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Sensor PHC

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  • Overview
  • Specifications

The Sensor PHC is an easy-to-use and reliable voltage-sensing height control for conventional plasma applications. The benefits realized are substantial in terms of:

  • Consumable life improvement
  • Improved cut quality
  • Reduced operator intervention

The Sensor PHC offers easy installation on new or existing conventional plasma cutting tables with any CNC and a broad range of plasma systems. Available in several application-specific configurations, the Sensor PHC delivers improved performance at a reduced cost compared to other height control solutions.

Sensor PHC Specifications
Maximum speed 5120 mm/m (200 ipm)
Range of motion 150 mm (6")
Arc voltage set-point 50 V – 210 V arc voltage set-point for arc-voltage feedback; accurate to 1 arc-volt
  Ohmic contact and stall-force initial height sense
  On/off signal provided by CNC
Sensor PHC Bebefits
    Better consumable life
  • Spatter during piercing presents a threat to the nozzle and shield.
  • Setting the height of the torch higher during piercing protects the consumables by moving them away from the spatter.
  • The Sensor PHC offers programmable and different settings for both pierce and cut heights to automatically position the torch.
    Improved cut quality performance
  • The Sensor PHC offers improved quality over the entire life of the consumables.
  • The following cut-edge angle dimensions were measured at the beginning and end of a 450 pierce-and-cut test for both setups.
  1st cut sample, maximum kerf angle 451st cut sample, maximum kerf angle
No PHC 11°
Sensor PHC
Angles were measured on all four sides, all four samples.
The lower the number, the better the cut quality.
The angles will vary with thickness.
    Magnetic breakaway
  • Tethered magnetic breakaway for consistent positioning during cutting and retention after collision or consumable change.
  • Powerful magnets and keyed mounting plate for fast and repeatable repositioning of the torch.