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Re: MACH3PLASMA LIMIT SWITCHES FOR G540/PROMA
« Reply #60 on: February 15, 2018, 01:29:39 AM »
I’m using sheetcam, could my post processor have something to do with it?

can post the code, you are trying to run ?
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Re: MACH3PLASMA LIMIT SWITCHES FOR G540/PROMA
« Reply #61 on: February 15, 2018, 02:02:56 AM »
If its not moving after pierce, check you are getting ARC OK  signal into mach from Proma and also that Proma is seeing the Arc voltage as being more than pierce voltage - there is a setting in proma for this. If its not sending arc ok that will cause the torch to freeze.
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Re: MACH3PLASMA LIMIT SWITCHES FOR G540/PROMA
« Reply #62 on: February 15, 2018, 02:05:21 AM »
here:

http://eagleplasma.com/How%20to%20setup%20Mach3.pdf

i found a Manual for THC Setup
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: MACH3PLASMA LIMIT SWITCHES FOR G540/PROMA
« Reply #63 on: February 15, 2018, 10:33:34 AM »
If its not moving after pierce, check you are getting ARC OK  signal into mach from Proma and also that Proma is seeing the Arc voltage as being more than pierce voltage - there is a setting in proma for this. If its not sending arc ok that will cause the torch to freeze.
When it pierces it hits like 220v really fast and then just goes all over the place, I figured it was doing this because there was no metal for the arc any longer.. but what should I try?

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Re: MACH3PLASMA LIMIT SWITCHES FOR G540/PROMA
« Reply #64 on: February 15, 2018, 10:56:50 AM »
When testing, Mach is not going into reset or freezing is it - this can be a problem with noise from the plasma, if not, can you still jog it around AFTER trying a cut - is it still talking to the BOB/machine?

Just trying to rule out various possibilities for failure

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Re: MACH3PLASMA LIMIT SWITCHES FOR G540/PROMA
« Reply #65 on: February 15, 2018, 11:11:30 AM »
ok made a test on my mill (cs-lab Motion Controller)

what i did:
1. loaded Plasma Screen
2. configured three Inputs Torch ON - Torch UP - Torch DWN
3. Turnen THC ON (Programm run Screen), also set Config -> Ports&pins -> Mill Option -> Allow THC up/down
4. Set THC Min and THC Max to -20 and +20 (mm i am working in metric, therefor i had to modify Screen dro's to see the sign)
5. then i was able to drive Z axis up and down within THC Max / Min range

hope it helps.
Thomas

BTW are you running Mach3 in Demo? remember that THC is not working in DEMO, but can't find this anymore.
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anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: MACH3PLASMA LIMIT SWITCHES FOR G540/PROMA
« Reply #66 on: February 15, 2018, 11:35:39 AM »
When testing, Mach is not going into reset or freezing is it - this can be a problem with noise from the plasma, if not, can you still jog it around AFTER trying a cut - is it still talking to the BOB/machine?

Just trying to rule out various possibilities for failure

Yes I can after I hit stop on my gcode.


Re: MACH3PLASMA LIMIT SWITCHES FOR G540/PROMA
« Reply #67 on: February 15, 2018, 11:37:16 AM »
ok made a test on my mill (cs-lab Motion Controller)

what i did:
1. loaded Plasma Screen
2. configured three Inputs Torch ON - Torch UP - Torch DWN
3. Turnen THC ON (Programm run Screen), also set Config -> Ports&pins -> Mill Option -> Allow THC up/down
4. Set THC Min and THC Max to -20 and +20 (mm i am working in metric, therefor i had to modify Screen dro's to see the sign)
5. then i was able to drive Z axis up and down within THC Max / Min range

hope it helps.
Thomas

BTW are you running Mach3 in Demo? remember that THC is not working in DEMO, but can't find this anymore.

I have that all figured out, THC is running in perameters while in TEST mode. I can’t seem to get it to function in working mode while runnin g a gcode. The code seems to be freezing on any file.
Re: MACH3PLASMA LIMIT SWITCHES FOR G540/PROMA
« Reply #68 on: February 15, 2018, 11:39:14 AM »
Even if I leave my plasma off, the gcode freezes at the first M03 code
Re: MACH3PLASMA LIMIT SWITCHES FOR G540/PROMA
« Reply #69 on: February 15, 2018, 11:44:56 AM »
Everything is working but the GCODE files are freezing every time the torch is fired