Idle vs active // only charge when active


I only want to charge for when the laser is active.

How can I put this?

Hi Andy,

for that to work, you need to let Fabman know when the laser is active via an idle/busy input. You somehow need to get a signal from the laser cutter to the Fabman bridge that tells the bridge when the laser is active. How easy it is to get that signal totally depends on your particular model.

For the Trotec lasers, you can usually grab it from their connection to the exhaust filter. (We even made a small adapter for these laser cutters to make it easier to get that signal.) For other brands, it might be more involved.

What kind of brand do you have? Do you know whether your laser cutter outputs some sort of signal when the laser is active?