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BCL program hangs (OPEN)
« on: February 13, 2018, 01:49:30 AM »
Hi Ralph !
I wanted to cut out a part from  a 2mm hard plywood.
I did a test cut:
Speed 150,   Power 100 %,  Passes  50.
It was OK.

I started cutting, estimated time 2 h 50 min
After 1h 13 minutes the program stopped and frozen.
The laser beam has not switched off.
I've tried 4 times and the result is always the same.
I tested with VLM but walked there without stopping.
I tested with a laser beam off (I switched off the laser diode on the control panel), it was also good.

Since the Gcoode Job Status window does not show anything,  when I push the Send To Laser button to jump to the end of the list and can not be moved, I do not know where to stop.
In the VLM mode the program is very easy to follow.
Where can the problem be?

Win 10  and  BCL 2.9a

Sincerely, Imre
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Re: BCL program hangs !
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 06:25:14 AM »
Do you have the computer enter "sleep" mode? Can you do 2 sets of 25 passes? If possible, post the source file for analysis if you expect others to verify/duplicate your problem.
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Re: BCL program hangs !
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 08:04:47 AM »

1. You need to be using the latest version. I don't support past versions of BCL.

2. Make sure when you are doing a laser job that you do not use BCL to do anything else. BCL needs all of it's CPU and memory to focus on sending g-code to the controller board. So leave BCL alone and let it laser.

3. It does not sound like you have your laser focused at all. 2mm wood, even hard wood, should not take 50 passes! What wattage is your laser diode? Post a photo of your laser focus line please.
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