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Plumbing for Cutting/Resonator Gases

Plumbing for Cutting/Resonator Gases

Plumbing for Cutting/Resonator Gases

I'm looking for feedback from anyone here that wants to chime in...especially if you're using something different than the more commonly advised. We have a Bystronic BySpeed 3015 w/ 4.4kW resonator and as per their install docs, they recommend using either copper or stainless steel (SS316) tubing for cutting and resonator gas supply. We already have 1/4" SS316 tubing in-place using SwageLok fittings for the resonator gases. However, I'm not dead set on using either for the cutting gases...is anyone here using other types of high-pressure hoses or pipes? Are flexible braided stainless steel tubes an option?

RE: Plumbing for Cutting/Resonator Gases

ON our Bystronic Bystar 3015 5.2kw we have copper all the way for the laser gases ( N2, He, Co2 ) and braided hose from the bottles to the Regs then copper the rest of the way for the cutting gases ( N2 and o2 )
That's how it was set up in Germany so that's how they set it up here in Perth when we brought it. Been that way for 3.5 years with no leaks.

If you ask me to do something, I will do it. There's no need to nag me every 6 months

RE: Plumbing for Cutting/Resonator Gases

We use a braided stainless hose for our oxygen cutting gas so I do not see a reason it wouldn't work for you.

RE: Plumbing for Cutting/Resonator Gases

for the laser gasses- copper, stainless or polyethylene, no teflon. and don't use an automatic gas change system

Chris Krug http://krugtech.com/
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