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ACCUMOVE® 2

Torchmate Driver Software

Torchmate is proud to offer ACCUMOVE® 2 technology standard with our Growth Series™ product line.

ACCUMOVE 2 benefits from the same technology that goes into our most advanced motion control systems. This advancement features state of the art stepper motor control, which provides for shorter cycle times through increased acceleration and deceleration. Improved motion planning allows fluid movement and a more consistent tip velocity. In addition Torchmate Growth Series now comes standard with our next generation height control. This software integration simplifies configuring the height control allowing for quicker setup, and easier trouble shooting. The most noticeable improvement to the Torchmate driver software is Visual Machine Designer (VMD). This modern, touch friendly software program interfacing with the ACCUMOVE 2 control system now include a basic shape library to get your Torchmate Growth Series cutting as quick as possible. Please visit the additional tabs on this page for details and video on ACCUMOVE 2.  

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ACCUMOVE 2 Frequently Asked Questions

What is ACCUMOVE 2?

ACCUMOVE 2 is the proprietary CNC controller designed specifically for the Torchmate® Growth Series™. The software within this controller uses motion control technology developed by Lincoln Electric® engineers collaborating all over the globe. ACCUMOVE 2 has replaced the third-party components formerly used by the Torchmate Growth Series product line, ensuring complete support by Lincoln Electric. Because of Lincoln Electric’s deep commitment to automation, ACCUMOVE 2 benefits from product features passed down from our most advanced motion control systems; something no competitor can offer. Our in-house manufacturing not only gives us an advantage in innovation, but also allows us to pass our manufacturing savings to you.   

What is Visual Machine Designer?

Visual Machine Designer (VMD) is the proprietary software used in the ACCUMOVE 2 controller. It is multi-lingual and touch friendly. The following features of VMD enable your ACCUMOVE 2 to increase productivity:

  • Multi-tasking allows you to create and prepare new jobs while the machine is cutting. 
  • The shape library consists of 28 commonly used shapes built into the software, eliminating the need to design them in CAD.
  • Array creation allows ACCUMOVE 2 to duplicate parts without modifying the CAD file. 
  • Job queue prioritizes and sequences multiple jobs with forward-looking automation.
  • The plate alignment feature saves time and reduces scrap. ACCUMOVE 2 registers the corners of the material through a torch touch, and realigns the design to match the metal being cut.

Is digital height control a standard feature?

Yes, ACCUMOVE 2 features our next generation integrated digital height control. With this new design, produced by Lincoln Electric, height control technology jumps to a new level.  Its new Dynamic Cornering™ anticipates and prevents torch dive in corners and handles material irregularities, making “Corner Lockout” obsolete. Ohmic sensing enables true-zero height programming, which results in optimized piercing, fewer touch-offs, and faster completion times. Integrated height control simplifies configuration and troubleshooting, and makes operation more efficient.

Do you still use stepper motors?

Yes. ACCUMOVE 2’s stepper motor controller is on the forefront of technology. It provides shorter cycle times through rapid acceleration and deceleration, reduces energy consumption, and extends consumable life by accurately placing pierce points. The smoother operation reduces machine vibration, which results in decreased maintenance costs, as well as quieter movements.

What is Dynamic Cornering?

Dynamic Cornering is an advanced algorithm that controls torch height in corners and curves. Many older systems used “Corner Lockout” to disable the height control along curved cut paths to prevent torch dive. Dynamic Cornering keeps height control active—not disabled—and compensates for warped material and complex curves.

Does ACCUMOVE 2 allow wireless control?

Yes, you can now operate your Torchmate Growth Series with ACCUMOVE 2 via wireless control. Currently, only the Windows® Surface tablet can utilize this function. 

Where is ACCUMOVE 2 manufactured?

We currently manufacture most of our components for the ACCUMOVE 2 in our Ohio, South Carolina, and Nevada facilities.

Who developed ACCUMOVE 2?

Various Lincoln Electric research and development teams from around the world developed ACCUMOVE 2. The development process began shortly after Lincoln Electric acquired Torchmate in 2011.

Will ACCUMOVE 2 work on my Torchmate 1, 2, 3, or X Table?

No, Lincoln Electric developed the ACCUMOVE 2 specifically for use on the Torchmate Growth Series. ACCUMOVE 3 is currently available for our mid-line tables. For our most advanced systems, we offer the Burny® Phantom II controller.

Can I upgrade my older model Torchmate Growth Series machine?

In most cases, you can. Torchmate parts sales can provide you with a complete upgrade kit for most plasma cutters. ACCUMOVE 2 requires ohmic sensing to function, and a few cutter models cannot be fitted with an ohmic cap; so be sure to call our Parts Department (775- 673- 2200) to verify your plasma cutter’s upgradability.

Will I see improved cut quality with ACCUMOVE 2?

Yes, ACCUMOVE 2 increases cut quality and performance through Dynamic Cornering.

What is Ohmic sensing?

Ohmic sensing accurately sets the zero-point datum for your height control. ACCUMOVE 2 electronically senses the completed circuit when the torch cap touches the metal. This method sets the zero height precisely compared with the older torque-sensing techniques. By over torqueing the motor to estimate the zero point, the pressure can flex the material, causing inaccuracies. Ohmic sensing avoids flexing and additional motor stresses with a zero-pressure contact point. 

If my older Torchmate CNC controller or AVHC needs parts, must I upgrade to ACCUMOVE 2?

Not immediately, although the ACCUMOVE 2 upgrade kit provides an attractive path to upgrade, and is backward compatible with all Torchmate Growth Series machines. Upon expiration of your older machine’s warranty, any replacement parts will be limited to available stock on hand. We will always do our best to support our customers.

 

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ACCUMOVE 2 | Integrated Height Control

ACCUMOVE 2 next generation height control features Dynamic CorneringTM. Corner lockout becomes obsolete as Dynamic Cornering anticipates and prevents torch dive in corners and material deformations while maintaining the programed cut height. Software integration simplifies configuring the height control allowing for quicker setup, and easier trouble shooting. Cap Sense enables True Height programming and optimized piercing means fewer touch offs resulting in faster completion times.

CNC Plasma Cutting | Advanced Look Ahead

Improved motion planning allows fluid movement and a more consistent tip velocity. ACCUMOVE 2 motion control maintains higher job throughput and sharper corners. Parts accuracy and cut quality improvements are generated using the same technology that goes into our most advanced motion control systems.

Torchmate Growth Series | Deterministic Stepper Output

ACCUMOVE 2 offers state of the art stepper motor control, which provides for shorter cycle times through increased acceleration and deceleration. Reduction of energy consumption and longer consumable life are realized, while reduced machine vibration results in less maintenance and quieter operation.

On The Fly | Motion Control

Real time adjustments to kerf width and cut speed can now be obtained using ACCUMOVE 2.

Torchmate | Visual Machine Designer

Visual Machine Designer is a modern, touch friendly software program interfacing with the ACCUMOVE 2 control system. When paired with your ACCUMOVE 2 Motion Control the following features will increase your productivity. ACCUMOVE 2 Multi tasking allows the operator to prepare and create multiple jobs while the machine is cutting. ACCUMOVE 2 provides a Shape Library of basic shapes allowing the operation of the table without the need for CAD software. ACCUMOVE 2 motion control easily arrays jobs promoting multiple cuts without development of a new job. Improve scrap utilization and load material easier with the ACCUMOVE 2 plate alignment feature. Dynamic job prioritization and sequential job scheduling is also possible with the ACCUMOVE 2 Job Queue. 

Torchmate | Visual Machine Designer

Visual Machine Designer is a software program that interfaces with the ACCUMOVE 2 control system. ACCUMOVE 2 provides a basic shape library allowing the operation of the table without the need for CAD software. ACCUMOVE 2 motion control easily arrays jobs promoting multiple cuts without development of a new job. Lincoln Electric Cutting Systems provides this download to ACCUMOVE 2 customers. To find out if your equipment is compatable with Visual Machine Designer please contact Torchmate tech Support 775-673-2200 ext 4. 

Dowload Visual Machine Designer Software from the Drivers Download page.

ACCUMOVE 2 | Installing the Torchmate CAD Patch

 The ACCUMOVE controller on your Torchmate machine uses g-code to cut job files. There are many ways to create g-code; we recommend using Torchmate CAD to generate g-code for your designs. In Torchmate CAD a post-processor is used to generate the machine output (a.k.a. g-code) for a drawing. 

Download the CAD Patch Here

The User Guide Tab on this page offers a selection of educational opportunities to aid in the use of your Torchmate controls systems. We encourage you to utilize our lifetime tech support if you're in need of additional assistance. 

 

Torchmate Growth Series | ACCUMOVE 2 User Guides

Lincoln Electric Cutting Systems would like to welcome you to the ACCUMOVE family. ACCUMOVE represents a leap forward in proprietary software design for the Torchmate product line. Our Growth Series uses ACCUMOVE 2 while our Classic and X series will use ACCUMOVE 3 in early 2015. 

The Torchmate ACCUMOVE Motion Controller uses an advanced communication protocol which requires an Ethernet connection (instead of a USB connection). In order for a computer to establish a connection with the motion controller the computer needs to be set to a specific IP address. Though this address can be changed later, the first connection must use these configuration parameters. This guide will show you how to configure the IP address of your computer to connect with ACCUMOVE.

Torchmate VMD Software User Manual

Learn how to use the Torchmate VMD software to run your machine.

ACCUMOVE 2 Wiring Guide | Torchmate Growth Series

NEVER plug in cables while the controller is powered on!

Configuring Your Computer For ACCUMOVE | Torchmate Growth Series

The Torchmate ACCUMOVE Motion Controller uses an advanced communication protocol which requires an Ethernet connection (instead of a USB connection). In order for a computer to establish a connection with the motion controller the computer needs to be set to a specific IP address. Though this address can be changed later, the first connection must use these configuration parameters. This guide will show you how to configure the IP address of your computer to connect with ACCUMOVE.

VMD Tutorial #0 | Exporting a Job from Torchmate CAD

To cut a part designed in Torchmate CAD you first have to export machine code into a job file. A job file is simply a text file with GM code in it; Torchmate CAD has the ability to export this type of file directly. In this tutorial you will learn how to export a job file from a tool-path in Torchmate CAD.

VMD Tutorial #1 | Torchmate Machine Configuration

In order to properly control your Torchmate machine the ACCUMOVE motion controller must be configured to your machine parameters. In this tutorial we will cover how to get the machine configuration loaded onto the ACCUMOVE motion controller.

VMD Tutorial #2 | Using the Shape Library

Before you can begin cutting with your new machine, you must have a job to cut. Luckily, the VMD software comes with a shape library! The shape library consists of 28 configurable shapes that can easily be turned into job files. In this tutorial we will cover how to use the shape library to create a job file for a plasma cutter.

VMD Tutorial #3 | Running a Job

VMD controls Torchmate machines by interpreting G code files. A G code file can be created using CAM software (like Torchmate CAD, or many others) or directly in VMD by using the shape library. Once you’ve created a G code file, VMD can run your job. In this tutorial we will cover how to load a job, get some job parameters set up, and run the job.

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