I am new to this and an overall newbie. I just successfully programed multiple cuts and was able to successfully do the cut, however my machine turned off 3/4 through the cut.
I am learning as I go and beginning to understand what the duty cycle is. So is there a way that I can program in with sheetcam a pause for say 10 seconds prior to each pierce or say let it run for 2 minutes then pause for 45 seconds to cool down before resuming the cut?
its in the toolset you create towards the bottom. That adds the delay at the end of each cut prior to moving to the next.
I believe if you do a search, someone created a program where you load your tap file and it’ll add a pause after a specified amount of cuts that you input and it adds the pause after the last cut but prior to cutting the next one.
Here’s a link to the thread for the app that @S_Oates wrote and made available for adding pauses. Works great for me with either Fusion .NC or Sheetcam .TAP files. Also lets you add longer pauses as well every XX cuts.
Certainly helps for those of us with “less than industrial” setups
I hesitate to jump into this learned thread, but, with very little effort (or knowledge for that matter), one could modify your Sheetcam post processor to insert either M0 or M1 into your code after each cut is finished. I would use M1 since I use the vastly superior Mach3 controller (JK) but I don’t think EmberControl recognizes or responds to M1. Mach3 has a button to ignore or honor M1 commands, very useful. Dunno about EmberControl.