Factory Automation And Controls

Overview

ArcPro is built for Industrial Plasma Machines

  • VitalSystems has 10+ years of CNC controller experience in Industrial Applications
  • We have 5+ years of Plasma Controller experience and we are working with leading Plasma industrial OEMs based in Europe and US
  • ArcPro is a Complete Package which includes a Mach4 Hobby License, Voltage Tip Sensor, Motion Controller with built-In Torch Height Control algorithim.
  • ArcPro Plasma Control offers a high-performace industrial torch height control system for Plasma Tables.
  • ArcPro reads the torch tip voltage through a 0-10V isolated analog input on the motion controller, and uses this data to control the Z axis motion in a real-time process.
  • ArcPro lets the operator easily switch the Plasma cutting parameters based on the material being worked on just by changing the Tool number in mach4.

ArcPro also implements voltage Anti-Dive and feedrate Anti-Dive features. Anti-Dive prevents the THC from plunging the torch into a cut hole, diving into corners, or diving at the end of a cut.

Feedrate (FR) Anti-Dive: When the XY cutting speed slows down, especially at corners, the torch will continue to remove material and will dig itself into a hole. To avoid diving in this situation, the Feedrate Anti-Dive works by setting a feedrate percentage. When the actual feedrate drops below the set percentage of the commanded feedrate, FR Anti-Dive is engaged and the Z-Axis motion is disabled.

Tip Voltage (TV) Anti-Dive: When the torch tip moves over a hole during cutting, the plasma tip voltage increases. The response from the THC is to lower the torch. To avoid diving into existing holes, the Voltage Anti-Dive works by continuously sampling the tip voltage. When the tip voltage exceeds the threshold value within a period of 50 millisec time slot, Anti-Dive is engaged and the Z-Axis motion is locked. When the tip-voltage comes back to previous cut voltage, the Z motion is unlocked.


Coming soon to ArcPRO are several powerful and highly requested options:

  • Dual-Probe Mode: Perform probe moves with two active probe sensors each with uniquely defined offsets.
  • Runtime Probe Disarm: Disarm the machine if a probe signal is detected during runtime to protect the torch head.
  • Auto-Target Voltage: Automatically samples the target voltage at the end of the startup process.

ArcPro Screen

(Available upon purchase)

The ArcPro Plasma is also compatible with the ArcPro Plasma Screen v4. This offers several key features such as Saving/Loading THC settings, and also provides a convenient user interface to configure and monitor THC operations.


Visual

Set THC settings not specific to materials, as well as provides a convenient interface for monitoring the state of the controller while THC is active.


Parameters Table

Edit material specific THC settings from the THC Parameters screen. Settings are automatically loaded when THC is activated based on the current tool number.


Demo

Packages

ArcPro 7866 Plasma Combo

Package Includes:

ArcPro 77E4 Plasma Combo

Package Includes:

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Price List

Part # Description Price Add to Order
7866PL ArcPro Plasma Combo ($150 discount) Includes: 7866 Motion Controller, ArcPro Logic and Screen, Plasma Tip Voltage Sensor, Mach4 Hobby, 24V Power Supply $1295 Add to order
77E4PL ArcPro Plasma Combo ($150 discount) Includes: 77E4 Motion Controller, ArcPro logic and screen, Plasma Tip Voltage Sensor, Mach4 Hobby, 24V Power Supply $1095 Add to order

Components

Mach4-Hobby Mach4-Hobby Software License $200 Add to order
MACH4-INDUSTRIAL Mach4-Industrial Software License $1295 Add to order
M4ARCPRO Mach4 ArcPro Screen with THC Activation $350 Add to order
77ISO Plasma Tip Voltage Adapter Board $260 Add to order
PW50V24 Power Supply 24V 2.2A 50W $40 Add to order
7866 HiCON Integra Motion Controller 6-Axis $595 Add to order
77E4AN HiCON Mini Motion Controller w/ Built-In Plasma Tip Voltage Sensor $625 Add to order