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Cut with the World Leader for Integrated Plasma Software and Precision CNC Controls

Our world-class software and controls are among the most widely used in the plasma industry and can be easily tailored to drive your table as if they were made for each other. Whether you are building a new table, upgrading or retrofitting an existing one, we have the solution for you.  FlashCut CNC can provide turn-key controls for any size machine from our complete line of digital stepper or servo controls and motors.  There are many features that make FlashCut's fully integrated CAD/CAM/CNC plasma solution among the best in the world:

  • Powerful CAD with intuitive, and comprehensive drawing tools
  • Automated CAM with true-shape nesting and smart placement of lead ins and lead outs
  • Integrated Stingray® torch height control
  • Cut wizard automatically sets THC parameters based on material, thickness and consumables
  • Support for all leading brands such as Hypertherm's®  Powermax® , MaxPro®  and HPR®  series along with Thermal Dynamics®  AutoCut® , CutMaster®  and UltraCut® .
  • Automatic kerf crossing detection prevents unwanted diving during THC operation.
  • Communication with Hypertherm Powermax units for real time amperage and pressure control.
  • Support for multiple plate sensing technologies such as ohmic and pressure sensing
  • Smart 360™ hole cutting technology for cutting the truest holes in the industry - even with air plasma.
  • Automated vent zones

Benefits of Plasma Cutting

Plasma cutting is a very powerful process for high speed cutting of metal and is typically twice as fast (or more) as oxy-fuel cutting. The torch blows gas out of a nozzle at high speed, while an electric arc turns this gas into a high energy plasma.  It is typically used for cutting low-carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. It is extremely fast with a typical cutting accuracy between 0.010-0.025" (0.25-0.63 mm) which is mostly dependent on the torch being used and the accuracy of the machine. Plasma typically has a slight bevel to the cut -  between 4-5 degrees.  FlashCut CNC's Smart 360 technology is an excellent way to greatly diminish the bevel and maximize the accuracy.

Powerful CNC Controls Tailored for Plasma Cutting

We have many options for adding state of the art CNC controls, motors and cables to your plasma table.  Whether you are doing light industrial or heavy production our complete line of state of the art microstepper and closed-loop servo controls motors will drive your machine with precision, power and ease.

 

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Stingray® Torch Height Control

FlashCut’s Stingray Integrated THC reads the plasma voltage as feedback to adjust the Z axis height thousands of times a second. This system maintains a precise distance between the plasma torch and the workpiece while cutting any XY pattern at any speed, resulting in smooth edges, sharp details and higher precision. The system can inherently handle warped, bent or corrugated sheet. 


There are many advantages to integrating the Stingray®  THC with the XYZ movement, including:

  • No duplication of Z axis motion control, saving thousands of dollars over using two control systems
  • Real-time visualization of plasma voltage, height and position parameters in the CNC software interface
  • Advanced diagnostics lets you visualize THC performance via historical charts of voltage and height 
  • Precision voltage sampling ensures tracking at the optimal height on every cut, day after day
  • Optimal control and tracking of nozzle use leads to better consumable life and cut quality
  • Cut wizard automatmically sets THC parameters based on material, thickness and consumables for all of the major plasma machines including Hypertherm®, Thermal Dynamics®, and Kjellberg®
  • Automatic kerf crossing detection prevents unwanted diving during THC operation
  • Real-time THC control during feedrate changes to prevent unwanted material diving 
  • RS-485 Communications with Hypertherm Powermax® units for real time amperage and pressure control
  • Support for multiple plate sensing technologies such as ohmic, mechanical switch and servo pressure sensing
  • Precision lifter available featuring precision ball-screw drive, linear rails, stainless steel sealing and magnetic breakaway
  • Ohmic Disconnect available for the ultimate noise reduction of high frequency and high power plasma machines.

The Stingray THC system can be added to any new controller or it can be retrofitted to all existing Compact, Pro-Series or Titanium controllers using FlashCut’s unique technology. The THC kit can be configured using any of the following components for plug-and-play operation with your plasma controller:

  • Mechanical lifter
  • Torch holder with magnetic breakaway
  • Analog controller card
  • Voltage isolation box
  • Stepper or servo drive
  • Stepper or servo motor
  • All necessary cables
  • Optional ohmic disconnect for hi-def plasma

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Stingray Plasma Torch Height Control Software and Electronics Package - 35'

Add precision THC to any Flashcut control. Kit includes Software, Isolation Box and 35' Ca...
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Stingray THC Software and Electronics Package with Ohmic Disconnect Kit, Cables & Mini IO - 25'

Kit includes software, isolation box and 25' Ohmic disconnect cabling for maximum noise is...
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Stingray THC Software and Electronics Package with Ohmic Disconnect Kit, Cables & Mini IO - 50'

Kit includes software, isolation box and 50' Ohmic disconnect cabling for maximum noise is...
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Stingray THC Software and Electronics Package with Ohmic Disconnect Kit, Cables & Classic IO - 50'

Kit includes software, isolation box and 50' Ohmic disconnect cabling for maximum noise is...
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Stingray THC Software and Electronics Package with Ohmic Disconnect Kit, Cables & Classic IO - 25'

Kit includes software, isolation box and 25' Ohmic disconnect cabling for maximum noise is...
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Stingray THC Software and Electronics Package with Ohmic Disconnect Kit, Cables & Mini IO - 50' - HPR

Kit includes software, isolation box and 50' Ohmic disconnect cabling for maximum noise is...
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THC Lifter with 1.375" Torch Holder

Z Axis lifter with 8" (200 mm)  travel .  Precision ball screw driven with linear rails....
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THC Lifter with 1.75" Torch Holder

Z Axis lifter with 8" (200 mm)  travel .  Precision ball screw driven with linear rails....
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THC Lifter with 2" Torch Holder

Z Axis lifter with 8" (200 mm)  travel .  Precision ball screw driven with linear rails....

FlashCut’s intuitive, powerful and integrated CAD/CAM/CNC interface to control Hypertherm HPR plasma systems

Now you can use FlashCut’s intuitive, powerful and integrated CAD/CAM/CNC interface to control Hypertherm®  HPR®  plasma systems. The new interface has been engineered to give you seamless access to all of the HPR controls, commands and messages, so you can cut precision parts with high definition plasma quickly and easily. Our new Smart360 HCT has been engineered to cut the highest precision holes for any given gas mixture.

  • Supports HPR® 130, 260, 400, 800 Plasma Systems
  • RS-422 connection provides seamless communication between the FlashCut interface and HPR system
  • Auto-gas control for mixing the plasma and shield gases
  • GUI control of amperage and pressure
  • Separate amperage settings for ramping and full speed cutting
  • Seamlessly change from marking to cutting settings on the fly
  • Integrated cut charts for HPR® and HSD™ families
  • Precision height control using FlashCut’s Stingray® THC
  • Ohmic disconnect circuitry protects system from noise and voltage spikes
  • Compatible with FlashCut Pro-Series and Titanium Controllers
  • Real-time diagnostics shows torch status and history of error messages and important parameters

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FlashCut CAD/CAM/CNC V8 Pro for HPR Plasma

Comprehensive support for Hypertherm HPR Plasma Machines, Includes gas mixing and diagnost...
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HPR Auto Gas Communications

CAD-CAM Software add-on and cable for RS422 communications with Hypertherm HPR plasma mach...
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Stingray THC Software and Electronics Package with Ohmic Disconnect Kit, Cables & Mini IO - 50' - HPR

Kit includes software, isolation box and 50' Ohmic disconnect cabling for maximum noise is...

Smart360™ Hole Cutting Technology for Air and Hi-Def Plasma

FlashCut’s exclusive Smart360™ Hole Cutting Technology produces excellent quality holes and cutouts:

  • Works with all plasma systems cutting mild steel including air plasmas and high definition plasmas
  • Auto-recognition of small holes utilizes lower feedrates and temporarily turns off THC to prevent diving
  • Auto-calculation of kerf vs. federate creates high accuracy holes
  • Early torch turn-off prevents extraneous marks at the end of hole
  • Line-arc lead-in reduces mark at beginning of hole and ensures a uniform feedrate along the entire cutout
  • Can be used to increase the accuracy of small cutouts in addition to round holes

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Smart360 Hole Cutting Technology

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FlashCut's Pipe Cutting CAD/CAM/CNC software and controls for round and rectangular pipes

  • Easily Draw Accurate Pipe Features in CAD
    • Round, square and rectangular pipe support
    • Pipe shape wizard makes perfect cuts for mating pipes of any diameter with a multitude of joints at any angle and any size including T joints, end caps, miter joints, Y joints and through pipes
    • Pipe sizing wizard automatically sets OD, and thickness of standard pipe sizes
    • 3D solid model of pipe joints includes disassembly to preview what both sides of the joint will look like
    • Flattened view allows for easy design of custom patters of any shape including slots and text
    • “Ghost 2D views” show feature wrapping with no interruption
    • Fully rotatable solid model view

  • Tailor Toolpaths and Nest in a Snap with CAM
    • Easily nest multiples of the same or different parts, minimizing pipe or tube scrap
    • Toolpath automatically generated in CAM using parameters and cut charts from cutting head
    • Simple graphical manipulation of lead ins and lead outs
    • Embedded cut charts precisely set feedrates, cut heights, peirce times, kerf compensation and target voltages for any size pipe

  • Cut Accurate Parts With Confidence in CNC
    • G-Code automatically generated
    • Full 3D visualization of rotary toolpath in CNC module while pipe is being cut
    • Flat sheet option for cutting unwrapped pipes and tubes
    • No-Cut zones account for chuck, fixture and roller locations – preventing roller burning or jamming
    • Stingray® Torch Height Control ensures clean cuts regardless of the accuracy of the stock pipe

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FlashCut CAD/CAM/CNC V8 Pro For Pipe

Integrated CAD/CAM/CNC program that allows you to easily design, create tool paths, nest a...
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Single Axis rotary Support for CNC Machine

Adds the ability to control a full functioning rotary axis to your CNC machine....

Plasma Accessories 

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Control Pendant with Joystick

24-function and 8-direction joystick pendant with programmable functions such as jogging a...
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8 Channel Relay Box

8 Channel Relay Board with cable for connection to Signal Generator Board...
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Universal Relay Box

Convenient metal enclosure with 2 switched 110-240 VAC relays and 2 contact relays...
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35' 6 Pair Limit switch cable

Plugs directly into input port of FlashCut CNC Controller for easy connection to most inpu...
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25' 5 Pair Limit switch cable

Plugs directly into input port of FlashCut CNC Controller for easy connection to most inpu...
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Joystick Plus Pendant Board (A-la-carte feature)

8 position joystick for jogging in the XY plane including 45 degree angles....
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Programmable Pendant Board (A-la-carte feature)

Programmable matrix board that allows you to add up to 144 physical switches to your contr...
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(5) Miniature Switches

Set of 5 miniature switches for general limit or home input lines....

2D CAD/CAM Software

Go from Drawing to Toolpath to Cutting all in one Integrated CAD/CAM/CNC Program. Going from CAD to CAM to CNC has never been easier. FlashCut’s integrated CAD/CAM/CNC is more powerful than ever.  We now have two packages to choose from.  The Standard CAD/CAM makes it easy to draw a part or import it from DXF or an image and then turn it into a tool path with intelligently placed lead ins and the perfect kerf compensation... ready to cut in CNC.  The Pro adds many features such as shape library, true shape nesting, multi-sheet nesting, multi-layer color import, auto fix tool, advanced lead-in manipulation, rip cutting and many more features.

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FlashCut CAD/CAM/CNC V8 Pro for Plasma and Oxy-Fuel

Completely integrated CAD/CAM/CNC for 2D cutting with plasma or oxyfuel. Go from design to...
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FlashCut CAD/CAM/CNC V8 Standard for Plasma and Oxyfuel

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FlashCut CAD/CAM Nesting Report

The world's easiest to use 2.5D CAD and 3D CAM for milling and routing applications....

FlashCut CAD/CAM Nesting and Part Numbers

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Smart360 Hole Cutting Technology

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Collision Avoidance

CAM feature to re-route rapid moves to avoid possible tip-ups....
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FlashCut CAD/CAM/CNC V8 Pro For Pipe

Integrated CAD/CAM/CNC program that allows you to easily design, create tool paths, nest a...
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Advanced File Management (A-la-carte feature)

Lets you automatically load and run a g-code from a bar-code or folder location....
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Dynamic Vent Zones (A-la-carte feature)

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Laser Pointer and Software Support with 25ft cable (A-la-carte feature)

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Laser Pointer and Software Support with 60ft Cable (A-la-carte feature)

Laser pointer w/ 60' cable plus software support. Great for dry runs and plate alignment....
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Laser Pointer and Software Support with 35ft Cable(A-la-carte feature)

Laser pointer w/ 35' cable plus software support. Great for dry runs and plate alignment....
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Laser Pointer - Software Support (A-la-carte feature)

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RS-485 Communications with Hypertherm® Powermax® Plasma (A-la-carte feature)

Software and cable for direct RS-485 communications with Hypertherm® Powermax® plasmas ...
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Single Axis rotary Support for CNC Machine

Adds the ability to control a full functioning rotary axis to your CNC machine....
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Router Support for CNC Controls

Adds the ability to add a router head to a table that already has another cutting technolo...

FlashCut CNC Plasma Retrofits

Breathe new life into your existing Plasma Table. FlashCut CNC retrofits are simple and powerful. In most cases you will be up and running within a day with the latest and greatest integrated FlashCut CAD/CAM/CNC and torch height control technology. Retrofits save you time and money with more productivity and less maintenance. The cost of a retrofit in most cases is a more economical solution than buying a new table.

We have successfully upgraded thousands of machines like Torchmate®, C&G®, Messer®, Koike®,  Lockformer®, MultiCAM®, Vicon®, EZ-Cut®, Baileigh®, Dynatorch®  and machines from many other CNC plasma manufactures.  Whether their machine was brand new or older, these machine owners saw the value of a FlashCut upgrade to replace the software and controls originally supplied by Burney®, Promotion® and Hypertherm® to name a few.

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