UCCNC Configuration for Plasma Floating Head on
C76 or C94
This combination of macros and screen allows the user to configure the plasma without commanding motion on the Z axis, but to set all the parameters in the screen DRO fields so the operator can adjust the parameters as needed for the job.
M3 Macro performs the following actions:
M5 Macro performs the following actions:
The screen holds the new DRO values and also has the code that will enable the probe while the system is probing.
Software Used: UCCNC Version 1.2115
Hardware Used: C94R2 and UC300ETH
Before installing the macros and screens, make sure you have the Touch Sensor and Torch Height Control units wired, configured, and tested and that it are working ok:
Make a backup of the configuration and file installation, we recommend creating a backup of the current installation by right-clicking in the current installation folder and zipping it.
Download the compressed file containing the macros and screen that work with the macros:
You will need to install the screen found in the download folder and place the macro in the macros directory for the profile folder.
Make a backup of the original M3, M5, and M99998 macros by zipping them into the same folder, just so you may have access to the original macros if you need to revert the installation later. Then replace the M3 and M5 macros for the profile you are configuring:
Set UCCNC to use the new screen that you just copied:
Apply Changes, Save Settings, and Restart UCCNC for all the changes to take effect.
Keep in mind the macro will now execute the following actions when M3 (Start Cutting) and M5 (End Cutting):
On the Main Screen, you need to set the piercing parameters:
1. Set Z_Top which is the safe position from which you can do a rapid motion to the new cutting position.
2. Set how low you want the Z-axis to go while probing or touching the plate.
3. Set the THC delay or Piercing Time.
4. Set the height at which you want to start cutting or do the initial pierce.
5. Set the OFF SET_Z