ISSUE or REQUEST:
Plasma cutter not working as of 5:00 pm today (10/11/2017)
Committee, Group or Volunteer who usually handles this type of ISSUE or REQUEST (Please tag using the @ symbol. A list of current groups that can be “mentioned” is maintained at this LINK.):
The plasma cutter was working fine for about 3 simple cuts. Then an error light came on the Hypertherm. Specifically, the RED LED fault light came on and an error message in the program popped up which read “Machine Control Error - Torch cutting signal was lost. Check wiring, power or turn off option.”
I initialized twice and checked the air, amps and connections and they looked okay. The error remained.
The plasma table still worked, but the torch would not fire. I was able to send the machine to HOME and then close down.
I am willing to meet with someone who might know what the issue is or to do the troubleshooting. Just let me know when you will be there.
I was going to try and reference the metal shop but when I went to look at the list of Teams, the page informed me “Sorry, you don’t have access to that topic!”.
I updated the tool status board to reflect the condition.
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