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Hypertherm remote start with hand torch?
« on: January 26, 2007, 09:24:22 PM »
How do you remote start a Hypertherm powermax 1000 when you have a hand torch installed?

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Re: Hypertherm remote start with hand torch?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2007, 10:49:05 PM »
Hi, Drad

The simplest way. find the two wires in your torch head that turn on the torch, remote them from the box to a relay NO contacts on your IO Board.

Use the Output 2 for Spindle (M3),  Enable Output 2 and assign a Pin #, port#, Active low to check mark or X depending on board wiring, in

config, ports & pins, Outputs.

One of many ways.

Hope this Helps, Chip


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Re: Hypertherm remote start with hand torch?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2007, 10:12:47 AM »
Thanks Chip.
The problem is that the plasma cutter says in the manual that the remote pendant will NOT work with a hand torch installed, Im sure it is a safety feature. I have seen the hand torches being used and controlled with a computer, I just need a way to trick the plasma cutter into thinking there is a machine torch installed. Im sure it is just a jumper or something. Kinda wanted to get it working today but I cant contact Hypertherm until Monday. Anyone else have any thoughts?
Dave

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Re: Hypertherm remote start with hand torch?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2007, 03:06:24 PM »
Hi, Dave

Unplug the power to the plasma cutter.

If you trace the trigger switch wires back to the Box you should find where there connected to a control relay/board, remote them as above.

You could remote the wires from the torch, take it apart, find the wires, if you don't want to go into the box.

Do you have wiring diag's, I cant find access to them on the web.

You could connect a solenoid or air actuator to pull in the trigger switch at the torch.

Thanks, Chip
Re: Hypertherm remote start with hand torch?
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2007, 03:45:51 PM »
The hypertherm powermax 1000 should have a cnc plug on the back of it, there is 2 pins that will make it start. Ill try and find it for you.
Re: Hypertherm remote start with hand torch?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2007, 11:40:46 PM »
I found the pins you need to jumper, I will have to check tomorrow which pins  numbers they are but it now works with either remote start when in the machine or I can take out the hand torch and it still works with the trigger, also no need to zip tie the trigger in the on position. Works great.
Dave

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Re: Hypertherm remote start with hand torch?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2007, 12:10:09 AM »
Hi, Dave

It's sad miller posts there manuals in PDF's for Free.

Hope you get it going.

Thanks, Chip
Re: Hypertherm remote start with hand torch?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2007, 09:50:59 PM »
Hi, Dave

It's sad miller posts there manuals in PDF's for Free.

Hope you get it going.

Thanks, Chip

So does hypertherm, and IMO Hypertherm beats out any other plasma cutter on the market.

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Re: Hypertherm remote start with hand torch?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2007, 10:52:55 PM »
Hi, Xjdubber

So where do you find the manuals on line.

Chip
Re: Hypertherm remote start with hand torch?
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2007, 07:38:13 PM »
Hi, Xjdubber

So where do you find the manuals on line.

Chip
https://www.hypertherm.com/Xnet/library/DocumentLibrary.jsp

if you go to hypertherm.com click on the library link top right of the page