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Re: Plasma Consumable Tracking
« Reply #130 on: November 16, 2012, 02:57:56 PM »
Glad to see you back Grasshopper(;-).

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Re: Plasma Consumable Tracking
« Reply #131 on: November 16, 2012, 03:01:45 PM »
Glad to be back. That was a trip from hell. Well it's over with so I can get back to interesting things.

Thank you Master,

GL
Re: Plasma Consumable Tracking
« Reply #132 on: November 16, 2012, 03:08:02 PM »
I replaced my whole "P.O.S." Z axis with a KR33B 300mm unit and built a new floating head for it. It works so much better than the crap I had. In the past month or so I have re-done everything on this machine. I am just waiting for a motor coupler for the KR33. 1/4" X 6mm flex. Then full speed ahead.

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GL

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Re: Plasma Consumable Tracking
« Reply #133 on: November 16, 2012, 03:23:58 PM »
The reason for stopping mid point is that when a tip starts going bad it can do so very fast from not bad to blowout in a wink. IF you stop soon enough most times you can save the cut. IF it is a 10cent item no problem but a 1 hour cut time piece gets expensive to replace 40 minutes into the cut.

The trick here is to KNOW what values you have to collect and WHEN to collect them. I'll help out. You will need to know .

Best to think it out then write down the order of events that HAVE to happen in your own words . Best to break it down to2 functions STOPPING and restarting.

Zpos
Ypos
line number.

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Re: Plasma Consumable Tracking
« Reply #134 on: November 16, 2012, 06:00:47 PM »
I do believe under these stop conditions it is best to have homing enabled with good limit switches.