WELDING INDUSTRIES MC100-0 Specifications

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102
CUTMASTER
™
PLASMA CUTTING SYSTEM
Operating Manual
Rev. AC
Operating Features:
Date: April 25, 2012
Manual # 0-5012
Patented Technology
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Plasma Cutting Power Supply
CutMaster™ 102
MC100 1Torch™
Operating Manual Number 0-5012
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1: GENERAL INFORMATION..................................................................................1-1
1.01
Notes, Cautions and Warnings....................................................................1-1
1.02
Important Safety Precautions......................................................................1-1
1.03Publications.................................................................................................1-2
1.04
Note, Attention et Avertissement.................................................................1-3
1.05
Precautions De Securite Importantes..........................................................1-3
1.06
Documents De Reference...........................................................................1-5
1.07
Declaration of Conformity............................................................................1-6
1.08
Statement of Warranty.................................................................................1-7
SECTION 2 SYSTEM: INTRODUCTION .................................................................................2-1
2.01
2.02
2.03
2.04
2.05
2.06
How To Use This Manual............................................................................2-1
Equipment Identification..............................................................................2-1
Receipt Of Equipment..................................................................................2-1
Power Supply Specifications.......................................................................2-2
Input Wiring Specifications..........................................................................2-3
Power Supply Features...............................................................................2-4
SECTION 2 TORCH: INTRODUCTION .................................................................................2T-1
2T.01 Scope of Manual........................................................................................2T-1
2T.02 General Description...................................................................................2T-1
2T.03Specifications ............................................................................................2T-1
2T.04 Options And Accessories...........................................................................2T-2
2T.05 Introduction to Plasma...............................................................................2T-2
SECTION 3 SYSTEM: INSTALLATION ..................................................................................3-1
3.01Unpacking....................................................................................................3-1
3.02
Lifting Options..............................................................................................3-1
3.03
Primary Input Power Connections...............................................................3-2
3.04
Gas Connections.........................................................................................3-4
SECTION 3 TORCH: INSTALLATION ..................................................................................3T-1
3T.01
3T.02
Torch Connections.....................................................................................3T-1
Setting Up Mechanical Torch.....................................................................3T-1
SECTION 4 SYSTEM: OPERATION........................................................................................4-1
4.01
4.02
Front Panel Controls / Features...................................................................4-1
Preparations for Operation..........................................................................4-2
SECTION 4 TORCH: OPERATION........................................................................................4T-1
4T.01 Torch Parts Selection................................................................................4T-1
4T.02 Cut Quality.................................................................................................4T-2
4T.03 General Cutting Information.......................................................................4T-2
4T.04 Hand Torch Operation...............................................................................4T-3
4T.05Gouging.....................................................................................................4T-7
4T.06 Mechanized Torch Operation....................................................................4T-8
4T.07 Parts Selection for MC100 Torch Cutting..................................................4T-9
4T.08 Recommended Cutting Speeds for MC100 With Exposed Tip................4T-10
4T.09 Recommended Cutting Speeds for MC100 With Shielded Tip................4T-14
PATENT INFORMATION......................................................................................................4T-18
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 5 SYSTEM: SERVICE..............................................................................................5-1
5.01
5.02
5.03
5.04
5.05
5.06
General Maintenance..................................................................................5-1
Maintenance Schedule................................................................................5-2
Common Faults...........................................................................................5-2
Fault Indicator..............................................................................................5-3
Basic Troubleshooting Guide.......................................................................5-4
Power Supply Basic Parts Replacement.....................................................5-6
SECTION 5 TORCH: SERVICE..............................................................................................5T-1
5T.01
5T.02
General Maintenance................................................................................5T-1
Inspection and Replacement of Consumable Torch Parts........................5T-2
SECTION 6: PARTS LISTS......................................................................................................6-1
6.01Introduction..................................................................................................6-1
6.02
Ordering Information....................................................................................6-1
6.03
Power Supply Replacement........................................................................6-1
6.04
Replacement Power Supply Parts...............................................................6-2
6.05
Options and Accessories.............................................................................6-2
6.06
Replacement Parts for Hand Torch ............................................................6-3
6.07
Replacement Parts - for Machine Torches with Unshielded Leads.............6-4
6.08
Torch Consumable Parts (MC100)..............................................................6-6
APPENDIX 1: SEQUENCE OF OPERATION (BLOCK DIAGRAM)........................................ A-1
APPENDIX 2: DATA TAG INFORMATION............................................................................. A-2
APPENDIX 3: TORCH PIN - OUT DIAGRAMS....................................................................... A-3
APPENDIX 4: TORCH CONNECTION DIAGRAMS............................................................... A-4
APPENDIX 5: SYSTEM SCHEMATIC, 208/460V UNITS....................................................... A-6
APPENDIX 6: Publication History........................................................................................... A-8
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SECTION 1:
GENERAL INFORMATION
• The kinds of fumes and gases from the plasma arc depend on
the kind of metal being used, coatings on the metal, and the
different processes. You must be very careful when cutting
or welding any metals which may contain one or more of the
following:
1.01 Notes, Cautions and Warnings
Antimony
Chromium
Mercury
ArsenicCobaltNickel
Barium
Copper
Selenium
BerylliumLeadSilver
Cadmium
Manganese
Vanadium
Throughout this manual, notes, cautions, and warnings are used to
highlight important information. These highlights are categorized as
follows:
• Always read the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) that should
be supplied with the material you are using. These MSDSs
will give you the information regarding the kind and amount of
fumes and gases that may be dangerous to your health.
NOTE
An operation, procedure, or background information
which requires additional emphasis or is helpful in efficient operation of the system.
• For information on how to test for fumes and gases in your
workplace, refer to item 1 in Subsection 1.03, Publications in
this manual.
CAUTION
• Use special equipment, such as water or down draft cutting
tables, to capture fumes and gases.
A procedure which, if not properly followed, may cause
damage to the equipment.
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• Do not use the plasma torch in an area where combustible or
explosive gases or materials are located.
• Phosgene, a toxic gas, is generated from the vapors of chlorinated solvents and cleansers. Remove all sources of these
vapors.
WARNING
• This product, when used for welding or cutting, produces
fumes or gases which contain chemicals known to the State
of California to cause birth defects and, in some cases, cancer.
(California Health & Safety Code Sec. 25249.5 et seq.)
A procedure which, if not properly followed, may cause
injury to the operator or others in the operating area.
1.02 Important Safety Precautions
ELECTRIC SHOCK
WARNINGS
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF PLASMA ARC
EQUIPMENT CAN BE DANGEROUS AND HAZARDOUS
TO YOUR HEALTH.
Electric Shock can injure or kill. The plasma arc process uses and
produces high voltage electrical energy. This electric energy can cause
severe or fatal shock to the operator or others in the workplace.
• Never touch any parts that are electrically “live” or “hot.”
Plasma arc cutting produces intense electric and
magnetic emissions that may interfere with the proper
function of cardiac pacemakers, hearing aids, or other
electronic health equipment. Persons who work near
plasma arc cutting applications should consult their
medical health professional and the manufacturer of
the health equipment to determine whether a hazard
exists.
• Wear dry gloves and clothing. Insulate yourself from the work
piece or other parts of the welding circuit.
• Repair or replace all worn or damaged parts.
• Extra care must be taken when the workplace is moist or
damp.
• Install and maintain equipment according to NEC code, refer
to item 9 in Subsection 1.03, Publications.
To prevent possible injury, read, understand and follow
all warnings, safety precautions and instructions before
using the equipment. Call 1-603-298-5711 or your local
distributor if you have any questions.
GASES AND FUMES
Gases and fumes produced during the plasma cutting process can be
dangerous and hazardous to your health.
• Disconnect power source before performing any service or
repairs.
• Read and follow all the instructions in the Operating Manual.
FIRE AND EXPLOSION
Fire and explosion can be caused by hot slag, sparks, or the plasma
arc.
• Keep all fumes and gases from the breathing area. Keep your
head out of the welding fume plume.
• Be sure there is no combustible or flammable material in the
workplace. Any material that cannot be removed must be
protected.
• Use an air-supplied respirator if ventilation is not adequate to
remove all fumes and gases.
• Ventilate all flammable or explosive vapors from the workplace.
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• Do not cut or weld on containers that may have held combustibles.
1.03Publications
• Provide a fire watch when working in an area where fire hazards
may exist.
Refer to the following standards or their latest revisions for more
information:
• Hydrogen gas may be formed and trapped under aluminum
workpieces when they are cut underwater or while using a water
table. DO NOT cut aluminum alloys underwater or on a water
table unless the hydrogen gas can be eliminated or dissipated.
Trapped hydrogen gas that is ignited will cause an explosion.
1. OSHA, SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS, 29CFR 1910,
obtainable from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S.
Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
NOISE
Noise can cause permanent hearing loss. Plasma arc processes can
cause noise levels to exceed safe limits. You must protect your ears
from loud noise to prevent permanent loss of hearing.
• To protect your hearing from loud noise, wear protective ear
plugs and/or ear muffs. Protect others in the workplace.
• Noise levels should be measured to be sure the decibels (sound)
do not exceed safe levels.
• For information on how to test for noise, see item 1 in Subsection 1.03, Publications, in this manual.
PLASMA ARC RAYS
2. ANSI Standard Z49.1, SAFETY IN WELDING AND CUTTING,
obtainable from the American Welding Society, 550 N.W.
LeJeune Rd, Miami, FL 33126
3. NIOSH, SAFETY AND HEALTH IN ARC WELDING AND GAS
WELDING AND CUTTING, obtainable from the Superintendent
of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington,
D.C. 20402
4. ANSI Standard Z87.1, SAFE PRACTICES FOR OCCUPATION
AND EDUCATIONAL EYE AND FACE PROTECTION, obtainable
from American National Standards Institute, 1430 Broadway,
New York, NY 10018
5. ANSI Standard Z41.1, STANDARD FOR MEN’S SAFETY-TOE
FOOTWEAR, obtainable from the American National Standards
Institute, 1430 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
6. ANSI Standard Z49.2, FIRE PREVENTION IN THE USE OF CUTTING AND WELDING PROCESSES, obtainable from American
National Standards Institute, 1430 Broadway, New York, NY
10018
Plasma Arc Rays can injure your eyes and burn your skin. The plasma
arc process produces very bright ultra violet and infra red light. These
arc rays will damage your eyes and burn your skin if you are not
properly protected.
7. AWS Standard A6.0, WELDING AND CUTTING CONTAINERS WHICH HAVE HELD COMBUSTIBLES, obtainable from
American Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Rd, Miami, FL 33126
• To protect your eyes, always wear a welding helmet or shield. Also always wear safety glasses with side shields, goggles or
other protective eye wear.
8. NFPA Standard 51, OXYGEN-FUEL GAS SYSTEMS FOR
WELDING, CUTTING AND ALLIED PROCESSES, obtainable
from the National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch
Park, Quincy, MA 02269
• Wear welding gloves and suitable clothing to protect your skin
from the arc rays and sparks.
• Keep helmet and safety glasses in good condition. Replace
lenses when cracked, chipped or dirty.
• Protect others in the work area from the arc rays. Use protective
booths, screens or shields.
• Use the shade of lens as suggested in the following per ANSI/
ASC Z49.1:
Arc Current
Minimum Protective
Shade No.
Suggested
Shade No.
Less Than 300*
8
9
300 - 400*
9
12
400 - 800*
10
14
* These values apply where the actual arc is clearly seen.
Experience has shown that lighter filters may be used
when the arc is hidden by the workpiece.
LEAD WARNING
This product contains chemicals, including lead, or otherwise produces chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects and other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
(California Health & Safety Code § 25249.5 et seq.)
GENERAL INFORMATION
9. NFPA Standard 70, NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, obtainable
from the National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch
Park, Quincy, MA 02269
10.NFPA Standard 51B, CUTTING AND WELDING PROCESSES,
obtainable from the National Fire Protection Association,
Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269
11.CGA Pamphlet P-1, SAFE HANDLING OF COMPRESSED
GASES IN CYLINDERS, obtainable from the Compressed
Gas Association, 1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 501,
Arlington, VA 22202
12.CSA Standard W117.2, CODE FOR SAFETY IN WELDING
AND CUTTING, obtainable from the Canadian Standards Association, Standards Sales, 178 Rexdale Boulevard, Rexdale,
Ontario, Canada M9W 1R3
13.NWSA booklet, WELDING SAFETY BIBLIOGRAPHY obtainable
from the National Welding Supply Association, 1900 Arch
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
14.American Welding Society Standard AWSF4.1, RECOMMENDED SAFE PRACTICES FOR THE PREPARATION FOR
WELDING AND CUTTING OF CONTAINERS AND PIPING THAT
HAVE HELD HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES, obtainable from the
American Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Rd, Miami, FL 33126
15.ANSI Standard Z88.2, PRACTICE FOR RESPIRATORY PROTECTION, obtainable from American National Standards
Institute, 1430 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
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1.04 Note, Attention et Avertissement
•
Dans ce manuel, les mots “note,” “attention,” et “avertissement” sont
utilisés pour mettre en relief des informations à caractère important.
Ces mises en relief sont classifiées comme suit :
NOTE
Toute opération, procédure ou renseignement général
sur lequel il importe d’insister davantage ou qui contribue
à l’efficacité de fonctionnement du système.
antimoine
cadmiummercure
argentchromenickel
arseniccobaltplomb
baryumcuivresélénium
béryllium
manganèse
vanadium
•
Lisez toujours les fiches de données sur la sécurité des matières
(sigle américain “MSDS”); celles-ci devraient être fournies avec
le matériel que vous utilisez. Les MSDS contiennent des renseignements quant à la quantité et la nature de la fumée et des gaz
pouvant poser des dangers de santé.
•
Pour des informations sur la manière de tester la fumée et les gaz
de votre lieu de travail, consultez l’article 1 et les documents cités
à la page 5.
•
Utilisez un équipement spécial tel que des tables de coupe à débit
d’eau ou à courant descendant pour capter la fumée et les gaz.
•
N’utilisez pas le chalumeau au jet de plasma dans une zone où se
trouvent des matières ou des gaz combustibles ou explosifs.
•
Le phosgène, un gaz toxique, est généré par la fumée provenant
des solvants et des produits de nettoyage chlorés. Eliminez toute
source de telle fumée.
•
Ce produit, dans le procéder de soudage et de coupe, produit de
la fumée ou des gaz pouvant contenir des éléments reconnu dans
L’état de la Californie, qui peuvent causer des défauts de naissance
et le cancer. (La sécurité de santé en Californie et la code sécurité
Sec. 25249.5 et seq.)
ATTENTION
Toute procédure pouvant résulter l’endommagement
du matériel en cas de non-respect de la procédure en
question.
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AVERTISSEMENT
Toute procédure pouvant provoquer des blessures de
l’opérateur ou des autres personnes se trouvant dans
la zone de travail en cas de non-respect de la procédure
en question.
1.05 Precautions De Securite Importantes
AVERTISSEMENTS
L’OPÉRATION ET LA MAINTENANCE DU MATÉRIEL DE
SOUDAGE À L’ARC AU JET DE PLASMA PEUVENT PRÉSENTER DES RISQUES ET DES DANGERS DE SANTÉ.
Coupant à l’arc au jet de plasma produit de l’énergie
électrique haute tension et des émissions magnétique qui
peuvent interférer la fonction propre d’un “pacemaker”
cardiaque, les appareils auditif, ou autre matériel de santé
electronique. Ceux qui travail près d’une application à
l’arc au jet de plasma devrait consulter leur membre professionel de médication et le manufacturier de matériel
de santé pour déterminer s’il existe des risques de santé.
Il faut communiquer aux opérateurs et au personnel
TOUS les dangers possibles. Afin d’éviter les blessures
possibles, lisez, comprenez et suivez tous les avertissements, toutes les précautions de sécurité et toutes
les consignes avant d’utiliser le matériel. Composez le
+ 603-298-5711 ou votre distributeur local si vous avez
des questions.
CHOC ELECTRIQUE
Les chocs électriques peuvent blesser ou même tuer. Le procédé au jet
de plasma requiert et produit de l’énergie électrique haute tension. Cette
énergie électrique peut produire des chocs graves, voire mortels, pour
l’opérateur et les autres personnes sur le lieu de travail.
•
Ne touchez jamais une pièce “sous tension” ou “vive”; portez des
gants et des vêtements secs. Isolez-vous de la pièce de travail ou
des autres parties du circuit de soudage.
•
Réparez ou remplacez toute pièce usée ou endommagée.
•
Prenez des soins particuliers lorsque la zone de travail est humide
ou moite.
•
Montez et maintenez le matériel conformément au Code électrique
national des Etats-Unis. (Voir la page 5, article 9.)
•
Débranchez l’alimentation électrique avant tout travail d’entretien
ou de réparation.
•
Lisez et respectez toutes les consignes du Manuel de consignes.
FUMÉE et GAZ
La fumée et les gaz produits par le procédé de jet de plasma peuvent
présenter des risques et des dangers de santé.
•
Eloignez toute fumée et gaz de votre zone de respiration. Gardez
votre tête hors de la plume de fumée provenant du chalumeau.
•
Utilisez un appareil respiratoire à alimentation en air si l’aération
fournie ne permet pas d’éliminer la fumée et les gaz.
Manual 0-5012 Les sortes de gaz et de fumée provenant de l’arc de plasma dépendent du genre de métal utilisé, des revêtements se trouvant sur le
métal et des différents procédés. Vous devez prendre soin lorsque
vous coupez ou soudez tout métal pouvant contenir un ou plusieurs
des éléments suivants:
INCENDIE ET EXPLOSION
Les incendies et les explosions peuvent résulter des scories chaudes,
des étincelles ou de l’arc de plasma. Le procédé à l’arc de plasma
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produit du métal, des étincelles, des scories chaudes pouvant mettre
le feu aux matières combustibles ou provoquer l’explosion de fumées
inflammables.
•
Soyez certain qu’aucune matière combustible ou inflammable ne
se trouve sur le lieu de travail. Protégez toute telle matière qu’il
est impossible de retirer de la zone de travail.
•
Procurez une bonne aération de toutes les fumées inflammables
ou explosives.
•
Ne coupez pas et ne soudez pas les conteneurs ayant pu renfermer
des matières combustibles.
•
Prévoyez une veille d’incendie lors de tout travail dans une zone
présentant des dangers d’incendie.
•
Le gas hydrogène peut se former ou s’accumuler sous les pièces
de travail en aluminium lorsqu’elles sont coupées sous l’eau ou
sur une table d’eau. NE PAS couper les alliages en aluminium sous
l’eau ou sur une table d’eau à moins que le gas hydrogène peut
s’échapper ou se dissiper. Le gas hydrogène accumulé explosera
si enflammé.
BRUIT
Le bruit peut provoquer une perte permanente de l’ouïe. Les procédés
de soudage à l’arc de plasma peuvent provoquer des niveaux sonores
supérieurs aux limites normalement acceptables. Vous dú4ez vous
protéger les oreilles contre les bruits forts afin d’éviter une perte
permanente de l’ouïe.
•
Pour protéger vos yeux, portez toujours un casque ou un écran
de soudeur. Portez toujours des lunettes de sécurité munies de
parois latérales ou des lunettes de protection ou une autre sorte
de protection oculaire.
•
Portez des gants de soudeur et un vêtement protecteur approprié
pour protéger votre peau contre les étincelles et les rayons de l’arc.
•
Maintenez votre casque et vos lunettes de protection en bon état. Remplacez toute lentille sale ou comportant fissure ou rognure.
•
Protégez les autres personnes se trouvant sur la zone de travail
contre les rayons de l’arc en fournissant des cabines ou des écrans
de protection.
•
Utilisez la nuance de lentille qui est suggèrée dans le recommendation qui suivent ANSI/ASC Z49.1:
Nuance Suggerée
Numéro
Moins de 300*
8
9
300 - 400*
9
12
400 - 800*
10
14
•
Il faut mesurer les niveaux sonores afin d’assurer que les décibels
(le bruit) ne dépassent pas les niveaux sûrs.
•
Pour des renseignements sur la manière de tester le bruit, consultez
l’article 1, page 5.
Ce produit contient des produits chimiques, comme le plomb,
ou engendre des produits chimiques, reconnus par l’état de
Californie comme pouvant être à l’origine de cancer, de malformations fœtales ou d’autres problèmes de reproduction.
Il faut se laver les mains après toute manipulation.
(Code de Californie de la sécurité et santé, paragraphe 25249.5 et
suivants)
Les rayons provenant de l’arc de plasma peuvent blesser vos yeux et
brûler votre peau. Le procédé à l’arc de plasma produit une lumière
infra-rouge et des rayons ultra-violets très forts. Ces rayons d’arc
nuiront à vos yeux et brûleront votre peau si vous ne vous protégez
pas correctement.
Nuance Minimum
Protective Numéro
Pour protéger votre ouïe contre les bruits forts, portez des tampons
protecteurs et/ou des protections auriculaires. Protégez également
les autres personnes se trouvant sur le lieu de travail.
PLOMB AVERTISSEMENT
RAYONS D’ARC DE PLASMA
Courant Arc
•
* Ces valeurs s’appliquent ou l’arc actuel est observé
clairement. L’experience a démontrer que les filtres
moins foncés peuvent être utilisés quand l’arc est caché
par moiceau de travail.
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1.06 Documents De Reference
Consultez les normes suivantes ou les révisions les plus récentes ayant
été faites à celles-ci pour de plus amples renseignements :
1. OSHA, NORMES DE SÉCURITÉ DU TRAVAIL ET DE PROTECTION
DE LA SANTÉ, 29CFR 1910, disponible auprès du Superintendent
of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
20402
2. Norme ANSI Z49.1, LA SÉCURITÉ DES OPÉRATIONS DE COUPE
ET DE SOUDAGE, disponible auprès de la Société Américaine de
Soudage (American Welding Society), 550 N.W. LeJeune Rd.,
Miami, FL 33126
14. Norme AWSF4.1 de l’Association Américaine de Soudage, RECOMMANDATIONS DE PRATIQUES SURES POUR LA PRÉPARATION À
LA COUPE ET AU SOUDAGE DE CONTENEURS ET TUYAUX AYANT
RENFERMÉ DES PRODUITS DANGEREUX , disponible auprès de
la American Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Rd., Miami, FL
33126
15. Norme ANSI Z88.2, PRATIQUES DE PROTECTION RESPIRATOIRE,
disponible auprès de l’American National Standards Institute, 1430
Broadway, New York, NY 10018
3. NIOSH, LA SÉCURITÉ ET LA SANTÉ LORS DES OPÉRATIONS DE
COUPE ET DE SOUDAGE À L’ARC ET AU GAZ, disponible auprès
du Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office,
Washington, D.C. 20402
4. Norme ANSI Z87.1, PRATIQUES SURES POUR LA PROTECTION
DES YEUX ET DU VISAGE AU TRAVAIL ET DANS LES ECOLES,
disponible de l’Institut Américain des Normes Nationales (American
National Standards Institute), 1430 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
5. Norme ANSI Z41.1, NORMES POUR LES CHAUSSURES PROTECTRICES, disponible auprès de l’American National Standards
Institute, 1430 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
6. Norme ANSI Z49.2, PRÉVENTION DES INCENDIES LORS DE
L’EMPLOI DE PROCÉDÉS DE COUPE ET DE SOUDAGE, disponible
auprès de l’American National Standards Institute, 1430 Broadway,
New York, NY 10018
7. Norme A6.0 de l’Association Américaine du Soudage (AWS), LE
SOUDAGE ET LA COUPE DE CONTENEURS AYANT RENFERMÉ
DES PRODUITS COMBUSTIBLES, disponible auprès de la American
Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Rd., Miami, FL 33126
8. Norme 51 de l’Association Américaine pour la Protection contre les
Incendies (NFPA), LES SYSTEMES À GAZ AVEC ALIMENTATION
EN OXYGENE POUR LE SOUDAGE, LA COUPE ET LES PROCÉDÉS
ASSOCIÉS, disponible auprès de la National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269
9. Norme 70 de la NFPA, CODE ELECTRIQUE NATIONAL, disponible
auprès de la National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch
Park, Quincy, MA 02269
10. Norme 51B de la NFPA, LES PROCÉDÉS DE COUPE ET DE SOUDAGE, disponible auprès de la National Fire Protection Association,
Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269
11. Brochure GCA P-1, LA MANIPULATION SANS RISQUE DES GAZ
COMPRIMÉS EN CYLINDRES, disponible auprès de l’Association
des Gaz Comprimés (Compressed Gas Association), 1235 Jefferson
Davis Highway, Suite 501, Arlington, VA 22202
12. Norme CSA W117.2, CODE DE SÉCURITÉ POUR LE SOUDAGE
ET LA COUPE, disponible auprès de l’Association des Normes
Canadiennes, Standards Sales, 178 Rexdale Boulevard, Rexdale,
Ontario, Canada, M9W 1R3
13. Livret NWSA, BIBLIOGRAPHIE SUR LA SÉCURITÉ DU SOUDAGE,
disponible auprès de l’Association Nationale de Fournitures de
Soudage (National Welding Supply Association), 1900 Arch Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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1.07 Declaration of Conformity
Manufacturer:
Address:
Thermal Dynamics Corporation
82 Benning Street
West Lebanon, New Hampshire 03784
USA
age Directive’ (European Council Directive 73/23/EEC as amended by Council Directive 93/68/EEC) and to the National legislation for the enforcement
of this Directive.
The equipment described in this manual conforms to all applicable aspects and regulations of the "EMC Directive" (European Council Directive 89/336/
EEC) and to the National legislation for the enforcement of this Directive.
Serial numbers are unique with each individual piece of equipment and details description, parts used to manufacture a unit and date of manufacture.
National Standard and Technical Specifications
The product is designed and manufactured to a number of standards and technical requirements. Among them are:
* UL (Underwriters Laboratory) rating 94VO flammability testing for all printed-circuit boards used.
* For environments with increased hazard of electrical shock, Power Supplies bearing the "S" mark conform to EN50192 when used in
conjunction with hand torches with exposed cutting tips, if equipped with properly installed standoff guides.
* Extensive product design verification is conducted at the manufacturing facility as part of the routine design and manufacturing process. This is to ensure the product is safe, when used according to instructions in this manual and related industry standards, and performs
as specified. Rigorous testing is incorporated into the manufacturing process to ensure the manufactured product meets or exceeds all
design specifications.
Thermal Dynamics has been manufacturing products for more than 30 years, and will continue to achieve excellence in our area of manufacture.
Manufacturers responsible representative:
GENERAL INFORMATION
Steve Ward
Operations Director
Thermadyne Europe
Europa Building
Chorley N Industrial Park
Chorley, Lancashire,
England PR6 7BX
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1.08 Statement of Warranty
LIMITED WARRANTY: Subject to the terms and conditions established below, Thermal Dynamics® Corporation warrants to the original retail purchaser
that new Thermal Dynamics CUTMASTER™ plasma cutting systems sold after the effective date of this warranty are free of defects in material and
workmanship. Should any failure to conform to this warranty appear within the applicable period stated below, Thermal Dynamics Corporation shall, upon
notification thereof and substantiation that the product has been stored operated and maintained in accordance with Thermal Dynamics’ specifications,
instructions, recommendations and recognized industry practice, correct such defects by suitable repair or replacement.
This warranty is exclusive and in lieu of any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Thermal Dynamics will repair or replace, at its discretion, any warranted parts or components that fail due to defects in material or workmanship within the
time periods set out below. Thermal Dynamics Corporation must be notified within 30 days of any failure, at which time Thermal Dynamics Corporation
will provide instructions on the warranty procedures to be implemented.
Thermal Dynamics Corporation will honor warranty claims submitted within the warranty periods listed below. All warranty periods begin on the date of
sale of the product to the original retail customer or 1 year after sale to an authorized Thermal Dynamics Distributor.
LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD
Product
Power Supply Components
(Parts and Labor)
Torch and Leads
(Parts and Labor)
CUTMASTER™ 39
4 Years
1 Year
CUTMASTER™ 52
4 Years
1 Year
CUTMASTER™ 82
4 Years
1 Year
CUTMASTER™ 102
4 Years
1 Year
CUTMASTER™ 152
4 Years
1 Year
This warranty does not apply to:
1.
Consumable Parts, such as tips, electrodes, shield cups, O-Rings, starter cartridges, gas distributors, fuses, filters.
2.
Equipment that has been modified by an unauthorized party, improperly installed, improperly operated or misused based upon industry standards.
In the event of a claim under this warranty, the remedies shall be, at the discretion of Thermal Dynamics Corporation:
1.
Repair of the defective product.
2.
Replacement of the defective product.
3.
Reimbursement of reasonable costs of repair when authorized in advance by Thermal Dynamics.
4.
Payment of credit up to the purchase price less reasonable depreciation based on actual use.
These remedies may be authorized by Thermal Dynamics and are FOB West Lebanon, NH or an authorized Thermadyne service station. Product returned
for service is at the owner’s expense and no reimbursement of travel or transportation is authorized.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Thermal Dynamics Corporation shall not under any circumstances be liable for special or consequential damages such
as, but not limited to, damage or loss of purchased or replacement goods or claims of customer of distributors (hereinafter “Purchaser”) for service
interruption. The remedies of the Purchaser set forth herein are exclusive and the liability of Thermal Dynamics with respect to any contract, or anything
done in connection therewith such as the performance or breach thereof, or from the manufacture, sale, delivery, resale, or use of the goods covered
by or furnished by Thermal Dynamics whether arising out of contract, negligence, strict tort, or under any warranty, or otherwise, shall not, except as
expressly provided herein, exceed the price of the goods upon which liability is based.
This warranty becomes invalid if replacement parts or accessories are used which may impair the safety or performance of any Thermal Dynamics
product.
This warranty is invalid if the Thermal Dynamics product is sold by non - authorized persons.
Effective September 4, 2007
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SECTION 2 SYSTEM:
INTRODUCTION
2.01 How To Use This Manual
This Owner’s Manual applies to just specification
or part numbers listed on page i.
To ensure safe operation, read the entire manual,
including the chapter on safety instructions and
warnings.
Throughout this manual, the words WARNING,
CAUTION, and NOTE may appear. Pay
particular attention to the information provided
under these headings. These special annotations
are easily recognized as
follows:
!
WARNING
A WARNING gives information regarding
possible personal injury.
CAUTION
A CAUTION refers to possible equipment damage.
NOTE
2.02 Equipment Identification
The unit’s identification number (specification or
part number), model, and serial number usually
appear on a data tag attached to the rear panel.
Equipment which does not have a data tag such
as torch and cable assemblies are identified
only by the specification or part number
printed on loosely attached card or the shipping
container. Record these numbers on the bottom of
page 1 for future reference.
2.03 Receipt Of Equipment
When you receive the equipment, check it against
the invoice to make sure it is complete and inspect the equipment for possible damage due to
shipping. If there is any damage, notify the carrier immediately to file a claim. Furnish complete
information concerning damage claims or shipping errors to the location in your area listed in
the inside back cover of this manual.
Include all equipment identification numbers as
described above along with a full description of
the parts in error.
Move the equipment to the installation site before
un-crating the unit. Use care to avoid damaging
the equipment when using bars, hammers, etc., to
un-crate the unit.
A NOTE offers helpful information concerning
certain operating procedures.
Additional copies of this manual may be
purchased by contacting Thermadyne at the
address and phone number in your area listed
in the inside back cover of this manual. Include
the Owner’s Manual number and equipment
identification numbers.
Electronic copies of this manual can also be
downloaded at no charge in Acrobat PDF format
by going to the Thermal Dynamics web site listed
below and clicking on Thermal Dynamics and
then on the Literature link:
http://www.thermal-dynamics.com
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2.04 Power Supply Specifications
CutMaster 102 Power Supply Specifications
208 / 230 VAC (187 - 253 VAC), Single Phase, 60 Hz
230 VAC (187 - 253 VAC), Three Phase, 50/60 Hz
380 VAC (360 - 440 VAC), Three Phase, 50/60 Hz
Input Power
400 VAC (360 - 440 VAC), Three Phase, 50/60 Hz
460 VAC (414 - 506 VAC), Single Phase, 60 Hz
460 VAC (414 - 506 VAC), Three Phase, 60 Hz
Input Power Cable Power Supply includes input cable.
Output Current
30 - 100 Amps, Continuously Adjustable
Power Supply Gas Particulates to 5 Microns
Filtering Ability
CutMaster 102 Power Supply Duty Cycle *
Duty Cycle Ratings @ 40° C (104° F)
Ambient Temperature
Operating Range 0° - 50° C
Duty Cycle
50%
80%
100%
Current
100
100
90
All Units
IEC
IEC
IEC
DC Voltage
120
120
116
* NOTE: The duty cycle will be reduced if the primary input power (AC) is low
or the output voltage (DC) is higher than shown in this chart.
NOTE
IEC Rating is determined as specified by the International Electro-Technical Commission. These specifications
include calculating an output voltage based upon power supply rated current. To facilitate comparison between
power supplies, all manufacturers use this output voltage to determine duty cycle.
Power Supply Dimensions & Weight
Ventilation Clearance Requirements
10.75"
273 mm
Art # A-08358
16.375"
416 mm
Art # A-07925_AB
6"
150 mm
63 lb / 28.6 kg
30.5"
774.7 m
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24"
610 mm
6"
150 mm
6"
150 mm
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1 Phase
3 Phase
CutMaster 102 Power Supply Input Cable Wiring Requirements
Input voltage Freq Power Input
Suggested Sizes
Fuse
Flexible Cord
Volts
Hz
kVA
I max
I eff
(amps)
(Min. AWG)
208
60
20.6
99
89
100
2
230
60
21.9
95
85
100
2
460
60
27.6
60
54
60
6
208
60
17.7
49
44
60
6
230
60
17.9
45
40
60
6
380
50
18.4
28
25
32
10
400
50
18.7
27
24
32
10
460
60
23.1
29
25
30
10
Line Voltages with Suggested Circuit Protection and Wire Sizes
Based on National Electric Code and Canadian Electric Code
NOTES
Refer to Local and National Codes or local authority having jurisdiction for proper wiring requirements.
The suggested sizes are based on flexible power cable with power plug installations. For hard-wired installations
refer to local or national codes.
I1max is taken at TDC rated minimum duty cycle.
I1eff is taken at TDC 100% rated duty cycle.
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2.06 Power Supply Features
Handle and Leads Wrap
Control Panel
Torch Leads Receptacle
Art # A-08359
Work Cable
and Clamp
Port for Optional Automation
Interface Cable
Input Power Selection
Filter Assembly
Gas Inlet Port
Input Power Cord
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SECTION 2 TORCH:
INTRODUCTION
2T.01Scope of Manual
This manual contains descriptions, operating
instructions and maintenance procedures for the
1Torch Models MC100/Manual and MC100/
Mechanized Plasma Cutting Torches. Service of
this equipment is restricted to properly trained
personnel; unqualified personnel are strictly cautioned against attempting repairs or adjustments
not covered in this manual, at the risk of voiding
the Warranty.
Read this manual thoroughly. A complete understanding of the characteristics and capabilities of
this equipment will assure the dependable operation for which it was designed.
2T.03Specifications
A. Torch Configurations
1. Hand/Manual Torch, Models
The hand torch head is at 75° to the torch handle.
The hand torches include a torch handle and torch
trigger assembly.
10.125" (257 mm)
3.75"
(95 mm)
Art # A-03322_AB
1.17" (29 mm)
2. Mechanized Torch, Model
The standard machine torch has a positioning
tube with rack & pinch block assembly.
15.875" / 403 mm
9.285" / 236 mm
2T.02General Description
Plasma torches are similar in design to the automotive spark plug. They consist of negative and
positive sections separated by a center insulator.
Inside the torch, the pilot arc starts in the gap
between the negatively charged electrode and
the positively charged tip. Once the pilot arc has
ionized the plasma gas, the superheated column of
gas flows through the small orifice in the torch tip,
which is focused on the metal to be cut.
A single torch lead provides gas from a single
source to be used as both the plasma and secondary gas. The air flow is divided inside the torch
head. Single - gas operation provides a smaller
sized torch and inexpensive operation.
NOTE
Refer to Section 2T.05, Introduction To Plasma,
for a more detailed description of plasma torch
operation.
Refer to the Appendix Pages for additional specifications as related to the Power Supply used.
1.375" / 35 mm
1.75" /
44.5 mm
0.625" /
16 mm
1.175" / 30 mm
4.95" / 126 mm
Art # A-02998
B. Torch Leads Lengths
Hand Torches are available as follows:
• 20 ft / 6.1 m, with ATC connectors
Machine Torches are available as follows:
• 5 foot / 1.5 m, with ATC connectors
• 10 foot / 3.05 m, with ATC connectors
• 25 foot / 7.6 m, with ATC connectors
• 50 foot / 15.2 m, with ATC connectors
C. Torch Parts
Starter Cartridge, Electrode, Tip, Shield Cup
D. Parts - In - Place (PIP)
Torch Head has built - in switch
12 VDC circuit rating
E. Type Cooling
Combination of ambient air and gas stream through
torch.
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2T.05Introduction to Plasma
F. Torch Ratings
Manual Torch Ratings
Ambient
Temperature
104° F
40° C
Duty Cycle
100% @ 100 Amps @ 400 scfh
Maximum Current
120 Amps
Voltage (Vpeak)
500V
Arc Striking Voltage
7kV
A. Plasma Gas Flow
Plasma is a gas which has been heated to an extremely high temperature and ionized so that it
becomes electrically conductive. The plasma arc
cutting and gouging processes use this plasma to
transfer an electrical arc to the workpiece. The metal
to be cut or removed is melted by the heat of the arc
and then blown away.
While the goal of plasma arc cutting is separation of
the material, plasma arc gouging is used to remove
metals to a controlled depth and width.
Mechanized Torch Ratings
Ambient
Temperature
104° F
40° C
Duty Cycle
100% @ 100 Amps @ 400 scfh
Maximum Current
120 Amps
Voltage (Vpeak)
500V
Arc Striking Voltage
7kV
In a Plasma Cutting Torch a cool gas enters Zone B,
where a pilot arc between the electrode and the torch
tip heats and ionizes the gas. The main cutting arc
then transfers to the workpiece through the column
of plasma gas in Zone C.
G. Gas Requirements
Manual and Mechanized Torch Gas
Specifications
Gas (Plasma and Secondary)
Compressed Air
Operating Pressure
Refer to NOTE
60 - 95 psi
4.1 - 6.5 bar
Maximum Input Pressure
125 psi / 8.6 bar
Gas Flow (Cutting and Gouging)
300 - 500 scfh
142 - 235 lpm
!
_
Power
Supply
+
A
B
WARNING
This torch is not to be used with oxygen (O2).
NOTE
Operating pressure varies with torch model, operating amperage, and torch leads length. Refer to
gas pressure settings charts for each model.
H. Direct Contact Hazard
For standoff tip the recommended standoff is 3/16
inches / 4.7 mm.
2T.04Options And Accessories
For options and accessories, see section 6.
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Workpiece
C
A-00002
Typical Torch Head Detail
By forcing the plasma gas and electric arc through a
small orifice, the torch delivers a high concentration
of heat to a small area. The stiff, constricted plasma
arc is shown in Zone C. Direct current (DC) straight
polarity is used for plasma cutting, as shown in the
illustration.
Zone A channels a secondary gas that cools the torch.
This gas also assists the high velocity plasma gas in
blowing the molten metal out of the cut allowing for
a fast, slag - free cut.
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B. Gas Distribution
The single gas used is internally split into plasma
and secondary gases.
The plasma gas flows into the torch through the
negative lead, through the starter cartridge, around
the electrode, and out through the tip orifice.
The secondary gas flows down around the outside
of the torch starter cartridge, and out between the
tip and shield cup around the plasma arc.
C. Pilot Arc
E. Parts - In - Place (PIP)
The torch includes a 'Parts - In - Place' (PIP) circuit.
When the shield cup is properly installed, it closes
a switch. The torch will not operate if this switch
is open.
To Control
Cable Wiring
Torch Switch
PIP Switch
A-02997
Torch Trigger
Shield Cup
Parts - In - Place Circuit Diagram for Hand Torch
When the torch is started a pilot arc is established
between the electrode and cutting tip. This pilot
arc creates a path for the main arc to transfer to the
work.
Remote Pendant
D. Main Cutting Arc
DC power is also used for the main cutting arc. The
negative output is connected to the torch electrode
through the torch lead. The positive output is connected to the workpiece via the work cable and to
the torch through a pilot wire.
To ATC
PIP Switch
Shield Cup
CNC Start
PIP Switch
Shield Cup
Art # A-08168
To ATC
Automation Torch
To ATC
PIP Switch
Shield Cup
Parts - In - Place Circuit Diagram for Machine Torch
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SECTION 3 SYSTEM:
INSTALLATION
3.01Unpacking
1. Use the packing lists to identify and account for each item.
2. Inspect each item for possible shipping damage. If damage is evident, contact your distributor
and / or shipping company before proceeding with the installation.
3. Record Power Supply and Torch model and serial numbers, purchase date and vendor name, in
the information block at the front of this manual.
3.02 Lifting Options
The Power Supply includes a handle for hand lifting only. Be sure unit is lifted and transported safely
and securely.
!
WARNING
Do not touch live electrical parts.
Disconnect input power cord before moving unit.
FALLING EQUIPMENT can cause serious personal injury and can damage equipment.
HANDLE is not for mechanical lifting.
• Only persons of adequate physical strength should lift the unit.
• Lift unit by the handles, using two hands. Do not use straps for lifting.
• Use optional cart or similar device of adequate capacity to move unit.
• Place unit on a proper skid and secure in place before transporting with a fork lift or other vehicle.
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3.03 Primary Input Power Connections
CAUTION
Check your power source for correct voltage before plugging in or connecting the unit. Check the Voltage Selector
at the rear of the unit for correct setting before plugging in or connecting the unit. The primary power source, fuse,
and any extension cords used must conform to local electrical code and the recommended circuit protection and
wiring requirements as specified in Section 2.
The following illustration and directions are for changing phase of the power supply.
Input Power Cable Connections
Three-Phase (3ø)
L1
L1
L2
L2
L3
L3
L4
Art # A-08493
Single-Phase (1ø) and Jumper Settings
Store copper jumpers on base plate
L4
GND
GND
Single and Three Phase Input Power Wiring
NOTE
There are two jumpers used for the single phase 230V setting and none for three phase.
A. Connections to Single Phase Input Power
WARNING
Disconnect input power from the power supply and input cable before attempting this procedure.
These instructions are for changing the input power and or cable on the 208/230, 400, 460 VAC Power
Supply to Single - Phase input power.
1. Remove the Power Supply cover per instructions found in section 5.
2. Disconnect the original input power cable from the main input contactor and the chassis ground
connection.
3. Loosen the through - hole protector on the back panel of the power supply. Pull the original
power cable out of the power supply.
4. If the power cable being used is not the factory - supplied cable, use a three - conductor input
power cable for the voltage desired and strip back the insulation on the individual wires.
5. Pass the cable being used through the access opening in the back panel of the power supply. Refer to Section 2 for power cable specifications.
CAUTION
The primary power source and power cable must conform to local electrical code and the recommended circuit
protection and wiring requirements (refer to table in Section 2).
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6. Connect the wires as follows.
• Connect Bus Bar Jumpers on the contactor as shown in prior illustration and on label in the
power supply.
• Green / Yellow wire to Ground.
7. With a little slack in the wires, tighten the through - hole protector to secure the power cable.
8. Reinstall the Power Supply cover.
9. Connect the opposite end of individual wires to a customer supplied plug or main disconnect.
10.Connect the input power cable (or close the main disconnect switch) to supply power.
B. Connections to Three Phase Input Power
WARNING
Disconnect input power from the power supply and input cable before attempting this procedure.
These instructions are for changing the input power and or cable on the 208/230, 400, 460 VAC Power
Supply to Three - Phase input power.
1. Remove the Power Supply cover per instructions found in section 5.
2. Disconnect the original input power cable from the main input contactor and the chassis ground
connection.
3. Loosen the through - hole protector on the back panel of the power supply. Pull the original
power cable out of the power supply.
4. Using a customer supplied four - conductor input power cable for the voltage desired, strip back
the insulation on the individual wires.
5. Pass the cable being used through the access opening in the back panel of the power supply. Refer to Section 2 for power cable specifications.
CAUTION
The primary power source and power cable must conform to local electrical code and the recommended circuit
protection and wiring requirements (refer to table in Section 2).
6. Connect the wires as follows.
• Wires to L1, L2 and L3 input. It does not matter what order these wires are attached. See
previous illustration and on label in the power supply.
• Green / Yellow wire to Ground.
7. With a little slack in the wires, tighten the through - hole protector to secure the power cable.
8. Reinstall the Power Supply cover.
9. Connect the opposite end of individual wires to a customer supplied plug or main disconnect.
10.Connect the input power cable (or close the main disconnect switch) to supply power.
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3.04 Gas Connections
Connecting Gas Supply to Unit
The connection is the same for compressed air or high pressure cylinders. Refer to the following two
subsections if an optional air line filter is to be installed.
1. Connect the air line to the inlet port. The illustration shows typical fittings as an example.
NOTE
For a secure seal, apply thread sealant to the fitting threads, according to manufacturer's instructions. Do not use
Teflon tape as a thread sealer, as small particles of the tape may break off and block the small air passages in the torch.
Regulator/Filter
Assembly
Inlet Port
Hose Clamp
1/4 NPT or ISO-R
to 1/4” (6mm) Fitting
Gas Supply
Hose
Art # A-07943
Air Connection to Inlet Port
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Installing Optional Single - Stage Air Filter
An optional filter kit is recommended for improved filtering with compressed air, to keep moisture and
debris out of the torch.
1. Attach the Single - Stage Filter Hose to the Inlet Port.
2. Attach the Filter Assembly to the filter hose.
3. Connect the air line to the Filter. The illustration shows typical fittings as an example.
NOTE
For a secure seal, apply thread sealant to the fitting threads, according to the maker's instructions. Do Not use
Teflon tape as a thread sealer, as small particles of the tape may break off and block the small air passages in the
torch. Connect as follows:
Regulator/Filter
Assembly
Inlet Port
Art # A-07944
Hose Clamp
Gas Supply
Hose
1/4 NPT to 1/4"
(6mm) Fitting
Optional Single - Stage Filter Installation
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Installing Optional Two - Stage Air Filter Kit
This optional two - stage air line filter is also for use on compressed air shop systems. Filter removes
moisture and contaminants to at least 5 microns.
Connect the air supply as follows:
1. Attach the Two Stage Filter bracket to the back of the power supply per instructions supplied
with the filter assembly.
NOTE
For a secure seal, apply thread sealant to the fitting threads according to manufacturer's instructions. Do Not use
Teflon tape as a thread sealer as small particles of the tape may break off and block the small air passages in the torch.
2. Connect the two stage filter outlet hose to the inlet port of the Regulator / Filter Assembly.
3. Use customer - supplied fittings to connect the air line to the Filter. A 1/4 NPT to 1/4" hose
barbed fitting is shown as an example.
Regulator/Filter
Assembly
Regulator
Input
2-Stage Filter
Inlet Port (IN)
Outlet Port
(OUT)
Two Stage
Filter
Assembly
Hose Clamp
Gas Supply
Hose
1/4 NPT to 1/4”
(6mm) Fitting
Art # A-07945_AC
Optional Two - Stage Filter Installation
Using High Pressure Air Cylinders
When using high pressure air cylinders as the air supply:
1. Refer to the manufacturer’s specifications for installation and maintenance procedures for high
pressure regulators.
2. Examine the cylinder valves to be sure they are clean and free of oil, grease or any foreign material. Briefly open each cylinder valve to blow out any dust which may be present.
3. The cylinder must be equipped with an adjustable high - pressure regulator capable of outlet
pressures up to 100 psi (6.9 bar) maximum and flows of at least 300 scfh (141.5 lpm).
4. Connect supply hose to the cylinder.
NOTE
Pressure should be set at 100 psi (6.9 bar) at the high pressure cylinder regulator.
Supply hose must be at least 1/4 inch (6 mm) I.D.
For a secure seal, apply thread sealant to the fitting threads, according to manufacturer's instructions. Do Not use
Teflon tape as a thread sealer, as small particles of the tape may break off and block the small air passages in the torch.
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SECTION 3 TORCH:
INSTALLATION
3T.01Torch Connections
If necessary, connect the torch to the Power Supply. Connect only the Thermal Dynamics model
MC100 / Manual or MC100 / Mechanical Torch
to this power supply. Maximum torch leads
length is 100 feet / 30.5 m, including extensions.
WARNING
Disconnect primary power at the source
before connecting the torch.
1. Align the ATC male connector (on the
torch lead) with the female receptacle.
Push the male connector into the female
receptacle. The connectors should push
together with a small amount of pressure.
2. Secure the connection by turning the locking nut clockwise until it clicks. DO NOT
use the locking nut to pull the connection
together. Do not use tools to secure the
connection.
Check Air Quality
To test the quality of air:
1. Put the ON / OFF
switch in the ON
(up) position.
2. Put the Function Control switch in the SET
position.
3. Place a welding filter lens in front of the
torch and turn ON the air. Do not start an
arc!
Any oil or moisture in the air will be visible on the lens.
3T.02Setting Up Mechanical Torch
NOTE
An adapter is required to be installed in the power
supply if converting a hand torch system to operate a machine torch.
WARNING
Disconnect primary power at the source
before disassembling the torch or torch leads.
The mechanical torch includes a positioning tube
with rack and pinch block assembly.
1. Mount the torch assembly on the cutting
table.
2. To obtain a clean vertical cut, use a square
to align the torch perpendicular to the surface of the workpiece.
2
1
Art # A-07885
Connecting the Torch to the Power Supply
3. The system is ready for operation.
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Pinch Block
Assembly
Square
Workpiece
A-02585
Mechanical Torch Set - Up
3. The proper torch parts (shield cup, tip, start
cartridge, and electrode) must be installed
for the type of operation. Refer to Section
4T.07, Torch Parts Selection for details.
INSTALLATION3T-2
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SECTION 4 SYSTEM:
OPERATION
1
4.01 Front Panel Controls /
Features
MIN
2
A
MAX
3
PSI
BAR
MAX
MAX
MIN
MIN
4
+
See Illustration for numbering Identification
1. Output Current Control
Sets the desired output current. Output settings up
to 60 Amps may be used for drag cutting (with the
torch tip contacting the workpiece) or higher for
standoff cutting.
!
2. Function Control
Function Control Knob, Used to select between the
different operating modes.
RUN
LATCH
Used for longer hand held
cuts. Once a cutting arc is established, the torch
switch can be released. The cutting arc will remain
ON until the torch is lifted away from the work
piece, the torch leaves the edge of the work piece
the torch switch is activated again or if one of the
system interlocks is activated.
3. ON OFF Power Switch
ON / OFF
Switch controls input power to the
power supply. Up is ON, down is OFF.
4. Air/Gas Pressure Control
+ Control is used in the "SET"
The Pressure
mode to adjust the air/gas pressure. Pull the knob
out to adjust and push in to lock.
AC Indicator
Steady light indicates power supply is ready for
operation. Blinking light indicates unit is in protective interlock mode. Shut unit OFF, shut OFF or
disconnect input power, correct the fault, and restart
the unit. Refer to Section 5 for details.
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Temp Indicator
Indicator is normally OFF. Indicator is ON when
internal temperature exceeds normal limits. Let the
unit cool before continuing operation.
Used for general cutting operations
RAPID AUTO RESTART
Allows for faster
restarting of the Pilot Arc for uninterrupted cutting.
5.
6.
Art# A-07886
7.
Gas Indicator
Indicator is ON when minimum input gas pressure
for power supply operation is present. Minimum
pressure for power supply operation is not sufficient
for torch operation.
8.
DC Indicator
Indicator is ON when DC output circuit is active.
9.
!
Fault Error Indicator
Indicator is ON when Fault circuit is active. See
section 5 for explanations of fault lights.
10.Pressure Indicators
PSI
BAR
MAX
MAX
90
6.3
85
5.9
80
5.5
75
5.2
70
4.8
65
4.5
MIN
MIN
Art # A-08170
SET
Used to purge the air through the unit
and torch and leads and to adjust gas pressure.
5 6 7 8 9 10
The Indicators will illuminate
according to the pressure set by the Pressure Control
Knob (number 4).
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4.02 Preparations for Operation
Gas indicator
turns ON if there is sufficient gas
pressure for power supply operation and the cooling fans turn ON.
At the start of each operating session:
NOTE
WARNING
Minimum pressure for power supply operation is
lower than minimum for torch operation.
Disconnect primary power at the source before assembling or disassembling power supply, torch parts, or torch and leads assemblies.
The cooling fans will turn ON as soon as the unit
is turned ON. After the unit is idle for ten (10)
minutes the fans will turn OFF. The fans will
come back ON as soon as the torch switch (Start
Signal) is activated or if the unit is turned OFF,
then turned ON again. If an over temperature
condition occurs, the fans will continue to run
while the condition exists and for a ten (10) minute period once the condition is cleared.
Torch Parts Selection
Check the torch for proper assembly and appropriate
torch parts. The torch parts must correspond with
the type of operation, and with the amperage output
of this Power Supply (100 amps maximum). Refer to
Section 4T.07 and following for torch parts selection.
Torch Connection
Set Operating Pressure
Check that the torch is properly connected. Only
Thermal Dynamics model MC100 / Manual or
MC100 / Mechanical Torches may be connected to
this Power Supply. See Section 3T of this manual.
Check Primary Input Power Source
1. Check the power source for proper input
voltage. Make sure the input power source
meets the power requirements for the unit
per Section 2, Specifications.
2. Connect the input power cable (or close the
main disconnect switch) to supply power to
the system.
1. Place the Power Supply Function Control
knob to the SET
flow.
position. Gas will
2. For Standoff cutting, adjust gas pressure
from 70 - 85 psi / 4.8 - 5.9 bar (LED's
in center of control panel). Refer to the
Standoff chart for pressure setting details.
2
1
Air Source
Ensure source meets requirements (refer to Section
2). Check connections and turn air supply ON.
MIN
A
MAX
PSI
BAR
MAX
MAX
MIN
MIN
+
Connect Work Cable
Clamp the work cable to the workpiece or cutting
table. The area must be free from oil, paint and rust.
Connect only to the main part of the workpiece; do
not connect to the part to be cut off.
!
Art# A-07946
Art # A-04509
Power ON
Place the Power Supply ON / OFF switch to the
ON (up) position. AC indicator
turns ON.
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Typical Cutting Speeds
STANDOFF
CutMaster 102 Gas Pressure Settings
Leads
Length
MC100
MC100
(Hand Torch) (Mechanized Torch)
Up to 25'
(7.6 m)
75 psi
5.2 bar
75 psi
5.2 bar
Each additional
25' (7.6 m)
Add 5 psi
0.4 bar
Add 5 psi
0.4 bar
3. For Drag cutting (60 Amps and below),
adjust gas pressure from 75 - 95 psi / 5.2 6.5 bar (LED's in center of control panel).
Refer to the Drag Cutting chart for pressure setting details.
DRAG
CutMaster 102 Gas Pressure Settings
Leads
Length
MC100
(Mechanized Torch)
Up to 25'
(7.6 m)
80 psi
5.5 bar
Each additional
25' (7.6 m)
Add 5 psi
0.4 bar
Cutting speeds vary according to torch output amperage, the type of material being cut, and operator
skill. Refer to Section 4T.08 and following for greater
details.
Output current setting or cutting speeds may be
reduced to allow slower cutting when following a
line, or using a template or cutting guide while still
producing cuts of excellent quality.
Postflow
Release the trigger to stop the cutting arc. Gas continues to flow for approximately 20 seconds. During
post - flow, if the user moves the trigger release to
the rear and presses the trigger, the pilot arc starts.
The main arc transfers to the workpiece if the torch
tip is within transfer distance to the workpiece.
Shutdown
Turn the ON / OFF
switch to OFF
(down).
All Power Supply indicators shut OFF. Unplug the
input power cord or disconnect input power. Power
is removed from the system.
Select Current Output Level
1. Place the Function Control Knob in one of
the three operating positions available:
RUN
,
RAPID AUTO RESTART
Gas flow stops.
2. Set the output current to desired amperage
with the Output Current Control Knob.
or LATCH
.
Cutting Operation
When the torch leaves the workpiece during cutting
operations with the Function Control Knob in the
RUN position, there is a brief delay in restarting
the pilot arc. With the knob in the RAPID AUTO
RESTART position, when the torch leaves the workpiece the pilot arc restarts instantly, and the cutting
arc restarts instantly when the pilot arc contacts the
workpiece. (Use the 'Rapid Auto Restart' position
when cutting expanded metal or gratings, or in
gouging or trimming operations when an uninterrupted restart is desired). And with the knob in the
LATCH position the main cutting arc will be maintained after the torch switch is released.
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SECTION 4 TORCH:
OPERATION
Torch Head
Electrode
4T.01Torch Parts Selection
Depending on the type of operation to be done
determines the torch parts to be used.
Type of operation:
Start Cartridge
Drag cutting, standoff cutting or gouging
Tip
Torch parts:
Shield Cup, Cutting Tip, Electrode and Starter
Cartridge
NOTE
Refer to Section 4T.07 and following for
additional information on torch parts.
Change the torch parts for a different operation as
follows:
WARNING
Disconnect primary power at the source before assembling or disassembling torch parts,
or torch and leads assemblies.
NOTE
Shield Cup
A-03510_AB
Torch Parts (Drag Shield Cap & Shield Cup Body
Shown)
3. Install the replacement Electrode by pushing it straight into the torch head until it
clicks.
4. Install the starter cartridge and desired tip
for the operation into the torch head.
5. Hand tighten the shield cup assembly until
it is seated on the torch head. If resistance
is felt when installing the cup, check the
threads before proceeding.
The shield cup holds the tip and starter
cartridge in place. Position the torch with the
shield cup facing upward to keep these parts
from falling out when the cup is removed.
1. Unscrew and remove the shield cup assembly from the torch head.
2. Remove the Electrode by pulling it straight
out of the Torch Head.
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4T.02Cut Quality
Bottom Dross Buildup
Molten material which is not blown out of the cut
area and resolidifies on the plate. Excessive dross
may require secondary cleanup operations after
cutting.
NOTES
Cut quality depends heavily on setup and
parameters such as torch standoff, alignment
with the workpiece, cutting speed, gas
pressures, and operator ability.
Cut quality requirements differ depending on
application. For instance, nitride build - up and
bevel angle may be major factors when the surface will be welded after cutting. Dross - free cutting is important when finish cut quality is desired
to avoid a secondary cleaning operation. The
following cut quality characteristics are illustrated
in the following figure:
Kerf Width
The width of the cut (or the width of material removed during the cut).
Top Spatter (Dross)
Top spatter or dross on the top of the cut caused by
slow travel speed, excess cutting height, or cutting
tip whose orifice has become elongated.
4T.03General Cutting Information
!
Kerf Width
Cut Surface
Bevel Angle
Disconnect primary power at the source
before disassembling the power supply, torch,
or torch leads.
Top
Spatter
Frequently review the Important Safety Precautions at the front of this manual. Be sure
the operator is equipped with proper gloves,
clothing, eye and ear protection. Make sure
no part of the operator’s body comes into
contact with the workpiece while the torch
is activated.
Top Edge
Rounding
Dross
Build-Up
Cut Surface
Drag Lines
A-00007
Cut Quality Characteristics
Cut Surface
CAUTION
The desired or specified condition (smooth or rough)
of the face of the cut.
Sparks from the cutting process can cause
damage to coated, painted, and other surfaces
such as glass, plastic and metal.
Nitride Build - Up
NOTE
Nitride deposits can be left on the surface of the cut
when nitrogen is present in the plasma gas stream.
These buildups may create difficulties if the material
is to be welded after the cutting process.
Bevel Angle
WARNINGS
Handle torch leads with care and protect them
from damage.
Piloting
The angle between the surface of the cut edge and
a plane perpendicular to the surface of the plate.
A perfectly perpendicular cut would result in a 0°
bevel angle.
Top - Edge Rounding
Piloting is harder on parts life than actual cutting
because the pilot arc is directed from the electrode
to the tip rather than to a workpiece. Whenever
possible, avoid excessive pilot arc time to improve
parts life.
Rounding on the top edge of a cut due to wearing
from the initial contact of the plasma arc on the
workpiece.
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Torch Standoff
Dross
Improper standoff (the distance between the torch
tip and workpiece) can adversely affect tip life as
well as shield cup life. Standoff may also significantly affect the bevel angle. Reducing standoff will
generally result in a more square cut.
Edge Starting
For edge starts, hold the torch perpendicular to the
workpiece with the front of the tip near (not touching) the edge of the workpiece at the point where
the cut is to start. When starting at the edge of the
plate, do not pause at the edge and force the arc to
"reach" for the edge of the metal. Establish the cutting arc as quickly as possible.
Direction of Cut
In the torches, the plasma gas stream swirls as it
leaves the torch to maintain a smooth column of
gas. This swirl effect results in one side of a cut being more square than the other. Viewed along the
direction of travel, the right side of the cut is more
square than the left.
Left Side
Cut Angle
Right Side
Cut Angle
A-00512
Side Characteristics Of Cut
To make a square - edged cut along an inside
diameter of a circle, the torch should move counterclockwise around the circle. To keep the square
edge along an outside diameter cut, the torch should
travel in a clockwise direction.
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When dross is present on carbon steel, it is commonly referred to as either “high speed, slow speed,
or top dross”. Dross present on top of the plate is
normally caused by too great a torch to plate distance. "Top dross" is normally very easy to remove
and can often be wiped off with a welding glove.
"Slow speed dross" is normally present on the bottom edge of the plate. It can vary from a light to
heavy bead, but does not adhere tightly to the cut
edge, and can be easily scraped off. "High speed
dross" usually forms a narrow bead along the bottom
of the cut edge and is very difficult to remove. When
cutting a troublesome steel, it is sometimes useful
to reduce the cutting speed to produce "slow speed
dross". Any resultant cleanup can be accomplished
by scraping, not grinding.
4T.04Hand Torch Operation
Standoff Cutting With Hand Torch
NOTE
For best performance and parts life, always
use the correct parts for the type of operation.
1. The torch can be comfortably held in one
hand or steadied with two hands. Position
the hand to press the Trigger on the torch
handle. With the hand torch, the hand may
be positioned close to the torch head for
maximum control or near the back end for
maximum heat protection. Choose the
holding technique that feels most comfortable and allows good control and movement.
NOTE
The tip should never come in contact with
the workpiece except during drag cutting
operations.
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2. Depending on the cutting operation, do one
of the following:
a.For edge starts, hold the torch perpendicular to the workpiece with the front
of the tip on the edge of the workpiece
at the point where the cut is to start.
b.For standoff cutting, hold the torch 1/8
- 3/8 in (3-9 mm) from the workpiece as
shown below.
Trigger
1
2
Trigger Release
3
Torch
4
Art # A-03383
Shield Cup
Standoff Distance
1/8" - 3/8" (3 - 9mm)
6. Cut as usual. Simply release the trigger
assembly to stop cutting.
7. Follow normal recommended cutting
practices as provided in the power supply
operator's manual.
NOTE
A-00024_AB
Standoff Distance
3. Hold the torch away from your body.
4. Slide the trigger release toward the back
of the torch handle while simultaneously
squeezing the trigger. The pilot arc will
start.
Trigger
When the shield cup is properly installed,
there is a slight gap between the shield cup
and the torch handle. Gas vents through
this gap as part of normal operation. Do not
attempt to force the shield cup to close this
gap. Forcing the shield cup against the torch
head or torch handle can damage components.
8. For a consistent standoff height from the
workpiece, install the standoff guide by
sliding it onto the torch shield cup. Install
the guide with the legs at the sides of the
shield cup body to maintain good visibility
of the cutting arc. During operation, position the legs of the standoff guide against
the workpiece.
Trigger Release
A-02986
5. Bring the torch within transfer distance to
the work. The main arc will transfer to the
work, and the pilot arc will shut OFF.
NOTE
The gas preflow and postflow are a
characteristic of the power supply and not a
function of the torch.
OPERATION4T-4
Shield Cup
Standoff Guide
Torch Tip
Workpiece
Art # A-04034
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Shield Cup With Straight Edge
The drag shield cup can be used with a non conductive straight edge to make straight cuts by hand.
WARNING
5. Hold the torch away from your body.
6. Slide the trigger release toward the back
of the torch handle while simultaneously
squeezing the trigger. The pilot arc will
start.
The straight edge must be non - conductive.
Trigger
Trigger Release
Non-Conductive
Straight Edge
Cutting Guide
A-02986
7. Bring the torch within transfer distance to
the work. The main arc will transfer to the
work, and the pilot arc will shut OFF.
NOTE
A-03539
Using Drag Shield Cup With Straight Edge
The crown shield cup functions best when cutting
3/16 inch (4.7 mm) solid metal with relatively
smooth surface.
The gas preflow and postflow are a
characteristic of the power supply and not a
function of the torch.
Trigger
1
Drag Cutting With a Hand Torch
Drag cutting works best on metal 1/4" (6 mm) thick
or less.
2
Trigger Release
NOTE
Drag cutting can only be performed at 60
amps or less.
For best parts performance and life, always
use the correct parts for the type of operation.
1. Install the drag cutting tip and set the output current.
2. The torch can be comfortably held in one
hand or steadied with two hands. Position
the hand to press the Trigger on the torch
handle. With the hand torch, the hand may
be positioned close to the torch head for
maximum control or near the back end for
maximum heat protection. Choose the
holding technique that feels most comfortable and allows good control and movement.
4. Keep the torch in contact with the workpiece during the cutting cycle.
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4
Art # A-03383
8. Cut as usual. Simply release the trigger
assembly to stop cutting.
9. Follow normal recommended cutting
practices as provided in the power supply
operator's manual.
NOTE
When the shield cup is properly installed,
there is a slight gap between the shield cup
and the torch handle. Gas vents through
this gap as part of normal operation. Do not
attempt to force the shield cup to close this
gap. Forcing the shield cup against the torch
head or torch handle can damage components.
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6. Bring the torch within transfer distance to
the work. The main arc will transfer to the
work, and the pilot arc will shut OFF.
Piercing With Hand Torch
1. The torch can be comfortably held in one
hand or steadied with two hands. Position
the hand to press the Trigger on the torch
handle. With the hand torch, the hand may
be positioned close to the torch head for
maximum control or near the back end for
maximum heat protection. Choose the
technique that feels most comfortable and
allows good control and movement.
NOTES
The gas preflow and postflow are a
characteristic of the power supply and not a
function of the torch.
When the shield cup is properly installed,
there is a slight gap between the shield cup
and the torch handle. Gas vents through
this gap as part of normal operation. Do not
attempt to force the shield cup to close this
gap. Forcing the shield cup against the torch
head or torch handle can damage components.
NOTE
The tip should never come in contact with
the workpiece except during drag cutting
operations.
2. Angle the torch slightly to direct blowback
particles away from the torch tip (and operator) rather than directly back into it until
the pierce is complete.
3. In a portion of the unwanted metal start the
pierce off the cutting line and then continue
the cut onto the line. Hold the torch perpendicular to the workpiece after the pierce
is complete.
4. Hold the torch away from your body.
5. Slide the trigger release toward the back
of the torch handle while simultaneously
squeezing the trigger. The pilot arc will
start.
7. Clean spatter and scale from the shield cup
and the tip as soon as possible. Spraying
the shield cup in anti - spatter compound
will minimize the amount of scale which
adheres to it.
Cutting speed depends on material, thickness,
and the operator’s ability to accurately follow the
desired cut line. The following factors may have
an impact on system performance:
• Torch parts wear
• Air quality
• Line voltage fluctuations
• Torch standoff height
• Proper work cable connection
Trigger
Trigger Release
A-02986
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4T.05Gouging
Current Setting
!
WARNINGS
Be sure the operator is equipped with proper
gloves, clothing, eye and ear protection
and that all safety precautions at the front
of this manual have been followed. Make
sure no part of the operator’s body comes in
contact with the workpiece when the torch is
activated.
Disconnect primary power to the system before disassembling the torch, leads, or power
supply.
CAUTION
Sparks from plasma gouging can cause
damage to coated, painted or other surfaces
such as glass, plastic, and metal.
Current settings depend on torch travel speed,
mode of operation (hand or machine torch), and the
amount of material to be removed.
Pressure Setting
Even though the setting is within the specified range,
if the torch does not pilot well the pressure may need
to be reduced.
Lead Angle
The angle between the torch and workpiece depends
on the output current setting and torch travel speed.
The recommended lead angle is 35°. At a lead angle
greater than 45° the molten metal will not be blown
out of the gouge and may be blown back onto the
torch. If the lead angle is too small (less than 35°),
less material may be removed, requiring more passes. In some applications, such as removing welds
or working with light metal, this may be desirable.
Torch Head
Check torch parts. The torch parts must
correspond with the type of operation. Refer
to Section 4T.07, Torch Parts Selection.
35°
Gouging Parameters
Gouging performance depends on parameters
such as torch travel speed, current level, lead angle
(the angle between the torch and workpiece), and
the distance between the torch tip and workpiece
(standoff).
CAUTION
Touching the torch tip or shield cup to the work surface
will cause excessive parts wear.
Torch Travel Speed
NOTE
Refer to Appendix Pages for additional
information as related to the Power Supply
used.
Optimum torch travel speed is dependent on current
setting, lead angle, and mode of operation (hand or
machine torch).
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Standoff Height
Workpiece
A-00941_AB
Gouging Angle and Standoff Distance
Standoff Distance
The tip to work distance affects gouge quality and
depth. Standoff distance of 1/8 - 1/4 inch (3 - 6
mm) allows for smooth, consistent metal removal.
Smaller standoff distances may result in a severance
cut rather than a gouge. Standoff distances greater
than 1/4 inch (6 mm) may result in minimal metal
removal or loss of transferred main arc.
Slag Buildup
Slag generated by gouging on materials such as carbon and stainless steels, nickels, and alloyed steels,
can be removed easily in most cases. Slag does not
obstruct the gouging process if it accumulates to the
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side of the gouge path. However, slag build - up can
cause inconsistencies and irregular metal removal if
large amounts of material build up in front of the
arc. The build - up is most often a result of improper
travel speed, lead angle, or standoff height.
For optimum smooth surface quality, the travel
speed should be adjusted so that only the leading
edge of the arc column produces the cut. If the travel
speed is too slow, a rough cut will be produced as
the arc moves from side to side in search of metal
for transfer.
4T.06Mechanized Torch Operation
Travel speed also affects the bevel angle of a cut.
When cutting in a circle or around a corner, slowing
down the travel speed will result in a squarer cut.
The power source output should be reduced also.
Refer to the appropriate Control Module Operating
Manual for any Corner Slowdown adjustments that
may be required.
Cutting With Mechanized Torch
The mechanized torch can be activated by remote
control pendant or by a remote interface device
such as CNC.
1. To start a cut at the plate edge, position the
center of the torch along the edge of the
plate.
Piercing With Machine Torch
Travel Speed
Proper travel speed is indicated by the trail of the
arc which is seen below the plate. The arc can be
one of the following:
1. Straight Arc
A straight arc is perpendicular to the workpiece
surface. This arc is generally recommended
for the best cut using air plasma on stainless or
aluminum.
2. Leading Arc
The leading arc is directed in the same direction as
torch travel. A five degree leading arc is generally
recommended for air plasma on mild steel.
To pierce with a machine torch, the arc should be
started with the torch positioned as high as possible
above the plate while allowing the arc to transfer
and pierce. This standoff helps avoid having molten
metal blow back onto the front end of the torch.
When operating with a cutting machine, a pierce or
dwell time is required. Torch travel should not be
enabled until the arc penetrates the bottom of the
plate. As motion begins, torch standoff should be
reduced to the recommended 1/8 - 1/4 inch (3-6
mm) distance for optimum speed and cut quality.
Clean spatter and scale from the shield cup and the
tip as soon as possible. Spraying or dipping the
shield cup in anti - spatter compound will minimize
the amount of scale which adheres to it.
3. Trailing Arc
The trailing arc is directed in the opposite direction as torch travel.
Dir
ect
ion
of T
orc
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rav
el
Standoff Distance
Straight Arc
Trailing Arc
A-02586
Leading Arc
Mechanized Torch Operation
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4T.07Parts Selection for MC100 Torch Cutting
DRAG TIP
CUTTING
Shield
Cup Body,
64006523
Tips:
Shield Cup
64006515
30A 64006506
40A 64006507
60A 64006526
40A
DRAG SHIELD
CUTTING
Tip:
CUTTING
Start
Cartridge
64006513
Electrode
64006514
40A
Shield
Cup Body,
64006523
64006508
60A
DRAG SHIELD
CUTTING
Tips:
60A 64006510
STANDOFF
CUTTING
O-Ring No. 8-3488
Shield
Cup Body,
64006523
Shield
Cup Body,
64006523
GOUGING
Tips:
Art # A-08130
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Standoff Guide
64006528
Shield Cap, Drag
50-60A 64006521
Shield Cap, Deflector
64006525
Shield Cup
64006515
60-100A
Tip A
Tip B
Tip C
Tip D
Shield Cap, Deflector
64006525
Shield Cup
64006515
STANDOFF
CUTTING
CUTTING
Shield Cap, Deflector
64006525
Part #
64006516
64006517
64006518
64006519
Standoff Guide
64006528
Shield Cap, Gouging
64006524
Gouging Profiles
Output Range
Depth
40 Amps Max.
Shallow
60-100 Amps
Deep
60-100 Amps
Moderate
60-100 Amps
Shallow
Width
Narrow
Narrow
Moderate
Wide
4T-9OPERATION
CUTMASTER 102
4T.08Recommended Cutting Speeds for MC100 With Exposed Tip
Type Torch: MC100 With Exposed Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Inches
Tip
Output
mm (Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
Type Material: Mild Steel
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
Plasma Gas Press
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Inches
mm
psi*
bar
0.036 0.9 9-8208
104
40
340
8.64
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.00
0.2
5.1
0.06
1.5 9-8208
108
40
250
6.35
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.10
0.2
5.1
0.075 1.9 9-8208
108
40
190
4.83
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.30
0.2
5.1
0.135 3.4 9-8208
110
40
105
2.67
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.40
0.2
5.1
0.188 4.8 9-8208
113
40
60
1.52
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.60
0.2
5.1
0.25
6.4 9-8208
111
40
40
1.02
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
55
170
1.00
0.2
5.1
0.375 9.5 9-8208
124
40
21
0.53
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
55
170
NR
NR
NR
0.500 12.7 9-8208
123
40
11
0.28
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
55
170
NR
NR
NR
0.625 15.9 9-8208
137
40
7
0.18
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
55
170
NR
NR
NR
Type Torch: MC100 With Exposed Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Inches
Tip
Output
mm (Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches
mm
Type Material: Stainless Steel
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
Plasma Gas Press
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Inches mm
psi*
bar
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches
mm
0.036 0.9 9-8208
103
40
355
9.02
0.125 3.2
65
4.5
55
170
0.00
0.2
5.1
0.05
1.3 9-8208
98
40
310
7.87
0.125 3.2
65
4.5
55
170
0.00
0.2
5.1
0.06
1.5 9-8208
98
40
240
6.10
0.125 3.2
65
4.5
55
170
0.10
0.2
5.1
0.078 2.0 9-8208
100
40
125
3.18
0.125 3.2
65
4.5
55
170
0.30
0.2
5.1
0.135 3.4 9-8208
120
40
30
0.76
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.40
0.2
5.1
0.188 4.8 9-8208
124
40
20
0.51
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.60
0.2
5.1
0.25
6.4 9-8208
122
40
15
0.38
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
1.00
0.2
5.1
0.375 9.5 9-8208
126
40
10
0.25
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
NR
NR
NR
Type Torch: MC100 With Exposed Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Inches
Tip
Output
mm (Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
Type Material: Aluminum
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
Plasma Gas Press
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Inches mm
psi*
bar
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches
mm
0.032 0.8 9-8208
110
40
440
11.18
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.00
0.2
5.1
0.051 1.3 9-8208
109
40
350
8.89
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.10
0.2
5.1
0.064 1.6 9-8208
112
40
250
6.35
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.10
0.2
5.1
0.079 2.0 9-8208
112
40
200
5.08
0.19 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.30
0.2
5.1
0.125 3.2 9-8208
118
40
100
2.54
0.19 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.40
0.2
5.1
0.188 4.8 9-8208
120
40
98
2.49
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.60
0.2
5.1
0.250 6.4 9-8208
123
40
50
1.27
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
1.00
0.2
5.1
0.375 9.5 9-8208
134
40
16
0.41
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
NR
NR
NR
OPERATION4T-10
Manual 0-5012
CUTMASTER 102
Type Torch: MC100 With Exposed Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Inches
Tip
Output
mm (Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
Type Material: Mild Steel
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
Plasma Gas Press
Inches mm
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
psi*
bar
0.060 1.5
9-8210
110
60
290
7.37
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.00
0.19
4.8
0.075 1.9
9-8210
120
60
285
7.24
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.10
0.19
4.8
0.120 3.0
9-8210
120
60
180
4.57
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.10
0.19
4.8
0.135 3.4
9-8210
119
60
170
4.32
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.10
0.19
4.8
0.188 4.8
9-8210
121
60
100
2.54
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.20
0.19
4.8
0.250 6.4
9-8210
119
60
80
2.03
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.30
0.19
4.8
0.375 9.5
9-8210
124
60
50
1.27
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.50
0.19
4.8
0.500 12.7 9-8210
126
60
26
0.66
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.75
0.19
4.8
0.625 15.9 9-8210
127
60
19
0.48
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
NR
NR
NR
0.750 19.1 9-8210
134
60
14
0.36
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
NR
NR
NR
1.000 25.4 9-8210
140
60
6
0.15
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
NR
NR
NR
Type Torch: MC100 With Exposed Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Inches
Tip
Output
mm (Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches mm
Type Material: Stainless Steel
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Standoff
Plasma Gas Press
Inches mm
psi*
bar
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches mm
0.06
1.5
9-8210
119
60
350
8.91
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.00
0.20
5.1
0.075
1.9
9-8210
116
60
300
7.64
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.10
0.20
5.1
0.120
3.0
9-8210
123
60
150
3.82
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.10
0.20
5.1
0.135
3.4
9-8210
118
60
125
3.18
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.10
0.20
5.1
0.188
4.8
9-8210
122
60
90
2.29
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.20
0.20
5.1
0.250
6.4
9-8210
120
60
65
1.65
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.30
0.20
5.1
0.375
9.5
9-8210
130
60
30
0.76
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.50
0.20
5.1
0.500 12.7 9-8210
132
60
21
0.53
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.75
0.20
5.1
0.625 15.9 9-8210
130
60
15
0.38
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
NR
NR
NR
0.750 19.1 9-8210
142
60
12
0.31
0.25
6.4
70
4.8
90
245
NR
NR
NR
Type Torch: MC100 With Exposed Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Tip
Output
Inches
mm (Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
0.060
1.5
9-8210
0.075
1.9
9-8210
0.120
3.0
0.188
0.250
0.375
Type Material: Aluminum
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
Plasma Gas Press
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Inches mm
psi*
bar
110
60
440
11.18
0.25 6.4
70
4.8
90
245
0.00
0.25
6.4
110
60
440
11.18
0.25 6.4
70
4.8
90
245
0.10
0.25
6.4
9-8210
116
60
250
6.35
0.25 6.4
70
4.8
90
245
0.10
0.25
6.4
3.4
9-8210
116
60
170
4.32
0.25 6.4
70
4.8
90
245
0.20
0.25
6.4
6.4
9-8210
132
60
85
2.16
0.25 6.4
70
4.8
90
245
0.30
0.25
6.4
9.5
9-8210
140
60
45
1.14
0.25 6.4
70
4.8
90
245
0.50
0.25
6.4
0.500 12.7 9-8210
143
60
30
0.76
0.25 6.4
70
4.8
90
245
0.80
0.25
6.4
0.625 15.9 9-8210
145
60
20
0.51
0.25 6.4
70
4.8
90
245
NR
NR
NR
0.750 19.1 9-8210
145
60
18
0.46
0.25 6.4
70
4.8
90
245
NR
NR
NR
Manual 0-5012
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches mm
4T-11OPERATION
CUTMASTER 102
Type Torch: MC100 With Exposed Tip
Type Material: Mild Steel
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Tip
Output
(Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
Plasma Gas Press
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
Inches
mm
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Inches
mm
psi*
bar
0.060
1.5
9-8211
113
80
320
8.13
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
0.00
0.19
4.8
0.120
3.0
9-8211
113
80
230
5.84
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
0.10
0.19
4.8
0.135
3.4
9-8211
115
80
180
4.57
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
0.10
0.19
4.8
0.188
4.8
9-8211
114
80
140
3.56
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
0.20
0.19
4.8
0.250
6.4
9-8211
114
80
100
2.54
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
0.30
0.19
4.8
0.375
9.5
9-8211
117
80
42
1.07
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
0.40
0.19
4.8
0.500 12.7
9-8211
120
80
33
0.84
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
0.60
0.19
4.8
0.625 15.9
9-8211
133
80
22
0.56
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
0.75
0.19
4.8
0.750 19.1
9-8211
128
80
18
0.46
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
NR
NR
NR
0.875 22.2
9-8211
133
80
10
0.25
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
NR
NR
NR
1.000 25.4
9-8211
132
80
9
0.23
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
NR
NR
NR
Type Torch: MC100 With Exposed Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Tip
Output
Inches mm (Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches
mm
Type Material: Stainless Steel
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Standoff
Inches mm
Plasma Gas Press
psi*
bar
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches
mm
0.060 1.5
9-8211
120
80
340
8.64
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
0.00
0.25
6.4
0.120 3.0
9-8211
120
80
300
7.62
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
0.10
0.25
6.4
0.135 3.4
9-8211
120
80
280
7.11
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
0.10
0.25
6.4
0.188 4.8
9-8211
120
80
140
3.56
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
0.20
0.25
6.4
0.250 6.4
9-8211
120
80
100
2.54
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
0.30
0.25
6.4
0.375 9.5
9-8211
126
80
50
1.27
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
0.40
0.25
6.4
0.500 12.7 9-8211
129
80
28
0.71
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
0.80
0.25
6.4
0.625 15.9 9-8211
135
80
20
0.51
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
1.00
0.25
6.4
0.750 19.1 9-8211
143
80
10
0.25
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
NR
NR
NR
0.875 22.2 9-8211
143
80
9
0.23
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
NR
NR
NR
1.000 25.4 9-8211
146
80
8
0.20
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
NR
NR
NR
Type Torch: MC100 with Exposed Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Inches
Tip
Output
mm (Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
Type Material: Aluminum
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
Plasma Gas Press
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Inches
mm
psi*
bar
0.06
1.5
9-8211
120
80
350
8.89
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches
115
340
0.00
0.25
mm
6.4
0.12
3.0
9-8211
124
80
300
7.62
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
0.10
0.25
6.4
0.188 4.8
9-8211
124
80
180
4.57
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
0.20
0.25
6.4
0.250 6.4
9-8211
128
80
110
2.79
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
0.30
0.25
6.4
0.375 9.5
9-8211
136
80
55
1.40
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
0.40
0.25
6.4
0.500 12.7 9-8211
139
80
38
0.97
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
0.60
0.25
6.4
0.625 15.9 9-8211
142
80
26
0.66
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
0.75
0.25
6.4
0.750 19.1 9-8211
145
80
24
0.61
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
NR
NR
NR
0.875 22.2 9-8211
153
80
10
0.25
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
NR
NR
NR
1.000 25.4 9-8211
162
80
6
0.15
0.25
6.4
65
4.5
115
340
NR
NR
NR
OPERATION4T-12
Manual 0-5012
CUTMASTER 102
Type Torch: MC100 With Exposed Tip
Type Material: Mild Steel
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Inches
mm
Tip
Output
(Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
Plasma Gas Press
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Inches
mm
psi*
bar
0.250 6.4
9-8212
110
100
105
2.65
0.190
4.8
75
5.2
130
390
0.4
0.200
5.1
0.375 9.5
9-8212
117
100
70
1.75
0.190
4.8
75
5.2
130
390
0.5
0.200
5.1
0.500 12.7 9-8212
120
100
50
1.25
0.190
4.8
75
5.2
130
390
0.6
0.200
5.1
0.625 15.9 9-8212
125
100
35
0.90
0.190
4.8
75
5.2
130
390
1.0
0.200
5.1
0.750 19.0 9-8212
131
100
18
0.45
0.190
4.8
75
5.2
130
390
2.0
0.250
6.4
1.000 25.4 9-8212
135
100
10
0.25
0.190 4.8
75
5.2
130
390
NR
NR
NR
Type Torch: MC100 With Exposed Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Tip
Output
Inches mm (Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
mm
Type Material: Stainless Steel
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
Plasma Gas Press
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
Inches
Meters
Inches mm
psi*
bar
118
100
90
2.30
0.190 4.8
75
5.2
130
390
0.5
0.250
6.4
9-8212
122
100
55
1.40
0.190 4.8
75
5.2
130
390
0.8
0.250
6.4
0.500 12.7 9-8212
126
100
30
0.75
0.190 4.8
75
5.2
130
390
1.0
0.250
6.4
0.625 15.9 9-8212
133
100
20
0.50
0.190 4.8
75
5.2
130
390
1.5
0.250
6.4
0.750 19.0 9-8212
138
100
15
0.40
0.190 4.8
75
5.2
130
390
NR
NR
NR
1.000 25.4 9-8212
139
100
10
0.25
0.190 4.8
75
5.2
130
390
NR
NR
NR
0.250 6.4
9-8212
0.375 9.5
(Amps)
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches
Type Torch: MC100 with Exposed Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Tip
Output
Inches
mm (Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
0.250
6.4
9-8212
0.375
9.5
9-8212
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches
mm
Type Material: Aluminum
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
Plasma Gas Press
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Inches
mm
psi*
bar
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches
mm
108
100
120
3.05
0.190
4.8
65
4.5
120
360
0.2
0.225
5.7
117
100
65
1.65
0.190
4.8
65
4.5
120
360
0.4
0.225
5.7
0.500 12.7 9-8212
120
100
45
1.15
0.190
4.8
65
4.5
120
360
0.5
0.225
5.7
0.625 15.9 9-8212
125
100
30
0.75
0.190
4.8
65
4.5
120
360
0.8
0.225
5.7
0.750 19.0 9-8212
131
100
25
0.65
0.190
4.8
65
4.5
120
360
1.0
0.225
5.7
1.000 25.4 9-8212
140
100
10
0.25
0.190 4.8
65
4.5
120
360
NR
NR
NR
NOTES
* Gas pressure shown is for torches with leads up to 25’ / 7.6 m long. For 50’ / 15.2 m leads, set gas
pressure to 70 psi / 4.8 bar.
** Total flow rate includes plasma and secondary gas flow.
Manual 0-5012
4T-13OPERATION
CUTMASTER 102
4T.09Recommended Cutting Speeds for MC100 With Shielded Tip
Type Torch: MC100 With Shielded Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Inches
mm
Tip
Output
(Cat. No.) Volts (VDC)
Type Material: Mild Steel
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
Plasma Gas Press
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Inches mm
psi*
bar
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches
mm
0.036 0.9
9-8208
114
40
170
4.32
0.19 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.00
0.2
5.1
0.06
1.5
9-8208
120
40
90
2.29
0.19 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.10
0.2
5.1
0.075 1.9
9-8208
121
40
80
2.03
0.19 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.30
0.2
5.1
0.135 3.4
9-8208
122
40
75
1.91
0.19 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.40
0.2
5.1
0.188 4.8
9-8208
123
40
30
0.76
0.19 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.60
0.2
5.1
0.25
6.4
9-8208
125
40
25
0.64
0.19 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
1.00
0.2
5.1
0.375 9.5
9-8208
138
40
11
0.28
0.19 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
NR
NR
NR
0.500 12.7 9-8208
142
40
7
0.18
0.19 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
NR
NR
NR
0.625 15.9 9-8208
152
40
3
0.08
0.19 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
NR
NR
NR
Type Torch: MC100 With Shielded Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Inches
mm
Tip
Output
(Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
Type Material: Stainless Steel
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
Plasma Gas Press
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Inches
mm
psi*
bar
0.036 0.9
9-8208
109
40
180
4.57
0.125 3.2
65
4.5
55
170
0.00
0.2
5.1
0.05
1.3
9-8208
105
40
165
4.19
0.125 3.2
65
4.5
55
170
0.00
0.2
5.1
0.06
1.5
9-8208
115
40
120
3.05
0.125 3.2
65
4.5
55
170
0.10
0.2
5.1
0.078 2.0
9-8208
120
40
65
1.65
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.30
0.2
5.1
0.135 3.4
9-8208
125
40
25
0.64
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.40
0.2
5.1
0.188 4.8
9-8208
132
40
20
0.51
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.60
0.2
5.1
0.25
6.4
9-8208
130
40
15
0.38
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
1.00
0.2
5.1
0.375 9.5
9-8208
130
40
10
0.25
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
NR
NR
NR
Type Torch: MC100 With Shielded Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Inches
mm
Tip
Output
(Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches mm
Type Material: Aluminum
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
Plasma Gas Press
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Inches
mm
psi*
bar
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches mm
0.032 0.8
9-8208
116
40
220
5.59
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.00
0.2
5.1
0.051 1.3
9-8208
116
40
210
5.33
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.00
0.2
5.1
0.064 1.6
9-8208
118
40
180
4.57
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.10
0.2
5.1
0.079 2.0
9-8208
116
40
150
3.81
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.30
0.2
5.1
0.125 3.2
9-8208
130
40
75
1.91
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.40
0.2
5.1
0.188 4.8
9-8208
132
40
60
1.52
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
0.60
0.2
5.1
0.250 6.4
9-8208
134
40
28
0.71
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
1.00
0.2
5.1
0.375 9.5
9-8208
143
40
11
0.28
0.187 4.8
65
4.5
55
170
NR
NR
NR
OPERATION4T-14
Manual 0-5012
CUTMASTER 102
Type Torch: MC100 With Shielded Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Inches
mm
Tip
Output
(Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
Type Material: Mild Steel
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
Plasma Gas Press
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Inches mm
psi*
bar
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches mm
0.060 1.5
9-8210
124
60
250
6.35
0.19 4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.00
0.2
5.1
0.075 1.9
9-8210
126
60
237
6.02
0.19 4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.10
0.2
5.1
0.120 3.0
9-8210
126
60
230
5.84
0.19 4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.10
0.2
5.1
0.135 3.4
9-8210
128
60
142
3.61
0.19 4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.10
0.2
5.1
0.188 4.8
9-8210
128
60
125
3.18
0.19 4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.20
0.2
5.1
0.250 6.4
9-8210
123
60
80
2.03
0.19 4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.30
0.2
5.1
0.375 9.5
9-8210
132
60
34
0.86
0.19 4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.50
0.2
5.1
0.500 12.7 9-8210
137
60
23
0.58
0.19 4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.75
0.2
5.1
0.625 15.9 9-8210
139
60
14
0.36
0.19 4.8
70
4.8
90
245
NR
NR
NR
0.750 19.1 9-8210
145
60
14
0.36
0.19 4.8
70
4.8
90
245
NR
NR
NR
1.000 25.4 9-8210
156
60
4
0.10
0.19 4.8
70
4.8
90
245
NR
NR
NR
Type Torch: MC100 With Shielded Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Inches
Tip
Output
mm (Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
Type Material: Stainless Steel
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
Plasma Gas Press
Inches mm
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
psi*
bar
0.06
1.5
9-8210
110
60
165
4.19
0.13
3.2
70
4.8
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches mm
90
245
0.00
0.20
5.1
0.075
1.9
9-8210
116
60
155
3.94
0.13
3.2
70
4.8
90
245
0.10
0.20
5.1
0.120
3.0
9-8210
115
60
125
3.18
0.13
3.2
70
4.8
90
245
0.10
0.20
5.1
0.135
3.4
9-8210
118
60
80
2.03
0.13
3.2
70
4.8
90
245
0.10
0.20
5.1
0.188
4.8
9-8210
120
60
75
1.91
0.13
3.2
70
4.8
90
245
0.20
0.20
5.1
0.250
6.4
9-8210
121
60
60
1.52
0.13
3.2
70
4.8
90
245
0.30
0.20
5.1
0.375
9.5
9-8210
129
60
28
0.71
0.13
3.2
70
4.8
90
245
0.50
0.20
5.1
0.500 12.7 9-8210
135
60
17
0.43
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.75
0.20
5.1
0.625 15.9 9-8210
135
60
14
0.36
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
NR
NR
NR
0.750 19.1 9-8210
142
60
10
0.25
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
NR
NR
NR
Type Torch: MC100 With Shielded Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Inches
Tip
Output
mm (Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
Type Material: Aluminum
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Standoff
Inches mm
Plasma Gas Press
psi*
bar
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches
mm
0.060 1.5
9-8210
105
60
350
8.89
0.13
3.2
70
4.8
90
245
0.00
0.20
5.1
0.075 1.9
9-8210
110
60
350
8.89
0.13
3.2
70
4.8
90
245
0.10
0.20
5.1
0.120 3.0
9-8210
110
60
275
6.99
0.13
3.2
70
4.8
90
245
0.10
0.20
5.1
0.188 3.4
9-8210
122
60
140
3.56
0.13
3.2
70
4.8
90
245
0.20
0.20
5.1
0.250 6.4
9-8210
134
60
80
2.03
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.30
0.20
5.1
0.375 9.5
9-8210
140
60
45
1.14
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.50
0.20
5.1
0.500 12.7 9-8210
144
60
26
0.66
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
0.80
0.20
5.1
0.625 15.9 9-8210
145
60
19
0.48
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
NR
NR
NR
0.750 19.1 9-8210
150
60
15
0.38
0.19
4.8
70
4.8
90
245
NR
NR
NR
Manual 0-5012
4T-15OPERATION
CUTMASTER 102
Type Torch: MC100 With Shielded Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Type Material: Mild Steel
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Thickness
Tip
Output
Inches mm
(Cat. No.)
Volts(VDC)
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Inches
Standoff
mm
psi*
bar
0.060 1.5
9-8211
128
80
280
7.11
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
0.00
0.2
5.1
0.120 3.0
9-8211
126
80
203
5.16
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
0.10
0.2
5.1
0.135 3.4
9-8211
128
80
182
4.62
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
0.10
0.2
5.1
0.188 4.8
9-8211
128
80
137
3.48
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
0.20
0.2
5.1
0.250 6.4
9-8211
131
80
100
2.54
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
0.30
0.2
5.1
0.375 9.5
9-8211
134
80
40
1.02
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
0.50
0.2
5.1
0.500 12.7
9-8211
136
80
36
0.91
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
0.60
0.2
5.1
0.625 15.9
9-8211
145
80
21
0.53
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
0.75
0.2
5.1
0.750 19.1
9-8211
144
80
14
0.36
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
NR
NR
NR
0.875 22.2
9-8211
149
80
11
0.28
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
NR
NR
NR
1.000 25.4
9-8211
162
80
8
0.20
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
NR
NR
NR
Type Torch: MC100 With Shielded Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Tip
Output
Inches mm (Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
Plasma Gas Press
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches
mm
Type Material: Stainless Steel
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
Inches
Plasma Gas Press
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
mm
psi*
bar
0.060 1.5
9-8211
110
80
340
8.50
0.125 3.2
65
4.5
115
340
0.00
0.2
5.1
0.120 3.0
9-8211
115
80
260
6.50
0.125 3.2
65
4.5
115
340
0.10
0.2
5.1
0.135 3.4
9-8211
113
80
250
6.25
0.125 3.2
65
4.5
115
340
0.10
0.2
5.1
0.188 4.8
9-8211
114
80
170
4.25
0.125 3.2
65
4.5
115
340
0.20
0.2
5.1
0.250 6.4
9-8211
116
80
85
2.13
0.125 3.2
65
4.5
115
340
0.30
0.2
5.1
0.375 9.5
9-8211
123
80
45
1.13
0.125 3.2
65
4.5
115
340
0.40
0.25
6.4
0.500 12.7 9-8211
133
80
18
0.45
0.125 3.2
65
4.5
115
340
0.75
0.25
6.4
0.625 15.9 9-8211
135
80
16
0.40
0.125 3.2
65
4.5
115
340
1.00
0.25
6.4
0.750 19.1 9-8211
144
80
8
0.20
0.125 3.2
65
4.5
115
340
NR
NR
NR
0.875 22.2 9-8211
137
80
8
0.20
0.125 3.2
65
4.5
115
340
NR
NR
NR
1.000 25.4 9-8211
140
80
8
0.20
0.125 3.2
65
4.5
115
340
NR
NR
NR
Type Torch: MC100 With Shielded Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Inches
0.06
Tip
Output
mm (Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
115
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches
mm
Type Material: Aluminum
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
Plasma Gas Press
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Inches
mm
psi*
bar
80
320
8.13
0.13
3.2
65
4.5
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches
115
340
0.00
0.25
mm
1.5
9-8211
6.4
0.12
3.0
9-8211
120
80
240
6.10
0.13
3.2
65
4.5
115
340
0.10
0.25
6.4
0.188
4.8
9-8211
120
80
165
4.19
0.13
3.2
65
4.5
115
340
0.20
0.25
6.4
0.250
6.4
9-8211
124
80
100
2.54
0.13
3.2
65
4.5
115
340
0.30
0.25
6.4
0.375
9.5
9-8211
138
80
60
1.52
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
0.40
0.25
6.4
0.500 12.7 9-8211
141
80
36
0.91
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
0.60
0.25
6.4
0.625 15.9 9-8211
142
80
26
0.66
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
0.75
0.25
6.4
0.750 19.1 9-8211
150
80
18
0.46
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
NR
NR
NR
0.875 22.2 9-8211
156
80
8
0.20
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
NR
NR
NR
1.000 25.4 9-8211
164
80
6
0.15
0.19
4.8
65
4.5
115
340
NR
NR
NR
OPERATION4T-16
Manual 0-5012
CUTMASTER 102
Type Torch: MC100 With Shielded Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Type Material: Mild Steel
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Tip
Output
(Cat. No.)
Volts(VDC)
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Inches
mm
psi*
bar
0.250 6.4
9-8212
124
100
110
2.80
0.180
4.6
75
5.2
130
390
0.4
0.200
5.1
0.375 9.5
9-8212
127
100
75
1.90
0.180
4.6
75
5.2
130
390
0.5
0.200
5.1
0.500 12.7
9-8212
132
100
50
1.30
0.180
4.6
75
5.2
130
390
0.6
0.200
5.1
0.625 15.9
9-8212
136
100
30
0.75
0.180
4.6
75
5.2
130
390
0.8
0.200
5.1
0.750 19.0
9-8212
140
100
18
0.45
0.190
4.8
75
5.2
130
390
2.0
0.225
5.7
1.000 25.4
9-8212
147
100
10
0.25
0.190 4.8
75
5.2
130
390
NR
NR
NR
Inches
mm
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
Type Torch: MC100 With Shielded Tip
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Tip
Output
Inches mm (Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
Plasma Gas Press
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches
mm
Type Material: Stainless Steel
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
Plasma Gas Press
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Inches
mm
psi*
bar
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches
mm
0.250 6.4
9-8212
121
100
110
2.80
0.125
3.2
75
5.2
130
390
0.5
0.200
5.1
0.375 9.5
9-8212
125
100
60
1.50
0.150
3.8
75
5.2
130
390
0.8
0.200
5.1
0.500 12.7 9-8212
132
100
35
0.90
0.150
3.8
75
5.2
130
390
1.0
0.200
5.1
0.625 15.9 9-8212
137
100
20
0.50
0.150
3.8
75
5.2
130
390
2.0
0.225
5.7
0.750 19.0 9-8212
144
100
15
0.40
0.190
4.8
75
5.2
130
390
NR
NR
NR
1.000 25.4 9-8212
154
100
8
0.20
0.190 4.8
75
5.2
130
390
NR
NR
NR
Type Torch: MC100 With Shielded Tip
Type Material: Aluminum
Type Secondary Gas: Single Gas Torch
Type Plasma Gas: Air
Thickness
Tip
Output
Inches
mm (Cat. No.) Volts(VDC)
0.250
6.4
9-8212
0.375
9.5
Amperage Speed (Per Minute)
Standoff
(Amps)
Inches
Meters
Inches
120
100
120
3.05
9-8212
128
100
65
0.500 12.7 9-8212
130
100
0.625 15.9 9-8212
135
0.750 19.0 9-8212
1.000 25.4 9-8212
mm
Plasma Gas Press
Flow (CFH)
Pierce
Pierce Height
psi*
bar
Plasma Total** Delay (Sec) Inches
mm
0.180
65
4.5
105
360
0.2
0.225
5.7
1.65
0.180
65
4.5
105
360
0.4
0.225
5.7
45
1.15
0.180
65
4.5
105
360
0.5
0.225
5.7
100
30
0.75
0.180
65
4.5
105
360
0.8
0.225
5.7
140
100
25
0.65
0.180
65
4.5
105
360
1.0
0.225
5.7
148
100
10
0.25
0.190
65
4.5
105
360
NR
NR
NR
NOTES
* Gas pressure shown is for torches with leads up to 25’ / 7.6 m long. For 50’ / 15.2 m leads, set gas
pressure to 70 psi / 4.8 bar.
** Total flow rate includes plasma and secondary gas flow.
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CUTMASTER 102
PATENT INFORMATION
Plasma Cutting Torch Patents
The following parts are covered under U.S. and Foreign Patents as follows:
Catalog #
Description
9-8215
Electrode
9-8213
Cartridge
9-8205
Tip
9-8206
Tip
9-8207
Tip
9-8252
Tip
9-8208
Tip
9-8209
Tip
9-8210
Tip
9-8231
Tip
9-8211
Tip
9-8212
Tip
9-8253
Tip
9-8225
Tip
9-8226
Tip
9-8227
Tip
9-8228
Tip
9-8241
Shield Cap
9-8243
Shield Cap
9-8235
Shield Cap
9-8236
Shield Cap
9-8237
Shield Cup
9-8238
Shield Cap
9-8239
Shield Cap
9-8244
Shield Cap
OPERATION4T-18
Patent(s)
US Pat No(s) 6163008; 6987238
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6903301; 6717096; 6936786; 6703581; D496842; D511280; D492709; D499620; D504142 Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6774336; 7145099; 6933461
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6774336; 7145099; 6933461
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6774336; 7145099; 6933461
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6774336; 7145099; 6933461
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6774336; 7145099; 6933461
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6774336; 7145099; 6933461
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6774336; 7145099; 6933461
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6774336; 7145099; 6933461
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6774336; 7145099; 6933461
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6774336; 7145099; 6933461
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6774336; 7145099; 6933461
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6774336; 7145099; 6933461
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6774336; 7145099; 6933461
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6774336; 7145099; 6933461
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6774336; 7145099; 6933461
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6914211; D505309
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6914211; D493183
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6914211; D505309
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6914211; D505309
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6914211; D501632; D511633
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6914211; D496951
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6914211; D496951
Other Pat(s) Pending
US Pat No(s) 6914211; D505309
Other Pat(s) Pending
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Catalog #
Description
9-8245
Shield Cap
Patent(s)
US Pat No(s) 6914211; D496951
Other Pat(s) Pending
The following parts are also licensed under U.S. Patent No. 5,120,930 and 5,132,512:
Catalog #
Description
9-8235
9-8236
9-8237
9-8238
9-8239
9-8244
9-8245
Shield Cap
Shield Cap
Shield Cup
Shield Cap
Shield Cap
Shield Cap
Shield Cap
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OPERATION4T-20
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SECTION 5 SYSTEM:
SERVICE
5.01 General Maintenance
Warning!
Disconnect input power before maintaining.
Maintain more often
if used under severe
conditions
Each Use
Visual check of
torch tip and electrode
Weekly
Visually inspect the torch body tip,
electrode, start cartridge and shield cup
Visually inspect the
cables and leads.
Replace as needed
3 Months
Replace all
broken parts
Clean
exterior
of power supply
6 Months
Visually check and
Carefully clean the
interior
Art # A-07938_AB
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5.02 Maintenance Schedule
NOTE
The actual frequency of maintenance may need
to be adjusted according to the operating environment.
5.03 Common Faults
Problem - Symptom
Insufficient
Penetration
1. Cutting speed too fast.
2. Torch tilted too much.
3. Metal too thick.
4. Worn torch parts
5. Cutting current too low.
6. Non - Genuine Thermal Dynamics
parts used
7. Incorrect gas pressure
Main Arc
Extinguishes
1. Cutting speed too slow.
2. Torch standoff too high from
workpiece.
3. Cutting current too high.
4. Work cable disconnected.
5. Worn torch parts.
6. Non - Genuine Thermal Dynamics
parts used
Excessive Dross
Formation
1. Cutting speed too slow.
2. Torch standoff too high from
workpiece.
3. Worn torch parts.
4. Improper cutting current.
5. Non - Genuine Thermal Dynamics
parts used
6. Incorrect gas pressure
Daily Operational Checks or Every Six Cutting
Hours:
1. Check torch consumable parts, replace if damaged
or worn.
2. Check plasma and secondary supply and pressure/flow.
3. Purge plasma gas line to remove any moisture
build-up.
Weekly or Every 30 Cutting Hours:
1. Check fan for proper operation and adequate air
flow.
2. Inspect torch for any cracks or exposed wires,
replace if necessary.
3. Inspect input power cable for damage or exposed
wires, replace if necessary.
Six Months or Every 720 Cutting Hours:
1. Check the in-line air filter(s), clean or replace as
required
2. Check cables and hoses for leaks or cracks, replace
if necessary.
3. Check all contactor points for severe arcing or
pits, replace if necessary.
4. Vacuum dust and dirt out of the entire machine.
Short Torch Parts Life1. Oil or moisture in air source.
2. Exceeding system capability
(material too thick).
3. Excessive pilot arc time
4. Gas pressure too low.
5. Improperly assembled torch.
6. Non - Genuine Thermal Dynamics
parts used
Difficult Starting
CAUTION
Do not blow air into the power supply during
cleaning. Blowing air into the unit can cause
metal particles to interfere with sensitive electrical
components and cause damage to the unit.
SERVICE
Common Cause
5-2
1. Worn torch parts.
2. Non - Genuine Thermal Dynamics
parts used.
3. Incorrect gas pressure.
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5.04 Fault Indicator
At initial power up, two lights will temporarily illuminate for 2-3 seconds to show the version of software
used.
To determine the first digit, count the function indicators
left to right, 1 through 5. To determine the second digit
count the pressure indicators, reading from bottom to
top, 0 through 7. In the example below the Temp indicator and 75 psi indicators are ON indicating the version
would be 2.3.
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
MIN
A
0
MAX
PSI
BAR
MAX
MAX
MIN
MIN
+
!
1
2 3 4
5
Art# A-07988
When the ! "Fault" indicator is ON or blinking it
will be accompanied by one of the pressure indicator
lights depending on what the Fault is. The following
table explains each of those Faults.
Pressure
Indicator
Max
90
85
80
75
70
65
Min
Fault
Over Pressure
Internal Error
Shorted Torch
Consumables Missing
Start Error
Parts in Place
Input Power
Under Pressure
NOTE
Fault explanations are covered in the following
tables.
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CUTMASTER 102
5.05 Basic Troubleshooting Guide
WARNING
There are extremely dangerous voltage and power levels present inside this unit. Do not attempt to diagnose or
repair unless you have had training in power electronics measurement and troubleshooting techniques.
Problem - Symptom Possible Cause
Recommended Action
ON / OFF Switch
is ON but the A/C
Indicator does not
light
1. Turn primary power disconnect switch to ON position.
1. Primary power disconnect is in
OFF position.
2. Primary fuses / breakers are
blown or tripped.
3. Units internal fuse blown.
4. Faulty components in unit.
Fault indicator
flashing, 65 PSI
indicator flashing
2. a) Have qualified person check primary fuses / breakers.
b) Connect unit to known good primary power receptacle
3. a) Replace fuse.
b) If fuse blows again, return to authorized service center for
repair or replacement.
4. Return to authorized service center for repair or replacement.
1. INPUT VOLTAGE SELECTION
1. Set INPUT VOLTAGE SELECTION SWITCH to match primary
SWITCH set for incorrect voltage. input voltage.
2. Primary input voltage problem. 2. Have qualified person check primary voltage to insure it
meets unit requirements see section 2.05.
3. Faulty components in unit.
3. Return to authorized service center for repair or replacement.
TEMPERATURE
1. Air flow through or around the 1. Refer to clearance information – section 2.04
indicator ON. FAULT unit is obstructed.
indicator flashing.
2. Duty cycle of the unit has been 2. Allow unit to cool.
exceeded
3. Failed components in unit
3. Return to authorized service center for repair or replacement.
GAS LED OFF, FAULT 1. Gas supply not connected to
and MIN pressure
unit.
indicators flashing. 2. Gas supply not turned ON.
3. Gas supply pressure too low.
4. AIR PRESSURE CONTROL
regulator set too low.
5. Failed components in unit.
1. Connect gas supply to unit.
FAULT and 70 PSI
indicators flashing.
1. Shield Cup loose.
2. Torch not properly connected to
power supply.
3. Problem in torch and leads PIP
circuit.
4. Failed components in unit.
1. Hand tighten the shield cup until it is snug.
2. Insure torch ATC is securely fastened to unit.
1. Start signal is active when ON/
OFF SWITCH is turned to ON
position.
1. Start can be active for one of the following:
• Hand torch switch held closed
• Hand pendant switch held closed
• CNC START signal is active low
Release the START signal source
2. Replace torch and leads or return to authorized service center
for repair or replacement.
3. Return to authorized service center for repair or replacement.
FAULT and 75 PSI
indicators flashing.
2. Problem in the torch and leads
switch circuit.
3. Failed components in unit.
SERVICE
2. Turn gas supply ON.
3. Set air supply inlet pressure to unit to 120 psi.
4. Adjust regulator to set air pressure - see section 4.02.
5. Return to authorized service center for repair or replacement.
3. Replace torch and leads or return to authorized service center
for repair or replacement.
4. Return to authorized service center for repair or replacement.
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Problem - Symptom Possible Cause
Recommended Action
FAULT & 80 PSI
indicators flashing. Gas flow is cycling
ON and OFF.
1. Torch shield cup is loose.
2. Torch tip, electrode or starter
cartridge missing.
3. Torch starter cartridge is stuck.
1. Tighten shield cup by hand. Do not overtighten.
2. Turn OFF power supply. Remove shield cup. Install missing
parts.
3. Turn OFF power supply. Bleed down system pressure.
Remove shield cup, tip and starter cartridge. Check starter
cartridge lower end fitting for free movement. Replace if fitting
does not move freely.
4. Open conductor in torch leads. 4. Replace torch and leads or return to authorized service center
for repair or replacement.
5. Problem in the torch and leads 5. Replace torch and leads or return to authorized service center
switch circuit.
for repair or replacement.
6. Failed components in unit.
6. Return to authorized service center for repair or replacement.
Nothing happens
when torch switch
or remote switch
is closed ( Or CNC
START signal is
active) No gas flow,
DC LED OFF.
1. Problem in the torch and leads
switch circuit (Remote pendant
switch circuit).
2. CNC Contoller device not
providing Start signal.
3. Failed components in unit.
FAULT and 85 PSI
indicators flashing.
1. Upper O-Ring on torch head is in 1. Remove shield cup from torch; check upper O-Ring position;
wrong position.
correct if necessary.
2. Torch starter cartridge is stuck. 2. Turn OFF power supply. Bleed down system pressure.
Remove shield cup, tip and starter cartridge. Check starter
cartridge lower end fitting for free movement. Replace if fitting
does not move freely.
3. Worn or faulty torch parts.
3. Inspect torch consumable parts. Replace if necessary.
4. Shorted Torch.
4. Replace torch and leads or return to an authorized service
center for repair.
5. Temporary Short indicated by 5 5. Release torch switch and reactivate.
blinks per second.
6. Power Supply Failure (Standard 6. Return to authorized service center for repair or replacement.
rate of blinking)
1. Take Torch and Leads (Remote Pendant) to Authorized Repair
Facility.
2. Contact Controller manufacturer.
3. Return to authorized service center for repair or replacement.
No Fault lights on, no 1. Failed components in unit.
arc in torch.
1. Return to an authorized service center for repair.
Fault and 90 PSI
indicators flashing
1. Internal Error
1. Turn the ON / OFF switch OFF then back ON again. If that
does not clear the fault, return to an authorized service center
for repair.
Pilot arc is ON but
cutting arc will not
establish
1. Work cable not connected to
work piece.
2. Work cable/connector broken.
3. Failed components in unit.
1. Connect work cable.
Torch cutting is
diminished
1. Incorrect current setting.
2. Worn torch consumables.
3. Poor work cable connection to
work piece.
4. Torch being moved too fast.
5. Excessive oil or water in torch.
6. Failed components in unit.
1. Check and adjust to proper setting.
2. Check torch consumables and replace as needed.
3. Check the connection of the Work Lead to the work piece.
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2. Replace work cable.
3. Return to an authorized service center for repair.
4. Reduce cutting speed.
5. Refer to "Check air quality" in section 3 Torch.
6. Return to an authorized service center for repair.
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5.06 Power Supply Basic Parts
Replacement
WARNING
C. Filter Element Assembly Replacement
The Filter Element Assembly is in the rear panel. For
better system performance, the filter element should be
checked per the Maintenance Schedule (Subsection 5.02),
and either cleaned or replaced.
1. Remove power from the power supply; turn OFF
the gas supply and bleed down the system.
Disconnect primary power to the system before
disassembling the torch, leads, or power supply.
2. Remove the system cover. See "A Cover Removal" in this section.
This section describes procedures for basic parts replacement. For more detailed parts replacement procedures,
refer to the Power Supply Service Manual.
3. Locate the internal air line and the fitting from
the filter assembly. Number 1 in the following
illustration.
A. Cover Removal
1. Remove the upper and lower screws which secure
the cover to the main assembly. Do not loosen the
lower screws inside the cut out slots in the bottom
of the cover.
4. Hold a wrench or similar tool against the locking ring on the filter assembly fitting, then pull
on the hose to release it. (Numbers 2 and 3 in the
following illustration).
Upper
Screws
Lower
Screws
1
Slots
Lower
Screws
Art # A-07989
2
Art # A-08429
2. Carefully pull the Cover up and away from the
unit.
B. Cover Installation
3
1. Reconnect the ground wire, if necessary.
2. Place the cover onto the power supply so that
slots in the bottom edges of the cover engage the
lower screws.
4
5
6mm
3. Tighten lower screws.
4. Reinstall and tighten the upper screws.
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5. Remove the fitting from the filter element assembly by inserting a 6 mm hex wrench into
the internal hex fitting and turning it counter
clock-wise (left). Numbers 4 and 5 in the previous
illustration.
Optional Single-Stage Filter Element
Replacement
6. Disconnect the input line from the filter element
assembly.
The Power Supply shuts down automatically when
the Filter Element becomes completely saturated. The
Filter Element can be removed from its housing, dried,
and reused. Allow 24 hours for Element to dry. Refer
to Section 6, Parts List, for replacement filter element
catalog number.
7. Remove the filter element assembly through the
rear opening.
NOTE
If replacing or cleaning just the filter element
refer to the following illustration for disassembly.
These instructions apply to power supplies where the
optional Single-Stage Filter has been installed.
1. Remove power from power supply.
2. Shut OFF air supply and bleed down system before disassembling Filter to change Filter Element.
3. Disconnect gas supply hose.
4. Turn the Filter Housing Cover counter-clockwise
and remove it. The Filter Element is located inside
the Housing.
Filter Element
Housing
Filter
Element
(Cat. No. 9-7741)
Art # A-07990
Spring
8. Install the new or cleaned assembly by reversing
these procedures.
O-ring
(Cat. No. 9-7743)
9. Turn ON the air supply and check for leaks before
reinstalling the cover.
Assembled Filter
Cover
Barbed
Fitting
Art # A-02476
Optional Single-Stage Filter Element Replacement
5. Remove the Filter Element from the Housing and
set Element aside to dry.
6. Wipe inside of housing clean, then insert the
replacement Filter Element open side first.
7. Replace Housing on Cover.
8. Reattach gas supply.
NOTE
If unit leaks between housing and cover, inspect
the O-Ring for cuts or other damage.
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Optional Two-Stage Filter Element
Replacement
The Two-Stage Air Filter has two Filter Elements. When
the Filter Elements become dirty the Power Supply will
continue to operate but cut quality may become unacceptable. Refer to Section 6, Parts List, for replacement
filter element catalog number.
1. Shut OFF primary input power.
2. Shut OFF air supply and bleed down system.
WARNING
Always turn OFF the air supply and bleed the
system before disassembling the Filter Assembly
as injury could result.
3. Loosen the two bolts on the top of the Filter Assembly enough to allow the Filter Elements to
move freely.
4. Note the location and orientation of the old Filter
Elements.
5. Slide out the old Filter Elements.
First & Second
Stage
Cartridges
(as marked)
Art # A-02942
Optional Two-Stage Filter Replacement
6. Slide the replacement Filter Elements into the
Filter Assembly, with the same orientation as
noted in Step 4 above.
7. Hand tighten the two bolts evenly, then torque
each bolt to 20 - 30 in-lbs (2.3 - 3.4 Nm). Improper
torque may damage the gasket.
8. Slowly apply air pressure to the assembly, checking for leaks.
NOTE
A small amount of air leakage from the bottom
fitting is normal.
This completes the parts replacement procedures.
SERVICE
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SECTION 5 TORCH:
SERVICE
It is recommended to apply a very light film of oring lubricant (Catalog # 8-4025) to the o-rings on a
weekly basis.
5T.01General Maintenance
NOTE
Upper Groove
with Vent Holes
Must Remain Open
Refer to Previous "Section 5 System" for common
and fault indicator descriptions.
Upper O-Ring
in Correct Groove
Cleaning Torch
Even if precautions are taken to use only clean air
with a torch, eventually the inside of the torch becomes coated with residue. This buildup can affect
the pilot arc initiation and the overall cut quality of
the torch.
Threads
Lower O-Ring
Art # A-03725
Torch Head O-Ring
ATC Male Connector
WARNINGS
Disconnect primary power to the system before
disassembling the torch or torch leads.
DO NOT touch any internal torch parts while the
AC indicator light of the Power Supply is ON.
The inside of the torch should be cleaned with electrical contact cleaner using a cotton swab or soft wet
rag. In severe cases, the torch can be removed from
the leads and cleaned more thoroughly by pouring
electrical contact cleaner into the torch and blowing
it through with compressed air.
Gas Fitting
CAUTION
Dry the torch thoroughly before reinstalling.
O-Ring Lubrication
An o-ring on the Torch Head and ATC Male Connector requires lubrication on a scheduled basis. This
will allow the o-rings to remain pliable and provide
a proper seal. The o-rings will dry out, becoming
hard and cracked if the lubricant is not used on a
regular basis. This can lead to potential performance
problems.
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O-Ring
Art #A-03791
ATC O-Ring
NOTE
DO NOT use other lubricants or grease, they may
not be designed to operate within high temperatures or may contain “unknown elements” that
may react with the atmosphere. This reaction
can leave contaminants inside the torch. Either
of these conditions can lead to inconsistent performance or poor parts life.
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5T.02Inspection and Replacement
of Consumable Torch Parts
4. Remove the tip. Check for excessive wear (indicated by an elongated or oversized orifice). Clean
or replace the tip if necessary.
Good Tip
Worn Tip
WARNINGS
Disconnect primary power to the system before
disassembling the torch or torch leads.
DO NOT touch any internal torch parts while the
AC indicator light of the Power Supply is ON.
A-03406
Example of Tip Wear
Remove the consumable torch parts as follows:
5. Remove the starter cartridge. Check for excessive
wear, plugged gas holes, or discoloration. Check
the lower end fitting for free motion. Replace if
necessary.
NOTE
The shield cup holds the tip and starter cartridge
in place. Position the torch with the shield cup
facing upward to prevent these parts from falling
out when the cup is removed.
Spring-Loaded
Lower End Fitting
Full Compression
Spring-Loaded
Lower End Fitting at Reset /
Full Extension
1. Unscrew and remove the shield cup from the
torch.
NOTE
Slag built up on the shield cup that cannot be
removed may effect the performance of the system.
Art # A-08064_AC
2. Inspect the cup for damage. Wipe it clean or
replace if damaged.
6. Pull the Electrode straight out of the Torch Head.
Check the face of the electrode for excessive wear.
Refer to the following figure.
New Electrode
Art # A-08067
Shield Cups
3. On torches with a shield cup body and a shield
cap or deflector, ensure that the cap or deflector
is threaded snugly against the shield cup body.
In shielded drag cutting operations (only), there
may be an O-ring between the shield cup body
and drag shield cap. Do not lubricate the O-ring.
Art # A-03284
Electrode Wear
7. Reinstall the Electrode by pushing it straight into
the torch head until it clicks.
Drag Shield Cap
8. Reinstall the desired starter cartridge and tip into
the torch head.
Shield
Cup Body
O-Ring No. 8-3488
Worn Electrode
9. Hand tighten the shield cup until it is seated on
the torch head. If resistance is felt when installing
the cup, check the threads before proceeding.
This completes the parts replacement procedures.
Art # A-03878
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SECTION 6:
PARTS LISTS
6.01Introduction
A. Parts List Breakdown
The parts list provide a breakdown of all replaceable components. The parts lists are arranged as
follows:
Section "6.03
Power Supply Replacement"
Section "6.04
Replacement Power Supply Parts"
Section "6.05
Options and Accessories"
Section "6.06
Replacement Parts for Hand Torch"
Section "6.07
Replacement Parts - for Machine Torches with Unshielded Leads"
Section "6.08
Torch Consumable Parts (MC100)"
NOTE
Parts listed without item numbers are not shown, but may be ordered by the catalog number shown.
B.Returns
If a product must be returned for service, contact your distributor. Materials returned without proper
authorization will not be accepted.
6.02 Ordering Information
Order replacement parts by catalog number and complete description of the part or assembly, as listed in
the parts list for each type item. Also include the model and serial number of the power supply. Address
all inquiries to your authorized distributor.
6.03 Power Supply Replacement
The following items are included with the replacement power supply: work cable & clamp, input power
cable, gas pressure regulator / filter, and operating manual.
Qty Description
Catalog #
1 CutMaster 102 Power Supply 208/230 - 460VAC, Single or 3 Phase, 60Hz,
with 208/230V single phase input power cable and plug
3-1330-1
with 460V single phase input power cable
3-1330-2
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PARTS LIST
CUTMASTER 102
6.04 Replacement Power Supply Parts
Qty Description
1 Regulator 1
Filter Assembly Replacement Element
1
Input Power Cord for 208 / 230 V Power Supply
1
Input Power Cord for 400 V Power Supply
1
Input Power Cord for 460 V Power Supply
Catalog #
9-0115
9-0116
9-8596
9-8562
9-8563
6.05 Options and Accessories
Qty Description
1
Single - Stage Filter Kit (includes Filter & Hose) 1
Replacement Filter Body 1
Replacement Filter Hose (not shown)
2
Replacement Filter Element 1
Extended Work Cable ( 50 ft / 15.2 m ) with Clamp
1
Multi - Purpose Cart
1
Automation Interface Kit
1
25' / 7.6 m CNC Cable for Automation Interface Kit
1
50' /15.2 m CNC Cable for Automation Interface Kit
1
Nylon Dust Cover
Catalog #
7-7507
9-7740
9-7742
9-7741
9-8529
7-8888
9-8310
9-8312
9-8313
9-7071
Housing
Filter
Element
(Cat. No. 9-7741)
Spring
O-ring
(Cat. No. 9-7743)
Assembled Filter
Cover
Barbed
Fitting
Art # A-02476
Optional Single - Stage Filter Kit
PARTS LIST
6-2
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6.06 Replacement Parts for Hand Torch
Item #
Qty
Description
Catalog #
1
1
Torch Handle Replacement Kit (includes items No. 2 & 3)
9-7030
2
1
Trigger Assembly Replacement Kit 9-7034
3
1
Handle Screw Kit (5 each, 6-32 x 1/2” cap screw, and wrench)
9-8062
4
1
Torch Head Assembly Replacement Kit (includes items No. 5 & 6)
64006585
51Large O-Ring 8-3487
61Small O-Ring 8-3486
7
Leads Assemblies with ATC connectors (includes switch assemblies)
1
MC60, 20 - foot Leads Assembly with ATC connector
64006587
1
MC100, 20 - foot Leads Assembly with ATC connector
64006588
81Switch Kit 9-7031
1
8
2
4
5
6
3
7
Art # A-07993_AB
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PARTS LIST
CUTMASTER 102
6.07 Replacement Parts - for Machine Torches with Unshielded Leads
Item No. Qty
Description
Catalog No.
1
1
Torch Head Assembly without leads (includes items 2, 3, and 14)
64006586
21Large O-Ring 8-3487
31Small O-Ring 8-3486
4
1
PIP Switch Kit
9-7036
5
Unshielded Automated Leads Assemblies with ATC connectors
1
5 - foot / 1.5 m Leads Assembly with ATC connector
4-7850
1
10 - foot / 3.05 m Leads Assembly with ATC connector
4-7851
1
25 - foot / 7.6 m Leads Assembly with ATC connector
4-7852
1
50 - foot / 15.2 m Leads Assembly with ATC connector
4-7853
6
Unshielded Mechanized Leads Assemblies with ATC connectors
1
5 - foot / 1.5 m Leads Assembly with ATC connector
4-7842
1
10 - foot / 3.05 m Leads Assembly with ATC connector
4-7843
1
25 - foot / 7.6 m Leads Assembly with ATC connector
4-7844
1
50 - foot / 15.2 m Leads Assembly with ATC connector
4-7845
7
1
11” / 279 mm Rack
9-7041
8
1
11” / 279 mm Mounting Tube
9-7043
91End Cap Assembly 9-7044
10
2
Body, Mounting, Pinch Block 9-4513
11
1
Pin, Mounting, Pinch Block
9-4521
12
1
Torch Holder Sleeve
7-2896
13
1
PIP Plunger and Return Spring Kit
9-7045
1
Pinion Assembly (Not shown)
7-2827
NOTE
* Does not include Control Cable Adapter or Through - Hole Protector.
PARTS LIST
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7
10
8
10
1
2
11
3
4
12
13
5&6
A-07994_AB
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PARTS LIST
CUTMASTER 102
6.08 Torch Consumable Parts (MC100)
Electrode
64006514
Ohmic Clip
9-8224
Starter Cartridge
64006513
40-80A
STANDOFF
CUTTING
Shield
Cup Body,
64006523
Tips:
40A 64006508
60A 64006510
80A 64006511
60-120A
Shield Cap, Deflector
64006525
Shield Cup
64006515
Shield
Cup Body,
64006523
GOUGING
Shield Cup, Gouging
64006524
Tips:
Tip A
Tip B
Tip C
Tip D
Part #
64006516
64006517
64006518
64006519
Gouging Profiles
Output Range
Depth
40 Amps Max.
Shallow
60-100 Amps
Deep
60-100 Amps
Moderate
60-100 Amps
Shallow
Width
Narrow
Narrow
Moderate
Wide
Art # A-08159
PARTS LIST
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APPENDIX 1: SEQUENCE OF OPERATION
(BLOCK DIAGRAM)
ACTION:
ACTION:
Close external
disconnect switch.
RESULT:
Power to system.
ACTION:
ON / OFF switch to ON
RESULT:
AC indicator
ON.
RUN /
Rapid Auto Restart /
SET / LATCH switch
to SET
GAS indicator
ON
when input
pressure is adequate
for power supply operation.
Power circuit ready.
RESULT:
Gas flows to set
pressure.
ACTION:
RUN / Rapid Auto Restart /
SET / LATCH
switch to RUN
(for most applications)
or to
Rapid Auto Restart
(for gouging, trimming,
or expanded metal
applications)
or to
LATCH
is used for specific applications
(torch switch can be released
after main arc transfer).
RESULT:
ACTION:
Connect work cable to workpiece.
Set output amperage.
ACTION:
RESULT:
Torch moved away from work (while
still activated).
System is ready
for operation.
RESULT:
Main arc stops.
Pilot arc automatically
restarts.
ACTION:
Protect eyes and activate
Torch switch (START)
Gas flow stops.
PILOT ARC
RESULT:
Fans turn on. Gas flows briefly,
then stops.Gas restarts.
ACTION:
Torch moved within
transfer distance of workpiece.
DC indicator
ON
Pilot arc established.
RESULT:
Main arc transfers.
Pilot arc off.
ACTION:
Release Torch switch.
RESULT:
Main arc stops.
Gas flow stops after post - flow.
ACTION:
ON / OFF switch
to OFF
(Fans will continue to run for
10 minutes after the Torch switch
[START] is removed)
RESULT:
All indicators off.
Power supply fans shut off.
ACTION:
Unplug input
power cord or
open external
disconnect.
RESULT:
No power to system.
Art #A-07979_AB
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CUTMASTER 102
APPENDIX 2: DATA TAG INFORMATION
West Lebanon, NH USA 03784
Model :
Dat e of Mf r :
Type of Power
Supply (Note 1)
1/ 3
f1
S/N
Made in USA
Regulatory Standard Covering
This Type of Power Supply
f2
Output Current Type
Duty Cycle Factor
Output Range (Amperage/
Voltage)
Plasma Cutting
Symbol
X
U0
Rated NoLoad Voltage
=
Duty Cycle Data (Note 3)
I
U2
Conventional
Load Voltage
Rated Maximum
Supply Current
Input Power
Symbol
U1
1Ø
I 1max
3Ø
1Ø
I 1eff
Maximum Effective
Supply Current
3Ø
Input Power
Specifications
(Phase, AC or DC
Hertz Rating)
Degree of Protection
Manufacturer's Electrical
Schematic File Number
and Revision Level
Rated Supply
Voltage (Note 2)
NOTES:
1. Symbol shown indicates single- or three-phase AC input,
static frequency converter-transformer-rectifier, DC output.
2. Indicates input voltages for this power supply. Most power
supplies carry a label at the input power cord showing input
voltage requirements for the power supply as built.
3. Top row: Duty cycle values.
IEC duty cycle value is calculated as specified by
the International ElectroTechnical Commission.
TDC duty cycle value is determined under the power supply
manufacturer's test procedures.
Second row: Rated cutting current values.
Third row: Conventional load voltage values.
4. Sections of the Data Tag may be applied to separate areas
of the power supply.
APPENDIX
Manufacturer's Name and/or
Logo, Location, Model and
Revision Level, Serial Number
and Production Code
A-2
Standard Symbols
AC
DC
Ø
Phase
Art # A-03288
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APPENDIX 3: TORCH PIN - OUT DIAGRAMS
A. Hand Torch Pin - Out Diagram
8 - Open
4 - Green /
Switch
3 - White /
Switch
Negative /
Plasma
8 - Ground
4 - Switch
4
3
2- Orange /
PIP
1 - Black /
PIP
ATC Female Receptacle
Front View
ATC Male Connector
Front View
Negative /
Plasma
6
5
2
1
8
7
7 - Open
7 - Open
6 - Open
6 - Open
5 - Open
8
7
6
5
2
1
3 - Switch
4
3
2 - PIP
5 - Open
1 - PIP
Pilot
Pilot
A-03701
B. Mechanized (Machine) Torch Pin - Out Diagram
Negative / Plasma
8 - Green Pendant
Connector
Ground
4- Black Pendant
Connector
3 - White Pendant
Connector
2 - Orange /
PIP
4
3
2
1
ATC Female Receptacle
Front View
UNSHIELDED MACHINE TORCH
ATC Male Connector
Front View
6
5
8
7
7 - Green /
Not Used
Negative / Plasma
7 - Open
6 - Open
6 - Open
5 - White /
Not Used
1 - Black /
PIP
4 - Switch
8 - Ground
8
7
6
5
2
1
3 - Switch
2 - PIP
1 - PIP
5 - Open
Pilot
4
3
Pilot
Art # A-03799
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APPENDIX
CUTMASTER 102
APPENDIX 4: TORCH CONNECTION DIAGRAMS
A. Hand Torch Connection Diagram
Torch: MC60 / MC100 Hand Torch
Leads: Torch Leads with ATC Connector
Power Supply: with ATC Receptacle
Torch
Head
Male
ATC Leads
Connector
ATC Female
Receptacle
Power
Supply
Torch
Leads
Black
PIP
Switch
1
1
2
2
5
5
6
6
Green
4
4
White
3
3
8
8
7
7
Orange
Torch
Switch
Negative / Plasma
To Power Supply
Circuitry
To Power Supply
Circuitry
Negative / Plasma
Pilot
Pilot
Art # A-08132
B. Mechanized Torch Connection Diagram
Torch: Unshielded Mechanized MC100 Machine Torch
Leads: Leads with ATC Connector and
Remote Pendant Connector
To Remote Control
Power Supply: with ATC Female Receptacle
Male
ATC Leads
Connector
Torch
Head
Remote
Pendant
Connector
ATC Female
Receptacle
Power
Supply
Torch
Leads
PIP
Switch
Black
1
1
Orange
2
2
White
5
5
6
Black 4
White 3
Green 8
6
7
7
Not
Used
Green
Negative / Plasma Lead
Pilot Lead
4
3
To Power Supply
Circuitry
To Power Supply
Circuitry
8
Negative / Plasma
Pilot
Art # A-08133
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APPENDIX
CUTMASTER 102
APPENDIX 5: SYSTEM SCHEMATIC, 208/460V UNITS
5
4
T1
SW1
1
2
D
4
PRI 4
PRI 3
J1
1
2
3
4
5
1
2
3
4
5
3
C
BIAS
SUPPLY
PRI 2
INRUSH
RESISTORS
+12VDC
PRI 1
+
TP2
B
A
PRI 2
PRI 1
+
MTH2 TP1
MTH1
D
K7
Q1
/INRUSH
+12VDC
BIAS
SUPPLY
D1
+
TP8
L1
PRIMARY
AC INPUT
L2
L3
GND
_
W1
L1
T1
L2
T2
L3
8
9
80A_AC1
AC2
80A_AC2
AC3
80A_AC3
MTH4 TP5
K1
K2
K3
K4
K5
K6
7A
T4
SW2
J3
*
1
2
1
2
BUSS BARS/JUMPERS
C
*CM 102 C7 & C10
not installed
MTH7
AC1
7
T3
L4
C3,C4,C7,C8*
460_IN
INPUT VOLTAGE SELECTOR
(Closed for 230VAC input)
*PRIMARY POWER
MTH8 TP4
CONNECTIONS:
FOR 3 PH:
REMOVE BUSS BARS/JUMPERS
BETWEEN L1 TO L4 & L2 TO L3
CONNECT PRIMARY INPUT CABLE
TO L1,L2,L3 & GND
FOR 1PH:
INSTALL BUSS BARS/JUMPERS
BETWEEN L1 TO L4 & L2 TO L3
CONNECT PRIMARY INPUT CABLE
TO BUSS BARS (L1/L4) & (L2/L3)
MOT1
+
J7
FAN
1
2
1
2
-
MTH6
+12VDC
TP3
Q2
/FAN
+
C5,C6,C9,C10*
J5
1
2
3
SOL 1
1
2
3
5
1
2
W1
/SOLENOID
24VAC
J6
1
2
24VAC RET
_
6
SYNC
+12VDC
J12
1
2
3
4
5
6
J13
/OVERTEMP
/FAN_ON
/CSR
CUR_SET
MAIN_PCB_ID
COMMON
/230
/460
1
2
3
4
5
6
D
1
2
3
FERRITE
FILTER
J2
+
J1
1
2
MOT3
1
2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
+12VDC
PRI 1
+
B
C
PRI 3
D
+
SYNC
AC1
40A_AC1
AC2
40A_AC2
Q1
J2
1
2
PRI 4
PRI 2
A
J9
/FAN
1
2
AC3
-
FAN
J3
+12VDC
-
1
2
+12VDC
1
2
1
2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1
2
FAN
T2
K3,K4
1
2
3
B
J4
MAIN PCB
CM 102 19X2371 / CAT# 9-0108
CM 152 19X2416 / CAT# 9-0125
K5,K6
J1
MOT2
PCB1
K1,K2
3
2
1
3.3VDC
TXD
RXD
3
2
1
SERIAL PORT
J14
1
2
3
4
5
1
2
3
4
5
6
J4
PMTH1
+
40A_AC3
PMTH1
C16-17
+
D1
PCB2
PMTH2
PMTH3
PMTH3
CAPACITOR PCB
CM 102 19X2478 / CAT# 9-0192
CM 152 19X2545 / CAT# 9-0202
Q2
C12-13
A
PMTH4
PMTH2
+
PMTH4
_
PCB5
CM 102 40 AMP PCB
19X2417 / CAT# 9-0194
_
CM 152 50 AMP PCB
19X2417 / CAT# 9-0203
Art # A-08432_AC
4
5
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2
3
1
CM152 ONLY
1TORCH
TS1
PIP SWITCH
1
2
L1
SEC1
TORCH SWITCH
1
2
J11
SEC2
+12VDC
CHOKE1
ATC CONNECTOR
J1
TEMP
CIRCUIT
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
/OVERTEMP
NTC
-V OUT 1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
E64
-
E35
+
ELECTRODE1
D3
TIP1
Q5
AUTOMATION
TORCH SOLENOID
D
PILOT IGBT
WORK1
WORK
J9
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
/PIP
/START
24VAC RETURN
24VAC SUPPLY
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
78
79
80
81
82
83
BASIC CNC INTERFACE OPTION
J10
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
OK-TO-MOVE
(5A @ 250VAC / 30VDC)
+12VDC
J2
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
P10
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
} OK TO MOVE
CNC PINOUT
(5A @250VAC / 30VDC)
3
1
7
4
11
14
8
12
/START / STOP
} (Sink
50mA @12VDC)
C
J2
40 PIN RIBBON CABLE SIGNALS
D78 CSR
TEST POINTS
GND1
GND2
+12V1
48V1
I_DMD_1
TIP_SEN
COMMON
COMMON
+12 VDC SUPPLY
+48 VDC SUPPLY
CURRENT DEMAND
TIP DRAG SENSE
FERRITE
FILTER
-V_OUT_SIGNAL
/TIP_VOLTS
/TIP_SENSE
/460V_IN
/230V_IN
CUR_SET
/RAR (RAPID AUTO RESTART)
/INRUSH
/W1_ON
SHDN
/TORCH_SOLENOID
/SOLENOID_ON
/OK_TO_MOVE
/FAN_ON
/LATCH_ACTIVE
/TORCH_SWITCH
/PIP
AC_ON
CSR
/TORCH_SOLENOID_DETECT
/OVERTEMP
V_IN
+12VDC
+12VDC
COMMON
COMMON
MAIN_PCB_ID
460_IN
+3.3VDC
TXD
RXD
COMMON
D
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
29
34
35
36
37
38
39
M-L
M-L
M-L
L-M
L-M
L-M
L-M
L-M
L-M
L-M
L-M
L-M
L-M
L-M
L-M
M-L
M-L
M-L
M-L
M-L
M-L
M-L
M-L
M-L
M-L
M-L
M-L
M-L
L-M
M-L
M-L
L-M
M-L
FULL FEATURED AUTOMATION INTERFACE PCB OPTION
* To configure DIVIDED ARC VOLTS signal output
*
To -V OUT 1
on PCB1
P1
No jumper installed for ARC VOLTS /16.67
Jumper pins 1 & 2 for ARC VOLTS / 30
Jumper pins 2 & 3 for ARC VOLTS / 50
1
2
3
D59 PCR
J1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
E1
P10
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
P2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
+12VDC
K9
PCB4
AUTOMATION
K1
INTERFACE PCB
19X2479 / CAT# 9-8311
} /START / STOP
} (-) *DIVIDED
(+)
ARC VOLTS
(+) ARC VOLTS
(W/ 100K IN SERIES (2))
} (-)
} OK-TO-MOVE
L2
B
J1
CHOKE1
AC
OVERTEMP
GAS
DC
ERROR
D2
NTC
TEMP
CIRCUIT
Current Control
/OVERTEMP
ERROR IND
FAULT
MAX
90
85
80
75
70
65
MIN
OVER PRESSURE
INTERNAL ERROR
SHORTED TORCH
CONSUMABLES MISSING
START ERROR
PARTS IN PLACE
INPUT POWER
UNDER PRESSURE
MAX
90
85
TEST POINTS
TP1
TP2
TP3
TP4
TP5
TP6
TP7
80
GND
+12 VDC
+5 VDC
3.3 VDC
0.v - 5.0 VDC / 0-100PSI
1.8 VDC
CURRENT DEMAND
REGULATOR
70
+12VDC
SOLENOID
VALVE
FILTER
65
D1
LATCH
GAS CONTROL
75
MIN
PRESSURE
TRANSDUCER
SET
+OUT_1
+5VDC
RAR
3
2
1
0-100PSI / 0-4.5VDC
PCB3
LOGIC PCB
19X2369 / CAT# 9-0107
Rev
Revisions
J3
By
Date
AA
INTRO ECO-B935
MNC
05/21/08
AB
UPDATE PER ECO B-1116
MNC
09/11/08
AC
UPDATE PER ECO B1192
MNC
11/01/08
1
2
3
RUN
ATC
AIR
INLET
3
2
1
THERMAL DYNAMICS
INDUSTRIAL PARK No. 2
WEST LEBANON, NH 03784
603-298-5711
Information Proprietary to THERMAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION.
Not For Release, Reproduction, or Distribution without Written Consent.
NOTE:
Unless Otherwise Specified, Resistors are in Ohms 1/4W 5%.
Capacitors are in Microfarads (UF)
SCHEMATIC,
230/460 VAC CUTMASTER 102 & 152
TITLE:
Last Modified: Monday, November 03, 2008
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SEC1
A
PCB No:
Assy No:
Scale
Supersedes
Date:
Drawn:
References
Chk:
App:
Size
DWG No:
D
1
Sheet
of 1
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APPENDIX 6: Publication History
Cover Date Rev. Change(s)
July 21, 2008
AA Manual released.
Mar. 20, 12
AB
Changed COO text and updated existing art, per ECOB2149.
April 25, 2012
AJ
Updated ART A-07994 per ECOB2136.
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Thermadyne International
2070 Wyecroft Road
Oakville, Ontario
Canada, L6L5V6
Telephone: (905)-827-9777
Fax: 905-827-9797
Corporate Headquarters
16052 Swingley Ridge Road
Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63017
Telephone: 636-728-3000
Email: TDCSales@Thermadyne.com
www.thermadyne.com
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