The Edge Connect CNC control uses Phoenix™ motion control software and is designed specifically for the metal cutting industry by Hypertherm, the world leader in plasma cutting technology.
The Edge Connect CNC control is mounted inside the Hornet Cutting Systems remote pedestal control cabinet as shown in the image to the right. The ON/OFF switch and USB port from the CNC control have been brought to the front panel of the cabinet. The upper section of the cabinet includes a 15″ LCD touch screen, an operator control panel, keyboard and mouse. The cabinet is connected to the cutting machine via heavy-duty flexible plastic conduit.
CNC files may be transferred to the control using the USB port or RJ45 network connector. Many customers add our optional wireless card inside the control to transfer files via a wireless network.
With unparalleled ease of use, the Phoenix™ screens prompt the operator to select material type, material thickness, cutting amperage and gas selection from the cut chart screen. Process parameter tables within the Phoenix™ software set and control cutting processes and motion control variables delivering total system integration.
The Edge Connect fully supports Hypertherm Rapid Part Technology and True Hole technology when configured with an HPRXD plasma system and Hypertherm ProNest programming software.
CNC Control Features
|Operating system||Windows 10|
|Axis count||Up to 4|
|Inputs / Outputs||12 in / 12 out)|
|Hard drive||SATA drive, ≥120GB|
|USB interface||Five USB 2.0 ports|
|Drive interface||Analog, 0-10 VDC|
|Operator control panel||Plasma enable, plasma lifter UP/DOWN, oxy-fuel enable, oxy-fuel lifter UP/DOWN, cut oxy test, marker test, laser pointer ON/OFF, E-Stop|
|Input devices||Industrial keyboard with pointing device|
|Temperature range||-10⁰ C to 40⁰ C (14⁰ F to 104⁰ F) ambient|
|Warranty||Two-year warranty standard|
|Operating voltage||100-240 V, 50/60 Hz|
|Software||Part Program Support (PPS), remote help, networking, HPRXD autogas support, DXF import, and simple shape nesting|
|Dimensions||31″ wide x 30″ deep x 60″ tall|