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Crashed my torch! Please help!

Post by ajk2004 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:28 pm

Hey guys. I was doing some cutting in the shop last night and I believe something happened to my feather touch sensor and it stopped working. It caused my torch to crash and break in half. I did not have a magnetic breakaway on my table. I ordered new parts from hyper therm to fix it. It was about a $150 mistake. I tried calling C and CNC and was slightly disappointed with the service that I received. I bought my table about four years ago with Mach 3 but they no longer support that and want to sell me a $900 upgrade. That was pretty disappointing. Anyway, hopefully someone here can help me out. I have a large job and don’t have time to wait for a new FeatherTouch set up to get here. Does anyone know how to set up the floating torch wiring inside The blade runner box? Thanks!

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Re: Crashed my torch! Please help!

Post by Ironken » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:38 am

Have you tried posting to the CandCNC forum? Tom Caudill usually hangs around there.
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Re: Crashed my torch! Please help!

Post by acourtjester » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:37 am

the way I have mounted the Floating head switches on the table I built is in series with the other home/limits switches. It served as a safety if the ohmic sensor does not work. Mach will see it as a limit when moving down under the G31 command (probe). If you wired your ohmic sensor (feather touch) as Z home you need to hook the floating head switch with any limit switch inputs.
When I start a series of cuts I test the ohmic sensor by moving the Z up/down a few time and check to see the light on the diagnostic page, to aid the action I change the main screen in Mach to have a probe LED so I can see it from there. :Yay I know it says "Tool Change" but it works the same for both processes :HaHa .

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