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    Air dryer?

    For those with plasma tables, what if anything are you guys using for an air dryer? I'm eyeballing a 4'x4' from Wright CNC with a Hypertherm 45XP for work/play. Anyone have anything good or bad to say about Wright?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Scott View Post
    For those with plasma tables, what if anything are you guys using for an air dryer? I'm eyeballing a 4'x4' from Wright CNC with a Hypertherm 45XP for work/play. Anyone have anything good or bad to say about Wright?
    Clean/dry air is the key to good cuts. However, I'm only using a two stage cleaner and descendant on my table, no air dryer.

    No experience with Wright.
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    This one from harbor freight worked for me for about 4-5 years https://www.harborfreight.com/compre...yer-40211.html
    Just gave up a couple months ago, think the compressor in it quit as I no longer hear it turn on and run and none of the gauges budge either. Next go around I'll go for something nicer like a Ingersoll and hook it directly to my compressor output. The HFT one was directly in line with my plasma cutter next to my table.
    Also have my air cleaned with one of these https://www.amazon.com/Motor-Guard-M...000WZYKAE?th=1 right at the plasma, behind the refrigerated dryer.

    No experience with the Wright CNC.... Although I think Hydro Media House here in Sparks might have one in his shop. Could ask his experience with it.
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    Making progress! Need to fab up a rack for the PC/monitor, E-Stop, THC, & plasma. I guess the Hypertherm 45xp is kinda hard to get at the moment so I'm waiting for it on back order. Also, going to give the HF air dryer a go only if I have problems. Currently have zero issues with moisture in my lines when using my Versacut 60 so might get to keep that $400

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    Getting ready for those tons eh? I have a feeling this will be a very nice build.

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    This has kinda moved beyond an air dryer thread.....Oh well. Updates! Still no Hypertherm. I have everything else at this point that I need and the longer I wait, the more I keep messing with this thing I've decided that I want it to move so I built a beefy base on 6" 600#ea casters. Then after some more waiting, I've decided I'm going to rig up a pneumatic fill/drain system for two reasons: One, so I can move it without dumping 40 gallons of water on my floor. Two, I plan on running an anti rust/fungal solution that ain't cheap. This will help with evaporation between longer periods of non use. Hope to have this all knocked out this week

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    I've got over 50 gallons in my table. I've emptied it about once a year so far to clean out the slag and refill with homebrew anti-fungal mix (https://www.plasmaspider.com/viewtopic.php?t=572). Evaporates a lot during the summer, but I just top it off with water and it's still good.

    Interested to see what you come up with.
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    Might have to give that a shot. The hippie tree hugger stuff I was looking at was a couple hundred bucks for 5 gallons. Enough for about 2 flush/fills.

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