MP3000E-DTHC II BETTER, FASTER and MORE FEATURES!
MP3000E-DTHC II Digital
Torch Height Control with I/O cards
Complete Port Interface
including Motor Signals and Machine Interface I/O
WHAT OPTIONS DO I NEED FOR HOOKING UP MY PLASMA UNIT? (Flowchart)
with matching cards
With exclusive UBOB III Universal
The MP3000E-DTHC II is our
4th Generation Digital Torch Height
Control. With features that are equal to units
costing thousands of dollars, the MP3000E-DTHC II has set a new
standard for cost effective torch height control. Utilizing
the latest in embedded processor technology, this unit has been
engineered to not only do the THC function but to provide a new
level of machine-software interface. Built to work with the
popular MACH3 software controller it can be controlled from
the the MACH3 screens. This is truly the next
generation in low cost CNC controls and torch height. Read the
features list and discover that the MP3000E-DTHC II is more than
just a THC. It will be the hub of your CNC
machine. We designed this to be as “plug-n-play” as possible. It
requires the absolute minimum of user modifications. It
ships with the appropriate profiles for MACH3 setup and THC
values. Custom screens
for THC are also included.The MP3000-DTHC is a complete interface
solution. No other Breakout cards are
needed for motor signals, added outputs or isolated inputs.
|You won't find another solution for
building a professional plasma/flame cutting system at ANY
price that has more features or is as easy to setup and use as
the MP3000E-DTHC II. Don't believe us? Go to our handy
comparison chart and use it to shop other vendors on a
feature by feature basis then when you get to the all
important $$$ column, it makes the decison easy.
Don't forget you are getting a CNC interface system
AND a modern Digital THC in one
CandCNC has been
designing and selling CNC interface components including low
cost Torch Height Controllers for over 6 years. We have
hundreds of our first, second and third generation units in the
field and WORKING! We know how to use our products in
real production cutting environments and how the software and
- Uses PC based constant velocity MACH3
Software (not included)
parallel port solution. No second port card to
install, setup or troubleshoot.
- Buffered Step & Direction for direct
interface to Motor Drives...no added cards or BOB's
- 100% Digital
Closed Loop Control
- Run with presets or adjust on
the fly. On screen "Profiles" to let you setup automatic
settings for any type of cutting.
- Control the cut gap (tip volts) on the fly or
from a preset
- Full THC
features including CV tuning, Response Profile,
Head Lock, and Anti-corner Dive settings
- All Parameters are displayed and set from our
custom screen menus. You have total control over the way the
THC responds and cuts. NO KNOBS to Twist!
- Exclusive Self-test allows
instant checking of THC to PC communications and proper THC
functions; all at the press of one button.
- Arc Volts Tracking within 1/4 volt (settable)
- Buffered 4 or 5 channels of Step and Direction (one
- Expanded Opto isolated inputs (all inputs)
- Exclusive PORT STRETCHER
technology doubles the I/O from one port.
- Up to six optional computer controlled relays for
control of external motors, lights, and vacuum systems.
- Input for Panic/Safety Stop Switches
- Table mount I/O
card (included) connects to Controller via
standard DB25 cable
- LED status indicators on Table I/O card for easy visual
- Screen indicators of THC condition status
- Simple wiring. All connections to MP3000E-THC are via
standard DB 25 or DB 9 cables
- One click software install for setup files (Profiles,
screens, default settings).
- Unit comes stock with Table I/O
Card, AXIS I/O Extension Card (MTA150) and THC Sensor PWM Module
Two Year Limited Warranty Parts and
Labor (Depot only)
- UNLIMITED FREE Support via e-mail and
- SMART-KUT auto learning PRESET VOLTS function "tunes" height setting automatically.
Compensates for consummable changes as they wear and for changes in metal thicknesses and type. Learns the proper PRESET VOLTS setting at the first of the cut.
- Compatable with new Digital Current Probe OPTION (see below). Displays and uses CUT CURRENT. Allows variable ARC OK trip points by Cut Profile. Will fault if cut current is too low or two high. Catches workclamp problems before the piece is ruined!
- Uses new DTHC II technology for single cable hookup to plasma units with Automation Interface.
- New HyT-Connect™ Technology. Interface to our optional RS485 SIM kit for direct-plasma control of panel settings
MORE HyT-CONNECT INFORMATION :
has set a new standard for features and flexibility. It is the
first Windows CNC application to offer an open development
environment for plug-ins, multiple machine profiles, advanced
constant velocity motion contol and a custom developer API.
You have full access to the features that compliment plasma
cutting using our custom screen and setup files. Every MP3000E-DTHC II
ships with the files you need on a CD. The MP3000E-DTHC II is
the first THC product to take full advantage of the MACH3 interface
to actually let the control software talk directly with the THC
Controller hardware. The Preset Torch Volts and the
Actual Torch Volts are displayed and set from the MACH
Sample MACH3 MP3000E-DTHC II custom
When you push the CUT
PROFILE Button a screen pops up that lets you select the
cut parameters from a list or allows you to ADD profiles to build
your own list. Some items (top section) are for reference only
to save looking them up in a manual. THC specific items such
as TIP VOLT PRESET and the Head Lock and Fault Point values are set
from this screen.
No other THC
(ATHC; VTHC, etc.) has the level of control and features as our
MP3000E-DTHC II. Using advanced processor technology, the THC can
be set to respond to cutting conditions that rival products costing
thousands of dollars more.
Mach3 uses the standard
parallel port(s) to control up to 6 axis of motion and numerous
input/output functions. Using our Table/IO card
(shipped with unit) that has two power relays
(besides the Torch ON/OFF Relay on the THC Sensor) and the optional
quad relay output upgrade, you can add the ability to turn on up to
6 loads (4 high current) and control them from
the software. Direct interface between the MP3000E-DTHC II and MACH3 allows
us to offer sophisticated options, like the built-in Anti-Dive, as
well as methods to tune and optimize the Constant Velocity and THC
cutting parameters for your machine. With the new Direct
Communications via Serial we now have the ability to control
settings from within MACH3 and to use the same screens for real time
The combination of MACH3 and the MP3000E-DTHC II will give you a
professional solution with no compromises, at a very cost effective
price. If you already own any of the MACH products the upgrade to 3
is free. If you don’t
we have bundled deals to get you where you need to
Built on the
successful design of the MP1000 series (over 500 sold to date)
, the new 1 Port MP3000E-DTHC II design incorporates proven
technology and introduces several new concepts and features. The PCB’s are full solder
mask and double sided FR-4 high quality boards. All units are fully
tested and calibrated prior to shipping. Quick connect headers are
used for all connectors to make field replacement quick and easy, if
WHAT MAKES THE
MP3000-DTHC II DIFFERENT
Using surface-mount technology we
have shrunk the THC logic section of the older MP1000C-THC down from
a card that was almost 7 X 3 (21 sq inches) to a tiny card anbout 2
X 2 inhes (4 sq inches). Expensive components have been
replaced with lower cost embedded processors. The readout of
volts and other indicators has moved to the computer screen and the
cost of those components removed. In addition the DTHC II is
a full expansion module that can be added to ANY UBOB III
based product like the MP3000E series to turn it into a FULL FUNCTION
Digital Torch Height Controller!
THE DTHC II Expansion Module
is installed inside the MP3000 Case and is accessed from the front
panel. The THC Sensor card plugs directly into the DB9 and a
16 pin ribbon cable attaches it to the Universal
Advanced Self Test
functions allow a one-button test that confirms
communication and proper signals to MACH. Push the
button and the MP3000E-DTHC II goes into a multi-test loop that
sends simulated Tip Volts, UP and Down signals to the
screen. It checks the operation of the DTHC Expansion
Module and the communications link (serial) to
THC SENSOR PWM MODULE Shipped with
MP3000E-DTHCII or DTHC II Upgrade
The THC Sensor PWM Module
is installed outside (surface mount case included) the plasma unit, and provides the
interface for the Torch Switch, ARC OK and the divided ARC VOLTS. It uses new digital interface technology that con
verts the low level divided arc volts to highly accurate PWM signals that are many orders of magnitude more immune from RFI, EMI and other external noise. The connection back to the DTHC II module (in the MP3000 box) is via a standard CAT5 UTP cable. Just another CandCNC innovation not found on anything but high end sytems. No other vendor of THC hardware comes close to our features at our price range. Imagine, a modern processor based Digital Torch Height Control for less than $650.00....WOW!
SEE THE OPTIONS BELOW FOR CONNECTION KITS TO VARIOUS PLASMA CUTTERS
TABLE I/O CARD
(*part of MP3000 stock unit)
One of the most time
consuming processes in the build-up of CNC equipment is all the
individual wiring that’s required. The innovative Table
I/O card mounts on the table itself (a clear topped box is
recommended) and provides a convenient and quick place to connect up
all of the Home, Limit and Emergency Stop switches on the machine. It h
as inputs for UP and DOWN manual signals
that can be used for controlling Z while cutting for oxy-fuel flame
cutting. Once all the control switches are
wired, it simply plugs into the front of the MP3000E-DTHC II Controller
Box via one standard shielded DB25 cable. LED indicators quickly and easily
indicate the condition of each line. They also help in
troubleshooting any table I/O problems.The Table I/O is shipped with one
10A rated relay and one 20A relay for interface to
table operated devices like dust extractors, lights, misters,
Table I/O is a CandCNC only product and is designed to interface
with the MP3000E-DTHC II and other third-generation breakout board products.
The MTA150 AXIS I/O Extension card (part of MP3000 stock
AXIS I/O Extension card (shipped with MP3000E-DTHC II )
is a small breakout card designed to easily interface the step and
direction signals from the Axis I/O port in the MP3000E-DTHC II to the
motor drive modules. 5 channels of step and direction are
available at the card screw terminals as well as at headers for
one-cable connection to the popular G540 (see CAB-IDC26-DB25M opiton below) for quick and easy controller builds. The
MTA150 is designed to mount close to the motor drives and can be connected to the MP3000E-DTHC II unit up to 5 meters
away. Interconnect is via a DB25 cable or for close connection
a 26 pin IDC ribbon cable.
DESIGNED TO WORK WITH ALL
TYPES OF PLASMA UNITS
For those plasma units that are not designed
to be used as automated or have a CNC interface, we offer a low cost
way to get the needed ARC GOOD (sometimes referred to as "Arc OK;
Arc Xfr; Okay to Move, etc) signal. Just order the optional Digital Current Probe. They both hook directly to our THC Sensor
PWM Module and senses the increase in current when a valid arc is
MP3000E-DTHC II unit and external cards.
All cables for connecting external cards. Includes THC SENSOR PWM MODULE, TABLE I/O card and MTA150. Full cables for connection to PC. No MACH3 software or SheetCAM (see software option bundles below) .
Basic Plasma Software Bundle consists of MACH3 Full license and
SheetCAM TNG. Free vector drawing program (Inkscape) and free selection of vector clipart.
Artisen Plasma Software Bundle consists of MACH3 Full license and SheetCAM TNG, plus
DXFTOOL Standard for flawless DXF files from CORELDRAW (ver 12 or later) and free selection of vector clipart in CDR format.
COMPLETE ELECTRONICS PACKAGES INCLUDING
MP3000E-DTHC II HERE
NEW!! For Hypertherm models 65 & 85 our HyT-Connect™ technology
for direct control of the Plasma Arc Current (AMPS) and Air Pressure (PSI)
from our CUT PROFILE (stored settings)
For other Brands of plasma cutters you will need the RAV-01 and (ususally) the DCP-01
to get divided volts and ARC OK signals
OPTIONS FOR PLASMA & DTHC II
"sniffs" the current at the cut!
DIGITAL CURRENT PROBE DCP-01Now you can see the actual DC Amps AT THE CUT using our exclusive DCP add-on module for the DTHC. It is accurate within better than 2% across a range of 20 to 125A (higher range version available on request).
Displayed in real time on the same screen as the TORCH VOLTS, it gives you precise information about your plasma cut. You no longer have to guess at what the true cut current is.
Use the Cut Profile to preset fault points so you can prevent bad cuts due to improper dial settings or poor workclamp connections. The DCP also acts as an adjustable ARC OK sensor
and it works with any plasma cutter. Each Cut Profile can have it's own ACR OK trip value in AMPS. NOTE You need to order this option if your Plasma cutter DOES NOT HAVE AN ARC OK (aka Transfer, Arc Xfr, OK to Move) signal. Plugs directly into the new THCSensor-PWM Module
Custom interface cable. For DTHC II systems Only. Order MIC-01 or MIC02 based on the model and features of your HYPERTHERM or THERMALDYNAMICS plasma cutter.
This cable will not work with other plasma cutters or other models that do not have the rear panel CPC connector. It will not work with any other THC or DTHC but the DTHC II and the THC Sensor PWM Module.
MIC CUSTOM MACHINE INTERFACE CABLE
One end plugs to the Rear CPC connector on your Plasma the other into the THC SENSOR PWM ModuleRead this carefully!
The new Hypertherm 45/65/85 series plasma cutters and the new Thermal Dynamics
A60/A80/A120 can be ordered with a rear panel Automation Connector (CPC Recepticle) that allows direct access to some or all of the signals needed for CNC automation.
IF YOU HAVE THIS CONNECTOR:
THE MIC-01 is for plasma units that have the internal voltage divider option and the divided volt appears on the rear CPC.
THE MIC-02 is for plasma units that DO NOT have the internal voltage divider option but have the rear CPC for the START (TORCH ON) and ARC OK (Transfer) signals. See the RAV-01 Card below for a voltage divider card (universal).
Note: Some TD 52/82/102 units can be ordered with the CPC rear connector. The Automation Interface Card for divided volts is optional and must be purchased from TD separately.
Order this card if you do not have an internal voltage divider card or one that is not compatable with the Inputs of the THC Sensor PWM Module
RAV-01 Raw Arc Volts Voltage Divider Card
Designed for plasma units that do not have an integrated ARC Volts divider (most
units do not), this card mounts inside the plasma unit and is connected to the Electrode leads and the Workclamp leads inside (raw arc volts). It also has screw terminals to use for the TORCH switch and to pick up an ARC OK signal IF YOUR UNIT has one. The card has test buttons to confirm connections. The m
anual covers how to find and interface to most plasma cutters. If you have an older Hypertherm (1000, 1250, 1650) or TD with no voltage divider option (but with internal ARC OK and START signals) then you should order this card with your DTHC II.
If your plasma is not setup for automation then you need this card and probabaly the DCP-01 to get an arc ok. Raw voltage is divided, filtered and is directly connected through a sheilded cable (supplied) to our THC Sensor PWM module. 4 wide connector for other signals also included. Works with both hand torch and machine torch setups.
Gecko G540 adapter cable for MP3000E-DTHC (DTHC II)
Connection Cable for connecting a G540 to the MP3000 at the MTA150 card that comes with the MP3000-DTHCII. Provides a single cable interface to the G540 DB25 connector. NOTE: in this configurqtion all of the I/O for the system is handled by the MP3000. The G540 becomes the motor driver (only) while the MP3000 handles all of the I/O functions to MACH. Cable is approx 5 inces long. A standard DB25 M-F extension cable can be used (up to 15ft) to connect to G540 input. This does not provide any power to the G540 or pass through any I/O pins from or to the G540.
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