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Offline Davek0974

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What happens when...
« on: May 01, 2014, 10:47:19 AM »
The "arc ok" signal stops mid-cut on a plasma?

This could happen on my system due to duty cycle, the plasma unit will shut off if its reached its limit, I guess this would wreck the part??

Would cycle-start get it going again or is an abort-job issue?

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Re: What happens when...
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2014, 12:04:40 PM »
if THC is on then Mach will stop.

Re-starting a plasma job is not without its challenges - do a search on RFH (Run From Here) and see where it takes you.

If it's duty cycle kicking in that's your concern how about getting creative and get Mach to stop between cuts if it's about to run out of time, wait and then resume when it's got more money in the meter.

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Re: What happens when...
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2014, 02:07:27 PM »
Ok thanks, pretty much what I guessed would occur.

Yes it's duty cycle, I'm limited on power and only have a small unit, I am still learning nesting in sheetcam and have successfully incorporated wait commands in my files, naturally they need to be as far apart as possible without tripping duty cycle limits.

I think everything is coming together nicely now


Dave
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