We are in the process of setting up our
"THERMAL DYNAMICS MACHINE TORCH MODEL SL 100"
And are just stumped!
We've gone through all the available manuals, consulted the "tech support" and by process of trial and error just cannot seem to calibrate the avhc to perform it's function,
Could someone please explain to us how to get the torch to automatically go down form it's rest height, sense the metal, and then retract to pierce distance?
nothing we have done can get the torch to automatically go down from rest height. To date, we have manually jogged the torch down until it touches the metal, then we have initiated the cut through the torchmate software (PC) and then the torch retracts to pierce height and performs the cut... It then however retracts to it's initial rest height and performs any secondary cut mid air....
We did ask Torchmate time and time again for assistance and more specifically for a step-by-step lay-terms guide to get it operational, but to no avail, we keep getting emails with the same documents attached... (which we have studied ad infinitum)
What we really need is a layperson set-up guide; "AVHC setup for dummies" would be great about now...
thanks in advance
Does the height control move up at all after you send it the start signal? If it does, it may be the set touch torque setting in the AVHC box itself, if it is set too low it will see enough resistance in the motion of the lifter station moving down so that it thinks it has hit the material when it actually has not. The set touch torque setting should be set to 18.
Does the screen on the AVHC change at all when you send it the on signal from the CNC system by doing the Auxiliary Plasma On option? Does the torch actually fire or try to fire in the air? Just trying to determine whether or not the system is actually getting the on signal from the Plasma Interface box. Does the Plasma interface box click when you activate the output line to start the plasma process?
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