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« on: August 14, 2008, 05:47:09 PM »
I'm in the middle of a 4"x8" Plasma table project,
I did download Mach R1.84.000 demo version
But I can't get the right configuration to make the torch to go on/off as I been seen in some youtube videos
Can anyone help me to go the right direction?

Some times the torch stays on even when is not cutting, other times move likes is cutting but no flame from the torch

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Re: cnc plasma table...
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 07:19:31 PM »
Need a lot more info such as how your torch is connected, how you are trying to switch it on/off, what hardware do you have and basically anything else you think may be helpful.
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 08:44:44 PM »
Need a lot more info such as how your torch is connected, how you are trying to switch it on/off, what hardware do you have and basically anything else you think may be helpful.
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Relay to connect torch
Mach config: Enable1 = Enabled, Port1, Pin 17, Active Low: checked
3 step motor
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Re: cnc plasma table...
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2008, 02:18:13 AM »
How are you switching the torch on and off? I would think the best way is to use the spindle control so if you set up the relay to work on Output 1 and then set that up on the Mill options page. Then when you command M3 from the code it would switch on and M5 it would switch off.
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Re: cnc plasma table...
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2008, 06:19:19 PM »
How are you switching the torch on and off? I would think the best way is to use the spindle control so if you set up the relay to work on Output 1 and then set that up on the Mill options page. Then when you command M3 from the code it would switch on and M5 it would switch off.
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I did every thing as above, even in the Mill Options tab I did check the THC options: Allow THC UP/DOWN Control...
But I keep getting the same results, any othr hint, please

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Re: cnc plasma table...
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2008, 06:29:43 PM »
If you have done as above and type M3 into the MDI line does your torch switch on? If you type M5 does it switch off?
 If not please attach the xml file for the profile you are using, if its a standard plasma profile you will need to copy the xml to the desktop and then rename to uu.xml.
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Re: cnc plasma table...
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2008, 09:46:51 PM »
If you have done as above and type M3 into the MDI line does your torch switch on? If you type M5 does it switch off?
 If not please attach the xml file for the profile you are using, if its a standard plasma profile you will need to copy the xml to the desktop and then rename to uu.xml.
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I just open the "profile" and for some reason the file are completly empty!!!
Please advise me what could wrong?
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Re: cnc plasma table...
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2008, 05:40:01 AM »
Not sure what you are meaning,
are you opening Mach from the same shortcut that you have always used? 
If so, you are saying there are now no settings there in ports and pins etc?
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Re: cnc plasma table...
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2008, 10:56:36 AM »
Not sure what you are meaning,
are you opening Mach from the same shortcut that you have always used?
If so, you are saying there are now no settings there in ports and pins etc?
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I just open a file that have no name with xml formatĀ  and think that the one you want
« Last Edit: August 16, 2008, 11:01:47 AM by uuccimi »
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Re: cnc plasma table...
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2008, 10:58:30 AM »
Use the full reply page and then use the additional options button. You can then browse your hard drive and choose it.
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