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Correct Post for Mach3, LCTHC, and floating head

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Correct Post for Mach3, LCTHC, and floating head

Postby Jeepn2 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:45 am

I'm slowly getting things worked out on my system but still having some issues with the thc. Running a Precision Plasma Patriot 4x8 using Mach3, Sheetcam, LCTHC, floating head, and CandCNC electronics. The thc does not seem to be working (not changing torch height) the arrows on the controls are moving up and down but mach is not responding. Do you guys think it is the post Mach3 plasma and is there a better one for my system?
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Re: Correct Post for Mach3, LCTHC, and floating head

Postby sphurley » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:04 am

There are a lot of CandCNC systems. You will need to provide a little more information. Since you mention Mach3, then we assume you have a Windows system and not the newer Linux system. Now how is the computer connected to the electronics? Parallel port or Ethernet?
From there you will need to list what version of Mach3, And you might tell us which post you are using.
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Re: Correct Post for Mach3, LCTHC, and floating head

Postby WyoGreen » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:38 pm

The Mach3 plasma post would not be correct for a CandCNC system. You will need to use one of the CandCNC posts, and that will depend on which system you have.

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Re: Correct Post for Mach3, LCTHC, and floating head

Postby sphurley » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:57 pm

If he really has the old LCTHC which Tom sold off, then it is a basic THC not DTHC. The company he sold the design to never fully paid I don't think and are now gone.
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Re: Correct Post for Mach3, LCTHC, and floating head

Postby Jeepn2 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:34 pm

I do have the old LCTHC, running XP PRO, Gecko G540, connected thru parallel port, Mach3 Version R3.043.066, the post that seems to work the best is Mach3 plasma which is described as a generic plasma post for machines without THC. I am using the CandCNC provided profile for Mach using LCTHC-G540. I have seen several people posting that they are using the MP1000-THC will it work with my system?
Thanks for any and all suggestions
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Hypertherm 45 - hand torch
Mach3, Sheetcam, Inkscape/Corel X5
Lincoln Squarewave 175 tig, Miller 185 Autoset
Southbend Heavy 10X48 lathe
Bridgeport 9X42
Grizzly Mill/Drill

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Re: Correct Post for Mach3, LCTHC, and floating head

Postby Largemouthlou » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:16 pm

Jeepn2 wrote:. I have seen several people posting that they are using the MP1000-THC will it work with my system?
Thanks for any and all suggestions
James


That would be my guess.. If you click on that one in sheetcam it will say for floating head as well... I believe it will work for ya but be ready when ya hit start if things go array, Also have you set your switch off set in sheet cam according to the manual?
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