Z is still the only axis that controls the torch height. A and C should 
be programmed to follow the path needed for the part. Just trying to 
visualize that machine in my head... is A and C rotating Z or the part?

JT

On 09/21/2016 06:11 AM, Marius Liebenberg wrote:
>    I agree. It is more al the signal level or HAL level or component level
> that I am wondering about. You cannot simply change the Z value as we do
> with THCUD. There are A and C axis involved now as well.
>
>
> ------ Original Message ------
> From: "John Thornton" <j...@gnipsel.com>
> To: "Marius Liebenberg" <mar...@mastercut.co.za>; "EMC developers"
> <emc-developers@lists.sourceforge.net>
> Sent: 2016-09-21 12:56:59
> Subject: Re: [Emc-developers] THC with 5 axis plasma
>
>> Cutting a bevel the thickness is different than the sheet but the arc
>> distance is the same for the thickness being cut IMHO.
>>
>> JT
>>
>>
>> On 09/21/2016 12:16 AM, Marius Liebenberg wrote:
>>> Hi All
>>> I am starting a build of a 5 axis plasma machine with bevelling
>>> features. The problem I am facing is not understanding how I will
>>> implement the THC on a 5 axis setup. I am not sure just changing the Z
>>> axis feedback or command signal will do the trick here. If a bevel is
>>> being cut thing surely look different.
>>> Any ideas or brain storming is welcome please.
>>>
>>>
>>>
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