Thank you for choosing STV®CNC.

STV®CNC is your single-source role model manufacturer trusted by thousands of fabricators globally. Our 50,000 sq. ft. Facility Headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada is home to factory-direct pricing, transparency & solutions you can depend on. With a solid track record of consistent delivery & customer support, we offer Industry Standard Production Tables built on rich beliefs of committed hard work & delivery with intent to “Bring Manufacturing Back Home” to the States. Aside from this, we are also a proud OEM Distributor for all Hypertherm® products, accessories, consumables all available at our online hub. https://stvcnc.com/hypertherm-consumable-hub/ 

The following document should open a checklist of itemized steps to follow in getting started.

Pre-Delivery On-Site Requirements

ON-SITE PREREQUISITES 01

REQUIRED: SAFETY

SAFETY ( Click Here )

Follow all Safety Precautions found in your Hypertherm® Unit’s Safety Guide. 

On Site Ventilation: Consider installing a Dust Removal system or On-site Ventilation System.

Hands: Work Gloves to help handle any cuts that may still be hot and the transferring of metal sheets in production.

Eyes & Ears: Consider Eye protection from any debris, Plasma Cutting glare or sparks. PPE: Eye & Ear Protection, PPE: Respirator

WATCH SAFETY VIDEO

READ SAFETY ARTICLE

ACCESS YOUR HYPERTHERM® MANUAL

ON-SITE PREREQUISITES 02

REQUIRED: POWER

POWER ( Click Here )

Set your table in a direction and an area in your shop where you have a pre-planned layout knowing what side of the table you will be loading stock materials onto. Your Table, Computer & Plasma Cutter will also need to be placed near a Power source for 110 VAC for Control Box/Electronics & 220-600 VAC for the Plasma Cutting System. Please make sure you have install an on-site 8’ foot Earth Grounding Rod to prevent interference, avoid material waste & any possible mechanical ghost movements that interference may cause. 

IMPORTANT: See the “INTERFERENCE” Section below for more information on this topic on best practices in prevention.

ON-SITE PREREQUISITES 03

REQUIRED: AIR SUPPLY

Consider Installing a Air Supply System and accessories on-site along with your table.

AIR COMPRESSOR ( Click Here )

The plasma cutting unit will require a certain amount of air pressure and flow to operate correctly. The most accurate recommendation will come from the plasma cutting unit’s manufacturer. For example, the Hypertherm® Powermax65/85/105 manual suggests 210 slpm (450 scfh, 7.5 scfm) at a minimum 5.9 bar (85 psi).

Source an Air Compressor with a minimum of: Capable of 6 SCFM at 90 PSI. Make sure your air compressor is supplying above 90 Psi into the Hypertherm® Plasma System; usual suggestions dictate pressure to be set between 100-120 psi. Anything lower than 85 psi can result in the loss of arc. Anything higher than 130 psi can damage components in the plasma cutting unit. Make sure you are free of possible condensation, contaminated air, moisture or oil in your air lines/filters.

For occasional hobby project cutting, a compressor with a SCFM rating slightly higher than the minimum requirement listed in your owner’s manual will be adequate. If you tend to have a higher level of production in cutting, or plan to cut thick plate, it is recommended to use a compressor that is 1.5 to 2 times the plasma system’s requirement.

When thinking about air quality, most people only focus on the plasma cutter air compressor and do not consider what happens to the air after it leaves the compressor. That’s an issue because as the air travels from the compressor to the tool it is intended for, it will often absorb condensation from the air line.

If you are powering more than one tool from a single line, you can also have a situation where oil will back-feed into the line, passing the contaminant downstream. By the time the air reaches the Powermax®, it is no longer clean and dry. To prevent this humid and dirty air from getting into your system, it is important to filter it twice – once at the compressor and a second time at the Powermax gas inlet. And although it is an extra expense, this second filter will save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars, by extending the life of your consumables, torch, and power supply. In addition, it will improve your cut quality saving you time on secondary operations. 

AIR DRYER ( Click Here )

Source a refrigerated air dryer or a desiccant filter system that will match your compressor specs. It is recommended to have an air drying system to ensure clean, dry air output to your plasma cutter. The air dryer helps clear the line from water and humidity between the air compressor and the plasma cutter. This will improve your cut quality and extend the life of the torch consumables.

AIR FILTERS ( Click Here )

Make sure you have clean and dry air. This is especially important in areas with humid weather, as this excess moisture will easily make its way into your air compressor tank and air lines. If this should be the case, it is suggested to drain your tank at least once a day or better yet, installing an automatic drain system. In addition, you may want to add a second filter (in addition to the filter already inside your plasma unit) at least 20 feet downstream of the compressor, to help collect some of this mois-ture. If you plan to use your system a lot – in a production environment, for example – or live in an area with extreme humidity, then you may need to use a refrigerated air dryer or desiccant filter system to remove moisture.

ON-SITE PREREQUISITES 04

REQUIRED: GROUNDING

Grounding is essential to prevent any on-site interference that may cause unforseen delays and material loss in production.

INTERFERENCE ( Click Here )

Separate of your Cutter’s Ground Clamp, we recommend the installation of an 8′ foot Earth Grounding Rod to prevent/reduce the chance of interference from excess current that the plasma cutting unit may produce. Not only will it help prevent interference but also avoid any material waste & any possible mechanical ghost movements that interference may cause. 

Cable Management: 

For best practice in Cable organization  management, we recommend using “Zip ties”, as they help keep cables organized & prevent interference. Make sure to UNCOIL your cables. This includes the excess of your Torch cable lead, the PC cable and Grounding Work Lead Clamp. Look out for any cables that may be coiled up or cables that cross over each other. Signals tend to cross between cables & cause interference.

Loss/Crossing of Signal: 

To avoid loss of signal, make sure Ground Cable is not coiled up. Make sure that your “Torch’s Cable” does not touch the Z-Motor at the top of your Z-Axis Head. Make sure your “USB Cable” that comes out of your control box to the computer does not cross signals as well.

Ground Clamp: 

Separate from your on-site 8 foot grounding rod, If you purchased a Hypertherm® unit with us, in your box you will find your Hypertherm® Ground Clamp. Make sure the Ground cable that travels from the front of your Hypertherm® System is clamped to the waterbed of the table. You may also clip the ground cable directly to the workpiece as you see fit. An exemplary grounding grip point is the edge of the water pan, between the last slat and the frame of the table. To help prevent conductivity and interference, you may need to consider installing an 8′ foot Earth Grounding Rod. Follow your Hypertherm’s Manual to follow your ground clamp’s proper install and usage. Once a month Inspect ground and work lead connections. Verify that all plasma cutter components are individually grounded to a driven earth ground and that your work lead connection—especially the connection at your cutting table—is clean and tight. You don’t want any paint, oil, or dirt on the connection as you need a clean metal-to-metal contact.

IMPORTANT: Make sure your Plasma Cutter has a minimum of 6′ feet in distance from the computer and control box. To avoid electrical noise interference, it is desirable to properly allow a distance of 6’ feet between your Hypertherm® System & your computer.Keeping your devices on wood or rubber, will help prevent conductivity.

ON-SITE PREREQUISITES 05

REQUIRED: ADD-ONS

Important: Many Table Owners have a wide range of custom setup & on-site preferences. You will be required to source a TV/Monitor Display, wireless keyboard & mouse for your computer.

ACCESSORIES ( Click Here )

As a main source, we also stock Genuine Hypertherm® Products like Non-SYNC Consumables, SYNC Cartridges, Plasma Guard STV® for your water table & even Powerstation Carts for your on-site mobility. Click the Tab below to shop add-ons and accessories.

Shop Non-SYNC Hypertherm® Consumables
Shop Hypertherm® SYNC Cartridges
Shop Powerstation Cart
Shop Anti-Rust Solution Additive
Shop All ADD-ONS

Starter Guide: Table Instructions

CHECKPOINT 01

CONFIRMATION

EMAIL CONFIRMATION ( Click Here )

After your Purchase/Financing approval, you will receive a Delivery Email Confirmation with the following:

☑️ Purchase Order Invoice

☑️ Shipping Confirmation

☑️ Owners Access Link

CHECKPOINT 02

SHIPPING

SHIPPING ( Click Here )

Tables ship from our 50,000 sq. ft. Las Vegas facility on a flatbed, safely tarped & strapped direct to your Location.

NOTE: You have the free option of picking up your table at our facility. Schedule with your Sales agent for Pickup Day/Time. For Self-Pickup, please have ready “TARPS & STRAPS” for securing and protecting your load against the elements. An ideal flatbed trailer “without fenders” will work. Any concerns on your trailer meeting requirements, please confirm with your sales agent for further details.

STV®CNC Headquarters:

6160 N. Hollywood Blvd. #110, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 89115

CHECKPOINT 03

UNLOADING

Instructions on what to have ready before the Delivery Transportation arrives.

UNLOADING ( Click Here )

When receiving your table delivery, have a forklift & two 4×4 wood beams ready on site on the day of delivery to unload the table off the delivery flatbed.

NOTE: 20’+ foot tables will require two forklifts & four 4×4 wood beams.

CHECKPOINT 04

INSPECT

Instructions on what to do upon receiving your Table on-site and steps to follow before the Delivery Transportation leaves.

INSPECT ( Click Here )

Upon receiving your table, Inspect the delivery and Notate it on the Bill of Lading (BOL) / Delivery Receipt & Share any damages you see with your STV® Sales Agent.

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INSTALL ( Click Here )

TABLE TYPE: If you are NOT installing your table as of yet, bring your table indoors to safeguard it from any weathered outdoor environments. This is an INDOOR Table. Not recommended for outdoors or exposure to an outdoor environment.

TABLE DIRECTION: Set your table in a direction and an area in your shop where you have a pre-planned layout knowing what side of the table you will be loading metal sheets into.

TABLE LOCATION: Your Table, Computer & Plasma Cutter will also need to be placed near a Power source for 110 VAC for Control Box/Electronics & 220-600 VAC for Plasma Cutting System.

TABLE INTERFERENCE: Depending on your shops needs to prevent interference, you may have to install an 8 foot Earth Grounding Rod. We recommend installing the earth grounding rod to avoid material waste & any possible mechanical ghost movements that interference may cause.

CHECKPOINT 05

UNWRAPPING

Remove the protective wrapping on your Table.

CABLE TRACK CLIPS ( Click Here )

Removing the Cable Track Clips: 

To install your torch into your cable tracks you will need to begin by removing the Cable Track Clips. For each cable track clip, slide the clip to one end of its slot and with an adjustable wrench tuck the wrench tooth under the clip and gently pry open the clip to prevent from breaking the clips’ locking tabs. You can also use a 1/8” inch tip flat screwdriver to pry open the clips as well.

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TORCH LEAD ( Click Here )

Inserting the Torch into the Cable Tracks: 

If you purchased a Hypertherm® Unit with us, you will have to open the upper and side cable track clips to insert the Hypertherm® Mechanized Torch. First, insert and lock your Torch into the clamp system on the head making sure to set the torch’s tip to be 7.5” inches from the bottom clamp. Open the cable track clips to run your mechanized torch’s cable through the upper cable tracks behind the head and then through the cable track on the lower left side of the table. Confirm your Plasma Cutting Unit is OFF & Unplugged from any power source. Once it has passed through both cable tracks connect the torch lead to your Unit, making sure you do not coil the torch cable. Follow Instructions for your Hypertherm® Unit in the Manual Guide that was provided alongside for any additional setup/preparation your Unit may require.

IMPORTANT: Make sure your Plasma Cutter has a minimum of 6′ feet in distance from the computer and control box. To avoid electrical noise interference, it is desirable to properly allow a distance of 6’ feet between your Hypertherm® System & your computer. Keeping your devices on wood or rubber, will help prevent conductivity.

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CHECKPOINT 06

WATER TABLE

Protect your Water Table with an anti-rust additive solution to prevent rust & debris while offering a cooling process that lessens warping of materials and the presence of fumes in your workshop.

ANTI-RUST SOLUTION ( Click Here )

If you have purchased our Plasma Guard STV®, an Anti-Rust Solution, you will find Dilution Ratios, SDS Sheets and instructions available on the link below. The 5-Gallon Plasma Guard STV® is the ideal product to protect your STV®CNC Plasma Table’s water pans, slats and the materials you cut. When concentration levels are maintained correctly, the anti-rust solution prevents rust and debris while offering a cooling process that lessens warping of materials and the presence of fumes in your workshop.

Shop Anti-Rust Solution Additive

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WATER LEVELS ( Click Here )

Water Levels: 

The recommended water level for your STV®CNC Plasma table should be right below the slats as shown in the picture. Adding Plasma Guard STV® will help extend the life of your water pans and prevent rust, debris and excess fumes. Knowing evaporation will occur, maintaining an acceptable level of water or submerging your material in water during a cut will help keep the material cool, minimize warping of your metal sheet, reduce the amount of excess fumes and decrease the noise emitted by the Hypertherm® torch.

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WATER PAN VOLUME ( Click Here )

Know your Water pan Volume: 

2 × 4 – 21.84 Gallons

4 x 4 – 43.68 Gallons

5 × 5 – 68.18 Gallons

4 × 8 – 87.36 Gallons

5 x 10 – 136.36 Gallons

6 × 12 – 167.24 Gallons

FLAT BAR SLATS ( Click Here )

Your Table comes with a complete set of flatbar slats (1.5″ inch tall x 1/8″ in. thick) Below are Flatbar slat lengths and a step-by-step slat installation guide. 

Flatbar Slats Lengths: 

4 x 4:  51″ inches in length

5 × 5:  60″ inches in length

4 × 8:  51″ inches in length

5 x 10:  60″ inches in length

6 × 12:  70″ inches in length

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WATER AGITATION ( Click Here )

Cutting Various Metals: 

We highly recommend “Water Agitation” if one cuts a wide variety of materials in their plasma table, to install a water filtration system that agitates the water. Install an Aerator, Bubble Muffler or Water Filtration System for Surface Agitation, Oxygenation & Water bed Gas Dissipation. Clean any submerged, cumulative surface areas or Hydrogen gas trapped pockets of Aluminum particles in your water bed. (especially prevention against the mixing of aluminum particles with mild steel particles in your water bed.) 

CLEANING TIME ( Click Here )

Cleaning: 

Cleaning time is usually between 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on what water pan coating you have chosen to apply. It may take longer if water pans are bare.

  • How do Table Owners prep their water pans for easy cleaning? Many of our Table Owners have chosen to coat their water pans in different ways with: POR 15, & high temp (high aluminum) silver paint, Marine Grade Epoxy, Duralux Marine Primer & Paint, Powder Coating, Powder Coating with Anode rods, Ospho & copper-infused boat bottom paint, Water District 3M Powder Coat product, 1/8″ thick layer of Flex Seal.
  • WD-40 & Scouring pads & Microfiber Towels: Assists in table maintenance and cleaning.
  • Lithium Grease Blend (EP00 or EP000) & an Ares Grease Gun Kit: Assists in table maintenance for Carriage bearings.
  • Water Pump: Assists in table maintenance and water removal.
  • Other tools for Cleaning: Tools many Table Owners have used: Needle Scaler, Scraper, Wire Wheel, Weed burner, Wet Sand Blasting, Shop Vacuum, evaporative cooler pump, Red Tip Pressure Washer.

Starter Guide: Connections

CHECKPOINT 07

CONNECTIONS

Important: Many Table Owners have a wide range of custom setup & on-site preferences. Depending on your chosen software you will be required to source the following:

MYPLASM CNC SOFTWARE ( Click Here )

MyPlasm CNC Software

If your Table is equipped with Proma MyPlasm CNC Software you will be required to source the following: 

➤ Minimum of 3 GHz Desktop Computer or Laptop, Windows XP or newer with 16 GB RAM, 250 MB storage, 2 USB ports. This computer will be used to install the MyPlasm Software.

Connections as followed:

01. Connect USB Cable from Computer to the Control Box

02. Connect Control Box Power Cable from backside of the Control Box to 110VAC POWER

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OPTIMUM CNC SOFTWARE ( Click Here )

Optimum CNC Software

If your Table is equipped with Optimum CNC Software you will be required to source the following:

➤ Monitor TV with HDMI cable port connection

➤ Wireless Mouse

➤ Wireless Keyboard

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Connections as followed:

01. Connect Dual Antennas onto sides of Mini PC

02. Connect the Mini PC Power Supply Cable from backside of MiniPC to 110VAC POWER

03. Connect Monitor TV with HDMI cable to Mini PC

04. Connect Monitor TV Power cable to 110VAC POWER

05. Connect Wireless Mouse USB to the Mini PC

06. Connect Wireless Keyboard USB to the Mini PC

07. Connect Ethernet Cable from MiniPC to the back of Control Box

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CHECKPOINT 08

OHMIC SENSOR

OHMIC SENSOR CABLE ( Click Here )

On the Head of your table you will find a ”White cable”; this is your Ohmic Sensor cable to be used for DRY CUT operations. The Ohmic Sensor is a secondary material detection. If you are planning to operate with water, you can detach the white cable and put it away for safe keeping. Hypertherm® Systems come with ohmic rings to attach to your torch that assist in attaching your Ohmic Sensor Cable.

IMPORTANT: For Non-Sync Hypertherm® Systems, you will be required to purchase a Hypertherm® Consumable #220993 on our website to attach your Ohmic Sensor White Cable to.

Click here to go to our Consumable Hub.

OPTIMUM OHMIC SENSING DIAL ( Click Here )

This Dial is found on First Generation Optimum Software-Based Plasma Tables, found at the front bottom of your control box. Newer Tables have this feature in the Optimum CNC Control Software.

Ohmic Sensing Objective: The Torch needs to detect the material. The Dial Knob helps adjust the amount of Limiting voltage down (limiting the force of voltage) for Non-Conductive material, flakes, rust, water and work environments.

TURN DOWN for less sensitivity in detecting.

TURN DOWN if WATER splashing falsely triggers the ohmic sensiting.

TURN UP for a higher sensitivity reading more.

TURN UP Dial knob to sense the RUST on steel.

TURN DOWN to avoid falsely triggered alerts, turn up higher to read thru non-conductive materials.

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OPTIMUM OHMIC SENSING ( Click Here )

This Feature is found under the MENU button within the Optimum Software-Based Plasma Tables.

Ohmic Sensing Objective: The Torch needs to detect the material. The Dial Knob helps adjust the amount of Limiting voltage down (limiting the force of voltage) for Non-Conductive material, flakes, rust, water and work environments.

TURN DOWN for less sensitivity in detecting.

TURN DOWN if WATER splashing falsely triggers the ohmic sensiting.

TURN UP for a higher sensitivity reading more.

TURN UP Dial knob to sense the RUST on steel.

TURN DOWN to avoid falsely triggered alerts, turn up higher to read thru non-conductive materials.

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CHECKPOINT 09

CPC INTERFACE CABLE

Ensure you have the correct CPC Interface Cable and the instructions for installation:

CABLE TYPES ( Click Here )

We manufacture 3 types of CPC Interface Cables to apply to your plasma cutter:

➤ CPC Interface Cable for Hypertherm® Non-SYNC. (4-PIN)

➤ CPC Interface Cable for Hypertherm® SYNC. (6-PIN)

➤ Open-ended CPC Interface Cable for Plasma Cutters that are not Hypertherm®. (This will require some communication & wiring installation with the Plasma Cutter Manufacturer.)

IMPORTANT: CPC Interface Cables are FREE of charge only when purchasing a Hypertherm® Unit with STV®CNC Automation Solutions. If you have your own plasma cutter with mechanized torch, it would be recommended you check with your STV® Sales Team Member for the correct CPC Interface Cable you require for your system.

CPC INTERFACE CABLE ( Click Here )

We produce the handcrafted wiring necessary to connect specifically to the CPC port. This CPC interface cable, labeled as the “P-Cable”, gives the controller the capability to start and stop the arc on the torch as well as monitor voltage outputs for the torch height control.

Making sure your plasma cutting unit is OFF, connect your P-Cable (CPC Interface Cable) from the “P-port” found on the back side of your STV®CNC Control Box out to the back side of your plasma system. 

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Attention: If you purchased a New Plasma Cutter with us, your purchase includes the necessary Mechanized Torch & STV®CNC CPC Interface Cable that applies along with the unit. If you did not purchase a Hypertherm® cutter with us, then you will need to speak with your STV® Sales Agent to obtain a CPC Interface Cable that works directly with your cutting unit. For the Optimum Control System, the plasma interface cable also has an “arc ready” signal which the control system uses to determine when the plasma arc has been ignited.  We configure our controllers to receive a divided voltage signal from the plasma arc to regulate torch height via the THC system. A raw arc voltage can be used, however, it is necessary to make a wiring change inside the control box. If you are not sure about the output of your plasma cutter, please contact our tech support team for further assistance. stvcnc.com/support

NON-HYPERTHERM ( Click Here )

Please check your Owners Access Link and Review the “Plasma Cutter folder” for “CPC PIN CONNECTOR” Instructions for Non-Hypertherm Plasma Cutters. 

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Attention: We would recommend you validate and check with a Professional & Certified Electrician for Electrical Setup and changes and confirming with your Plasma Cutting Unit Manufacturer before performing any work on your unit. The safest recommendation is purchasing a CPC cable with STV®CNC by calling 1-888-701-7101.

CHECKPOINT 10

HYPERTHERM®

PLASMA CUTTER ( Click Here )

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NON-SYNC CONSUMABLES ( Click Here )

Mechanized cartridges provide optimal production performance when cutting. Exceeding optimal thickness range can result in decreases in speed and cut quality. To maximize cartridge life and performance select the correct amperage cartridge for the workpiece you are cutting.

Click here to purchase Non-SYNC Consumables

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FineCut® consumables are ideal for cutting intricate, fine-featured shapes out of thin sheet metal. These specialty consumables are specifically engineered to provide squarer edges, tighter tolerances, and a narrower kerf on thin metals.

FineCut® consumables work with both hand-held and machine-mounted Powermax® plasma torches. If cutting by hand, FineCut® usage is straightforward, just install the consumables and start cutting. Although consumable installation and the plasma process are similar for the machine torch, the CNC machine capabilities ultimately determine the level of cut quality that can be achieved.

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SYNC CARTRIDGES ( Click Here )

Mechanized cartridges provide optimal production performance when cutting. Exceeding optimal thickness range can result in decreases in speed and cut quality. To maximize cartridge life and performance select the correct amperage cartridge for the workpiece you are cutting.

Click here to purchase SYNC Cartridges.

CARTRIDGE LIFE:

  • Cartridge lasts up to twice as long when hand cutting and provides improved cut quality for mechanized torch simpler ordering and inventory management
  • Traditional consumable pieces wear out at different times/rates

VERSATILITY & CONTROL:

  • Avoid having to stock 5 different consumable parts on hand
  • After a quick install onto the torch, system automatically sets the correct amperage without guessing, sets air pressure and goes into cutting mode.
  • SYNC torch has built-in controls which allow the operator to adjust the amperage and turn the torch on and off without returning to the power supply.
  • Alleviates the process of training on-site employees on usage
  • Ability to swap out for other cutting styles: Drag cutting, Bevel cutting, Fine feature cutting, Flush cutting, Extended reach cutting, Gouging

ALERTS & DATA:

  • Cartridge Reader allows to analyze performance for starts, transfers, arc-on time, and other valuable cartridge data from the cut job into your project cost analysis for customers
  • Cartridge notifies 1st and 2nd end of life alerts.
  • Cartridge data can help you spot issues early on before consumable life is impacted or a specific project mid cut.

TROUBLESHOOTING:

  • Reduce inspection time with consumables
  • Reduce troubleshooting down to one cartridge piece, instead of 5 pieces in the correct order.

This section answers questions and phrases like: Why are sync cartridges better? Why are Hypertherm sync consumables better? compare sync consumables; standard consumables versus sync cartridges; hypertherm consumable comparison of old and new sync cartridges; benefits of sync consumables; one piece cartridge versus consumables; sync system torch consumable compare; sync cut quality; consumable life; powermax consumable troubleshooting for sync cartridges

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CARTRIDGE READER ( Click Here )

The Hypertherm® cartridge reader works with the Powermax SYNC™ cartridge reader app to provide a simple process for reviewing data stored in Hypertherm® cartridges. The cartridge reader fits into the cartridge and works with the near-field communication (NFC) antenna of your mobile device to transfer data stored in the cartridge into the app. Data in the app can then be imported into the cartridge excel data analysis tool, or a customer created tool, to analyze performance for starts, transfers, arc-on time, and other valuable cartridge data. Analysis of this data helps customers better understand cartridge utilization and identify operator training opportunities.

The Powermax SYNC cartridge reader app can be downloaded from most popular app stores.

Click here to purchase SYNC Cartridge Reader.

Click here to download SYNC Cartridge Reader APP.

Click here to watch how to use your Cartridge Reader.

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CUT CHARTS ( Click Here )

Starter Guide: Table Owner's Access

CHECKPOINT 11

VIDEO TUTORIALS

VIDEOS ( Click Here )

Optimum™ CNC is the All-New Global Production Platform for Unified CNC Industrialists.

Click here to view the Optimum CNC Video Tutorials for Operation, Features & Software.

CHECKPOINT 12

ACCESS LINK

After your Purchase/Financing approval, you received an Email with the Owners Access Link. The Link contains the following:

☑️ Owners Documents

☑️ Manuals

☑️ DXF Library

☑️ Tutorial Videos

☑️ Maintenance & Tips

☑️ Design Software & Art Session Tutorials

CHECKPOINT 13

UPDATES

Important: Depending on your chosen software you can follow these steps:

MYPLASM CNC SOFTWARE ( Click Here )

MyPlasm CNC Software

If your Table is equipped with Proma MyPlasm CNC Software you will be updating software in this fashion: 

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OPTIMUM CNC SOFTWARE ( Click Here )

Optimum CNC Software

If your Table is equipped with Optimum CNC Software you will update your system as followed:

Click here for How to Update

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CHECKPOINT 14

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

Important: This is a Positive & Private Community focused on Tech Support, Table Operation & Table Owner Networking, great for troubleshooting, learning curves & interaction with real-world plasma cutting professionals. 

MYPLASM CNC COMMUNITY( Click Here )

This Owner’s Group is dedicated solely to STV®CNC Plasma Table Owners with Proma MyPlasm CNC Control System to discuss tips and tricks with other owners, share settings, quicken their learning curve, troubleshoot, access after-purchase cut files / documents and get direct support with solutions. Not a member yet? After Your Purchase, request to join our group. Please have your Purchase Invoice ready. Any additional questions, call 1-888-701-7101.

Access the Proma MyPlasm CNC Private Facebook Community.

OPTIMUM CNC COMMUNITY( Click Here )

This Owner’s Group is dedicated solely to STV®CNC Plasma Table Owners with Optimum CNC Control Systems to discuss tips and tricks with other owners, share settings, quicken their learning curve, troubleshoot, access after-purchase cut files / documents and get direct support with solutions. Not a member yet? After Your Purchase, request to join our group. Please have your Purchase Invoice ready. Any additional questions, call 1-888-701-7101.

Access the Optimum CNC Private Facebook Community.

Tech Support

CHECKPOINT 15

WARRANTY

TBA ( Click Here )

CHECKPOINT 16

REPLACEMENT PARTS

TABLE PARTS ( Click Here )

We produce the handcrafted wiring necessary to connect specifically to the CPC port. This CPC interface cable, labeled as the “P-Cable”, gives the controller the capability to start and stop the arc on the torch as well as monitor voltage outputs for the torch height control.

Connect your P-Cable from your plasma system to the STV®CNC Control Box. 

If you purchased a New Plasma Cutter with us, your purchase includes the necessary Mechanized Torch & STV®CNC CPC Interface Cable that applies along with the unit. If you did not purchase a Hypertherm® cutter with us, then you will need to speak with your STV® Sales Agent to obtain a CPC Interface Cable that works directly with your cutting unit.

IMPORTANT: For the Optimum control system, the plasma interface cable also has an “arc ready” signal which the control system uses to determine when the plasma arc has been ignited.  We configure our controllers to receive a divided voltage signal from the plasma arc to regulate torch height via the THC system. A raw arc voltage can be used, however, it is necessary to make a wiring change inside the control box. If you are not sure about the output of your plasma cutter, please contact our tech support team for further assistance.

HYPERTHERM® PARTS ( Click Here )

We produce the handcrafted wiring necessary to connect specifically to the CPC port. This CPC interface cable, labeled as the “P-Cable”, gives the controller the capability to start and stop the arc on the torch as well as monitor voltage outputs for the torch height control.

Connect your P-Cable from your plasma system to the STV®CNC Control Box. 

If you purchased a New Plasma Cutter with us, your purchase includes the necessary Mechanized Torch & STV®CNC CPC Interface Cable that applies along with the unit. If you did not purchase a Hypertherm® cutter with us, then you will need to speak with your STV® Sales Agent to obtain a CPC Interface Cable that works directly with your cutting unit.

IMPORTANT: For the Optimum control system, the plasma interface cable also has an “arc ready” signal which the control system uses to determine when the plasma arc has been ignited.  We configure our controllers to receive a divided voltage signal from the plasma arc to regulate torch height via the THC system. A raw arc voltage can be used, however, it is necessary to make a wiring change inside the control box. If you are not sure about the output of your plasma cutter, please contact our tech support team for further assistance.

CHECKPOINT 17

TECH SUPPORT

Our STV® PRO Tables are backed by our Golden Prestige℠ Tech Support.

LIVE SUPPORT ( Click Here )

Table & Software Dedicated Live Support

Our STV® Team Members are knowledgeable in troubleshooting topics on Table Operation, maintenance & software during business hours. We love to dedicate our full attention to troubleshooting. You can fill out the Support Ticket at www.stvcnc.com/support and we’ll contact you directly with the solutions to meet your needs. We’re available via phone with Tech Agents on queue, feel free to call 1-855-930-1122. You also will have additional support via our Private Nationwide Facebook Community.

AFTER HOURS ( Click Here )

Nationwide After Hours Active Networking Community

We currently have over 2,000+ savy and successful Plasma Table Owners who spread across various industries. The Facebook Private Community is healthy, positive and always forward moving for improvement & growth.

TROUBLESHOOTING ( Click Here )

Troubleshooting Step-by-step Instructional Videos

We want to make sure we speed up you and your team’s learning curve. We’ve made sure to produce helpful step-by-step tutorial video sessions to make that happen. More than happy to continue troubleshooting after.

REPLACEMENTS ( Click Here )

Source for Stocked Replacement Parts & Hypertherm® Product Support

STV®CNC is a proud OEM Distributor for all Hypertherm® products, including Plasma Cutting Units, consumables, cartridges & accessories. We also provide tech support for Hypertherm® products before escalation.

GUIDANCE ( Click Here )

Fabrication Guidance in CNC and Shop

Our STV® Team Members are knowledgeable with industrial guidance for table operation protocols at your shop.

LEARNING CURVE ( Click Here )

Support for Learning Curve Improvements in becoming Table & Software Proficient

Time is essential in getting you up and running on the basics for table operation, software and daily tasks. After watching our tutorial videos, we are here for any one-on-one phone calls or remote assistance where all support ends with solutions.

DOWN-TIME ( Click Here )

Full Support For Preventive Down-time, Table Maintenance, Operation & Software

Issues happen & we’re here for you. Within your warranty, we can quickly ship out components that may have failed over extensive wear & tear. Our table components are always in-stock and affordable even after your warranty has expired.

Troubleshooting? Contact Tech Support at www.stvcnc.com/support
or call us direct at 1-888-701-7101

CHECKPOINT 17

CONTACT US

To improve support and assistance, Save our phone number in your contacts: 

1-888-701-7101

Click on the button below for support ticket, directions & office hours. 
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TECH SUPPORT

Submit a Technical Support Ticket

CONTACT US

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Table Maintenance

CHECKPOINT 18

TABLE MAINTENANCE

Maintain table & wipe linear guides down with WD-40 and scouring pads regularly. Grease as needed. Below are Table areas and their maintenance instructions.

Linear Guide Rails & Gear Racks ( Click Here )

Make sure to spray the Linear Guide Rails and also in-between the carriages with WD-40. Use scouring pads and Wipe down clean. Clean and Lubricate. WD-40 can be used, moderately, as a cleaning agent when removing dirt and debris from bearing tracks and gear racks. Wipe rails down with a microfiber towel, removing any excess product. Once the rails are thoroughly cleaned, you will need to lubricate.

We recommend using a Lithium Grease Blend (EP00 or EP000) with an Ares Grease Gun Kit. The carriages on the table will have grease zerk fittings that will allow you to grease them directly. An alternative would be to put a few splotches of grease on the rails, and maneuver the axis’ back and forth. The carriages will take in as much grease as they need, as well as lubricate the rails.

The gear rack does not need to be greased, if cleaned thoroughly with WD-40, and wiped down. Make sure to spray the Gear Racks with WD-40 and wipe down clean. Take time to brush the Gear Rack teeth with a wire brush. 

Linear Guide Shields ( Click Here )

The Linear Guide Shields are installed on the inner portion of the side plates. The Inner guard deflects debris and protects the dual carriages and linear guide rails. Wipe these down clean with WD-40 and a microfiber towel.

Carriages WITH Grease Fittings ( Click Here )

The ball-bearing DUAL CARRIAGES on each side of the gantry help for gliding fluidity and run across a solid set of two linear guides. Be cautious when cleaning your Carriages, tipping the carriage may release ball bearings from within. Grease all carriages “WITH” grease fittings with 1-2 pumps of Multi-Purpose Liquid Grease. We recommend using a Lithium Grease Blend (EP00 or EP000) with an Ares Grease Gun Kit. 

Carriages WITHOUT Grease Fittings ( Click Here )

The ball-bearing DUAL CARRIAGES on each side of the gantry help for gliding fluidity and run across a solid set of two linear guides. Be cautious when cleaning your Carriages, tipping the carriage may release ball bearings from within. For carriages “WITHOUT” grease fittings, remove the center screw. Insert 1-2 pumps of Multi- Purpose Liquid Grease inside and replace screw.  

Sensors & Switches ( Click Here )

You can use alcohol wipes/prep pads, or an electrical contact cleaner to clean off the blue portion of the proximity sensors. Do not over saturate the sensors, or spray contact cleaner directly on the sensors. After cleaning, wipe off any excess product with a microfiber towel. To test the Proximity switches, hold a piece of metallic material against the blue portion of the sensor. A red LED should light up on the end of each sensor when tripped. If you don’t get the red LED or the error message, inspect the wiring to ensure there is a good connection, then contact us at stvcnc.com/support. The Limit Switch (L Cable) or Floating Head Switch / Material Detection Switch ensures where material is located and protects from misfires off of the metal. The Collision Switch connects into the Magnetic Breakaway, tripping the collision sensor when the torch breaks off. Test the Material Detection Switch (Floating Head Switch), by manually lifting up on the torch mount. If you lift up on the mount and hold it, the torch icon in MyPlasm should display a red and white arrow overlaying the icon. If you get the arrow, the switch is functioning properly. If you do not get the arrow, inspect the wiring harness for the switch to ensure there is no damage. Not working? Contact us at stvcnc.com/support

Z-Axis Ball Lead Screw ( Click Here )

The Z-Axis is a work of Engineering Art with its multifaceted abilities to expand to upgraded features like a Magnetic Breakaway, Gear Reduction and future concept attachments we have in mind. The Triple Linear Guides and Dual Motors across the X-Axis Gantry and the Z-Axis convey a complete sense of Engineering Ingenuity as all the components work in unison to offer a top of the line product. The Billet Precision Ball Lead Screw allows the THC to rapidly and smoothly perform on point maneuverability and provide excellent results.

Make sure to spray the Z-Axis Ball Lead Screw with WD-40. Wipe down nice and clean. Lube it up with Multi-Purpose Liquid Grease. Make sure all lead spirals have grease on them. 

Magnetic Breakaway ( Click Here )

The STV®CNC Magnetic Breakaway Kit prevents any unforeseen discarded production pieces from interrupting the path of your moving Torch, possible damage to your Z-Axis, Gantry calibration or the ability to continue your cut afterwards. The Kit is designed, manufactured, assembled & tested in-house. Upon start up, each day, it is important to test the safety switches on the table before cutting. Separate the magnetic break away plates, by pulling the torch away from the mount. This will trip the red button collision switch. You should see an error message in the top 
left hand portion of the cut screen stating “Collision/ Z-Limit”. If you see the error message, the collision switch is working properly. Not working? Contact us at stvcnc.com/support.

Water Pans ( Click Here )

Cleaning Time:  Usually takes between 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on what water pan coating you have chosen to apply. It may take longer if water pans are bare. 

  • How do Table Owners prep their water pans for easy cleaning? Many of our Table Owners have chosen to coat their water pans in different ways with: POR 15, & high temp (high aluminum) silver paint, Marine Grade Epoxy, Duralux Marine Primer & Paint, Powder Coating, Powder Coating with Anode rods, Ospho & copper-infused boat bottom paint, Water District 3M Powder Coat product, 1/8″ thick layer of Flex Seal. 
  • Water Pump: Assists in table maintenance and water removal. 
  • Other tools for Cleaning: Tools many Table Owners have used: Needle Scaler, Scraper, Wire Wheel, Weed burner, Wet Sand Blasting, Shop Vacuum, evaporative cooler pump, Red Tip Pressure Washer. 
Hypertherm® Filter Bowl ( Click Here )

Watch the Filter Bowl Maintenance Video.

Inspecting the filter and bowl

  1. Remove the filter and bowl. Depending on the machine you are using, the procedure may differ, but how you inspect these components will remain the same. For further information on how to remove the filter and bowl for your specific Powermax machine, refer to your Hypertherm Operator Manual.
  2. After the filter and bowl are removed, inspect the filter element for dirt, oil, or debris. Replace the filter if you find any of these contaminants.
  3. Wipe away any oil or condensation from the filter bowl with a clean dry towel.
  4. Inspect the O-ring at the top of the filter bowl. If the O-ring is cracked or torn, replace it with a new Hypertherm O-ring. Note: the size of the O-ring will differ depending on the type of filter bowl your machine is using. Consult your Hypertherm Operator Manual for O-ring replacement and filter bowl installation instructions.

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Hypertherm® Torch Tip ( Click Here )

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Hypertherm® Torch Purge ( Click Here )

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Green Light Checklist ( Click Here )

We have prepared 8 key points to check at your site of production to ensure a successful cut. Each element of the checklist are vital to good practice and great results. Available with Audio clips or reading instructions, you can visit the Green Light Checklist available at https://stvcnc.com/greenlightchecklist/ 

Table Owner Programs

CHECKPOINT 19

PROGRAMS

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Schools & Universities ( Click Here )

STV®CNC TABLES IN SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES

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ADDITIONAL STV® PROGRAMS

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Want to add your kid to the STV®Kids Page? CONTACT US

STV® Pets ( Click Here )

ADDITIONAL STV® PROGRAMS

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Want to add your pet to the STV®Pets Page? CONTACT US

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Business Share Program ( Click Here )

OUR SOCIAL SHARE BUSINESS PROGRAM

We voluntarily invest a large percentage into marketing, not only for our product lines, but mostly to promote all STV® Table Business Owners who tag #stvcnc on their fabrication social media posts.

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