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Hydefinition plasma cutting by Farley Laser Lab

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The hydefinition plasma arc, available from Farley LaserLab ,  has triple the energy density of conventional plasma systems. This combined with improved torch technology gives users virtually square edge cutting and the ability to cut complex profiles. The kerf width and the fluid characteristics of the plasma arc do not allow the plasma process to achieve the intricacy of the laser, however for many components cutting with laser is no advantage, and the cost difference is considerable.

The introduction of the 260amp hydefinition plasma puts the power to the plate with comparable speed and thickness capability of current 400amp systems. It achieves virtual dross free cutting from thin gauge up to 32mm (1.25"). It is suitable for beveling up to 45 degrees and is capable of cutting underwater. While giving improved cut quality and speed the torch technology has substantially improved the consumable life. Farley customers are reporting in excess of 3000 pierces from a single set of consumables.

The rail system
The Phoenix uses a very heavy duty trapezoidal rail system that provides over eight times the stability of the competitive systems and more than twice that of our other rail systems used on other Farley machines.

The drive system
The Phoenix uses the twin-pinion drive system similar to that used on the Farley Plateworking systems and other high precision gantry type milling machines. The system virtually eliminates backlash and at the same time averages out any track or rack imperfections. This drive system is powered by 3.5kW [5HP] AC servos.

The beam structure
In keeping with the basic design philosophy of all Farley machines, the beam and the side or end trucks are all fabricated as one piece, stress relieved and than machined.

The benefits of these design improvements are all expressed in both the output of the machine and the quality of the parts produced.

The Phoenix is often used in situations that compete directly with laser cutting, and because of it's far greater output, it will often win the work. That is not to say that the Phoenix can compete with laser in every situation, but where the nature of the parts is suitable, the Phoenix will make a big difference to the bottom line.

The Phoenix uses a very heavy duty trapezoidal rail system that provides over eight times the stability of the competitive systems and more than twice that of our other rail systems used on other Farley machines.The Phoenix uses the twin-pinion drive system similar to that used on the Farley Plateworking systems and other high precision gantry type milling machines.

The system virtually eliminates backlash and at the same time averages out any track or rack imperfections. This drive system is powered by 3.5kW [5HP] AC servos.In keeping with the basic design philosophy of all Farley machines, the beam and the side or end trucks are all fabricated as one piece, stress relieved and than machined.

The benefits of these design improvements are all expressed in both the output of the machine and the quality of the parts produced.The Phoenix is often used in situations that compete directly with laser cutting, and because of it's far greater output, it will often win the work. That is not to say that the Phoenix can compete with laser in every situation, but where the nature of the parts is suitable, the Phoenix will make a big difference to the bottom line.

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