edge start a possibility on thicker materials

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28 Mar 2024 07:58 #296970 by Liborius
Hello, I'm new here, I have a plasma cutter 1.5m x 3   meters, retrofit- qt plasmac ,Hypertherm 1650
I would like to ask what the procedure is for setting the edge start for thicker materials when cutting with plasma
excuse the english I'm using a translator

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28 Mar 2024 09:09 #296972 by rodw
Edge start does not need any special features. 
You can also do a  pierce only cycle that lets you pierce with old consumables, clean the dross and cut the sheet.

There is a new moving pierce feature that you may find helpful.
linuxcnc.org/docs/devel/html/plasma/qtpl...plasma:moving-pierce

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28 Mar 2024 10:02 #296977 by Liborius
thank you for the quick reply
I would like to ask if there is a possibility to ignite the arc on the edge of the sheet metal?
and the machine would continue to work

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28 Mar 2024 10:19 #296978 by tommylight

I would like to ask if there is a possibility to ignite the arc on the edge of the sheet metal?

Yes it is, position the torch center on the edge of material, press F9, wait for arc to transfer and cut to go through, click RUN. Be wary that the machine speed must be set to cut speed when doing this, otherwise machine will just rapid over material ... but this is fun to watch with all the sparks :)
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28 Mar 2024 17:30 #297016 by Liborius
I'll try it and let you know how it works
qt plasmac is an excellent software, I've been using it for the second year and I'm still familiar with new functions, I use a camera - scanything, I also have a remote control, that's also great
   I would like to contribute to the operation with some small financial amount, I just don't know where? or to whom?
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31 Mar 2024 17:42 #297298 by Liborius
F9 doesn't work
the only way I was able to do it is to press start immediately, then pause and use the arrows to jog to the edge of the plate and start again

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01 Apr 2024 03:08 #297325 by tommylight
In the settings tab, check "use keyboard shortcuts"

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