I have been waiting for this for a long time! This build has been a lot of fun and a great learning experience. I’m still learning and dont see an end anytime soon. This project like any project took longer than I thought. Getting everything to come togeather and finding the time around everything else added to the challenge. Here is a look at the final assembly and a few if the finishing tweaks I added to the build.
There is no shortage of wires when it comes to finishing this thing off.
A few of the things that I did to ensure that I dont have problems down the road is avoid cables crossing each other. I installed EM Chokes on power cables and other critical cables. I made sure that everything was grounded and all grounds were individual and homed.
I’m really big on having a really clean looking setup and having all of the wires organized. There were a lot of wires and it gave me a challenge but I kept it pretty organized.
The coiled wire is for the emergency stop button.
Everything is on a pure sine wave UPS to limit interference.
The Hy-T connect kit from CandCNC is mounted to the back of the computer to keep it up and out of the way.
I installed a short air hose extension on the back of the Hypertherm Powermax 65
The picture below is the finished view of the wiring. The one green ground lead that’s visible goes to the plasma case.
Then a picture of the back cover on.
This is a front view. I have my Hypertherm Consumable cases stored between the computer and plasma unit for easy access
I was going to get a bigger monitor but it was not in the budget. Even with the Mach3 program opened all the way it does not fill this monitor.
Below is a picture of the screen in the pan drain holes. Ya this is a simple hose screen with a little RTV. Easy to remove and clean.
In this side view you can see the air extension hose and the power cable. When I roll this out from under the table I can make my two connections and be ready to cut
The picture to the above is for the table grounds and the negetive lead from the plasma. The additional lead is for an extended ground lead I can hook to the material its self.
The table was checked again to ensure it was level and square.
The torch was checked to ensrue that it was square on all four sides which it was without any adjustment. The mount from Precision Plasma was dead on!
I know some are you are saying he painted the slats? Ya this is a bit of a show piece and it was a $9 can of paint, not powder coat. This was a one time deal. They are not painted on the ends or a small strip in the center where they make contact with the sides and the center ground bar. All were checked for good continuity to ensure good grounding surface for the material.
I made covers fro the computer cart and the table to keep things clean when not in use.
This will keep the dust and dirt from the shop out of the electronics and off the rails and bearings when not in use.