For those of you who may want to quantify the air pressure for the air assist, we have add a few different things and these pressure monitors are the best. you can set a low level point and if the air hits it, the entire display goes from green to red, and its got a relay so it can trigger an alarm and/or shut down the machine… or maybe kick in a secondary compressor behind a check valve as a redundant system.
This setting pertains to the air assist feature in the Thunder Laser version of RDWorks. There are two modes available: Cut and Engrave. Both air solenoids are controlled by the smart board, which also features two needle valves on the front left panel that allow for adjustments of flow rate for each mode. Additionally, there are momentary push buttons to test the flow rates. When a button is pressed, the corresponding stage becomes active for 10 seconds.
You can now define high (Cut) or low (Engrave) air assist by toggling the air assist function in each layer. With air OFF, you will automatically enter the engraving mode. The drop-down menu offers both ON and OFF options for both CUT and Engrave modes. It’s important to remember that when applying layer settings, turning air assist OFF activates the Engrave stage, while turning air assist ON activates the Cut stage.
This setting also works with Lightburn software. To engrave, simply toggle air assist off in the cut settings in Lightburn. For cutting, turn air assist ON, and it will choose the cut air stage.