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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2010

    plama 390 esab controller need help

    Just started a new job using a esab plasma no training picking it up on my own problem when m/c stops cutting or needs a new nozzle how do you pick up where it stopped cutting press start and all it does is move with torch up and doesnt burn please help as know help from company

  2. #2
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    You have to perform a series of moves to make it pickup a toolpath and start cutting. A lot of it depends on if you are running with a THC controlled by MACH. Here is what I do:

    Note the g-code line you stopped on

    Scroll backwards through the code until you find the beginning of that cut (hint: it's the M03 to fire the torch on that cut.

    Jog the machine over close to that spot and do a Z ref or a manual zero on the top of the material

    If you have a MACH based THC turn off the THC button in MACH
    Find the line before the M03 that moves XY to the pierce point and use the "Set Next Line" button.

    Hit RUN and as soon as the torch fires turn it off using the screen button.

    Let the torch move along the toolpath until you get to about 3/4" from where you want to pick up the cut THEN turn on the Torch

    Once the torch start cutting new metal turn the THC button back on.

    It sounds complex but once you do it a couple of times it gets easy

    TOM caudle

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    cheers works a treat you dont happen to know cutting feed rate setting and kerf for 6 ,8and 10mm plate alot of slag underneath again thanks for the help most appreciated

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