Zünd (Phortos)

General Information

  1. Unlock machine with ETH card and turn on the PC
  2. Open the template “Zünd_Template_Porthos” (Desktop) and import your file
  3. Cut: Z_CUT / Engrave: Z_ENGRAVE
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Cost: 30.- / h
Area: 1600mm x 1300mm

  • Paper
  • Cardboard max 3mm
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Kappa Platten up to 10mm

Change tool

  • Blade to Pen:    2 1 1 4 Enter
  • Pen to Blade:    2 1 1 1 Enter

Oscillating blade (for Kappa-boards)

  1. Mount the oscillating blade in toolholder nr. 2
  2. Choose “tool right” in the cutting dialog within rhino

Tutorial

Startup

  1. Unlock your machine with the ETH card
  2. Turn on the computer
  3. Open the template “Zünd_Template_Porthos” (Desktop)
  4. Import your vector drawing (pdf, dxf) with the command “File” > “Import”
  5. Place the material on the machine. When placing your material, please note the orientation of the X- & Y-Axis.
  6. Cover up the area behind your material to ensure the vacuum power.

Cut

  1. Type “Z_CUT” into the command window
  2. Select your vectors. Confirm with enter
  3. Check settings
    1. Tool=left: blade
    2. VacuumWidth: as wide as necessary
    3. Speed: standard 15
  4. Confirm with enter
  5. Confirm “y” with enter to send the command to the plotter
  6. Press “online” (1) to start the task

Engrave

  1. Type “Z_ENGRAVE” into the command window
  2. Select your vectors. Confirm with enter
  3. Check settings
    1. VacuumWidth: as wide as necessary
    2. Speed: standard 10
    3. Material_Thickness: in mm
  4. Confirm with enter
  5. Confirm “y” with enter to send the command to the plotter
  6. Press “online” (1) to start the task

Draw

  1. Drive over the material with the navigation keys (2)
  2. Activate the pen tool (2 1 1 4) on the number board and press “enter”
  3. Lower the tool (3)
  4. Adjust height manually
  5. Lift the tool (3)
  6. Type “Z_CUT” into the command window
  7. Select your vectors. Confirm with enter
  8. Check settings
    1. Tool=pen
    2. VacuumWith: as wide as necessary
    3. Speed: Standard …
  9. Confirm with enter
  10. Confirm “y” with enter to send the command to the plotter
  11. Press “online” (1) to start the task

Turn off

  • Delete your files and folders
  • Turn off the computer
  • The plotter turns of as soon you are logged out

Troubleshoot

Pause and continue the task with “online”

  • Confirm with “ok”
  • Continue with “online”

Contact a Raplab-Employee

  • Press 3, 3, 1 to clear the buffer
  • Press “Enter” to continue
  • Re-send the plotting task
  • this is because your material may be too small and therefore fits loose on the vacuum surface. Cover up the area behind your material to solve this issue.