View Full Version : CNC Plasma Torch?
10-20-2003, 04:47 PM
Is there anyone that has had experience with the Plasma CAM or Torchmate CNC plasma torches? Trying to get some honest input to see if it is worth purchasing one. Any help would be appreciated, thanks:cool:
Hobart Expert Rock
10-21-2003, 10:58 AM
RANGEROD.............I have looked at one for comparison between theirs and ours..........but that was all never used it.....
If you call American Torch and Tip and talk to Bill or Joe..........I'm sure they can give you all the information you would ever desire on those brands..........1-800-342-8477.
Enjoy the site.....................Rock..:cool:
10-21-2003, 10:59 AM
Sorry Rangerod can't help you on your post been curious about those two myself. Check out "ask Andy" on the miller home site I believe there was a thread bout the plasmacam system on there.
I would like to know if their programs are easy to work with as their video shows and how close the tolerance is compared to what they claim. I use a much higher $$$$ system at work the programs by cybermation and for duct work its a breeze but their drawing program needs some improvement.
10-21-2003, 12:40 PM
Rock & Alden
Rock, are the contacts you gave the number for company reps? I am not really stuck on the brand just the price range, I was not aware the miller/hobart had a CNC plasma platform, first I heard of it. I'll check on it on the miller web site. Basically I wanted to see if the quality of product was there for the investment required. Would appreciate any & all other inputs if possible:cool:
Hobart Expert Rock
10-21-2003, 12:52 PM
RANGEROD.........Not Miller/hobart in particular however ITW ownes some company's that colaborate such as Jetline, Weldcraft, and Plazcut.
The contact's I mentioned are not affiliated with ITW in any way.
10-21-2003, 01:15 PM
Rangerod,let me know what you come up with.I am interested also,and am calling plasmacam soon.
10-21-2003, 02:13 PM
Ya'll might want to look at PIGINFO group over at Yahoo. Plasmacam owner group. I've had a little experience on one, the software is pretty good, I haven't really done any critical dimension parts on one, mainly metal art. They are neat, but I'm not sure of $9000 worth of neat. I too would love to see it side by side with a torchmate and have some controller time on each.
10-21-2003, 03:43 PM
Thanks for the clarification I will look into those units also. BTW I don't want it to seem like I don't want to hear from anyone that is affiliated with any of these units (I did not mean to imply that) its just I like to hear what the man out in the field has to say. Pros & cons due the amount of money involved just for this unit.
Same here if you get any info please pass it on I will do the same, Thanks.
I am also interested in ornamental aspects of the machine with some possible automotive bracketing type work (non critical). Is the PIGINFO group open to everyone? I was under the impression that it was for owners only, did I misunderstand? It does not seem to me that these units are intended to be used for high toleranced work but with that said there are ways of skinning a cat & then there are ways:D
10-21-2003, 03:49 PM
For a while your post would be moderated in you had not provided proof of ownership, but I think that has been relaxed. There is a lot of good info there, but it's not really a place to ask newbie questions. Some folks get testy real quick. Go and read all the posts and you will get a feel for the machine. PlasmaCAM sure could learn some lessons in customer service from Miller/Hobart. I do like the machine, I'd just want to have the same chance to run a Torchmate before I put up that much money.
10-21-2003, 04:52 PM
Thanks for the info appreciate the help. Now more reasearch:D