I have my Crossfire all assembled and am trying to get it cutting. I cannot get the torch to fire - it will do the dry run fine and I can hear the torch fire relay clicking if I manually try it. I have searched endless Forum posts but did not come up with any answers. I am using Sheetcam to generate the G code and FireControl for the table operation. I have the post processor set as Firecontrol and as far as I can make out all my settings are correct based on what I read in the Forum. Some things I am not sure about though are as follows:
- I may have wired the torch incorrectly for the torch control. I am just using a HF Plasma 45 as I was using this before I bought the table so it is nothing fancy, and it has always worked well cutting manually. I connected the torch control to the two short pins on the plug and I think somewhere on here there was a confirmation that they were the correct ones. Is there a way to check if the wiring is correct? One question I had was whether if you click on the manual torch fire tab in FireControl, should the torch actually fire or is that just to see if the relay is working?
- On the FireControl screen it is showing as not connected under the height control. If I do not have the automatic Z axis system then I presume that is correct?
That is about all I can see that may be stopping the torch at present, unless I have a setting incorrect in the software which is highly likely. I am not an electronics or coding expert so a lot of this is a mystery to me and I hope I have not bitten off more than I can chew, so any suggestions or help greatly appreciated.