Swifty

Swifty

Swifty is a compact new plasma CNC machine, making precision metal cutting more accessible and affordable for artists, educators and smaller workshops Continue reading

Specifications

  • Model Swifty
  • Size (cm) 610 x 610 mm (table size)

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Description

Swifty offers plenty of ways to pay for itself. Manufacture your own parts, craft bespoke signage or create works of art in your garage – it’s all possible with this powerful bench-top cutter and our easy-to-use software!

Swifty is the latest and most compact CNC plasma cutting table in the Swift-Cut Automation range.

Taking the cutting-edge features of larger machines scaled down into a portable, affordable package, making metal cutting technology more accessible to individuals and smaller workshops.

The complete package includes:

  • Swifty CNC cutting table 610 mm x 610 mm cutting area
  • CNC interface
  • Operating software: Swifty CNC and Swifty CAM
  • Hypertherm Powermax 45XP plasma source with mechanised torch
  • Starter consumable pack
  • Online support

What do I need to run my Swifty?

  • A PC with internet connection
  • Access to power
  • A big enough bench
  • An air compressor
  • Plasma source
  • Water source

*Picture is for reference only and may differ from the final product

Key Features

  • Compact & Professional cutting of metals
  • Comes with easy to use software
  • Single phase, flexable & portable (fits through standard doorway)
  • Affordable
  • Easy to install & setup
  • Great for cutting bespoke parts & shapes
  • UK Manufactured

Swifty’s potential uses include:

  • Teaching students to use CNC machinery and software
  • Manufacturing your own metal parts, saving the cost of buying them
  • Recreating discontinued or hard-to-find parts, particularly useful when working on classic vehicles
  • Cutting out lettering and/or shapes to produce metal signage
  • Crafting metal sculptures or artwork – with big potential for profit

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What do I need to run my Swifty?

A PC with internet connection

You will need to be familiar with Windows, able to move and transfer files, and have a basic understanding of IP addresses. However, we do provided detailed installation and operating instructions where necessary.

To use Swifty to its full potential, it’s helpful if you have experience of using a program to cut shapes in a DXF format, whether using CAD or artistic programs. If you’d like to learn more, there are many YouTube videos available to help you

An air compressor

First, you’ll need to decide on your compressor type. If you’re only cutting a few parts a day, a light duty compressor would work for you. If you’ll be cutting more regularly, a more heavy duty option will be better suited to your needs.

Air quality is also an important part of the plasma process, as bad air will reduce cut quality and consumable life. We recommend our air installation kit, which includes pipes, fittings and a 3-stage filtration system.

A big enough bench

You’ll need a suitable bench with enough space to place your Swifty table and the control PC terminal. Swifty measures 103cm x 108cm x 46cm excluding cable support, so bear this in mind when checking if your space is suitable.

Access to power

Swifty will work on a normal domestic supply of 110v or 230v, however, the plasma unit may need its own supply. This should be installed by an electrician as it can be up to 32a - please check your requirements with an approved electrician.

Power requirements are as follows:

  • Swifty - 230v 6amp / 110v 10a supply
  • 30SC plasma unit - 230v 16a / 110v 32a
  • Hyp 45XP plasma unit - 230v 32a
  • 2kw compressor - 230v 8a
  • 3kw compressor - 230v 12a
  • PC/laptop - 110v/230v depending on PC type

Plasma Source

The following plasma sources are suitable for use with Swifty:

  • Hypertherm Powermax 45
  • Hypertherm Powermax 45XP

Water source

You need to ‘add water’ which will absorb the majority of fumes caused by plasma cutting and cool components. You will need to add anti-fungal tablets and anti-rust solution to the water tray to stop the build up of bacteria and limit rusting of ferrous components..

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