Torchmate THC Retrofit

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goyoasturias
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Torchmate THC Retrofit

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Cheers to all, I have a 2007 torchmate 3 with the wedge-like blue screen THC. The THC has stopped working and I would like to know if you can help me replace it. would i have to change the z axis too? Regards and excuse the online translator English.
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Re: Torchmate THC Retrofit

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We do not offer a stand alone THC . Our DTHC is integrated with our Real TIme Motion control in a closed loop configuration. There may be a THC that does not need control form software and would at least provide you with something as good as that old TM< unit did. A stand-alone THC is one that needs no input from the control program or the XY axis motion. Since I assume you wil continue to use the TM controller and software you need something that simply triggers off standard signals (torch fire) and adjusts the Z independent of normal moron I am sure someone here that has done this will jump in and offer a solution. We DO have retro kits to replace the whole TM controller and the "torch lifter " axis with a full Z . They include new control softare, new computer and new hardware.
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Re: Torchmate THC Retrofit

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Sorry for the late response and thank you very much for responding. As additional information, I will tell you that several years ago my signal box broke down and I had it running at mach3 without any problem. Things are difficult because Torchmate no longer provides spare parts and Flashcut doesn't have anything adaptable either. Experience tells me that being tied to a closed system has advantages and disadvantages, in this case the disadvantages weigh more on me. If I find a solution, I will contribute it for the benefit of everyone.

Greetings and thanks again
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Re: Torchmate THC Retrofit

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Re: Torchmate THC Retrofit

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If you have a working Torchmate THC the "Smart" motor is worth almost as much as a retrofit costs. Last price I heard for a used or rebuilt motor was over $1000. Kinda like finding parts for a Black and white TV.
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