have a deal to get a 5X10 plasma for very cheap. has anyone ever delt with this machine? Wanted to get some opinions before I purchase. The unit is a 200 model, and comes with plasma,table, gantry, tips, software and computer. Any help would be great thanks in advance.
there might be two post from me but the first one didn't seem to work.
I have one that I have used for ten years and it has been a good machine.
the weak part is the operating system which is " venix " (not unix or linix).
It can be a pain to reload and if it is the older version won't run on anything above a 386 computer.
the parts are still available and it is easy to work on. It would be pretty straight to convert.
Thanks for the reply. Im not that familiar with the Cybermation, and especially not Venix. Could I buy software such as what Torchmate or Tracker offer, get a new computer and convert this machine to run on present day softaware? I am also wondering if the softaware couls still run the THC on the unit. Im asking alot of questions, but I am sure you understand the investment.
i have never found anyone that knows venix except the factory people. you can change the software if you can get it to talk to the machine. you will probably have to change the controller also.
If you are using it for sheetmetal fitting the software works very well. I have never seen a cybermation machine with a THC. They just use air to lift and lower the head and the torch rides on the metal with transfer balls. It works great for thin sheetmetal.