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Re: plasma on off
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2008, 09:46:23 AM »
Delay should be possible to set up for the mist coolant (M7)  and Flood (M8) you will find it from Config menu, Ports and Pins, Spindle Setup.
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Re: plasma on off
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2008, 08:54:04 PM »
I used pin 5 and 6 for M7 and M8 now the voltage at these terminals stay at 5 volts.
 but I do have the delay working
one thing worked.

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Re: plasma on off
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2008, 09:12:23 PM »
M8 will not turn it off, unless you alter the program.

M9 is the turn off for M7 and M8
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Re: plasma on off
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2008, 09:31:50 PM »
thank
but it is on all the time I have 5 volt out put when the program is loaded and not running
I assume the driver board is good beacuse terminal 4&5 to drive a motor but moved the wire to different terminals
so I could use 5&6 for onoff
am I missing a setting some where else?
I check to make sure these pin are not used anywhere else

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Re: plasma on off
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2008, 09:59:26 PM »
To see if you have the thing configured correctly, turn your computer off and then run it back up. Check the voltage on the two pins. This is the signal at rest. Now switch the signal using the MDI line - just a single command M7.

Your M7 pin should alter status - if it was 0v it should be 5v - if it was 5v it should be 0v. If it has not moved, then your configuration is wrong.

Allocate M7 to an Output say #3, (Ports and Pins/Spindle setup) then allocate the output to a pin.(Ports and Pins/Output signals)
Do the same with M8 using #4

M7 should turn one on, M8 should turn the other on and M9 should turn both off.
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Re: plasma on off
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2008, 04:00:09 PM »
thanks jimpinder
I have go it working if I enter M9 to turn it off.
But the cam program does not have M9
what is a reasonable cad\cam  or just cam program that I can use so I  can uses the Mach3 to control torch auto and  manual torch on off and not have to edit g code everytime I want to do something? 

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Re: plasma on off
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2008, 04:38:07 PM »
You could probably use M8 to shut things off by writing a macro. Have a look in your macro folder (for the profile you use) and see if there is a M7 and  M8 macro there, if not then tell me  what pins you want to use for M7 and M8 and I will write a couple of macros that should work for you.
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Re: plasma on off
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2008, 07:22:17 PM »
Thanks everyone for all the help !!
I learned allot

i found a different cam program that is more user friendly and have no problems right now.
will be installing a thc soon and see what kind of trouble I will get into then.

Thanks again!