Hi There. Slowly figuring out how to get my omtech k40 running right. I have found that the replaced lens head focus distance is about .75 inches above the stock metal floor. Wondering what you all prefer to do to get the material up to the focused beam? I have found some nice motorized and manual adjust working beds that would be great.
I’m assuming that if I upgrade to lightburn/motherboard I would be able to control a motorized bed through the software. Has anyone used lightburn to control Z in a similar way. Does it work well?
Edit. The stock lens head focal length was near the stock metal floor, but replaced with an air assist head, which puts the focal length closer to 1" above the flow, so these z axis options will likely be too tall.
Thank you the response Don! Very helpful pointing out the issue with zaxis support on the board Omtech is selling. I thought it would be the best option based upon Omtech selling it - apparently it is not well supported.
For the technical issues and disparity of hardware/software support, I starting to think that manual z control is going to be fine, especially considering that the beam maintains a very narrow profile for a wide distance (appears to be good for near ~20mm). I’m also realizing that I’ll likely need to raise the optic head to get into good beam focal range with the adjustable tables. Not sure what I’ll do at this point. Not real excited about monkeying with optics at this point.