Which of the following is a common issue when plasma cutting?

13 Most Common CNC Plasma Cutter Problems and Solutions

Problems Cause of Issue
Plasma cutting torch burn out 1. the metal pressure cap is not compressed
2. cutting torch conductive joints loose, broken cable trachea, water-cooled torch interface leakage
3. cutting torch joints poor insulation

What does the OC light mean on a plasma cutter?

The OC light is “Over Current” and takes inputs from approx 5 sources and cuts the machine off with a 10 sec reset in the circuit. Essentially the internals of these Chinese Plasma Cutters are the same and the faults are similar on all of them and are usually not substantial.

How many volts does it take to run a plasma cutter?

Primary power Plasma cutting requires two basic elements — air and electricity — so the next question to ask is what type of input power is available. Several 30-amp plasma cutters, such as the Spectrum® 375 X-TREME™, operate using 120- or 240-volt power.

How do you troubleshoot a plasma cutter?

Plasma Cutter Not Arcing ( Proved 7 Troubleshooting Methods)

  1. Too high air pressure.
  2. Too low air pressure.
  3. Poor contact between ground wire and workpiece.
  4. Torch nozzles and electrodes burn out.
  5. The spark generator cannot automatically break the arc.
  6. The input AC voltage is too low.
  7. Others.

What air pressure is required for plasma cutting?

For the majority of the Everlast product line, air pressure required to operate the torches is anywhere between 55 to 70 psi. Low amperage cuts will require less air pressure for more stable operation, sometimes down to 45 psi or so, or the arc will be blown out.

Is plasma cutting difficult?

Plasma cutting basics Plasma arc cutting is a process where an open arc can be constricted by passing through a small nozzle from the electrode to the workpiece. Although the technology may seem complicated, the process itself is very easy to learn and perform.

What is OC in welding machine?

In this video I will show the possible reason that cause welding machine to show OC open circuit error.

Can you run a plasma cutter on a generator?

Of all the plasma cutters in the industry, only the Spectrum 375 CutMate™, Spectrum 2050 and Spectrum 3080 plasma cutters consistently cut steel at or greater than 3/8 in. when using generator power. When connected to a generator with at least 8 kW of power, such as the Bobcat 225 NT, it cuts steel up to 5/8 in.

Where can I find a Campbell Hausfeld part?

Manuals/Parts Lists – Get owner manuals and lists of Campbell Hausfeld parts for our products. Product Search Help – Instructions for using our Advanced Part Search Engine to find Campbell Hausfeld parts.

How to troubleshoot a Campbell Hausfeld air compressor?

If your Campbell Hausfeld air compressor does not work as it should, troubleshoot it and save money on repairs. Allow the motor to cool if the thermal overload has been tripped and turned the compressor off. Disconnect extension cords and plug the air compressor power cord directly into an electrical outlet.

What happens if the air pressure on a plasma cutter is too high?

Each cutter will be different so it’s good to double check the recommended air pressure settings. If the pressure is too high this will dissolve the arc column and weaken the power of the plasma arc. If this occurs then an optimal plasma arc cannot be formed. This will result in a poor quality cut and built up slag.

What should I do if my plasma cutter is not working?

Well, turn the machine off before messing with the metal parts. Remove the cover. Check your point gap. Your problem is likely that spark gap has to be widened to around .040″ to increase the spark voltage at your torch. The pad that contacts the electrode may move away from the electrode under air pressure.