How to Set Up a Longevity Plasma Cutter - Kevin Caron

Uploaded by kevincaron on 28.12.2011

(Text on screen): How to Set Up a Longevity Plasma Cutter, Kevin Caron,
The Voice: Hey, Kevin. Is it Christmas?
Kevin Caron: Hey! Yeah, man. Santa dressed up like a FedEx guy showed up, and, boy, look at what I got.
This is Longevity Welding's new; it's a force cut 60i plasma cutter.
Oooh, baby!
Real nice, clean design on the front of it. Power; your amp meter, power light.
This is your warning light to show you your low air pressure, your tip has gone bad, if you've got a little problem there somewhere.
Air pressure gauge to show you how much your working pressure is.
Regulator to adjust your air pressure coming from your air compressor coming in.
Cutting amperage, which shows up here.
This is your post flow adjustment. Now, post flow, that's how long the air runs after you let go of the trigger to cool the torch.
So, if you're cutting with lots of amps, you might turn that up. If you're cutting with very low amps, you can turn that down.
Manual setting or CNC. This puppy is big enough to run a pattern table. And they've even got the torch to go with it.
Timed or constant on the air flow.
I can tell you that's your pressure regulator and your hookups for your ground and for the torch.
Let me swing it around and I'll show you the back of it and show you how to hook up what's back there.
Of course, your power cable. It's a standard 220-volt single phase, so there's just three wires in there: a black, a white, and a green.
Standard hookup. You know; whatever works in your shop.
You get this air connection hose that goes into the machine with a little press-in fitting.
You get this little water separator and the little bracket for it with the screws. Air hose slides in on this side.
Your hose from your air compressor clips on the other side.
So, that's it. You hook this up. You're good to go. Get to work.
If you look over here, see you've got some extra cups, another slider
(that helps keep your gun off your work as you're moving along so you don't ground out the nozzle),
extra nozzles, some extra tips, and some extra fuses for the machine in case you ever need them.
It even comes with a CNC connector and that goes on the back of the machine and just screws in,
your computer hooks up, your torch hooks up, and you're ready to go.
You can put this to work and go get a cup of coffee while it does all the cutting.
Let me show you how to hook the torches up.
Nice, long torch. Nice, long lead on it. You line it up with the little plastic boss at the top.
That's it. The torch is ready. Let me get the ground.
Again, the notch goes at the top, into the hole, three-quarter twist, your ground is on.
So, now you've got your torch on, you've got your ground on, got power at the back.
All I've got to do is bring the air hose over, plug it in, plug it in to electric, ground out a piece of metal, we're good to go.
Let's make some sparks.
Grab your helmet and I'll show you how this thing works.
So, I've got power on, I've got air on, I've got my pressure set at 80 psi.
Flip the magic button.
58 amps worth of cutting.
The Voice: What's it rated to, Kev?
Kevin Caron: Well, it's rated to cut an inch and a quarter. Huh? My old Hypertherm, it was only rated to half-inch.
Oh, my gosh. It's like a lightning bolt when you hold it.
The switch is right on the top. The machine is on. Push that button, you've got flame coming out the other end.
Be careful!
This is a piece of half-inch plate. I'm sorry; a piece of one-inch plate.
(Text on screen): Real time: 35 seconds to cut 1" plate.
Kevin Caron: So, this is the post flow; that air running.
You can adjust that on the machine, but because I had it turned up so high, let this run for a second or two. Now it's off.
Let me strangle the machine.
Not bad for one-inch. And I was kind of speeding a little bit, I think, through there.
It does a nice job. I am impressed.
Now, they sent this to me to look at; to check out. Use it if I like it. Use it in some videos.
They're not paying me for it. I'm doing this because I wanted to learn about the machines. I think I'll keep it.
See you next time.
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