Miller Electric GA-16C Owner`s manual

OM-210082B
November 2003
Processes
MIG (GMAW) Welding
Flux Cored (FCAW) Welding
Description
Arc Welding Power Source And Wire
Feeder
Handler 130 XL
From Hobart to You
Thank you and congratulations on choosing Hobart. Now you can get the
job done and get it done right. We know you don’t have time to do it any
other way.
This Owner’s Manual is designed to help you get the most out of your
Hobart products. Please take time to read the Safety precautions. They
will help you protect yourself against potential hazards on the worksite.
We’ve made installation and operation quick
and easy. With Hobart you can count on years
of reliable service with proper maintenance.
And if for some reason the unit needs repair,
there’s a Troubleshooting section that will help
you figure out what the problem is. The parts
list will then help you to decide the exact part
Hobart is registered to the
you may need to fix the problem. Warranty and
ISO 9001:2000 Quality
service information for your particular model
System Standard.
are also provided.
Hobart Welders manufactures a full line
of welders and welding related equipment.
For information on other quality Hobart products, contact your local Hobart
distributor to receive the latest full line catalog or individual catalog sheets.
To locate your nearest distributor or service agency call 1-877-Hobart1.
Hobart offers a Technical
Manual which provides
more detailed service and
parts information for your
unit. To obtain a Technical
Manual, contact your local
distributor. Your distributor
can also supply you with
Welding Process Manuals
such as SMAW, GTAW,
GMAW, and GMAW-P.
SECTION 1 − SAFETY PRECAUTIONS - READ BEFORE USING
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1-1. Symbol Usage
Means Warning! Watch Out! There are possible hazards
with this procedure! The possible hazards are shown in
the adjoining symbols.
Y Marks a special safety message.
. Means “Note”; not safety related.
This group of symbols means Warning! Watch Out! possible
ELECTRIC SHOCK, MOVING PARTS, and HOT PARTS hazards.
Consult symbols and related instructions below for necessary actions
to avoid the hazards.
1-2. Arc Welding Hazards
Y The symbols shown below are used throughout this manual to
call attention to and identify possible hazards. When you see
the symbol, watch out, and follow the related instructions to
avoid the hazard. The safety information given below is only
a summary of the more complete safety information found in
the Safety Standards listed in Section 1-5. Read and follow all
Safety Standards.
D If earth grounding of the workpiece is required, ground it directly
with a separate cable.
Y Only qualified persons should install, operate, maintain, and
repair this unit.
D Wear a safety harness if working above floor level.
D Keep all panels and covers securely in place.
Y During operation, keep everybody, especially children, away.
D Clamp work cable with good metal-to-metal contact to workpiece
or worktable as near the weld as practical.
ELECTRIC SHOCK can kill.
Touching live electrical parts can cause fatal shocks
or severe burns. The electrode and work circuit is
electrically live whenever the output is on. The input
power circuit and machine internal circuits are also
live when power is on. In semiautomatic or automatic wire welding, the
wire, wire reel, drive roll housing, and all metal parts touching the
welding wire are electrically live. Incorrectly installed or improperly
grounded equipment is a hazard.
D Do not touch electrode if you are in contact with the work, ground,
or another electrode from a different machine.
D Use only well-maintained equipment. Repair or replace damaged
parts at once. Maintain unit according to manual.
D Insulate work clamp when not connected to workpiece to prevent
contact with any metal object.
D Do not connect more than one electrode or work cable to any
single weld output terminal.
SIGNIFICANT DC VOLTAGE exists after removal of
input power on inverters.
D Turn Off inverter, disconnect input power, and discharge input
capacitors according to instructions in Maintenance Section
before touching any parts.
D Do not touch live electrical parts.
D Wear dry, hole-free insulating gloves and body protection.
D Insulate yourself from work and ground using dry insulating mats
or covers big enough to prevent any physical contact with the work
or ground.
D Do not use AC output in damp areas, if movement is confined, or if
there is a danger of falling.
D Use AC output ONLY if required for the welding process.
D If AC output is required, use remote output control if present on
unit.
D Disconnect input power or stop engine before installing or
servicing this equipment. Lockout/tagout input power according to
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 (see Safety Standards).
D Properly install and ground this equipment according to its
Owner’s Manual and national, state, and local codes.
D Keep your head out of the fumes. Do not breathe the fumes.
D Always verify the supply ground − check and be sure that input
power cord ground wire is properly connected to ground terminal in
disconnect box or that cord plug is connected to a properly
grounded receptacle outlet.
D When making input connections, attach proper grounding conductor first − double-check connections.
D Frequently inspect input power cord for damage or bare wiring −
replace cord immediately if damaged − bare wiring can kill.
D Turn off all equipment when not in use.
D Do not use worn, damaged, undersized, or poorly spliced cables.
D Do not weld in locations near degreasing, cleaning, or spraying operations. The heat and rays of the arc can react with vapors to form
highly toxic and irritating gases.
D Do not drape cables over your body.
FUMES AND GASES can be hazardous.
Welding produces fumes and gases. Breathing
these fumes and gases can be hazardous to your
health.
D If inside, ventilate the area and/or use exhaust at the arc to remove
welding fumes and gases.
D If ventilation is poor, use an approved air-supplied respirator.
D Read the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) and the
manufacturer’s instructions for metals, consumables, coatings,
cleaners, and degreasers.
D Work in a confined space only if it is well ventilated, or while
wearing an air-supplied respirator. Always have a trained watchperson nearby. Welding fumes and gases can displace air and
lower the oxygen level causing injury or death. Be sure the breathing air is safe.
D Do not weld on coated metals, such as galvanized, lead, or
cadmium plated steel, unless the coating is removed from the weld
area, the area is well ventilated, and if necessary, while wearing an
air-supplied respirator. The coatings and any metals containing
these elements can give off toxic fumes if welded.
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ARC RAYS can burn eyes and skin.
Arc rays from the welding process produce intense
visible and invisible (ultraviolet and infrared) rays
that can burn eyes and skin. Sparks fly off from the
weld.
D Wear a welding helmet fitted with a proper shade of filter to protect
your face and eyes when welding or watching (see ANSI Z49.1
and Z87.1 listed in Safety Standards).
D Wear approved safety glasses with side shields under your
helmet.
D Use protective screens or barriers to protect others from flash and
glare; warn others not to watch the arc.
D Wear protective clothing made from durable, flame-resistant material (leather and wool) and foot protection.
BUILDUP OF GAS can injure or kill.
D Shut off shielding gas supply when not in use.
D Always ventilate confined spaces or use
approved air-supplied respirator.
HOT PARTS can cause severe burns.
D Do not touch hot parts bare handed.
D Allow cooling period before working on gun or
torch.
MAGNETIC FIELDS can affect pacemakers.
WELDING can cause fire or explosion.
Welding on closed containers, such as tanks,
drums, or pipes, can cause them to blow up. Sparks
can fly off from the welding arc. The flying sparks, hot
workpiece, and hot equipment can cause fires and
burns. Accidental contact of electrode to metal objects can cause
sparks, explosion, overheating, or fire. Check and be sure the area is
safe before doing any welding.
D Protect yourself and others from flying sparks and hot metal.
D Do not weld where flying sparks can strike flammable material.
D Remove all flammables within 35 ft (10.7 m) of the welding arc. If
this is not possible, tightly cover them with approved covers.
D Be alert that welding sparks and hot materials from welding can
easily go through small cracks and openings to adjacent areas.
D Watch for fire, and keep a fire extinguisher nearby.
D Be aware that welding on a ceiling, floor, bulkhead, or partition can
cause fire on the hidden side.
D Do not weld on closed containers such as tanks, drums, or pipes,
unless they are properly prepared according to AWS F4.1 (see
Safety Standards).
D Connect work cable to the work as close to the welding area as
practical to prevent welding current from traveling long, possibly
unknown paths and causing electric shock and fire hazards.
D Do not use welder to thaw frozen pipes.
D Remove stick electrode from holder or cut off welding wire at
contact tip when not in use.
D Wear oil-free protective garments such as leather gloves, heavy
shirt, cuffless trousers, high shoes, and a cap.
D Remove any combustibles, such as a butane lighter or matches,
from your person before doing any welding.
FLYING METAL can injure eyes.
D Welding, chipping, wire brushing, and grinding
cause sparks and flying metal. As welds cool,
they can throw off slag.
D Wear approved safety glasses with side
shields even under your welding helmet.
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D Pacemaker wearers keep away.
D Wearers should consult their doctor before
going near arc welding, gouging, or spot
welding operations.
NOISE can damage hearing.
Noise from some processes or equipment can
damage hearing.
D Wear approved ear protection if noise level is
high.
CYLINDERS can explode if damaged.
Shielding gas cylinders contain gas under high
pressure. If damaged, a cylinder can explode. Since
gas cylinders are normally part of the welding
process, be sure to treat them carefully.
D Protect compressed gas cylinders from excessive heat, mechanical shocks, slag, open flames, sparks, and arcs.
D Install cylinders in an upright position by securing to a stationary
support or cylinder rack to prevent falling or tipping.
D Keep cylinders away from any welding or other electrical circuits.
D Never drape a welding torch over a gas cylinder.
D Never allow a welding electrode to touch any cylinder.
D Never weld on a pressurized cylinder − explosion will result.
D Use only correct shielding gas cylinders, regulators, hoses, and fittings designed for the specific application; maintain them and
associated parts in good condition.
D Turn face away from valve outlet when opening cylinder valve.
D Keep protective cap in place over valve except when cylinder is in
use or connected for use.
D Read and follow instructions on compressed gas cylinders,
associated equipment, and CGA publication P-1 listed in Safety
Standards.
1-3. Additional Symbols For Installation, Operation, And Maintenance
FIRE OR EXPLOSION hazard.
MOVING PARTS can cause injury.
D Do not install or place unit on, over, or near
combustible surfaces.
D Do not install unit near flammables.
D Do not overload building wiring − be sure power supply system is
properly sized, rated, and protected to handle this unit.
D Keep away from moving parts such as fans.
D Keep all doors, panels, covers, and guards
closed and securely in place.
FALLING UNIT can cause injury.
H.F. RADIATION can cause interference.
D Use lifting eye to lift unit only, NOT running
gear, gas cylinders, or any other accessories.
D Use equipment of adequate capacity to lift and
support unit.
D If using lift forks to move unit, be sure forks are
long enough to extend beyond opposite side of
unit.
D
OVERUSE can cause OVERHEATING
D
D Allow cooling period; follow rated duty cycle.
D Reduce current or reduce duty cycle before
starting to weld again.
D Do not block or filter airflow to unit.
D
D
D High-frequency (H.F.) can interfere with radio
navigation, safety services, computers, and
communications equipment.
D Have only qualified persons familiar with
electronic equipment perform this installation.
The user is responsible for having a qualified electrician promptly correct any interference problem resulting from the installation.
If notified by the FCC about interference, stop using the
equipment at once.
Have the installation regularly checked and maintained.
Keep high-frequency source doors and panels tightly shut, keep
spark gaps at correct setting, and use grounding and shielding to
minimize the possibility of interference.
STATIC (ESD) can damage PC boards.
D Put on grounded wrist strap BEFORE handling
boards or parts.
D Use proper static-proof bags and boxes to
store, move, or ship PC boards.
ARC WELDING can cause interference.
MOVING PARTS can cause injury.
D Keep away from moving parts.
D Keep away from pinch points such as drive
rolls.
D
D
WELDING WIRE can cause injury.
D Do not press gun trigger until instructed to do
so.
D Do not point gun toward any part of the body,
other people, or any metal when threading
welding wire.
D
D
D Electromagnetic energy can interfere with
sensitive electronic equipment such as
computers and computer-driven equipment
such as robots.
D Be sure all equipment in the welding area is
electromagnetically compatible.
To reduce possible interference, keep weld cables as short as
possible, close together, and down low, such as on the floor.
Locate welding operation 100 meters from any sensitive electronic equipment.
Be sure this welding machine is installed and grounded
according to this manual.
If interference still occurs, the user must take extra measures
such as moving the welding machine, using shielded cables,
using line filters, or shielding the work area.
1-4. California Proposition 65 Warnings
Y Welding or cutting equipment produces fumes or gases which
contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause
birth defects and, in some cases, cancer. (California Health &
Safety Code Section 25249.5 et seq.)
For Gasoline Engines:
Y Engine exhaust contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive
harm.
Y Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead
and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
For Diesel Engines:
Y Diesel engine exhaust and some of its constituents are known
to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and
other reproductive harm.
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1-5. Principal Safety Standards
Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes, ANSI Standard Z49.1,
from American Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Rd, Miami FL 33126
(phone: 305-443-9353, website: www.aws.org).
Boulevard, Rexdale, Ontario, Canada M9W 1R3 (phone:
800−463−6727 or in Toronto 416−747−4044, website: www.csa−international.org).
Recommended Safe Practices for the Preparation for Welding and Cutting of Containers and Piping, American Welding Society Standard
AWS F4.1, from American Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Rd, Miami, FL 33126 (phone: 305-443-9353, website: www.aws.org).
Practice For Occupational And Educational Eye And Face Protection,
ANSI Standard Z87.1, from American National Standards Institute, 11
West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036−8002 (phone: 212−642−4900,
website: www.ansi.org).
National Electrical Code, NFPA Standard 70, from National Fire Protection Association, P.O. Box 9101, 1 Battery March Park, Quincy, MA
02269−9101 (phone: 617−770−3000, website: www.nfpa.org and www.
sparky.org).
Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot
Work, NFPA Standard 51B, from National Fire Protection Association,
P.O. Box 9101, 1 Battery March Park, Quincy, MA 02269−9101 (phone:
617−770−3000,website: www.nfpa.org and www. sparky.org).
Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Cylinders, CGA Pamphlet P-1,
from Compressed Gas Association, 1735 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Suite 1004, Arlington, VA 22202−4102 (phone: 703−412−0900, website: www.cganet.com).
Code for Safety in Welding and Cutting, CSA Standard W117.2, from
Canadian Standards Association, Standards Sales, 178 Rexdale
OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry, Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1910, Subpart Q,
and Part 1926, Subpart J, from U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250 (there
are 10 Regional Offices−−phone for Region 5, Chicago, is
312−353−2220,website: www.osha.gov).
1-6. EMF Information
Considerations About Welding And The Effects Of Low Frequency
Electric And Magnetic Fields
Welding current, as it flows through welding cables, will cause electromagnetic fields. There has been and still is some concern about such
fields. However, after examining more than 500 studies spanning 17
years of research, a special blue ribbon committee of the National
Research Council concluded that: “The body of evidence, in the
committee’s judgment, has not demonstrated that exposure to powerfrequency electric and magnetic fields is a human-health hazard.”
However, studies are still going forth and evidence continues to be
examined. Until the final conclusions of the research are reached, you
may wish to minimize your exposure to electromagnetic fields when
welding or cutting.
To reduce magnetic fields in the workplace, use the following
procedures:
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1. Keep cables close together by twisting or taping them.
2. Arrange cables to one side and away from the operator.
3. Do not coil or drape cables around your body.
4. Keep welding power source and cables as far away from operator as practical.
5. Connect work clamp to workpiece as close to the weld as possible.
About Pacemakers:
Pacemaker wearers consult your doctor first. If cleared by your doctor,
then following the above procedures is recommended.
SECTION 2 − CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ − À LIRE AVANT
UTILISATION
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2-1. Signification des symboles
Signifie « Mise en garde. Faire preuve de vigilance. »
Cette procédure présente des risques identifiés par les
symboles adjacents aux directives.
Y Identifie un message de sécurité particulier.
. Signifie « NOTA » ; n’est pas relatif à la sécurité.
Ce groupe de symboles signifie « Mise en garde. Faire preuve de vigilance. » Il y a des dangers liés aux CHOCS ÉLECTRIQUES, aux
PIÈCES EN MOUVEMENT et aux PIÈCES CHAUDES. Se reporter
aux symboles et aux directives ci-dessous afin de connaître les mesures à prendre pour éviter tout danger.
2-2. Dangers relatifs au soudage à l’arc
Y Les symboles ci-après sont utilisés tout au long du présent
manuel pour attirer l’attention sur les dangers potentiels et les
identifier. Lorsqu’on voit un symbole, faire preuve de vigilance et
suivre les directives mentionnées afin d’éviter tout danger. Les
consignes de sécurité énoncées ci-après ne font que résumer le
contenu des normes de sécurité mentionnées à la section 2-4.
Lire et respecter toutes ces normes.
D N’utiliser que du matériel en bon état. Réparer ou remplacer sur−le−
champ les pièces endommagées. Entretenir l’appareil conformément
au présent manuel.
Y L’installation, l’utilisation, l’entretien et les réparations ne doivent être confiés qu’à des personnes qualifiées.
D Fixer le câble de retour de façon à obtenir un bon contact métal sur
métal avec la pièce à souder ou la table de travail, le plus près possible
de la soudure.
Y Pendant l’utilisation de l’appareil, tenir à l’écart toute personne,
en particulier les enfants.
D Porter un harnais de sécurité quand on travaille en hauteur.
D Maintenir solidement en place tous les panneaux et capots.
D
Ne pas connecter plus d’une électrode ou plus d’un câble de masse à un
même terminal de sortie.
LES DÉCHARGES ÉLECTRIQUES
peuvent être mortelles.
Un simple contact avec des pièces sous tension peut
causer une électrocution ou des blessures graves.
L’électrode et le circuit de soudage sont sous tension
dès que l’appareil est en fonctionnement. Le circuit
d’entrée et les circuits internes de l’appareil sont également sous tension.
En soudage semi−automatique ou automatique, le fil, le dévidoir, le
logement des galets d’entraînement et les pièces métalliques en contact
avec le fil de soudage sont sous tension. Tout matériel mal installé ou mal
mis à la terre présente un danger.
D Ne jamais toucher aux pièces électriques sous tension.
D Porter des gants et des vêtements de protection secs et exempts de
trous.
D S’isoler de la pièce et de la terre au moyen de tapis ou autres dispositifs isolants suffisamment grands pour empêcher tout contact
physique avec la pièce ou la terre.
D
D
D
Ne pas se servir d’une source de courant alternatif dans les zones humides, les endroits confinés ou là où on risque de tomber.
Ne se servir d’une source de courant alternatif QUE si le procédé de soudage l’exige.
Si l’utilisation d’une source de courant alternatif s’avère nécessaire, se servir de la fonction de télécommande si l’appareil en est équipé.
D Couper l’alimentation ou arrêter le moteur avant de procéder à l’installation, à la réparation ou à l’entretien de l’appareil. Couper/étiqueter
l’alimentation selon la norme OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 (voir les normes de sécurité).
D Installer et mettre à la terre correctement l’appareil conformément à
son manuel d’utilisation et aux codes nationaux, provinciaux et
municipaux.
D Toujours vérifier la terre du cordon d’alimentation − Vérifier et s’assurer que le fil de terre du cordon d’alimentation est bien raccordé à la
borne de terre du sectionneur ou que la fiche du cordon est raccordée
à une prise correctement mise à la terre.
D Pour exécuter les branchements d’entrée, fixer d’abord le conducteur
de mise à la terre adéquat et contre−vérifier les connexions.
D Vérifier fréquemment le cordon d’alimentation et s’assurer qu’il n’est
ni endommagé ni dénudé ; le remplacer immédiatement s’il est endommagé − tout câble dénudé peut causer une électrocution.
D Mettre l’appareil hors tension quand on ne l’utilise pas.
D Ne pas utiliser de câbles usés, endommagés, de calibre insuffisant ou
mal épissés.
D Ne pas s’enrouler les câbles autour du corps.
D Si la pièce soudée doit être mise à la terre, le faire directement avec un
câble distinct.
D Ne pas toucher l’électrode quand on est en contact avec la pièce, la
terre ou une électrode d’une autre machine.
Il subsiste un COURANT CONTINU IMPORTANT
dans les convertisseurs après la suppression de
l’alimentation électrique.
D Arrêter les convertisseurs, débrancher le courant électrique et décharger les condensateurs d’alimentation selon les instructions
énoncées à la section Entretien avant de toucher les pièces.
LES FUMÉES ET LES GAZ peuvent
être dangereux.
Le soudage génère des fumées et des gaz dont
l’inhalation peut être dangereuse pour la santé.
D Se tenir à distance des fumées et ne pas les inhaler.
D À l’intérieur, ventiler la zone et/ou utiliser un dispositif d’aspiration au
niveau de l’arc pour l’évacuation des fumées et des gaz de soudage.
D Si la ventilation est insuffisante, utiliser un respirateur à adduction
d’air agréé.
D Lire les fiches techniques de santé−sécurité (FTSS) et les instructions du fabricant concernant les métaux, les consommables, les
revêtements, les nettoyants et les dégraisseurs.
D Ne travailler dans un espace clos que s’il est bien ventilé ou porter un
respirateur à adduction d’air. Demander toujours à un surveillant dûment formé de se tenir à proximité. Des fumées et des gaz de soudage
peuvent se substituer à l’air, abaisser la teneur en oxygène et causer
des lésions ou des accidents mortels. S’assurer que l’air est respirable.
D Ne pas souder à proximité d’opérations de dégraissage, de nettoyage
ou de pulvérisation. La chaleur et les rayons de l’arc peuvent réagir en
présence de vapeurs et former des gaz hautement toxiques et irritants.
D Ne pas souder de métaux munis d’un revêtement, tels que la tôle
d’acier galvanisée, plombée ou cadmiée, à moins que le revêtement
n’ait été enlevé dans la zone de soudage, que l’endroit soit bien ventilé, et si nécessaire, porter un respirateur à adduction d’air. Les
revêtements et tous les métaux renfermant ces éléments peuvent dégager des fumées toxiques lorsqu’on les soude.
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LES RAYONS DE L’ARC peuvent causer des brûlures oculaires et cutanées.
Le rayonnement de l’arc génère des rayons visibles et
invisibles intenses (ultraviolets et infrarouges) susceptibles de causer des brûlures oculaires et cutanées.
Des étincelles sont projetées pendant le soudage.
D Porter un masque de soudage muni d’un filtre de la nuance adéquate
pour se protéger le visage et les yeux pendant le soudage ou pour regarder (voir les normes de sécurité ANSI Z49.1 et Z87.1).
D Porter des lunettes de sécurité à écrans latéraux sous le masque.
D Utiliser des écrans ou des barrières pour protéger les tiers de l’éclat
éblouissant ou aveuglant de l’arc ; leur demander de ne pas regarder
l’arc.
D Porter des vêtements de protection en matière durable et ignifuge
(cuir ou laine) et des chaussures de sécurité.
LES ACCUMULATIONS DE GAZ peuvent causer des blessures ou même
la mort.
D
D
Couper l’alimentation en gaz protecteur en cas de
non utilisation.
Veiller toujours à bien ventiler les espaces confinés ou porter un respirateur à adduction d’air agréé.
LES PIÈCES CHAUDES peuvent causer des brûlures graves.
D Ne pas toucher les pièces chaudes à main nue.
D Prévoir une période de refroidissement avant
d’utiliser le pistolet ou la torche.
LE SOUDAGE peut causer un incendie ou une explosion.
LES CHAMPS MAGNÉTIQUES peuvent
perturber le fonctionnement des stimulateurs cardiaques.
Le soudage effectué sur des récipients fermés tels que
des réservoirs, des fûts ou des conduites peut causer
leur éclatement. Des étincelles peuvent être projetées
de l’arc de soudure. La projection d’étincelles, les
pièces chaudes et les équipements chauds peuvent causer des
incendies et des brûlures. Le contact accidentel de l’électrode avec tout
objet métallique peut causer des étincelles, une explosion, un surchauffement ou un incendie. Avant de commencer le soudage, vérifier et
s’assurer que l’endroit ne présente pas de danger.
D Se protéger et protéger les tiers de la projection d’étincelles et de métal chaud.
D Ne pas souder à un endroit où des étincelles peuvent tomber sur des
substances inflammables.
D Placer toutes les substances inflammables à une distance de 10,7 m
de l’arc de soudage. En cas d’impossibilité, les recouvrir soigneusement avec des protections agréées.
D Des étincelles et des matières en fusion peuvent facilement passer
même par des fissures et des ouvertures de petites dimensions.
D Surveiller tout déclenchement d’incendie et tenir un extincteur à proximité.
D Le soudage effectué sur un plafond, un plancher, une paroi ou une
cloison peut déclencher un incendie de l’autre côté.
D Ne pas souder des récipients fermés tels que des réservoirs, des fûts
ou des conduites, à moins qu’ils n’aient été préparés conformément à
l’AWS F4.1 (voir les normes de sécurité).
D Brancher le câble sur la pièce le plus près possible de la zone de soudage pour éviter que le courant ne circule sur une longue distance, par
des chemins inconnus, et ne cause des risques d’électrocution et d’incendie.
D Ne pas utiliser le poste de soudage pour dégeler des conduites gelées.
D En cas de non utilisation, enlever la baguette d’électrode du porte−
électrode ou couper le fil au raz du tube−contact.
D Porter des vêtements de protection exempts d’huile tels que des
gants en cuir, une chemise en tissu épais, des pantalons sans revers,
des chaussures montantes et un masque.
D Avant de souder, retirer tout produit combustible de ses poches, tel
qu’un briquet au butane ou des allumettes.
LES PARTICULES PROJETÉES peuvent blesser les yeux.
D Le soudage, le burinage, le passage de la pièce à
la brosse métallique et le meulage provoquent
l’émission d’étincelles et de particules métalliques. Pendant leur refroidissement, les soudures risquent de projeter du
laitier.
D
Porter des lunettes de sécurité à écrans latéraux agréés, même sous le
masque de soudage.
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D
D
Les personnes qui portent un stimulateur cardiaque
doivent se tenir à distance.
Ils doivent consulter leur médecin avant de s’approcher d’un lieu où on exécute des opérations de soudage à l’arc, de gougeage ou de soudage par points.
LE BRUIT peut affecter l’ouïe.
Le bruit de certains processus et équipements peut
affecter l’ouïe.
D
Porter des protecteurs d’oreille agréés si le niveau
sonore est trop élevé.
Les BOUTEILLES
peuvent exploser.
endommagées
Les bouteilles de gaz protecteur contiennent du gaz
sous haute pression. Toute bouteille endommagée
peut exploser. Comme les bouteilles de gaz font
normalement partie du procédé de soudage, les
manipuler avec précaution.
D Protéger les bouteilles de gaz comprimé de la chaleur excessive, des
chocs mécaniques, du laitier, des flammes nues, des étincelles et des
arcs.
D Placer les bouteilles debout en les fixant dans un support stationnaire
ou dans un porte−bouteilles pour les empêcher de tomber ou de se
renverser.
D Tenir les bouteilles éloignées des circuits de soudage ou autres circuits électriques.
D Ne jamais poser une torche de soudage sur une bouteille de gaz.
D Ne jamais mettre une électrode de soudage en contact avec une bouteille de gaz.
D Ne jamais souder une bouteille contenant du gaz sous pression − elle
risquerait d’exploser.
D N’utiliser que les bouteilles de gaz protecteur, régulateurs, tuyaux et
raccords adéquats pour l’application envisagée ; les maintenir en bon
état, ainsi que les pièces connexes.
D Détourner la tête lorsqu’on ouvre la soupape d’une bouteille.
D Laisser le capuchon protecteur sur la soupape, sauf en cas d’utilisation ou de branchement de la bouteille
D Lire et suivre les instructions concernant les bouteilles de gaz comprimé, les équipements associés et les publications P−1 de la CGA,
mentionnées dans les normes de sécurité.
Revenez à la table des matières
2-3. Autres symboles relatifs à l’installation, au fonctionnement et à l’entretien de
l’appareil.
Risque D’INCENDIE OU D’EXPLOSION
LES ORGANES MOBILES peuvent
causer des blessures.
D Ne pas placer l’appareil sur une surface inflammable, ni au−dessus ou à proximité d’elle.
D Se tenir à l’écart des organes mobiles comme les
ventilateurs.
D Maintenir fermés et bien fixés les portes,
panneaux, recouvrements et dispositifs de
protection.
D Ne pas installer l’appareil à proximité de produits inflammables.
D Ne pas surcharger l’installation électrique − s’assurer que l’alimentation est correctement dimensionnée et protégée avant de mettre
l’appareil en service.
LA CHUTE DE L’APPAREIL peut
blesser.
D N’utiliser que l’anneau de levage pour lever l’appareil. NE PAS utiliser le chariot, les bouteilles de
gaz ou tout autre accessoire.
D Utiliser un engin de capacité adéquate pour lever
l’appareil.
D Si on utilise un chariot élévateur pour déplacer l’unité, s’assurer que
les fourches sont suffisamment longues pour dépasser du côté opposé de l’appareil.
L’EMPLOI EXCESSIF peut FAIRE
SURCHAUFFER L’ÉQUIPEMENT.
D Prévoir une période de refroidissement ; respecter le cycle opératoire nominal.
D Réduire le courant ou le cycle opératoire avant de
reprendre le soudage.
D Ne pas obstruer les orifices ou filtrer l’alimentation en air du poste.
LES CHARGES ÉLECTROSTATIQUES peuvent endommager les circuits imprimés.
D Mettre un bracelet antistatique AVANT de manipuler des cartes ou des pièces.
D Utiliser des pochettes et des boîtes antistatiques
pour stocker, déplacer ou expédier des cartes de
circuits imprimés.
LES PIÈCES MOBILES peuvent causer des blessures.
D Se tenir à l’écart des pièces mobiles.
D Se tenir à l’écart des points de coincement tels
que les dévidoirs.
LES FILS DE SOUDAGE peuvent causer des blessures.
D Ne pas appuyer sur la gâchette avant d’en avoir
reçu l’instruction.
D Ne pas diriger le pistolet vers soi, vers d’autres
personnes ou vers toute pièce mécanique en engageant le fil de soudage.
LE RAYONNEMENT HAUTE FRÉQUENCE (H. F.) risque de causer des
interférences.
D Le rayonnement haute fréquence peut causer
des interférences avec les équipements de radionavigation et de communication, les services de
sécurité et les ordinateurs.
D Ne demander qu’à des personnes qualifiées familiarisées avec les
équipements électroniques de faire fonctionner l’installation.
D L’utilisateur est tenu de faire corriger rapidement par un électricien
qualifié les interférences causées par l’installation.
D Si la Federal Communications Commission signale des interférences, arrêter immédiatement l’appareil.
D Faire régulièrement contrôler et entretenir l’installation.
D Maintenir soigneusement fermés les panneaux et les portes des sources de haute fréquence, maintenir le jeu d’éclatement au réglage
adéquat et utiliser une terre et un blindage pour réduire les interférences éventuelles.
LE SOUDAGE À L’ARC peut causer
des interférences.
D L’énergie électromagnétique peut causer des
interférences avec l’équipement électronique
sensible tel que les ordinateurs et l’équipement
commandé par ordinateur tel que les robots.
D Veiller à ce que tout l’équipement de la zone de soudage soit compatible au point de vue électromagnétique.
D Pour réduire la possibilité d’interférence, maintenir les câbles de soudage aussi courts que possible, les grouper, et les poser aussi bas
que possible (par ex. : à terre).
D Veiller à souder à une distance de 100 mètres de tout équipement
électronique sensible.
D Veiller à ce que le poste de soudage soit posé et mis à la terre conformément au présent manuel.
D En cas d’interférences après exécution des directives précédentes, il
incombe à l’utilisateur de prendre des mesures supplémentaires telles que le déplacement du poste, l’utilisation de câbles blindés,
l’utilisation de filtres de ligne ou la pose de protecteurs dans la zone de
travail.
LES CHAMPS MAGNÉTIQUES peuvent
affecter les stimulateurs cardiaques.
D Porteurs de stimulateur cardiaque, restez à distance.
D Les porteurs d’un stimulateur cardiaque doivent
d’abord consulter leur médecin avant de s’approcher des opérations de soudage à l’arc, de gougeage ou de soudage par points.
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2-4. Principales normes de sécurité
Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes, norme ANSI Z49.1,
de l’American Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Rd, Miami FL 33126
(téléphone : (305) 443−9353, site Web : www.aws.org).
Rexdale, Rexdale (Ontario) Canada M9W 1R3 (téléphone : (800)
463−6727 ou à Toronto : (416) 747−4044, site Web : www.csa−international.org).
Recommended Safe Practices for the Preparation for Welding and Cutting of Containers and Piping, norme American Welding Society AWS
F4.1, de l’American Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Rd, Miami, FL
33126 (téléphone : (305) 443−9353, site Web : www.aws.org).
Practice For Occupational And Educational Eye And Face Protection,
norme ANSI Z87.1, de l’American National Standards Institute, 11 West
42nd Street, New York, NY 10036−8002 (téléphone : (212) 642−4900,
site Web : www.ansi.org).
National Electrical Code, norme NFPA 70, de la National Fire Protection
Association, P.O. Box 9101, 1 Battery March Park, Quincy, MA
02269−9101 (téléphone : (617) 770−3000, sites Web : www.nfpa.org et
www.sparky.org).
Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot
Work, norme NFPA 51B, de la National Fire Protection Association,
P.O. Box 9101, 1 Battery March Park, Quincy, MA 02269−9101 (téléphone : (617) 770−3000, site Web : www.nfpa.org et www.sparky.org).
Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Cylinders, brochure CGA P−1,
de la Compressed Gas Association, 1735 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Suite 1004, Arlington, VA 22202−4102 (téléphone : (703) 412−0900,
site Web : www.cganet.com).
Code for Safety in Welding and Cutting, norme CSA W117.2, de la Canadian Standards Association, Standards Sales, 178 boulevard
OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry, Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1910, Subpart Q,
and Part 1926, Subpart J, de l’U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250 (il y a
10 bureaux régionaux − Téléphone pour la Région 5, Chicago : (312)
353−2220, site Web : www.osha.gov).
2-5. Information sur les champs électromagnétiques
Données sur le soudage électrique et les effets des champs magnétiques basse fréquence sur l’organisme
En parcourant les câbles de soudage, le courant crée des champs électromagnétiques. Les effets potentiels de tels champs restent
préoccupants. Cependant, après avoir examiné plus de 500 études qui
ont été faites pendant une période de recherche de 17 ans, un comité
de spécialistes du National Research Council a conclu : « L’accumulation de preuves n’a pas démontré que l’exposition aux champs
magnétiques et aux champs électriques à haute fréquence constitue un
risque pour la santé humaine ». Toutefois, les études et l’examen des
preuves se poursuivent. En attendant les conclusions finales de la recherche, il serait souhaitable de réduire l’exposition aux champs
électromagnétiques pendant le soudage ou le coupage.
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Afin de réduire les champs électromagnétiques en milieu de travail, respecter les consignes suivantes :
1. Garder les câbles ensemble en les torsadant ou en les fixant avec du
ruban adhésif.
2. Mettre tous les câbles du côté opposé à l’opérateur.
3. Ne pas s’enrouler les câbles autour du corps.
4. Garder le poste de soudage et les câbles le plus loin possible de soi.
5. Placer la pince de masse le plus près possible de la zone de soudage.
Consignes relatives aux stimulateurs cardiaques :
Les personnes qui portent un stimulateur cardiaque doivent avant tout
consulter leur médecin. Si ce dernier les déclare aptes, il leur est recommandé de respecter les consignes ci-dessus.
Revenez à la table des matières
SECTION 3 − SPECIFICATIONS
3-1. Specifications
Rated Welding
Output
Amperage
Range
Maximum OpenCircuit Voltage
DC
Amperes Input at
Rated Load Output
115 V, 60 Hz, SinglePhase
KVA
KW
Weight
W/ Gun
Overall
Dimensions
Length: 19-1/8 in
(480 mm)
90 A @ 19 Volts DC,
20% Duty Cycle
30 − 130
28
2.3
0.57*
20 (0.59)*
2.4
69 lb
(31 kg)
Width: 10-1/2 in
(264 mm)
Height: 14-1/2 in
(365 mm)
Wire Type
And Dia
Solid/
Stainless
Flux Cored/
Aluminum
Wire Feed Speed Range At No Load
.023 − .030 in
(0.6 − 0.8 mm)
.030 − .035 in
(0.8 − 0.9 mm)
130 − 790 IPM (3.3 − 20 m/min)
* While idling
3-2. Duty Cycle And Overheating
Duty Cycle is percentage of 10 minutes that unit can weld at rated load
without overheating.
If unit overheats, thermostat(s)
opens, output stops, and cooling
fan runs. Wait fifteen minutes for
unit to cool. Reduce amperage or
duty cycle before welding.
Y Exceeding duty cycle can
damage unit or gun and void
warranty.
20% Duty Cycle At 90 Amperes
2 Minutes Welding
8 Minutes Resting
Overheating
A or V
0
15
OR
Reduce Duty Cycle
Minutes
duty1 4/95 − SB-124 655-B
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3-3. Volt-Ampere Curves
The volt-ampere curves show the
minimum and maximum voltage
and amperage output capabilities of
the welding power source. Curves
of other settings fall between the
curves shown.
ssb1.1 10/91 − SB-185 560
SECTION 4 − INSTALLATION
4-1. Selecting A Location
1
2
18 in
(460 mm)
Rating Label
Grounded Receptacle
A 115 volt, 20 ampere individual
branch circuit protected by time-delay fuses or circuit breaker is required.
2
1
3
3
Plug From Unit
Select extension cord of 12 AWG
for up to 75 ft (23 m) or 10 AWG for
up to 140 ft (46 m).
Y Special installation may be
required where gasoline or
volatile liquids are present −
see NEC Article 511 or CEC
Section 20.
18 in
(460 mm)
ST-802 025
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4-2. Installing Welding Gun
1
2
3
4
Drive Assembly
Gun Securing Thumbscrew
Gun End
Loosen thumbscrew. Insert gun
end through opening until it bottoms
against drive assembly. Tighten
thumbscrew.
4
Gun Trigger Leads
Insert leads, one at a time, through
small grommet on front panel. Connect female friction terminals to
matching male terminals in unit.
Polarity is not important.
2
Close door.
3
1
Ref. ST-802 024
4-3. Changing Polarity
Set for Electrode Positive
(DCEP) for solid steel or aluminum wires (GTAW process).
4
2
3
5
1
2
3
4
5
Drive Assembly
Positive (+) Output Terminal
Wire Drive Assembly Lead
Negative (−) Output Terminal
Work Clamp Lead
For Electrode Negative (DCEN)
for flux cored wires (FCAW process). Drive assembly becomes
negative.
Always read and follow wire
manufacturer’s
recommended
polarity.
Close door.
1
Ref. ST-802 024
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4-4. Installing Gas Supply
Obtain gas cylinder and chain to
running gear, wall, or other stationary support so cylinder cannot fall
and break off valve.
Tools Needed:
5/8, 1-1/8 in
Cap
2
Cylinder Valve
Remove cap, stand to side of valve,
and open valve slightly. Gas flow
blows dust and dirt from valve.
Close valve.
1
2
3
Cylinder
4
Regulator/Flowmeter
Install so face is vertical.
3
5
Regulator/Flowmeter Gas
Hose Connection
6
Welding Power Source Gas
Hose Connection
Connect customer supplied gas
hose between regulator/flowmeter
gas hose connection, and fitting on
rear of welding power source.
4
7
Flow Adjust
Typical flow rate is 20 cfh (cubic feet
per hour). Check wire manufacturer’s recommended flow rate.
Argon Gas
1
OR
2
5
1
7
8
CO2 Adapter (Customer Supplied)
9
O-Ring (Customer Supplied)
Install adapter with O-ring between
regulator/flowmeter and
CO2
cylinder.
3
8
9
CO2 Gas
6
ST-802 028 / ST-802 023
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4-5. Installing Wire Spool And Adjusting Hub Tension
Standard Wire Spool
1 Lb Wire Spool
Install spool so welding wire feeds from bottom.
Adjusting Hub Tension
Tools Needed:
Turn wingnut. When a slight force is
needed to turn spool, tension is set.
15/16 in
S-0499
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4-6. Threading Welding Wire
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
4
Wire Spool
Welding Wire
Inlet Wire Guide
Pressure Adjustment Knob
Drive Roll
Outlet Wire Guide
Gun Conduit Cable
Lay gun cable out straight.
7
Tools Needed:
1
2
3
5
6
. Hold wire tightly to keep it
from unraveling.
4 in
(102 mm)
6 in
(150 mm)
Open pressure assembly.
Pull and hold wire; cut off end.
Push wire thru guides into gun;
continue to hold wire.
Tighten
Close and tighten pressure
assembly, and let go of wire.
Remove gun nozzle and contact tip.
Turn power on.
WOOD
Press gun trigger until wire comes
out of gun.
Reinstall contact tip and nozzle.
Feed wire to check drive roll pressure.
Tighten knob enough to prevent slipping.
Cut off wire. Close and latch door.
Ref. ST-802 024 / Ref. ST-187 921
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SECTION 5 − OPERATION
5-1. Controls
1
Voltage Switch
The higher the selected number,
the thicker the material that can be
welded (see weld setting label in
welding power source). Do not
switch under load.
2
Voltage Switch - Fan Only
Position
In Fan Only position, fan runs but
there is no weld output.
3
1
4
Wire Speed Control
Use control to select a wire feed
speed. As Voltage switch setting increases, wire speed range also increases (see weld setting label in
welding power source).
4
Power Switch
2
3
Ref. ST-187 921
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SECTION 6 − MAINTENANCE &TROUBLESHOOTING
6-1. Routine Maintenance
Y Disconnect power before maintaining.
3 Months
Replace
unreadable
labels.
Repair or
replace
cracked
weld cable.
Clean and
tighten weld
terminals.
6 Months
Blow out or
vacuum inside.
During heavy
service, clean
monthly.
Or
6-2. Changing Drive Roll Or Wire Inlet Guide
1
2
Inlet Wire Guide Securing
Screw
Inlet Wire Guide
Loosen screw. Slide tip as close to
drive rolls as possible without
touching. Tighten screw.
3
3
4
2
Drive Roll
Install drive roll, with correct groove
for wire size and type, facing in.
4
Drive Roll Securing Screw
Secure drive roll with screw as
shown.
1
Tools Needed:
Ref. ST-802 024
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6-3. Drive Motor Fuse F1
Y Turn Off power, unlatch door
and remove wrapper.
1
2
Circuit Board PC1
Fuse F1 (See Parts List For
Rating)
If drive motor is inoperative, pull
fuse from fuse holder on PC1. Replace fuse if necessary. To reinstall,
push fuse into fuse holder.
Reinstall wrapper, and latch door.
1
2
Tools Needed:
1/4, 3/8 in
Ref. ST-802 026
6-4. Short Circuit Shutdown
If contact tip is shorted and sticks to workpiece, the unit shuts down, but fan runs. To resume operation, release gun
trigger, turn Off unit, and remove contact tip from workpiece. Check contact tip and replace if damaged. Turn On unit to
continue operation.
6-5. Replacing Gun Contact Tip
Y Turn Off power before
replacing contact tip.
1
2
Nozzle
Contact Tip
Cut off welding wire at contact tip.
Remove nozzle.
Remove contact tip and install new
contact tip. Reinstall nozzle.
2
1
Tools Needed:
Ref. ST-801 978
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6-6. Changing Liner, And Cleaning Gun
Turn off welding power
source/wire feeder.
3/8 in
Remove nozzle,
contact tip, and
liner collet.
3/8 in
Remove liner
Gun/feeder
connector
Blow out
gun casing.
To Reassemble Gun:
Install contact tip.
Insert new liner.
Tools Needed:
Install collet onto liner and tighten
into gun/feeder connector using
wrench.
Cut liner off near collet so that liner
end is as close to drive rolls as possible without touching.
3/8 in
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Install nozzle.
Ref. ST-801 979
6-7. Troubleshooting Table
Trouble
Remedy
No weld output; wire does not feed; fan Secure power cord plug in receptacle (see Section 4-1).
does not run.
Replace building line fuse or reset circuit breaker if open.
Secure gun trigger plug in receptacle (see Section 4-2).
Place Power switch in On position (see Section 5-1).
No weld output; wire does not feed; fan Thermostat TP1 open (overheating). Allow fan to run; thermostat closes when unit has cooled (see
motor continues to run.
Section 3-2).
Check and replace motor fuse F1, if necessary (see Section 6-3).
Have Factory Authorized Service Agent check all board connections and shut down PC1 board.
No weld output; wire feeds.
Connect work clamp to get good metal to metal contact.
Replace contact tip (see Section 6-5).
Check for proper polarity connections (see Section 4-3).
Low weld output.
Connect unit to proper input voltage or check for low line voltage.
Place voltage switch in desired position (see Section 5-1).
Electrode wire feeding stops during Straighten gun cable and/or replace damaged parts.
welding.
Adjust drive roll pressure (see Section 4-6).
Change to proper drive roll groove (see Section 6-2).
Readjust hub tension (see Section 4-5).
Replace contact tip if blocked (see Section 6-5).
Clean or replace wire inlet guide or liner if dirty or plugged (see Section 6-2 or Section 6-6).
Replace drive roll or pressure bearing if worn or slipping (see Section 6-2).
Secure gun trigger plug in receptacle or repair leads (see Section 4-2).
Check motor fuse F1, and replace if necessary (see Section 6-3).
Check and clear any restrictions at drive assembly and liner (see Section 4-6 or Section 6-6).
Have nearest Factory Authorized Service Agent check drive motor.
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SECTION 7 − ELECTRICAL DIAGRAM
SB-210 045
Figure 6-1. Circuit Diagram
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SECTION 8 − MIG WELDING (GMAW) GUIDELINES
8-1. Typical MIG Process Connections
Y Weld current can damage
electronic parts in vehicles.
Disconnect both battery
cables before welding on a
vehicle. Place work clamp as
close to the weld as possible.
Regulator/
Flowmeter
Wire Feeder/
Power Source
Gun
Shielding Gas
Gas
Workpiece
Work Clamp
light mig 5/967 / ST-801 909
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8-2. Typical MIG Process Control Settings
NOTE
These settings are guidelines only. Material and wire type, joint design, fitup,
position, shielding gas, etc. affect settings. Test welds to be sure they comply to
specifications.
Material thickness determines weld
parameters.
1/8 or
.125 in
Convert Material
Thickness to
Amperage (A)
(.001 in = 1 ampere)
.125 in = 125 A
.035 in
Wire Size
Amperage Range
.023 in
30 − 90 A
.030 in
.035 in
40 − 145 A
50 − 180 A
Select Wire Size
Wire
Size
Recommendation
Wire Speed
(Approx.)
Select Wire Speed
(Amperage)
.023 in
.030 in
.035 in
3.5 in per ampere
2 in per ampere
1.6 in per ampere
3.5 x 125 A = 437 ipm
2 x 125 A = 250 ipm
1.6 x 125 A = 200 ipm
125 A based on 1/8 in
material thickness
ipm = inch per minute
Low voltage: wire stubs into work
High voltage: arc is unstable (spatter)
Select Voltage
Set voltage midway between high/low voltage.
Voltage controls height and width of weld bead.
Wire speed (amperage) controls weld penetration (wire speed = burn-off rate)
Ref. ST-802 026
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8-3. Holding And Positioning Welding Gun
NOTE
Welding wire is energized when gun trigger is pressed. Before lowering helmet and
pressing trigger, be sure wire is no more than 1/2 in (13 mm) past end of nozzle,
and tip of wire is positioned correctly on seam.
1
1
3
2
2
3
4
5
Hold Gun and Control Gun
Trigger
Workpiece
Work Clamp
Electrode Extension (Stickout)
1/4 to 1/2 in (6 To 13 mm)
Cradle Gun and Rest Hand on
Workpiece
5
4
0°-15°
90°
90°
End View Of Work Angle
Side View Of Gun Angle
GROOVE WELDS
0°-15°
45°
45°
End View Of Work Angle
Side View Of Gun Angle
FILLET WELDS
S-0421-A
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8-4. Conditions That Affect Weld Bead Shape
NOTE
Weld bead shape depends on gun angle, direction of travel, electrode extension
(stickout), travel speed, thickness of base metal, wire feed speed (weld current),
and voltage.
10°
Push
Perpendicular
10°
Drag
GUN ANGLES AND WELD BEAD PROFILES
Short
Normal
Long
ELECTRODE EXTENSIONS (STICKOUT)
Short
Normal
Long
FILLET WELD ELECTRODE EXTENSIONS (STICKOUT)
Slow
Normal
GUN TRAVEL SPEED
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Fast
S-0634
8-5. Gun Movement During Welding
NOTE
Normally, a single stringer bead is satisfactory for most narrow groove weld joints;
however, for wide groove weld joints or bridging across gaps, a weave bead or
multiple stringer beads works better.
1
1
2
2
3
Stringer Bead − Steady
Movement Along Seam
Weave Bead − Side To Side
Movement Along Seam
Weave Patterns
Use weave patterns to cover a wide
area in one pass of the electrode.
3
S-0054-A
8-6. Poor Weld Bead Characteristics
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
Large Spatter Deposits
Rough, Uneven Bead
Slight Crater During Welding
Bad Overlap
Poor Penetration
4
5
S-0053-A
8-7. Good Weld Bead Characteristics
1
2
3
1
Fine Spatter
Uniform Bead
Moderate Crater During
Welding
Weld a new bead or layer for each
1/8 in (3.2 mm) thickness in metals
being welded.
4
5
2
3
4
No Overlap
Good Penetration into Base
Metal
5
S-0052-B
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8-8. Troubleshooting − Excessive Spatter
Excessive Spatter − scattering of molten metal particles that
cool to solid form near weld bead.
S-0636
Possible Causes
Corrective Actions
Wire feed speed too high.
Select lower wire feed speed.
Voltage too high.
Select lower voltage range.
Electrode extension (stickout) too long.
Use shorter electrode extension (stickout).
Workpiece dirty.
Remove all grease, oil, moisture, rust, paint, undercoating, and dirt from work surface before welding.
Insufficient shielding gas at welding arc.
Increase flow of shielding gas at regulator/flowmeter and/or prevent drafts near welding arc.
Dirty welding wire.
Use clean, dry welding wire.
Eliminate pickup of oil or lubricant on welding wire from feeder or liner.
8-9. Troubleshooting − Porosity
Porosity − small cavities or holes resulting from gas pockets
in weld metal.
S-0635
Possible Causes
Insufficient shielding gas at welding arc.
Corrective Actions
Increase flow of shielding gas at regulator/flowmeter and/or prevent drafts near welding arc.
Remove spatter from gun nozzle.
Check gas hoses for leaks.
Place nozzle 1/4 to 1/2 in (6-13 mm) from workpiece.
Hold gun near bead at end of weld until molten metal solidifies.
Wrong gas.
Use welding grade shielding gas; change to different gas.
Dirty welding wire.
Use clean, dry welding wire.
Eliminate pick up of oil or lubricant on welding wire from feeder or liner.
Workpiece dirty.
Remove all grease, oil, moisture, rust, paint, coatings, and dirt from work surface before welding.
Use a more highly deoxidizing welding wire (contact supplier).
Welding wire extends too far out of nozzle.
Be sure welding wire extends not more than 1/2 in (13 mm) beyond nozzle.
8-10. Troubleshooting − Excessive Penetration
Excessive Penetration − weld metal melting through base metal
and hanging underneath weld.
Excessive Penetration Good Penetration
S-0639
Possible Causes
Excessive heat input.
Corrective Actions
Select lower voltage range and reduce wire feed speed.
Increase travel speed.
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8-11. Troubleshooting − Lack Of Penetration
Lack Of Penetration − shallow
fusion between weld metal and
base metal.
Lack of Penetration
Good Penetration
S-0638
Possible Causes
Corrective Actions
Improper joint preparation.
Material too thick. Joint preparation and design must provide access to bottom of groove while
maintaining proper welding wire extension and arc characteristics.
Improper weld technique.
Maintain normal gun angle of 0 to 15 degrees to achieve maximum penetration.
Keep arc on leading edge of weld puddle.
Be sure welding wire extends not more than 1/2 in (13 mm) beyond nozzle.
Insufficient heat input.
Select higher wire feed speed and/or select higher voltage range.
Reduce travel speed.
8-12. Troubleshooting − Incomplete Fusion
Incomplete Fusion − failure of weld metal to fuse completely with
base metal or a preceeding weld bead.
S-0637
Possible Causes
Corrective Actions
Workpiece dirty.
Remove all grease, oil, moisture, rust, paint, undercoating, and dirt from work surface before
welding.
Insufficient heat input.
Select higher voltage range and/or adjust wire feed speed.
Improper welding technique.
Place stringer bead in proper location(s) at joint during welding.
Adjust work angle or widen groove to access bottom during welding.
Momentarily hold arc on groove side walls when using weaving technique.
Keep arc on leading edge of weld puddle.
Use correct gun angle of 0 to 15 degrees.
8-13. Troubleshooting − Burn-Through
Burn-Through − weld metal melting completely through base metal
resulting in holes where no metal remains.
S-0640
Possible Causes
Excessive heat input.
Corrective Actions
Select lower voltage range and reduce wire feed speed.
Increase and/or maintain steady travel speed.
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8-14. Troubleshooting − Waviness Of Bead
Waviness Of Bead − weld metal that is not parallel and does not cover
joint formed by base metal.
S-0641
Possible Causes
Corrective Actions
Welding wire extends too far out of nozzle.
Be sure welding wire extends not more than 1/2 in (13 mm) beyond nozzle.
Unsteady hand.
Support hand on solid surface or use two hands.
8-15. Troubleshooting − Distortion
Distortion − contraction of weld metal during welding that forces
base metal to move.
Base metal moves
in the direction of
the weld bead.
S-0642
Possible Causes
Excessive heat input.
Corrective Actions
Use restraint (clamp) to hold base metal in position.
Make tack welds along joint before starting welding operation.
Select lower voltage range and/or reduce wire feed speed.
Increase travel speed.
Weld in small segments and allow cooling between welds.
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8-16. Common MIG Shielding Gases
This is a general chart for common gases and where they are used. Many different combinations (mixtures) of
shielding gases have been developed over the years. The most commonly used shielding gases are listed in the
following table.
Application
Gas
Spray Arc Steel
Short Circuiting Steel
Short Circuiting
Stainless Steel
Argon
Short Circuiting
Aluminum
All Positions
Argon + 25% CO2
Flat & Horizontal1 Fillet
All Positions
CO2
Flat & Horizontal1 Fillet
All Positions
Tri-Mix3
1
Globular Transfer
2
Single Pass Welding Only
3
90% HE + 7-1/2% AR + 2-1/2% CO2
All Positions2
All Positions
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SECTION 9 − PARTS LIST
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27
23
16
33
34
32
36
37
38
29
41
45
51
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47
48
50
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43
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49
3
4
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28
31
5
6
39
40
6
35
7
8
9
10
15
11
12
22
13
21
25
20
14
19
18
17
not available unless listed.
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. Hardware is common and
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Figure 9-1.Complete Assembly
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Item
No.
Dia.
Mkgs.
Part
No.
Description
Quantity
Figure 9-1. Complete Assembly
. . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 203 635-1
. . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 072
. . . 3 . . . . . . . . . 402 128-10
. . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 026
. . . 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 036
. . . 6 . . . . . . . . . . W-11294-1
. . . 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 544
. . . 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 666
. . . 9 . . . . . . . . . . 407 611-2
. . . 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 476
. . . 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 556
. . . 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 555
. . . 13 . . . . . . . . . . 409 615-2
. . . 14 . . . . SR2 . . . 119 264
. . . 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 020
. . . 16 . . . . PC1 . . . 119 539
. . . . . . . . . . F1 . . . . 073 426
. . . 17 . . . . . . . . . . 409 953-1
. . . 18 . . . . FM . . . 210 123
. . . 19 . . . . . . . . . . . 205 398A
. . . 20 . . . . CR2 . . . 129 696
. . . 21 . . . . T1 . . . . 210 000
. . . 22 . . . . Z1 . . 200 561-1
. . . 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . 605 227
. . . 24 . . . PLG1 . . 147 545
. . . 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 443
. . . 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 019
. . . 27 . . . . GS1 . . . 116 996
. . . 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 413
. . . 29 . . . . S1 . . . . 116 830
. . . 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 237
. . . 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 217
. . . 32 . . . . S2 . . . . 409 477
. . . 33 . . . . R1 . . . . 186 207
. . . 34 . . . . . . . . . 361 052-10
. . . 35 . . . . C1 . 405 278-11
. . . 36 . . . . R2 . . . . 205 405
. . . 37 . . . . CR1 . . . 006 393
. . . 38 . . . . . . . . . . . . 409 870
. . . 39 . . . . RC3 . . . 184 734
. . . 40 . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 201
. . . 41 . . . MOT . . . 210 009
. . . 42 . . . . . . . . . . 407 230-1
. . . 43 . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 508
. . . 44 . . . . . . . . . . 203 846-1
. . . 45 . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 558
. . . 46 . . . . . . . . . . 406 732-1
. . . 47 . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 735
. . . 48 . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 046
. . . 49 . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 309
. . . 50 . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 071
. . . 51 . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 070
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 851
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 374
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 243-3
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 708
. . LATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . PANEL, top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . CAP, protective plastic .875 OD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . HANDLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . LABEL, precautionary static . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . NUT, wing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . NUT, hub wire spool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . WASHER, nonrotational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . WASHER, flat nyl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . HUB, wire spool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . SHAFT, spool hub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . WASHER, brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . WASHER, spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . RECTIFIER, si 1ph 100A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . PANEL, center baffle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . BOARD PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . FUSE, mintr gl slo-blo 5A 250V . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . BLADE, fan cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . MOTOR, fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . BRACKET, fan and rectifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . CONTACTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . TRANSFORMER, pwr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . STABILIZER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . NUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . CORD SET, 125V 5-15P 14ga 3/c 7ft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . BUSHING, strain relief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . TRAY, lower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . VALVE, 115VAC 2 way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . BUSHING, snap-in nyl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . SWITCH, rocker DPST 10A 250VAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . KNOB, pointer (WFS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . KNOB, pointer (voltage) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . SWITCH, rotary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . RHEOSTAT, ww 25W 16 ohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . CLAMP, mounting capacitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . CAPACITOR, 53000MF 30 VDC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . RESISTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . RELAY, encl 24VAC DPDT 10A/120VAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . WASHER, insulating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . BUSHING, terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . STAND-OFF, support PC board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . MOTOR, feed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . ROLL, feed .024, .030/.035 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . HEAD, feed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . FITTING, barbed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . CONNECTOR, gun handler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . SCREW, thumb 1/4-20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . GUIDE, wire adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . SCREW, K60 x 2.69 x 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . GUIDE, inlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . PANEL, side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . DOOR w/HINGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . HOSE, gas 5ft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . REGULATOR/FLOWMETER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . CLAMP, work 200A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . GUN, GA 16 C2 (Figure 8-2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2
1
2
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
*Recommend Spare Parts.
+When ordering a component originally displaying a precautionary label, the label should also be ordered.
To maintain the factory original performance of your equipment, use only Manufacturer’s Suggested
Replacement Parts. Model and serial number required when ordering parts from your local distributor.
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Item
No.
Part
No.
Description
Quantity
Figure 9-2. Complete Assembly (GA16C2 Gun)
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. . . . . . . . . . 110 793 . . HANDLE ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 110 795 . . TUBE, head (consisting of) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 110 780 . . . . NUT, M 10 x 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 110 779 . . . . JACKET, head tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 110 781 . . . . STOP, nozzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 210 080 . . . . ADAPTER, head tube nozzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . ♦210 075 . . SPRING, nozzle package (consisting of) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NOZZLE, slip type 1/2 orifice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . ♦210 076 . . SPRING, nozzle package (consisting of) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NOZZLE, slip type 3/8 orifice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . ♦210 077 . . TIP, contact .023 (5 pack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . ♦210 078 . . TIP, contact .030 (5 pack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . ♦210 079 . . TIP, contact .035 (5 pack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 110 794 . . TRIGGER SWITCH ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 110 792 . . CABLE, 10ft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 110 797 . . SLEEVE, rubber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 210 081 . . LINER, monocoil .023-.035 wire 10ft (consisting of) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 120 715 . . . . COLLET, liner .035 wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 187 066 . . O-RING, 1/2 ID x .062 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. Hardware is common and
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9
not available unless listed.
8
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6
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4
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10
1
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14
15
11
13
1
16
12
801 994
Figure 9-2.Complete Assembly (GA16C2 Gun)
♦OPTIONAL
To maintain the factory original performance of your equipment, use only Manufacturer’s Suggested
Replacement Parts. Model and serial number required when ordering parts from your local distributor.
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Effective January 1, 2003
Warranty Questions?
Call
1-877-HOBART1
for your local
Hobart distributor.
Service
You always get the fast,
reliable response you
need. Most replacement
parts can be in your
hands in 24 hours.
Support
Need fast answers to the
tough welding questions?
Contact your distributor or
call 1-800-332-3281. The
expertise of the distributor
and Hobart is there to
help you, every step of
the way.
5/3/1 WARRANTY applies to all Handler 125, 135 and 175 models, Airforce 250, 250A, 375, 400
and 625 models, and Champion 4500 and 10,000 models, Beta-Mig 1800, Champ 1435, 2060, 8500
models, Ironman 210 and 250 models, Stickmate models, Tigmate models, and HSW-15 and
HSW-25 spot welder models effective with Serial No. KK200262 and newer.
This limited warranty supersedes all previous Hobart warranties and is exclusive with
no other guarantees or warranties expressed or implied.
Hobart products are serviced by Hobart or Miller Authorized Service Agencies.
LIMITED WARRANTY − Subject to the terms and conditions
below, Hobart/Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wisconsin,
warrants to its original retail purchaser that new Hobart
equipment sold after the effective date of this limited warranty is
free of defects in material and workmanship at the time it is
shipped by Hobart. THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU
OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS.
Within the warranty periods listed below, Hobart/Miller will repair
or replace any warranted parts or components that fail due to
such defects in material or workmanship. Hobart/Miller must be
notified in writing within thirty (30) days of such defect or failure, at
which time Hobart/Miller will provide instructions on the warranty
claim procedures to be followed.
Hobart/Miller shall honor warranty claims on warranted
equipment listed below in the event of such a failure within the
warranty time periods. All warranty time periods start on the date
that the equipment was delivered to the original retail purchaser,
or one year after the equipment is sent to a North American
distributor or eighteen months after the equipment is sent to an
International distributor.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5 Years — Parts and Labor
*
*
Original Main Power Rectifiers
Transformers
*
*
Stabilizers
Reactors
3 Years — Parts and Labor
*
*
Drive Systems
PC Boards
*
*
Rotors, Stators and Brushes
Idle Module
*
*
Solenoid Valves
Switches and Controls
*
Spot Welder Transformer
1 Year — Parts and Labor Unless Specified
(90 days for industrial use)
*
*
Motor-Driven Guns
MIG Guns/TIG Torches
*
*
*
Relays
Contactors
Regulators
*
*
*
Water Coolant Systems
Flowgauge and Flowmeter Regulators (No Labor)
HF Units
*
*
Running Gear/Trailers
Plasma Cutting Torches
*
*
Remote Controls
Replacement Parts (No labor)
*
*
Accessories
Field Options
(NOTE: Field options are covered for the remaining
warranty period of the product they are installed in, or
for a minimum of one year — whichever is greater.)
Engines, batteries and tires are warranted separately by the
manufacturer.
Hobart’s 5/3/1 Limited Warranty shall not apply to:
1.
Consumable components such as contact tips, cutting
nozzles, slip rings, drive rolls, gas diffusers, plasma
torch tips and electrodes, weld cables, and tongs and
tips, or parts that fail due to normal wear. (Exception:
brushes, slip rings, and relays are covered on Hobart
Engine-Driven models.)
2.
Items furnished by Hobart/Miller, but manufactured by
others, such as engines or trade accessories. These items
are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, if any.
3.
Equipment that has been modified by any party other than
Hobart/Miller, or equipment that has been improperly
installed, improperly operated or misused based upon
industry standards, or equipment which has not had
reasonable and necessary maintenance, or equipment
which has been used for operation outside of the
specifications for the equipment.
HOBART PRODUCTS ARE INTENDED FOR PURCHASE AND
USE BY COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL USERS AND PERSONS
TRAINED AND EXPERIENCED IN THE USE AND
MAINTENANCE OF WELDING EQUIPMENT.
In the event of a warranty claim covered by this warranty, the
exclusive remedies shall be, at Hobart’s/Miller’s option: (1) repair;
or (2) replacement; or, where authorized in writing by
Hobart/Miller in appropriate cases, (3) the reasonable cost of
repair or replacement at an authorized Hobart/Miller service
station; or (4) payment of or credit for the purchase price (less
reasonable depreciation based upon actual use) upon return of
the goods at customer’s risk and expense. Hobart’s/Miller’s
option of repair or replacement will be F.O.B., Factory at
Appleton, Wisconsin, or F.O.B. at a Hobart/Miller authorized
service facility as determined by Hobart/Miller. Therefore no
compensation or reimbursement for transportation costs of any
kind will be allowed.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE REMEDIES
PROVIDED HEREIN ARE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE
REMEDIES. IN NO EVENT SHALL HOBART/MILLER BE
LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF
PROFIT), WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY
OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
ANY EXPRESS WARRANTY NOT PROVIDED HEREIN AND
ANY
IMPLIED
WARRANTY,
GUARANTY
OR
REPRESENTATION AS TO PERFORMANCE, AND ANY
REMEDY FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT TORT OR ANY
OTHER LEGAL THEORY WHICH, BUT FOR THIS PROVISION,
MIGHT ARISE BY IMPLICATION, OPERATION OF LAW,
CUSTOM OF TRADE OR COURSE OF DEALING, INCLUDING
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO
ANY
AND
ALL
EQUIPMENT
FURNISHED
BY
HOBART/MILLER IS EXCLUDED AND DISCLAIMED BY
Hobart/Miller.
Some states in the U.S.A. do not allow limitations of how long an
implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion of incidental, indirect,
special or consequential damages, so the above limitation or
exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty provides specific
legal rights, and other rights may be available, but may vary from
state to state.
In Canada, legislation in some provinces provides for certain
additional warranties or remedies other than as stated herein,
and to the extent that they may not be waived, the limitations and
exclusions set out above may not apply. This Limited Warranty
provides specific legal rights, and other rights may be available,
but may vary from province to province.
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Owner’s Record
Please complete and retain with your personal records.
Model Name
Serial/Style Number
Purchase Date
(Date which equipment was delivered to original customer.)
Distributor
Address
City
State
Zip
Resources Available
Always provide Model Name and Serial/Style Number.
To locate a Distributor,
retail or service location:
Contact your Distributor for:
Welding Supplies and Consumables
Call 1-877-Hobart1 or visit our website at
www.HobartWelders.com
Options and Accessories
Personal Safety Equipment
For technical assistance:
Call 1-800-332-3281
Service and Repair
Replacement Parts
Training (Schools, Videos, Books)
Hobart Welding Products
Technical Manuals (Servicing Information
and Parts)
An Illinois Tool Works Company
600 West Main Street
Troy, OH 45373 USA
Circuit Diagrams
For Technical Assistance:
Call1-800-332-3281
For Literature Or Nearest Dealer:
Call 1-877-Hobart1
Welding Process Handbooks
Contact the Delivering Carrier to:
File a claim for loss or damage during
shipment.
For assistance in filing or settling claims, contact
your distributor and/or equipment manufacturer’s
Transportation Department.
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 2003 Hobart Welding Products.
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