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15 May 2020 23:16 #167900 by motal2004
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here is my zip file
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17 May 2020 18:48 #168082 by motal2004
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I up loaded the wrong file.
here is the correct one.
So with this build. I have my mode 0 with a scale 0.01985851 and offset 3668.7500.
like i posted before Voltage reading jumps from -00 to 000 and arc ok on the screen goes on and off , along with ohmic test button.. I can pulse torch on and off. but when i go to run a test cut I get arc ok lost error. and this is where I'm stuck
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17 May 2020 18:56 #168084 by motal2004
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I also get the following when I start my configuration
<commandline>:0: pin or parameter 'plasmac_run.cut-type' not found
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./plasmac_gcode.py", line 55, in <module>
cutType = int(Popen('halcmd getp plasmac_run.cut-type', stdout = PIPE, shell = True).communicate()[0])
ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10:

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17 May 2020 23:42 - 17 May 2020 23:53 #168097 by phillc54
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motal2004 wrote: I also get the following when I start my configuration
<commandline>:0: pin or parameter 'plasmac_run.cut-type' not found

This is telling you that you haven't yet saved this parameter (you don't even need it unles you have Powermax comms), you can stop it by opening the run panel and pressing Save

Sorry, I read that wrong...


Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./plasmac_gcode.py", line 55, in <module>
cutType = int(Popen('halcmd getp plasmac_run.cut-type', stdout = PIPE, shell = True).communicate()[0])
ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10:

This shouldn't happen, there is a bug in my error checking, I will fix this. It is possible that this is causing some issues because normally when you get an error like this the program doesn't completely load.
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18 May 2020 01:31 #168098 by phillc54
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I totally misread your error message and went off on the wrong tack. :blush:

For some reason Gmoccapy is trying to load "imperial_squares.ngc", you need to edit "az_cnc_plasma.pref" so:
open_file = /home/azcnc/linuxcnc/nc_files/examples/plasmac/imperial_squares.ngc
just reads:
open_file = 
You cannot open files on program load with PlasmaC as all the required HAL pins are not yet established.

The next thing you need to change is Arc OK Low, a starting point for that is around half of your expected cut volts. You can tune it later if you wish.

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18 May 2020 14:05 #168151 by motal2004
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The next thing you need to change is Arc OK Low, a starting point for that is around half of your expected cut volts. You can tune it later if you wish.[/quote]

my current arc ok low is set to 0 would that not be achieve the same as of half of the expected cut volts as you suggested?

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18 May 2020 14:37 #168155 by tommylight
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That is why the ARCOK is going on and off all the time, it should be set at something like 60 to 80V.
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18 May 2020 23:19 #168204 by phillc54
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motal2004 wrote: my current arc ok low is set to 0 would that not be achieve the same as of half of the expected cut volts as you suggested?

It will behave like Tom said. The slightest bit of noise would give an Arc OK then if the noise disappears then you will get a lost arc.
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21 May 2020 15:04 #168494 by motal2004
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So i started over & set the low volts to 60.
at a scale 50:1 i get a reading now 143 and if at a scale of 75:1 i get 219 see attachment.
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21 May 2020 23:47 #168554 by phillc54
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Well 50:1 seems closer than 75:1. Is it possible to measure the arc voltage with a meter while you observe the arc voltage on the Axis GUI.

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