STV® Parameters for Hypertherm85®

The following Hypertherm® Plasma Cut Settings have been re-arranged specifically for STV®CNC Plasma Table Owners. (For Air Plasma Shielded Consumables).  Select any of the Hypertherm models below to quick jump to the corresponding section:

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Hypertherm 85®
Mild Steel - Standard Consumables

Material thickness Cut Speed 1 Cut Speed 2 Cutting Height THC Piercing Height Piercing Time Floating Height
10 Gauge
250
230
0.06
122
0.15
200
0.5
3/16"
185
165
0.06
123
0.15
200
0.5
1/4"
130
110
0.06
123
0.15
500
0.5
3/8”
70
50
0.06
126
0.15
500
0.5
1/2"
45
25
0.06
131
0.18
500
0.5
5/8"
35
15
0.06
134
0.18
1000
0.5
3/4"
24
4
0.06
136
0.24
1500
0.5
7/8"
19
14*
0.06
139
Edge Start
Edge Start
0.5
1"
13
8*
0.06
142
Edge Start
Edge Start
0.5
1-1/8"
9
4*
0.06
145
Edge Start
Edge Start
0.5
1-1/4"
7
2*
0.06
148
Edge Start
Edge Start
0.5
Please Note: “Floating height” has been set at 0.5” inch as default, but can be changed to your preference.
Please Note: “Cut Speed 2” has been set 20” in/min slower than “Cut Speed 1”. Adjust Accordingly within 20-40” in/min.
Please Note: “Cut Speed 2” with a ( * ) has been set 5” in/min slower than “Cut Speed 1”. Adjust Accordingly within 5 – 8” in/min.
Gas Flow Rate – slpm/scfh: 190/400 Hot (cut flow); 235/500 Cold (post flow)

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Hypertherm 85®
Stainless Steel - Standard Consumables

Material thickness Cut Speed 1 Cut Speed 2 Cutting Height THC Piercing Height Piercing Time Floating Height
10 Gauge
275
255
0.06
122
0.15
200
0.5
3/16"
200
180
0.06
122
0.15
200
0.5
1/4"
130
110
0.06
122
0.15
500
0.5
3/8”
65
45
0.06
126
0.15
500
0.5
1/2"
36
16
0.06
132
0.18
500
0.5
5/8"
28
8
0.06
135
0.18
1000
0.5
3/4"
20
15*
0.06
137
Edge Start
Edge Start
0.5
7/8"
16
11*
0.06
140
Edge Start
Edge Start
0.5
1"
11
6*
0.06
143
Edge Start
Edge Start
0.5
Please Note: “Floating height” has been set at 0.5” inch as default, but can be changed to your preference.
Please Note: “Cut Speed 2” has been set 20” in/min slower than “Cut Speed 1”. Adjust Accordingly within 20-40” in/min.
Please Note: “Cut Speed 2” with a ( * ) has been set 5” in/min slower than “Cut Speed 1”. Adjust Accordingly within 5 – 8” in/min.
Gas Flow Rate – slpm/scfh: 190/400 Hot (cut flow); 235/500 Cold (post flow)

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Hypertherm 85®
Aluminum - Standard Consumables

EXPLOSION HAZARD – CUTTING WITH ALUMINUM NEAR WATER. Do not cut aluminum alloys underwater or on a water table UNLESS you can prevent the accumulation of hydrogen gas. Never cut aluminum-lithium alloys in the presence of water. Aluminum can react with water to produce hydrogen, resulting in a potentially explosive condition that can detonate during plasma cutting operations. Refer to the Safety and Compliance Manual (80669C) for more information.

Material thickness Cut Speed 1 Cut Speed 2 Cutting Height THC Piercing Height Piercing Time Floating Height
1/8"
300
280
0.06
122
0.15
200
0.5
1/4"
130
110
0.06
127
0.15
500
0.5
3/8"
80
60
0.06
132
0.15
500
0.5
1/2"
50
30
0.06
135
0.18
500
0.5
5/8"
38
18
0.06
139
0.18
1000
0.5
3/4"
25
20*
0.06
142
Edge Start
Edge Start
0.5
7/8"
20
15*
0.06
144
Edge Start
Edge Start
0.5
1"
14
9*
0.06
146
Edge Start
Edge Start
0.5
Please Note: “Floating height” has been set at 0.5” inch as default, but can be changed to your preference.
Please Note: “Cut Speed 2” has been set 20” in/min slower than “Cut Speed 1”. Adjust Accordingly within 20-40” in/min.
Please Note: “Cut Speed 2” with a ( * ) has been set 5” in/min slower than “Cut Speed 1”. Adjust Accordingly within 5 – 8” in/min.
Gas Flow Rate – slpm/scfh: 190/400 Hot (cut flow); 235/500 Cold (post flow)

For 45A & 65A Settings on your Hypertherm 85® Plasma Cutting System, please refer to your Hypertherm® Manual.

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