Rotary Tube Software for Shop Sabre

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Rotary Tube Software for Shop Sabre

Post by Sdwelder123 » Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:21 pm

I've got a Shop Sabre Sideckick 10 a couple of months back that I ordered with the 4th Axis on table pipe cutting attachment. Table works awesome! I am now trying to figure out which route i should go for software to control the 4th axis. Hypertherm Rotary Tube Pro is recommended but that is also very costly for the software itself. I currently run Enroute for all of the 2d parts but have had sheetcam in the past. I see sheetcam has a rotary tube module and was wondering if that would work well with the WINCNC controller that my Shop Sabre has. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Re: Rotary Tube Software

Post by acourtjester » Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:32 pm

When I setup and use the rotary cutter on my DIY table I switched one axis motor cable to the rotary motor and just set the cut up as a flat cut.
but that is just me or the way I do things. I did not need to buy any special software. When I bought a laser etcher they did the same thing for doing rotary etching on glass or round objects.

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Re: Rotary Tube Software

Post by adbuch » Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:28 am

Sdwelder123 wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:21 pm
I've got a Shop Sabre Sideckick 10 a couple of months back that I ordered with the 4th Axis on table pipe cutting attachment. Table works awesome! I am now trying to figure out which route i should go for software to control the 4th axis. Hypertherm Rotary Tube Pro is recommended but that is also very costly for the software itself. I currently run Enroute for all of the 2d parts but have had sheetcam in the past. I see sheetcam has a rotary tube module and was wondering if that would work well with the WINCNC controller that my Shop Sabre has. Any suggestions are appreciated.
If this is a true 4th axis, then your best bet would most likely be to use the recommended Hypertherm Rotary Tube Pro software. I am not familiar with the Sheetcam rotary tube module. Much like Tom, my Plasmacam rotary tube cutter also uses the Y-axis for rotation. It is a simple matter to scale the drawing height (Y direction) to match the circumference of the particular size tube being cut. Perhaps post some photos of your table with rotary axis attached so we can see what you are dealing with.

David

In this demo video of my tube cutter, the Y axis is rotation.

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Re: Rotary Tube Software

Post by Sdwelder123 » Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:15 pm

I have not yet attached the the rotary head to the table but here is a couple of pictures of the setup. The table controller has a dedicated 4th axis output built in. Have just been looking into software options so far. I may try enroute first to see how it goes.
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Re: Rotary Tube Software for Shop Sabre

Post by weldguy » Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:55 pm

Don;t have any experience in that but interested in how it works out for you. Looks awesome! I will be sure to check back.

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Re: Rotary Tube Software for Shop Sabre

Post by robertspark » Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:24 pm

sheetcam + rotary




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Re: Rotary Tube Software for Shop Sabre

Post by acourtjester » Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:11 pm

neat stuff thanks for posting
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Re: Rotary Tube Software for Shop Sabre

Post by adbuch » Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:52 pm

I agree! Very cool videos. I don't use Sheetcam, but perhaps I will look into this for the 4th axis on my little diy cnc router/cutter.
David

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