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W|W plasma 1500x1500 (floating head & z-axis)

Discussion in 'Laser Cutters' started by wojak, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. wojak

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  2. Mark Carew

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    Nice work @wojak from the looks of it this is going to be a great machine :thumbsup:Thank you for sharing
     
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  3. Tracy Ranson

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    What are your plans to control the height of the torch? I have built an OX to be used as a plasma cutter as well, I can't afford a THC so I am open to ideas for height control for the torch. Nice build by the way.
     
  4. wojak

    wojak Well-Known
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    Thank you :)

    I am using MyPlasm CNC controller.

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    It has THC built in, also software is included and creator is very helpful and active, so I think it was good deal.
    Proma-elektronika

    Later I will try it with other controllers, it is described here:
    Plasma THC - LinuxCNC

    Also Stefan Cymbaluk covered a little about it and thanks to him I found it:


    This was my first choice and I don't know any other solutions.

    EDIT:
    Maybe this solution will fit your needs:
    A very entry level Torch Height Control from cheap available parts
     
  5. mytechno3d

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    Hello
    Really good job , i think i will modified my floating head and add your proximity sensor.
    I try to use some THC , but was not really happy with it .
    On small size ( my maximum cutting size is 1300x1300 ) , i prefer to do Z Zero every time the move is higher than 25 cm.
    It is done by my postprocessor in sheetcam . So my cutting height is good on all my cut .
    For my next table , i think i will try plasm cnc controler who seems to work really fine
     

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