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Removing pierce delay from mach3 not possible.
« on: May 08, 2013, 09:20:54 AM »
Hello. I'm having a problem with removing pierce delay in Mach3 plasma. I use sheetcam for generating the gcode. I need the pierce timer completely gone for the laser application that i'm using at the moment.

What i have tried:

- Making sheetcam pierce delay = 0s
- Manually removing pierce delay from the gcode file (setting G04 = 0 or just remove it completely)


Any advace would be much appreciated. And i apologize if i posted this in wrong forum section.

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Re: Removing pierce delay from mach3 not possible.
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 04:22:54 PM »
If you are using the spindle controls for firing your laser then you will likely always have a delay.
I think most use an axis for firing the laser but give tweakie a shout as he does a lot of laser stuff.
http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=10309
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Re: Removing pierce delay from mach3 not possible.
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2013, 04:52:58 AM »
Hi Tunfiskur,

You may find this article and the attached comments of interest http://hobbycncart.com/publ/cikkek/mach3_temaju_cikkek/switching_a_laser_under_mach_control/8-1-0-29

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Re: Removing pierce delay from mach3 not possible.
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2013, 10:43:30 AM »
Thanks for the link. Very good read. I will look into these methods for sure  :D