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    Re: G540 fault light

    Thanks John,
    I will check your suggestions, good information. I have not yet heard back from Gecko.

    Scott
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    G540 fault light

    Hi, I have a G540 that is about 4 years old and has always worked flawlessly. I am controlling it via a CANC CNC interface and operate as a plasma and a router. Last week, during a job the machine...
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    Re: hobby or business?

    I spent about $6000.00 (not including software) to build my machine and have made about twice that with it so far in 36 months. It is used to manufacture parts for various other machines that I...
  4. Re: New Inkscape Training videos uploaded (make custom signs and art work)

    Thanks for taking the time to make these videos! I have been using CAD for many of the operations that InkScape can do with minimal effort and cleaner vectors.

    Scott
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    Magic Brown Dust?

    Complete newbie here. Stupid post to follow...........


    So I spent ALL day in my shop cutting on the plasma machine burning up one and 1/2 sheets of 16 gauge. Trying to understand the software,...
  6. Procedure question in Sheetcam/CANDCNC controller

    Just starting to plasma cut material and I have a newbe question regarding zero of the Z axis. Normally (in router mode) I home my Z axis, then home my Y axis and then my X axis. I have homing...
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    Arc Voltage question

    I am setting up a new Longevity 42i on my CNC table and have scoped the arc voltage input to the CANDCNC controller. This is the signal coming out of the plasma cutter after the 20:1 voltage divider....
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    Yes, you were correct. The A axis in our case...

    Yes, you were correct. The A axis in our case must be on a separate input so that it can home independently of X. All wired up and working normally now. A sensor is adjustable so that I can square...
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    Homing Question

    Wiring up homing sensors to a new breakout board:

    I have 4 separate NPN prox sensors for each axis. A axis is slaved to X axis on the gantry to square it. Can I wire the Z home sensor, then Y home...
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    Wiring up the new table IO card and have a couple...

    Wiring up the new table IO card and have a couple of questions:

    I have 4 separate NPN prox sensors for homing. One for Z, one for Y, one for X and one more for A (slaved to X) Can I input all 4...
  11. I am installing a Longevity 41i on my machine...

    I am installing a Longevity 41i on my machine now. I spent the majority of the day wiring up the MP3000 THC from CANDCNC. No question that Jim is correct about what he says. However, my budget did...
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    I cut acrylic a lot. I just came in from the shop...

    I cut acrylic a lot. I just came in from the shop after cutting 32 pieces of it. I use a vac hold down system and tabs for letters and other smaller parts. The key I think for me is that with vac...
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    Thanks Tom, I plan to do this installation this...

    Thanks Tom,
    I plan to do this installation this weekend. I have had orders that had to be fulfilled on my machine and I have not yet found the time for the installation. You may here from me on...
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    Good information, thanks to both of you. I do run...

    Good information, thanks to both of you. I do run a full RPM when cutting because I use single flute aluminum bits and they run better wide open. Also this necessitates that I move as fast as...
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    Bosch 1617 bearings failure

    Found out today that I have worn out another set of bearings on my 1617. I do cut a lot of aluminum so I expect to lose some bearings now and then. Bearings seem to last about 75-100 hours of...
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    If you could shoot a video while your machine is...

    If you could shoot a video while your machine is running and cutting this type of material that might be helpful to understand what may be going on.
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    More progress. 219500 219502 219504 ...

    More progress.

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    Designed and built the Z axis torch adapter. Here...

    Designed and built the Z axis torch adapter. Here is an exploded image out of SolidWorks. Adapter allows for pitch and roll adjustment and has a magnetic breakaway feature. Goes on the machine with 4...
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    Old dog new tricks

    So I anticipate that I will be needing some assistance in the near future. I have been operating my DIY router table for some years now. I use it to make machine parts (mostly aluminum machining) for...
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    I cannot say. I have used both in industrial apps...

    I cannot say. I have used both in industrial apps and they seemed to perform as well as any other high quality rail.
  21. Thread: Router top

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    I use 3/4 MDF unsealed for my sacrificial top. I...

    I use 3/4 MDF unsealed for my sacrificial top. I use vacuum hold down so I cannot seal it or I couldn't draw thru it.
    The only sealant that I have applied to it is on the sides. I also live in a...
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    I used them in an industrial installation one...

    I used them in an industrial installation one time. They were used between 16-24 hours per day in a 3 shift operation. Travel speed was about 600 IPM. They lasted about 4 years and then the machine...
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    Multi-purpose machine

    I made an adapter so that I can operate an oxy-fuel cutter on my machine. A plasma would be much better but I had the torch on-hand.

    TORCH V2 - YouTube

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    216600

    Torch removes with...
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    Think I have a power quality issue. The lights...

    Think I have a power quality issue. The lights are flickering off and back on again whenever the air compressor in the shop comes on. The compressor cycles often when the machine is running because I...
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    Random E-Stop on Mach?

    My machine keeps giving me an "external E-stop" and shutting down in the middle of jobs at random. Sometimes it will run thru a job with no issue and other times I cannot get a single job completed...
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