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Positioning the plasma torch body correctly inside the Lifter will ensure proper functionality of the Z axis. If not installed properly the torch body has the potential to collide with the slat supports in your table. Follow this guide to properly install your plasma torch body into the Z-axis lifter before you begin any cutting processes.
NEVER plug in cables while device is powered on!

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.


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Check and retighten set screws regularly and whenever you detect any irregularity in the table’s motion.

  • These are my configuration setup pages for the 2.09 software. Each of your category windows should look exactly the same as these.
  • Your table size will need to be reflected in the Axis Length for X and Y. 96” x 48” = 8’ X 4’ table.
  • You may change your Motor Direction settings from Positive to Negative, or visa versa, to allow your table to operate in the same direction as the JOG buttons are shown for X+, X-,Y+,Y- .

Troubleshooting malfunctions with a serial port signal generator model 401A.

In the torch head the electrode must move up and down freely for the torch to fire. The plasma unit looks for continuity between the electrode tip and nozzle before the torch will turn on the air and initiate the arc. The air forces the electrode up away from the nozzle to make electrical contact with another contact point in torch body permitting current flow to the electrode.

Various diagrams for setting up an wiring a Torchmate CNC system.

If the machine is not moving correctly this can be the result of a few different mechanical issues.

A basic troubleshooting guide for cut quality issues including bevel and what causes poor cuts.