FAB Interface Unit
GB
FAB
Instruction manual
0449 543 001 GB 101020
Valid for serial no. 023-xxx-xxxx
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1 SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3 TECHNICAL DATA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4 INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4.1 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.2 Adjusting PEK for use with FAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.2.1
Convert a free-standing PEK unit into a display unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.2.2
Saving stored data from the control unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.3 System diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5 OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5.1
Connections and control devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6 MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7 ORDERING SPARE PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DIAGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ORDERING NUMBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Rights reserved to alter specifications without notice.
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SAFETY
NOTE! The unit is tested by ESAB in a general set-up. The responsibility for safety
and function, of the specific set-up, lies with the integrator.
Users of ESAB equipment have the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that anyone who works on or
near the equipment observes all the relevant safety precautions. Safety precautions must meet the
requirements that apply to this type of equipment. The following recommendations should be ob­
served in addition to the standard regulations that apply to the workplace.
All work must be carried out by trained personnel well-acquainted with the operation of the equip­
ment. Incorrect operation of the equipment may lead to hazardous situations which can result in in­
jury to the operator and damage to the equipment.
1.
Anyone who uses the equipment must be familiar with:
S its operation
S location of emergency stops
S its function
S relevant safety precautions
S welding and cutting
2.
The operator must ensure that:
S no unauthorized person is stationed within the working area of the equipment when it is
started up.
S no-one is unprotected when the arc is struck
3.
The workplace must:
S be suitable for the purpose
S be free from drafts
4.
Personal safety equipment
S Always wear recommended personal safety equipment, such as safety glasses, flame-proof
clothing, safety gloves. Note! Do not use safety gloves when replacing wire.
S Do not wear loose-fitting items, such as scarves, bracelets, rings, etc., which could become
trapped or cause burns.
5.
General precautions
S Make sure the return cable is connected securely.
S Work on high voltage equipment may only be carried out by a qualified electrician.
S Appropriate fire extinquishing equipment must be clearly marked and close at hand.
S Lubrication and maintenance must not be carried out on the equipment during operation.
CAUTION!
This product is solely intended for arc welding.
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WARNING
Arc welding and cutting can be injurious to yourself and others. Take precausions when welding and
cutting. Ask for your employer's safety practices which should be based on manufacturers' hazard
data.
ELECTRIC SHOCK - Can kill
S
Install and earth the unit in accordance with applicable standards.
S
Do not touch live electrical parts or electrodes with bare skin, wet gloves or wet clothing.
S
Insulate yourself from earth and the workpiece.
S
Ensure your working stance is safe.
FUMES AND GASES - Can be dangerous to health
S
Keep your head out of the fumes.
S
Use ventilation, extraction at the arc, or both, to take fumes and gases away from your breathing zone
and the general area.
ARC RAYS - Can injure eyes and burn skin.
S
Protect your eyes and body. Use the correct welding screen and filter lens and wear protective
clothing.
S
Protect bystanders with suitable screens or curtains.
FIRE HAZARD
S
Sparks (spatter) can cause fire. Make sure therefore that there are no inflammable materials nearby.
NOISE - Excessive noise can damage hearing
S
Protect your ears. Use earmuffs or other hearing protection.
S
Warn bystanders of the risk.
MALFUNCTION - Call for expert assistance in the event of malfunction.
Read and understand the instruction manual before installing or operating.
PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS!
CAUTION!
Class A equipment is not intended for use in residential locations where
the electrical power is provided by the public low-voltage supply system.
There may be potential difficulties in ensuring electromagnetic
compatibility of class A equipment in those locations, due to conducted
as well as radiated disturbances.
CAUTION!
Read and understand the instruction manual before
installing or operating.
Dispose of electronic equipment at the recycling facility!
In observance of European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment and its implementation in accordance with national law, electrical and/or
electronic equipment that has reached the end of its life must be disposed of at a
recycling facility.
As the person responsible for the equipment, it is your responsibility to obtain
information on approved collection stations.
For further information contact the nearest ESAB dealer.
ESAB can provide you with all necessary welding protection and accessories.
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INTRODUCTION
FAB is an interface for PCs. The Weldpoint PC program is a PC-based
administration tool for handling a number of different tasks for welding systems,
linked to a local network.
FAB is used along with ESAB's CANbus-equipped welding power sources for
welding automation and the PEK control unit. For power source and wire feed unit
handling, see the relevant instruction manual.
2.1
Equipment
FAB is supplied with:
S
USB memory
S
the WeldPoint software
S
instruction manual
ESAB's accessories for the product can be found on page 14.
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TECHNICAL DATA
FAB
Supply voltage (from power source)
12 V DC
Weight
0.6 kg
Dimensions (l x w x h)
366 x 101 x 159 mm
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INSTALLATION
The installation must be executed by a professional.
4.1
Installation
Installation and connection to the LAF/TAF power sources
S
Make sure that the power source is dead.
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Remove the front plate from the welding power source (1).
S
Remove the cover from the screening box for the power source's control board
(2).
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Fit the FAB to the welding power source's control board as shown in the
diagram.
S
Screw the FAB securely to the same screw holes.
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Connect the CAN cable (3) to CN5 on the power source's control board.
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Remove the bridge for terminal resistance on the power source's control board,
AP1.
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4.2
Adjusting PEK for use with FAB
The PEK control panel must be configured as a display unit.
It will be clear on startup if the unit is a display unit or not.
4.2.1
Convert a free-standing PEK unit into a display unit
1. Connect the accompanying USB memory to a computer. Make sure that the
computer is set to show file extensions.
2. Rename the files below (found on the USB memory).
From
To
update.txt_
update.txt
reset.txt_
reset.txt
3. Connect the accompanying USB memory to the USB
port.
4. Turn on the power source switch.
A beep indicates that the process has started. When you
hear two beeps, the process is complete.
5. Turn off the power source switch.
6. Remove the connected USB memory.
4.2.2
Saving stored data from the control unit
1. Connect the PEK control unit to a power source.
2. Turn on the power source switch.
3. Export the weld data sets from PEK's internal memory to a USB memory (see
Export/Import in the instruction manual for PEK.)
4. Turn off the power source switch.
5. Remove the USB memory.
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4.3
System diagram
Below is a schematic diagram of the link between the units.
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OPERATION
General safety regulations for the handling of the equipment can be found on
page 4. Read through before you start using the equipment!
5.1
Connections and control devices
Internal CAN
Connections for communication with power source
LAN
Connection to network, Ethernet
USB
Connection for USB memory (accessories for storage, see page 14)
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MAINTENANCE
See the manuals for the power source and control unit.
Regular maintenance is important for safe, reliable operation.
Only those persons who have appropriate electrical knowledge (authorized
personnel) may remove the safety plates.
CAUTION!
All guarantee undertakings from the supplier cease to apply if the customer himself
attempts any work in the product during the guarantee period in order to rectify any faults.
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ORDERING SPARE PARTS
FAB is designed and tested in accordance with the international and European stan­
dards 60974-1 and 60974-10. It is the obligation of the service unit which has carried
out the service or repair work to make sure that the product still conforms to the said
standard.
Spare parts may be ordered through your nearest ESAB dealer, see the last page of
this publication.
Repair and electrical work should be performed by an authorized ESAB serviceman.
Use only ESAB original spare and wear parts.
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Diagram
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Edition 101020
FAB
Ordering number
Ordering no.
0449 535 880 FAB
Denomination
Type
Interface
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Notes
Edition 101020
FAB
Accessories
USB Memory 2 Gb
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0462 062 001
Edition 101020
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ESAB subsidiaries and representative offices
Europe
AUSTRIA
ESAB Ges.m.b.H
Vienna-Liesing
Tel: +43 1 888 25 11
Fax: +43 1 888 25 11 85
BELGIUM
S.A. ESAB N.V.
Brussels
Tel: +32 2 745 11 00
Fax: +32 2 745 11 28
THE CZECH REPUBLIC
ESAB VAMBERK s.r.o.
Vamberk
Tel: +420 2 819 40 885
Fax: +420 2 819 40 120
DENMARK
Aktieselskabet ESAB
Herlev
Tel: +45 36 30 01 11
Fax: +45 36 30 40 03
FINLAND
ESAB Oy
Helsinki
Tel: +358 9 547 761
Fax: +358 9 547 77 71
FRANCE
ESAB France S.A.
Cergy Pontoise
Tel: +33 1 30 75 55 00
Fax: +33 1 30 75 55 24
GERMANY
ESAB GmbH
Solingen
Tel: +49 212 298 0
Fax: +49 212 298 218
GREAT BRITAIN
ESAB Group (UK) Ltd
Waltham Cross
Tel: +44 1992 76 85 15
Fax: +44 1992 71 58 03
ESAB Automation Ltd
Andover
Tel: +44 1264 33 22 33
Fax: +44 1264 33 20 74
HUNGARY
ESAB Kft
Budapest
Tel: +36 1 20 44 182
Fax: +36 1 20 44 186
ITALY
ESAB Saldatura S.p.A.
Mesero (Mi)
Tel: +39 02 97 96 81
Fax: +39 02 97 28 91 81
THE NETHERLANDS
ESAB Nederland B.V.
Amersfoort
Tel: +31 33 422 35 55
Fax: +31 33 422 35 44
NORWAY
AS ESAB
Larvik
Tel: +47 33 12 10 00
Fax: +47 33 11 52 03
POLAND
ESAB Sp.zo.o.
Katowice
Tel: +48 32 351 11 00
Fax: +48 32 351 11 20
PORTUGAL
ESAB Lda
Lisbon
Tel: +351 8 310 960
Fax: +351 1 859 1277
SLOVAKIA
ESAB Slovakia s.r.o.
Bratislava
Tel: +421 7 44 88 24 26
Fax: +421 7 44 88 87 41
SPAIN
ESAB Ibérica S.A.
Alcalá de Henares (MADRID)
Tel: +34 91 878 3600
Fax: +34 91 802 3461
SWEDEN
ESAB Sverige AB
Gothenburg
Tel: +46 31 50 95 00
Fax: +46 31 50 92 22
ESAB international AB
Gothenburg
Tel: +46 31 50 90 00
Fax: +46 31 50 93 60
SWITZERLAND
ESAB AG
Dietikon
Tel: +41 1 741 25 25
Fax: +41 1 740 30 55
North and South America
ARGENTINA
CONARCO
Buenos Aires
Tel: +54 11 4 753 4039
Fax: +54 11 4 753 6313
Asia/Pacific
Representative offices
CHINA
Shanghai ESAB A/P
Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 2326 3000
Fax: +86 21 6566 6622
BULGARIA
ESAB Representative Office
Sofia
Tel/Fax: +359 2 974 42 88
INDIA
ESAB India Ltd
Calcutta
Tel: +91 33 478 45 17
Fax: +91 33 468 18 80
INDONESIA
P.T. ESABindo Pratama
Jakarta
Tel: +62 21 460 0188
Fax: +62 21 461 2929
JAPAN
ESAB Japan
Tokyo
Tel: +81 45 670 7073
Fax: +81 45 670 7001
MALAYSIA
ESAB (Malaysia) Snd Bhd
USJ
Tel: +603 8023 7835
Fax: +603 8023 0225
SINGAPORE
ESAB Asia/Pacific Pte Ltd
Singapore
Tel: +65 6861 43 22
Fax: +65 6861 31 95
EGYPT
ESAB Egypt
Dokki-Cairo
Tel: +20 2 390 96 69
Fax: +20 2 393 32 13
ROMANIA
ESAB Representative Office
Bucharest
Tel/Fax: +40 1 322 36 74
RUSSIA
LLC ESAB
Moscow
Tel: +7 095 543 9281
Fax: +7 095 543 9280
LLC ESAB
St Petersburg
Tel: +7 812 336 7080
Fax: +7 812 336 7060
Distributors
For addresses and phone
numbers to our distributors in
other countries, please visit our
home page
www.esab.com
SOUTH KOREA
ESAB SeAH Corporation
Kyungnam
Tel: +82 55 269 8170
Fax: +82 55 289 8864
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
ESAB Middle East FZE
Dubai
Tel: +971 4 887 21 11
Fax: +971 4 887 22 63
BRAZIL
ESAB S.A.
Contagem-MG
Tel: +55 31 2191 4333
Fax: +55 31 2191 4440
CANADA
ESAB Group Canada Inc.
Missisauga, Ontario
Tel: +1 905 670 02 20
Fax: +1 905 670 48 79
MEXICO
ESAB Mexico S.A.
Monterrey
Tel: +52 8 350 5959
Fax: +52 8 350 7554
USA
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
Florence, SC
Tel: +1 843 669 44 11
Fax: +1 843 664 57 48
ESAB AB
SE-695 81 LAXÅ
SWEDEN
Phone +46 584 81 000
www.esab.com
081016
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