The interface, as long as you are using a machine torch is quite simple....there is no hacking required. You will have to remove the cover from the plasma power supply to access the raw voltage connections as listed below in Tom's response, but the arc transferred signal (also known as arc good) can be connected on the Hypertherm interface cable, as well as the start signal.
For the raw voltage...make sure you follow the instructions in the Blade Runner info...and you will be fine.
i am a little confused, what is the voltage divider settings for ? what are these ratios 20:1, 21.1:1, 30:1, 40:1 and 50:1 , what do they indicate? i want to use powermax 65 for cutting on my cnc machine and want to have a deeper understanding.
sorry for asking such a noob question.
We have a plug and play system that work for PMX85 (machine torch)
For manual torch, there is a simple jumper to make inside the PMX85.
This is a complete controller, SIMPLE controller, do not need to be a Master Mega Electronic Enginner degree for using it, including:
4 motors controll at 4,5A 45V 1/64 division, bullet proof (see at foruns) THB6064AH drivers. Drive runs smoothly, seems like servo motors.
1 Optoisolated control for the PC, only 1 (one) parallel port, NOTHING MORE.
1 Sensor card, PLUG AND play for powermax 45 - 65 - 85 - 105 - 1650 machines, or raw volts for any machine in the market, inlcuding HF systems. Opto isolated, no noise for the PC or control card (must have proper grounging)
1 Display board, that shows real arc volts and set arc volts, fast actuation, easy to use and understand. Digital Torch Height control.
This board use only 1 parallel port, and you can wire limit swithes, home switches, emergency switches and all signals for the PC with only one parallel port. Other brands need 2 parallel ports and even 1 serial port.