Max Speed?

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Max Speed?

Post by brydonuk » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:41 am

Hey guys, I have an LS6840.....What is the Max speed of the machine? Most things on the settings suggestion sheet say 400 Speed.

I have used 495 speed and it was fine. SO what is the Max speed? Safe speed?

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Re: Max Speed?

Post by Daven » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:59 am

Not such a simple answer to this - it depends on the size of the image and the inertia on the head due to the speed it is traveling - too much inertia and it will start to put a strain on the belts and motors. I'm not sure the stopping distance is allowed for so the faster the speed the greater the strain to stop the head...

I try not to go faster than 350 to 400 and on small designs no faster than 300.

A couple of things you can do to speed up engraving are :-
1. lower the scan gap to the best result required.
2. If the image is made up of various elements with space between the elements create a dxf of the image or turn it into multiple images and put each element on its own layer.
3. use a mixture of the two above where parts of an image may not need such a high scan gap.

Best
Dave
Using two LS3060's and an ex 3020 user
Please note I am not employed by HPC, any advice or recomendations I give are based on my own experience and are not necessarily the same as HPC's. First point of contact on any hardware issues should be with HPC

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Re: Max Speed?

Post by brydonuk » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:12 pm

Cheers for the reply. I did think there would not me a simple answer :D

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Re: Max Speed?

Post by Daven » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:29 pm

Nothings simple with these machines :lol:
Using two LS3060's and an ex 3020 user
Please note I am not employed by HPC, any advice or recomendations I give are based on my own experience and are not necessarily the same as HPC's. First point of contact on any hardware issues should be with HPC

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