ESAB PowerCut-550 Instruction manual

F-15-654
May, 2001
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
PowerCut-550
PLASMA ARC CUTTING PACKAGES
This manual provides complete instructions for the following PowerCut-550 cutting packages starting with Serial No. PPOR113001:
ESAB P/N 0558002612 - 208 and 230 V, 1-Phase, 50/60 Hz
These INSTRUCTIONS are for experienced operators. If you are not fully familiar with the principles of
operation and safe practices for arc 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. Malfunctioning or poorly maintained
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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7
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7
8, 9
SECTION 2
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
INSTALLATION ...........................................................................
General ........................................................................................
Equipment Required ....................................................................
Location .......................................................................................
Inspection .....................................................................................
Primary Electrical Input Connections ............................................
Secondary (Output) Connections .................................................
Connecting PowerCut-550 for 200(208) Vac Input .......................
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10
10
10
10
10
11
12, 13
SECTION 3
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
OPERATION ................................................................................
Operation .....................................................................................
PowerCut-550 Controls ................................................................
Assembling PT-31XL Consumable Parts .....................................
Cutting with the PT-31XL .............................................................
Operating Techniques ..................................................................
Common Cutting Problems ..........................................................
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14
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SECTION 4
4.1
4.2
4.3
MAINTENANCE ..........................................................................
General ........................................................................................
Inspection and Cleaning ...............................................................
Flow Switch ..................................................................................
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SECTION 5
5.1
5.2
5.3
TROUBLESHOOTING ................................................................
Troubleshooting ...........................................................................
Troubleshooting Guide .................................................................
Sequence of Operation ................................................................
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SECTION 6
6.1
6.2
REPLACEMENT PARTS ............................................................ 25
General ........................................................................................ 25
Ordering ....................................................................................... 25
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
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.
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.
PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS - Some welding, cutting, and gouging
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.
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:
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 rubbersoled 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.
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 longsleeve 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.
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
non-flammable 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.
F-15-660
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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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:
EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE -- Faulty or
improperly maintained equipment can
cause injury or death. 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 P1, "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 through
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
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:
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
assu-rer 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.
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.
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équipement entretenu de façon défectueuse ou
inadéquate risque 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
qua-lifié 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.
des câbles de grue ou divers chemins
électriques.
g. Empêchez l’apparition de toute humidité,
notamment sur vos vêtements, à la surface de
l’emplacement de travail, des câbles, du porteélectrode et du poste de soudage/coupage.
Réparez immédiatement toute fuite d’eau.
4. 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:
a. 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.
b. 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.
c. 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.
Arrêtez-vous de travailler afin de prendre les
mesures nécessaires à l’amélioration de
la ventilation. Ne poursuivez pas l’opération
entreprise si le malaise persiste.
d. 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.
e. 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’élimi-ner du voisinage de l’opérateur tout
dégagement de fumée visible.
f. Consultez les recommandations particulières en
matière de ventilation indiquées à l’alinéa 6 de la
norme Z49.1 de l’AWS.
5. ENTRETIEN DE L’ÉQUIPEMENT-- Un
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SECTION 1
DESCRIPTION
1.1 GENERAL
The PowerCut-550 is a compact, completely selfcontained plasma cutting system. As shipped, the
system is fully assembled and ready to cut after
being connected to input power and a source of
prefiltered compressed air (90-150 psi). The
PowerCut-550 package uses the PT-31XL torch
to deliver cutting power for materials up to 1/2
inch thick or for severing up to 5/8-in. thick. Refer
to the following paragraphs for descriptions of the
PowerCut-550 packages available as well as
performance specifications.
Do not use any torch with this power source
other than the ESAB brand PT-31XL torch.
Serious injury may occur if used with any
other torch.
1.2 SCOPE
The purpose of this manual is to provide the
operator with all the information required to install
and operate the PowerCut-550 plasma arc cutting
package. Technical reference material is also
provided to assist in troubleshooting the cutting
package.
1.3 PACKAGE AVAILABLE
PowerCut-550 .............................................................................................................. P/N 0558002612
includes:
Console with Regulator and Work Cable
Torch
Spare Parts Kit
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SECTION 1
DESCRIPTION
Table 1-2. PT-31XL Spare Parts Kit Contents
Description
Spare Parts Kit P/N 21980 includes:
35/40 A Nozzle
Electrode
Swirl Baffle
Heat Shield
Part Number
Quantity
21008
20862
3
2
20463
20282
1
1
NOTE: PT-31XL Torch Assembly P/N 21985 is supplied with the nozzle, electrode, swirl baffle, and heat shield assembled.
1.4 SPECIFICATIONS
Refer to Tables 1-3, 1-4, and Figures 1-1 and 1-2 for PowerCut-550 technical specifications.
Table 1-3. PowerCut-550 Specifications
Rated
Output
40% Duty Cycle*
35 A @ 120 V dc
60% Duty Cycle*
30 A @ 120 V dc
100% Duty Cycle*
22 A @ 120 V dc
Output Current Range
15 to 35 Amperes
Open Circuit Voltage
230 V dc Nominal
Rated Primary Input
@
35 A @ 120 VDC Output
208/230 VAC,
50/60 Hz, 1-Phase
Power Factor @ 35 Amperes Output
29/27 A
81% (1-Phase)
Current Capacity
PT-31XL
50 A DCSP
Air Requirements
PT-31XL
250 cfh @ 80 psi
Length
Height
Width
14.25-in. ( 362 mm)
12.7-in. (322 mm)
6.2-in. (156 mm)
Dimensions of PowerCut-550
Weight (less torch)
35 lbs (16 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
PT-31XL Torch
Current Capacity ..................................... 50A DCSP
Shipping Wgt. .......................................... 2 lbs (1 kg)
Length of Service Lines ........................ 25-ft. (7.6 m)
2 1/4"
(57mm)
Table 1-4. PT-31XL Torch Specifications
75° Torch
5 1/4"
(133mm)
Figure 1-1. PT-31XL Dimensions
Figure 1-2. PT-31XL Cutting Performance
9
SECTION 2
INSTALLATION
2.1 GENERAL
2.5 PRIMARY ELECTRICAL INPUT
CONNECTIONS (FIGURE 2-1)
Proper installation can contribute materially to the
satisfactory and trouble-free operation of the
PowerCut-550 cutting package. It is suggested that
each step in this section be studied carefully and
followed as closely as possible.
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.
2.2 EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
A source of clean, prefiltered dry air that supplies
250 cfh at 80 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).
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.
2.3 LOCATION
Adequate ventilation is necessary to provide proper
cooling of the PowerCut-550 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 PowerCut550 power source and wall or any other obstruction
to allow freedom of air movement through the power
source.
The PowerCut-550 power source operating on 230
V, 1-phase input power is equipped with a 8-ft, 3conductor cable with plug. An optional mating receptacle (P/N 674540) is available. A line (wall) disconnect switch with a 40-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. 10 AWG insulated conductors.
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 apparent
upon receipt of the PowerCut-550. 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.
The chassis must be connected to an approved
electrical ground. Failure to do so may result in
electrical shock, severe burns or death.
A line (wall) disconnect switch, with proper sized
fuse or circuit breaker (see Table 2.1), should be
provided at the main power panel.
10
SECTION 2
INSTALLATION
2.6 SECONDARY (OUTPUT)
CONNECTIONS (REFER TO
FIG. 2-1)
1. The torch connections are located at the
flowswitch on upper left side of machine.
2. Thread the power cable and switch lead of the
PT-31XL through the right side (above pressure
gauge) bushing of the front panel. Connect
power cable to the torch fitting (left-hand threads)
and connect torch switch leads to pins 1 and 2
of M2 located in the upper right hand corner of
machine (viewing from rear of machine) of the
control P.C. Board. Make sure the power cable
connection is wrench-tight.
3. Replace the machine cover panel.
4. Connect your air supply to the inlet connection of
the filter-regulator.
5. Clamp the work cable to the workpiece. Be sure
the workpiece is connected to an approved
earth ground with a properly sized ground cable.
Torch comes factory installed. These
instructions are for torch replacement.
Before making any connections to the power
source output terminals, make sure that all primary input power to the power source is
deenergized (off) at the main disconnect switch
and that the input power cable is unplugged. For
operator safety, the torch connections are
loaded.
Table 2.1. Recommended Sizes for Input Conductors and Line Fuses
Rated Input
Volts
208
230
*
Amp
Phases
29
27
1
1
Input & GND
Conductor
CU/AWG*
No. 10
No. 10
Fuse Size
Amps
40
40
Sized per National Code for 80°C rated copper conductors @ 30°C ambient. Not more than three
conductors in raceway or cable. Local codes should be followed if they specify sizes other than those
listed above.
11
SECTION 2
INSTALLATION
PT-31XL
WORK CABLE
WORK
SAFETY
GROUND
×
Allow at least 10 ft (3 m)
Ø
between work and power source
Prefiltered AIR SUPPLY (Customer Supplied)
(90 to 150 psig max)
CUSTOMER FUSED
LINE DISCONNECT
SWITCH
*
See Table 2.1
RECEPTACLE (P/N 674540)
(Optional for 208/230 V, 1-phase power
sources)
PLUG
Table 2.1 and WARNING
* (See
in regards to chassis ground
in Section 2.5.)
Figure 2-1. PowerCut-550 Interconnection Diagram
12
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
13
SECTION 3
OPERATION
3.2 PowerCut-550 CONTROLS
(FIGURE 3-1)
3.1 OPERATION
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.
A.
Power Switch (located on front panel). When
placed in ON position, the white pilot light will
glow indicating control circuit is energized and
the cooling fan will run.
B.
Output Current Control. Adjustable from 15
to 35 amperes to suit cutting conditions.
C.
Air Check Push Button Switch. When energized, air filter-regulator can be adjusted to
desired pressure (55-65 psig) before cutting
operations. Allow air to flow for a few minutes.
This should remove any condensation that
may have accumulated during shutdown period. After setting the pressure, release the
button to its normal position.
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.
Position the PowerCut-550 at least 10 feet (3
meters) from the cutting area. Sparks and hot
slag from the cutting operation can damage
the unit.
AIR REGULATOR
CONTROL KNOB
REAR
VIEW
FAULT LIGHT
AMBER
POWER ON-OFF
(I-O) SWITCH &
CIRCUIT BREAKER
AIR LIGHT
GREEN
AIR CHECK
BUTTON
AIR PRESSURE
GAUGE
CURRENT
CONTROL
KNOB
Figure 3-1. PowerCut 550 Controls
14
SECTION 3
E.
OPERATION
"Over Temperature" LED Yellow light - will
turn on if the machine becomes overheated.
Will turn off automatically after the machine
cools down if the on/off switch is still on.
The PT-31XL 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.
ALWAYS REPLACE TORCH WITH THE PROPER
TORCH MANUFACTURED BY ESAB SINCE IT
ALONE CONTAINS ESAB’S PATENTED SAFETY
INTERLOCK.
"Low Air Flow" LED Green light - will turn
on during operation when the air flow is correct. Will switch off below 15psi (1 bar).
On/Off Switch (White light) - will light when
switched on, even if the machine stopped for
any reason. Will turn off when switch is in OFF
position or the light bulb is defective.
For additional torch information, see booklet (F-14246) packed with the PT-31XL torch.
Air Pressure Gauge (Front Panel) - Shows
air pressure in bars and psi.
3.4 CUTTING WITH THE PT-31XL
3.3 ASSEMBLING PT-31XL
COMSUMABLE PARTS
Wear the usual protective gloves, clothing, and
helmet. Helmet with filter lens shade No. 6 or 7
should provide adequate protection for your
eyes.
Make sure power switch on power source is in
OFF position and primary input power is
deenergized.
Never touch any parts forward of the torch handle
(tip, heat shield, electrode, etc.) unless the power
switch is in the OFF position.
To assemble “XT” consumables, remove the seat
supplied with the torch. Insert the plunger into the
head. (The plunger is reversible.) Then reassemble
the seat firmly with a wrench. Install the electrode,
baffle, nozzle, and heat shield as shown in Fig. 3-2.
Tighten heat shield snugly but do not overtighten.
CAUTION: Do not depress the torch switch unless
the torch nozzle is touching or within
0.020-in. (less than 1/32-in.) of the
workpiece.
BE SURE to install the swirl baffle in the torch.
Failure to do so would allow the nozzle (tip) to
contact the electrode. This contact would permit
high voltage to be applied to the nozzle. Your
contact with the nozzle or workpiece could then
result in serious injury or death by electric
shock.
20324
Plunger
NOTE: Nozzles
Marked By
Amperage
19679
Seat
20862
20463
Electrode
Baffle
21008
Nozzle
35/40A
20282
Heat Shield
Fig. 3-2 - Assembly of “XT” Consumable Parts
TOO FAST
TOO SLOW
CORRECT
Fig. 3-3 - Effect of Cutting Speed
15
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-31XL
CAUTION: Locate the console at least 10-ft. from
the cutting work area. Chips and hot
slag from the cutting operation can
damage the console.
Cutting Speed Range — PowerCut-550
(Using Air with XT Consumables @ 75 psi)
Thickness
(In.)
Output
Current
(Amps)
Cutting
Speed
(ipm)
Carbon
Steel
(AISI 1020)
1/16
1/8
1/8
1/4
3/8
1/2
30
30
35
35
35
35
180
75
85
30
15
12
Stainless
Steel
(AISI 304)
1/16
1/8
1/8
1/4
3/8
1/2
30
30
35
35
35
35
200
85
85
30
14
10
Aluminum
(6061)
1/16
1/8
1/8
1/4
3/8
1/2
30
30
35
35
35
35
200
85
85
30
15
12
Material
After placing the primary (wall) switch to the ON
position and making control and air pressure adjustments as described above, proceed as follows:
1. Touch the tip of the torch to the workpiece (or
within 0.020-in. of the workpiece) holding the
torch at about 15- 30° angle to avoid damaging
the tip.
2. Depress the torch switch. (Air and high frequency
should energize.)
3. Two seconds after depressing torch switch, the
plasma arc will start cutting.
4. After starting the cut, the tip can be dragged along
the workpiece if cutting up to 1/4'’ thick material.
When cutting material greater than 1/4'’, maintain
a 1/8'’ tip-to-work (standoff) distance.
5. When ending a cut, the torch switch should be
released and lifted off the workpiece just before
the end of the cut to minimize double-arcing which
can damage the tip. This is to prevent high frequency from reigniting after cutting arc extinguishes.
6. In the postflow mode, the arc can be restarted
immediately by depressing the torch switch. The
two second preflow will automatically cancel.
NOTE:
16
The speeds given here are typical for best quality cuts. Your
actual speeds may vary depending on material composition,
surface condition, operator technique, etc. If cutting speed is too
fast, you may lose the cut. With slower speeds excessive dross
may accumulate. If speed is too slow, the arc may extinguish. Air
cutting typically produces a rough face on stainless steel and
aluminum.
SECTION 3
OPERATION
3.5 OPERATING TECHNIQUES
C.
1. Piercing - Materials (up to 1/4-in. thick) may be
pierced with the torch touching the work. When
piercing thicker materials (up to 3/16-in. aluminum or 1/4-in. stainless or carbon steel) immediately raise the torch to 1/16-in. standoff after
initiating the cutting arc. This will reduce the
chance of spatter from entering the torch and
prevent the possibility of welding the tip to the
plate. The torch should be angled at about 30°
when starting to pierce, and then straightened
after accomplishing the pierce.
2. Grate Cutting - For rapid restarts, such as grate
or heavy mesh cutting, do not release the torch
switch. This avoids the 2 second preflow portion
of the cutting cycle.
1.
2.
3.
D.
E.
B.
Low air pressure.
Damaged cutting nozzle.
Loose cutting nozzle.
Heavy spatter.
Uneven Arc.
Damaged cutting nozzle or worn electrode.
F.
Listed below are common cutting problems
followed by the probable cause of each. If
problems are determined to be caused by the
PowerCut-550, refer to the maintenance section
of this manual. If the problem is not corrected
after referring to the maintenance section, contact
your ESAB representative.
Unstable Cutting Conditions.
1.
2.
3.
G.
Incorrect cutting speed.
Loose cable or hose connections.
Electrode and/or cutting nozzle in poor
condition.
Main Arc Does Not Strike.
Loose connections.
Insufficient Penetration.
1.
2.
3.
Cutting speed too fast or too slow.
Improper air pressure.
Faulty nozzle or electrode.
Double Arcing. (Damaged Nozzle Orifice.)
1.
2.
3.
4.
3.6 COMMON CUTTING PROBLEMS
A.
Dross Formation. (In some materials and
thicknesses, it may be impossible to get drossfree cuts.)
H.
Cutting speed too fast.
Damaged cutting nozzle.
Improper air pressure.
Poor Consumable Life.
1.
2.
Main Arc Extinguishes.
Cutting speed too slow.
17
Improper gas pressure.
Contaminated air supply.
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.
Be sure that the wall disconnect switch or wall
circuit breaker is open before attempting any
inspection or work inside of the PowerCut550.
4.2 INSPECTION AND CLEANING
Frequent inspection and cleaning of the PowerCut550 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.
Check heat shield on torch.
replaced if damaged.
D.
Check the torch electrode and cutting nozzle
for wear on a daily basis. Remove spatter or
replace if necessary.
With all input power disconnected, and wearing proper eye and face protection, blow out
the inside of the PowerCut-550 using lowpressure dry compressed air.
4.3 FLOW SWITCH (FIGURE 4-1)
When excessive contamination is found in the air,
the flow switch (FS) should be removed, disassembled and cleaned as follows:
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.
NOTE
Ensure cleaning agent does not contain solvents which can degrade polysulfone. Warm
water and detergent is recommended for cleaning. Allow all parts to dry thoroughly before
reassembly.
Reassemble the flow switch in reverse order.
It should be
E.
Make sure cable and hoses are not damaged
or kinked.
F.
Make sure all fittings and ground connections
are tight.
PISTON PLUG
SPRING
PISTON
FLOW SWITCH
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 PowerCut-550.
18 Figure 4-1. Disassembly / Assembly of Flow Switch
SECTION 5
TROUBLESHOOTING
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 55 -65 psi (4 - 5 bar)
• Check torch power cable for continuity
Depress torch switch. After 2 seconds, is high frequency present?
Yes
No
Is the "Air" LED light on
Yes
No
Repair/replace
power source
Repair/replace
control PCB
Repair/replace
high frequency
unit
19
SECTION 5
B.
TROUBLESHOOTING
No Air
Is air hose connected?
Yes
No
Connect
Is air adjusted to 55 - 65psi (4 - 5 bar)?
Yes
No
Adjust
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 /replace power source
20
SECTION 5
C.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Air does not shut off
Does arc start when nozzle contacts work without depressing torch switch?l;
Yes
No
Check for short in torch switch
Does air flow even when PowerCut 550 power switch is OFF?
Yes
Replace
solenoid valve
No
Repair/replace control
PCB
21
SECTION 5
D.
TROUBLESHOOTING
On/Off switch light not energized.
Is switch ON?
Yes
No
Turn on switch
No
Insert plug
Is plug in receptacle?
Yes
Is cooling fan turning?
Yes
No
Replace
On/Off switch
Check voltage at receptacle and input power line
Yes
No
Check main fuses
Replace On/Off
switch
22
SECTION 5
E.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Temperature LED light ON.
Is the unit overheated?
(LED turns off
when unit cools down.)
Yes
No
Is cooling air flowing?
Duty cycle exceeded:
40% @ 35 A
or 100% @ 22 A output
Yes
Repair power source
F.
No current output
Is input voltage within -10% of units input rating?
Yes
No
See (D.) sequence above
Unsolved
Repair/replace Inverter
23
No
Repair fan
SECTION 5
TROUBLESHOOTING
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 depressed during postflow period, the postflow and preflow times are
canceled, and the HF is energized immediately. The postflow time starts from the moment the
torch switch is released.
2.
When the amber fault pilot light comes on, cutting operation should be stopped.
24
SECTION 6
REPLACEMENT PARTS
6.1 GENERAL
6.2 ORDERING
Replacement Parts are illustrated on the following
figures. When ordering replacement parts, order by
part number and part name, as illustrated on the
figure.
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
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.
Be sure to indicate any special shipping instructions
when ordering replacement parts.
Refer to the Communications Guide on back cover
of this manual for a list of customer service phone
numbers.
25
3
11
7
15
17
2
12
5
4
14
6
9
13
10
8
REPLACEMENT PARTS
16
SECTION 6
26
SECTION 6
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Spare Parts List
PowerCut-550
Item No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Part No.
Description
Cct. Ref.
0558002704
0558002735
0558002754
0558002755
0558002756
0558002757
0558002738
0558002739
951202
34574
0558002746
0558002747
0558002764
20080
0558002766
0558002767
0558002768
Lid with Handle/Strap (Not Shown)
Knob
Inverter/Main PCB
Control PCB
HF PCB
HF Generator
Fan
Fan Grid
Flow Switch
Main Power Cable w/Plug 10Ft.
EMI Filter
ON/OFF Switch
Solenoid Valve Assembly
Plasma Torch
Earth Cable w/Clamp
Air Regulator/Filter
Pressure Gauge
27
VR1 & 2
S1
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, SC Welding Equipment
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