Automatic Gas Console
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
FineLine 260PC High Density Plasma Cutting System
With Automatic Gas Console
Revision H
7/12/07
Manual Part Number 718079
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FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Limited Warranty
KALIBURN expressly warrants that this product shall be free from defects in
materials and workmanship, under proper and normal use for the intended
function of such equipment, for a period of one (1) year for the FineLine 260PC
torch and leads and three (3) years for the FineLine 260PC power supply and
automatic gas console. This product is intended for commercial use and is not
intended for personal, family, or household purposes. There are no warranties
that extend beyond the description on the face hereof. All other warranties,
either expressed or implied, including any implied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, are expressly excluded.
If this product or any component thereof is determined to be defective in
manufacture, KALIBURN will repair or replace the defective component or
product. The buyer’s remedies are limited to the return of the product for repair
or replacement of any non-conforming product or part at the sole discretion of
KALIBURN. No freight charges of any kind are covered under this warranty.
All returned goods shall be at the buyer’s risk and expense. Beyond this remedy,
KALIBURN will not be responsible for any special, incidental or consequential
damages or injury to the person or property of anyone by reason of any defect in
any equipment sold hereunder.
This warranty will be considered void if torches or torch
consumables manufactured by anyone other than
KALIBURN are incorporated into this product.
Returned Goods Procedure
KALIBURN utilizes a returned goods procedure that must be followed before
returning any items for repair, replacement, or restocking. This means that a
returned goods authorization number must be obtained prior to shipment to
KALIBURN. It will be necessary for the customer to provide a description, along
with the stock number and serial number, if applicable, of the item to be returned.
In no case will KALIBURN accept a returned shipment without the proper
returned goods authorization number.
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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
The 380V 50Hz and 415V 50Hz FineLine 260PC plasma cutting systems are
manufactured to comply with the European standards EN 60974 (Arc welding
equipment – Part 1: Welding power sources) and EN 50199 (Electromagnetic
compatibility (EMC) – Product standard for arc welding equipment). Information
about the EMC standard EN 50199 can be found in Appendix B.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section 1 Safety ..……………………………………..……………………………. 1-1
General Precautions .…………………………………………………..……….…..……… 1-1
Ultraviolet Radiation Protection ..…………………………………………………………. 1-1
Noise Protection .……………………………………………………..……………………. 1-1
Toxic Fume Prevention ...…………………………………………………………..……… 1-1
Electric Shock Prevention ...……………………………………………………….….…… 1-2
Fire Prevention ...…………………….………………………………….…………………. 1-3
Explosion Prevention .....…….….………….…………………………………..………….. 1-3
Health Support Equipment ...…………………….……………………………….………... 1-4
Safety Standards Booklet Index ...…………………….……………………………….…... 1-4
Section 2 Specifications ...….……...……………………………………………… 2-1
System Description ...……………………………………………………………………… 2-1
System Components ………………………………………………………………………. 2-2
Power Supply Specifications ……………………………………………………………… 2-2
Automatic Gas Console Specifications .…………………………………………………… 2-4
Remote High Frequency Console Specifications …………………………………………. 2-5
Torch Specifications ...…………………………………………………………………….. 2-6
Airborne Noise Emissions ......…………………………………………………………….. 2-7
Section 3 Installation .....………………………………………………………… 3-1
Initial Inspection .......……………………………………………………………………… 3-1
System Interconnection .…………………………………………………………………… 3-1
Power Supply Installation .………………………………………………………………… 3-3
Remote High Frequency Installation ……………………………………………………… 3-3
Torch Installation ......……………………………………………………………………… 3-3
Primary Power Connection ...……………………………………………………………… 3-3
Power Supply Output Connections .......…………………………………………………… 3-5
RHF Console Ground Connection ....……………………………………………………… 3-6
Torch Leads to RHF Console Connections ..……………………………………………… 3-8
Torch Connections ....……………………………………………………………………… 3-10
Automatic Gas Console Input Connections ..……………………………………………… 3-13
Automatic Gas Console Output Connections .......………………………………………… 3-14
CNC Machine Interface Connections ...…………………………………………………… 3-15
Torch Coolant Requirements ....…………………………………………………………… 3-15
Filling the Torch Coolant Reservoir .……………………………………………………… 3-17
Section 4 Operation ……………………………………………………………… 4-1
Power Supply Front Panel Controls ..……………………………………………………… 4-1
Automatic Gas Console Keypad ...………………………………………………………… 4-3
Automatic Gas Console Help Prompt ...…………………………………………………… 4-4
Automatic Gas Console Status Screen ..…………………………………………………… 4-5
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Setting up a Cut .........………………………………………………………………………4-5
Making a Cut .................……………………………………………………………………4-11
Cut Quality ................……………………………………………………………………… 4-11
Consumable Life .......……………………………………………………………………… 4-12
Cutting Charts ...........……………………………………………………………………… 4-13
Section 5 Automatic Gas Console Advanced Functions ..................5-1
Altering the Current Set Point .............................................................................................. 5-1
Setting the Pierce Delay Time .............................................................................................. 5-2
Altering Gas Types ............................................................................................................... 5-3
Altering Gas Pressures .......................................................................................................... 5-4
Altering Arc Voltage Control and X/Y Machine Parameters ............................................... 5-5
Saving a User Created Cutting Condition .............................................................................5-6
Gas Purge .............................................................................................................................. 5-6
Maintenance Screen .............................................................................................................. 5-7
Viewing Messages ................................................................................................................ 5-8
Viewing Cut Errors ............................................................................................................... 5-9
Pressure Diagnostics ............................................................................................................. 5-13
Setting the Default Delay Parameter .....................................................................................5-14
Restoring Factory Default Cutting Conditions ..................................................................... 5-15
Measurement System ............................................................................................................ 5-16
Communication Node ........................................................................................................... 5-17
Inova Parameter Transmit ..................................................................................................... 5-18
Viewing Serial Communication ............................................................................................ 5-19
Configuring the Optional Hydrogen Manifold ..................................................................... 5-20
Setting an Arc Off Delay ...................................................................................................... 5-21
Software Updates .................................................................................................................. 5-22
Section 6 Serial Communication .................................................................... 6-1
Initializing the FineLine System ........................................................................................... 6-1
Transmitting Parameters to the FineLine System ................................................................. 6-1
Communication Error Checking ........................................................................................... 6-2
Default Cutting Parameters ................................................................................................... 6-2
Troubleshooting Serial Communication ............................................................................... 6-3
RS-422 Serial Commands ..................................................................................................... 6-4
Section 7 Maintenance and Troubleshooting ......................................... 7-1
Routine Maintenance ............……........................................................................................ 7-1
Replacing the Torch Coolant ................................................................................................ 7-3
Microprocessor Status LED’s ............................................................................................... 7-4
Microprocessor Sequence of Operation ................................................................................ 7-5
Troubleshooting Using the Control Panel Status LED’s ...................................................... 7-6
Troubleshooting Using the Automatic Gas Console Messages Screen ................................ 7-7
General Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................... 7-8
Chopper Test Procedure ........................................................................................................ 7-10
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Section 8 Parts List ................................................................................................. 8-1
Power Supply ........................................................................................................................ 8-1
Remote High Frequency Console ......................................................................................... 8-7
Torch and Torch Valve Assembly ........................................................................................ 8-9
Shielded Torch Leads ........................................................................................................... 8-10
Gas Hose Package ................................................................................................................. 8-11
Coolant and Power Leads ..................................................................................................... 8-12
Work Ground Cable .............................................................................................................. 8-13
Torch Consumables - Mild Steel Cutting ............................................................................. 8-14
Torch Consumables - Stainless Steel Cutting (Air Plasma) ................................................. 8-15
Torch Consumables - Stainless Steel Cutting (H17 Plasma) ................................................ 8-16
Torch Consumables - Aluminum Cutting ............................................................................. 8-17
Torch Consumables - Marking ............................................................................................. 8-18
Automatic Gas Console ........................................................................................................ 8-19
Power Supply Microprocessor P.C. Board ........................................................................... 8-22
A.C. Detect P.C. Board ......................................................................................................... 8-23
Relay P.C. Board ...................................................................................................................8-24
Power Supply I/O P.C. Board ............................................................................................... 8-25
Automatic Gas Console I/O P.C. Board ............................................................................... 8-26
Automatic Gas Console Interface P.C. Board ...................................................................... 8-27
Consumable Spare Parts Kit ................................................................................................. 8-28
Appendix A Propylene Glycol MSDS ......................................................... A-1
Appendix B Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) ......................... B-1
Background ........................................................................................................................... B-1
Installation and Use ...............................................................................................................B-1
Assessment of Area ...............................................................................................................B-2
Methods of Reducing Emissions .......................................................................................... B-2
Appendix C Hydrogen Manifold (Optional) .......................................... C-1
Description ............................................................................................................................ C-1
Specifications ........................................................................................................................ C-1
Installation .............................................................................................................................C-2
Operation ...............................................................................................................................C-4
Parts List ............................................................................................................................... C-5
Hydrogen Manifold Microprocessor P.C. Board .................................................................. C-6
Dip Switch Settings .............................................................................................................. C-7
Illustrations
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Power Supply Dimensions ............................................................................ 2-3
Remote High Frequency Console Mounting Dimensions ............................ 2-5
Torch Dimensions ......................................................................................... 2-6
System Interconnection Diagram .................................................................. 3-2
Primary Power Connections ......................................................................... 3-4
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Power Supply Output Connections ............................................................... 3-7
Torch Leads to RHF Console Connections .................................................. 3-9
Torch Connections ........................................................................................ 3-12
Automatic Gas Console Input Connections .................................................. 3-13
Automatic Gas Console Output Connections ............................................... 3-14
Freezing Points of Aqueous Propylene Glycol Solutions ............................. 3-16
Front Panel Controls ..................................................................................... 4-2
Automatic Gas Console Keypad ................................................................... 4-3
Help Prompt .................................................................................................. 4-4
Status Screen ................................................................................................. 4-5
Selecting Material Substance ........................................................................ 4-6
Setting Material Thickness ........................................................................... 4-7
Selecting Process .......................................................................................... 4-8
Torch Parts .................................................................................................... 4-9
Voltage Screen .............................................................................................. 4-10
Altering the Current Set Point .......................................................................5-1
Setting the Pierce Delay Time ...................................................................... 5-2
Altering Gas Types ....................................................................................... 5-3
Altering Gas Pressures .................................................................................. 5-4
Altering Arc Voltage Control and X/Y Machine Parameters ....................... 5-5
User Created Cutting Conditions .................................................................. 5-6
Maintenance Screen ...................................................................................... 5-7
Message Screen ............................................................................................. 5-8
Cut Errors Screen .......................................................................................... 5-9
Error Selection Screen .................................................................................. 5-10
Actual Cut Errors Screen .............................................................................. 5-11
Pressure Diagnostics Screen ......................................................................... 5-13
Default Pierce Delay Screen ......................................................................... 5-14
Restore Factory Defaults Screen ................................................................... 5-15
Measurement System Selection Screen ........................................................ 5-16
Communication Node Selection Screen ....................................................... 5-17
Inova Parameter Transmit Screen ................................................................. 5-18
View Serial Communication Screen ............................................................. 5-19
Configure Hydrogen Manifold Screen ..........................................................5-20
Set Arc Off Delay Screen ............................................................................. 5-21
Chopper Diagnostics - Part 1 ........................................................................ 7-12
Chopper Diagnostics - Part 2 ........................................................................ 7-13
Power Supply Front View ............................................................................. 8-3
Power Supply Rear View .............................................................................. 8-4
Power Supply Left Side View .......................................................................8-5
Power Supply Right Side View .................................................................... 8-6
Remote High Frequency Console ................................................................. 8-8
Torch and Torch Valve Assembly ................................................................ 8-9
Shielded Torch Leads ................................................................................... 8-10
Gas Hose Package ......................................................................................... 8-11
Coolant and Power Leads ............................................................................. 8-12
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Work Ground Cable ...................................................................................... 8-13
Torch Consumables - Mild Steel Cutting ..................................................... 8-14
Torch Consumables - Stainless Steel Cutting (Air Plasma) ......................... 8-15
Torch Consumables - Stainless Steel Cutting (H17 Plasma) ........................ 8-16
Torch Consumables - Aluminum Cutting ..................................................... 8-17
Torch Consumables – Marking ..................................................................... 8-18
Gas Console - Exterior .................................................................................. 8-20
Gas Console - Interior ................................................................................... 8-21
Power Supply Microprocessor P.C. Board ................................................... 8-22
A.C. Detect P.C. Board ................................................................................. 8-23
Relay P.C. Board ...........................................................................................8-24
Power Supply I/O P.C. Board ....................................................................... 8-25
Automatic Gas Console I/O P.C. Board ....................................................... 8-26
Automatic Gas Console Interface P.C. Board .............................................. 8-27
Hydrogen Manifold Mounting Dimensions .................................................. C-1
Hydrogen Manifold Mounting Location ....................................................... C-3
Hydrogen Manifold Microprocessor P.C. Board .......................................... C-6
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Section 1 Safety
General Precautions
Whereas plasma cutting has been used safely for years, it does require certain
precautions to ensure the safety of the operator and other people around the
equipment. It is management’s responsibility to see that the following safety
information is provided to each person who will operate, observe, perform
maintenance, or work in close proximity to this piece of equipment.
Installation, as well as repairs, made to the FineLine 260PC system should only
be performed by qualified personnel. The FineLine system makes use of both
A.C. and D.C. circuitry for operation. Fatal shock hazard does exist. Exercise
extreme caution while working on the system.
Ultraviolet Radiation Protection
Plasma cutting produces ultraviolet radiation similar to a welding arc. This
ultraviolet radiation can cause skin and eye burns. For this reason, it is essential
that proper protection be worn. The eyes are best protected by using safety
glasses or a welding helmet with an AWS No. 12 shade or ISO 4850 No. 13
shade, which provides protection up to 400 amperes. All exposed skin areas
should be covered with flame-retardant clothing. The cutting area should also be
prepared in such a way that ultraviolet light does not reflect. Walls and other
surfaces should be painted with dark colors to reduce reflected light. Protective
screens or curtains should be installed to protect additional workers in the area
from ultraviolet radiation.
Noise Protection
The FineLine 260PC system generates high noise levels while cutting.
Depending on the size of the cutting area, distance from the cutting torch, and arc
current cutting level, acceptable noise levels may be exceeded. Proper ear
protection should be used as defined by local or national codes. See Section 2 for
noise emission levels.
Toxic Fume Prevention
Care should be taken to ensure adequate ventilation in the cutting area. Some
materials give off toxic fumes that can be harmful or fatal to people in the vicinity
of the cutting area. Also, some solvents decompose and form harmful gases when
exposed to ultraviolet radiation. These solvents should be removed from the area
prior to cutting.
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Galvanized metal can produce harmful gases during the cutting process. Ensure
proper ventilation and use breathing equipment when cutting these materials.
Certain metals coated with or containing lead, cadmium, zinc, beryllium, and
mercury produce harmful toxins. Do not cut these metals unless all people
subjected to the fumes wear proper air breathing equipment.
Electric Shock Prevention
The FineLine 260PC system uses high open circuit voltages that can be fatal.
Extreme care should be used when operating or performing maintenance on the
system. Only qualified personnel should service the FineLine system. Observe
the following guidelines to protect against electric shock:
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A wall-mounted disconnect should be installed and fused according to local
and national electrical codes. The disconnect should be located as close as
possible to the power supply so it can be turned off in case of an emergency.
The primary power cord should have a 600 volt minimum rating in order to
protect the operator. In addition, it should be sized according to local and
national electrical codes. Inspect the primary power cord frequently. Never
operate the FineLine system if the power cord is damaged in any way.
Make sure the primary power ground wire is connected to the input power
ground stud on the FineLine power supply. Make sure the connection is
securely tightened.
Make sure the positive output (work ground) of the FineLine power supply is
connected to a bare metal area on the cutting table. A driven ground rod
should be placed no further than five feet from this connection. Make sure
this ground point on the cutting table is used as the star ground point for all
other ground connections.
Inspect the torch leads frequently. Never use the system if the leads are
damaged in any way.
Do not stand in wet, damp areas when operating or performing maintenance
on the system.
Wear insulated gloves and shoes while operating or performing maintenance
on the system.
Make sure the FineLine system is switched off at the wall disconnect before
servicing the power supply or torch.
Never change torch consumable parts unless the FineLine system is switched
off at the wall disconnect.
Do not attempt to remove any parts from beneath the torch when cutting.
Remember that the workpiece forms the current path back to the power
supply.
Never bypass the safety interlock devices.
Before removing any of the FineLine covers, switch the system off at the wall
disconnect. Wait at least five (5) minutes before removing any cover. This
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will give the capacitors inside the unit time to discharge.
Never operate the FineLine system without all of the covers in place.
Preventive maintenance should be performed daily to avoid possible safety
hazards.
Fire Prevention
When using the FineLine 260PC system, it is necessary to exercise good
judgment. While cutting, the arc produces sparks that could cause a fire should
they fall on flammable material. Make sure that all flammable material, such as
paper, cloth, etc., is a suitable distance away from the cutting area. All
flammable liquids should be at least 40 feet away from the cutting area, preferably
stored in a metal cabinet. Plasma cutting should never be attempted on containers
that contain flammable materials. Make sure that fire extinguishers are readily
accessible in the cutting area.
Make sure that the cutting area is properly ventilated when using oxygen as a
cutting gas.
Explosion Prevention
The FineLine 260PC system uses compressed gases. Use proper techniques when
handling compressed gas cylinders and other compressed gas equipment.
Observe the following guidelines to protect against explosion:
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Never operate the FineLine system in the presence of explosive gases or other
explosive materials.
Never cut pressurized cylinders or any closed container.
When using a water table and cutting aluminum under water or with water
touching the underside of the aluminum plate, hydrogen gas is produced. This
hydrogen gas may collect under the plate and explode during the cutting
process. Make sure the water table is properly aerated to help prevent the
accumulation of hydrogen gas.
Handle all gas cylinders in accordance with safety standards published by the
U.S. Compressed Gas Association (CGA), American Welding Society
(AWS), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), or other local or national
codes.
Compressed gas cylinders should be maintained properly. Never attempt to
use a cylinder that is leaking, cracked, or has other signs of physical damage.
All gas cylinders should be secured to a wall or rack to prevent accidental
knock over.
If a compressed gas cylinder is not being used, replace the protective valve
cover.
Never attempt to repair compressed gas cylinders.
Keep compressed gas cylinders away from intense heat, sparks, or flames.
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Clear the compressed gas cylinder connection point by opening the valve
momentarily prior to installing a regulator.
Never lubricate compressed gas cylinder valves or pressure regulators with
any type of oil or grease.
Never use a compressed gas cylinder or pressure regulator for any purpose
other than which it is intended.
Never use a pressure regulator for any gas other than which it is intended.
Never use a pressure regulator that is leaking or has other signs of physical
damage.
Never use oxygen hoses and pressure regulators for any gas other than
oxygen.
Never use any gas hose that is leaking or has other signs of physical damage.
Health Support Equipment
The FineLine 260PC system creates electric and magnetic fields that may
interfere with certain types of health support equipment, such as pacemakers.
Any person who uses a pacemaker or similar item should consult a doctor before
operating, observing, maintaining, or servicing the FineLine system. Observe the
following guidelines to minimize exposure to these electric and magnetic fields:
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Stay as far away from the FineLine power supply, torch, torch leads, and
remote high frequency console as possible.
Route the torch leads as close as possible to the work ground cable.
Never place your body between the torch leads and work ground cable. Keep
the work ground cable and the torch leads on the same side of your body.
Never stand in the center of a coiled up set of torch leads or work ground
cable.
Safety Standards Booklet Index
For further information concerning safety practices to be exercised with plasma
arc cutting equipment, please refer to the following publications:
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AWS Standard AWN, Arc Welding and Cutting Noise, obtainable from the
American Welding Society, 550 NW LeJeune Road, Miami, FL 33126.
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AWS Standard C5.2, Recommended Practices for Plasma Arc Cutting,
obtainable from the American Welding Society, 550 NW LeJeune Road,
Miami, FL 33126.
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AWS Standard FSW, Fire Safety in Welding and Cutting, obtainable from
the American Welding Society, 550 NW LeJeune Road, Miami, FL 33126.
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4.
AWS Standard F4.1, Recommended Safe Practices for Preparation for
Welding and Cutting of Containers and Piping, obtainable from the
American Welding Society, 550 NW LeJeune Road, Miami, FL 33126.
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AWS Standard ULR, Ultraviolet Reflectance of Paint, obtainable from the
American Welding Society, 550 NW LeJeune Road, Miami, FL 33126.
6.
AWS / ANSI Standard Z49.1, Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied
Processes, obtainable from the American Welding Society, 550 NW LeJeune
Road, Miami, FL 33126.
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ANSI Standard Z41.1, Standard For Men’s Safety-Toe Footwear, obtainable
from the American National Standards Institute, 11 West 42nd Street, New
York, NY 10036.
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ANSI Standard Z49.2, Fire Prevention in the Use of Cutting and Welding
Processes, obtainable from the American National Standards Institute, 11
West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036.
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ANSI Standard Z87.1, Safe Practices For Occupation and Educational Eye
and Face Protection, obtainable from the American National Standards
Institute, 11 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036.
10. ANSI Standard Z88.2, Respiratory Protection, obtainable from the American
National Standards Institute, 11 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036.
11. OSHA Standard 29CFR 1910.252, Safety and Health Standards, obtainable
from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.
12. NFPA Standard 51, Oxygen - Fuel Gas Systems for Welding, Cutting, and
Allied Processes, obtainable from the National Fire Protection Association, 1
Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
13. NFPA Standard 51B, Cutting and Welding Processes, obtainable from the
National Fire Protection Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA
02269.
14. NFPA Standard 70, National Electrical Code, obtainable from the National
Fire Protection Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
15. CGA booklet P-1, Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Containers,
obtainable from the Compressed Gas Association, 1725 Jefferson Davis
Highway, Suite 1004, Arlington, VA 22202.
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16. CGA booklet P-14, Accident Prevention in Oxygen-Rich and OxygenDeficient Atmospheres, obtainable from the Compressed Gas Association,
1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1004, Arlington, VA 22202.
17. CGA booklet TB-3, Hose Line Flashback Arrestors, obtainable from the
Compressed Gas Association, 1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1004,
Arlington, VA 22202.
18. CSA Standard W117.2, Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes,
obtainable from Canadian Standards Association, 178 Rexdale Boulevard,
Toronto, Ontario M9W lR3, Canada.
19. Canadian Electrical Code Part 1, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations,
obtainable from the Canadian Standards Association, 178 Rexdale
Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1R3, Canada.
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Section 2 Specifications
System Description
The FineLine 260PC is a microprocessor controlled, 275 amp, 100% duty cycle
high current density plasma cutting and marking system. It utilizes a precision,
dual gas torch that is capable of cutting mild steel up to 2" thick and stainless steel
up to 1-1/2” thick. The FineLine 260PC is equipped with a computer controlled
automatic gas console with VGA display. All cutting parameters are controlled
from the automatic gas console. Setting up a cut is as simple as entering the
material type, material thickness, and process (cutting or marking). All gas types
and pressures are set automatically and the cutting parameters are transmitted to
the FineLine power supply. Switching to a different screen on the gas console
gives the operator a pictorial view of the torch parts required to make the cut.
Another screen shows the recommended cutting speed and torch height for
making the cut. These parameters can even be transmitted to an x/y machine
controller or an arc voltage control system via RS-422 serial communication. The
RS-422 port also allows for full control of the cutting parameters from an x/y
machine controller. The gas console also tracks the number of cuts made with a
particular set of consumables and keeps a detailed record of errors that may occur
during the cutting sequence. To aid in troubleshooting, a message screen on the
gas console displays all power supply and gas console sequencing. All gas inlets
and outlets are connected to the rear of the automatic gas console. For cutting
mild steel, the FineLine 260PC uses oxygen for the plasma gas and either oxygen
or air for the shielding gas. When cutting stainless steel or other non-ferrous
materials, air or H17 (17.5% hydrogen, 32.5% argon, 50% nitrogen) is used for
the plasma gas and either air or nitrogen is used for the shielding gas. Air or
nitrogen is used for the preflow and postflow gases.
The FineLine 260PC is technologically advanced to produce the highest quality
cuts while maximizing consumable life. The torch is water-cooled and
consumables are machined to exacting dimensions and checked with the latest
computerized coordinate measuring systems. Eight nozzle sizes (30, 50, 70, 100,
150, 200, 260 and 275 amps) are available to produce excellent cut quality
throughout the cutting range.
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System Components
The FineLine 260PC consists of the following components:
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Power Supply
Automatic Gas Console
Remote High Frequency (RHF) Console
RHF Console Control Cable
Torch and Handle Assembly
Torch Lead Set
Torch Solenoid Valve Assembly
Torch Solenoid Valve Control Cable
Water and Power Leads
Gas Hose Package
Work Ground Lead
System Manual
Consumable Spare Parts Kit (see Section 8 for details)
Power Supply Specifications
Stock Number:
208 VAC, 3Ø, 60Hz .............................................260410
230 VAC, 3Ø, 60Hz .............................................260411
380 VAC, 3Ø, 50Hz .............................................260412
415 VAC, 3Ø, 50Hz .............................................260415
460 VAC, 3Ø, 60Hz .............................................260414
575 VAC, 3Ø, 60Hz .............................................260413
Input Current at Maximum Output:
208 VAC, 3Ø, 60Hz .............................................147 amps
230 VAC, 3Ø, 60Hz .............................................133 amps
380 VAC, 3Ø, 50Hz .............................................81 amps
415 VAC, 3Ø, 50Hz .............................................74 amps
460 VAC, 3Ø, 60Hz .............................................67 amps
575 VAC, 3Ø, 60Hz .............................................53 amps
Open Circuit Voltage ................................................ 325 VDC
Output Current .......................................................... 8-275 amps
Maximum Output Voltage ........................................ 180 VDC
Duty Cycle ................................................................ 100% @ 39 kW
Maximum Ambient Temperature ............................. 104° F (40° C)
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Dimensions:
Width ................................................................... 32.5 in (826 mm)
Height (including AGC) ...................................... 48 in (1219 mm)
Depth .................................................................... 43 in (1092 mm)
Weight (including AGC) ...........................................900 lb (408 kg)
Torch Cooling System:
Discharge pressure ............................................... 150 psi (10.2 bar)
Flow rate .............................................................. 1 gal/min (3.8 liters/min)
Coolant fluid ........................................................ Propylene glycol/deionized water
Coolant tank capacity ........................................... 3.2 gal (12 liters)
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Automatic Gas Console Specifications
Stock Number ........................................................... 260000
Height ........................................................................ 9 in (229 mm)
Width ........................................................................ 25 in (635 mm)
Depth ......................................................................... 23.8 in (605 mm)
Weight ....................................................................... 80 lb (36.2 kg)
Gas Supply Requirements
Plasma gas types:
Mild Steel ...................................................... Oxygen or Air
Stainless Steel ............................................... Air or H17 (optional)
Aluminum ..................................................... Air
Shield gas types:
Mild Steel ...................................................... Oxygen or Air
Stainless Steel ............................................... Air or Nitrogen
Aluminum ..................................................... Air or Nitrogen
Preflow gas type ................................................... Air or Nitrogen
Plasma gas flow rate (maximum):
Oxygen or Air ............................................... 67 scfh (1896 liters/hour)
H17 ................................................................ 40 scfh (1132 liters/hour)
Shield gas flow rate (maximum):
Oxygen .......................................................... 19 scfh (538 liters/hour)
Air or Nitrogen .............................................. 160 scfh (4528 liters/hour)
Preflow gas flow rate (maximum) ....................... 30 scfh (850 liters/hour)
Inlet gas pressures
Oxygen .......................................................... 120 psi (8.3 bar)
Nitrogen ........................................................ 120 psi (8.3 bar)
Air ................................................................. 120 psi (8.3 bar)
H17 ................................................................120 psi (8.3 bar)
Oxygen and nitrogen should be supplied with a purity of at least 99.5%. A
potential fire hazard exists when cutting with oxygen. Flashback arrestors
must be supplied to prevent a possible fire from propagating back to the gas
supplies. Compressed air must be clean, dry, and oil-free and may be supplied
from compressed cylinders or from an air compressor. Be aware that shop air
systems are prone to oil and moisture contamination. If shop air is used, it must
be cleaned to ISO 8573.1: Class 1.4.1. Specify dry air when using compressed
cylinders. Breathing quality air contains moisture and must not be used.
1/4” (inside diameter) hoses are required for all inlet gas connections. Mating
connectors are supplied with the unit. Quick-connect fittings must not be used.
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Remote High Frequency Console Specifications
Stock Number ........................................................... 205500
Height ........................................................................5.35 in (136 mm)
Width ........................................................................ 13.5 in (343 mm)
Depth ......................................................................... 10 in (25 mm)
Weight ....................................................................... 22 lb (10 kg)
Spark gap distance .................................................... .025 in (.635 mm)
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Figure 2-2 Remote High Frequency Console Mounting Dimensions
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Torch Specifications
Stock Number:
Torch main body .................................................. 277000
Torch handle assembly ........................................ 820134
Diameter .................................................................... 2 in (50.8 mm)
Length:
Torch main body .................................................. 4.65 in (118 mm)
Torch main body / handle assembly .................... 13.85 in (352 mm)
Weight (including handle and valves) ...................... 4 lb (1.8 kg)
Figure 2-3 Torch Dimensions
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Airborne Noise Emissions
The FineLine 260PC system generates high noise levels while cutting.
Depending on the size of the cutting area, distance from the cutting torch, and arc
current cutting level, acceptable noise levels may be exceeded. Proper ear
protection should be used as defined by local or national codes. The following
chart gives the noise levels generated by the FineLine 260PC when operating at
275 amps, 145 arc volts. The measurements were made with a sound level meter.
Distance From Torch
A-Weighted Sound
Pressure Level
C-Weighted Sound
Pressure Level
1 meter horizontal / 1.6 meters
above the workpiece
110 dB
107 dB
The maximum noise level is 127 dB at a distance of 3 inches (76.2 mm) from the
torch while cutting at 275 amps, 145 arc volts.
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Section 3 Installation
Initial Inspection
All systems undergo full testing before being shipped from KALIBURN. In the
unlikely event that one of your components is defective or missing, please contact
KALIBURN so a replacement item can be sent to you. Also, KALIBURN has
taken special care in packaging your FineLine 260PC system. If your system was
damaged during shipment, you will have to file a claim with the shipping
company. Next, it will be necessary to contact KALIBURN so replacement parts
can be ordered. If you need additional assistance, please contact KALIBURN.
System Interconnection
The FineLine 260PC system interconnection diagram, Figure 3-1, will assist you
in identifying cables and hoses upon receipt of your system. Electrical cables are
marked with the appropriate plug number or letter and can be identified on the
diagram. The Inova arc voltage control is also shown to assist in its hookup.
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Power Supply Installation
The FineLine power supply should be lifted by a forklift or pallet jack. In order
to prevent damaging the power supply, the forks should be of adequate length to
protrude on the far side of the power supply. The proper location of the power
supply will provide dependable service and reduce periodic maintenance time.
Choose a location that will provide unrestricted air movement into and out of the
power supply. Maintain at least 24 inches of space on all sides of the unit. The
location should subject the power supply to the least amount of dust, dirt,
moisture, and corrosive vapors. The power supply must be cleaned as often as
necessary to prevent the accumulation of metallic dust inside the unit. See Figure
2-1 for power supply dimensions.
Remote High Frequency Console Installation
The Remote High Frequency (RHF) Console should be mounted in a convenient
location that is away from other electronic control devices. The high voltage,
high frequency signal generated inside the unit can interfere with the operation of
certain control systems. The RHF console is usually mounted on the gantry of the
cutting machine or on the cutting table. See Figure 2-2 for RHF console
mounting dimensions.
Torch Installation
The FineLine 260PC torch must be installed on the positioner of an arc voltage
control capable of maintaining the cutting arc voltage within 1 arc volt. The arc
voltage must be adjustable in 1 arc volt increments. The positioner must be rigid
to ensure cut quality and a torch collision sensor is highly recommended. See
Figure 2-3 for torch mounting dimensions.
Primary Power Connection
** Before connecting primary power, check the data plate to verify the
voltage required by the FineLine power supply **
A primary disconnect switch should be provided for each FineLine power supply.
The disconnect switch should be located as close as possible to the power supply
so it can be turned off quickly in case of an emergency. The disconnect switch
should be equipped with time delay fuses only. The magnetic inrush current of
the power supply will cause fast acting fuses to blow. The disconnect switch
should be sized according to local and national codes. The rating must meet or
exceed the continuous rating of the fuses used. See the following chart for
recommended fuse sizes:
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3 Phase
Input Voltage
(VAC)
208V 60Hz
230V 60Hz
380V 50Hz
415V 50Hz
460V 60Hz
575V 60Hz
Input Current
at Maximum Output
(amps)
147
133
81
74
67
53
Recommended
Time-Delay Fuse Size
(amps)
200
190
125
100
95
75
Use a Type SO power cable to connect the primary power to the FineLine power
supply. The power cable should have a 600 volt minimum rating and should be
sized according to local and national codes. Route the power cable through the
lower strain relief on the rear of the power supply and connect it to the input
terminal block TB5 as shown in Figure 3-2. TB5 is located on the base of the
power supply behind the left side cover. Be sure to connect the primary
ground cable to the ground stud on the input terminal block.
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Figure 3-2 Primary Power Connections
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Power Supply Output Connections
Perform the following steps to connect the output of the power supply to the RHF
console and the work table. See Figure 3-3 for additional information.
Power Supply Electrode Lead 1
1. Route one end of the #1/0AWG Power Supply Electrode Lead through the
upper strain relief on the rear of the power supply and connect it to the
Electrode terminal.
2. Route the other end of the Power Supply Electrode Lead through the strain
relief on the RHF console and connect it to the cathode manifold.
Power Supply Nozzle Lead 2
1. Route one end of the #10AWG Power Supply Nozzle Lead through the upper
strain relief on the rear of the power supply and connect it to the Nozzle
terminal.
2. Route the other end of the Power Supply Nozzle Lead through the strain relief
on the RHF console and connect it to the Pilot terminal on the RHF console
printed circuit board.
Power Supply CTP Sensor Lead 3
1. Route the end of the #14AWG Power Supply CTP Sensor Lead with the ring
terminal through the middle strain relief on the rear of the power supply and
connect it to the CTP terminal.
2. Route the end of the Power Supply CTP Sensor Lead with the fast-on terminal
through the strain relief on the RHF console and connect it to the CTP sensor
lead filter assembly.
RHF Console Control Cable 4
1. Connect the RHF Console Control Cable plug labeled P16 to the connector
labeled P16 on the rear of the power supply.
2. Connect the RHF Console Control Cable plug labeled P1 to the connector
labeled P1 on the RHF console.
Power Supply Coolant Supply Hose 5
1. Connect one end of the Power Supply Coolant Supply Hose to the coolant
supply fitting on the rear of the power supply. Note that the coolant supply
fitting has right hand threads.
2. Connect the other end of the Power Supply Coolant Supply Hose to the
coolant in fitting on the RHF console. Note that the coolant in fitting has right
hand threads.
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Power Supply Coolant Return Hose 6
1. Connect one end of the Power Supply Coolant Return Hose to the coolant
return fitting on the rear of the power supply. Note that the coolant return
fitting has left hand threads.
2. Connect the other end of the Power Supply Coolant Return Hose to the
coolant out fitting on the RHF console. Note that the coolant out fitting has
left hand threads.
Work Ground Lead 7
1. Route one end of the #1/0AWG Work Ground Lead through the middle strain
relief on the rear of the power supply and connect it to the Work terminal.
2. Connect the other end of the Work Ground Lead to the star ground point on
the cutting table. The star ground point is generally referred to as the common
ground point on the cutting table where all subsystems of the machine are
grounded. This point is then connected to a driven earth ground rod that
should be as close as possible to the star ground. The ground rod should have
no other wires connected to it. The ground rod should be at least 3/4 inches in
diameter and should be driven into the earth’s permanent moisture layer. The
length of the ground rod varies from installation to installation and should be
installed according to local and national codes. Refer to the National
Electrical Code, Article 250, Section H, Ground Electrode System for
additional information.
RHF Console Ground Connection
8
Perform the following steps to connect the chassis of the RHF Console to the
cutting table. See Figure 3-3 for additional information.
1. Connect one end of the RHF Console Ground Lead to the ground stud on the
RHF console.
2. Connect the other end of the RHF Console Ground Lead to chassis ground on
the cutting table. Make sure that good metal-to-metal contact is made.
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Figure 3-3 Power Supply Output Connections
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Torch Leads to RHF Console Connections
Perform the following steps to connect the torch leads to the RHF console. See
Figure 3-4 for additional information.
Note: When making hose connections, only tighten the brass
fittings enough to make water or gas seals. The fittings are
subject to damage if over tightened.
Braided Shield 9
1. Remove the threaded ring from the brass shield connector on the end of the
braided shield. Route the torch leads through the opening in the RHF console
and push the shield connector through the hole until it is seated against the
side of the console.
2. Slide the threaded ring over the torch leads, thread it onto the brass shield
connector, and tighten firmly. The shield connector should ground the
braided shield to the case of the RHF console in order to help reduce high
frequency noise emission. Using an ohmmeter, measure for zero ohms
between the braided shield and the ground stud located on the outside of the
RHF console.
Torch Electrode/Coolant Supply Lead 10
• Connect the Torch Electrode/Coolant Supply Lead to the brass cathode
manifold. Note that the Torch Electrode/Coolant Supply Lead has right hand
threads.
Torch Coolant Return Lead 11
• Connect the Torch Coolant Return Lead to the brass cathode manifold. Note
that the Torch Coolant Return Lead has left hand threads.
Torch Nozzle Lead 12
• Connect the #14AWG Torch Nozzle Lead to the angled bracket on the red
standoff.
Torch CTP Sensor Lead 13
• Connect the #18AWG Torch CTP Sensor Lead to the red standoff as shown.
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Figure 3-4 Torch Leads to RHF Console Connections
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Torch Connections
Perform the following steps to connect the torch leads and gas hoses to the torch
and torch solenoid assembly. See Figure 3-5 for additional information.
Note: When making hose connections, only tighten the brass fittings
enough to make water or gas seals. The fittings are subject
to damage if over tightened. Also, use two wrenches when
tightening the torch fittings to avoid damaging the torch
Gas Hose Package/Torch Solenoid Control Cable Installation
• Route the Plasma, Shield, Preflow, and Postflow Gas Hoses and the Torch
Solenoid Control Cable from the power supply to the torch station. Note that
the Shield Gas Hose extends down inside the torch handle, so it should be
routed accordingly. Also, plug P12 on the Torch Solenoid Control Cable
attaches at the power supply and P15 attaches to the torch solenoid assembly.
Torch Handle Installation
1. Route the torch leads through the torch handle. Note that the threaded end of
the torch handle mates with the torch.
2. Route the Shield Gas Hose through the torch handle.
3. Route the 15” Torch Plasma Gas Hose through the torch handle. Note that the
larger fitting on the Torch Plasma Gas Hose mates with the torch.
Torch Electrode/Coolant Supply Lead 10
• Connect the Torch Electrode/Coolant Supply Lead to the torch as shown.
Torch Coolant Return Lead 11
• Connect the Torch Coolant Return Lead to the torch as shown. Note that the
Torch Coolant Return Lead fitting has left hand threads.
Torch Nozzle Lead 12
• Connect the Torch Nozzle Lead to the torch as shown.
Torch CTP Sensor Lead 13
• Connect the Torch CTP Sensor Lead to the torch as shown.
Shield Gas Hose 14
• Connect the Shield Gas Hose to the torch as shown.
Torch Plasma Gas Hose 15
• Connect the Torch Plasma Gas Hose to the torch as shown.
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Torch to Torch Handle Installation
1. Thread the torch handle onto the torch body.
2. Attach the solenoid valve assembly to the torch handle. The top of the
aluminum solenoid bracket should be flush with the top of the torch handle.
Torch Plasma Gas Hose 16
• Connect the Torch Plasma Gas Hose to the solenoid outlet port as shown.
Preflow Gas Hose 17
• Connect the Preflow Gas Hose to the solenoid preflow inlet port as shown.
Note that the Preflow Gas Hose fitting has left hand threads.
Plasma Gas Hose 18
• Connect the Plasma Gas Hose to the solenoid plasma inlet port as shown.
Postflow Gas Hose 19
• Connect the Postflow Gas Hose to the solenoid postflow inlet port as shown.
Torch Solenoid Control Cable 20
• Connect the Torch Solenoid Control Cable plug marked P15 to the torch
solenoid assembly as shown. Connect the Torch Solenoid Control Cable plug
labeled P12 to the connector labeled P12 on the rear of the power supply.
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Figure 3-5 Torch Connections
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Automatic Gas Console Input Connections
Perform the following steps to connect the gas supply lines to the automatic gas
console. See Section 2 for gas supply requirements. Mating hose barbs and
connectors are supplied with the system and are sized for 1/4 inch inside diameter
hose. Do not change the inlet gas supply fittings to quick-connect fittings.
Using quick-connect fittings to connect and disconnect pressurized hoses may
cause damage to the system.
Note: When making hose connections, only tighten the brass
fittings enough to make gas seals. The fittings are
subject to damage if over tightened.
Air Inlet 21
• Air must be supplied to the unit at all times, regardless of the cutting current
or material type.
Oxygen Inlet 22
• Oxygen must be supplied to the unit when mild steel is being cut.
Nitrogen Inlet 23
• Nitrogen must be supplied to the unit when aluminum is being cut or stainless
steel is being cut at 50, 70, 100, 150, 200, or 260 amps.
Auxiliary Inlet 24
• The auxiliary inlet is reserved for future use.
Figure 3-6 Automatic Gas Console Input Connections
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Automatic Gas Console Output Connections
Perform the following steps to connect the automatic gas console outputs to the
torch gas hoses.
Note: When making hose connections, only tighten the brass
fittings enough to make gas seals. The fittings are
subject to damage if over tightened.
Preflow Outlet 25
• Connect the Preflow Hose to the preflow outlet as shown. Note that the
preflow outlet has left hand threads.
Shield Outlet 26
• Connect the Shield Hose to the shield outlet as shown. Note that the shield
outlet has right hand threads.
Plasma Outlet 27
• Connect the Plasma Hose to the plasma outlet as shown. Note that the plasma
outlet has right hand threads.
Postflow Outlet 28
• Connect the Postflow Hose to the postflow outlet as shown. Note that the
postflow outlet has right hand threads.
Figure 3-7 Automatic Gas Console Output Connections
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CNC Machine Interface Connections
Perform the following steps to properly interface the FineLine 260PC system with
a CNC cutting machine. See the system schematic for additional information.
Plasma Start Signal
• The FineLine 260PC requires a contact closure between P8 pins 3 and 4 to
commence the cutting sequence. The cutting sequence is terminated when the
contacts are opened. The contacts should be rated for 12VDC - 10mA.
Arc Hold / IHS Complete Signal
• The FineLine 260PC requires a contact closure between P8 pins 10 and 11 to
inhibit arc starting even though a plasma start signal has been applied to the
unit. When the arc hold / IHS complete contacts are opened, the cutting arc is
initiated. This feature is used to decrease cycle time by allowing pre-cut gas
and contact sequencing to occur simultaneously with initial torch height
positioning. The contacts should be rated for 12VDC - 10mA.
Motion Output Signal
• The FineLine 260PC provides a maintained contact closure output between P8
pins 12 and 14 as long as a cutting arc is maintained between the torch and the
workpiece. The motion contacts are rated for .6A - 125VAC / .6A - 110VDC
/ 2A - 30VDC.
RS-422 Serial Communication Link
• An RS-422 serial communication link can be connected between the plug on
the rear of the automatic gas console and a CNC machine or automatic height
control system. All cutting parameters can be controlled via the RS-422
communication link. Also, cutting information such as pierce height, cutting
height, recommended arc voltage, and recommended cutting speed can be
transmitted from the automatic gas console to the CNC machine or height
control. See Section 6 for additional information.
Torch Coolant Requirements
Note: Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet in Appendix A for information
regarding safety, handling, and storage of propylene glycol.
The FineLine 260PC system is shipped without torch coolant in the reservoir.
Coolant must be added before applying power to the system. Only use the
recommended FineLine torch coolant solution. Commercially available
antifreeze contains corrosion inhibitors that will damage the cooling system. The
FineLine torch coolant solution will maintain optimal system performance. The
standard coolant solution consists of 25% industrial grade propylene glycol and
75% deionized water and can be ordered in one-gallon containers, PN 500695.
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This solution provides freezing protection down to -13º C (9º F). For operating
temperatures below -13º C, the concentration of propylene glycol in the coolant
solution must be increased. See Figure 3-8 to determine the percentage of
propylene glycol required for the application. 100% propylene glycol can be
ordered in one-gallon containers, PN 500720. Failure to use the proper
propylene glycol/deionized water solution may result in cooling system
and/or torch damage.
The torch coolant should be flushed out of the FineLine system every six months
and replaced with new coolant. The water filter/deionization cartridge should also
be changed at the same time. See Section 7 for details.
Figure 3-8 Freezing Points of Aqueous Propylene Glycol Solutions
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Filling the Torch Coolant Reservoir
Note: Never turn on the power supply before filling the torch
coolant reservoir with the proper coolant solution.
1. Remove the coolant reservoir cap and fill the reservoir with 2 gallons of
coolant solution.
2. Apply main power to the FineLine unit.
3. Depress and hold the green ON button on the FineLine control panel.
4. The coolant pump will begin pumping coolant fluid through the system. The
Coolant Flow LED will remain out until the coolant has filled the entire
system and begins flowing back into the tank. The coolant pump will turn off
if the coolant level drops below the minimum level inside the reservoir. If this
happens, add more coolant solution to the reservoir and return to Step 3.
6. When the Coolant Flow LED illuminates, release the green ON switch. The
FineLine system should remain energized and continue pumping coolant
through the system.
7. Locate the small red push-button on top of the coolant filter/deionization
cartridge. Depress and hold the button until no air is seen inside the clear
filter housing.
8. Fill the reservoir with coolant solution until the coolant gauge indicates full.
Coolant should be added to the system any time the level drops below half
full.
9. Check for coolant leaks at all hose connections inside the power supply, RHF
console, and at the torch.
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Section 4 Operation
Power Supply Front Panel Controls
All of the FineLine controls and status indicator lights are located on the front
panel of the system. This section describes the function of each control and
indicator. See Figure 4-1 for front panel control and indicator locations.
Power Off Button 1
Deenergizes the FineLine system and turns off the cooling fans and coolant pump.
Power On Button/Indicator 2
Energizes the FineLine system and turns on the cooling fans and coolant pump.
Illuminates to show that the system is energized.
AC Power Indicator 3
Illuminates when 3 phase power is applied to the FineLine system.
DC Power Indicator 4
Illuminates when then main contactor has been energized and D.C. current is
flowing through the torch.
Status Indicators 5
•
RHF Door Indicator
Illuminates when the RHF console door is closed securely.
extinguished when the RHF console door is open.
Remains
•
Gas Console Indicator
Illuminates when the automatic gas console is operational. Remains
extinguished when there is a problem with the gas system. Check the message
screen on the automatic gas console for errors.
•
3 Phase Power Indicator
Illuminates when 3 phase power is satisfactory. Remains extinguished when
there is a problem with main 3 phase power to the system.
•
Coolant Flow Indicator
Illuminates when the coolant flow through the system is satisfactory.
Remains extinguished when the coolant flow through the system is restricted.
•
Coolant Level Indicator
Illuminates when the coolant level inside the reservoir is satisfactory.
Remains extinguished when coolant must be added to the system.
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Coolant Temperature Indicator
Illuminates when the torch coolant temperature is satisfactory. Remains
extinguished when the coolant temperature is too hot. If the torch coolant
indicator goes out, leave the unit energized until it illuminates.
Automatic Gas Console Display 6
Shows all of the power supply and gas console settings, errors, and sequencing.
Automatic Gas Console Keypad 7
Operator interface to automatic gas console.
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Automatic Gas Console Keypad
All cutting information is entered on the keypad of the automatic gas console as
shown in Figure 4-2. This section provides a description of each key and its
function.
Figure 4-2 Automatic Gas Console Keypad
Menu Key
The Menu key is used to select the bottom portion of a split-level key. When the
Menu key is pressed, a menu icon will appear in the upper right hand corner of
the screen. Pressing the Menu key again will clear the icon and return to the
previous mode. Pressing a split-level key while the menu icon is visible will enter
the specified mode. The following is a list and description of menu key functions:
Menu + Material:
Menu + Current:
Menu + Voltage:
Menu + Preflow Gas:
Menu + Plasma Gas:
Menu + Shield Gas:
Menu + Pierce Delay:
Menu + Maint:
Menu + Gas Purge:
Menu + Status:
Enters the material-editing mode
Enters the current editing mode
Displays the voltage screen
Enters the preflow gas-editing mode
Enters the plasma gas-editing mode
Enters the shield gas-editing mode
Enters the pierce delay-editing mode
Enters the maintenance mode
Purges the cutting gases
Displays the main status screen
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Arrow Keys
The Arrow keys are used to scroll up and down in order to edit or select a
particular item.
Function Keys
The Function keys are used for various purposes in the editing and maintenance
modes. The help prompt instructs the user on the use of the Function keys.
Numerical Keys
The Numerical keys are used for entering and editing parameters.
Automatic Gas Console Help Prompt
Help prompts are displayed on the automatic gas console screen to assist the user.
Different screens may have more than one help prompt, but the help prompts will
always appear near the bottom of the screen.
Figure 4-3 Help Prompt
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Automatic Gas Console Status Screen
When the automatic gas console is in the status mode, the status screen is
displayed as shown in Figure 4-4. The status screen displays all of the primary
cutting parameters. To edit a parameter on the status screen, the arrow keys can
be used to scroll through the different parameters or the Menu key can be used as
described previously. Note that when the Menu key is pressed, the Menu icon
appears in the upper right hand corner of the screen as shown. To return to the
status mode from another mode, press the Menu key then the Status key. The
status screen also displays the Please Wait icon while the gas pressures are being
adjusted or when an error occurs with the gas system.
Figure 4-4 Status Screen
Setting up a Cut
The automatic gas console makes it very simple to set up the machine to make a
cut. Selecting a material type, material thickness, and process (cutting or
marking) are the only parameters that must be entered. All other parameters are
adjusted automatically. Perform the following steps to enter the cutting data. See
Section 5 for advanced functions of the automatic gas console.
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Selecting Material Type
From the status mode, press the down arrow once to scroll down to substance, or
press Menu, then Material. The substance area should be highlighted as shown in
Figure 4-5 and the substance type should be blinking. To change the substance
type, press F3 as indicated by the help prompt. Pressing F3 repeatedly will scroll
through the list of possible substance choices. The available substance types are
as follows:
•
•
•
•
•
Mild Steel - Cold Rolled
Mild Steel - Hot Rolled
Stainless Steel
Aluminum
Other
Figure 4-5 Selecting Material Substance
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Setting Material Thickness
To set the material thickness, use the down arrow to scroll down to Thickness.
The material thickness should be highlighted as shown in Figure 4-6 and the
editing cursor should be blinking. Use the numerical keypad to enter the material
thickness. Use the CLR key to backspace if an error is made. Press the enter key
when the correct value has been entered.
Figure 4-6 Setting Material Thickness
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Selecting Process
To set the operating process, use the down arrow to scroll down to Process. The
process area should be highlighted as shown in Figure 4-7 and the process should
be blinking. To change the process, press F3 as indicated by the help prompt.
Repeatedly pressing F3 will alternate between cutting and marking. Press the
enter key when the desired process has been selected. At this point, the default
cutting parameters are selected and adjusted automatically for the material type,
material thickness, and process selected.
Figure 4-7 Selecting Process
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Viewing the Torch Parts Required to Make the Cut
Once the material substance, thickness, and process have been chosen, the default
cutting parameters are selected and adjusted accordingly. To display a pictorial
view of the torch parts required to make the cut, scroll down to Torch Parts and
press enter. The torch parts screen should be displayed as shown in Figure 4-8.
Figure 4-8 Torch Parts
Installing the Torch Parts
Note: When installing the torch parts, do not use an excessive amount of oring lubricant. Also, ensure that the lubricant is placed only on the o-rings.
Excess lubricant can interfere with gas flow, cause starting problems, and
shorten consumable life.
To install the torch parts, perform the following steps:
1. Insert the electrode into the swirl ring, then insert the electrode/swirl ring
assembly into the nozzle.
2. Apply a small amount of o-ring lubricant to the electrode o-ring and the two
o-rings on the nozzle.
3. Push the electrode/swirl ring/nozzle assembly into the torch until it is seated
properly.
4. Inspect the threads on the torch body, copper retaining cap, and brass outer
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6.
7.
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cap and clean as necessary.
Install a small amount of o-ring lubricant to the three o-rings on the torch
body.
Apply a small amount of o-ring lubricant to the retaining cap o-ring and install
the retaining cap onto the torch body. Tighten the cap firmly but do not over
tighten.
Apply a small amount of o-ring lubricant to the shield cap o-ring and install
the shield cap into the brass outer cap. Note: Make sure the shield cap oring is seated properly inside the outer cap.
Install the outer cap onto the torch body and tighten firmly. Do not over
tighten.
Viewing Recommended Height Control and X/Y Machine Settings
Prior to making a cut with the system, the torch height control and the x/y cutting
machine must be configured properly. To view the recommended cutting data,
press the Menu key, then Voltage. The voltage screen will be displayed as shown
in Figure 4-9. The x/y machine speed should be set to the value shown. Also, the
height control should be set to the proper pierce height, cutting height and arc
voltage. If a KALIBURN Inova height control is being used, simply press the F3
key to automatically transmit the parameters to the Inova.
Figure 4-9 Voltage Screen
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Making a Cut
Once the material type, thickness, and process have been entered, the correct
torch parts are installed, and the x/y machine and height control systems have
been properly configured, perform the following steps to cut with the system:
1. Depress and hold the Power On button until the Coolant Flow status LED
illuminates. If the Coolant Flow led fails to illuminate after 10 seconds, see
the maintenance section for possible solutions.
2. The automatic gas console will purge the gas hoses and set the correct gas
pressures automatically. After the pressures have been set correctly, the Gas
Console status LED will illuminate.
3. Once the Gas Console LED illuminates, the unit is ready for cutting. Upon
the reception of a cycle start signal, the following sequence will take place:
• Two second gas preflow
• High frequency starting circuit energized
• Pilot arc initiation
• Transferred arc (cutting arc) established
• Motion output relay energized after Pierce Delay timer complete
4. Upon removal of the cycle start signal, the following sequence will take place:
• Cutting arc extinguished
• Motion output relay deenergized
• Gas postflow
Cut Quality
Before the optimum cutting condition can be achieved on a particular material
type and thickness, the machine operator must have a thorough understanding of
the cutting characteristics of the FineLine system. When the cut quality is not
satisfactory, the cutting speed, torch height, or gas pressures may need to be
adjusted in small increments until the proper cutting condition is obtained. The
following guidelines should be useful in determining which cutting parameter to
adjust.
Note: Before making any parameter changes, verify that the torch is square
to the workpiece. Also, it is essential to have the correct torch parts in place
and to ensure that they are in good condition. Check the electrode for
excessive wear and the nozzle and shield cap orifices for roundness. Also,
check the parts for any dents or distortions. Irregularities in the torch parts
can cause cut quality problems.
1. A positive cut angle (top dimension of piece smaller than the bottom
dimension) usually occurs when the torch standoff distance is too high, when
cutting too fast, or when excessive power is used to cut a given plate
thickness.
2. A negative cut angle (top dimension of piece larger than the bottom
dimension) usually occurs when the torch standoff distance is too low or when
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4.
5.
6.
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the cutting speed is too slow.
Top dross usually occurs when the torch standoff distance is too high.
Bottom dross usually occurs when the cutting speed is either too slow (slowspeed dross) or too fast (high-speed dross). Low-speed dross is easily
removed, while high-speed dross usually requires grinding or chipping off.
When using oxygen as the shielding gas, bottom dross can sometimes be
removed by increasing the shield gas pressure. However, increasing the
shield pressure too much can cause cut face irregularities (see below). Bottom
dross also occurs more frequently as the metal heats up. As more pieces are
cut out of a particular plate, the more likely they are to form dross.
When using oxygen as a shielding gas, cut face irregularities usually indicate
that the shield gas pressure is too high or the torch standoff distance is too
low.
A concave cut face usually indicates that the torch standoff distance is too low
or the shield gas pressure is too high. A convex cut face usually indicates that
the torch standoff distance is too high or the shield gas pressure is too low.
Note that different material compositions have an effect on dross formation.
Consumable Life
Use the following guidelines to maximize consumable parts life:
1. Use the recommended pierce height given in the cutting charts. A pierce
height that is too low will allow molten metal that is ejected during the
piercing process to damage the shield cap and nozzle. A pierce height that is
too high will cause the pilot arc time to be excessively long and will cause
nozzle damage.
2. Make sure the arc extinguishes properly at the end of each cut. Program the
lead-out such that the arc is not lost before the lead-out is complete. The arc
must remain transferred to the workpiece throughout the turn-off sequence. A
“popping” noise can be heard if the arc extinguishes abnormally.
3. Make sure the torch does not touch the plate while cutting. Shield cap and
nozzle damage will result.
4. Use a chain cut when possible. Starting and stopping the torch is much more
detrimental to the consumables than making a continuous cut.
5. Always use the error-tracking feature on the automatic gas console to keep
track of cut errors. See Section 5 for information on the error-tracking
feature.
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Cutting Charts
The cutting charts shown on the following pages are intended to give the operator
the best starting point to use when making a cut on a particular material type and
thickness. Small adjustments may have to be made to achieve the best cut. Also,
remember that the arc voltage must be increased as the electrode wears in order to
maintain the correct cutting height.
Cutting Chart Index
Material
Process
Current
Plasma Gas
Shield Gas
Page
Mild Steel
Mild Steel
Mild Steel
Mild Steel
Mild Steel
Mild Steel
Mild Steel
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
30 Amps
50 Amps
70 Amps
100 Amps
150 Amps
200 Amps
275 Amps
Oxygen
Oxygen
Oxygen
Oxygen
Oxygen
Oxygen
Oxygen
Oxygen
Oxygen or Air
Air
Air
Air
Air
Air
4-14
4-15
4-16
4-17
4-18
4-19
4-20
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
30 Amps
50 Amps
70 Amps
70 Amps
100 Amps
100 Amps
150 Amps
150 Amps
200 Amps
200 Amps
260 Amps
275 Amps
Air
Air
H17
Air
H17
Air
H17
Air
H17
Air
H17
Air
Air
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
4-21
4-22
4-23
4-24
4-25
4-26
4-27
4-28
4-29
4-30
4-31
4-32
Aluminum
Aluminum
Aluminum
Aluminum
Aluminum
Aluminum
Aluminum
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
Cutting
30 Amps
50 Amps
70 Amps
100 Amps
150 Amps
200 Amps
275 Amps
Air
Air
Air
Air
Air
Air
Air
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
4-33
4-34
4-35
4-36
4-37
4-38
4-39
Mild Steel
Stainless Steel
Aluminum
Marking
Marking
Marking
10 Amps
8 Amps
10 Amps
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
Nitrogen
4-40
4-41
4-42
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30 Amps – Oxygen Plasma / Oxygen Shield
Shield Cap
277145
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277120
Retaining Cap
277153
Electrode
277130
Swirl Ring
277140
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Oxygen)
Shield
(Oxygen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
(ga)
(in)
20
.036
120
105
.080
18
.048
121
97
.090
16
.060
125
78
14
.075
126
65
12
.105
127
55
11
.120
129
50
10
.135
131
40
35
85
6
2
.062
.110
.105
100
.120
.125
.065
.070
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Oxygen)
Shield
(Oxygen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
1
120
2615
2.0
1.5
124
2020
2.6
2
35
85
6
2
126
2.5
3
128
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-14
1615
1455
1285
1.6
2.8
2.7
2.9
3.1
100
1.7
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50 Amps – Oxygen Plasma / Oxygen or Air Shield
Shield Cap
277115
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277122
Retaining Cap
277153
Electrode
277131
Swirl Ring
277140 /
277142
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Cold-Rolled Steel – Oxygen Shield – Swirl Ring 277140
Material
Thickness
(ga)
(in)
12
.105
11
.120
10
.135
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Oxygen)
Shield
(Oxygen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
123
25
74
12
1
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
70
.120
126
60
.125
128
50
.135
Kerf
Width
(in)
.075
.135
100
.078
Hot-Rolled Steel – Air Shield – Swirl Ring 277142
Material
Thickness
(ga)
(in)
14
.075
12
.105
.125
10
.135
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Oxygen)
Shield
(Air)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
.135
100
200
106
25
74
19
190
.100
180
1
110
170
3/16
113
105
1/4
117
75
.075
.080
.110
.140
.145
200
.085
.165
250
.087
Metric
Cold-Rolled Steel – Oxygen Shield – Swirl Ring 277140
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Oxygen)
Shield
(Oxygen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
121
1895
2.9
125
1555
3.1
3.4
100
2.5
12
1
1.9
25
74
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Oxygen)
Shield
(Air)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
2.5
3.4
100
3
2.0
Hot-Rolled Steel – Air Shield – Swirl Ring 277142
2.5
3
5
106
25
74
19
1
6
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-15
4885
4660
113
2555
116
2075
3.6
3.7
4.0
250
1.9
2.0
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70 Amps – Oxygen Plasma / Air Shield
Shield Cap
277150
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277125
Retaining Cap
277153
Electrode
277131
Swirl Ring
277142
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Oxygen)
Shield
(Air)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
110
190
113
130
.100
.100
100
.080
1/8
3/16
1/4
35
25
80
25
2
3/8
116
120
.110
.125
200
122
75
.140
.150
250
.085
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Oxygen)
Shield
(Air)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
109
4995
2.5
100
25
80
113
3265
115
3105
3
5
35
6
25
2
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-16
2.5
2.7
2.6
3.0
200
2.0
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100 Amps – Oxygen Plasma / Air Shield
Shield Cap
277286
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277284
Retaining Cap
277151
Electrode
277282
Swirl Ring
277283
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Oxygen)
Shield
(Air)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
1/4
125
3/8
1/2
25
94
26
130
0
150
.090
.125
150
100
.130
.175
200
65
.155
5/8
143
47
3/4
145
35
.185
.090
400
.200
600
900
.095
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Oxygen)
Shield
(Air)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
124
3950
2.1
3.0
150
2405
3.3
4.5
1850
3.7
4.9
4.7
5.1
6
10
12
25
94
26
130
0
16
143
1180
20
145
800
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-17
400
900
2.3
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150 Amps – Oxygen Plasma / Air Shield
Shield Cap
277117
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277293
Retaining Cap
277151 / 277152
Electrode
277292
Swirl Ring
277139
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Retaining Cap 277151
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Oxygen)
Shield
(Air)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
118
165
.105
.200
300
20
74
30
0
123
125
.135
.225
125
90
.140
.250
1/4
3/8
1/2
400
.125
.130
Retaining Cap 277152
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Oxygen)
Shield
(Air)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
5/8
127
70
3/4
130
55
1
20
74
45
0
.140
134
40
.150
1.25 **
145
25
.200
1.5 **
155
15
.225
.275
.300
600
.130
900
.135
1200
500
.140
** Edge start or moving pierce recommended
Metric
Retaining Cap 277151
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Oxygen)
Shield
(Air)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
117
4305
2.6
5.0
300
20
74
30
0
123
3040
3.4
5.8
124
2485
3.5
6.2
6
10
12
400
3.2
3.3
Retaining Cap 277152
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Oxygen)
Shield
(Air)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
7.0
900
3.3
(volts)
(mm/m)
16
127
1760
20
130
1340
133
1040
3.7
32 **
145
625
5.1
38 **
154
385
5.6
25
20
74
45
0
** Edge start or moving pierce recommended
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-18
3.6
1200
7.6
500
3.4
3.6
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200 Amps – Oxygen Plasma / Air Shield
Shield Cap
277274
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277289
Retaining Cap
277266
Electrode
277291
Swirl Ring
277143
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Oxygen)
Shield
(Air)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
1/4
125
230
.040
.200
3/8
130
140
.090
.225
1/2
133
120
.115
5/8
137
100
.130
3/4
140
75
.150
147
50
.175
155
25
.240
1
20
82
58
0
1.25
1.5 **
165
17
.300
1.75 **
175
12
.350
2.0 **
185
7
.500
.250
.300
300
500
700
1000
.350
1400
.300
400
.150
.152
.153
.155
158
.160
** Edge start or moving pierce recommended
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Oxygen)
Shield
(Air)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(mm)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
6
124
6100
.8
5.0
300
10
130
3480
2.3
5.8
12
132
3160
2.7
6.2
16
137
2515
3.3
6.4
700
20
141
1810
3.8
146
1310
4.3
7.6
1000
32
155
610
6.1
8.9
1400
38 **
164
435
7.5
45 **
175
295
9.2
7.6
400
50 **
183
195
12.2
25
20
82
58
0
** Edge start or moving pierce recommended
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-19
500
3.8
3.9
4.0
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275 Amps – Oxygen Plasma / Air Shield
Shield Cap
277263
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277269
Retaining Cap
277266
Electrode
277270
Swirl Ring
277258
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Oxygen)
Shield
(Air)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
1/2
139
5/8
125
.140
105
.135
3/4
138
90
.120
1
144
65
.160
150
45
.175
1.5 **
163
25
.235
1.75 **
170
20
.290
2.0 **
180
15
.350
1.25
20
93
70
0
.275
.300
300
500
700
900
1200
.350
.165
.170
.185
400
.190
** Edge start or moving pierce recommended
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Oxygen)
Shield
(Air)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
139
3290
3.6
2650
3.3
2190
3.1
143
1690
4.0
150
1120
4.4
38 **
162
645
5.9
45 **
170
495
7.5
50 **
178
395
8.7
12
16
138
20
25
32
20
93
70
0
** Edge start or moving pierce recommended
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-20
7.0
7.6
300
700
900
1200
8.9
400
4.2
4.3
4.7
4.8
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Stainless Steel - Cutting
30 Amps – Air Plasma / Air Shield
Shield Cap
277144
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277121
Electrode
277137
Retaining Cap
277110
Swirl Ring
277138
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
(ga)
(in)
20
.036
18
.048
16
.060
14
.075
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Air)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
200
.020
.050
100
71
30
80
30
14
165
.035
74
125
75
90
.025
.065
.068
.070
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Air)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
30
80
30
14
71
4855
0.6
73
3260
0.9
1.3
100
1.7
1
1.5
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-21
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Stainless Steel - Cutting
50 Amps – Air Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
Shield Cap
277149
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277123
Retaining Cap
277110
Electrode
277137
Swirl Ring
277142
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
.035
.060
100
(ga)
(in)
14
.075
87
105
12
.105
88
75
11
.120
89
65
10
.135
30
70
40
4
.105
90
55
3/16
94
50
.040
.075
200
1/4
100
40
.060
.085
300
.115
.110
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
.9
1.5
100
2.7
2
87
2.5
3
30
70
40
4
2565
2080
88
1685
5
94
1235
1.0
1.9
6
98
1075
1.3
2.1
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-22
300
2.8
2.9
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Stainless Steel - Cutting
70 Amps – H17 Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
This gas combination gives the best cut quality and minimum dross levels
Shield Cap
277150
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277124
Retaining Cap
277113
Electrode
277132
Swirl Ring
277140
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Nitrogen)
Plasma
(H17)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Nitrogen)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
3/16
35
60
36
13
135
80
.100
.200
200
.090
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Nitrogen)
Plasma
(H17)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Nitrogen)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
5
35
60
36
13
135
2030
2.5
5.1
200
2.3
Metric
* H17 = 17.5% Hydrogen / 32.5% Argon / 50% Nitrogen
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-23
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Stainless Steel - Cutting
70 Amps – Air Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
This gas combination gives medium cut quality and minimum dross levels
Shield Cap
277150
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277125
Retaining Cap
277153
Electrode
277131
Swirl Ring
277142
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
(ga)
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
.135
132
120
.060
.150
3/16
134
100
.070
.175
200
.085
(in)
10
1/4
25
80
25
2
3/8
140
75
.090
.200
300
148
50
.120
.225
450
.090
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
131
3210
1.4
3.6
200
25
80
25
2
134
2445
1.8
4.5
138
2050
2.1
4.9
3
5
6
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-24
300
2.2
2.3
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Stainless Steel - Cutting
100 Amps – H17 Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
This gas combination gives the best cut quality and minimum dross levels
Shield Cap
277146
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277126
Retaining Cap
277113
Electrode
277133
Swirl Ring
277141
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Nitrogen)
Plasma
(H17)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Nitrogen)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
138
115
.105
.200
200
.100
28
67
46
13
140
100
.125
.225
300
152
65
.180
.250
400
3/16
1/4
3/8
.105
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Nitrogen)
Plasma
(H17)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Nitrogen)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
138
2865
2.7
5.1
139
2625
3.0
5.5
5
6
28
67
46
13
* H17 = 17.5% Hydrogen / 32.5% Argon / 50% Nitrogen
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-25
300
2.5
2.7
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Stainless Steel - Cutting
100 Amps – Air Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
This gas combination gives medium cut quality and minimum dross levels
Shield Cap
277286
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277284
Retaining Cap
277151
Electrode
277282
Swirl Ring
277283
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
141
100
.135
.200
250
.092
25
94
35
0
147
80
.170
.225
350
154
55
.210
.250
450
1/4
3/8
1/2
.095
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
140
2595
3.2
5.0
250
2.3
148
1935
4.4
5.8
152
1540
5.0
6.2
450
2.4
6
10
25
94
35
0
12
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-26
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Stainless Steel - Cutting
150 Amps – H17 Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
This gas combination gives the best cut quality and minimum dross levels
Shield Cap
277298
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277297
Retaining Cap
277266
Electrode
277135
Swirl Ring
277139
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Nitrogen)
Plasma
(H17)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Nitrogen)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
.250
1/4
165
95
.250
75
.150
60
.165
50
.185
165
40
.250
3/8
1/2
25
81
75
13
155
5/8
3/4
.275
.300
400
500
600
800
.135
.140
1000
.145
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Nitrogen)
Plasma
(H17)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Nitrogen)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
1845
3.8
1610
4.1
7.0
600
1260
4.7
940
6.9
7.6
1000
10
12
16
25
81
75
155
13
20
167
* H17 = 17.5% Hydrogen / 32.5% Argon / 50% Nitrogen
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-27
3.4
3.6
3.7
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Stainless Steel - Cutting
150 Amps – Air Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
This gas combination gives medium cut quality and minimum dross levels
Shield Cap
277117
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277293
Retaining Cap
277152
Electrode
277292
Swirl Ring
277139
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
.225
1/4
145
150
.160
3/8
150
115
.180
1/2
25
75
70
0
155
85
.210
5/8
160
60
.220
3/4
168
45
.240
.275
.300
400
500
600
800
.125
.130
1000
.135
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
6
144
3910
4.0
5.5
400
10
150
2805
4.7
7.0
600
7.6
1000
12
25
75
70
0
153
2330
5.1
16
160
1510
5.6
20
170
1030
6.2
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-28
3.2
3.3
3.4
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Stainless Steel - Cutting
200 Amps – H17 Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
This gas combination gives the good cut quality and minimum dross levels
Shield Cap
277274
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277287
Retaining Cap
277266
Electrode
277135
Swirl Ring
277259
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Nitrogen)
Plasma
(H17)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Nitrogen)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
.250
3/8
156
80
.195
1/2
148
75
.130
5/8
37
68
85
13
.275
300
500
700
.150
155
60
.190
3/4
160
50
.200
.300
900
1.0
170
35
.240
.325
1300
.160
.155
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Nitrogen)
Plasma
(H17)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Nitrogen)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
10
154
2010
4.7
6.4
12
149
1935
3.6
6.8
500
3.8
16
37
68
85
13
155
1515
4.8
7.0
20
161
1215
5.2
7.7
25
169
915
6.0
8.2
* H17 = 17.5% Hydrogen / 32.5% Argon / 50% Nitrogen
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-29
900
1300
3.9
4.1
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Stainless Steel - Cutting
200 Amps – Air Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
This gas combination gives medium cut quality and minimum dross levels
Shield Cap
277274
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277289
Retaining Cap
277266
Electrode
277291
Swirl Ring
277143
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
1/4
130
200
.200
200
3/8
133
150
1/2
140
110
.115
5/8
146
75
.150
153
60
.190
3/4
20
82
58
0
.070
1.0
158
40
.210
1.25 **
170
20
.250
1.5 **
180
10
.275
.225
.250
.300
300
600
800
1200
.325
300
.150
.152
.155
.160
.165
.175
** Edge start or moving pierce recommended
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(mm)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
6
129
5220
1.8
5.0
200
10
134
3655
1.9
5.8
12
138
3020
2.6
6.2
146
1890
3.8
7.6
16
20
20
82
58
0
153
1450
4.8
7.7
25
157
1050
5.2
8.2
32 **
170
495
6.4
38 **
179
260
6.9
** Edge start or moving pierce recommended
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-30
8.3
3.8
300
800
1200
300
3.9
4.1
4.2
4.4
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Stainless Steel - Cutting
260 Amps – H17 Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
This gas combination gives the best cut quality and minimum dross levels
Shield Cap
277211
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277118
Retaining Cap
277280
Electrode
277135
Swirl Ring
277139
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Nitrogen)
Plasma
(H17)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Nitrogen)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
3/8
145
85
.160
1/2
142
80
.140
500
.190
145
65
.185
150
55
.225
.300
800
1.0
160
33
.250
.325
1000
.200
1.25 **
170
26
.280
.300
500
.205
5/8
3/4
40
63
70
14
.275
600
.195
** Edge start or moving pierce recommended
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Nitrogen)
Plasma
(H17)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Nitrogen)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
10
144
2140
4.0
12
142
2060
3.7
500
4.8
145
1640
4.7
151
1315
5.8
7.7
25
159
875
6.3
8.2
32 **
170
650
7.1
7.5
16
20
40
63
70
14
* H17 = 17.5% Hydrogen / 32.5% Argon / 50% Nitrogen
** Edge start required – some dross evident
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-31
7.0
800
1000
500
5.0
5.1
5.2
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Stainless Steel - Cutting
275 Amps – Air Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
This gas combination gives medium cut quality and minimum dross levels
Shield Cap
277263
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277276
Retaining Cap
277266
Electrode
277270
Swirl Ring
277258
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
1/2
143
120
.125
.250
400
5/8
148
90
.140
.275
600
.300
3/4
1.0
20
93
70
0
152
80
.180
165
55
.210
1.25 **
175
35
.250
1.5 **
185
25
.300
800
1000
.325
.165
.170
400
.180
** Edge start or moving pierce recommended
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
12
141
3220
3.1
6.2
400
16
148
2275
3.6
7.0
800
153
1940
4.7
7.7
164
1435
5.2
8.2
32 **
175
880
6.4
38 **
184
640
7.5
20
25
20
93
70
0
** Edge start or moving pierce recommended
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-32
8.3
4.2
1000
4.3
400
4.6
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Aluminum - Cutting
30 Amps – Air Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
Shield Cap
277145
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277120
Retaining Cap
277153
Electrode
277130
Swirl Ring
277140
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
30
92
20
2
135
.040
.050
150
.063
120
.065
.030
90
.075
100
.065
.070
.085
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
30
92
20
2
1
1.5
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-33
135
3885
135
2520
0.8
1.6
2.1
100
1.7
1.8
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Aluminum - Cutting
50 Amps – Air Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
Shield Cap
277150
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277122
Retaining Cap
277153
Electrode
277131
Swirl Ring
277142
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
135
180
.050
25
74
19
1
138
140
.065
.100
100
143
90
.075
.050
.063
.080
.080
.082
.085
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
25
74
19
1
2.5
100
1.5
2.0
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-34
137
3870
1.5
142
2360
1.8
2.1
2.2
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Aluminum - Cutting
70 Amps – Air Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
Shield Cap
277150
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277125
Retaining Cap
277153
Electrode
277131
Swirl Ring
277142
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
.080
130
250
.050
1/8
135
160
.070
145
80
.100
.125
150
50
.060
.150
3/16
1/4
25
80
25
2
.100
100
200
3/8
155
40
.075
.175
300
1/2
162
30
.115
.200
400
.080
.085
.090
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
2.5
100
2.0
200
2.2
400
2.3
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
2
129
6400
1.2
3
134
4420
1.7
145
1920
2.3
3.2
148
1440
1.7
3.6
10
156
975
2.0
4.5
12
160
820
2.6
4.9
5
6
25
80
25
2
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-35
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Aluminum - Cutting
100 Amps – Air Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
Shield Cap
277286
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277284
Retaining Cap
277151
Electrode
277282
Swirl Ring
277283
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
145
105
.155
.200
200
.095
25
94
26
0
156
90
.180
.250
300
.098
157
70
.195
.275
400
.100
1/4
3/8
1/2
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
143
2710
3.8
4.9
200
2.4
156
2210
4.6
6.4
156
1890
4.9
6.8
400
2.5
6
10
25
94
26
0
12
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-36
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Aluminum - Cutting
150 Amps – Air Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
Shield Cap
277117
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277293
Retaining Cap
277152
Electrode
277292
Swirl Ring
277139
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
.225
1/4
145
145
.130
3/8
155
115
.185
90
.230
1/2
25
75
50
1
165
5/8
170
3/4
65
45
.250
400
500
.275
.125
600
.130
800
.135
.325
1000
.140
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
6
143
3770
3.1
5.5
400
10
156
2825
4.8
5.5
12
25
75
50
1
162
2430
16
170
1630
20
170
990
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-37
6.4
7.0
8.6
600
1000
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.6
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Aluminum - Cutting
200 Amps – Air Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
Shield Cap
277274
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277289
Retaining Cap
277266
Electrode
277291
Swirl Ring
277143
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
1/4
150
3/8
1/2
5/8
155
20
82
58
0
160
3/4
1.0 **
190
.135
.200
200
145
.140
.250
300
.135
.300
110
95
65
.150
175
35
.200
.350
400
500
.150
.155
600
.160
400
.170
** Edge start or moving pierce recommended
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
(mm)
149
4955
3.3
4.9
200
3545
3.5
6.5
6
10
12
16
155
20
82
58
0
2995
3.4
160
2380
20
162
1575
3.9
25 **
174
940
5.0
** Edge start or moving pierce recommended
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-38
7.3
7.6
8.9
3.8
400
3.9
600
400
4.1
4.3
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Aluminum - Cutting
275 Amps – Air Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
Shield Cap
277263
Outer Cap
277154
Nozzle
277276
Retaining Cap
277266
Electrode
277270
Swirl Ring
277258
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
(in)
3/8
160
160
.160
.250
400
1/2
165
125
.180
.275
500
168
105
.190
.300
600
172
85
.200
.325
800
.350
400
5/8
3/4
20
93
65
0
1 **
180
60
.240
1.25 **
185
45
.260
1.5 **
190
25
.270
.160
.165
.170
.180
** Edge start or moving pierce recommended
Metric
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Air)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
Kerf
Width
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(msec)
(mm)
500
4.1
800
4.2
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
10
160
3930
4.1
6.4
12
163
3375
4.4
6.8
168
2645
4.8
7.6
173
2055
5.3
8.3
25 **
179
1565
6.0
8.8
32 **
185
1120
6.6
38 **
189
645
6.8
16
20
20
93
65
0
** Edge start or moving pierce recommended
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-39
8.9
400
4.3
4.6
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Mild Steel - Marking
10 Amps – Nitrogen Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
Shield Cap
277145
Nozzle
277120
Outer Cap
277154
Retaining Cap
277152
Electrode
277190
Swirl Ring
277140
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Nitrogen)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
All Thicknesses
25
25
20
2
120
150
.050
.050
0
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Nitrogen)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
All Thicknesses
25
25
20
2
120
3810
1.3
1.3
0
Metric
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-40
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Stainless Steel - Marking
8 Amps – Nitrogen Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
Shield Cap
277145
Nozzle
277120
Outer Cap
277154
Retaining Cap
277152
Electrode
277190
Swirl Ring
277140
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Nitrogen)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
All Thicknesses
25
25
20
2
125
150
.050
.050
0
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Nitrogen)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
All Thicknesses
25
25
20
2
125
3810
1.3
1.3
0
Metric
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-41
Operation
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Aluminum - Marking
10 Amps – Nitrogen Plasma / Nitrogen Shield
Shield Cap
277145
Nozzle
277120
Outer Cap
277154
Retaining Cap
277152
Electrode
277190
Swirl Ring
277140
Torch Main Body
277000
Imperial
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Nitrogen)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
(in)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(ipm)
(in)
(in)
(msec)
All Thicknesses
25
25
30
2
120
100
.050
.050
0
Material
Thickness
Preflow
(Air)
Plasma
(Nitrogen)
Shield
(Nitrogen)
Postflow
(Air)
Arc
Voltage
Travel
Speed
Cutting
Height
Pierce
Height
Motion
Delay
(mm)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(psi)
(volts)
(mm/m)
(mm)
(mm)
(msec)
All Thicknesses
25
25
30
2
120
2540
1.3
1.3
0
Metric
1. Revised on 7/2/07
4-42
Automatic Gas Console Advanced Functions
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Section 5 Automatic Gas Console Advanced
Functions
This section describes how to operate the FineLine unit when non-standard
cutting conditions are desired. Instructions are also given on how to access the
various maintenance modes of the system.
Altering the Current Set Point
To alter the current set point from the default setting, use the arrow keys to scroll
to Current Set Point, or press the Menu key then the Current key. The current
setting should be highlighted as shown in Figure 5-1 and the set point should be
blinking. Press F3 to scroll through the available current choices. The current
can only be set to values of 30, 50, 70, 100, 150, 200, 260, or 275 amps while
cutting and 8, 9, or 10 amps while marking. Once the desired value is blinking,
press ENT.
Figure 5-1 Altering the Current Set Point
5-1
Automatic Gas Console Advanced Functions
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Setting the Pierce Delay Time
After the FineLine cutting arc transfers to the workpiece, a motion signal (ok to
move signal) is sent to the x/y controller or torch height control. The time delay
between arc transfer and the motion signal output can be adjusted with the Pierce
Delay Time parameter. The pierce delay is usually adjusted so the arc fully
penetrates the plate before the motion output signal is generated. Depending on
the status of the Default Delay parameter (see below), a default pierce delay time
can be automatically retrieved after a material type and thickness are entered, or
the delay time can be entered manually. To alter the pierce delay time, use the
arrow keys to scroll to Pierce Delay Time. The pierce time should be highlighted
as shown in Figure 5-2 and the editing cursor should be blinking. Use the
numerical keypad to enter the desired pierce delay time. Note that the units are in
milliseconds (1000 milliseconds = 1 second). Use the CLR key to backspace if an
error is made. When the correct value has been entered, press ENT. Note that the
maximum allowable pierce delay time is 5000 milliseconds (5 seconds).
Figure 5-2 Setting the Pierce Delay Time
5-2
Automatic Gas Console Advanced Functions
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Altering Gas Types
Although the gas types should not normally be changed, the procedure is given
here anyway. Note that the preflow gas cannot be changed. To alter the gas types
used for a particular cut, use the arrows to scroll to the appropriate gas or press
the Menu key then the Plasma Gas or Shielding Gas key. The appropriate gas
selection should be highlighted as shown in Figure 5-3, and the present gas choice
should be blinking. Press F3 to scroll through the gas choices. When the desired
gas type is blinking, press ENT to accept the gas type. The plasma gas can be
changed to air, oxygen, or nitrogen and the shield gas can be changed to air,
oxygen, nitrogen, or alternate.
Figure 5-3 Altering Gas Types
5-3
Automatic Gas Console Advanced Functions
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Altering Gas Pressures
Normally, the preflow gas and plasma gas pressures should not be changed. The
shield gas is normally adjusted in small increments to fine-tune a cut. To alter the
gas pressures, use the arrow keys to scroll to the appropriate pressure setting. The
pressure setting should be highlighted as shown in Figure 5-4 and the editing
cursor should be blinking. Use the numerical keypad to enter the desired
operating pressure. Use the CLR key to backspace if an error is made. Press
ENT when the correct value has been entered. Note that all of the gases have
minimum and maximum limits and cannot be programmed beyond these limits.
Figure 5-4 Altering Gas Pressures
5-4
Automatic Gas Console Advanced Functions
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Altering Arc Voltage Control and X/Y Machine Parameters
If the pierce height, cutting height, arc voltage, or x/y machine speed must be
altered to achieve the desired cut quality, switch to the voltage screen, use the
arrow keys to scroll to the desired parameter, and edit the parameter using the
keypad.
Figure 5-5 Altering Arc Voltage Control and X/Y Machine Parameters
5-5
Automatic Gas Console Advanced Functions
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Saving a User Created Cutting Condition
If one of the default cutting parameters must be altered to achieve good cut
quality, the new cutting condition can be saved for later use. To save a user
created cutting condition, use the arrow keys to scroll off all selections on the
status screen. When none of the parameters are highlighted the “Press F3 to Save
Settings” message will be displayed as shown in Figure 5-6. Pressing F3 will
cause the save confirmation window to pop up. When this occurs, press ENT to
save the condition or press CLR to cancel the procedure. Pressing ENT will save
the settings for the particular material being cut and a User icon will appear in the
upper right hand corner of the screen. The User icon indicates that the parameters
for the particular material being cut are not factory defaults but are user created.
The factory default condition can be restored as described later in this section.
Figure 5-6 User Created Cutting Conditions
Gas Purge
The gas lines can be purged at any time by pressing the Menu key then the Gas
Purge key. Also, the gas pressures are readjusted at this time.
5-6
Automatic Gas Console Advanced Functions
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Maintenance Screen
To display the maintenance screen, press the Menu key then the Maint key. The
maintenance screen will be displayed as shown in Figure 5-7. From the
maintenance screen, use the arrow keys to scroll up or down to highlight a
selection and press the Ent key to enter the desired maintenance mode. The
different maintenance modes are described below.
Figure 5-7 Maintenance Screen
5-7
Automatic Gas Console Advanced Functions
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Viewing Messages
To view status messages from the FineLine power supply and automatic gas
console, scroll down to the View Messages selection on the maintenance screen
and press ENT. The message screen will be displayed as shown in Figure 5-8.
The message screen displays all power supply and gas console messages,
sequencing, and errors. The message screen should be the initial starting point
when troubleshooting the system.
Figure 5-8 Message Screen
5-8
Automatic Gas Console Advanced Functions
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Viewing Cut Errors
The FineLine has an error tracking system that keeps a record of certain cutting
faults that occur during operation. These faults affect the consumable parts life
and measures should be taken to prevent them from occurring. To view the cut
errors, scroll down to the View Cut Errors selection on the maintenance screen
and press ENT. The cut errors screen will be displayed as shown in Figure 5-9.
The error tracking system keeps a record of the total number of pierces, the
number of errors, and the error percentage. Any time the consumables are
changed, the pierce counter should be reset to zero by pressing CLR. When this
occurs, the data from the present count will move into the first previous errors
position. The data that was in the first previous errors position will move to the
second previous errors position, and so on.
Figure 5-9 Cut Errors Screen
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Selecting an Error Set to View
When the cut errors screen is being displayed, press F3 to view the actual cut
errors. When F3 is pressed the error selection screen is displayed as shown in
Figure 5-10. Use the arrow keys to scroll to the error set that is to be viewed and
press ENT.
Figure 5-10 Error Selection Screen
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Viewing Actual Errors
Once the error set is selected and the ENT key is pressed on the error selection
screen, the actual cut errors will be displayed as shown in Figure 5-11.
Figure 5-11 Actual Cut Errors Screen
When any of the errors listed on the actual cut errors screen occur, measures
should be taken to avoid further errors. The following is a description of the
errors and possible causes:
• Transferred arc not established - This error occurs when the cutting arc fails
to transfer to the workpiece. It primarily causes nozzle damage and is
typically due to a pierce height that is too high.
• Transferred arc lost before upslope - This error occurs when the cutting arc
transfers to the workpiece but is lost immediately. It primarily causes nozzle
damage and is typically due to a pierce height that is too high.
• Transferred arc lost during upslope - This error occurs when the arc
transfers to the workpiece but is lost before steady state operation. It
primarily causes electrode damage and is typically due to a pierce time that is
too long or when cutting a given thickness with excessive current.
• Transferred arc lost during cut - This error occurs when the arc is lost
during steady state operation. It substantially shortens the electrode life and is
typically due to a torch standoff distance that is too high or a travel speed that
is to slow.
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Transferred arc lost during downslope - This error occurs when the arc is
lost after a stop signal is received but before the current downslope completes.
It substantially shortens the electrode life and is typically due to an incorrect
lead-out or when cutting a given material thickness with excessive current.
When cutting small pieces that tend to drop into the table after being cut, there
should be a very short lead out or none at all. On thicker materials, the arc is
sometimes lost when crossing the kerf during the lead out. It is critical that
the lead-outs be fine tuned so the arc is not lost before downslope is
complete.
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Pressure Diagnostics
To enter the pressure diagnostics mode, scroll down to the Pressure Diagnostics
selection on the maintenance screen and press ENT. The pressure diagnostics
screen will be displayed as shown in Figure 5-12. Pressing the Preflow Gas,
Plasma Gas, and Shielding Gas buttons will toggle the corresponding valves
between the off and on states. Note that the preflow valve and the plasma valve
cannot be on at the same time. Also, if a particular regulator is adjusting, the
corresponding valve status will display N/A.
Figure 5-12 Pressure Diagnostics Screen
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Setting the Default Delay Parameter
As previously mentioned, the pierce delay time is usually adjusted such that the
cutting arc fully penetrates the workpiece before the motion output signal is
generated. If the pierce delay time is set via the x/y machine controller, the
Default Delay parameter on the FineLine must be disabled. When the Default
Delay parameter is enabled, a pierce delay time is automatically retrieved after a
material type and thickness are entered. Note that when the Default Delay
parameter is disabled, the present Pierce Delay Time will be used for all cutting
conditions. Make sure the Pierce Delay Value is set to zero (or another chosen
value) after the Default Delay parameter is disabled. To view the status of the
Default Delay parameter, scroll down to the Default Delay selection on the
maintenance screen and press ENT. The default delay screen will be displayed as
shown in Figure 5-13. Pressing F3 will toggle the Default Delay parameter
between enabled and disabled.
Figure 5-13 Default Pierce Delay Screen
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Restoring Factory Default Cutting Conditions
To restore a factory default cutting condition, scroll down to the Restore Factory
Defaults selection on the maintenance screen and press ENT. The restore screen
will be displayed as shown in Figure 5-14. Note that the present material type and
thickness selected on the status screen will be automatically displayed on the
restore screen. Press ENT to restore the factory default setting for the material
type and thickness displayed. To change the material type, press the F3 key. To
edit the material thickness, use the arrow keys to scroll to Thickness and use the
numerical keypad to enter the thickness. To restore the factory default cutting
condition for all user saved files, press 1, then 2, then 3 as shown on the screen
below. To restore corrupted cutting conditions, press 7, then 8, then 9 as shown
on the screen below.
Figure 5-14 Restore Factory Defaults Screen
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Measurement System
The FineLine system will operate using Imperial units or Metric units. To change
the units of operation, scroll down to the Measurement System selection on the
maintenance screen and press ENT. The measurement system screen will be
displayed as shown in Figure 5-15. Press F3 to toggle the measurement system
between Imperial and Metric.
Figure 5-15 Measurement System Selection Screen
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Communication Node
When multiple FineLine systems are being used together on an RS-422 serial
communication link, each system must have a unique identification number (node
number) to identify itself to the network. To set the communication node number
for the FineLine system, scroll down to the Set Communication Node selection on
the maintenance screen and press ENT. The communication node selection
screen will be displayed as shown in Figure 5-16. Press F3 to scroll through the
available node numbers. When using an Inova torch height control system with
the FineLine, the communication node feature must be disabled. To disable the
communication node, press F3 until “disabled” is displayed in the node number
selection box.
Figure 5-16 Communication Node Selection Screen
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Inova Parameter Transmit
If an Inova arc voltage control system is not being used with the FineLine system,
the Inova Parameter Transmit feature must be disabled. With the Inova Parameter
Transmit feature enabled, pressing F3 while the voltage screen is being displayed
will automatically transmit the pierce height, cutting height, and arc voltage set
points to the Inova arc voltage control. To view the status of the Inova Parameter
Transmit setting, scroll down to the Inova Parameter Transmit selection on the
maintenance screen and press ENT. The Inova parameter transmit screen will be
displayed as shown in Figure 5-17. Pressing F3 will toggle the Inova Parameter
Transmit setting between enabled and disabled.
Figure 5-17 Inova Parameter Transmit Screen
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Viewing Serial Communications
To view the serial communication between the FineLine and an external device,
scroll down to the View Serial Communication selection on the Maintenance
screen and press enter. The Serial Communication screen will be displayed as
shown in Figure 5-18. All incoming and outgoing data is displayed in decimal
(base 10) format. Note that incoming data is appended to show an “R” before the
data and outgoing transmissions are appended to show a “T” before the data.
Pressing F3 will toggle the display on and off and pressing CLR will clear the
screen.
Figure 5-18 View Serial Communication Screen
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Configuring the Optional Hydrogen Manifold
When a hydrogen manifold is installed on the system, the hydrogen mixture will
automatically be selected as the plasma gas for certain material types and
thicknesses. To prevent the use of hydrogen, the hydrogen manifold must be
disabled. To disable the hydrogen manifold, scroll down to the Configure
Hydrogen Manifold selection on the Maintenance Screen and press enter. The
Configure Hydrogen Manifold screen will be displayed as shown in Figure 5-19.
Pressing F3 will toggle the Hydrogen Manifold setting between enabled and
disabled.
Figure 5-19 Configure Hydrogen Manifold Screen
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Setting an Arc Off Delay
In some instances, such as when cutting thicker stainless steel materials, it may be
desirable to delay the extinction of the cutting arc after a stop signal is received.
To program an arc off delay, scroll down to the Set Arc Off Delay selection on
the Maintenance Screen and press enter. The Set Arc Off Delay screen will be
displayed as shown in Figure 5-20. Use the keypad to enter the desired delay time
in milliseconds. The delay can be set from 0 to 2000 mS.
Figure 5-20 Set Arc Off Delay Screen
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Software Updates
The Automatic Gas Console has a floppy disk drive that is used to update the
software as new revisions are released. To access the floppy disk drive, remove
the floppy disk drive cover on the rear panel of the console. The software update
may either be installed on one floppy disk or two floppy disks. Follow the
instructions below for the appropriate update.
One-Disk Update
1. Remove primary power from the FineLine system.
2. Insert the floppy disk containing the software update into the floppy disk
drive.
3. Apply primary power to the system and wait until the “AGC Updated
Successfully” message appears.
4. Remove the floppy disk from the floppy disk drive.
5. Remove primary power from the system.
6. Reinstall the floppy disk drive cover.
7. Apply primary power to the system.
Two-Disk Update
1. Remove primary power from the FineLine system
2. Insert the first floppy disk containing the software update into the floppy disk
drive.
3. Apply primary power to the system and wait until the “AGC Updated
Successfully” message appears.
4. Remove the floppy disk from the floppy disk drive.
5. Remove primary power from the system, wait five seconds, then reapply
primary power to the system.
6. Wait for the “Please Insert Update Disk 2” message to appear.
7. Install the second floppy disk containing the software update into the floppy
disk drive.
8. Press any key on the keypad.
9. Wait for the “AGC Updated Successfully” message to appear.
10. Leave the second update disk in the floppy disk drive, remove primary power
from the system, wait five seconds, then reapply primary power.
11. Wait for the “AGC Updated Successfully” message to appear.
12. Remove the floppy disk from the floppy disk drive.
13. Remove primary power from the system.
14. Reinstall the floppy disk drive cover.
15. Apply primary power to the system.
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Section 6 Serial Communication
Initializing the FineLine System
The FineLine system uses an RS-422 serial communication port located on the
rear of the automatic gas console to receive and respond to commands that are
transmitted from an x/y controller. The system communicates at 9600 baud with
RS-422 levels generally between 0 and 5 volts, although the system is rated for
the full protocol range of -7 to +12 volts. The communications ground is isolated
to prevent ground loops. System initialization is simple. Apply power, wait until
the automatic gas console (AGC) has finished booting, then transmit the desired
material type, material thickness, and process (cutting or marking) and the system
will be ready for operation. All other parameters will be set to their default values
and may be changed at any time.
Transmitting Parameters to the FineLine System
To transmit parameters to the FineLine, convert the following hex strings to 8 bit
binary arrays (AA = 10101010) and transmit them using a 9600 baud RS-422
serial communication port. The port settings should have a start bit, one stop bit,
and no parity. A table can be found in this section that lists the RS-422
commands and their descriptions. This table contains the necessary hex strings
for sending different commands and parameters to the system. For example, to
switch the material type from mild steel to stainless steel, look up the command
for setting material type in the table. You will see the following table entry:
Command
# Hex String
Additional Information
Set Material Type
1
00 = Mild Steel – Hot Rolled
01 = Stainless Steel
02 = Aluminum
03 = Other
04 = Mild Steel – Cold Rolled
AA nn FA 01 00 -- 0D
Note that spaces in the command string are shown for clarity only and should not
be sent as part of the command. A command string always begins with the value
AA hex. The “nn” is the net node (communication node) of the FineLine system
that is to receive the command. The net node value of a system is set via the Set
Communication Node selection on the maintenance screen. See Section 5 for
detailed information on setting the net node. The value FA hex is the FineLine
identifier. The value 01 hex is the value that signifies the Set Material Type
command. The value 0D hex is the end of command character. In the above
example, the following hex string would need to be transmitted to switch the
material type to stainless steel for a FineLine system on node 1:
AA 01 FA 01 00 01 0D
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To send a parameter, the parameter value needs to be sent as part of the
command. For example, to send a desired pierce delay time of 1000 milliseconds
to the system, look up the Set Pierce Delay command in the command table. You
will see the following table entry:
Command
# Hex String
Additional Information
Set Pierce Delay
4
Time in mS (seconds / 1000)
Valid range: 0 to 5000
AA nn FA 04 -- -- 0D
Once again, AA hex signifies the start of the command, “nn” is the net node of the
power supply, and FA hex is the FineLine identifier. The value 04 hex signifies
the Set Pierce Delay command, and 0D hex signifies the end of the command.
The “-- --” in the hex string is the MSB followed by the LSB of a type int. The
integer is the value used in the additional information column. Thus, the “-- --” is
sometimes referred to as the additional information value. In the example, we
wanted to transmit a pierce delay time of 1000 mS (1 second). This value in
hexadecimal would be 03E8 (msb=03, lsb=E8). In this example, the following
string would be transmitted in order to set the pierce delay time to 1000mS for a
power supply on net node 1:
AA 01 FA 04 03 E8 0D
Communication Error Checking
With a single torch system, all commands and parameters transmitted to the
FineLine will be back transmitted in exactly the same form for error checking.
With a multiple torch system, global commands will not be back transmitted.
Only the system with node focus will back transmit the commands. The purpose
of the node focus command (#254) is to allow one FineLine system to use the
transmission lines at a time. If no node focus is set on initialization, the first
system to receive a command will receive node focus automatically. Commands
may be transmitted to systems without node focus, but there will be no back
transmission from those systems. Also, all parameters can be read at any time by
transmitting a Send Parameter command (#30) to the FineLine, followed by the
appropriate parameter to be read.
Default Cutting Parameters
When communicating with the FineLine system, material type, material thickness,
and process (cutting or marking) are the only parameters that must be transmitted
in order to initialize the unit. All other parameters will be set to their default
value. Whenever the material type, material thickness, process, or cutting current
is changed, new default values will be retrieved for all other parameters. To use
non-standard parameters, first set the material type, material thickness, process,
and cutting current, then set the remaining parameters to their desired values.
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Troubleshooting Serial Communication
When troubleshooting serial communication with the FineLine system, switch to
the View Serial Communication Screen to view incoming and outgoing data. See
Section 5 for information on the Serial Communication Screen.
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RS-422 Serial Commands
Note: In the following commands, “nn” represents the net node of the power
supply that is to receive the command. To send a global command to all power
supplies in a network configuration, “nn” should be set to C8 hex (200 decimal).
The “-- --” in the hex string is the MSB followed by the LSB of a type int. The
integer is the value found in the additional information column.
Command
# Hex String
Additional Information
Set Material Type
1
AA nn FA 01 00 -- 0D
00 = Mild Steel – Hot Rolled
01 = Stainless Steel
02 = Aluminum
03 = Other
04 = Mild Steel – Cold Rolled
Set Thickness
2
AA nn FA 02 -- -- 0D
Thickness in mils (inches x 1000)
Valid Range: 0 to 2000
Set Operating
Current
3
AA nn FA 03 00 -- 0D
01 = 30 Amps (Cutting)
02 = 50 Amps (Cutting)
03 = 70 Amps (Cutting)
04 = 100 Amps (Cutting)
05 = 150 Amps (Cutting)
06 = 200 Amps (Cutting)
07 = 8 Amps (Marking)
08 = 9 Amps (Marking)
09 = 10 Amps (Marking)
0A = 260 Amps (Cutting)
0B = 275 Amps (Cutting)
Set Pierce Delay
4
AA nn FA 04 -- -- 0D
Pierce Delay Time in ms
Valid Range: 0 to 5000
Set Preflow Pressure
6
AA nn FA 06 -- -- 0D
Preflow psi x 10
Valid Range: 0 to 1200
Set Plasma Gas Type
7
AA nn FA 07 00 -- 0D
00 = Oxygen
01 = Nitrogen
02 = Air
04 = H17
Set Plasma Pressure
8
AA nn FA 08 -- -- 0D
Plasma psi x 10
Valid Range: 0 to 1200
Set Shield Gas Type
9
AA nn FA 09 00 -- 0D
00 = Oxygen
01 = Nitrogen
02 = Air
03 = Alternate
Set Shield Pressure
10 AA nn FA 0A -- -- 0D
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Command
# Hex String
Additional Information
Torch Height
Control Voltage Set
Point
11 AA nn FA 0B -- -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the recommended arc
voltage x 100. Range: 0 to 20000
Torch Height
Control Pierce
Height
12 AA nn FA 0C -- -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the recommended pierce
height in mils (inches x 1000). Range: 0
to 999
Torch Height
Control Cutting
Height
13 AA nn FA 0D -- -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the recommended cutting
height in mils (inches x 1000). Range: 0
to 999
CNC Machine
Travel Speed
15 AA nn FA 0F -- -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the recommended travel
speed in inches per minute. Range: 0 to
999
Torch Body Part
Number (msw)
16 AA nn FA 10 -- -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the most significant word of
the torch body part number.
Torch Body Part
Number (lsw)
17 AA nn FA 11 -- -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the least significant word of
the torch body part number.
Torch Electrode Part
Number (msw)
18 AA nn FA 12 -- -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the most significant word of
the electrode part number.
Torch Electrode Part
Number (lsw)
19 AA nn FA 13 -- -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the least significant word of
the electrode part number.
Torch Swirl Ring
Part Number (msw)
20 AA nn FA 14 -- -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the most significant word of
the swirl ring part number.
Torch Swirl Ring
Part Number (lsw)
21 AA nn FA 15 -- -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the least significant word of
the swirl ring part number.
Torch Nozzle Part
Number (msw)
22 AA nn FA 16 -- -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the most significant word of
the nozzle part number.
Torch Nozzle Part
Number (lsw)
23 AA nn FA 17 -- -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the least significant word of
the nozzle part number.
Torch Retaining Cap
Part Number (msw)
24 AA nn FA 18 -- -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the most significant word of
the retaining cap part number.
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Command
# Hex String
Additional Information
Torch Retaining Cap
Part Number (lsw)
25 AA nn FA 19 -- -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the least significant word of
the retaining cap part number.
Torch Shield Cap
Part Number (msw)
26 AA nn FA 1A -- -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the most significant word of
the shield cap part number.
Torch Shield Cap
Part Number (lsw)
27 AA nn FA 1B -- -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the least significant word of
the shield cap part number.
Torch Outer Cap
Part Number (msw)
28 AA nn FA 1C -- -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the most significant word of
the outer cap part number.
Torch Outer Cap
Part Number (lsw)
29 AA nn FA 1D -- -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the least significant word of
the outer cap part number.
Send Parameter
30 AA nn FA 1E -- -- 0D
01 = Send material type
02 = Send material thickness
03 = Send current set point
04 = Send pierce delay time
05 = Send preflow gas type
06 = Send preflow pressure
07 = Send plasma gas type
08 = Send plasma gas pressure
09 = Send shield gas type
10 = Send shield gas pressure
11 = Send recommend arc voltage
12 = Send recommended pierce height
13 = Send recommended cutting height
15 = Send recommended travel speed
16 = Send torch body part number msw
17 = Send torch body part number lsw
18 = Send electrode part number msw
19 = Send electrode part number lsw
20 = Send swirl ring part number msw
21 = Send swirl ring part number lsw
22 = Send nozzle part number msw
23 = Send nozzle part number lsw
24 = Send retaining cap part number msw
25 = Send retaining cap part number lsw
26 = Send shield cap part number msw
27 = Send shield cap part number lsw
28 = Send outer cap part number msw
29 = Send outer cap part number lsw
32 = Send process select
33 = Send software version
34 = Send cutting chart version
35 = Send number of pierces
36 = Send number of pierce errors
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# Hex String
Additional Information
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30
48 = Send cutting condition type
51 = Send arc off delay time
52 = Send machine type
Set Process
32 AA nn FA 20 00 -- 0D
00 = Cutting
01 = Marking
Software Version
33 AA nn FA 21 00 -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the software version x 10.
Cutting Chart
Version
34 AA nn FA 22 00 -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the cutting chart version x
10.
Number of Pierces
35 AA nn FA 23 00 -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the number of pierces.
Range: 0 to 9999
Number of Pierce
Errors
36 AA nn FA 24 00 -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the number of pierce errors.
Range: 0 to 9999
Reset Pierce Counter
37 AA nn FA 25 00 01 0D
Resets number of pierces and errors to 0
Power On
38 AA nn FA 26 00 01 0D
Energizes power supply, torch coolant
pump and cooling fans. If torch coolant
flow switch not satisfied within 8
seconds, unit will power down.
Power Off
39 AA nn FA 27 00 01 0D
Deenergizes power supply, torch coolant
pump and cooling fans
Request System
Status
40 AA nn FA 28 00 01 0D
System status can only be requested after
a Power On command (#38) is
transmitted. The status is returned in the
following form: (All bits: 0=fault; 1=ok)
LSB Bit 0 = RHF Door
LSB Bit 1 = AC Power
LSB Bit 2 = Coolant Flow
LSB Bit 3 = Coolant Level
LSB Bit 4 = Coolant Temp
LSB Bit 5 = AGC status
LSB Bit 6 = Inlet Gas Pressures
LSB Bit 7 = Gas Hose Change Required
MSB Bit 0 = Hydrogen Manifold
Installed
MSB Bit 1 = Hydrogen Manifold Enabled
Purge Gases
41 AA nn FA 29 00 01 0D
Purges gas lines
Set Arc Voltage
42 AA nn FA 2A -- -- 0D
Arc Voltage in Volts x 100
Valid Range: 5000 to 20000. Also
updates the Inova height control, if used.
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Command
# Hex String
Additional Information
Set Cutting Height
43 AA nn FA 2B -- -- 0D
Cutting height in mils (inches / 1000)
Valid Range: 0 to 999. Also updates the
Inova height control, if used.
Set Pierce Height
44 AA nn FA 2C -- -- 0D
Pierce height in mils (inches / 1000)
Valid Range: 0 to 999. Also updates the
Inova height control, if used.
Set Travel Speed
45 AA nn FA 2D -- -- 0D
Sets travel speed (inches / min) displayed
on the voltage screen in the Cut
Parameters window.
Valid Range: 0 to 999
Save as User File
46 AA nn FA 2E 00 01 0D
Saves the present cutting conditions as a
user file.
Restore Factory
Condition
47 AA nn FA 2F 00 01 0D
Restores the factory cutting condition for
the present material type and thickness.
Cutting Condition
Type
48 AA nn FA 30 00 -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit whether the present cutting
condition is a factory default setting or a
custom user setting. Note: This is only
valid when initially loading material type,
thickness, and process.
0 = factory / 1 = custom
Configure Hydrogen
Manifold
49 AA nn FA 31 00 -- 0D
0 = Disable Hydrogen manifold
1 = Enable Hydrogen manifold
Reload Cutting
Condition
50 AA nn FA 32 00 01 0D
Reloads the cutting conditions for the
present material type and thickness
Set Arc Off Delay
Time
51 AA nn FA 33 -- -- 0D
Sets the delay time in mS between the
reception of a stop signal and the
extinction of the arc.
Valid Range: 0 to 2000 mS
Machine Type
52 AA nn FA 34 -- -- 0D
If requested in command #30, the AGC
will transmit the machine type and torch
body being used:
101 = FineLine 100PC / Torch 500715
102 = FineLine 100PC / Torch 277000
151 = FineLine 150PC / Torch 200000
152 = FineLine 150PC / Torch 277000
201 = FineLine 200PC / Torch 200000
202 = FineLine 200PC / Torch 277000
261 = FineLine 260PC / Torch 200000
262 = FineLine 260PC / Torch 277000
Node Focus
254 AA C8 FA FE 00 nn 0D
Sends a global command to all systems
and sets the node focus to system nn
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Section 7 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Warning: Only qualified maintenance personnel should perform
maintenance on the FineLine system. The system utilizes potentially
fatal A.C. and D.C. voltages. All maintenance should be performed with
safety in mind. Be aware that the large blue electrolytic capacitors
inside the power supply store large amounts of energy even after power
has been removed from the system. Wait at least five minutes after
turning off power before touching any of the internal components.
Routine Maintenance
Note: At minimum, these checks should be performed on a monthly
basis. In excessively dirty environments or in heavy usage situations,
the checks should be performed more frequently.
Power Supply
1. Remove the left, right, front, and rear panels of the power supply.
2. Using clean, dry, compressed air, blow out all accumulated dust inside the
power supply, including dust on p.c. boards and fans. Be sure to blow out the
fan and heat exchanger at the rear of the unit. In an excessively dirty
environment, blow out the unit on a weekly basis.
3. Verify that all torch lead and work ground connections are secure and free
from corrosion.
4. Verify that the primary three phase A.C. voltage connections are tight
5. Verify that all p.c. board connectors are installed securely.
6. Verify that the rear panel cable connectors are installed securely.
7. Verify that the automatic gas console connector is installed securely to the
plug on the bottom of the gas console.
8. Check the torch coolant filter/deionization cartridge at the rear of the power
supply and replace if dirty.
9. Flush the cooling system every six months and replace the coolant and coolant
filter/deionization cartridge.
Automatic Gas Console
1. Remove the cover of the automatic gas console.
2. Using clean, dry, compressed air, blow out all accumulated dust inside the
unit. In an excessively dirty environment, blow out the unit on a weekly
basis.
3. Verify that all p.c. board connectors are installed securely.
4. Verify that all gas hose connectors are tight and that there are no leaks. Only
tighten the gas fittings enough to make a gas seal. The fittings are subject
to damage if over tightened.
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Torch, Torch Leads, and Gas Hoses
1. Verify that all torch lead and gas hose connections are tight and that there are
no gas or water leaks. Only tighten the fittings enough to make a water or
gas seal. The fittings are subject to damage if over tightened.
2. Verify that the braided shield of the torch leads is fastened securely to the
brass shield adapter that connects to the remote high frequency console. Also,
make sure the shield adapter is secured tightly to the high frequency console
enclosure.
3. Inspect the braided shield for nicks or cuts and replace if necessary.
4. Remove the torch handle and verify that the connections at the rear of the
torch are tightened securely. Only tighten the fittings enough to make a
water or gas seal. The fittings are subject to damage if over tightened.
Also, make sure the torch lead insulating sleeves are positioned to properly
cover the brass torch fittings at the rear of the torch.
4. Remove the torch consumables from the torch and inspect the o-rings on the
torch body. Replace any o-rings with cuts, nicks, abrasions, or any other signs
of wear. Faulty o-rings may cause gas or water leaks, which will affect cut
quality.
5. Wipe any excess o-ring lubricant off of the torch body.
Remote High Frequency Console
1. Open the cover of the RHF console and verify that all leads and hoses are
tightened securely. Only tighten the fittings enough to make a water or
gas seal. The fittings are subject to damage if over tightened.
2. Check the spark gap electrodes for signs of wear. Replace electrodes that
have rounded faces. Use a clean feeler gauge and set the spark gap to .025”
(.64 mm).
Work Ground
1. Verify that the work ground lead is securely fastened to the star ground on the
cutting table, and that the connection point is free from corrosion. Use a wire
brush to clean the connection point if necessary.
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Replacing the Torch Coolant
The torch coolant should be flushed out of the system every six months and
replaced with new coolant. The following procedure should be used to prevent
damage to the cooling system.
1.
Remove primary power to the system.
2.
Remove the rear cover of the power supply to expose the cooling system.
3.
Remove the coolant reservoir cap/level gauge.
4.
Make sure that consumables are properly installed in the torch.
5.
Using a funnel to collect the coolant, unscrew the drain petcock on the
bottom of the coolant reservoir. Leave the funnel in place after the coolant
drains out of the reservoir.
6.
Remove the torch coolant supply hose from the rear of the power supply.
Note that the coolant supply hose has right hand threads.
7.
Blow compressed air (100 psi maximum) into the coolant supply hose. This
will clear the coolant out of the torch, torch leads, and heat exchanger. Note
that the coolant will be forced into the reservoir and will drain out of the
drain petcock.
8.
Unscrew the lower portion of the coolant filter housing and remove the
coolant filter/deionization cartridge.
9.
Reconnect the coolant hoses and replace the coolant and coolant
filter/deionization cartridge. Only use the recommended FineLine torch
coolant solution. Commercially available antifreeze contains corrosion
inhibitors that will damage the cooling system. See Section 3 for more
information on torch coolant requirements.
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Microprocessor Status LED’s
The microprocessor p.c. board controls all of the functions of the FineLine
system. It has 31 LED’s which aid in troubleshooting the system. The LED’s
illuminate when a particular event occurs. Illuminated LED’s indicate the
following:
LED
LED 1 PAR
LED 2 CON
LED 3 SURGE
LED 4 PREFLOW
LED 5 LATCH
LED 6 SHIELD
LED 7 PUMP
LED 8 START
LED 9 CHOPPER
LED 10 PAT
LED 11 TAC
LED 12 MOTION
LED 13 HOLD IN
Indication
Pilot arc relay energized
Main contactor energized
CR3 and K1 (I/O p.c. board) relays energized
Preflow gas valve 1 energized
Latch relay on the relay p.c. board energized
Not used
Coolant pump relay CR5 energized
Plasma start signal applied to FineLine
Chopper energized
Pilot arc transistor energized
Transferred arc established from torch to workpiece
Motion relay energized
Arc hold input or IHS hold input enabled to keep
arc from igniting
LED 14 HOLD OUT
Hold relay energized / used for dual power supply
mode
LED 15 MAN CONSOLE Not used
LED 16 5V uP PWR
5V microprocessor power supply satisfactory
LED 17 12V uP PWR
12V microprocessor power supply satisfactory
LED 18 ILK PWR
12V interlock power supply satisfactory
LED 19 ANALOG PWR 15V analog power satisfactory
LED 20 GAS PWR
24V gas solenoid power satisfactory
LED 21 OVER CURRENT Current output exceeded 200 amps / power down to
reset
LED 22 ERROR
Blinks on and off to display error codes
LED 23 GSV4
Postflow gas valve 4 energized
LED 24 PLASMA
Plasma gas valve 2 energized
LED 25 AUX OUT
Auxiliary output energized
LED 26 3 PHASE
Correct three phase power applied to chopper
LED 27 HIGH FREQ
High frequency transformer TR5 energized
LED 28 COMM PWR
5V communication power supply satisfactory
LED 29 –15V
-15V analog power satisfactory
LED 30 XMIT
Blinks to show serial transmission to automatic gas
console
LED 31 RECV
Blinks to show serial transmission from automatic
gas console
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Microprocessor Sequence of Operation
The following LED’s should illuminate after primary power is applied:
• LED 16 5V uP PWR
• LED 17 12V uP PWR
• LED 18 ILK PWR
• LED 19 ANALOG PWR
• LED 20 GAS PWR
• LED 28 COMM PWR
• LED 29 –15V
The following LED’s should illuminate when the ON button is depressed:
• LED 26 3 PHASE
• LED 7 PUMP
• LED 5 LATCH
The following LED’s should illuminate in sequence after a start signal is
received:
• LED 8 START
• LED 4 PREFLOW
• LED 14 HOLD OUT
• LED 2 CON
• LED 9 CHOPPER
• LED 1 PAR
• LED 10 PAT
• LED 27 HIGH FREQ
• LED 11 TAC
• LED 24 PLASMA
• LED 12 MOTION
After a transferred cutting arc is established, the following LED’s will go
out:
• LED 14 HOLD OUT
• LED 27 HIGH FREQ
• LED 4 PREFLOW
• LED 1 PAR
• LED 10 PAT
When the start signal is removed, LED 23 GSV4 will illuminate briefly and
then go out with the rest of the cut cycle LED’s.
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Troubleshooting Using the Control Panel Status LED’s
If the FineLine system develops a problem, first check the control panel status
LED’s. If one or more of the LED’s does not illuminate after the ON button is
depressed, use the status LED’s to pinpoint the problem.
•
•
•
•
•
•
RHF Door LED - Extinguishes when the RHF door switch opens. Check the
RHF door, switch, and associated wiring.
Gas Console LED - Extinguishes when there is a problem with the gas
console or when the unit is adjusting gas pressures. Switch to the messages
screen on the gas console to pinpoint the problem.
3 Phase Power LED - Extinguishes when there is a problem with the three
phase power being supplied to the chopper assembly. Verify that the primary
wall disconnect fuses are good and check the main transformer, main
contactor and A.C. Detect p.c. board for proper operation.
Coolant Flow LED - Extinguishes when there is a problem with the torch
coolant system. Check the coolant pump fuse F2 and verify that 230VAC is
present between TB3-13 and TB3-14. Also check for clogs in the coolant
leads and coolant filter/deionization cartridge.
Coolant Level LED - Extinguishes when the coolant level in the tank has
dropped below the required minimum level. Add more coolant to clear the
error.
Coolant Temperature LED - Extinguishes when the coolant temperature has
risen above the maximum operating temperature. Ensure that the heat
exchanger fan is running and that the heat exchanger is free from dust. Blow
out the heat exchanger and fan with clean, dry, oil-free compressed air. Leave
the unit running until the LED illuminates.
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Troubleshooting Using the Automatic Gas Console
Messages Screen
If all of the status LED’s are illuminated but the FineLine system still has a
problem, switch to the messages screen on the automatic gas console (see Section
5 for specific instructions on switching to the messages mode). The gas console
may display information that is useful in pinpointing the problem. While the
automatic gas console is displaying an error message, the power supply
microprocessor displays an error code by blinking LED22 on and off to indicate
that an error has occurred. The number of blinks can be counted to determine
which error has occurred. The following chart lists the errors and the
corresponding number of blinks.
LED22 Number of Blinks
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Error
No transferred arc (TAC) established
TAC lost before current slope up
TAC lost during current slope up
TAC lost while cutting
TAC lost during current slope down
Start signal applied prematurely
Start signal removed prematurely
Output voltage below 60V
Output voltage above 210V
Invalid current set point
Current feedback circuit open
TAC not established within 2 seconds
IHS or arc hold timed out
Pilot arc not established
Low current during cut
TAC sensed when start signal applied
Faulty AC phase
Low torch coolant flow
Gas console error
RHF door switch open
Low torch coolant level
High torch coolant temperature
Main contactor shorted
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General Troubleshooting
The following chart lists general troubleshooting guidelines for the FineLine
system when the status LED’s or the automatic gas console messages screen do
not give any insight to the particular problem being experienced. Please contact
KALIBURN technical support for any issues not covered in this section. Before
any tests are performed, make sure that all system fuses are good. The primary
system fuse F1 is located on the rear panel of the unit. All of the control fuses are
located behind the front panel of the unit beside the microprocessor p.c. board.
The automatic gas console fuse is located behind the right side panel of the
system. Also check all of the voltage LED’s on the system p.c. boards before
performing any tests.
Problem
Possible Cause
Front panel white A.C. power light will
not illuminate
1.
2.
3.
4.
Unit will not energize when the ON
button is pressed
1.
2.
3.
4.
Primary disconnect fuse blown.
Fuse F1 or F4 blown.
White light or associated wiring bad.
Transformer TR2 or associated wiring bad.
RHF door open.
Low coolant level.
Fuse F4 blown.
Faulty ON switch or associated wiring. The
ON switch is normally open.
5. Faulty OFF switch or associated wiring. The
OFF switch is normally closed.
6. Relay CR1 coil open.
Power supply will not stay on when the
front panel ON button is pressed and
released
1. Check the control panel status LED’s and
troubleshoot accordingly.
2. Check the gas console messages screen and
troubleshoot accordingly.
3. Faulty latch relay on relay p.c. board.
4. Faulty relay p.c. board.
5. Faulty microprocessor p.c. board.
6. Relay CR1 defective.
No arc at the torch
1. Incorrect torch consumables installed.
2. Incorrect gas pressure settings.
3. Check the control panel status LED’s and
troubleshoot accordingly.
4. Check the spark gap assembly inside the RHF
console for proper arcing after a start signal is
applied. Open the RHF door and pull up on
the door interlock switch plunger to defeat the
interlock. If there is no spark, skip to the next
test.
5. Check the automatic gas console messages
screen and troubleshoot accordingly. If the
“output voltage low” error is present, perform
the chopper test in this section.
6. Pilot arc resistor PAR or pilot arc transistor
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PAT is not closing properly. Check the relay
for proper operation. Also, check the PAR and
PAT LED’s on the microprocessor p.c. board
and PAT drive p.c. board.
7. Damaged or loose torch lead connections.
8. Shorted torch or torch leads. Check the
continuity between the Electrode lead and the
Nozzle lead to make sure they are not shorted.
9. Open torch or torch leads.
Check the
continuity from the Electrode lead to the torch
electrode and the Nozzle lead to the large brass
body of the torch.
No spark between the spark gap
electrodes
1. Improper spark gap. Set gap to .025” (.635
mm).
2. Worn spark gap electrodes. Clean electrodes
with fine sandpaper and regap.
Replace
electrodes that have a rounded face.
3. Bad high frequency transformer TR5. Check
for signs of arcing.
4. Check for 120VAC on the input side of filter
FL1 inside the RHF console after a start signal
has been given. If 120V is not present, check
associated wiring back to the power supply.
The arc will not transfer to the
workpiece
1. Loose work ground connection.
2. Pierce height too high.
3. Incorrect, damaged, or worn consumables.
The gas console screen is blank
1. Blown gas console fuse F10.
2. Loose cables inside the gas console. Remove
and reinstall all plugs on the interface p.c.
board, computer, video board, and display.
3. Bad power supply inside gas console. Check
for all voltage LED’s on the interface board
and computer.
4. Loose plug P17 on the bottom of the gas
console. Remove and reinstall the plug.
No response from the gas console
keypad
1. Loose keypad cable inside the gas console.
Remove and reinstall the keypad cable.
Gas pressures will not adjust properly
1. Wrong consumables installed in torch.
2. Loose pressure transducer cable. Remove and
reinstall P7 on the gas console I/O p.c. board.
3. Loose motorized regulator plugs. Remove and
reinstall the motor plugs and P3-P6 on the gas
console I/O p.c. board.
4. Pressure regulator orifice clogged with dirt or
debris. Turn off primary power and turn
motorized regulator screw all the way in by
hand.
5. Binding regulator. Turn off primary power and
turn all motorized regulators to their mid
positions by hand.
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1. Supply gas pressure(s) less than 150 psi.
2. Faulty pressure switch or associated wiring
inside gas console.
1. Supply gas pressure(s) fluctuating during cut.
Chopper Test Procedure
Warning: Only qualified maintenance personnel should perform the
chopper test procedure. The system utilizes potentially fatal A.C. and
D.C. voltages. All maintenance should be performed with safety in
mind. Be aware that the large blue electrolytic capacitors on the
chopper assembly store large amounts of energy even after power has
been removed from the system. Wait at least five minutes after turning
off power, and then use a voltmeter to verify that the capacitors are fully
discharged before touching the chopper.
Note: A chopper troubleshooting flow chart can be found at the end of this
section.
1.
Turn off all power to the FineLine power supply.
2.
Open the RHF console door and disconnect the black primary wires of the
high frequency transformer from the 120 VAC line filter. Close the RHF
console door to activate the door interlock switch.
Remove the front and left side panels from the power supply to expose the
output terminal block and the microprocessor p.c. board.
3.
4.
Remove the Electrode and Nozzle leads from the bottom connections of the
output terminal block (refer to Figure 3-3).
5.
Apply three phase power to the unit and check the primary power on the
input terminal block TB5 (refer to Figure 3-2).
6.
Depress the ON button to energize the FineLine system, and then apply a
start signal to the unit. Note that the unit will only energize for
approximately two seconds each time a start signal is applied. When
making the following readings, be sure the red DC Power light is
illuminated on the front control panel of the unit. After applying the start
signal, check the three phase voltage input to the chopper at the diode bridge
terminals (three right side screws on the chopper assembly) for 225 VAC. If
the voltage is not present, check for primary voltage on the main contactor
CON and on the primary side of the power transformer.
7.
With a start signal applied, check for 325 VDC at the FineLine output
terminal block between Electrode and Work. If 325 V is present, the
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chopper is working properly.
8.
If 325 VDC is not present at the output terminal block, check the chopper
status LED’s when a start signal is applied:
a) LED’s 1 through 5 off - go to step 9.
b) LED’s 1 through 5 on, LED 6 off - go to step 10.
c) LED’s 1 through 5 on, LED 6 on, LED 7 off - go to step 11.
d) Only some of LED’s 1 through 5 on - replace chopper.
9.
Check the 120 VAC supply to the chopper between P1-1 and P1-2 on the
chopper p.c. board. If 120 V is present, replace the chopper. If 120 V is not
present, check fuse F2 and associated wiring.
10. Apply a start signal to the power supply and heck the DC voltage between
P2-4 (ground) and P2-5 (signal) on the chopper p.c. board. This voltage
should change from approximately 4.0 VDC to less than 1 VDC after the
main contactor of the power supply is energized. If 4 VDC is not present,
replace the chopper. If no voltage change occurs, check for approximately
4.0 VDC between P26-1 (ground) and P26-2 (signal) on the microprocessor
p.c. board. If 4.0 VDC is not present, check continuity between P26 on the
microprocessor p.c. board and P2 on the chopper p.c. board. If 4.0 VDC is
present at the microprocessor p.c. board, replace the microprocessor.
11. Turn off primary power to the power supply. Disconnect P2 from the
chopper p.c. board and P26 from the microprocessor p.c. board. Check
continuity between P26-8 and P2-1 and between P26-7 and P2-2. Also
check that these wires are not shorted to each other. If the cable is OK,
connect P26 to the microprocessor p.c. board, but leave P2 disconnected
from the chopper. With power applied, give the power supply a start signal
and check for approximately 10 VDC between P26-7 (ground) and P26-8
(signal) when the main contactor is energized. If 10 VDC is not present,
replace the microprocessor p.c. board. If 10 VDC is present, turn all power
off, reconnect P2 to the chopper p.c. board, and repeat the test for 10 VDC
between P2-2 (ground) and P2-1 (signal). If 10 VDC is present and LED 7
is not illuminated, replace the chopper.
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Figure 7-1 Chopper Diagnostics - Part 1
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Figure 7-2 Chopper Diagnostics - Part 2
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Section 8 Parts List
Power Supply
Note: See Figures 8-1 to 8-4.
Item Number Part Number Quantity Description
1
708088
1
Off switch, red
2
708111
1
Off actuator, red
3
708090
1
On switch, green
4
708089
1
On actuator, green / illuminated
5
501163
2
Light housing
6
501164
2
Bulb
7
501162
1
White lens
8
501161
1
Red lens
12
707260
1
L1 inductor
13
500557
1
TR2 control transformer, 208/230/460 V / 60 Hz
706205
TR2 control transformer, 575 V / 60 Hz
500559
TR2 control transformer, 380/415 V / 50 Hz
1
TR1 main transformer, 230 V / 60 Hz / 3Ø
14
706261
TR1 main transformer, 380 V / 50 Hz / 3Ø
706262
706263
TR1 main transformer, 415 V / 50 Hz / 3Ø
TR1 main transformer, 460 V / 60 Hz / 3Ø
706260
TR1 main transformer, 575 V / 60 Hz / 3Ø
706264
15
709086
4
TB1 – TB4 terminal block marker strip, 14 position
16
709007
4
TB1 – TB4 terminal block, 14 position
17
709058
10
F2-F11 fuse holder
18
709012
1
F10 fuse, AGC 3A fuse
19
709011
2
F3/F4 fuse, AGC 5A
21
709076
4
F6/F7/F9/F11 fuse, AGC 1/2A
22
709033
2
F5/F8 fuse, AGC 1A
23
261450
1
Microprocessor p.c. board assembly
24
709002
3
P8/P12/P13, 14 socket receptacle
25
709001
1
P7, 4 pin receptacle
26
709124
1
P16, 9 socket receptacle
27
709061
2
F1A/F1B fuse holder
28
709128
2
F1A/F1B fuse, FNM 6.25A
29
709060
1
Strain relief
30
500810
1
A.C. detect p.c. board assembly
31
200092
1
Coolant reservoir, without fittings or cap
Not shown
200292
1
Coolant reservoir assembly, with fittings and cap
32
500518
1
Coolant reservoir cap/level gauge
33
708062
1
LS1 coolant level switch
34
505024
1
TS1 Coolant temperature switch
35
500052
1
Pump motor, 1/3hp-230V-50/60 Hz
36
500513
1
V-band clamp
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Item Number Part Number Quantity Description
37
500511
1
Coolant pump, 70 gph
38
708061
1
Solenoid valve, 220/240VAC
39
715084
1
Check valve, coolant return
40
708068
1
CON3 coolant pump relay
41
708059
1
FS1 coolant flow switch
42
500516
1
Fan, front panel
43
260250
1
Heat exchanger
44
260012
1
Shunt
45
500509
1
Coolant filter housing
46
500510
1
Coolant filter/deionization cartridge
47
708110
1
CON main contactor
48
500348
1
Relay p.c. board assembly
49
702076
1
EMI filter, 380/415 V units only
50
708011
2
PAR/CR2 relay
51
701165
2
R7/R8, 3 ohm pilot arc resistor
52
500536
1
PAT IGBT drive p.c. board assembly
53
705011
1
PAT IGBT
54
709167
1
TB5 3Ø power terminal block
55
702054
1
PAT IGBT filter capacitor
56
277452
1
I/O p.c. board assembly
57
Contact
1
Height control voltage divider p.c. board assembly
factory
58
260008
1
Chopper assembly
59
709117
1
I/O terminal block (small)
61
708106
7
Relay, DPDT
62
706036
1
TR8 transformer, 241-4-36
63
706041
2
TR4/TR7 transformer, 241-3-12
64
706042
1
TR5 transformer, 241-4-12
65
706043
1
TR3 transformer, 241-6-12
66
280003
1
Power supply, 24VDC
67
708103
1
CR1 relay
68
708104
1
CR1 relay socket
69
708105
1
CR1 hold-down clip
72
709190
1
TB6 terminal block marker strip, 4 position
73
709191
1
TB6 terminal block, 4 position
74
740106
1
Bulb, power on switch
75
704050
6
LED/lens, green
76
200204
3
Fan, 120V
77
715052
1
Drain petcock
78
500526
2
Fan guard (large) – outside
500574
2
Fan guard (small) - inside
79
709228
1
I/O terminal block (large)
80
709227
2
Strain relief
81
709231
1
F2 fuse, MDL 5A
82
500525
4
Fan, heat exchanger / front panel
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Item Number Part Number Quantity Description
83
701141
1
R9, 2 ohm pilot arc resistor
Front panel fans not shown (item numbers 42 and 82)
Figure 8-1 Power Supply Front View
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Figure 8-2 Power Supply Rear View
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Figure 8-3 Power Supply Left Side View
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Figure 8-4 Power Supply Right Side View
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Remote High Frequency Console
Note: See Figure 8-5.
Item Number Part Number Quantity Description
1
715051
2
Coolant return fitting (left hand)
2
715050
1
Coolant supply fitting (right hand)
3
709227
1
Strain relief
4
710147
1
Lock nut
5
709001
1
4 pin receptacle
6
707001
1
Line filter
7
706019
1
Transformer – 5000V, 20 mA
8
702069
1
Capacitor – 15 kV
9
708057
1
Door interlock switch
10
500014
1
Spark gap assembly
11
740039
3
Spark gap electrode
12
505043
1
High frequency inductor
13
740072
1
Standoff
14
800041
1
Busbar
15
500505
1
RHF console p.c. board assembly
16
715021
1
Coolant supply fitting (right hand)
17
500503
1
Cathode manifold
18
205010
1
CTP sensor lead filter assembly
19
200287
1
Transformer insulating plate
22
500098
1
Ground cable
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Figure 8-5 Remote High Frequency Console
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Torch and Torch Valve Assembly
Item Number Part Number Quantity Description
1
277475
1
Torch valve assembly (includes bracket)
2
500549
1
Torch valve bracket
3
820134
1
Torch handle
4
277000
1
Torch main body
5
500740
1
Torch solenoid plasma hose
6
820209
1
O-ring
7
500024
1
O-ring
8
500018
1
O-ring
Not shown
716008
1
O-ring lubricant
Not shown
277056
1
Consumable removal tool
Not shown
277086
1
Electrode removal tool driver
Not shown
277087
1
Electrode removal tool socket
Figure 8-6 Torch and Torch Valve Assembly
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Shielded Torch Leads
Part Number
261150-10
261150-15
261150-20
261150-25
261150-30
261150-35
261150-40
261150-45
261150-50
Length
10 ft. (3.0 m)
15 ft. (4.6 m)
20 ft. (6.1 m)
25 ft. (7.6 m)
30 ft. (9.1 m)
35 ft. (10.7 m)
40 ft. (12.2 m)
45 ft. (13.7 m)
50 ft. (15.2 m)
Figure 8-7 Shielded Torch Leads
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Gas Hose Package
Part Number
200317-20
200317-25
200317-30
200317-35
200317-40
200317-45
200317-50
200317-55
200317-60
200317-65
200317-70
200317-75
200317-80
200317-85
200317-90
200317-95
200317-100
Length
20 ft. (6.1 m)
25 ft. (7.6 m)
30 ft. (9.1 m)
35 ft. (10.7 m)
40 ft. (12.2 m)
45 ft. (13.7 m)
50 ft. (15.2 m)
55 ft. (16.8 m)
60 ft. (18.3 m)
65 ft. (19.8 m)
70 ft. (21.3 m)
75 ft. (22.9 m)
80 ft. (24.4 m)
85 ft. (25.9 m)
90 ft. (27.4 m)
95 ft. (29.0 m)
100 ft. (30.5 m)
Figure 8-8 Gas Hose Package
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Coolant and Power Leads
Part Number
200306-5
200306-10
200306-15
200306-20
200306-25
200306-30
200306-35
200306-40
200306-45
200306-50
200306-55
200306-60
200306-65
200306-70
200306-75
200306-80
200306-85
200306-90
200306-95
200306-100
Length
5 ft. (1.5 m)
10 ft. (3.0 m)
15 ft. (4.6 m)
20 ft. (6.1 m)
25 ft. (7.6 m)
30 ft. (9.1 m)
35 ft. (10.7 m)
40 ft. (12.2 m)
45 ft. (13.7 m)
50 ft. (15.2 m)
55 ft. (16.8 m)
60 ft. (18.3 m)
65 ft. (19.8 m)
70 ft. (21.3 m)
75 ft. (22.9 m)
80 ft. (24.4 m)
85 ft. (25.9 m)
90 ft. (27.4 m)
95 ft. (29.0 m)
100 ft. (30.5 m)
Figure 8-9 Coolant and Power Leads
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Work Ground Cable
Part Number
200318-10
200318-15
200318-20
200318-25
200318-30
200318-35
200318-40
200318-45
200318-50
200318-55
200318-60
200318-65
200318-70
200318-75
200318-80
200318-85
200318-90
200318-95
200318-100
Length
10 ft. (3.0 m)
15 ft. (4.6 m)
20 ft. (6.1 m)
25 ft. (7.6 m)
30 ft. (9.1 m)
35 ft. (10.7 m)
40 ft. (12.2 m)
45 ft. (13.7 m)
50 ft. (15.2 m)
55 ft. (16.8 m)
60 ft. (18.3 m)
65 ft. (19.8 m)
70 ft. (21.3 m)
75 ft. (22.9 m)
80 ft. (24.4 m)
85 ft. (25.9 m)
90 ft. (27.4 m)
95 ft. (29.0 m)
100 ft. (30.5 m)
Figure 8-10 Work Ground Cable
8-13
Parts List
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Torch Consumables - Mild Steel Cutting
Outer Cap
Shield Cap Retaining Cap
Nozzle Swirl Ring
Electrode
Torch body
277154
277145
277153
277120
277140
277130
277000
277154
277115
277153
277122
277140/
277142
277131
277000
277154
277150
277153
277125
277142
277131
277000
277154
277286
277151
277284
277283
277282
277000
277154
277117
277151/
277152
277293
277139
277292
277000
277154
277274
277266
277289
277143
277291
277000
277154
277263
277266
277269
277258
277270
277000
30A
50A
70A
100A
150A
200A
275A
Figure 8-11 Torch Consumables - Mild Steel Cutting
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Torch Consumables - Stainless Steel Cutting
(Air Plasma)
Outer Cap
Shield Cap Retaining Cap
Nozzle Swirl Ring
Electrode
Torch body
277154
277144
277110
277121
277138
277137
277000
277154
277149
277110
277123
277142
277137
277000
277154
277150
277153
277125
277142
277131
277000
277154
277286
277151
277284
277283
277282
277000
277154
277117
277152
277293
277139
277292
277000
277154
277274
277266
277289
277143
277291
277000
277154
277263
277266
277276
277258
277270
277000
30A
50A
70A
100A
150A
200A
275A
Figure 8-12 Torch Consumables - Stainless Steel Cutting (Air Plasma)
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Parts List
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Torch Consumables - Stainless Steel Cutting
(H17 Plasma)
Outer Cap
Shield Cap Retaining Cap
Nozzle Swirl Ring
Electrode
Torch body
277154
277150
277113
277124
277140
277132
277000
277154
277146
277113
277126
277141
277133
277000
277154
277298
277266
277297
277139
277135
277000
277154
277274
277266
277287
277259
277135
277000
277154
277211
277280
277118
277139
277135
277000
70A
100A
150A
200A
260A
Figure 8-13 Torch Consumables - Stainless Steel Cutting (H17 Plasma)
8-16
Parts List
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Torch Consumables - Aluminum Cutting
Outer Cap
Shield Cap Retaining Cap
Nozzle Swirl Ring
Electrode
Torch body
277154
277145
277153
277120
277140
277130
277000
277154
277150
277153
277122
277142
277131
277000
277154
277150
277153
277125
277142
277131
277000
277154
277286
277151
277284
277283
277282
277000
277154
277117
277152
277293
277139
277292
277000
277154
277274
277266
277289
277143
277291
277000
277154
277263
277266
277276
277258
277270
277000
30A
50A
70A
100A
150A
200A
275A
Figure 8-14 Torch Consumables - Aluminum Cutting
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Parts List
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Torch Consumables - Marking
Outer Cap
277154
Shield Cap Retaining Cap
277145
277152
Nozzle
Swirl Ring
Electrode
Torch body
277120
277140
277190
277000
Figure 8-15 Torch Consumables - Marking
8-18
Parts List
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Automatic Gas Console
(Assembly 260000)
Note: See Figures 8-16 and 8-17.
Item Number Part Number Quantity
Description
1
500032
1
AGC decal / membrane switch
2
501146
1
AGC aluminum display panel
3
500860
1
AGC display window
4
710199
4
Aluminum standoff
5
500861
1
AGC EL display
6
706044
1
Transformer, 241-7-16
7
500568
1
Fan
8
501147
1
Fan guard / filter
9
709003
2
Receptacle, 9 position
10
700404
1
Filter bracket
11
702037
5
Filter
12
709179
1
Terminal block, 10 position
13
709192
1
Terminal block marker strip, 10 position
14
505039
1
Floppy disk drive
15
500021
1
Floppy disk drive cover
Not shown
505047
1
Floppy disk drive cable
16
501145
8
Manifold
17
708097
4
Pressure switch, 80-200 psi
18
715097
4
Transducer isolator
19
708095
3
Solenoid valve
20
500867
3
Motorized regulator assembly, 0-125 psi
22
500060
1
Motorized regulator assembly, 0-15 psi
23
709007
1
Terminal block, 14 position
24
709009
1
Terminal block marker strip, 14 position
25
200082
1
Solenoid valve assembly, 3 gang
26
500907
1
Solenoid valve bracket
27
200083
1
Solenoid valve assembly, 4 gang
28
501170
1
Power supply
29
505041
1
Video card (upper p.c. board)
30
260049
1
CPU (middle p.c. board)
31
505600
1
Interface p.c. board assembly (lower p.c. board)
Not shown
260110
1
Video card / CPU / Interface p.c. board assembly
33
201080
1
I/0 p.c. board assembly
34
708078
3
Transducer, 0-150 psi
35
708109
1
Transducer, 0-15 psi
8-19
Parts List
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
QUICK DATA
Figure 8-16 Gas Console - Exterior
8-20
Parts List
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Figure 8-17 Gas Console – Interior
8-21
Parts List
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Power Supply Microprocessor P.C. Board
(Assembly 260450)
Figure 8-18 Power Supply Microprocessor P.C. Board
8-22
Parts List
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
A.C. Detect P.C. Board
(Assembly 500810)
Figure 8-19 A.C. Detect P.C. Board
8-23
Parts List
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Relay P.C. Board
(Assembly 500348)
Figure 8-20 Relay P.C. Board
8-24
Parts List
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Power Supply I/O P.C. Board
(Assembly 277452)
Figure 8-21 Power Supply I/O P.C. Board
8-25
Parts List
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Automatic Gas Console I/O P.C. Board
(Assembly 201080)
Figure 8-22 Automatic Gas Console I/O P.C. Board
8-26
Parts List
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Automatic Gas Console Interface P.C. Board
(Assembly 505600)
Figure 8-23 Automatic Gas Console Interface P.C. Board
8-27
Parts List
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Consumable Spare Parts Kit
(Part Number 280267)
Part Number
277130
Quantity
3
277137
2
277131
6
277132
2
277282
3
277133
2
277292
3
277291
3
277135
2
277270
3
277120
5
277121
3
277122
5
277123
3
277125
5
277124
3
277284
5
277126
3
277293
5
277297
3
Description
Electrode
30A Mild Steel - 30A Aluminum
Electrode
30/50A Stainless (Air)
Electrode
50/70A Mild Steel - 70A Stainless (Air) - 50/70A Aluminum
Electrode
70A Stainless (H17)
Electrode
100A Mild Steel - 100A Stainless (Air) - 100A Aluminum
Electrode
100A Stainless (H17)
Electrode
150A Mild Steel – 150A Stainless (Air) – 150A Aluminum
Electrode
200A Mild Steel - 200A Stainless (Air) - 200A Aluminum
Electrode
150/200/260A Stainless (H17)
Electrode
275A Mild Steel – 275A Stainless (Air) – 275A Aluminum
Nozzle
30A Mild Steel - 30A Aluminum
Nozzle
30A Stainless (Air)
Nozzle
50A Mild Steel - 50A Aluminum
Nozzle
50A Stainless (Air)
Nozzle
70A Mild Steel - 70A Stainless (Air) - 70A Aluminum
Nozzle
70A Stainless (H17)
Nozzle
100A Mild Steel – 100A Stainless (Air) - 100A Aluminum
Nozzle
100A Stainless (H17)
Nozzle
150A Mild Steel – 150A Stainless (Air) – 150A Aluminum
Nozzle
150A Stainless (H17)
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Part Number
277289
Quantity
5
277287
3
277118
3
277269
5
277276
3
277145
3
277144
3
277149
3
277115
3
277150
3
277286
3
277146
3
277117
3
277298
3
277274
3
277211
3
277263
3
277138
1
277140
1
277142
1
277283
1
277141
1
Description
Nozzle
200A Mild Steel – 200A Stainless (Air) - 200A Aluminum
Nozzle
200A Stainless (H17)
Nozzle
260A Stainless (H17)
Nozzle
275A Mild Steel
Nozzle
275A Stainless (Air) – 275A Aluminum
Shield Cap
30A Mild Steel - 30A Aluminum
Shield Cap
30A Stainless (Air)
Shield Cap
50A Stainless (Air)
Shield Cap
50A Mild Steel
Shield Cap
70A Mild Steel - 70A Stainless - 50/70A Aluminum
Shield Cap
100A Mild Steel - 100A Stainless (Air) - 100A Aluminum
Shield Cap
100A Stainless (H17)
Shield Cap
150A Mild Steel – 150A Stainless (Air) – 150A Aluminum
Shield Cap
150A Stainless (H17)
Shield Cap
200A Mild Steel - 200A Stainless – 200A Aluminum
Shield Cap
260A Stainless (H17)
Shield Cap
275A Mild Steel – 275A Stainless (Air) – 275A Aluminum
Swirl Ring
30A Stainless (Air)
Swirl Ring
30/50A Mild Steel - 70A Stainless (H17) - 30A Aluminum
Swirl Ring
50/70A Mild Steel - 50/70A Stainless (Air) - 50/70A Aluminum
Swirl Ring
100A Mild Steel – 100A Stainless (Air) – 100A Aluminum
Swirl Ring
100A Stainless (H17)
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Part Number
277139
Quantity
1
277143
1
277259
1
277258
1
277110
1
277153
1
277151
1
277152
1
277113
1
277266
1
277280
1
716012
500024
500018
820209
277056
277086
277087
260105
277154
1
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
Description
Swirl Ring
150A Mild Steel – 150A Stainless – 150A Aluminum
260A Stainless (H17)
Swirl Ring
200A Mild Steel – 200A Stainless (Air) - 200A Aluminum
Swirl Ring
200A Stainless (H17)
Swirl Ring
275A Mild Steel – 275A Stainless (Air) – 275A Aluminum
Inner Retaining Cap
30/50A Stainless (Air)
Inner Retaining Cap
30/50/70A Mild Steel - 70A Stainless (Air)
30/50/70A Aluminum
Inner Retaining Cap
100A Mild Steel - 100A Stainless (Air) - 100A Aluminum
150A Mild Steel – 1/2” and below
Inner Retaining Cap
150A Mild Steel – 5/8” and above – 150A Stainless (Air)
150A Aluminum
Inner Retaining Cap
70/100A Stainless (H17)
Inner Retaining Cap
150A Stainless (H17)
200/275A Mild Steel – 200A Stainless – 200/275A Aluminum
275A Stainless (Air)
Inner Retaining Cap
260A Stainless (H17)
O-ring Lubricant
Torch O-ring – blue, lower
Torch O-ring – red, middle
Torch O-ring – black, upper
Nozzle Removal Tool
Electrode Removal Tool Driver
Electrode Removal Tool Socket
Swirl Ring Removal Tool
Outer Retaining Cap
8-30
Propylene Glycol MSDS
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Appendix A Propylene Glycol MSDS
A-1
Propylene Glycol MSDS
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
A-2
Propylene Glycol MSDS
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
A-3
Propylene Glycol MSDS
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
A-4
Propylene Glycol MSDS
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
A-5
Propylene Glycol MSDS
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
A-6
Propylene Glycol MSDS
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
A-7
Propylene Glycol MSDS
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
A-8
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
FL-260PC User’s Manual
Appendix B Electromagnetic Compatibility
(EMC)
Background
The 380V 50Hz and 415V 50Hz FineLine 260PC plasma cutting systems are
manufactured to comply with the European standard EN 50199 (Electromagnetic
compatibility (EMC) – Product standard for arc welding equipment). The limits
used in this standard are based on practical experience. However, the ability of
plasma cutting equipment to work in a compatible manner with other radio and
electronic systems is greatly influenced by the manner in which it is installed and
used. For this reason, it is important that the plasma cutting equipment be
installed and used in accordance with the information below if electromagnetic
compatibility is to be achieved.
Plasma cutting equipment is primarily intended for use in an industrial
environment. There may be potential difficulties in ensuring electromagnetic
compatibility in other environments.
Installation and Use
The user is responsible for installing and using the plasma cutting equipment
according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If electromagnetic disturbances are
detected then it shall be the responsibility of the user of the plasma cutting
equipment to resolve the situation with the technical assistance of the
manufacturer. In some cases this remedial action may be as simple as earthing
the plasma cutting circuit, see Note. In other cases it could involve constructing
an electromagnetic screen enclosing the plasma power source and the work,
complete with associated input filters. In all cases, electromagnetic disturbances
shall be reduced to the point where they are no longer troublesome.
Note: The plasma cutting circuit may or may not be earthed for safety reasons.
Changing the earthing arrangements should only be authorized by a person who is
competent to assess whether the changes will increase the risk of injury, e.g. by
allowing parallel plasma cutting current return paths which may damage the earth
circuits of other equipment. Further guidance is given in IEC 974-13 Arc welding
equipment – Installation and use.
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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
FL-260PC User’s Manual
Assessment of Area
Before installing plasma cutting equipment, the user shall make an assessment of
potential electromagnetic problems in the surrounding area. The following shall
be taken into account:
a) other supply cables, control cables, signaling and telephone cables; above,
below and adjacent to the plasma cutting equipment;
b) radio and television transmitters and receivers;
c) computer and other control equipment;
d) safety critical equipment, e.g. guarding of industrial equipment;
e) the health of the people around, e.g. the use of pacemakers and hearing aids;
f) equipment used for calibration or measurement;
g) the immunity of other equipment in the environment; the user shall ensure that
other equipment being used in the environment is compatible; this may
require additional protection measures;
h) the time of day that plasma cutting or other activities are to be carried out.
The size of the surrounding area to be considered will depend on the structure of
the building and other activities that are taking place. The surrounding area may
extend beyond the boundaries of the premises.
Methods of Reducing Emissions
Mains Supply
Plasma cutting equipment should be connected to the mains supply according to
the manufacturer’s recommendations. If interference occurs, it may be necessary
to take additional precautions such as filtering of the mains supply. Consideration
should be given to shielding the supply cable of permanently installed plasma
cutting equipment in metallic conduit or equivalent. Shielding should be
electrically continuous throughout its length. The shielding should be connected
to the plasma power source so that good electrical contact is maintained between
the conduit and the plasma power source enclosure.
Maintenance of the Plasma Cutting Equipment
The plasma cutting equipment should be routinely maintained according to the
manufacturer’s recommendations. All access and service doors and covers should
be closed and properly fastened when the plasma cutting equipment is in
operation. The plasma cutting equipment should not be modified in any way
except for those changes and adjustments covered in the manufacturer’s
instructions. In particular, the spark gaps of arc striking and stabilizing devices
should be adjusted and maintained according to the manufacturer’s
recommendations.
B-2
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
FL-260PC User’s Manual
Plasma Cutting Cables
The plasma cutting cables should be kept as short as possible and should be
positioned close together, running at or close to the floor level.
Equipotential Bonding
Bonding of all metallic components in the plasma cutting installation and adjacent
to it should be considered. However, metallic components bonded to the
workpiece will increase the risk that the operator could receive a shock by
touching these metallic components and the electrode at the same time. The
operator should be insulated from all such bonded metallic components.
Earthing of the Workpiece
Where the workpiece is not bonded to earth for electrical safety, nor connected to
earth because of its size and position, e.g. ship’s hull or building steelwork, a
connection bonding the workpiece to earth may reduce emissions in some, but not
all instances. Care should be taken to prevent the earthing of the workpiece
increasing the risk of injury to users, or damage to other electrical equipment.
Where necessary, the connection of the workpiece to earth should be made by a
direct connection to the workpiece, but in some countries where direct connection
is not permitted, the bonding should be achieved by suitable capacitance, selected
according to national regulations.
Screening and Shielding
Selective screening and shielding of other cables and equipment in the
surrounding area may alleviate problems of interference. Screening of the entire
welding installation may be considered for special applications.
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Hydrogen Manifold (Optional)
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Appendix C Hydrogen Manifold (Optional)
Description
The hydrogen manifold can be used when cutting stainless steel at least 3/16”
(4.75 mm) thick and a smooth, shiny cut surface finish is desired. When using the
manifold, H17 (17.5% hydrogen / 32.5% argon / 50% nitrogen) must be
connected to the inlet port and the plasma outlet hose must be connected to the
outlet port. The manifold is fully integrated with the operating software of the
automatic gas console.
Specifications
Stock Number ........................................................... 260535
Height ........................................................................5.3 in (135 mm)
Width ........................................................................ 10.1 in (257 mm)
Depth ......................................................................... 9.5 in (241 mm)
Weight ....................................................................... 12 lb (5.4 kg)
Figure C-1 Hydrogen Manifold Mounting Dimensions
C-1
Hydrogen Manifold (Optional)
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Gas Supply Requirements
Inlet gas type ........................................................ H17*
Inlet gas flow rate (maximum) ............................. 57 scfh (1614 liters/hour)
Inlet gas pressure ..................................................150 psi (10.3 bar)
* H17 consists of 17.5% hydrogen, 32.5% argon, and 50% nitrogen
A 1/4” (inside diameter) hose is required for the inlet gas connection. A mating
connector is supplied with the unit. A quick-connect fitting must not be used
for the inlet gas supply. Using a quick-connect fitting to connect and disconnect
a pressurized hose may cause damage to the system.
Installation
The hydrogen manifold must be installed on the cooling system shelf of the
FineLine 260PC power supply. The cooling system shelf is located at the rear of
the unit as shown in Figure C-2. Use 1/4-20 bolts and 1/4” lock washers to secure
the hydrogen manifold to the shelf. Note that the bolts must not be longer than
1/2” or the manifold may be damaged. Next, the RS-422 communication cable
must be installed between one of the communication ports on the rear of the
automatic gas console and the plug labeled “AGC Console” on the hydrogen
manifold. Finally, the power cable must be installed between the plug labeled
“P13” on the rear of the FineLine 260PC power supply and the input power
adaptor on the hydrogen manifold. The power switch on the hydrogen manifold
must be placed in the on position.
Note that the hydrogen manifold communication cable should be the only serial
communication cable connected to the automatic gas console. When using
another serial communication device such as an x/y controller or Inova torch
height control, connect the communication cable from the external device to the
“RS-422 In” plug on the hydrogen manifold. If multiple FineLine systems are
being used in a network configuration, connect an RS-422 serial communication
cable from the “RS-422 Out” plug on the hydrogen manifold to the “RS-422 In”
plug on the additional FineLine system.
C-2
Hydrogen Manifold (Optional)
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Figure C-2 Hydrogen Manifold Mounting Location
C-3
Hydrogen Manifold (Optional)
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Operation
The hydrogen manifold is fully integrated with the operating software of the
FineLine automatic gas console. When an appropriate thickness stainless steel is
selected, H17 will be selected for the plasma gas and nitrogen will be selected for
the shield gas. A message will alert the operator to move the plasma outlet hose
from the rear of the automatic gas console to the outlet port of the hydrogen
manifold. Simply move the hose, then press enter on the automatic gas console
keypad to clear the alert. As with other operating conditions, ensure that the
correct torch parts are installed before continuing with the cut.
During normal operation, the power/error LED on the front panel of the hydrogen
manifold is constantly illuminated. When an error occurs, the LED flashes on and
off to indicate an error. The number of flashes can be counted to determine what
error has been encountered. The following chart shows the number of flashes and
the corresponding errors.
Power/Error LED Number of Flashes
1
2
3
4
C-4
Error
AGC not found
Low H17 inlet pressure
Incorrect H17 outlet pressure
Lost communication with AGC
Hydrogen Manifold (Optional)
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Parts List
Item Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Not Shown
Not Shown
Not Shown
Not Shown
Part Number
709003
709207
706041
704009
707006
709033
708076
200503
501147
200502
200501
708097
200285
200505
200504
Quantity
2
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Description
Receptacle, 9 position
Receptacle, 7 position
Transformer, 12V
LED, panel mount
Input power module
Fuse, 1A
Pressure gauge, 200 psi
Fan
Fan guard / filter
Pressure regulator, electronic
Power supply
Pressure switch, 80-200 psi
Microprocessor p.c. board
Communication Cable
Power Cable
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Hydrogen Manifold (Optional)
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Hydrogen Manifold Microprocessor P.C. Board
(Assembly 200285)
Figure C-3 Hydrogen Manifold Microprocessor P.C. Board
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Hydrogen Manifold (Optional)
FineLine 260PC User’s Manual
Dip Switch Settings
Dip Switch 1 (SW1): RS-422 Node Termination
SW1-1 and SW1-2 should be switched on if the manifold is the last on a string of nodes.
SW1-1 and SW1-2 should be switched off in all other manifolds on the network.
Dip Switch 3 (SW3): Pressure Diagnostics
SW3-1 energizes the pressure control valve and sets the output pressure to 65 psi. This is
a diagnostic mode only.
SW3-2 energizes the pressure control valve and sets the output pressure to 115 psi. This
is a diagnostic mode only.
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