Techno CNC has developed a new CNC plasma cutter, the HPLC.
This new model is available in four standard sizes: 2 x 2 ft or 1 x 1 m (Plasma Mini), 4 x 4 ft or 1.2 x 1.2 m, 4 x 8 ft, or 1.2 x 2.4 m and 5 x 10 ft or 1.4 x 3 m. The new plasma features a stand-alone micro stepper controller with what the company describes as an easy to use and learn handheld control pendant.
The machine can be equipped with any Hypertherm mechanized Powermax torch. Another key feature is a down draft table design and V-groove grid support slats for point contact on the material being cut. This type of grid provides better cut quality to the part.
The HPLC CNC Plasma also includes a magnetic torch break-away with auto Z axis retract. This protects the torch from any damage from an obstruction or if a collision takes place. The machine automatically retracts the torch, allowing the operator to re-seat the head, remove the obstruction, then resume the cut, saving the valuable material.
The new plasma can be equipped with different accessories such as a rotary table for tube cutting, twin Z axis for a drill head or engraver to identify parts, and a fume filtration system, to name a few.
The machine accepts industry standard G and M codes, making it compatible with the most popular CAD/CAM packages.