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    Very cool.

    I think I mentioned it earlier.I had made sketches about ten yrs ago doing something similar but the torch moved instead of the tube.I didnt/dont have the PLC knowledge but I woked next to an automation design shop that said they would help out.Never got to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGSturbo View Post
    Not very smart, just a man with a mouse, keyboard, some old outdated ACAD and time.
    Too modest ,,, the reasons above are exactly why it is clever,,good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullnerd View Post
    Very cool.

    I think I mentioned it earlier.I had made sketches about ten yrs ago doing something similar but the torch moved instead of the tube.I didnt/dont have the PLC knowledge but I woked next to an automation design shop that said they would help out.Never got to it.
    Moving the torch around a tube is tough unless you like sparks flying 360 degrees around the room. The controls have got a lot easier very recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGSturbo View Post
    This is a really simple machine, no height control, no z axis, etc. Will run from the free mach3 and cheap TB6560 driver boards.
    I think I'll be preparing some kits as I already have some parts made up. IDK anybody ever see a machine like this at the hobby level?
    Seems like all the table makers are offering tube cutters but they only can do as long as the table travel.


    Could this type of setup be used in conjunction with a cnc plasma table?

    Have you thought about an inverted gear track with the motor attached to the 4th. axis instead of a long chain and sprockets?


    Did quite a bit of searching on this a while back and this is the closest machine on the market I found to what you are doing..

    Pipe and Tube Coping Machine by Advanced Fabricating Machinery
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    Ok, so I think I just answered my own question about attaching it to my cnc plasma.

    If I were to disconnect the lines that ran to the X axis on my table, and ran them to the X axis on the 4th. axis attachment, that would cause the 4th. axis to run back and forth instead of the torch. The torch would still be able to use the Y and Z axis and I would still retain my height control......?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGSturbo View Post
    Moving the torch around a tube is tough unless you like sparks flying 360 degrees around the room. The controls have got a lot easier very recently.
    Yeah that was a drawback for sure.But think how compact it could be.

    Maybe a simple cover to catch sparks or start the cut so it does the bottom first so the top of the tube catches the sparks.

    I figured it to be portable and easily attached to a bench,if you have bent parts just lay them on the bench to clock them.

    Yoshi,I think your thinking right.
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    Great work man. I would be interested in a kit for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoshi View Post
    Ok, so I think I just answered my own question about attaching it to my cnc plasma.

    If I were to disconnect the lines that ran to the X axis on my table, and ran them to the X axis on the 4th. axis attachment, that would cause the 4th. axis to run back and forth instead of the torch. The torch would still be able to use the Y and Z axis and I would still retain my height control......?
    You would need to be able to change the parameters in your software. It would need to change from your table X (4ft or whatever it is) to your new X (20ft or stick length). You would also need to run limit and home switches on your new axis that need to be read by your software. I'm assuming your table homes when boots. Open loop CNC will typically home to find out where it is, and the limit is to prevent major damage from crashing.

    If your software allows it would be easier to just add a new driver and switches for your axis. It's usually X,Y,Z then A,B,C. Bear in mind ABC are usually measured as rotational in degrees, etc. so it takes an extra math step when writing your G code to get distance, just something to keep in mind.......
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