch table)
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Thank you. Interesting. Learn something new every day. I'm just so used to Sheetcam doing all of that for me.
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Re: Hypertherm Powermax 85 Issue

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I used to setup everything in Sheetcam, then I was instructed by Dynatorch that the program does all the settings.
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