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Flame Cutting
« on: October 25, 2008, 03:38:07 AM »
Hi All,

Planning to assemble a CNC Flame cutting.

Does anyone know of a Torch height control for Flame cutting,

And how is the initial ignition done?



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Re: Flame Cutting
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2008, 03:18:25 AM »
The flame cutting I have seen at my local profiler is a relatively simple job. His machine worked on paper diagrams, which the machine then followed. He has probably stepped up to CNC since the last time I was there.

Mach 3 can control the X and Y axis quite easily, whilst the Z axis will take care of the torch height.

There are plenty of otputs for ignition either an M3 (which is ispindle motor "on" - but you can use as a torch control) or you can adapt one of the other outputs quite simply.
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Re: Flame Cutting
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2008, 04:02:10 AM »
Hi Jim,

I am looking for a kind of THC application as in a Plasma.

The M3 function is clear to me.

Is there any mechanism for the ignition and where to source the solenoid valves.