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2x2 Water Table

2x2 water table

The 2x2 water table is custom made for your Torchmate 2x2 CNC Prototyping System.

Arc Voltage Torch Height Control

Arc Voltage Torch Height ControlTorchmate is proud to introduce the newest version of our Arc Voltage Height Control system. The new height control has been redesigned to reduce your cycle times and incorporate many features found on much more expensive units.

 

Competing units either adjust the torch height only at the beginning of a cut, or require you to personally control the adjustment with a switch. Our arc voltage torch height control is fully automatic, continuously making fine adjustments throughout the cutting process. This is particularly important when cutting thinner materials that react to the heat of the torch.

 

Find out just how automatic a torch height controller (sometimes mistakenly called a Z axis) is before making a purchase decision. Insist on seeing clear, understandable photos of exactly what you are getting. The less they tell you about it, the less you are probably getting.

Features

  • Digital control of all functions
  • Quicker response to material changes (30ms response time)
  • Pierce height and Initial Cut height can be set independently (.01" resolution)
  • Pierce time controlled within the AVHC (0.1s resolution)
  • Save up to 10 profiles for different plasma cutters or materials
  • Compatible with 'OK to move' commands
  • Two way communication with CNC controller and plasma cutters
  • Faster cycle time between pierces

Our new and improved arc voltage torch height control (AVHC) maintains the proper torch tip-to-work distance for the entire cut by first sensing the material height and adjusting to the set pierce height before igniting the torch. After piercing the material the AVHC will drop to the cut height by measuring voltage between the torch tip and material, and will continue to monitor the plasma cutters arc voltage for the rest of the cut. This process has proven to increase your plasma cutters consumable life, and improve your overall cut quality.

 

By communicating with the CNC controller and plasma cutter, our Arc Voltage Torch Height Control precisely controls the entire cutting process to give you the best results available on the market today. Our Torchmate AVHC listens to the plasma cutter to know when the torch has completed ignition, and will signal the CNC controller to start its motions after the appropriate delay. If your plasma cutter fails to ignite properly or loses the arc for any reason, our AVHC can halt the motions of the CNC controller allowing you to reset quickly without wasting valuable time or material.  Simple, single cable plug and play connection between the controller and lifter station makes setup quick and easy. This also reduces the chance for RFI or EMI interference to interrupt the operation of the AVHC.

Automated Z Axis for Routing of Wood, Plastic, and Soft Metals

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Automatic Tube Cutting Attachment

 Tube Cutting AttachmentTorchmate introduces a new automatic tube cutting attachment. This new tube cutter uses a motor driven chuck to clamp pipe rigidly in place eliminating slippage and pipe walk. This rigid clamping action also allows the use of the plate marker to mark pipes during the cut. The tube cutter is compatible with all round pipe used with the plasma or oxy fuel cutting process including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and copper and could be used to mark other materials like acrylic or hard plastic with the plate marker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The unit features the following:

  • Chuck can hold either ID or OD of pipe allowing it to cut/mark 1"-8" pipe
  • Feed through capacity up to 1.375"
  • Length depends on table size
  • Large internal bearings can support short lengths of pipe without need for external supports
  • Includes 1 external support for long pipes
  • Extra supports available to support pipe up to 40' (dependant on table size)
  • Existing stepper system: Resolution < 5 arc minutes/step, Output torque > 3300 oz. in.
  • New stepper system: Resolution < 1 arc minutes/step, Output torque > 4900 oz. in.

Automatic Tube Cutting Side Mount Attachment

 Tube Cutting Side Mount AttachmentTorchmate introduces a new automatic tube cutting side mount attachment giving you the full length of the machine for cutting tubing or piping. This new tube cutter uses a motor driven chuck to clamp pipe rigidly in place eliminating slippage and pipe walk. This rigid clamping action also allows the use of the plate marker to mark pipes during the cut. The tube cutter is compatible with all round pipe used with the plasma or oxy fuel cutting process including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and copper and could be used to mark other materials like acrylic or hard plastic with the plate marker. Go to our Accessories photo gallery to view more picture of the tube cutting side mount attachment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The unit features the following:

  • Chuck can hold either ID or OD of pipe allowing it to cut/mark 1"-8" pipe
  • Feed through capacity up to 1.375"
  • Length depends on table size
  • Large internal bearings can support short lengths of pipe without need for external supports
  • Includes 1 external support for long pipes
  • Extra supports available to support pipe up to 40' (dependant on table size)
  • Existing stepper system: Resolution < 5 arc minutes/step, Output torque > 3300 oz. in.
  • New stepper system: Resolution < 1 arc minutes/step, Output torque > 4900 oz. in.

Cable carrier

Pricing and sizes vary. Call our CNC specialists at (866) 571-1066 for more details.

Dust Collection Option

 Dust Collection OptionThe dust collection option pictured here includes the ducting and vinyl skirt for containing most of the cutting debris and dust.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hewlett Packard or Dell Desktop Computer

Includes flat screen monitor, keyboard and mouse. Call our CNC specialists at (866) 571-1066 for more details.

Hewlett Packard or Dell Laptop Computer

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Intermediate Computer Cabinet

Intermediate Computer Cabinet

Secure steel cabinet prevents data theft and vandalism by limiting access to computer, monitor and keyboard. Upper compartment has Plexiglas window, fully retractable locking door and holds up to 20" monitors. Slide-out locking keyboard drawer and adjustable height lower compartment shelf extend fully on ball bearing slides. Lower compartment has locking front and rear access doors. Heavy duty 5" swivel casters (2 locking). Top and bottom compartments are louvered to reduce heat build up and include convenient cable management ports. All doors keyed alike. Available in durable powder coat black finish.

Dimensions:

  • Upper compartment interior 24-1/4"W x 21-3/4"D 21"H
  • Lower compartment interior 20-3/4"W x 21"D x 23-1/4"H
  • Locking slide-out keyboard drawer 19-1/2"W x 17-3/4"D x 4-1/4"H
  • Overall unit 24-1/2"W x 22-1/2"D 60-3/4"H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laser Crosshairs

Laser Cross Hairs Accessories TorchmateOur Laser Crosshairs device, priced at only $203.50, will help you locate the torch position without having to cycle the Z-axis down. This helps you accurately place the material to be cut on the bed of your Torchmate machine. It also helps to view a tool path when test cycling a program without cutting.

 

The large radius of our Laser Crosshairs device allows you to mount the unit at the top of the torch, away from the cutting area, and still have the crosshairs projected.

 

 The Torchmate Laser Crosshairs is software driven, connected to our signal generator box. This allows you to have the laser turn on and off at specific points in the program automatically, or use it manually though your computer. One use would be to turn the laser on after the cutting of a sheet is complete, providing easy and efficient positioning of the next sheet to be cut.

 

 Another useful feature of our laser is adjustable lens heads. This enables you to adjust the beam to match your specific application.

 

Onsite Installation and Training

Have a Torchmate CNC specialist come onsite for 16 hours to assist you with machine installation and training. Call our CNC specialists at (866) 571-1066 for more details.

Oxy Fuel

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Plate Marking Attachment

Plate Marking Attachment provided by TorchmateTorchmate's New Automated Plate Marking Attachment requires no plate height setting. The pneumatic motion will travel until the pen contacts with the plate. The adjustable downward force prevents tool damage from hard impacts. This also prevents plate deformation. Adjusting downward force changes the engraved line for a thicker, deeper line. The adjustable pen throttle (BPM) affects line thickness and impacts per second for a dotted line effect or a smooth line effect.

 

 The Plate Marking Attachment provides permanent, high-precision marking on a wide range of metals, including steel and aluminum. View the plate marking videos on the Demo Videos page. Torchmate has been specializing in industrial strength shape cutting machines for 28 years. We pride ourselves on our customer service. Give us a call today!

Specifications

  • Electrical: Dual 120 volt solenoids for activation of pen and actuator (wired for simultaneous activation, can be modified by user for independent activation if desired)
  • Air: Connector: ¼"OD quick connect tubing
  • Pressure: 90 PSI clean dry air
  • Regulator: 30 PSI for pneumatic actuator (recommended setting 15-20psi)
  • Pen: BPM: 0-13500
  • Working Pressure: 90PSI (6.2 BAR)
  • dBA (with no plate contact) 82+/-2 dBA
  • dBA (with plate contact) ~ 100-120 dBA
  • Lubrication: In line lubricator is recommended (make sure to ONLY lubricate the plate marker and no other equipment)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Precision Ground Rails

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Probe Sensor

 Available for use on any Torchmate 2, 3 or X system, our Torchmate Probe Sensor gives your machine full prototyping capability. Put any sample shape or piece on your table, set the distance between passes and probe offset and walk away. Your system will recreate just about any part and the code to cut as many duplicates of it as you need. This is a great option when simple CAD drawings just are not possible. It is especially helpful when trying to recreate a complicated 3-D shape. Forget learning how to draw the part, just let your Torchmate Cutting System recreate it for you.

 

 

 

 

Remote Pendant

Torchmate Remote PendantThe 38-function Remote Pendant allows you to control your machine from where ever you need to be. It is specially programmed to take advantage of commonly used functions such as Jogging, Point Moves, Setting Zero, Controlling Your Program, Homing and Turning on and off your tool. It can also be easily programmed from the Torchmate CNC software interface for any special function that you need for your application. It connects to your PC using a 10' USB cable (included).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Router Motors

 Several router motors are available from our base DeWALT 2-1/2 H.P. variable speed 8,000- 24,000 PRM motor, up to 7.5 H.P. 36,000 RPM spindle motors.

Spare parts

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Spindles

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Spray Mist Option

 This spray mist coolant option is useful when cutting materials that tend to heat up cutting tools or materials that requires lubrication for better surface finishes. Water soluble oils are used, and can be vegetable based so disposal is easier.

Vinyl Drag Knife Bit

cnc vinyl knifeUse your CNC router, CNC mill, or CNC plasma cutter to cut sign vinyl just like a professional sign shop plotter - without buying additional equipment or learning new software.  Blade pressure can be adjusted for cutting sign vinyl in any thickness as well as sandblast mask, paper, cardboard, and plastics up to 1/32” thick.  We recommend using the 60 degree blade (Sold Separately) when cutting materials other than sign vinyl.

Our CNC Sign Vinyl Drag Knife bit fits in any 1/4" collet, just like a regular end mill.  Instead of rotating and cutting like an end mill, the bit allows your CNC machine to cut adhesive backed sign vinyl and other thin materials with the spindle TURNED OFF.  The spring-loaded bit holds a tiny carbide knife that swivels as your CNC machine drags it around the profile of your design.  Inside the bit, pressure on the blade is precisely controlled, allowing the knife to cut through sign vinyl without cutting through its wax paper backing.  The bit is designed to compensate for tables that are not perfectly flat.

 

 

Common Applications for CNC Vinyl Drag Knife Bit

  • Make professional quality signs, banners, magnet
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  • Create lettering, logos, and graphics for cars and trucks
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  • Use vinyl stencils/masks to paint models + etch frosted glass
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  • Cut paper, cardboard, and matting for picture frames (must be less than 1/32” thick)
  • Cut thin plastics (overhead transparency, laminating material, etc.)

 

Sign vinyl is basically industrial strength contact paper that is designed to be cut into lettering and graphics by a computer. It comes in 100s of standard colors and is sold in rolls up to 48” wide. Once the vinyl is cut, letters and graphics can be applied to any smooth, non-porous surface - metal, plastic, glass, painted wood, etc... using a simple "transfer tape" process. (See instructions below for more details.) Comes complete with everything you need to start cutting sign vinyl, including the floating-head blade holder, 45 degree carbide blade, and detailed directions on how to create your cut files, how to set your bit height / Z=0 level, and recommended feed/speed rates.  (Mounting bracket required for use with CNC plasma cutters is NOT INCLUDED.)

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Vinyl Drag Knife Bit Technical Specs:
  • Bit Diameter: 1/4"
  • Bit Length: 2 1/4"
  • Blade: 45 Degree Blade (Included) or 60 Degree Blade (Sold Separately)

 

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