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torchmate post-flow

Post by bwright » Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:05 pm

does any one know how to change the post flow on their torchmate? I have water tabkle and the post flow is way to long after it stops cutting. It makes a huge mess. Any tips would be appreciated.

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Re: torchmate post-flow

Post by adbuch » Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:33 pm

This may be controlled by your plasma cutter, and not the Torchmate software. Perhaps check your plasma cutter users manual for information on adjusting post flow time.
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Re: torchmate post-flow

Post by bwright » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:33 am

thank you i will check it out.

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Re: torchmate post-flow

Post by TJS » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:46 am

After a cut when my torch comes back and splashes up I just jog it real quick over existing sheet. If there is nothing there I put a piece under it to minimize splashing up.

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Re: torchmate post-flow

Post by djreiswig » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:09 am

That's what I do.
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Re: torchmate post-flow

Post by robertspark » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:26 am

maybe have a torch park position added to the end of your gcode

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Re: torchmate post-flow

Post by djreiswig » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:58 pm

That works okay if you always have your zero in the same place.
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Re: torchmate post-flow

Post by robertspark » Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:25 pm

djreiswig wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:58 pm
That works okay if you always have your zero in the same place.
G53 Machine coordinates?

G53 G0 X0 Y0

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Re: torchmate post-flow

Post by ETCWeld » Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:52 pm

bwright wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:05 pm
does any one know how to change the post flow on their torchmate? I have water tabkle and the post flow is way to long after it stops cutting. It makes a huge mess. Any tips would be appreciated.
this was a problem for me too. I always forgot to put my piece of sheet metal there, until I just put one of our stub cans in the corner, so now one lives there and it's almost never an issue.

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Re: torchmate post-flow

Post by adbuch » Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:40 pm

Or maybe lower your water level. I have my level below the bottom of the cutting grates and this has never been a problem for me. I use a draft system in conjunction with the water for more efficient smoke removal.
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Re: torchmate post-flow

Post by ETCWeld » Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:31 pm

Im using a Torchmate 4800 and the side walls are almost the same size as the ribs/slats. This was never an issue with my Torchmate x.
When this machine returns home it blasts the corner and no matter what it would spray everywhere on the post purge. With my little square tube capped on the bottom, it's a non issue as long as no one messes with it.

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