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mach3 wire up CNC to start plasma HELP PLEASE
« on: January 13, 2016, 06:31:00 PM »
Hi I am new to CNC. I have a CNC plasma and I can not turn my hypertherm  45 on and off. Do I need something else other then the two wires from the HT 45? Please help. Thanks
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Re: mach3 wire up CNC to start plasma HELP PLEASE
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 07:32:16 PM »
What controller are you using with Mach3, LPT or other ??

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 08:23:23 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I am using LPT.

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Re: mach3 wire up CNC to start plasma HELP PLEASE
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 02:14:13 AM »
Have you got a relay on the break-out board - this is the control for torch firing.

When you press the Torch button on the Mach3 screen you should hear this relay click on and off with the button, if not then that is the area to look in.

Ports and pins set up would be the next area but is specific to the breakout board used.
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Plasma table, Mach3 V062, Step motors, C&CNC THC.

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Re: mach3 wire up CNC to start plasma HELP PLEASE
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 10:44:17 AM »
The relay you need to access on your breakout board would be the spindle start relay.  IF your Break out board does not have a spindle relay you have to add a relay to the wiring to control teh arc start.

Re: mach3 wire up CNC to start plasma HELP PLEASE
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2016, 10:51:29 AM »
Thanks. I am going out to try your suggestion right now. I really want to thank you for your help.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 12:49:42 PM »
I still can not figure this out.

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Re: mach3 wire up CNC to start plasma HELP PLEASE
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2016, 01:37:55 PM »
Any details of your breakout board?

Pictures?

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Bridgeport Mill, Mach3 V062, CSMIO-IP/A controller, AC Servo Drives.
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Re: mach3 wire up CNC to start plasma HELP PLEASE
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2016, 10:17:30 AM »
Hi Dave. I ordered a relay and I will try it when it comes in. I will let you know how it work. Thanks for all your help.

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Re: mach3 wire up CNC to start plasma HELP PLEASE
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2016, 10:36:14 AM »
You cannot just use any relay it must be compatible with the output signal of your board. Can you give us teh make and model number of your breakout board ?

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