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by ShawnM
Wed Feb 08, 2023 1:27 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Choppy motion - VCarve?
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Choppy motion - VCarve?

I also use Vcarve Pro and have Clearpath servos on an industrial grade Holz-Her router that I retrofit. I don't have the issues you do. I cut 1/8" thick aluminum sheets with my machine with dozens of 1/2" holes and smaller all day long and they are silky smooth. For standard geometry consi...
by ShawnM
Wed Feb 08, 2023 1:09 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Show me your Custom VCP's!
Replies: 157
Views: 52290

Re: Show me your Custom VCP's!

For what you want to do you don't need to know any coding or look at any .src file. The spindle off and on along with forward and reverse are ALREADY coded and setup on the VCP for you when you install the software. There's no need to edit those button files for any reason. As Tom stated, you have i...
by ShawnM
Tue Feb 07, 2023 8:01 pm
Forum: Acorn CNC Plasma
Topic: Buying a new plasma cutter
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Buying a new plasma cutter

acornKurt wrote: Tue Feb 07, 2023 9:08 am Can I ask if it is necessary to get the Hypertherm WITH CPC control, I guess it seems obvious, but can't find it in the FAQ. Would be nice if you could use the Hypertherm Powermax 30.
Yes, you have to have the CPC control.
by ShawnM
Sun Feb 05, 2023 11:22 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: Show me your Custom VCP's!
Replies: 157
Views: 52290

Re: Show me your Custom VCP's!

What I am trying to do is turn my spindle on and off using one output and the two preprogramed red and green spindle on/off buttons. This is exactly what the stock VCP does. Assign one output, any output you want, to “SpinFWD” in the wizard output page, wire the VFD per the numerous schematics and ...
by ShawnM
Sun Feb 05, 2023 2:11 am
Forum: Acorn CNC Plasma
Topic: Sheetcam Rotary Postprocessor info/discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Sheetcam Rotary Postprocessor info/discussion

You’re gonna still need a pierce height or you are gonna ruin a lot of consumables. If your THC is set up correctly and the z axis is set up correctly the THC should follow square tubing just like cutting uphill or corrugated metal.
by ShawnM
Sat Feb 04, 2023 1:17 am
Forum: Centroid Acorn CNC Controller
Topic: ATC Problem after update
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: ATC Problem after update

You can have a master file like you have or a report that you can restore to multiple machines but of course they have to be configured the exact same. They also have to be running the same version software you created the file or report from. You can’t however restore a report or file like you have...
by ShawnM
Fri Feb 03, 2023 2:48 pm
Forum: Acorn CNC Plasma
Topic: Can't run the job
Replies: 11
Views: 114

Re: Can't run the job

No you only calibrate once but you have to be sure you select the correct material from the profile manager when doing the calibration. The calibration is done for a baseline voltage reading at a .06 cut height for the profile selected. Then it uses that calibration against all other profiles. The n...
by ShawnM
Fri Feb 03, 2023 2:26 pm
Forum: Acorn CNC Plasma
Topic: Buying a new plasma cutter
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Buying a new plasma cutter

I would buy the machine torch since that’s what it’s designed for. If you plan to cut a lot of thin material you’ll want the machine torch as it has the ohmic touch off also. The hand torch will use a float switch. Cable routing is easier as well. I have the 25’ Duramax machine torch with my Powerma...
by ShawnM
Fri Feb 03, 2023 11:15 am
Forum: Acorn CNC Plasma
Topic: Can't run the job
Replies: 11
Views: 114

Re: Can't run the job

When you do the torch calibration you have to select the material you are using for the calibration from the profile manager. If you don’t then your machine will never cut any material correctly. All this is in the plasma manual. You have to do the calibration FIRST before you do any other cutting. ...
by ShawnM
Thu Feb 02, 2023 12:53 pm
Forum: Acorn CNC Plasma
Topic: Dry Run OK but When Torch Fires no Movement
Replies: 13
Views: 125

Re: Dry Run OK but When Torch Fires no Movement

Certainly sounds like a noise issue as you have hundreds of Ethernet communication issues. After the torch fires and it’s just sitting there press enter on the keyboard and see if it starts moving. Run the stress test file and see what your results are.