Putting Plasma wiring into cable chain or not?

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29 Mar 2021 08:44 #203995 by Creative25
I looking for dragchains.
The budget ones are all too small for the plug of the Plasma torch.

So my thought was this feed all the wires for sensors steppers etc through the cable chains and put the torch wiring on a boom above the table.

Advantage I can use budget cable chains.
Second advantage I can quickly remove the torch if I need to cut something by hand.

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Are there serious disadvantages to this setup?

What is recommended?

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29 Mar 2021 13:18 #204023 by tommylight

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Are there serious disadvantages to this setup?

What is recommended?

No, it is better this way as most plasma cutters do not come with a shielded torch cable, so having that near other sensitive wires causes a lot of issues.
If the torch cable is shielded, then it can be put together with the other cabling.

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29 Mar 2021 13:23 #204024 by Creative25
Are there any samples of this setup on the forum?

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29 Mar 2021 17:05 #204072 by rodw
Most cable chains can be opened up to insert the cables. Many commercial machines run the torch with the other cabling. i have never had an issue but I have a machine torch so its not useful to be able to remove it.

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04 Apr 2021 11:45 #204744 by Creative25
Thanks lots of info.
I am still reading.

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