Having issues with Firecontrol bringing up the error code to ‘adjust my pierce delay to at least .5 Seconds’, it emits a spark but cuts out with the error code.

I can generate and cut straight lines within the fire control program and they come out perfect.

I took apart the torch nozzle and the electrode is able to depress and everything is just snugged up, not too tight, but it obviously works because straight cuts are flawless.

I thought it was something in the G-code, but I watched the Langmuir videos too many times to admit and still couldn’t get a successful pierce.

Any ideas out there?

So what is your pierce delay set to? Attach your gcode.

I start off at .5, but have gone down to .3 and up to 1.5 with the same results. Only thing that changes is an obviously longer pierce activation.

What part of the G-code should I post?

Use the attach file feature, it’s the icon that has an up facing arrow in reply box.

Apparently new users cannot upload attachments. (eyeroll)

This is copied from the autodesk log after posting.

(v1.6-af)

G90 G94

G17

G20

H0

(2D Profile3)

G0 X1.48 Y1.1509

G92 Z0.

G38.2 Z-5. F100.

G38.4 Z0.5 F20.

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.04 (IHS Springback + Backlash)

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.15 (Pierce Height)

M3

G4 P0.5

G0 Z0.063 (Cut Height)

H1

G1 X1.6156 Y1.2936 F66.

G1 X1.2706 Y1.6218 F66.

G1 X0.7648 Y1.6185

G1 X1.3198 Y1.0861

G1 X1.8423 Y1.0779

G1 X1.6156 Y1.2936

G1 X1.48 Y1.1509

H0

M5

G0 Z1.

G0 X1.3374 Y0.7014

G92 Z0.

G38.2 Z-5. F100.

G38.4 Z0.5 F20.

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.04 (IHS Springback + Backlash)

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.15 (Pierce Height)

M3

G4 P0.5

G0 Z0.063 (Cut Height)

H1

G1 X1.4689 Y0.5549 F66.

G1 X1.8396 Y0.8877

G1 X1.317 Y0.8946

G1 X0.7469 Y0.3784

G1 X1.2524 Y0.3606

G1 X1.4689 Y0.5549

G1 X1.3374 Y0.7014

H0

M5

G0 Z1.

G0 X2.8713 Y0.3213

G92 Z0.

G38.2 Z-5. F100.

G38.4 Z0.5 F20.

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.04 (IHS Springback + Backlash)

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.15 (Pierce Height)

M3

G4 P0.5

G0 Z0.063 (Cut Height)

H1

G1 X2.8752 Y0.5181 F66.

G1 X2.5678 Y0.5241

G2 X2.5346 Y0.5276 I0.0034 J0.1882

G2 X2.4875 Y0.5438 I0.0353 J0.1791

G2 X2.4478 Y0.5714 I0.0789 J0.156

G2 X2.4187 Y0.607 I0.1113 J0.1206

G2 X2.4019 Y0.6463 I0.1314 J0.0794

G1 Y0.6464

G2 X2.3968 Y0.6882 I0.1439 J0.0387

G1 X2.4071 Y1.2211

G2 X2.4103 Y1.2492 I0.1491 J-0.0027

G1 Y1.2493

G2 X2.4244 Y1.2881 I0.1476 J-0.0313

G1 Y1.2882

G2 X2.4502 Y1.3241 I0.1414 J-0.0744

G2 X2.4879 Y1.3538 I0.1239 J-0.1182

G2 X2.5334 Y1.3725 I0.0908 J-0.1556

G2 X2.5843 Y1.3785 I0.0469 J-0.1809

G2 X2.6174 Y1.375 I-0.0034 J-0.1882

G2 X2.6645 Y1.3587 I-0.0353 J-0.1791

G2 X2.7042 Y1.3312 I-0.0789 J-0.156

G2 X2.7333 Y1.2956 I-0.1113 J-0.1206

G2 X2.7501 Y1.2562 I-0.1314 J-0.0794

G2 X2.7552 Y1.2144 I-0.1439 J-0.0387

G1 X2.748 Y0.8422

G1 X2.986 Y0.8376

G1 X2.9907 Y1.0765

G2 X2.9939 Y1.1046 I0.1491 J-0.0027

G1 Y1.1047

G2 X3.0079 Y1.1436 I0.1476 J-0.0313

G2 X3.0337 Y1.1795 I0.1414 J-0.0744

G2 X3.0714 Y1.2092 I0.1239 J-0.1182

G2 X3.1169 Y1.228 I0.0908 J-0.1556

G2 X3.1678 Y1.2339 I0.0469 J-0.1809

G2 X3.2009 Y1.2304 I-0.0034 J-0.1882

G2 X3.248 Y1.2141 I-0.0353 J-0.1791

G2 X3.2877 Y1.1866 I-0.079 J-0.156

G2 X3.3168 Y1.151 I-0.1113 J-0.1206

G2 X3.3336 Y1.1116 I-0.1314 J-0.0794

G2 X3.3387 Y1.0698 I-0.1439 J-0.0387

G1 X3.3341 Y0.8308

G1 X3.7461 Y0.8228

G2 X3.7793 Y0.8193 I-0.0034 J-0.1882

G2 X3.8264 Y0.8031 I-0.0353 J-0.1791

G2 X3.8661 Y0.7755 I-0.079 J-0.156

G2 X3.8951 Y0.7399 I-0.1113 J-0.1206

G2 X3.912 Y0.7006 I-0.1314 J-0.0794

G1 Y0.7005

G2 X3.9171 Y0.6587 I-0.1439 J-0.0387

G2 X3.9139 Y0.6306 I-0.1491 J0.0027

G2 X3.8998 Y0.5917 I-0.1476 J0.0313

G2 X3.874 Y0.5558 I-0.1414 J0.0744

G2 X3.8363 Y0.5261 I-0.1239 J0.1182

G2 X3.7908 Y0.5073 I-0.0908 J0.1556

G2 X3.7399 Y0.5014 I-0.0469 J0.1809

G1 X3.0693 Y0.5144

G1 X2.8752 Y0.5181

G1 X2.8713 Y0.3213

H0

M5

G0 Z1.

G0 X4.7709 Y0.9403

G92 Z0.

G38.2 Z-5. F100.

G38.4 Z0.5 F20.

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.04 (IHS Springback + Backlash)

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.15 (Pierce Height)

M3

G4 P0.5

G0 Z0.063 (Cut Height)

H1

G1 X4.9678 Y0.9377 F66.

G1 Y0.9378

G1 X4.9739 Y1.3261

G3 X4.9462 Y1.3769 I-0.1024 J-0.0228

G3 X4.1944 Y1.3084 I-0.3422 J-0.4039

G2 X4.1854 Y1.3012 I-0.0213 J0.0174

G3 X4.1863 Y1.23 I0.0176 J-0.0354

G1 X4.1885 Y1.2289

G1 X4.1906 Y1.2276

G2 X4.2708 Y1.1487 I-0.201 J-0.2845

G1 X4.2722 Y1.1466

G1 X4.2734 Y1.1444

G2 X4.3193 Y0.9802 I-0.4385 J-0.2112

G2 X4.3217 Y0.9484 I-0.4033 J-0.0461

G1 X4.3216 Y0.9457

G2 X4.3183 Y0.9139 I-0.4051 J0.0261

G2 X4.2677 Y0.7512 I-0.4829 J0.061

G1 X4.2664 Y0.749

G1 X4.265 Y0.747

G2 X4.1825 Y0.6704 I-0.2751 J0.2137

G1 X4.1804 Y0.6692

G1 X4.1782 Y0.6681

G3 X4.1753 Y0.597 I0.0157 J-0.0363

G2 X4.1841 Y0.5895 I-0.013 J-0.0242

G3 X4.9336 Y0.4994 I0.4191 J0.3235

G3 X4.9627 Y0.5493 I-0.0726 J0.0758

G1 X4.9678 Y0.9377

G1 X4.7709 Y0.9403

H0

M5

G0 Z1.

G0 X3.7267 Y2.0398

G92 Z0.

G38.2 Z-5. F100.

G38.4 Z0.5 F20.

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.04 (IHS Springback + Backlash)

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.15 (Pierce Height)

M3

G4 P0.5

G0 Z0.063 (Cut Height)

H1

G1 X3.7214 Y1.843 F66.

G1 X4.5911 Y1.8196

G1 X4.5929 Y1.8195

G2 X5.4142 Y0.9321 I-0.0842 J-0.9017

G1 Y0.9305

G2 X4.5676 Y0.0672 I-0.9048 J0.0405

G1 X4.5658 Y0.0671

G1 X2.7183 Y0.0707

G1 X2.7156 Y0.0708

G1 X2.7129 Y0.0712

G2 X2.0954 Y0.4764 I0.1964 J0.9727

G1 X1.6091 Y0.0199

G2 X1.59 Y0.0125 I-0.0188 J0.0201

G1 X0.0585 Y0.0265

G2 X0.0393 Y0.0735 I0.0003 J0.0275

G1 X0.8737 Y0.9041

G1 X0.1228 Y0.914

G2 X0.0128 Y1.0049 I-0.0051 J0.1058

G1 X0.0125 Y1.0078

G1 X0.0126 Y1.0106

G1 X0.0129 Y1.0135

G2 X0.1255 Y1.1011 I0.1044 J-0.018

G1 X0.8763 Y1.0894

G1 X0.0663 Y1.9437

G2 X0.0868 Y1.9901 I0.02 J0.0189

G1 X1.6181 Y1.96

G2 X1.637 Y1.952 I-0.0005 J-0.0275

G1 X2.1099 Y1.4817

G2 X2.7388 Y1.8689 I0.7973 J-0.5908

G1 X2.7415 Y1.8692

G1 X2.7442 Y1.8693

G1 X3.7214 Y1.843

G1 X3.7267 Y2.0398

H0

M5

G0 Z1.

M30

(PS66)

GCode looks OK.

What material thickness are you trying to cut?

Same material you ran the straight line test on?

Is the ground clamp on the material? No ground clamp will have a similar result as you are have, torch fires then goes out.

14 GA hot rolled, same material, ground clamp is on drain plug and hasn’t moved.

When I ‘generate’ a line, I choose 66 IPM, and it cuts like butter.

Not quite sure why it will cut straight lines in firecontrol just fine, than I load in a complex item within 30 seconds and it forgets how to do it’s job haha.

When you generate a line is the option for IHS on?

If not, try one with it turned on. That will also enable THC.

When you cut a line, do you see the live voltage displayed in Firecontrol?

I’d move the ground clamp to the material for now, just to remove any possible failure points.

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