4×8 Plasma Table: Piranha B Series

4×8 Plasma Table: Piranha B Series

Piranha’s latest Plasma Table line introduces an even more affordable plasma table. The Piranha B-Series Plasma Table is perfect for your hobby to light industrial cutting needs. This table retains a lot of the high end features found on the C-Series table and only is short some of the things you don’t need when looking at lighter duty cutting cycles.

Model: Piranha B408 (4’ x 8’ cutting area)

Select options to build your perfect table. Specifications for each option are listed in the description.

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About This Piranha Product

Piranha B-Series 4×8 Plasma Cutting Table

  • Model:
    • Piranha B408
  • Cutting Area:
    • 4′ x 8′
  • Machine Size:
    • 408: 138”L x 92”W x 60”H
  • Machine Weight:
    • 408: 1,700 lbs

INCLUDED FEATURES

  1. Rugged Construction – Simple and rugged bolted table with high accuracy linear guides and bearings. Machine is assembled complete at the factory
  2. Dual Side Drive – gantry driven on both sides for maximum stability
  3. CNC Control with 10.4” High resolution color LCD monitor, shape library with 20 configurable shapes, 8MB memory & USB interface
  4. Stepper motors and drives – Stepper motors on both X-axis and Y-axis with a maximum traverse speed of 8000mm/min.
  5. Water table slag collection – eliminates need for dust collector.
  6. MicroStep Programmable Torch Height Control – controls torch height automatically
  7. Breakaway Torch Mounting – protects the torch from inadvertent part tip-ups
  8. ProNEST® 2019 LT Programming System – 2D CAD drawing, DXF importing, integrated shape library, drag and drop nesting.

NOTE: Add-on modules are available for additional functionality of ProNEST® LT

MACHINE SPECIFICATIONS

  • Maximum Rapid Speed: 314 IPM
  • CNC Control: Starfire
  • Frame and Bridge Construction: Fabricated machine table, Welded steel bridge
  • Drive Motors: X-axis – Two Stepper Motors, Y-axis – Stepper Motor, Torch Height Control – Stepper Motor
  • Drive System: X-axis – Rack and Pinion each side, Y-axis – Rack and Pinion Z-axis – Ball Screw
  • Torch Control: Arc Voltage with Initial Height Sensing
  • Torch Protection: Pneumatic Breakaway

AVAILABLE PLASMA SYSTEMS**

  • Powermax 45XP: 1/2” (12mm) Production / 1/2” (12mm) Maximum (mild steel)
  • Powermax 65: 5/8” (16mm) Production / 5/8” (16mm) Maximum (mild steel)
  • Powermax 85: 3/4” (20mm) Production / 3/4” (20mm) Maximum (mild steel)
  • Powermax 105: 3/4” (20mm) Production / 7/8” (22mm) Maximum (mild steel)
  • Powermax 125: 3/4” (20mm) Production / 1” (25mm) Maximum (mild steel)

** Includes interface cable

CUSTOMER PROVIDED PLASMA SYSTEMS

Piranha can integrate existing air plasma systems up to 125A. The customer must provide details and specifications on the existing air plasma system for review before Piranha can approve the integration. There will be a minimum charge of $1,000 for systems not supplied by Piranha. Charges for additional components, cables, and shipping may be required after review. Piranha will not provide any warranty on the existing system and will not guarantee the cut quality.

HYPERTHERM PLASMA SPECIFICATIONS

POWERMAX 45XP

POWERMAX 45XP

MATERIAL THICKNESS MAXIMUM CUTTING SPEED
10 GA MS 181 IPM
1/4” MS 72 IPM
3/8” MS 38 IPM
1/2”MS 24 IPM
GAS TYPE AIR NITROGEN
Gas Quality Clean, dry, oil-free per ISO 8573-1 Class 1.2.2 99.95% pure
Recommended gas inlet flow and pressure 400 scfh @ 85 psi (190 slpm @ 5.9 bar)

Power Connections for the Powermax 45XP (CSA Models)

INPUT VOLTAGE INPUT CURRENT AT RATED OUTPUT (A) INPUT CURRENT AT ARC STRETCH (A) FUSE/BREAKER SIZE  (SLOW-BLOW) (A)
200-240V SINGLE PHASE 39 44 50A
208V SINGLE PHASE 37 43 50A
480V THREE-PHASE 9.4 17 20A
NOTE: Plasma table and CNC control require separate 230V single phase / 20A supply REF: Hypertherm Operator Manual 809240 Revision 1

POWERMAX 65

POWERMAX 65

MATERIAL THICKNESS MAXIMUM CUTTING SPEED
10 GA MS 224 IPM
1/4” MS 116 IPM
3/8” MS 62 IPM
1/2” MS 40 IPM
5/8” MS 26 IPM
GAS TYPE AIR NITROGEN
Gas Quality Clean, dry, oil-free per ISO 8573-1 Class 1.2.2 99.995% pure
Recommended gas inlet flow and pressure Cutting: 400 scfh @ 85 psi (190 slpm @ 5.9 bar)

Power Connections for the Powermax 65 (CSA Models)

INPUT VOLTAGE INPUT CURRENT AT RATED OUTPUT (A) INPUT CURRENT AT ARC STRETCH (A) FUSE/BREAKER SIZE  (SLOW-BLOW) (A)
200-208V SINGLE-PHASE 52 74 80
230-240V SINGLE-PHASE 44 74 80
480V SINGLE PHASE 22 38 40
200-208V THREE-PHASE 32 45 50
230-240V THREE-PHASE 27 45 50
400V THREE-PHASE 15 27 30
480V THREE-PHASE 13 23 25
600V THREE-PHASE 13 23 25
NOTE: Plasma table and CNC control require separate 230V single phase / 20A supply REF: Hypertherm Operator Manual 806650 Revision 3

POWERMAX 85

POWERMAX 85

MATERIAL THICKNESS MAXIMUM CUTTING SPEED
10 GA MS 336 IPM
1/4” MS 164 IPM
3/8” MS 80 IPM
1/2” MS 48 IPM
5/8” MS 30 IPM
3/4” MS 24 IPM
GAS TYPE AIR NITROGEN
Gas Quality Clean, dry, oil-free per ISO 8573-1 Class 1.2.2 99.995% pure
Recommended gas inlet flow and pressure Cutting: 400 scfh @ 85 psi (190 slpm @ 5.9 bar)

Power Connections for the Powermax 85 (CSA Models)

INPUT VOLTAGE INPUT CURRENT AT RATED OUTPUT (A) INPUT CURRENT AT ARC STRETCH (A) FUSE/BREAKER SIZE  (SLOW-BLOW) (A)
200-208V SINGLE-PHASE 70 98 100
230-240V SINGLE PHASE 60 98 100
480V SINGLE PHASES 29 50 50
200-208V THREE-PHASE 42 60 60
230-240V THREE-PHASE 36 60 60
400V THREE PHASE 21 38 40
480V THREE-PHASE 18 31 30
600V THREE-PHASE 17 30 30
NOTE: Plasma table and CNC control require separate 230V single phase / 20A supply REF:      Hypertherm Operator Manual 806650 Revision 3

POWERMAX 105

POWERMAX 105

MATERIAL THICKNESS MAXIMUM CUTTING SPEED
10 GA MS (85 amp process) 336 IPM
1/4” MS 192 IPM
3/8” MS 116 IPM
1/2” MS 76 IPM
5/8” MS 52 IPM
3/4” MS 40 IPM
GAS TYPE AIR NITROGEN
Gas Quality Clean, dry, oil-free per ISO 8573-1 Class 1.2.2 99.995% pure
Recommended gas inlet flow and pressure Cutting: 460 scfh @ 85 psi (220 slpm @ 5.9 bar)

Power Connections for the Powermax 105 (CSA Models)

INPUT VOLTAGE INPUT CURRENT AT RATED OUTPUT (A) INPUT CURRENT AT ARC STRETCH (A) FUSE/BREAKER SIZE  (SLOW-BLOW) (A)
200V THREE-PHASE 58 82 80
208V THREE-PHASE 56 82 80
240V THREE-PHASE 49 78 80
480V THREE-PHASE 25 40 40
600V THREE-PHASE 22 35 40
NOTE: Plasma table and CNC control require separate 230V single phase / 20A supply REF:      Hypertherm Operator Manual 817390 Revision 2

POWERMAX 125

POWERMAX 125

MATERIAL THICKNESS MAXIMUM CUTTING SPEED
10 GA MS (65 amp process) 296 IPM
1/4” MS 225 IPM
3/8” MS 138 IPM
1/2” MS 93 IPM
5/8” MS 66 IPM
3/4” MS 48 IPM
GAS TYPE AIR NITROGEN
Gas Quality Clean, dry, oil-free per ISO 8573-1 Class 1.2.2 99.995% pure
Recommended gas inlet flow and pressure Cutting: 550 scfh @ 85 psi (260 slpm @ 5.9 bar)

Power Connections for the Powermax 125 (CSA Models)

INPUT VOLTAGE INPUT CURRENT AT RATED OUTPUT (A) INPUT CURRENT AT ARC STRETCH (A) FUSE/BREAKER SIZE  (SLOW-BLOW) (A)
480V THREE-PHASE 31 50 50
600V THREE-PHASE 24 38 40
NOTE: Plasma table and CNC control require separate 230V single phase / 20A supply REF:      Hypertherm Operator Manual 808080 Revision 3

ProNEST® LT Smart Start (INCLUDED)

Hypertherm ProNest® LT Smart Start is a powerful CAD/CAM nesting software designed for light industrial, mechanized cutting in production environments. It provides a single software solution for all of your conventional plasma cutting machines. ProNest® LT Smart Start helps fabricators and manufacturers increase material savings, boost productivity, reduce operating costs, and improve part quality by offering the right level of cutting expertise for your needs. It also supports Hypertherm SureCut™ technology, including easy setup, optimized process parameters, and easy trouble shooting. In addition, ProNestLT® Smart Start is backed by Hypertherm’s global network of professionals, meaning you’ll always have access to the service and support you need.

Part design and development

  • Integrated 2D CAD program to create and edit CAD files
  • Variable Shape Parts feature to develop common parts from templates

CAD/CAM import and conversion

  • Import CAD files (industry-standard file formats)
  • Raster to vector converts static images to CAD
  • Automatic CAD file correction and error notification
  • Automatic spline/ellipse smoothing and reduction
  • Separate multiple parts from a single CAD file
  • Automatic mapping of CAD layers to processes (cut, mark)

Job Set-Up

  • Material database (with grade and gauge)
  • Custom remnant creation (define irregular shapes
  • for nesting)
  • Grain constraint
  • Safe zones for plate clamping applications

SureCut™ technology and built-in process expertise

  • Material type, thickness, grade and class-based process parameters:
    • Separations for part, plate, and pierce spacing
    • Kerf compensation and feed rate
    • Lead-in/out style optimized for part geometry and quality
    • Cutting techniques
  • Cut sequencing – automatic or manual

Interactive manual nesting

  • Group parts into clusters for nesting
  • Color parts according to part property
  • Drag, drop, bump, and auto-bump parts on the nest
  • Move, mirror, and drag to rotate parts
  • Click and drag to automatically array parts
  • Prohibit/permit nesting inside of a part
  • Part interference detection
  • Edit lead-in/out position and properties within the nest
  • Animated cutting sequence simulation
  • Control cut direction and cut sequencing on part-by-part basis
  • Plate cropping

Detailed reporting

  • Management and shop reports
  • Export reports directly to PDF, Excel spreadsheet, CSV, or webpage

ProNest® Essentials (OPTIONAL)

Automatic Nesting – nest with the click of a button. Choose a preferred nesting strategy to control the balance between nesting speed and material utilization or select “IntelliChoice” and ProNest will determine a strategy and nest. Parts are nested for maximum cutting efficiency and material utilization, without any operator intervention required.

ProNest® Unlimited (OPTIONAL)

Automatic Nesting – nest with the click of a button. Choose a preferred nesting strategy to control the balance between nesting speed and material utilization or select “IntelliChoice” and ProNest will determine a strategy and nest. Parts are nested for maximum cutting efficiency and material utilization, without any operator intervention required.

Common Line Cutting – share the common edges of adjacent parts. This feature can be applied automatically to similar parts or manually for dissimilar part profiles. Kerf compensation is applied automatically. Fewer pierces and reduced cutting distance will maximize productivity and consumable life. It also can save material by eliminating the separation between parts that otherwise becomes scrap.

Chain and Bridge Cutting – link multiple part profiles into one continuous cut. The chain can be created manually, after parts have been nested, or automatically as an array of parts. Use Bridge Cutting to create a thin web of material between parts, which helps prevent tip‑ups on small parts. This forms a single exterior profile, which can stabilize parts during separation from the plate, making them less prone to the effects of thermal movement. Both techniques result in fewer pierces and greater consumable life.

Skeleton Cut-Up – makes dedicated cuts to a sheet, making it easier to remove skeleton material from the table. Skeleton cuts are added automatically; and can be edited to meet your needs. Skeleton lines may be cut before or after the parts are cut.

Design2Fab® Sheet Metal Layout Software (OPTIONAL)

Design2Fab sheet metal layout software makes it easy to create HVAC duct, mechanical, kitchen, industrial, roofing, and other specialty fitting layouts. Engineered to dramatically reduce the time it takes to develop and lay out flat patterns, Design2Fab provides sheet metal fabricators, HVAC shops, and MEP contractors with the ability to create complex custom fitting layouts in minutes, rather than hours. Design2Fab also helps ensure perfect fit-up when installing parts in the field, contributing to increased productivity and lower operating costs to accomplish more, while increasing profitability.

Starting with the parametric fittings library, you will have access to a complete range of templates including all core shapes and sizes which can be customized to virtually any design. You can apply SMACNA or DIN based shop standards to any fitting in the job, including pressure class, metal gauge, seam styles, joints, stiffeners, wrap, acoustic liner, and sealant. Once the design is complete, it can export patterns to DXF for automated cutting. You can also export patterns for manual cutting using HPGL print files, printed to a plotter, or laid out manually using XY or triangulation points

  • Comprehensive fittings library with unlimited customization
  • 3D view verification of fittings
  • 2D layout view of pattern fitting
  • Job manager for multi-level zones
  • Copy fitting or zone
  • Fully customizable shop standards
  • Based on SMACNA and DIN standards
  • DXF export for nesting and automated cutting
  • HPGL export for printing and manual cutting
  • Custom seam and joint types
  • Custom list of liners, wrap, sealant, stiffeners, vanes, and hangers
  • Shear list – blank sizes calculated
  • Fitting list – quick list of fittings in job
  • Detail list – shop ticket format shows fitting, details, and dimensions
  • Shear list – blank sizes calculated
  • Multiple reports

AVAILABLE OPTIONS

  • Air Dryer Unit: Water-oil separator and post filter. This option requires separate 120VAC electrical service.
    NOTE: Not needed if Three-Stage Filter System is ordered.
  • Three-Stage Filter System: A series of three different filters to remove moisture, oil, and particulate.
    NOTE: Not needed if Air Dryer Unit is ordered.
  • Consumable Kits
    • Powermax 45XP: Includes consumables for the Powermax 45XP cutting system.
    • Powermax 65: Includes consumables for the Powermax 65 cutting system.
    • Powermax 85: Includes consumables for the Powermax 85 cutting system.
    • Powermax 105: Includes consumables for the Powermax 105 cutting system.
    • Powermax 125: Includes consumables for the Powermax 125 cutting system.
  • On-site Training: A Piranha Factory Technician is available to assist with training at your location based on our standard service rates. Specific estimates are upon request.
  • ProNEST® LT Optional Packages:
    • ProNEST® LT Essentials
    • ProNEST® LT Unlimited
    • Design2Fab®6

TRAINING

All Piranha training will require a minimum of one-week advance notice.

Training on Hypertherm ProNest and ProNest LT software is supplied by Hypertherm and is not included
in any of the training sessions described below. Find more information at the Hypertherm Knowledge
Base (https://www.hypertherm.com/en-US/support/software/knowledge-base/) or contact your Piranha sales representative for assistance.

Piranha Factory Group Training

Piranha Factory Group Training at the Piranha facility in Rockford, IL, is available to supplement the
information provided with your Piranha plasma machine. Joining other Piranha plasma cutting table
users, you will be trained by an experienced Piranha applications engineer on a system as close as
possible to your machine configuration. Class size is limited to available openings at the time of
enrollment. Contact Piranha for availability.

Piranha Factory Private Training

Piranha Factory Private Training at the Piranha facility in Rockford, IL, is available to supplement the
Piranha instructional videos. Working specifically with your parts and drawings, you will be trained on a
system as close as possible to your machine configuration. A maximum of three (3) of your team
members will be hosted and trained by an experienced Piranha applications engineer.

Customer Location Training

A Piranha application engineer is available to assist with training at your location based on our standard
application engineering rates. A one-day training session (maximum of 3 of your team members) will
include travel time, expenses, and one day of machine training. Multiple day sessions are available if
needed. Contact your Piranha sales representative for a quote based on your location. Training must be
scheduled within 60 days of the machine shipment date, otherwise, additional charges may be incurred.
The machine must be operational before the training starts. Contact Piranha service for assistance as
needed.

UTILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • 230V SINGLE PHASE AC / 20A service for table and CNC control.
    NOTE: A transformer will be required if other voltages, such as 208V, are supplied. Connection of other voltages to the machine will void the warranty unless approved in writing by Piranha.
  • Separate Electrical Service for Hypertherm Plasma System. The Hypertherm Powermax series is available with several power options. Consult factory for information.
  • Dry Compressed air – 90 psi minimum
  • Earth Ground Rod with separate green insulated number 4 stranded copper welding cable leading to plasma cutting system

Recommended:

  • Air Dryer Unit or Three-Stage Filter System

INSTALLATION

Customer is responsible for the complete installation of the equipment including (but not limited to):

  1. Rigging
  2. Leveling
  3. Electrical Installation
  4. Start-up

Piranha will supply appropriate installation and operations manuals for performing installation. Installation and training by Piranha field service technicians is available at prevailing rates. Technical support for installation and ongoing operation is available via phone at no charge.

If customer purchases plasma system from another source, then customer will be responsible for the connection and integration of the plasma system to the machine.

WARRANTY

Twelve (12) month parts warranty, covering defects in materials or workmanship.

DELIVERY

Normal delivery is from stock subject to confirmation at the time of order. Price is FOB factory Rockford, Illinois and does not include any applicable sales tax or installation. The machine is shipped totally wired through to the electrical enclosure box. It has been left to the purchaser’s discretion whether to wire direct to a disconnect or to install a cord and plug for mobility.

SHIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

MegaFab requires Flatbed Trailer(s), with adequate Chains and tarps (to cover full height and width), to assure protection of this equipment when using truck transportation. Please make sure that adequate deck space is allotted for machine and all accessories shipping with order. Upon request, MegaFab will arrange shipping to destination. Freight and insurance charges are the responsibility of the customer and will be invoiced on machine order. Please consult the factory for any questions regarding shipping requirements.

PAYMENT TERMS

Stock machines require 100% payment prior to shipment. Non-stock machines require a down payment of 50%, with the remaining 50% due prior to shipment.

FINANCING OPTIONS

Piranha is here to help you make your shop run better, and that includes making your acquisition easier, too. Our abilities include: $750,000.00 same day application only program, 100% financing, and first payment delay for 6 months (optional). Learn More.

*Prices and specs subject to change without notice.