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Hand Held Controller

Postby Nicholas Rege-Colt » Fri, Apr 20 2012, 10:55AM

We are in the process of ordering a Thermwood Model 45. One of the options is a hand held controller and we need to decide if this is necessary or not. I'm hoping for some feed back regarding this option. TIA

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Re: Hand Held Controller

Postby Daniel Odom » Fri, Apr 20 2012, 11:34AM

Yeah, you pretty much need it for manually moving around the machine in an efficient way. It would be a real pita without it.

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Re: Hand Held Controller

Postby Rob Davis » Fri, Apr 20 2012, 12:15PM

Nicholas, we ordered our CS45 without one to trry and save some money and within a month or two ended up buying a hand held. We don't use it that often but it is vital to have it when you do need it. I suggest you get it.
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Re: Hand Held Controller

Postby Scott Marshburn » Fri, Apr 20 2012, 5:44PM

Unless things have changed sence we got ours you can't fly cut with out it.Or maby there might be another way some one else knowes of.
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Re: Hand Held Controller

Postby Dave Burtchell » Sat, Apr 21 2012, 9:35AM

Scott,
We also think the HH controller is a must, but we wrote a program to flycut. We don't need the HH to do that.

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Re: Hand Held Controller

Postby Scott G Vaal » Sat, Apr 21 2012, 10:18AM

Everyone,

With the latest control, flycutting is a complete automated process and the HHP is not a requirement to do this. Also, with the new automated method, you do not even need to re-measure the daylights of your tooling after a flycut. You normally do not have to ever re-measure a tool unless you physically change it.

(HHP or not??) You can absolutely move the machine directly from the control's screen, but it make it harder to dial in exactly to something when you have to walk back and forth (to see if you are touching, then back to the screen to move, then repeat this process). If you have a buddy help you by being your eyes, it can make it some what easier. So, if you ever need to manually get a daylight, or need to re-set your pop-up pin locations, re-set the switchspoil value, or define a new fixture position that you personally created on the table, or hand trace a part, then it makes the HHP very handy to have. The HHP simply lets you get right at the location that you are trying to dial into. Not a necessity, but indeed a very handy tool to have when needed.
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Re: Hand Held Controller

Postby Scott Marshburn » Sat, Apr 21 2012, 11:21AM

Scott G Vaal wrote:Everyone,

With the latest control, flycutting is a complete automated process and the HHP is not a requirement to do this. Also, with the new automated method, you do not even need to re-measure the daylights of your tooling after a flycut. You normally do not have to ever re-measure a tool unless you physically change it.

(HHP or not??) You can absolutely move the machine directly from the control's screen, but it make it harder to dial in exactly to something when you have to walk back and forth (to see if you are touching, then back to the screen to move, then repeat this process). If you have a buddy help you by being your eyes, it can make it some what easier. So, if you ever need to manually get a daylight, or need to re-set your pop-up pin locations, re-set the switchspoil value, or define a new fixture position that you personally created on the table, or hand trace a part, then it makes the HHP very handy to have. The HHP simply lets you get right at the location that you are trying to dial into. Not a necessity, but indeed a very handy tool to have when needed.


Scott are you talking about the new Q core or is there a upgrade to the supercontrole that has this automated flycut system?
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Re: Hand Held Controller

Postby Scott G Vaal » Mon, Apr 23 2012, 8:44AM

Scott are you talking about the new Q core or is there a upgrade to the supercontrole that has this automated flycut system?


Scott,

The flycut system I mentioned was introduced in the Gen2 SuperControl at version 7.4.1 and is of course available in the new Q-Core SuperControl. If you are curious about an upgrade, please contact our retrofit/upgrade department to see what paths are available for your control. Upgrade Services Manager: 1-800-221-3865 (Ext. 251)
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Re: Hand Held Controller

Postby Jeremy Schiffer » Mon, Apr 23 2012, 4:34PM

Definitely get the HHP!
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Re: Hand Held Controller

Postby Nicholas Rege-Colt » Wed, Apr 25 2012, 11:39AM

Hi All, Thanks for the responses, sounds like a lot of support for buying it.


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