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    Re: Problems with PoKeys57CNC Plasma plugin

    Here is the problem with MACH and any external motion system . Its not real time . The MACH parsing engine runs, sends the trajectory commnads to a buffer (typically on the motion card via the...
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    Re: cnc plasma cutting issues. Please help!

    If it were EMI most likely it would happen on ALL kinds of cuts.. Detailed cuts can have more challenges if you are getting torch dives and bad touch off. The cheaper chinese motor drivers are...
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    Re: I need help, thc robot3t01 up & down

    It has to be paired with control software and hardware that can use the UP and DOWN to control the Z axis motor. MACH3 is one example. I think UCNC is another.
  4. Re: Mastercam Post Proccessor for Plasmaroutecnc BlazeHD

    Its a MACH3 based controller. Gotta ask why though....MasterCAM is thousands of dollars unless you have a pirated copy. Its really powerful but not easy to learn. Plasma cutting is really...
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    Re: Home Made Plasma

    One of the basic signals that help with automated plasma cutting is the ARC OK (AKA Ok-to-Move; Transfer. Arc valid,etc) Some plasmas have that signal, some do not (The ProCut does not). It's used...
  6. Re: Help! Mach3 emergency mode active when firing plasma torch

    This is really pretty simple: The e-stop input into MACH is getting a noise spike when the torch fires. All it takes is one short glitch to trip it. If the inputs on your BoB were isolated with...
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    Re: Accumove 3 post processor !

    The key is the POST. ITs a treanslator to generate the correct G-Code for a given machine. Either you need the G-code documents from Torchmate (Lincoln) for the dialct of G-Code the Accumove uses...
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    Re: CNCUSB Table top CNC confusion.

    So you are going to try and use this for a plasma table? USB and plasma (noise) do not typically mix well. Can be done but tough to get the gremlins out/
    So the whole machine is from China? ...
  9. Re: Replacing Pinion Gear on Chinese CNC - Please Help!

    There are two important factors on a spur(pinion gear) it has to has to have the same PITCH (tooth spacing as the rack and the same pressure angle. I don't know about China but there are two...
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    Re: Torchmate 2 HELP!!!

    Well the good news is you have a really good plasma cutter .
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    Re: Z-axis modification using macro

    SheetCAM has INTERNAL variables and EXTERNAL (defined by you) it can use. That particular variable is set in the Job Options/ Rapid Height. 1.5mm is not much clearance for rapids

    If you open...
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    Re: Z-axis modification using macro

    Yes but if you edit it outside the Post Processor Edit button in SheetCAM it saves it in another location and you mi\ust IMPORT it to the SheeCAM library of Posts. If you change the name and save it...
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    Re: Z-axis modification using macro

    Im confused. if you are using SheetCAM you can do everything in the POST including adding the values you want set in the UI in SheetCAM.
    A touch off and lift to top of material , zero the Z and...
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    Re: THC up or down signal active error

    Yes, Your THC is sending an UP signal when it should not. That siganl (and the DOWN) should only come on when the Z is supposed to raise the torch . Signal from THC should only be active when...
  15. Re: Plasma cutting thin gauge stainless steel

    How To Get Experience:
    Get material.
    Generate Toolpath from CAM.
    Use largest diameter 2 flute up cut mill that will mill smallest features
    Setup mister or flood
    Make test cuts using...
  16. Re: Plasma cutting thin gauge stainless steel

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  17. Re: Plasma cutting thin gauge stainless steel

    You route thin aluminium. A good rigid table with a 2.2KW air cooled spindle with ER collets and using mist and air will cut up to 1/8" aluminium. We cut hundreds of plates from .060 AL and get...
  18. Re: Home built machine, hypertherm, mach3, G540 cut quality issues...

    14 ga WILL bow from both heat and stress relief....fact of life. I have seen 14ga popup 1/2" on the sides. The slower you cut the worse the heat warping will be. there is no way with ragged...
  19. Re: Home built machine, hypertherm, mach3, G540 cut quality issues...

    that waffle cut is not from cutting at the wrong speed. Grab your gantry and the motors with them on and locked and try to move it. It should have no play. Same thing with the cross axis. The Z...
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    Re: Mach3 MDI DRO

    The resolution of a machine is the smallest distance ONE step produces. That boils down to Steps per unit. You can't make a machine have more resolution that what the steps per unit are. Mach...
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    Re: Turn key cnc plasmas table

    Precision Plasma has been a table kit provider for over 7 years. There are hundreds of his tables out and running.

    The link to CYRious metal works is to a shop in Texas (that you can visit...
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    Re: Turn key cnc plasmas table

    Do some research here and on other forums about Burntables.

    I you want to have a USA built table with a solid warranty and good support then look at...
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    Re: Off line controller hookup

    Glad its your project and not mine. Sounds like you have it all figured out. Good luck.
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    Re: Off line controller hookup

    Not sure I understand this:


    No such thing as a 25 pin RS232 Parallel port. Rs232 is a spefication for a single device to device serial and its SLOW compared to most other protocola, The 25...
  25. Re: Quality of Everlast with a good torch for CNC?

    Hypertherm has a host of patients for torch technology. You can see marked improvement just updating one of their older torches to the new Duramax. I don't know what kind of aftermarket torch you...
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