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JD Squared continues their mission to provide the most robust equipment at an affordable price by introducing the MAD Series CNC Plasma Table. This beast of a table has been meticulously designed to provide the highest quality construction and components, competing with machines well above its price point.

Manufacturer: JD Squared, Inc.

MAD Series CNC Plasma Specifications Summary

Available Table Sizes4' x 4', 4' x 8', 5' x 10'
Maximum plate thickness2"
X Axis Travel4' x 4' - 52.625"
4' x 8' - 52.625"
5' x 10' - 64.5"
Y Axis Travel4' x 4' - 52"
4' x 8' - 108.875"
5' x 10' - 124.75"
Z Axis Travel3.875"
Cutting Clearance Around PlateX Axis 1.25" (32mm)
Y Axis 1.125" (28mm)
Approximate Weight4' x 4' - 1350lbs
4' x 8' - 2000lbs
5' x 10' - 2900lbs
Rapid Speeds1000+ IPM
MotorsBrushless servo on all axes
Machine Power Requirements100-240VAC, 1PH, 50/60Hz, 3A. Supplied with 115VAC U.S. plugs.
Plasma CompatibilityThe MAD Series requires a machine controllable plasma power unit, which is basically a way to turn the torch on and off automatically. A Begin Traverse, also known as Arc Okay, signal is accepted but not required for operation. If you're not sure if your existing plasma power supply is compatible, contact a sales representative and we'll look into it.
Table OptionsThe MAD Series can be supplied with a standard table, or a dedicated water table constructed from 12Ga (0.1") stainless steel at no additional cost. An adjustable depth water table is available for an additional cost.

More technical information can be found at the support page.

Why Water Table?

Mad Water Table

Advantages

  • All stainless steel water table drastically increases the longevity when filled with fluid.
  • Most cost effective way to capture most (but not all) fumes and slag.
  • Minor cooling effect on material being cut if slats adjusted close to water level.

Disadvantages

  • Messy. Really messy. No seriously, they make a mess.
  • Steel sheets should be removed and dried after cutting to prevent corrosion. Additives to the table, such as Pico Quench Guard can help reduce corrosion and organics growing in the table.
  • Shallower bed depth limits plasma unit power to 125A and below. This limits the operator to 1" mild steel and thinner.

Why Air Table?

Mad Air Table

Advantages

  • Fallen part removal is much easier since you don't have to remove the slats or the plate loaded on the machine. Access is through the doors on both ends of the table.
  • When matched with a suitably sized air handler, excess smoke and fumes are captured more efficiently.
  • Extra bed clearance allows for the largest plasma units, up to 400A, and 2" mild steel plate thicknesses.

Disadvantages

  • Cost of an air handler. Without an air handler, a large amount of smoke and fumes are produced.
  • Since there is no cutting fluid, no cooling effect on thin gauge material.

A Solid Foundation

Big machine features, small machine price.

The MAD Series CNC Plasma Tables are configurable to use either an air table or a water table. Both share common tough design features detailed by Bob in this construction video.

Easy to put in place.

The heavy 3/16" steel subframe supported by sturdy 4" x 3" x 1/4" wall steel legs, underside reinforcement, and adjustable leveling pads allow for easy moving and setup. Just pick it up with a forklift, and then lock it down with the included locating plates.

Base leg photo

Flexible slat height.

Vertical adjusters raise the support slats for easy loading, or lower them for use with water.

Adjustable Slats Air Adjustable Slats Water

Choose your curve.

Selectable slat curvature. Choose straight to easily slide material onto the table, or pick Half Arc or Full Arc to support small parts and lighter material.

Straight slats photo Curved slats photo

Y-Beams. Strong and Precise.

All steel construction begins with a 4" x 3" x 1/4" wall box tube weldment. Precision machining guarantees parallelism of the V-Groove supporting the alloy steel rail and the 3/4" face width gear rack.

V-Groove photo Rack photo

Heavy Duty Air Table

Robust.

Heavy steel construction supports up to 2" thick material. Watch Bob explain the details in this video.

Redesigned Table Interior.

Sloping sides guide cut parts and debris to the center. The baffle design forces air flow around a 180 degree corner before exiting, reducing the amount of debris that can enter air handling ducting. Additional clearance from the slats to the table interior increases the machine compatibility to a 400A plasma unit.

Air Table Sloping Interior

Multiple Air Handling Connections.

There is much more flexibility in connecting an air handler. With a maximum of two (4' x 4' table) to six (5' x 10') connection points for 6" duct flanges.

Air Handler Connections

Easier Cleaning.

Dual end doors allow removing fallen cut parts and debris easily. Hang the door on the catches and simply rake through the machine.

Air Tunnel Closed Air Tunnel Open

Optional Rolling Drawers.

Add on the optional rolling drawers to make cleaning and part retrieval even easier. Manufactured from heavy gauge steel with rollers and bronze bushings, even the heaviest loads roll out easily.

Optional Drawer In Optional Drawer Out

Stainless Steel Water Table

Tig Welded Stainless Steel.

The optional stainless steel water table has all seams TIG welded and leak tested. It can take up to eight hours to manufacture a large 5'x10' table.

Water Table TIG

Stainless Wetted Components.

Stainless steel slat leveling components, and submerged fasteners substantially increase longevity.

Stainless Steel Hardware

Gantry from the Bottom Up

Y Carriages - Feature rich construction.

An all steel weldment is precision machined to ensure perpendicularity. Twin bearing blocks on 20mm rods ensure proper pinion gear to gear rack engagement.

Y Carriage overview

Robust against dirt.

Rollers use 8900lb capacity sealed dual-row radial ball bearings to carry their share of the 300lb gantry. Intelligent roller profile contacts the rails near the edges rather than the center where dust collects, offering a drastic reduction in maintenance compared to an uncovered linear guide in a dirty environment.

Roller Profile photo

All aluminum cross beam.

An all aluminum weldment is precision machined to ensure proper alignment of feet, roller guides, and gear rack. The painstaking machining process ensures precision and longevity in operation.

Gantry photo Gantry feet photo Gantry groove and rack

The X and Z Axes

X Carriage.

Precision machining and grinding are combined to create a flexible X-Axis Carriage. It utilizes quad profiled roller bearings for alignment, and the same quality dual 20mm ground rods with block bearings to engage the pinion gear to the gear rack. Round rails reduce maintenance compared to an uncovered linear guide in a dirty environment without sacrificing precision.

X carriage iso

Universal. Ready for plasma.

The face plate of the X-Axis Carriage is universal to accept many types of tools. By default, it is configured with two magnetic docking stations, and a Z-Axis unit plasma ready.

X carriage plate photo

Z Axis - Protection built in.

The Z-Axis rides on a 25mm linear guide behind protective covers. It includes magnetic torch break-away with automated sensing, and dual probing methods: ohmic contact, and floating head for when electrical contact cannot be sensed.

Z axis switch

Brushless servo motors. Everywhere.

All axes are driven using high quality brushless servo motors to get the speed we desire: 1000+ I.P.M. rapids. Application specific motor power supplies keep the machine running all day.

Motor photo

Hardened machine control.

Custom robust control electronics are reinforced, and isolated to protect sensitive circuits from damaging currents. Since we build it, obsolescence isn't a problem.

Control photo

Automatic Torch Height Control.

Yes, it's included. The custom ATHC is capable of measuring a divided feedback voltage provided by the most popular plasma power units.

User Interface Computer.

Don't worry about sourcing or picking a computer that is compatible with the MAD series. We've already included the PC for the user interface.

PC photo

Constantly improving Machine Control Interface.

The latest version of our control software keeps improving. Easy to operate, easy to select cut settings, and easy to restart. The software automatically updates itself for bug fixes and select feature sets if connected to the internet. No subscription required, included for free.

Software Screenshot

Additional Videos

Checkout more videos on our YouTube channel

MAD Series CNC Plasma Specifications Summary

Available Table Sizes4' x 4', 4' x 8', 5' x 10'
Maximum plate thickness2"
X Axis Travel4' x 4' - 52.625"
4' x 8' - 52.625"
5' x 10' - 64.5"
Y Axis Travel4' x 4' - 52"
4' x 8' - 108.875"
5' x 10' - 124.75"
Z Axis Travel3.875"
Cutting Clearance Around PlateX Axis 1.25" (32mm)
Y Axis 1.125" (28mm)
Approximate Weight4' x 4' - 1350lbs
4' x 8' - 2000lbs
5' x 10' - 2900lbs
Rapid Speeds1000+ IPM
MotorsBrushless servo on all axes
Machine Power Requirements100-240VAC, 1PH, 50/60Hz, 3A. Supplied with 115VAC U.S. plugs.
Plasma CompatibilityThe MAD Series requires a machine controllable plasma power unit, which is basically a way to turn the torch on and off automatically. A Begin Traverse, also known as Arc Okay, signal is accepted but not required for operation. If you're not sure if your existing plasma power supply is compatible, contact a sales representative and we'll look into it.
Table OptionsThe MAD Series can be supplied with a standard table, or a dedicated water table constructed from 12Ga (0.1") stainless steel at no additional cost. An adjustable depth water table is available for an additional cost.

More technical information can be found at the support page.

Why Water Table?

Mad Water Table

Advantages

  • All stainless steel water table drastically increases the longevity when filled with fluid.
  • Most cost effective way to capture most (but not all) fumes and slag.
  • Minor cooling effect on material being cut if slats adjusted close to water level.

Disadvantages

  • Messy. Really messy. No seriously, they make a mess.
  • Steel sheets should be removed and dried after cutting to prevent corrosion. Additives to the table, such as Pico Quench Guard can help reduce corrosion and organics growing in the table.
  • Shallower bed depth limits plasma unit power to 125A and below. This limits the operator to 1" mild steel and thinner.

Why Air Table?

Mad Air Table

Advantages

  • Fallen part removal is much easier since you don't have to remove the slats or the plate loaded on the machine. Access is through the doors on both ends of the table.
  • When matched with a suitably sized air handler, excess smoke and fumes are captured more efficiently.
  • Extra bed clearance allows for the largest plasma units, up to 400A, and 2" mild steel plate thicknesses.

Disadvantages

  • Cost of an air handler. Without an air handler, a large amount of smoke and fumes are produced.
  • Since there is no cutting fluid, no cooling effect on thin gauge material.

A Solid Foundation

Big machine features, small machine price.

The MAD Series CNC Plasma Tables are configurable to use either an air table or a water table. Both share common tough design features detailed by Bob in this construction video.

Easy to put in place.

The heavy 3/16" steel subframe supported by sturdy 4" x 3" x 1/4" wall steel legs, underside reinforcement, and adjustable leveling pads allow for easy moving and setup. Just pick it up with a forklift, and then lock it down with the included locating plates.

Base leg photo

Flexible slat height.

Vertical adjusters raise the support slats for easy loading, or lower them for use with water.

Adjustable Slats Air Adjustable Slats Water

Choose your curve.

Selectable slat curvature. Choose straight to easily slide material onto the table, or pick Half Arc or Full Arc to support small parts and lighter material.

Straight slats photo Curved slats photo

Y-Beams. Strong and Precise.

All steel construction begins with a 4" x 3" x 1/4" wall box tube weldment. Precision machining guarantees parallelism of the V-Groove supporting the alloy steel rail and the 3/4" face width gear rack.

V-Groove photo Rack photo

Heavy Duty Air Table

Robust.

Heavy steel construction supports up to 2" thick material. Watch Bob explain the details in this video.

Redesigned Table Interior.

Sloping sides guide cut parts and debris to the center. The baffle design forces air flow around a 180 degree corner before exiting, reducing the amount of debris that can enter air handling ducting. Additional clearance from the slats to the table interior increases the machine compatibility to a 400A plasma unit.

Air Table Sloping Interior

Multiple Air Handling Connections.

There is much more flexibility in connecting an air handler. With a maximum of two (4' x 4' table) to six (5' x 10') connection points for 6" duct flanges.

Air Handler Connections

Easier Cleaning.

Dual end doors allow removing fallen cut parts and debris easily. Hang the door on the catches and simply rake through the machine.

Air Tunnel Closed Air Tunnel Open

Optional Rolling Drawers.

Add on the optional rolling drawers to make cleaning and part retrieval even easier. Manufactured from heavy gauge steel with rollers and bronze bushings, even the heaviest loads roll out easily.

Optional Drawer In Optional Drawer Out

Stainless Steel Water Table

Tig Welded Stainless Steel.

The optional stainless steel water table has all seams TIG welded and leak tested. It can take up to eight hours to manufacture a large 5'x10' table.

Water Table TIG

Stainless Wetted Components.

Stainless steel slat leveling components, and submerged fasteners substantially increase longevity.

Stainless Steel Hardware

Gantry from the Bottom Up

Y Carriages - Feature rich construction.

An all steel weldment is precision machined to ensure perpendicularity. Twin bearing blocks on 20mm rods ensure proper pinion gear to gear rack engagement.

Y Carriage overview

Robust against dirt.

Rollers use 8900lb capacity sealed dual-row radial ball bearings to carry their share of the 300lb gantry. Intelligent roller profile contacts the rails near the edges rather than the center where dust collects, offering a drastic reduction in maintenance compared to an uncovered linear guide in a dirty environment.

Roller Profile photo

All aluminum cross beam.

An all aluminum weldment is precision machined to ensure proper alignment of feet, roller guides, and gear rack. The painstaking machining process ensures precision and longevity in operation.

Gantry photo Gantry feet photo Gantry groove and rack

The X and Z Axes

X Carriage.

Precision machining and grinding are combined to create a flexible X-Axis Carriage. It utilizes quad profiled roller bearings for alignment, and the same quality dual 20mm ground rods with block bearings to engage the pinion gear to the gear rack. Round rails reduce maintenance compared to an uncovered linear guide in a dirty environment without sacrificing precision.

X carriage iso

Universal. Ready for plasma.

The face plate of the X-Axis Carriage is universal to accept many types of tools. By default, it is configured with two magnetic docking stations, and a Z-Axis unit plasma ready.

X carriage plate photo

Z Axis - Protection built in.

The Z-Axis rides on a 25mm linear guide behind protective covers. It includes magnetic torch break-away with automated sensing, and dual probing methods: ohmic contact, and floating head for when electrical contact cannot be sensed.

Z axis switch

Brushless servo motors. Everywhere.

All axes are driven using high quality brushless servo motors to get the speed we desire: 1000+ I.P.M. rapids. Application specific motor power supplies keep the machine running all day.

Motor photo

Hardened machine control.

Custom robust control electronics are reinforced, and isolated to protect sensitive circuits from damaging currents. Since we build it, obsolescence isn't a problem.

Control photo

Automatic Torch Height Control.

Yes, it's included. The custom ATHC is capable of measuring a divided feedback voltage provided by the most popular plasma power units.

User Interface Computer.

Don't worry about sourcing or picking a computer that is compatible with the MAD series. We've already included the PC for the user interface.

PC photo

Constantly improving Machine Control Interface.

The latest version of our control software keeps improving. Easy to operate, easy to select cut settings, and easy to restart. The software automatically updates itself for bug fixes and select feature sets if connected to the internet. No subscription required, included for free.

Software Screenshot

Additional Videos

Checkout more videos on our YouTube channel

MAD Specifications

Designed PurposePlasma
Heavy Steel Frame ConstructionYes
Max Thickness Capacity for Steel Plate2"
CNC Machined Y Axis RailsYes
CNC Machined X Axis RailsNo
Plasma Dust Tolerant Round RailsYes
Bed Option Included Free with MachinePlasma or Water Bed
Heavy Duty X & Y Gear Racks (.75" Face / 16P)Yes
CNC Machined Gantry (X Axis)Yes
Optional Extended GantryNo
Floating Head on Z AxisYes
Magnetic Break Away Torch MountYes
Z Axis Linear Guide (Enclosed)Yes
All Brushless Servo MotorsYes
Z Axis MotorNEMA 23
X Axis Motor & Precision Gear BoxNEMA 34
Y Axis Motor & Precision Gear BoxDual NEMA 34
Z Axis DrivePrecision Acme Screw
X Axis DriveNEMA 34 Precision Gear Head
Y Axis DriveDual NEMA 34 Precision Gear Heads
Spur Gear Pitch Diameters1.5"
Igus High Speed Cable CarriersYes
Igus High Quality Noise Rejecting Shielded WiringYes
Integrated Grounding Bar for Noise RejectionYes
JD2 Manufactured Motion Control Computer PLCYes
PC Computer Included In Base PriceYes
Computer Stand IncludedYes
JD2 Produced Motion Control SoftwareYes
Free Control Software Updates for LifeYes
CAM Software IncludedYes
Must be Shipped Completely Assembled?Yes
Relative Freight CostModerately High

Options Available

Extended Over Hanging GantryNo
Wood Router Mounting AdapterYes
Precision Marker & Air Scribe AttachmentYes
Air Bed Table (For Plasma, Oxy Fuel Torches)Yes
Router Bed Table (Wood Routing, Etc.)No
Water Bed TableYes
Adjustable Water Level System (Requires Water Bed)No
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