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Re: MACH3PLASMA LIMIT SWITCHES FOR G540/PROMA
« Reply #140 on: February 27, 2018, 01:39:59 PM »
Great, thats a step further.

Now you need to modify your code/post processor to add a probing routine before each pierce, sorry but i cant help here as my setup is mega-modified and won't be applicable to yours.

Someone will be along though :)
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« Reply #141 on: February 27, 2018, 01:42:35 PM »
Great, thats a step further.

Now you need to modify your code/post processor to add a probing routine before each pierce, sorry but i cant help here as my setup is mega-modified and won't be applicable to yours.

Someone will be along though :)

okay, from the reasearch ive done, im going to be using either the g31 or g28.1 code i think. Im running SheetCam, and im using the MACH3PLASMA post processor.
Re: MACH3PLASMA LIMIT SWITCHES FOR G540/PROMA
« Reply #142 on: February 27, 2018, 01:43:14 PM »
Great, thats a step further.

Now you need to modify your code/post processor to add a probing routine before each pierce, sorry but i cant help here as my setup is mega-modified and won't be applicable to yours.

Someone will be along though :)

what do you mean your setup is mega-modified? what have you modified?

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Re: MACH3PLASMA LIMIT SWITCHES FOR G540/PROMA
« Reply #143 on: February 27, 2018, 01:57:44 PM »
SheetCam is a good app.

My setup has a pneumatic actuated probing switch, custom probing macro, screenset, external THC and various other bits and bobs.
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« Reply #144 on: February 27, 2018, 02:09:41 PM »
I tried using the MP1000THC PP and it seems the torch is jogging up to find the probe instead of down
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« Reply #145 on: February 27, 2018, 02:10:25 PM »
SheetCam is a good app.

My setup has a pneumatic actuated probing switch, custom probing macro, screenset, external THC and various other bits and bobs.

I’ve never heard of a setup like that. Sounds complex! How does it work?

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Re: MACH3PLASMA LIMIT SWITCHES FOR G540/PROMA
« Reply #146 on: February 27, 2018, 02:15:21 PM »
I tried using the MP1000THC PP and it seems the torch is jogging up to find the probe instead of down

I think there is a setting for that somewhere
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Re: MACH3PLASMA LIMIT SWITCHES FOR G540/PROMA
« Reply #147 on: February 27, 2018, 02:20:04 PM »
SheetCam is a good app.

My setup has a pneumatic actuated probing switch, custom probing macro, screenset, external THC and various other bits and bobs.

I’ve never heard of a setup like that. Sounds complex! How does it work?

The probe switch is mounted on a small air cylinder, your one will use the nose of the torch to sense the material, my one uses a very delicate switch, in the macro the head is moved sideways a little to place the switch where the pierce will be, the switch lowers, the head then drops until the switch triggers, the Z position is set, the switch lifts up, the head lifts up, the head moves back to pierce position and away we go.

It sounds complex but its not and its pretty fast, the big benefit is that i can sense very thin material without the weight of the head/torch deflecting it downwards, IIRC I was the originator of the air cylinder probe and I'm glad to say others have used it as well now :)

Here's a video, it was early days then but functioning.
https://youtu.be/Z-N3LOs73tE
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Re: MACH3PLASMA LIMIT SWITCHES FOR G540/PROMA
« Reply #148 on: February 27, 2018, 02:26:48 PM »
I tried using the MP1000THC PP and it seems the torch is jogging up to find the probe instead of down

I think there is a setting for that somewhere

A setting in MACH3?
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« Reply #149 on: February 27, 2018, 02:28:14 PM »
THats a really cool setup, kudos to you for designing it yourself