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Sensor PHC with blackbox

Discussion in 'Laser Cutters' started by Kevl4r, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. Kevl4r

    Kevl4r New
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    Hi,

    I have found an second hand Hypertherm Sensor Plasma Height Controller for my Powermax 45xp

    Is it possible to use the Blackbox controller in conjunction with the Hypertherm Sensor PHC ?

    Has anyone done this before ?

    Thanks for any insight.
     
  2. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    Grbl does not support torch height controllers.
    We recommend a floating head design
     
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    Thanks Peter.

    To fire ON/OFF the torch I will need to connect the pin 3 and 4 of the powermax CPC to a dry contact relay.
    Can the Blackbox relay be used as a dry contact relay ?
     
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    Yes. See plasma section of docs.openbuilds.com/blackbox
     
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    I was looking at this very piece of documentation, but I was unsure if the actual relay was dry or not.
     
  6. Kevl4r

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    here is my build with the floating head.
    :)
    I am waiting for the Plasma torch to arrive from the USofA
     

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