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27 Feb 2021 11:50 #200282 by vk7dy
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To all, I have a cnc router running linux cnc. i want to run a plasma torch on it using L/cnc.

can i get some one to help me with the set up procedure.

regards Ken
Tasmania.

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27 Feb 2021 12:03 #200283 by Clive S
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vk7dy wrote: To all, I have a cnc router running linux cnc. i want to run a plasma torch on it using L/cnc.

can i get some one to help me with the set up procedure.

regards Ken
Tasmania.


First I would read and study

forum.linuxcnc.org/plasmac/37234-plasmac-documentation

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27 Feb 2021 17:40 #200317 by tommylight
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vk7dy wrote: regards Ken
Tasmania.

The land of the Tasmanian devil ??? :)

There are plenty of us that can help, just do some reading to get a rough idea.

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27 Feb 2021 21:12 #200344 by rodw
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Well there are two options:

1. Create a new config for plasma. This would be pretty quick becasue you could give the plasmac configurator and feed it your existing config for it to add the plasm specific stuff.

2. Use Linuxcnc's multispindle feature (Plasmac uses it for engraving) so you can manage it all in one config where spindle 0 = plasma and spindle 1 = router. You might need to change the Plasmac defaults so it does not filter out Z axis code. You'd probably still follow method 1 to start with.

In fact I think if you did option 1 and set the spindle on relay to be the engraver, you'd be part way there. I would hand edit the config to use a different spindle number for the router to avoid all the engraver specific stuff.

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28 Feb 2021 12:27 #200395 by vk7dy
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thanks for the valued info

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28 Feb 2021 12:29 #200396 by vk7dy
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thanks i will get started..

Ken

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