1600x900 twin head 150/40w

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Greg Paul
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Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:49 pm
Location: Boerne/Texas
Country: United States
Nickname: Greg
Laser Machine Make or Type: Home made twin head
Laser Power: 150w/40w
Laser Bed Size: 63"x36"
Home Position: BR
Control Software: RDWORKS
RDWorks Version: 8.0
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Windows Version: 10

Re: 1600x900 twin head 150/40w

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After 2 weeks of fighting controller and software to control my twin headed laser I gave up and hard wired them. I had to redo my panel to add buttons. Now time to dial in lasers and figure out Z axis control.
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Gene Uselman
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Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:18 pm
Location: Suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Country: USA
Nickname: Gene
Laser Machine Make or Type: AKL1318-2
Laser Power: 130W & 80W Reci
Laser Bed Size: 51 x 71
Home Position: TR
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: RDw .19 & Lightburn
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Accessories: I have a combining lenses, pin tables [homebuilt], honeycomb tables , wireless remote, Modifed Ultimate Air Assist, home built non-powered rotary device, Prusa i3 MK3S and Mini Prusa printers.
Windows Version: Win 10 Pro

Re: 1600x900 twin head 150/40w

Post by Gene Uselman »

Hi Greg- sometimes the easy way is the best way [often?]. Is my memory correct that you have no prior experience with lasers? Laying out a control panel is a difficult thing, and in my experience requires a lot of changes as you progress. My current edition is not even screwed down as it gets tweaked often.
I have been experimenting/mocking up/building a version of your air flow system since I saw yours and realized what a great idea it really is. Again, thank you for sharing your build with us. Gene
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Greg Paul
Posts: 44
Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:49 pm
Location: Boerne/Texas
Country: United States
Nickname: Greg
Laser Machine Make or Type: Home made twin head
Laser Power: 150w/40w
Laser Bed Size: 63"x36"
Home Position: BR
Control Software: RDWORKS
RDWorks Version: 8.0
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Windows Version: 10

Re: 1600x900 twin head 150/40w

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Wiring rotary for laser. Changing control panel once again.
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Gene Uselman
Posts: 2125
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:18 pm
Location: Suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Country: USA
Nickname: Gene
Laser Machine Make or Type: AKL1318-2
Laser Power: 130W & 80W Reci
Laser Bed Size: 51 x 71
Home Position: TR
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: RDw .19 & Lightburn
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Accessories: I have a combining lenses, pin tables [homebuilt], honeycomb tables , wireless remote, Modifed Ultimate Air Assist, home built non-powered rotary device, Prusa i3 MK3S and Mini Prusa printers.
Windows Version: Win 10 Pro

Re: 1600x900 twin head 150/40w

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Leaving space for more buttons/controls is always wise in my experience. I am 7 years into this adventure and learning something every day.
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Greg Paul
Posts: 44
Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:49 pm
Location: Boerne/Texas
Country: United States
Nickname: Greg
Laser Machine Make or Type: Home made twin head
Laser Power: 150w/40w
Laser Bed Size: 63"x36"
Home Position: BR
Control Software: RDWORKS
RDWorks Version: 8.0
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Windows Version: 10

Re: 1600x900 twin head 150/40w

Post by Greg Paul »

Mounted plug in for rotary on bed. Now I need to understand how software works.
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Greg Paul
Posts: 44
Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:49 pm
Location: Boerne/Texas
Country: United States
Nickname: Greg
Laser Machine Make or Type: Home made twin head
Laser Power: 150w/40w
Laser Bed Size: 63"x36"
Home Position: BR
Control Software: RDWORKS
RDWorks Version: 8.0
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
Windows Version: 10

Re: 1600x900 twin head 150/40w

Post by Greg Paul »

I'm trying to set up rotary on Ruida controller 6445G when I go to test it moves x axis not y axis and any changes aren't working. I have rotary on switch for y axis or rotary. I can move rotary manually. Lightburn 1.2.01 main board firmware version RDLC-V15.01.22. Enabled in rotary menu as setup shows not sure what to do at this point.
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