ESAB PCM-750i Instruction manual

F-15-223-A
February, 1996
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
PCM-750i
PLASMA ARC CUTTING PACKAGE
Series A
This manual provides installation and operation instructions for the following PCM-750i (Series A) cutting packages:
P/N 33980 - 230 V, 1-Phase
P/N 33982 - 460 V, 3-Phase
Starting with Serial No. PORI509000
These INSTRUCTIONS are for experienced operators. If you are not fully familiar with the principles of operation and
safe practices for electric welding equipment, we urge you to read our booklet, "Precautions and Safe Practices for
Arc Welding, Cutting, and Gouging," Form 52-529. Do NOT permit untrained persons to install, operate, or maintain
this equipment. Do NOT attempt to install or operate this equipment until you have read and fully understand these
instructions. If you do not fully understand these instructions, contact your supplier for further information. Be sure
to read the Safety Precautions before installing or operating this equipment.
Be sure this information reaches the operator.
You can get extra copies through your supplier.
USER RESPONSIBILITY
This equipment will perform in conformity with the description thereof contained in this manual and accompanying
labels and/or inserts when installed, operated, maintained and repaired in accordance with the instructions provided. This equipment must be checked periodically. Defective equipment should not be used. Parts that are
broken, missing, worn, distorted or contaminated should be replaced immediately. Should such repair or replacement become necessary, the manufacturer recommends that a telephone or written request for service advice be
made to the Authorized Distributor from whom purchased.
This equipment or any of its parts should not be altered without the prior written approval of the manufacturer. The
user of this equipment shall have the sole responsibility for any malfunction which results from improper use, faulty
maintenance, damage, improper repair or alteration by anyone other than the manufacturer or a service facility
designated by the manufacturer.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION
PARAGRAPH
TITLE
PAGE
SECTION 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
DESCRIPTION .................................................................................................
General .............................................................................................................
Scope ................................................................................................................
Packages Available ...........................................................................................
Specifications ....................................................................................................
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SECTION 2
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
INSTALLATION ................................................................................................
General .............................................................................................................
Equipment Required .........................................................................................
Location ............................................................................................................
Inspection ..........................................................................................................
Primary Electrical Input Connections .................................................................
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SECTION 3
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
OPERATION ..................................................................................................... 11
Operation .......................................................................................................... 11
PCM-750i Controls ............................................................................................ 11
Cutting with the PT-27 ....................................................................................... 11
Common Cutting Problems ............................................................................... 13
SECTION 4
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
MAINTENANCE ...............................................................................................
General .............................................................................................................
Inspection and Cleaning ....................................................................................
PT-27 Torch Consumable Parts ........................................................................
Flow Switch .......................................................................................................
SECTION 5
5.1
5.2
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................................... 16
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................ 16
Troubleshooting Guide ...................................................................................... 16
SECTION 6
6.1
6.2
REPLACEMENT PARTS .................................................................................
General .............................................................................................................
Ordering ............................................................................................................
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING: These Safety Precautions are for
your protection. They summarize precautionary information from the references listed in
Additional Safety Information section. Before
performing any installation or operating procedures, be
sure to read and follow the safety precautions listed below
as well as all other manuals, material safety data sheets,
labels, etc. Failure to observe Safety Precautions can result
in injury or death.
5. Do not use equipment beyond its ratings. For example,
overloaded welding cable can overheat and create a fire
hazard.
6. After completing operations, inspect the work area to
make certain there are no hot sparks or hot metal which
could cause a later fire. Use fire watchers when necessary.
7. For additional information, refer to NFPA Standard 51B,
"Fire Prevention in Use of Cutting and Welding Processes", available from the National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS -Some welding, cutting, and gouging
processes are noisy and require ear
protection. The arc, like the sun, emits
ultraviolet (UV) and other radiation and
can injure skin and eyes. Hot metal can cause burns.
Training in the proper use of the processes and equipment is essential to prevent accidents. Therefore:
ELECTRICAL SHOCK -- Contact with live
electrical parts and ground can cause
severe injury or death. DO NOT use AC
welding current in damp areas, if movement is confined, or if there is danger of
falling.
1. Always wear safety glasses with side shields in any work
area, even if welding helmets, face shields, and goggles
are also required.
2. Use a face shield fitted with the correct filter and cover
plates to protect your eyes, face, neck, and ears from
sparks and rays of the arc when operating or observing
operations. Warn bystanders not to watch the arc and
not to expose themselves to the rays of the electric-arc
or hot metal.
3. Wear flameproof gauntlet type gloves, heavy long-sleeve
shirt, cuffless trousers, high-topped shoes, and a welding helmet or cap for hair protection, to protect against
arc rays and hot sparks or hot metal. A flameproof apron
may also be desirable as protection against radiated
heat and sparks.
4. Hot sparks or metal can lodge in rolled up sleeves,
trouser cuffs, or pockets. Sleeves and collars should be
kept buttoned, and open pockets eliminated from the
front of clothing
5. Protect other personnel from arc rays and hot sparks
with a suitable non-flammable partition or curtains.
6. Use goggles over safety glasses when chipping slag or
grinding. Chipped slag may be hot and can fly far.
Bystanders should also wear goggles over safety glasses.
1. Be sure the power source frame (chassis) is connected
to the ground system of the input power.
2. Connect the workpiece to a good electrical ground.
3. Connect the work cable to the workpiece. A poor or
missing connection can expose you or others to a fatal
shock.
4. Use well-maintained equipment. Replace worn or damaged cables.
5. Keep everything dry, including clothing, work area, cables,
torch/electrode holder, and power source.
6. Make sure that all parts of your body are insulated from
work and from ground.
7. Do not stand directly on metal or the earth while working
in tight quarters or a damp area; stand on dry boards or
an insulating platform and wear rubber-soled shoes.
8. Put on dry, hole-free gloves before turning on the power.
9. Turn off the power before removing your gloves.
10. Refer to ANSI/ASC Standard Z49.1 (listed on next page)
for specific grounding recommendations. Do not mistake
the work lead for a ground cable.
ELECTRIC AND MAGNETIC FIELDS —
May be dangerous. Electric current flowing through any conductor causes localized Electric and Magnetic Fields
(EMF). Welding and cutting current creates EMF around welding cables and
welding machines. Therefore:
FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS -- Heat from
flames and arcs can start fires. Hot slag
or sparks can also cause fires and explosions. Therefore:
1. Remove all combustible materials well away from the
work area or cover the materials with a protective nonflammable covering. Combustible materials include wood,
cloth, sawdust, liquid and gas fuels, solvents, paints and
coatings, paper, etc.
2. Hot sparks or hot metal can fall through cracks or
crevices in floors or wall openings and cause a hidden
smoldering fire or fires on the floor below. Make certain
that such openings are protected from hot sparks and
metal.“
3. Do not weld, cut or perform other hot work until the
workpiece has been completely cleaned so that there
are no substances on the workpiece which might produce flammable or toxic vapors. Do not do hot work on
closed containers. They may explode.
4. Have fire extinguishing equipment handy for instant use,
such as a garden hose, water pail, sand bucket, or
portable fire extinguisher. Be sure you are trained in its
use.
1. Welders having pacemakers should consult their physician before welding. EMF may interfere with some pacemakers.
2. Exposure to EMF may have other health effects which are
unknown.
3. Welders should use the following procedures to minimize
exposure to EMF:
A. Route the electrode and work cables together. Secure
them with tape when possible.
B. Never coil the torch or work cable around your body.
C. Do not place your body between the torch and work
cables. Route cables on the same side of your body.
D. Connect the work cable to the workpiece as close as
possible to the area being welded.
E. Keep welding power source and cables as far away
from your body as possible.
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EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE -- Faulty or
improperly maintained equipment can
cause injury or death. Therefore:
FUMES AND GASES -- Fumes and
gases, can cause discomfort or harm,
particularly in confined spaces. Do
not breathe fumes and gases. Shielding gases can cause asphyxiation.
Therefore:
1. Always have qualified personnel perform the installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance work. Do not
perform any electrical work unless you are qualified to
perform such work.
2. Before performing any maintenance work inside a power
source, disconnect the power source from the incoming
electrical power.
3. Maintain cables, grounding wire, connections, power
cord, and power supply in safe working order. Do not
operate any equipment in faulty condition.
4. Do not abuse any equipment or accessories. Keep
equipment away from heat sources such as furnaces,
wet conditions such as water puddles, oil or grease,
corrosive atmospheres and inclement weather.
5. Keep all safety devices and cabinet covers in position
and in good repair.
6. Use equipment only for its intended purpose. Do not
modify it in any manner.
1. Always provide adequate ventilation in the work area by
natural or mechanical means. Do not weld, cut, or gouge
on materials such as galvanized steel, stainless steel,
copper, zinc, lead, beryllium, or cadmium unless positive
mechanical ventilation is provided. Do not breathe fumes
from these materials.
2. Do not operate near degreasing and spraying operations. The heat or arc rays can react with chlorinated
hydrocarbon vapors to form phosgene, a highly toxic
gas, and other irritant gases.
3. If you develop momentary eye, nose, or throat irritation
while operating, this is an indication that ventilation is not
adequate. Stop work and take necessary steps to improve ventilation in the work area. Do not continue to
operate if physical discomfort persists.
4. Refer to ANSI/ASC Standard Z49.1 (see listing below)
for specific ventilation recommendations.
5. WARNING: This product, when used for welding or
cutting, 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 §25249.5 et seq.)
ADDITIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION -- For
more information on safe practices for electric arc welding and cutting equipment, ask
your supplier for a copy of "Precautions and
Safe Practices for Arc Welding, Cutting and
Gouging", Form 52-529.
The following publications, which are available from the
American Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJuene Road, Miami, FL 33126, are recommended to you:
1. ANSI/ASC Z49.1 - "Safety in Welding and Cutting"
2. AWS C5.1 - "Recommended Practices for Plasma Arc
Welding"
3. AWS C5.2 - "Recommended Practices for Plasma Arc
Cutting"
4. AWS C5.3 - "Recommended Practices for Air Carbon
Arc Gouging and Cutting"
5. AWS C5.5 - "Recommended Practices for Gas Tungsten
Arc Welding“
6. AWS C5.6 - "Recommended Practices for Gas Metal Arc
Welding"“
7. AWS SP - "Safe Practices" - Reprint, Welding Handbook.
8. ANSI/AWS F4.1, "Recommended Safe Practices for
Welding and Cutting of Containers That Have Held
Hazardous Substances."
CYLINDER HANDLING -- Cylinders, if
mishandled, can rupture and violently
release gas. Sudden rupture of cylinder, valve, or relief device can injure or
kill. Therefore:
1. Use the proper gas for the process and use the proper
pressure reducing regulator designed to operate from
the compressed gas cylinder. Do not use adaptors.
Maintain hoses and fittings in good condition. Follow
manufacturer's operating instructions for mounting regulator to a compressed gas cylinder.
2. Always secure cylinders in an upright position by chain
or strap to suitable hand trucks, undercarriages, benches,
walls, post, or racks. Never secure cylinders to work
tables or fixtures where they may become part of an
electrical circuit.
3. When not in use, keep cylinder valves closed. Have
valve protection cap in place if regulator is not connected. Secure and move cylinders by using suitable
hand trucks. Avoid rough handling of cylinders.
4. Locate cylinders away from heat, sparks, and flames.
Never strike an arc on a cylinder.
5. For additional information, refer to CGA Standard P-1,
"Precautions for Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in
Cylinders", which is available from Compressed Gas
Association, 1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington,
VA 22202.
MEANING OF SYMBOLS - As used throughout this manual: Means Attention! Be Alert!
Your safety is involved.
Means immediate hazards which, if
not avoided, will result in immediate,
serious personal injury or loss of life.
Means potential hazards which could
result in personal injury or loss of life.
Means hazards which could result in
minor personal injury.
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PRÉCAUTIONS DE SÉCURITÉ
a. Éloigner suffisamment tous les matériaux combustibles du secteur où l’on exécute des soudures ou des
coupes à l’arc, à moins de les recouvrir complètement
d’une bâche non-inflammable. Ce type de matériaux
comprend notamment le bois, les vêtements, la sciure,
l’essence, le kérosène, les peintures, les solvants, le
gaz naturel, l’acétylène, le propane et autres substances combustibles semblables.
b. Les étincelles ou les projections de métal incandescent peuvent tomber dans des fissures du plancher ou
dans des ouvertures des murs et y déclencher une
ignition lente cachée. Veiller à protéger ces ouvertures
des étincelles et des projections de métal.
c. N’exécutez pas de soudures, de coupes, d’opérations
de gougeage ou autres travaux à chaud à la surface
de barils, bidons, réservoirs ou autres contenants
usagés, avant de les avoir nettoyés de toute trace de
substance susceptible de produire des vapeurs
inflammables ou toxiques.
d. En vue d’assurer la prévention des incendies, il
convient de disposer d’un matériel d’extinction prêt à
servir immédiatement, tel qu’un tuyau d’arrosage, un
seau à eau, un seau de sable ou un extincteur portatif.
e. Une fois le travail à l’arc terminé, inspectez le secteur
de façon à vous assurer qu’aucune étincelle ou projection de métal incandescent ne risque de provoquer
ultérieurement un feu.
3. CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE-- Le gougeage à l’arc et à l’arc
au plasma exige l’emploi de tensions à vide
relativement importantes; or, celles-ci risquent de
causer des dommages corporels graves et même
mortels en cas d’utilisation inadéquate. La gravité du
choc électrique reçu dépend du chemin suivi par le
courant à travers le corps humain et de son intensité.
a. Ne laissez jamais de surfaces métalliques sous tension venir au contact direct de la peau ou de
vêtements humides. Veillez à porter des gants bien
secs.
b. Si vous devez effectuer un travail sur une surface
métallique ou dans un secteur humide, veillez à assurer votre isolation corporelle en portant des gants secs
et des chaussures à semelles de caoutchouc et en
vous tenant sur une planche ou une plate-forme
sèche.
c. Mettez toujours à la terre le poste de soudage/coupage
en le reliant par un câble à une bonne prise de terre.
d. N’utilisez jamais de câbles usés ou endommagés. Ne
surchargez jamais le câble. Utilisez toujours un
équipement correctement entretenu.
e. Mettez l’équipement hors tension lorsqu’il n’est pas en
service. une mise à la masse accidentelle peut en
effet provoquer une surchauffe de l’équipement et un
danger d’incendie. Ne pas enrouler ou passer le câble
autour d’une partie quelconque du corps.
f. Vérifiez si le câble de masse est bien relié à la pièce en
un point aussi proche que possible de la zone de
travail. Le branchement des câbles de masse à
l’ossature du bâtiment ou en un point éloigné de
la zone de travail augmente en effet le risque de
AVERTISSEMENT: Ces règles de sécurité ont pour objet
d’ assurer votre protection. Veillez à lire et à observer les
précautions énoncées ci-dessous avant de monter l’
équipement ou de commercer à l’utiliser. Tout défaut
d’observation de ces précautions risque d’entraîner des
blessures graves ou mortelles.
1. PROTECTION INDIVIDUELLE-- Les brûlures de la
peau et des yeux dues au rayonnement de l’arc
électrique ou du métal incandescent, lors du soudage
au plasma ou à l’électrode ou lors du gougeage à
l’arc, peuvent s’avérer plus graves que celles
résultant d’une exposition prolongée au soleil. Aussi
convient-il d’observer les précautions suivantes:
a. Portez un écran facial adéquat muni des plaques
protectrices et des verres filtrants appropriés afin de
vous protéger les yeux, le visage, le cou et les oreilles
des étincelles et du rayonnement de l’arc électrique
lorsque vous effectuez des soudures ou des coupes
ou lorsque vous en observez l’exécution.
AVERTISSEZ les personnes se trouvant à proximité
de façon à ce qu’elles ne regardent pas l’arc et à ce
qu’elles ne s’exposent pas à son rayonnement, ni à
celui du métal incandescent.
b. Portez des gants ignifugés à crispins, une tunique
épaisse à manches longues, des pantalons sans
rebord, des chaussures à embout d’acier et un
casque de soudage ou une calotte de protection, afin
d’éviter d’exposer la peau au rayonnement de l’arc
électrique ou du métal incandescent. ll est également
souhaitable d’utiliser un tablier ininflammable de
façon à se protéger des étincelles et du rayonnement
thermique.
c. Les étincelles ou les projections de métal incandescent risquent de se loger dans des manches
retroussées, des bords relevés de pantalons ou dans
des poches. Aussi convient-il de garder boutonnés le
col et les manches et de porter des vêtements sans
poches à l’avant.
d. Protégez des étincelles et du rayonnement de l’arc
électrique les autres personnes travaillant à proximité
à l’aide d’un écran ininflammable adéquat.
e. Ne jamais omettre de porter des lunettes de sécurité
lorsque vous vous trouvez dans un secteur où l’on
effectue des opérations de soudage ou de coupage à
l’arc. Utilisez des lunettes de sécurité à écrans ou
verres latéraux pour piquer ou meûler le laitier. Les
piquetures incandescentes de laitier peuvent être
projetées à des distances considérables. Les
personnes se trouvant à proximité doivent également
porter des lunettes de protection.
f. Le gougeage à l’arc et le soudage à l’arc au plasma
produisent un niveau de bruit extrêmement élevé (de
100 à 114 dB) et exigent par conséquent l’emploi de
dispositifs appropriés de protection auditive.
2. PRÉVENTION DES INCENDES-- Les projections de
laitier incandescent
ou d’étincelles peuvent
provoquer de graves incendies au contact de
matériaux combustibles solides, liquides ou gazeux.
Aussi faut-il observer les précautions suivantes:
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b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
5.
non seulement de réaliser un travail de mauvaise
qualité mais, chose plus grave encore, d’entraîner des
dommages corporels graves, voire mortels en
déclenchant des incendies ou des chocs électriques.
Observez par conséquent les précautions suivantes:
a. Efforcez-vous de toujours confier à un personnel qualifié l’installation, le dépannage et l’entretien du poste
de soudage et de coupage. N’effectuez aucune
réparation électrique sur l’équipement à moins d’être
qua-lifié à cet effet.
b. Ne procédez jamais à une tâche d’entretien
quelconque à l’intérieur du poste de soudage/
coupage, avant d’avoir débranché l’alimentation
électrique.
c. Maintenez en bon état de fonctionnement les câbles,
le câble de masse, les branchements, le cordon
d’alimentation et le poste de soudage/coupage.
N’utilisez jamais le poste ou l’équipement s’il présente
une défectuosité quelconque.
d. Prenez soin du poste de soudage et de coupage et
des équipements accessoires. Gardez-les à l’écart
des sources de charleur, notamment des fours, de
l’humidité, des flaques d’eau maintenez-les à l’abri des
traces d’huile ou de graisse, des atmosphères corrosives et des intempéries.
e. Laissez en place tous les dispositifs de sécurité et tous
les panneaux de l’armoire de commande en veillant à
les garder en bon état.
f. Utilisez le poste de soudage/coupage conformément à
son usage prévu et n’effectuez aucune modification.
6. INFORMATIONS COMPLÉMENTAIRES RELATIVES
À LA SÉCURITÉ-Pour obtenir des informations complémentaires sur les
règles de sécurité à observer pour le montage et
l’utilisation d’équipements de soudage et de coupage
électriques et sur les méthodes de travail
recommandées, demandez un exemplaire du livret N°
52529 “Precautions and Safe Practices for Arc Welding, Cutting and Gouging” publié par ESAB. Nous
conseillons également de consulter les publications
sui-vantes, tenues à votre disposition par l’American
Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJuene Road, Miami, FL
32126:
a. “Safety in Welding and Cutting” AWS Z49.1
b. “Recommended Safe Practices for Gas-Shielded Arc
Welding “AWS A6. 1.
c. “Safe Practices for Welding and Cutting Containers
That Have Held Combustibles” AWS-A6.0.
d. “Recommended Safe Practices for Plasma Arc Cutting” AWS-A6. 3.
e. “Recommended Safe Practices for Plasma Arc Welding” AWS-C5. 1.
f. “Recommended Safe Practices for Air Carbon Arc
Gouging and Cutting” AWS-C5. 3.
g. “Code For Safety in Welding and Cutting”
CSA-Standard W117. 2.
pas sage d’un courant de sortie par des chaînes
delevage des câbles de grue ou divers chemins
électriques.
Empêchez l’apparition de toute humidité, notamment
sur vos vêtements, à la surface de l’emplacement de
travail, des câbles, du porte-électrode et du poste de
soudage/coupage. Réparez immédiatement toute
fuite d’eau.
VENTILATION-- La respiration prolongée des fumées
résultant des opérations de soudage/coupage, à
l’intérieur, d’un local clos, peut provoquer des malaises et des dommages corporels. Aussi convient-il
d’observer les précautions suivantes:
Assurez en permanence une aération adéquate de
l’emplacement de travail en maintenant une ventilation naturelle ou à l’aide de moyens mécaniques.
N’effectuez jamais de travaux de soudage ou de
coupage sur des matériaux de zinc, de plomb, de
beryllium ou de cadmium en l’absence de moyens
mécaniques de ventilation capables d’empêcher
l’inhalation des fumées dégagées par ces matériaux.
N’effectuez jamais de travaux de soudage ou de
coupage à proximité de vapeurs d’hydrocarbure
chloré résultant d’opérations voisines de dégraissage
ou de pulvérisation. La chaleur dégagée ou le
rayonnement de l’arc peut déclencher la formation de
phosgène -- gaz particulièrement toxique -- et d’autres
gaz irritants, à partir des vapeurs de solvant.
Une irritation momentanée des yeux, du nez ou de la
gorge constatée au cours de l’utilisation de
l’équipement dénote un défaut de ventilation. Arrêtezvous de travailler afin de prendre les mesures nécessaires à l’amélioration de la ventilation. Ne poursuivez
pas l’opération entreprise si le malaise persiste.
Certaines commandes comportent des canalisations
où circule de l’hydrogène. L’armoire de commande est
munie d’un ventilateur destiné à empêcher la formation de poches d’hydrogène, lesquelles présentent un
danger d’explosion; ce ventilateur ne fonctionne que
si l’interrupteur correspondant du panneau avant se
trouve placé en position ON (Marche). Veillez à
manœuvrer cette commande en vérifiant si le
couvercle est bien en place, de façon à assurer
l’efficacité de la ventilation ainsi réalisée. Ne jamais
débrancher le ventilateur.
Les fumées produites par l’opération de soudage ou
de coupage peuvent s’avérer toxiques. Aussi est-il
nécessaire de disposer en permanence d’un dispositif
adéquat de ventilation de type aspirant, afin d’éliminer du voisinage de l’opérateur tout dégagement de
fumée visible.
Consultez les recommandations particulières en
matière de ventilation indiquées à l’alinéa 6 de la
norme Z49.1 de l’AWS.
ENTRETIEN DE L’ÉQUIPEMENT-- Un équipement
entretenu de façon défectueuse ou inadéquate risque
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SECTION 1
DESCRIPTION
1.1 GENERAL
1.2 SCOPE
The PCM-750i is a compact, completely self-contained
plasma cutting system. As shipped, the system is fully
assembled and ready to cut after being connected to
input power and a source of compressed air (90-150 psi).
The PCM-750i package uses the heavy-duty PT-27
torch to deliver cutting power for materials up to 1-1/4
inch thick. Refer to the following paragraphs for descriptions of the PCM-750i packages available as well as
performance specifications.
The purpose of this manual is to provide the operator with
all the information required to install and operate the
PCM-750i plasma arc cutting package. Technical reference material is also provided to assist in troubleshooting the cutting package.
1.3 PACKAGES AVAILABLE
Table 1-1 lists PCM-750i packages available through
your ESAB dealer. Package contents are indented under each complete system description.
Use only torches designed for use with this Series A
console. Do NOT use or modify the PT-23, PCT-80 or
any other torch for use on this console. The series A
console uses a pneumatic interlock safety system.
The original console used an electrical safety interlock system. Use of torches not designed for use
with this console could create an electrical shock
hazard.
Table 1-1. PCM-750i Cutting Packages
Description
Part Number
PCM-750i, PT-27, 230 V, 75°, 25 ft, 1-phase
PCM-750i (Ser. A) Console w/ Regulator
PT-27 Torch, 75°, 25 ft
PT-27 Spare Parts Kit*
Work Cable, 25 ft
33980
35504
21661
21623*
680560
PCM-750i, PT-27, 460 V, 75°, 25 ft, 3-phase
PCM-750i (Ser. A) Console w/ Regulator
PT-27 Torch, 75°, 25 ft
PT-27 Spare Parts Kit*
Work Cable, 25 ft
33982
35508
21661
21623*
680560
* Refer to Table 1-2 for PT-27 Spare Parts Kit contents.
Table 1-2. PT-27 Spare Parts Kit Contents
Description
Part Number
Quantity
50 A Nozzle
Electrode
Swirl Baffle
Heat Shield
Standoff Guide
Valve Pin
Fuse, 15 A, 250 V, Fast Acting
33369
33366
33367
21616
21420
21619
951780
4
3
1
2
1
1
4
7
SECTION 1
DESCRIPTION
1.4 SPECIFICATIONS
Refer to Tables 1-3, 1-4, and Figures 1-1 and 1-2 for
PCM-750i technical specifications.
Table 1-3. PCM-750i Specifications
Rated
Output
40% Duty Cycle*
50 A @ 105 V dc
60% Duty Cycle*
40 A @ 104 V dc
100% Duty Cycle
30 A @ 103 V dc
Output Current Range
10 to 50 Amperes
Open Circuit Voltage
Rated Primary Input
@
50 Amperes Output
265 V dc
208/230
Volt
45/42 A, 50/60 Hz, 1-Phase
460
Volt
12A, 50/60 Hz, 1- or 3-Phase
Power Factor @ 50 Amperes Output
70%
Efficiency @ 50 Amperes Output
88%
Current Capacity
PT-27
80 A DCSP
Air Requirements
PT-27
65 psig @ 250 cfh
Length
Height
Width
w/torch storage
w/torch storage
19.0 in. (483 mm)
18.0 in. (457 mm)
Dimensions
Weight (less torch, work cable, air regulator)
12.0 in. (305 mm)
9.0 in. (229 mm)
46 lbs (21 kg)
*Duty cycle is based on a 10-minute period; therefore, a 40% duty cycle means the machine may operate for 4 minutes with a cool down
period of 6 minutes; a 60% duty cycle means the machine may operate for 6 minutes with a cool down period of 4 minutes; a 100% duty
cycle means the machine may operate continuously.
8
SECTION 1
DESCRIPTION
Table 1-4. PT-27 Torch Specifications
Current Capacity (100% duty)
Length of Service Llines
Weight
25 ft
50 ft
80 A DCSP
25 ft or 50 ft
5.2 lbs (2.3 kg)
9.6 lbs (4.4 kg)
7.3" (185 mm)
3" (76 mm)
75°
1" (25.4 mm)
1"
(25.4 mm)
Figure 1-1. PT-27 Dimensions
Figure 1-2. PT-27 Cutting Performance
9
SECTION 2
2.1 GENERAL
INSTALLATION
2.5 PRIMARY ELECTRICAL INPUT
CONNECTIONS (FIGURE 2-1)
Proper installation can contribute materially to the satisfactory and trouble-free operation of the PCM-750i cutting package. It is suggested that each step in this
section be studied carefully and followed as closely as
possible.
2.2 EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
A source of clean, dry air that supplies 250 cfh at 65-75
psig is required for the cutting operation. The air supply
should not exceed 150 psig (the maximum inlet pressure
rating of the air filter-regulator supplied with the package).
ELECTRIC SHOCK CAN KILL! Precautionary measures should be taken to provide maximum protection against electrical shock. Be sure that all power
is off by opening the line (wall) disconnect switch
and by unplugging the power cord to the unit when
connections are made inside of the power source.
2.3 LOCATION
Adequate ventilation is necessary to provide proper
cooling of the PCM-750i and the amount of dirt, dust, and
excessive heat to which the equipment is exposed,
should be minimized. There should be at least one foot
of clearance between the PCM-750i power source and
wall or any other obstruction to allow freedom of air
movement through the power source.
Installing or placing any type of filtering device will restrict
the volume of intake air, thereby subjecting the power
source internal components to overheating. The warranty is void if any type of filter device is used.
2.4 INSPECTION
A.
Remove the shipping container and all packing
material and inspect for evidence of concealed
damage which may not have been apparant upon
receipt of the PCM-750i. Notify the carrier of any
defects or damage at once.
B.
Check container for any loose parts prior to disposing of shipping materials.
C.
Check air louvers and any other openings to ensure
that any obstruction is removed.
Be sure that the power source is properly configured
for your input power supply. DO NOT connect a
power source configured for 208/230 V to a 460 V
input power supply. Damage to the machine may
occur.
The PCM-750i console operating on 230 V, 1-phase
input power is equipped with a 10-ft, 3-conductor cable
with plug. A mating receptacle (P/N 674540) is supplied
with the 230 V console. A line (wall) disconnect switch
with a 60-ampere fuse or circuit breaker should be
provided at the main power panel. The cable connecting
the disconnect switch to the receptacle should include
three (two power and one ground) No. 8 AWG insulated
conductors.
The PCM-750i console operating on 460 V, 3-phase
input is equipped with a 10-ft, 4-conductor input power
cord with no plug. A line (wall) disconnect switch, with a
30 ampere circuit breaker, should be provided at the
main power panel. The customer may connect the input
power cord directly to the disconnect switch or purchase
a proper plug and receptacle from a local electrical
supplier. The cable connecting the disconnect switch to
the receptacle should include four (three power and one
ground) No. 12 AWG insulated conductors.
NOTE:
To convert the 460 V, 3-phase console to single phase,
tape back the red wire on the input power cable and then
connect the black, white, and green leads to a suitable
460-volt plug.
10
SECTION 2
INSTALLATION
CUSTOMER PROVIDED
AIR SUPPLY
(150 psig MAX;
90 psig MIN)
AIR FILTER - REGULATOR
(set at 65-75 psig)
CUSTOMER FUSED LINE
DISCONNECT SWITCH
(60 A fuse for 230 V, 1-phase;
30 A fuse for 460 V, 1-or 3-phase)
HOSE ASSEMBLY
ON/OFF
POWER SWITCH
NO. 8 CU/AWG 3-CONDUCTOR WIRE (230 V, 1-phase)
or No. 12 CU/AWG 4-conductor wire (460 V, 3-phase)
RECEPTACLE (P/N 674540)
(supplied w/230 V consoles)
COVER
SAFETY
INTERLOCK
COVER
WORK
WORK CABLE
SAFETY
GROUND
Allow at least 10 ft (3 m)
between work and console
Figure 2-1. PCM-750i Interconnection Diagram
11
SECTION 2
INSTALLATION
EARTH GROUND
DO NOT ATTACH WORK
CABLE TO PIECE BEING CUT
FREE
WORK CABLE
GROUNDED
WORK TABLE
BE SURE WORK IS IN GOOD
CONTACT WITH TABLE.
EARTH GROUND
WORK CABLE
Figure 2-2. Ground and Work Cable Connections
12
SECTION 3
3.1 OPERATION
OPERATION
E.
ELECTRIC SHOCK can kill.
• Do NOT operate the unit with the cover removed.
• Do NOT apply power to the unit while holding or
carrying the unit.
• Do NOT touch any torch parts forward of the torch
handle (nozzle, heat shield, electrode, etc.) with
power switch on.
ARC RAYS can burn eyes and skin;
NOISE can damage hearing.
• Wear welding helmet with No. 6 or 7 lens shade.
• Wear eye, ear, and body protection.
Fault Light. Will glow red under the following
conditions and operations will come to a complete
stop:
1.
When duty cycle has been exceeded. The
duty cycles of this unit are 40% at rated output
current of 50 amperes, 60% at rated output
current of 40 amperes, and 100% at rated
output current of 30 amperes. Duty cycle is
based on a 10 minute cycle; therefore, at 40%
duty cycle, the unit can operate up to 4 minutes
and then must be allowed to cool down for the
next 6 minutes; at 60% duty cycle, the unit can
operate up to 6 minutes and then must be
allowed to cool down for the next 4 minutes; at
100% duty cycle, the unit can operate continuously.
2.
When input voltage is outside the range of 150
to 270 volts.
3.3 CUTTING WITH THE PT-27
Position the PCM-750i at least 10 feet (3 meters) from
the cutting area. Sparks and hot slag from the cutting operation can damage the unit.
Use the following procedures to cut with the PT-27 torch
(Figure 3-4).
A.
Power Switch (located on rear panel). When
placed in ON position, the green pilot light will glow
indicating control circuit is energized and the cooling fan will run.
Hold the torch approximately 1/8 inch above the
work and tilted at about 15 - 30°. This reduces the
chance of spatter entering the torch. If the PT-27's
standoff tool is being used, set the standoff at 1/
16 inch for materials less than 1/4-inch thick and at
3/16 inch for those over 1/4-inch thick.
B.
Depress the torch switch. Air should flow from the
torch and the high frequency should energize.
Output Current Control. Adjustable from 10 to
50 amperes to suit cutting conditions.
C.
Two seconds after depressing the torch switch,
the pilot arc should start. The main arc should
immediately follow, allowing the cut to begin. (If
using the LOCK-IN mode, torch switch may be
released after establishing the cutting arc.)
D.
After starting the cut, the torch should be maintained at a 5-15° forward angle (Figure 3-2). This
angle is especially useful in helping to create a
"drop" cut. When not using the standoff guide, the
nozzle should be held approximately 1/8 inch from
the work.
E.
When ending a cut, the torch switch should be
released (press and release if using LOCK-IN
mode) and lifted off the workpiece just before the
end of the cut to minimize double-arcing. This is
to prevent the high frequency from reigniting after
cutting arc extinguishes and causing damage to
the nozzle.
3.2 PCM-750i CONTROLS (FIGURE 3-1)
A.
B.
C.
D.
Air Check Switch. When placed in ON position,
air filter-regulator can be adjusted to desired pressure (65-75 psig) before cutting operations. Allow
air to flow for a few minutes. This should remove
any condensation that may have accumulated
during shutdown period. Be sure to place switch
in OFF position before starting cutting operations.
Lock-In Switch. When placed in ON position,
permits releasing torch switch button after cutting
arc has been initiated. To extinguish arc at end of
cut, press and release torch switch button again or
pull torch away from work. When placed in OFF
position, torch switch must be held closely by the
operator during the entire cutting operation and
then released at the end of cut.
13
SECTION 3
OPERATION
AIR FILTER - REGULATOR
AIR
SUPPLY
POWER
LAMP
AIR CHECK
LOCK-IN
OUTPUT
CURRENT
CONTROL
FAULT
LAMP
AIR HOSE
CONNECTION
POWER
SWITCH
POWER
CORD
SAFETY
INTERLOCK
SWITCH
TORCH SWITCH
CONNECTION
PILOT ARC
CONNECTION
TORCH GAS HOSE
CONNECTION
WORK CABLE
CONNECTION
Figure 3-1. PCM-750i Controls
F.
For rapid re-starts, such as grate or heavy mesh
cutting, do not release the torch switch. In the
postflow mode, the arc can be re-started immediately by depressing the torch switch. This avoids
the 2-second preflow portion of the cutting cycle.
NOTE
When replacing the nozzle, always inspect the electrode for wear. If less than 11/16" of electrode shaft is
remaining, replace the electrode. If the electrode is
used beyond this recommended wear limit, damage to
the torch and power source may occur. Nozzle life is
also greatly reduced when using the electrode below
the recommended limit. Refer to Figure 3-3.
New
Acceptable
11/16"
WRONG
Figure 3-3. Electrode Wear Limit
Figure 3-2. Recommended Torch Angle of 5° to 15°
14
SECTION 3
OPERATION
2
1
WHEN THE ARC BREAKS
THROUGH THE WORK, BRING
THE TORCH TO AN UPRIGHT
POSITION AND PROCEED TO
CUT.
TO START A PIERCE, TILT THE
TORCH TO PREVENT MOLTEN MATERIAL FROM COMING BACK
AGAINST AND DAMAGING THE
TORCH.
Figure 3-4. Piercing Technique using the PT-27
3.4 COMMON CUTTING PROBLEMS
Listed below are common cutting problems followed by
the probable cause of each. If problems are determined
to be caused by the PCM-750i, refer to the maintenance
section of this manual. If the problem is not corrected
after referring to the maintenance section, contact your
ESAB representative.
A.
Cutting speed too fast.
Damaged cutting nozzle.
Improper air pressure.
Double Arcing. (Damaged Nozzle Orifice.)
1.
2.
3.
4.
E.
Low air pressure.
Damaged cutting nozzle.
Loose cutting nozzle.
Heavy spatter.
Uneven Arc.
Damaged cutting nozzle or worn electrode.
Insufficient Penetration.
1.
2.
3.
B.
D.
F.
Unstable Cutting Conditions.
1.
2.
3.
Main Arc Extinguishes.
Incorrect cutting speed.
Loose cable or hose connections.
Electrode and/or cutting nozzle in poor condition.
Cutting speed too slow.
G.
C.
Dross Formation. (In some materials and thicknesses, it may be impossible to get dross-free
cuts.)
Loose connections.
H.
1.
2.
3.
Cutting speed too fast or too slow.
Improper air pressure.
Faulty nozzle or electrode.
Main Arc Does Not Strike.
Poor Consumable Life.
1.
2.
Improper gas pressure.
Contaminated air supply.
15
SECTION 4
MAINTENANCE
4.1 GENERAL
H.
If this equipment does not operate properly, stop work
immediately and investigate the cause of the malfunction. Maintenance work must be performed by an
experienced person, and electrical work by a trained
electrician. Do not permit untrained persons to inspect,
clean, or repair this equipment. Use only recommended
replacement parts.
With all input power disconnected, and wearing
proper eye and face protection, blow out the inside
of the PCM-750i using low-pressure dry compressed air.
I.
Occasionally, bleed all water from the filter beneath the air filter-regulator.
Be sure that the wall disconnect switch or wall
circuit breaker is open before attempting any inspection or work inside of the PCM-750i.
4.3 PT-27 TORCH CONSUMABLE PARTS
Make sure power switch on PCM-750i is in OFF
position before working on the torch.
4.2 INSPECTION AND CLEANING
Frequent inspection and cleaning of the PCM-750i is
recommended for safety and proper operation. Some
suggestions for inspecting and cleaning are as follows:
A.
Check work cable to workpiece connection.
B.
Check safety earth ground at workpiece and at
power source chassis.
C.
D.
Check heat shield on torch. It should be replaced
if damaged.
Check the torch electrode and cutting nozzle for
wear on a daily basis. Remove spatter, resharpen
point, or replace if necessary.
E.
Make sure cable and hoses are not damaged or
kinked.
F.
Make sure all plugs, fittings, and ground connections are tight.
G.
Remove or replace carrying strap annually, sooner
if weekly check shows wear or damage.
The PT-27 torch head contains a gas flow check
valve that acts in conjunction with the flow switch
and circuitry within the power source. This system
prevents the torch from being energized with high
voltage if the torch switch is accidentally closed
when the shield is removed.
To assemble standard consumable parts, refer to Figure
4-1.
A.
Place nozzle, swirl baffle, electrode, and valve
pin into the shield.
B.
Thread assembly to the torch body and hand
tighten. Always make sure the shield is tight
before cutting.
VALVE PIN
ELECTRODE
SWIRL BAFFLE
Water or oil occasionally accumulates in compressed
air lines. Be sure to direct the first blast of air away
from the equipment to avoid damage to the PCM750i.
NOZZLE
SHIELD
Figure 4-1. Assembly of PT-27 Torch Front End Parts
16
SECTION 4
MAINTENANCE
The valve pin is a crucial member of the system. Its function is to open the gas flow check
valve that is permanently assembled within the torch head. If the pin is not correctly
placed in the electrode, the valve will not open and the system will not function.
VALVE PIN
PLACE LARGE END OF PIN INTO
OPENING IN ELECTRODE AS
SHOWN.
DO NOT REVERSE. Inserting the pin
upside down will restrict air flow.
ELECTRODE
4.4 FLOW SWITCH (FIGURE 4-2)
When excessive contamination is found in the air, the
flow switch (FS-4 or FS-5) should be disassembled and
cleaned as follows:
NOTE
It is not necessary to remove the flow switch from
the system for cleaning.
A.
Ensure the system is shut down and there is no
trapped air under pressure in the piping.
B.
Remove the piston plug.
C.
Remove the spring (FS-4 only). Use care when
handling spring to prevent distortion.
D.
Remove the piston.
E.
Clean all parts with cleaning agent.
PISTON PLUG
SPRING
PISTON
FLOW SWITCH
Figure 4-2. Disassembly / Assembly of Flow Switch
NOTE
Ensure cleaning agent does not contain solvents
which can degrade polysulfone.
Reassemble the flow switch in reverse order.
17
SECTION 5
TROUBLESHOOTING
5.1 TROUBLESHOOTING
ELECTRIC SHOCK CAN KILL! Be sure that all primary power to the machine has been externally
disconnected. Open the line (wall) disconnect switch
or circuit breaker before attempting inspection or
work inside of the power source.
Check the problem against the symptoms in the following troubleshooting guide. The remedy may be quite
simple. If the cause cannot be quickly located, shut off
the input power, open up the unit, and perform a simple
visual inspection of all the components and wiring.
Check for secure terminal connections, loose or burned
wiring or components, bulged or leaking capacitors, or
any other sign of damage or discoloration.
The cause of control malfunctions can be found by
referring to the sequence of operations and electrical
schematic diagram (Figure 5-1) and checking the various components. A volt-ohmmeter will be necessary for
some of these checks.
Voltages in plasma cutting equipment are high
enough to cause serious injury or possibly death. Be
particularly careful around equipment when the covers are removed.
NOTE
Before checking voltages in the circuit, disconnect the
power from the high frequency generator to avoid damaging your voltmeter.
5.2 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
A.
Difficult Starting.
• Change electrode
• Change nozzle
• Check for good, clean connection of work lead to workpiece
• Check air pressure (65-75 psig)
• Check torch power cable for continuity
Depress torch switch. After 2 seconds, is there a pilot arc?
Yes
Repair power
source
18
No
Repair/replace
high frequency
unit
SECTION 5
B.
TROUBLESHOOTING
No Air
Is air hose connected?
Yes
No
Connect
No
Adjust
Is air adjusted to 65 psig?
Yes
Does air come on with air check switch?
Yes
No
Check continuity of torch switch
OK
No
•
•
•
•
No electrode in torch
No valve pin in torch
Replace electrode
Replace valve pin
Replace torch switch
Repair power source
19
SECTION 5
C.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Air does not shut off
Is air check switch OFF?
Yes
No
Turn switch OFF
Does arc start when nozzle contacts work without depressing torch switch?
Yes
No
Check for short in torch switch
Does air flow even when PCM-750i power switch is OFF?
Yes
Replace
solenoid valve
20
No
Repair power
source
SECTION 5
D.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Green "Power" light not energized.
Is main 230 volt switch ON?
Yes
No
Turn on main disconnect
No
Insert plug in receptacle
Is plug in receptacle?
Yes
Is cooling fan turning?
Yes
No
Replace
pilot light
Check voltage at receptacle and input power line
Yes
No
Check main fuses
Faulty power
switch on PCM-750i
21
SECTION 5
E.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Red "FAULT" light ON.
Is the unit overheated?
("Fault" lights turns off
when Unit cools down.)
Yes
No
Is air flowing?
Duty cycle exceeded:
40% @ 50 A, 60% @ 80 A,
Yes
No
or 100% @ 50 A output
See page 5-2
Is input voltage below 150 or above 270 volts?
(Not recommended to operate above 253 V or below 190 V.)
Yes
Adjust voltage •
•
No
Repair power source
Fault light will energize if voltage falls below 175 volts for 0.3 seconds or exceeds 260 volts even for an instant.
The light will not turn OFF even when correct voltage is restored. Reset by placing PCM-750i power switch
OFF and then ON again.
NOTE: When in LOCK-IN mode, the FAULT light will turn on during second "trigger". This does not affect
performance. Turn off.
22
SECTION 5
TROUBLESHOOTING
5.3 Sequence of Operation
A.
LOCK-IN "OFF" position
PUSH
TORCH SWITCH
RELEASE
OPEN
CLOSE
GAS SOLENOID VALVE
2 SEC.
PREFLOW
10 SEC
Postflow
FLOW SWITCH
CLOSE
OPEN
FAULT OVERLOAD LIGHT
ENERGIZE
HF CIRCUIT
INVERTER
CUTTING ARC (CURRENT)
NOTES:
1.
When the torch switch is pushed during postflow period, the postflow and preflow times are canceled, and the
HF is energized immediately.
2.
When the red fault pilot light comes on, cutting operation should be stopped. The postflow time starts from
the moment the torch switch is released.
23
SECTION 5
B.
TROUBLESHOOTING
LOCK-IN "ON" position
PUSH
RELEASE
PUSH
RELEASE
TORCH SWITCH
OPEN
GAS SOLENOID VALVE
CLOSE
PREFLOW
10 SEC
2 SEC.
Postflow
POSTFLOW
CLOSE
OPEN
FLOW SWITCH
FAULT PILOT LIGHT
ENERGIZE
HF CIRCUIT
INVERTER
CUTTING ARC (CURRENT)
NOTES:
1.
When the torch switch is pushed during postflow period, the postflow and preflow times are canceled, and the HF
is energized immediately.
2.
When the red fault pilot light comes on, cutting operation should be stopped. The postflow time starts from the
moment the torch switch is released.
3.
FAULT pilot light is on during second "turn-off" trigger only. This does not affect performance in any way.
24
D-35511-A
Figure 5-1. PCM-750i (Series A) Schematic Diagram (460 V, 3-Phase Input)
25
D-35510-A
Figure 5-2. PCM-750i (Series A) Wiring Diagram (460 V, 3-Phase Input)
26
D-35507-A
Figure 5-3. PCM-750i (Series A) Schematic Diagram (230 V, 1-Phase Input)
27
D-35506-A
28
Figure 5-4. PCM-750i (Series A) Wiring Diagram (230 V, 1-Phase Input)
SECTION 6
6.1 GENERAL
Replacement Parts are illustrated on the following figures. When ordering replacement parts, order by part
number and part name, as illustrated on the figure. DO
NOT ORDER BY PART NUMBER ALONE.
Always provide the series or serial number of the unit on
which the parts will be used. The serial number is
stamped on the unit nameplate.
6.2 ORDERING
To assure proper operation, it is recommended that only
genuine ESAB parts and products be used with this
equipment. The use of non-ESAB parts may void your
warranty.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Replacement parts may be ordered from your ESAB
distributor or from:
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
Attn: Customer Service Dept.
PO Box 100545, Ebenezer Road
Florence, SC, 29501-0545
Be sure to indicate any special shipping instructions
when ordering replacement parts.
To order parts by phone, contact ESAB at 1-803-6645540 or 4460. Orders may also be faxed to 1-800-6347548. Be sure to indicate any special shipping instructions when ordering replacement parts.
Refer to the Communication Guide located on the last
page of this manual for a list of customer service phone
numbers.
MANUAL CHANGES:
The “A” edition of this Instruction Manual covers the following changes or upcoming changes:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
PCB5 PC board assembly P/N 38037 was changed to 38039 on the 460V and 400V units starting with Serial No. PD-I532171
in August, 1995. This change eliminated the red and blue wires from PCB5 to J1 receptacle. This change will also be
implemented on the 230V models soon.
15A, 250V Fuse (F1) P/N 951780 will be replaced by a 12A, 600V fuse P/N 952159. This requires a different fuse holder (P/
N 951797 to 952136) which is not interchangeable. Therefore, if replacing fuse, be sure to use the same rated fuse.
PC board assembly P/N 38014 (PCB2 and PCB3) now includes two 1/2 amps fuses P/N 952014.
R2 and R15 resistor 5K ohm, 20W, N.I. P/N 17313500 was changed to 10K ohm, 20W, N.I., P/N 17290210 resistor plus two
more 10K resistors (R13 and R14) were added to the 460V power sources.
Regulator Housing P/N 33955GY was changed to 35903GY.
29
SECTION 6
REPLACEMENT PARTS
18
17
1
16
2
15
12A
3,4
13,14
12
11
5
10
9
7
8
6
Figure 6-1. PCM-750i (Series A) Power Source (Front View)
ITEM
NO.
QTY
REQ.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
30
PART
NO.
33953GY
34556GY
951496
32055GY
2062018
13730611
33954GY
32947
58V75
35571
COMM’L
182W64
98W66
33949GY
952159
952136
951754
951526
634518
673213
DESCRIPTION
HOUSING, HANDLE & STRAP (LEFT)
HOUSING, HANDLE & STRAP (RIGHT)
STRAP (HOOK 2-REQ’D: 951536)
CABINET, SILKSCREENED
POTENTIOMETER, 10K, 2 W
KNOB, ALUM., .250 SHAFT, 1.25 O.D.
DOOR, LOCKOUT
TERMINAL, WORK
ADAPTOR, BULKHEAD
BOARD, OUTPUT TERMINAL W/STUD
NUT, HEX, BRASS, #3/8-16
CONNECTOR, TWIST-LOCK, 2-POLE, 2-WIRE
SWITCH, PUSHBUTTON, SPDT, 120 V, 10 A
HOUSING, FRONT
FUSE, 12 A, 600 V, FAST ACTING
FUSEHOLDER
LAMP, LED, YELLOW, 12 V
LAMP, NEON, WHITE, 125 V
SWITCH, TOGGLE, DPDT
SWITCH, TOGGLE, SPST
CIRCUIT
SYMBOL
R1
J1
IS1
F1
PL2
PL1
S1
S2
SECTION 6
REPLACEMENT PARTS
13
12
22
1
REF 12
FIGURE 6-1
2,17
3
21
11
14
15
REF 5
FIGURE 6-6
18,19
4
VIEW A-A
5
10
9,8
7
6
20
16
Figure 6-2. PCM-750i (Series A) Power Source (Right Side View)
P/N 33980 - 230 V, 1-Phase
ITEM
NO.
QTY
REQ.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
PART
NO.
32949YL
13735308
951182
34574
13734727
32914
951635
31490
951179
38039
32908
31488
951962
951023
951207
17750010
951493
951321
951470
951469
17313500
993716
674540
DESCRIPTION
COVER
RELAY, 120 V AC, 20 A
MOTOR, FAN
CABLE, INPUT POWER, 10 FT LG W/PLUG
STRAIN RELIEF, POWER CABLE
TRANSFORMER ASSY., CONTROL
CAPACITOR, 1900 µF, 450 V DC
PC BOARD ASSY., HF/HV IGNITION
TRANSFORMER, HIGH VOLTAGE
P/C BOARD ASSY., START-UP
TRANSFORMER ASSY., MAIN )
P/C BOARD ASSY., SHUNT
RESISTOR ASSY, 6 OHM, 75 W
RECTIFIER, SILICON CONT., 70 A, 1200 V (PAD-951196)
BRIDGE, INPUT, 3-PHASE, 75 A, 1200 V (PAD-951192)
RESISTOR, 10, 50 W, N.I. (PAD-951194)
CAPACITOR, 0.068 µF, 630 V DC
VARISTOR, METAL OXIDE
CAPACITOR, 0.047 µF, 300 V AC
CAPACITOR, 0.022 µF, 250 V AC
RESISTOR, 5 KOHM, 20 W
CAPACITOR, 1 µF, 600 V DC
RECEPTACLE, 50 A/250 V (SUPPLIED-NOT ILLUSTRATED)
CIRCUIT
SYMBOL
K1
M1
T2
C1,2
HV1
T5
PCB5
T1
PCB4
R11
SCR1
BR1
R10
C11,12
MOV1
C13
C14
R2,15
C3
31
SECTION 6
REPLACEMENT PARTS
18
13
12
1
REF 12
FIGURE 6-1
2,19
3
14
17
11
15
20
REF 5
FIGURE 6-6
21,20
4
VIEW A-A
5
10
9,8
7
6
16
Figure 6-3. PCM-750i (Series A) Power Source (Right Side View)
P/N 33982 - 460 V, 3-Phase
32
ITEM
NO.
QTY
REQ.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
6
2
PART
NO.
32949YL
13735308
951182
35387
13734727
32914
951635
31490
951179
38039
32908
31488
951962
951023
951915
17750010
993716
17290210
951493
950591
951515
DESCRIPTION
COVER
RELAY, 120 V AC, 20 A
MOTOR, FAN
CABLE, INPUT POWER, 10 FT LG, 4-COND.
STRAIN RELIEF, POWER CABLE
TRANSFORMER ASSY., CONTROL
CAPACITOR, 1300 µF, 450 V DC
PC BOARD ASSY., HF/HV IGNITION
TRANSFORMER, HIGH VOLTAGE
P/C BOARD ASSY., START-UP
TRANSFORMER ASSY., MAIN
P/C BOARD ASSY., SHUNT
RESISTOR ASSY, 6 OHM, 75 W
RECTIFIER, SILICON CONT., 70 A, 1200 V (PAD-951196)
BRIDGE, INPUT, 3-PHASE, 75 A, 1600 V (PAD-951192)
RESISTOR, 10, 50 W, N.I. (PAD-951194)
CAPACITOR, 1 µF, 600 V DC
RESISTOR, 10 KOHM, 20 W
CAPACITOR, 0.068 µF, 630 V DC
VARISTOR, METAL OXIDE
CAPACITOR, 0.047 µF, 660 V DC
CIRCUIT
SYMBOL
K1
M1
T2
C1,2
HV1
T5
PCB5
T1
PCB4
R11
SCR1
BR1
R10
C3,15
R2,15,13,14
C11,12
MOV1-6
C16,17
SECTION 6
REPLACEMENT PARTS
12
20
14 (PCB2)
13
20
14 (PCB3)
15
16
4,3
21
11
18
10
1
9
19
17
8
2
REF 4
FIGURE 6-6
7
6
5
4,3
Figure 6-4. PCM-750i (Series A) Power Source (Left Side View)
P/N 33980 - 230 V, 1-Phase
ITEM
NO.
QTY
REQ.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
2
1
4
4
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
4
2
951185
32969
17721020
951313
32909
951632
32958
950249
951202
951205
950711
38008
951199
31486
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
951314
17750020
951483
17145339
951471
951940
951161
DESCRIPTION
MODULE, DIODE, 100 A, 600 V, 100 NS (PAD-951518)
REACTOR ASSY., HIGH FREQUENCY
RESISTOR, 20, 25 W, N.I. (PAD-951193)
CAPACITOR, .01 µF, 1 KV
INDUCTOR ASSY.
ASSEMBLY, HOSE
TRANSFORMER ASSY., CURRENT
VALVE, SOLENOID, GAS
SWITCH, FLOW
IGBT, 600 V (PAD-951190)
SWITCH, THERMAL, 95 °C
P/C BOARD ASSY., CONTROL
CORE, SATURABLE
P/C BOARD ASSY., IGBT DRIVER
includes (2) 952014 Fuse, 1/2 Amp
CAPACITOR, .022 µF, 1 KV
RESISTOR, 20, 50 W, N.I. (PAD-951194)
JACK, PHONE
RESISTOR, 39 KOHM, 2 W
ZENER, 60 V, 75 mA
CAPACITOR, 1.0 µF, 600 V DC
CAPACITOR, 20 µF, 120 WVDC
CIRCUIT
SYMBOL
D1,D2
T3
R3,4,5,6
C5,6,7,8
L1
T4
SOL1
FS
Q1
TS1
PCB1
PCB2,3
C10
R7,8
J3
R9
ZD1
C15,16
C4
33
SECTION 6
REPLACEMENT PARTS
13
12
14
21
15
16
4,3
20
11
19
10
1
9
18
17
8
2
REF 4
FIGURE 6-6
7
6
5
4,3
Figure 6-5. PCM-750i (Series A) Power Source (Left Side View)
P/N 33982 - 460 V, 3-Phase
34
ITEM
NO.
QTY
REQ.
PART
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
2
1
4
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
951185
32969
17721020
951313
32909
951632
32958
950249
951202
951206
950711
38002
951199
31486
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
951314
17750020
951483
951471
17145339
951161
951917
DESCRIPTION
MODULE, DIODE, 100 A, 600 V, 100 NS (PAD-951518)
REACTOR ASSY., HIGH FREQUENCY
RESISTOR, 20, 25 W, N.I. (PAD-951193)
CAPACITOR, .01 µF, 1 KV
INDUCTOR ASSY.
ASSEMBLY, HOSE
TRANSFORMER ASSY., CURRENT
VALVE, SOLENOID, GAS
SWITCH, FLOW
IGBT, 1200 V (PAD-951191)
SWITCH, THERMAL, 95 °C
P/C BOARD ASSY., CONTROL
CORE, SATURABLE
P/C BOARD ASSY., IGBT DRIVER
includes (2) 952014 Fuse 1/2 Amp
CAPACITOR, .022 µF, 1 KV
RESISTOR, 20, 50 W, N.I. (PAD-951194)
JACK, PHONE
ZENER, 60 V, 75 mA
RESISTOR, 39 KOHM, 2 W
CAPACITOR, 20 µF, 120 WVDC
CAPACITOR, 0.50 µF, 1200 V DC
CIRCUIT
SYMBOL
D1,D2
T3
R3,4,5,6
C5,6,7,8
L1
T4
SOL1
FS
Q1,Q2
TS1
PCB1
PCB2
C10
R7,8
J3
ZD1
R9
C4
C22
SECTION 6
REPLACEMENT PARTS
1
10
8
9
6
7
11
2
3
OFF
5
4
Figure 6-6. PCM-750i (Series A) Power Source (Rear View)
ITEM
NO.
QTY
REQ.
1
2
3
4
5
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
6
7
8
9
10
11
PART
NO.
35903GY
33950GY
33952GY
58V75
951180
951181
950829
950923
950744
182W82
34381
34741
DESCRIPTION
HOUSING, REGULATOR
HOUSING, REAR
HOUSING, WIRE WRAP/UTILITY BOX
ADAPTOR, BULKHEAD
ON/OFF SWITCH, CIRC, BRKR., 50 A (230 V)
ON/OFF SWITCH, CIRC. BRKR., 50 A (460 V)
CIRCUIT BREAKER, 3 A
FILTER-REGULATOR
GAUGE, AIR, 0-160 PSIG
ELBOW, STREET, 90°, 1/4 NPT
ADAPTOR, REG., 1/4 NPT
HOSE ASSY., AIR, 11.5" LG
CIRCUIT
SYMBOL
CB1
CB1
CB2
35
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