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Mach4 General Discussion / plasma thc
« on: April 27, 2019, 01:22:14 AM »
I see the mach 4 plasma screen is now out    what controller supports the THC function it also has a voltage read how does that work what controller supports that a voltage input.. 

how good does THC inputs using the up down in  pc work. not running in real time   like ess tmc3 and vitalsystem hicon mini now out in mach 4

Mach4 General Discussion / mach 4 plasma screen
« on: November 05, 2018, 12:00:27 PM »
I understand that ESS warp 9 is working on a plugin for THC should be out in the next couple of weeks  does this mean Artsoft will have there plasma screen out

HiCON Motion Controller / torch controll manual operation
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:58:34 PM »
ok for some time now  I been asking.   I need to fire the torch and be able jog the machine  I get told m3 fires the torch  well it does not on my system
if I put m3 in the mdi the only thing that happens is the torch lowers about a 1/4 inch every medi start push . history says no reference found  keep pushing it keeps going down once the digital in switch hits nothing works
then I cant move the jog button  I have to disable then enable to clear what ever gets stuck  

I do have a torch on button when I push that torch lowers then digital input triggers torch fires . but the jog buttons do not work till torch turns off

what am I doing wrong  or is there some thing wrong  this has never worked since day 1  being able to manualy move the torch would realy help me to make small cuts
im getting tired of making lines in cad and cam posting them its getting old
I know there is a firmware update and a new arch pro screen update I did not load  . I did  not want to make things worse  

also I have a thc down light on all the time once you enable this is a mach diag light  not a screen thc light
this is something in the soft ware it self its not a wire there are no led on in the controller
changing input status in mach does nothing  I  loaded mach 4 demo in another computer and installed the arch pro screen
not hooked to the controller it does the same thing  ....   the thc up down does work the lights on the screen go on and off test the proma and using it and the z goes up down

I spoke with someone on the phone several weeks ago.  about all of the above was told I get an email you look in to this  I never got an answer

would loading the new arch pro screen fix this   please let me know  

thanks jeff coldon    

HiCON Motion Controller / Torch hight controller
« on: September 15, 2018, 08:04:26 PM »
Is there a way I can just use the torch digital input. Keep the setting for pierce height cut height. No THC.  Up down inputs .needed ..Reason I have a THC unit that connects directly between the motor driver and the controller for step direction
The unit controls the THC z motor directly and sends an arch ok to the controller.   Will this work with the hicon controller
This is an intergraded unit and will respond way faster cutting things like diamond plate
 The arch up down THC is just not cutting it its way too hard to get right it can’t clime a slope like corrugated meal if I set the max height to high things will happen lift the torch to high the slider is way too fast or to slow   I think an intergraded unit not relying on Mach 4 to do the thc would be better   Thanks Jeff c 

HiCON Motion Controller / plasma screen questions
« on: September 01, 2018, 02:19:20 PM »
Several weeks ago I called and asked several questions and was told will look in to it and email you   

1 I noticed the down light stays lit in in the Mach 4 machine dig screen.  This is not wire problem it will do it with just the arch pro screen loaded in the demo
All the up down lite on the arch pro screen work and correspond with the proma.  I find the up down THC just does not have the response when cutting I thought maybe the light might be a problem It comes on as soon as you enable the unit
I find the THC very hard to use and set right the reaction is either to fast or to slow.   unless I set the max and minim height for very minimal movement off the pierce height
It does not really work that good... 
I like to run an integrated one. But found the digital input for initial height sense does not work if the THC is turned off. So how I make the digital input work with THC off...  I would like to be able to turn off the THC and still use the digital input for initial height sense

2 how do I jog the machine when I push torch on button. You can’t use jog how does one move the gantry to do a manual cut the manual says it will work. And does not the jog functions are not actable 

3   I noticed there is a new firm ware up date and new arch pro screen on the new screen there is no torch on button.. I was told just use m5 well m5 does not fire the torch 
So how do you fire the torch with the new screen   and has the THC been fixed to work better

Thanks Jeff coldon


Mach4 General Discussion / mach 4 plasma with thc
« on: August 10, 2018, 06:37:27 AM »
has there been any progress on a mach 4 plasma screen a bata any thing

HiCON Motion Controller / digital input for plasma
« on: August 10, 2018, 06:32:55 AM »
I have your hilcon controller with plasma and THC option  its works well.    my question the digital in put I use for initial height sense  works fine also. 
What I discovered  is during a cut if the digital input goes active.  the process will stop.   what that means to me I can use the round torch mount.  that doubles as a IHS  and anti-collision.  on 1 wire
But I found nothing in the manual on this     my question is this known that is works this way

HiCON Motion Controller / plasma torch controller
« on: May 23, 2018, 11:51:02 AM »
can some one tell me if the neuron THC system works with the vital system hilcon mach 4 controller
any one use the neuron cnc setup  i belive mach motion uses it not sure 

Mach4 General Discussion / mach 4 plasma
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:13:03 AM »
when are we getting mach 4 plasma  a lot of people want to know 

HiCON Motion Controller / mach 4 plasma archpro
« on: March 09, 2018, 07:01:24 AM »
is there a mach 4 post processor for arch pro plasma   
does the post processor  not get built buy the controller provider  to use in sheet cam
the vitalsystem does not work  I had to use a mach 3 one with no THC.
  the thc does work   this took several days to figure out
I called vital system on this and was told buy the person on the phone  they don't do that
so how does one get a mach 4 arch pro post processor   sheet cam was the one that helped
told me the controller vender does that   
so we pass the buck back and forth   
and  we wonder why every ones going Linux   

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