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Offline atanq

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quick plasma question
« on: May 23, 2008, 03:39:33 PM »
Hi,

I have mach3 on xp, which method is best to drive an external relay to switch the plasma on/off?  Is it in ports & pins> output signals> digial trig?

Thanks,

aaron.

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Re: quick plasma question
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008, 03:58:02 PM »
Probably best to use the spindle relay output, that way you can start with M3 and stop with M5
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Re: quick plasma question
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2008, 05:07:56 PM »
Thanks for the reply, Hood,

I'll give that a try - it seems to work quite happily in the MDI.  Will I be able to select this option for instance when importing a file from LazyCAM into Mach3?

Thanks,

Aaron.

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Re: quick plasma question
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008, 05:52:07 PM »
Dont use LazyCAM but I am sure it will call M3 for spindle Start and M5 for stop when you generate the code.
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