THC plasma configs, with HOW TO.

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29 Jul 2018 14:45 #115061 by tommylight
Thank you bro, that looks quite nice and works as it should.
There is one thing i do not like about glade that has prevented me from using it before, namely when you have you mouse pointer over the glade window you can not jog the machine, although pressing esc works.
Last night i was thinking of doing something different for my machines, all of them and it goes something like this,
Find a crappy touch screen LCD monitor that is 7 to 10 inches big (already have a 7" one ) and another big monitor ( currently using 24" ), connect them to the same computer as two separate screens and use the small one with the touchy interface for control and the big one to show gremlin_view.
I did test that on a 22" and a 24" monitor and it works perfectly.
Here is how that looks with axis and a lot of PyVCP.

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29 Jul 2018 15:20 #115063 by Grotius
Hi Tom,

If that mouse pointer is a unsolved issue for Axis, it's acceptable for me.
I am integrating Gmoccapy now with Toma. At this moment i only have to connect the glade signals to the hal files.
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29 Jul 2018 21:13 - 29 Jul 2018 21:40 #115076 by Grotius
Hi,

Here is the Gmocappy plasma configuration for usage with Proma Toma THC.
I had a few difficulties to solve, it works.


All the files :

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File Name: gmoccapypr...athc.zip
File Size:26 KB


Fastest installation :
If you do start linuxcnc with gmocappy plasma config, this creates automatic all the files and destop icon.
Then copy and overwrite the zip file in the target folder. :woohoo:

Rod, i made a few improvements. I loaded the toma ngc code at startup. And the ngc startup code is now just like toma.
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30 Jul 2018 05:46 #115105 by tommylight
That was quick ! It looks like everything is working, although i am testing it in my office so not on a machine.

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30 Jul 2018 20:45 #115172 by Grotius
Hi Tommy,

I did some make up at the screen tonight.
Just like woman sometimes do when they want to look sexy.

Here the screen layout and ready project files. Also added torch on/off button. And added user defined button to fill empty space.



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30 Jul 2018 21:14 #115174 by tommylight
That looks much better, thank you.
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30 Jul 2018 21:25 #115177 by Grotius
Tommy,

I will make up the axis side screen now. Do you have any wishes?

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30 Jul 2018 21:43 - 30 Jul 2018 21:44 #115179 by tommylight

Grotius wrote: Tommy,

I will make up the axis side screen now. Do you have any wishes?

Yes, a two meter tall blonde, please ! :)

Here is how it looks on one of my laptops



I can live with that.
Bigger LED would be nice !
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30 Jul 2018 21:49 - 30 Jul 2018 22:35 #115181 by jawneelogik
tommylight, This is my first post on this forum. I have been lurking for quite a few months, but I have not yet taken the plunge into LinuxCNC so I thought it best to keep my mouth shut and just listen for now.

I do have a question regarding the Proma 150 that I'm hoping you will help me with. Can you share with me what are your recommended settings on the Proma 150 THC controller (Hysteresis, Delay, etc.) as well as your recommended Z parameters (velocity and acceleration) while under THC control.

I am now using a UCCNC controller. I needed to replace Mach3 and another forum member recommended it. I have also been told I should get something better than the Proma 150, but I'm not ready to give up on it yet (it's paid for!). Most of the material I cut is between 1/4" and 1/2" and some times up to 3/4". The material is normally quite flat/straight, but in my limited experience, I see that these tables can never maintain perfect alignment between the gantry and the material surface. They are NOT milling machines. The support slats are constantly getting chewed up badly which changes the material support surface over the length and width of the table, so, I believe, reliable THC is needed to maintain proper cut height for best quality and consumable life.

My table is 4'x8'. It will move at up to 700 ipm in all axes and my acceleration is currently set at 300 ips/s.
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30 Jul 2018 23:04 - 30 Jul 2018 23:26 #115184 by Grotius
@Tommy,

That looks kind of cool. Gmoccapy has cool colors...
I changed the color theme to adwaita dark in Gmoccapy, but added button's are not changing into dark. I am using Debian 9.
Hmm. something to think about. I think i have to add some orginal python code back to the files, then it will follow the theme.

Do you want to use Gmoccapy in future for your plasma machine's? Or do you want to stay at the Axis screen?

Please find the Toma schematics.
After that I will look for a option to enable float switch and the float switch area option is also a time saving option.
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