Eagle Plasma only recommends American plasma cutter brands. Our systems include a universal torch holder that allows you to use a standard handheld torch or a machine torch. Of course the quality of the cut will depend on the cutter, air pressure, dryness of the air and the condition of your consumables.
The software included with our system runs on computers with a Windows 32bit Operating System, and a parallel (printer) port. For laptops and computers without a printer port we offer an optional Ethernet Adapter.
Eagle Plasma, LLC offers a 1-year limited warranty on all of our CNC machines. Our systems are made of steel; all electronics & moving parts are rigorously tested and each machine has to pass several quality control checkpoints before it is passed on to the consumer.
We stand behind our CNC machines 100%! In the unlikely event that you do run into a problem, we're just a phone call away with experienced technicians who can walk you through the troubleshooting process. If we can't resolve the problem over the phone, you can ship the defective part(s) back to us and we will either repair or replace them.
All of our system parts & components are readily available either through Eagle Plasma,LLC or our on-line suppliers for reasonable prices.
At Eagle Plasma we are dedicated to your success! We prefer 1-on-1 training which allows our customers to work at their own pace.
Whether by phone or online, via remote desktop, we're sure to have the knowledge and resources to help get you up & cutting.
Yes. Our systems ship disassembled to help keep our prices low. We include comprehensive, step-by-step assembly instructions on the system software CD and right here on our website.
All of the components, hardware and software you will need to assemble the system are included with your purchase.
Our systems come with fully Licensed Mach3 (machine control software), SheetCam TNG (G code generating software), and Qcad (drawing software); THC & Floating Head also come standard.*
All you need to provide is a computer, an air compressor** w/dryer and a plasma cutter.
We also provide lifetime support and free training on all our software.
*THC & floating head are NOT included in 2x2
**Please refer to your plasma cutter's manufacturer for recommended specifications
Eagle Plasma doesn't include a water table in order to keep the cost of shipping down. Our table design will easily accomodate a water pan. It is simple to fabricate; we can help you make one yourself.
We designed and built our first prototype machine in 2008. In 2011, after 3 years of engineering, testing and improving, we launched the Eagle Plasma line of CNC systems.
We still use one of the first tables produced to fabricate our prototypes today! Our machines, coupled with excellent training & support, have earned us many satisfied (and successful) customers.
All the provided software is relatively easy to use, but like most tools, the more you use them the better you will become. The most difficult aspect for our customers tends to be learning to use the Cad program, which will be used to generate your .dxf file. Once you have a .dxf file, converting it to G code and mastering the actual cutting program is quite simple. A complete novice can be cutting with 4 hours, or less, of basic training.
The axes of CNC machines can be driven in a number of ways. After building and testing multiple prototypes, we finally opted for linear drive belts and V bearings on drive rails.
Belt drives are among the most cost effective drive system with efficiency approaching 95%. We also found that the use of 1 motor on the X-axis with a cross drive simplifies synchronization of gantry movement. Z-axis motion is accomplished simply with threaded rod and anti-backlash mounts. Rack & Pinion require periodic maintenance and adjustments. Also, their positioning accuracy when doing compound cuts (ie curves) results in a poorer quality cut.
This topic has always been a hotbed for debate; they both have their place. Driving a stepper motor to a precise position is much simpler than driving a servo motor. Stepper motors typically have 50 to 200 poles (our steppers have 200 poles), where servos have very few (4-12). Each pole offers a natural stopping point for the motor shaft. The greater number of poles allows a stepper motor to move accurately and precisely between each pole and allows a stepper to be operated without any position feedback for many applications.
Steppers are electro magnetically "geared down" compared to the servo motors, so it has higher torque capability, but lower speed range. Servo motors are much more expensive, harder to tune and often require a position encoder to keep track of their position. While it is true that servos can't lose steps and have a higher tolerance, a properly sized, gear reduced, tuned stepper can be quite accurate. Also, with today's digital electronics, stepper motors are much easier to control than servo motors.
Eagle Plasma is a small company. We operate from home so overhead is low. All of the fabrication (assembling components, prepping, welding, painting & crating) is done in-house. We don't have large sales & marketing departments to support, and we're not trying to get rich, just make a living.
Yes. We carry a good supply of replacement parts on hand. We can also offer a list of the suppliers we use along with contact information and part numbers