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Miller HDC 1500A CE User manual
OM-216 386J
2006−08
Processes
Submerged (SAW) Welding
Description
Submerged Arc Controller For
Automatic Welding
HDC 1500A
50, 60 Hz
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File: SUBMERGED (SAW)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1 − SAFETY PRECAUTIONS - READ BEFORE USING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-1. Symbol Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-2. Arc Welding Hazards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-3. Additional Symbols For Installation, Operation, And Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-4. California Proposition 65 Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-5. Principal Safety Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-6. EMF Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SECTION 2 − CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ − LIRE AVANT UTILISATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-1. Symboles utilisés . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-2. Dangers relatifs au soudage à l’arc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-3. Dangers supplémentaires en relation avec l’installation, le fonctionnement et la maintenance . . . . . .
2-4. Proposition californienne 65 Avertissements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-5. Principales normes de sécurité . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-6. Information EMF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SECTION 3 − DEFINITIONS (CE Models Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-1. Warning Label Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-2. Manufacturer’s Rating Label For CE Products Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-3. Symbols And Definitions* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SECTION 4 − SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-1. Weld Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-2. Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SECTION 5 − INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-1. Typical Equipment Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-2. Mounting Hole Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-3. Rating Label For Non-CE Products Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-4. Typical Connection Diagram With Miller Power Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-5. Left Side Panel Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-6. Terminal Block TB1 And TB2 Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-7. Terminal Block TB1 Connection Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-8. Terminal Block TB2 Connection Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-9. Typical Connection Of A Flux Hopper With Automatic 115 VAC To An HDC 1500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-10. Remote 10 Receptacle RC2 Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-11. Remote 14 Receptacle RC1 Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-12. Remote Voltage Sense Leads Placement Guidelines For A Single Arc (Required) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-13. Remote Voltage Sense Leads Placement Guidelines For Multiple Arcs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-14. Recommended Power Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SECTION 6 − OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-1. Front Panel Controls For Non CE Models (Use With Section 6-2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-2. Description Of Controls (Use With Section 6-1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-3. Front Panel Controls For CE Models (Use With Section 6-4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-4. Description Of Controls (Use With Section 6-3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-5. Amperage Control Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-6. Voltage Control Sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-7. Inside Panel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-8. Calibrating The HDC 1500A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SECTION 7 − MAINTENANCE & TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-1. Routine Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7-2. Supplementary Protector CB1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SECTION 8 − ELECTRICAL DIAGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SECTION 9 − PARTS LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES
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Declaration of Conformity for
European Community (CE) Products
NOTE
This information is provided for units with CE certification (see rating label on unit).
Manufacturer:
European Contact:
Miller Electric Mg. Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
Appleton, WI 54914 USA
Phone: (920) 734-9821
Mr. Danilo Fedolfi,
Managing Director
ITW Welding Products Italy S.r.l.
Via Privata Iseo 6/E
20098 San Giuliano
Milanese, Italy
Phone: 39(02)98290-1
Fax: 39(02)98290203
European Contact Signature:
Declares that this product:
HDC-1500A
conforms to the following Directives and Standards:
Directives
Low Voltage Directive: 73/23/EEC
Electromagnetic compatibility Directives: 89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC
Machinery Directives: 98/37EEC, 91/368/EEC, 92/31/EEC, 133/04, 93/68/EEC
Standards
Arc Welding Equipment − Part 5: Wire Feeders. IEC 60974-5 Ed. 1
Arc Welding Equipment − Part 10: Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Requirements.
IEC 60974-10 August 2002
Arc Welding Equipment − Part 1: Welding Power Sources. IEC 60974-1 Ed. 2.1
Degrees of Protection Provided By Enclosures (IP Code): IEC 60529 Ed. 2.1
Insulation Coordination For Equipment Within Low-Voltage Systems:
Part 1: Principles, Requirements And Tests. IEC 60664-1 Ed. 1.1
The product technical file is maintained by the responsible Business Unit(s) located at the manufacturing facility.
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SECTION 1 − SAFETY PRECAUTIONS - READ BEFORE USING
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Y Warning: Protect yourself and others from injury — read and follow these precautions.
1-1. Symbol Usage
Means Warning! Watch Out! There are possible hazards
with this procedure! The possible hazards are shown in
the adjoining symbols.
Y Marks a special safety message.
. Means “Note”; not safety related.
This group of symbols means Warning! Watch Out! possible
ELECTRIC SHOCK, MOVING PARTS, and HOT PARTS hazards.
Consult symbols and related instructions below for necessary actions
to avoid the hazards.
1-2. Arc Welding Hazards
Y The symbols shown below are used throughout this manual to
call attention to and identify possible hazards. When you see
the symbol, watch out, and follow the related instructions to
avoid the hazard. The safety information given below is only
a summary of the more complete safety information found in
the Safety Standards listed in Section 1-5. Read and follow all
Safety Standards.
Y Only qualified persons should install, operate, maintain, and
repair this unit.
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Y During operation, keep everybody, especially children, away.
ELECTRIC SHOCK can kill.
Touching live electrical parts can cause fatal shocks
or severe burns. The electrode and work circuit is
electrically live whenever the output is on. The input
power circuit and machine internal circuits are also
live when power is on. In semiautomatic or automatic wire welding, the
wire, wire reel, drive roll housing, and all metal parts touching the
welding wire are electrically live. Incorrectly installed or improperly
grounded equipment is a hazard.
D Do not touch live electrical parts.
D Wear dry, hole-free insulating gloves and body protection.
D Insulate yourself from work and ground using dry insulating mats
or covers big enough to prevent any physical contact with the work
or ground.
D Do not use AC output in damp areas, if movement is confined, or if
there is a danger of falling.
D Use AC output ONLY if required for the welding process.
D If AC output is required, use remote output control if present on
unit.
D Additional safety precautions are required when any of the following electrically hazardous conditions are present: in damp
locations or while wearing wet clothing; on metal structures such
as floors, gratings, or scaffolds; when in cramped positions such
as sitting, kneeling, or lying; or when there is a high risk of unavoidable or accidental contact with the workpiece or ground. For these
conditions, use the following equipment in order presented: 1) a
semiautomatic DC constant voltage (wire) welder, 2) a DC manual
(stick) welder, or 3) an AC welder with reduced open-circuit voltage. In most situations, use of a DC, constant voltage wire welder
is recommended. And, do not work alone!
D Disconnect input power or stop engine before installing or
servicing this equipment. Lockout/tagout input power according to
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 (see Safety Standards).
D Properly install and ground this equipment according to its
Owner’s Manual and national, state, and local codes.
D Always verify the supply ground − check and be sure that input
power cord ground wire is properly connected to ground terminal in
disconnect box or that cord plug is connected to a properly
grounded receptacle outlet.
D When making input connections, attach proper grounding conductor first − double-check connections.
D Frequently inspect input power cord for damage or bare wiring −
replace cord immediately if damaged − bare wiring can kill.
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Turn off all equipment when not in use.
Do not use worn, damaged, undersized, or poorly spliced cables.
Do not drape cables over your body.
If earth grounding of the workpiece is required, ground it directly
with a separate cable.
Do not touch electrode if you are in contact with the work, ground,
or another electrode from a different machine.
Do not touch electrode holders connected to two welding machines at the same time since double open-circuit voltage will be
present.
Use only well-maintained equipment. Repair or replace damaged
parts at once. Maintain unit according to manual.
Wear a safety harness if working above floor level.
Keep all panels and covers securely in place.
Clamp work cable with good metal-to-metal contact to workpiece
or worktable as near the weld as practical.
Insulate work clamp when not connected to workpiece to prevent
contact with any metal object.
Do not connect more than one electrode or work cable to any
single weld output terminal.
SIGNIFICANT DC VOLTAGE exists in inverter-type
welding power sources after removal of input
power.
D Turn Off inverter, disconnect input power, and discharge input
capacitors according to instructions in Maintenance Section
before touching any parts.
FUMES AND GASES can be hazardous.
Welding produces fumes and gases. Breathing
these fumes and gases can be hazardous to your
health.
D Keep your head out of the fumes. Do not breathe the fumes.
D If inside, ventilate the area and/or use local forced ventilation at the
arc to remove welding fumes and gases.
D If ventilation is poor, wear an approved air-supplied respirator.
D Read and understand the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
and the manufacturer’s instructions for metals, consumables,
coatings, cleaners, and degreasers.
D Work in a confined space only if it is well ventilated, or while
wearing an air-supplied respirator. Always have a trained watchperson nearby. Welding fumes and gases can displace air and
lower the oxygen level causing injury or death. Be sure the breathing air is safe.
D Do not weld in locations near degreasing, cleaning, or spraying operations. The heat and rays of the arc can react with vapors to form
highly toxic and irritating gases.
D Do not weld on coated metals, such as galvanized, lead, or
cadmium plated steel, unless the coating is removed from the weld
area, the area is well ventilated, and while wearing an air-supplied
respirator. The coatings and any metals containing these elements
can give off toxic fumes if welded.
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ARC RAYS can burn eyes and skin.
Arc rays from the welding process produce intense
visible and invisible (ultraviolet and infrared) rays
that can burn eyes and skin. Sparks fly off from the
weld.
D Wear an approved welding helmet fitted with a proper shade of filter lenses to protect your face and eyes when welding or watching
(see ANSI Z49.1 and Z87.1 listed in Safety Standards).
D Wear approved safety glasses with side shields under your
helmet.
D Use protective screens or barriers to protect others from flash,
glare and sparks; warn others not to watch the arc.
D Wear protective clothing made from durable, flame-resistant material (leather, heavy cotton, or wool) and foot protection.
WELDING can cause fire or explosion.
Welding on closed containers, such as tanks,
drums, or pipes, can cause them to blow up. Sparks
can fly off from the welding arc. The flying sparks, hot
workpiece, and hot equipment can cause fires and
burns. Accidental contact of electrode to metal objects can cause
sparks, explosion, overheating, or fire. Check and be sure the area is
safe before doing any welding.
D Remove all flammables within 35 ft (10.7 m) of the welding arc. If
this is not possible, tightly cover them with approved covers.
D Do not weld where flying sparks can strike flammable material.
D Protect yourself and others from flying sparks and hot metal.
D Be alert that welding sparks and hot materials from welding can
easily go through small cracks and openings to adjacent areas.
D Watch for fire, and keep a fire extinguisher nearby.
D Be aware that welding on a ceiling, floor, bulkhead, or partition can
cause fire on the hidden side.
D Do not weld on closed containers such as tanks, drums, or pipes,
unless they are properly prepared according to AWS F4.1 (see
Safety Standards).
D Connect work cable to the work as close to the welding area as
practical to prevent welding current from traveling long, possibly
unknown paths and causing electric shock, sparks, and fire
hazards.
D Do not use welder to thaw frozen pipes.
D Remove stick electrode from holder or cut off welding wire at
contact tip when not in use.
D Wear oil-free protective garments such as leather gloves, heavy
shirt, cuffless trousers, high shoes, and a cap.
D Remove any combustibles, such as a butane lighter or matches,
from your person before doing any welding.
D Follow requirements in OSHA 1910.252 (a) (2) (iv) and NFPA 51B
for hot work and have a fire watcher and extinguisher nearby.
FLYING METAL can injure eyes.
D Welding, chipping, wire brushing, and grinding
cause sparks and flying metal. As welds cool,
they can throw off slag.
D Wear approved safety glasses with side
shields even under your welding helmet.
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BUILDUP OF GAS can injure or kill.
D Shut off shielding gas supply when not in use.
D Always ventilate confined spaces or use
approved air-supplied respirator.
HOT PARTS can cause severe burns.
D Do not touch hot parts bare handed.
D Allow cooling period before working on gun or
torch.
D To handle hot parts, use proper tools and/or
wear heavy, insulated welding gloves and
clothing to prevent burns.
MAGNETIC FIELDS can affect pacemakers.
D Pacemaker wearers keep away.
D Wearers should consult their doctor before
going near arc welding, gouging, or spot
welding operations.
NOISE can damage hearing.
Noise from some processes or equipment can
damage hearing.
D Wear approved ear protection if noise level is
high.
CYLINDERS can explode if damaged.
Shielding gas cylinders contain gas under high
pressure. If damaged, a cylinder can explode. Since
gas cylinders are normally part of the welding
process, be sure to treat them carefully.
D Protect compressed gas cylinders from excessive heat, mechanical shocks, physical damage, slag, open flames, sparks, and arcs.
D Install cylinders in an upright position by securing to a stationary
support or cylinder rack to prevent falling or tipping.
D Keep cylinders away from any welding or other electrical circuits.
D Never drape a welding torch over a gas cylinder.
D Never allow a welding electrode to touch any cylinder.
D Never weld on a pressurized cylinder − explosion will result.
D Use only correct shielding gas cylinders, regulators, hoses, and fittings designed for the specific application; maintain them and
associated parts in good condition.
D Turn face away from valve outlet when opening cylinder valve.
D Keep protective cap in place over valve except when cylinder is in
use or connected for use.
D Use the right equipment, correct procedures, and sufficient number of persons to lift and move cylinders.
D Read and follow instructions on compressed gas cylinders,
associated equipment, and Compressed Gas Association (CGA)
publication P-1 listed in Safety Standards.
1-3. Additional Symbols For Installation, Operation, And Maintenance
FIRE OR EXPLOSION hazard.
MOVING PARTS can cause injury.
D Do not install or place unit on, over, or near
combustible surfaces.
D Do not install unit near flammables.
D Do not overload building wiring − be sure power supply system is
properly sized, rated, and protected to handle this unit.
D Keep away from moving parts such as fans.
D Keep all doors, panels, covers, and guards
closed and securely in place.
D Have only qualified persons remove doors,
panels, covers, or guards for maintenance as
necessary.
D Reinstall doors, panels, covers, or guards
when maintenance is finished and before reconnecting input power.
FALLING UNIT can cause injury.
D Use lifting eye to lift unit only, NOT running
gear, gas cylinders, or any other accessories.
D Use equipment of adequate capacity to lift and
support unit.
D If using lift forks to move unit, be sure forks are
long enough to extend beyond opposite side of
unit.
READ INSTRUCTIONS.
D Read Owner’s Manual before using or servicing unit.
D Use only genuine Miller/Hobart replacement
parts.
H.F. RADIATION can cause interference.
OVERUSE can cause OVERHEATING
D Allow cooling period; follow rated duty cycle.
D Reduce current or reduce duty cycle before
starting to weld again.
D Do not block or filter airflow to unit.
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STATIC (ESD) can damage PC boards.
D Put on grounded wrist strap BEFORE handling
boards or parts.
D Use proper static-proof bags and boxes to
store, move, or ship PC boards.
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D High-frequency (H.F.) can interfere with radio
navigation, safety services, computers, and
communications equipment.
D Have only qualified persons familiar with
electronic equipment perform this installation.
The user is responsible for having a qualified electrician promptly correct any interference problem resulting from the installation.
If notified by the FCC about interference, stop using the
equipment at once.
Have the installation regularly checked and maintained.
Keep high-frequency source doors and panels tightly shut, keep
spark gaps at correct setting, and use grounding and shielding to
minimize the possibility of interference.
ARC WELDING can cause interference.
MOVING PARTS can cause injury.
D Keep away from moving parts.
D Keep away from pinch points such as drive
rolls.
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WELDING WIRE can cause injury.
D Do not press gun trigger until instructed to do
so.
D Do not point gun toward any part of the body,
other people, or any metal when threading
welding wire.
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D Electromagnetic energy can interfere with
sensitive electronic equipment such as
computers and computer-driven equipment
such as robots.
D Be sure all equipment in the welding area is
electromagnetically compatible.
To reduce possible interference, keep weld cables as short as
possible, close together, and down low, such as on the floor.
Locate welding operation 100 meters from any sensitive electronic equipment.
Be sure this welding machine is installed and grounded
according to this manual.
If interference still occurs, the user must take extra measures
such as moving the welding machine, using shielded cables,
using line filters, or shielding the work area.
1-4. California Proposition 65 Warnings
Y Welding or cutting equipment produces fumes or gases which
contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause
birth defects and, in some cases, cancer. (California Health &
Safety Code Section 25249.5 et seq.)
For Gasoline Engines:
Y Engine exhaust contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive
harm.
Y Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead
and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
For Diesel Engines:
Y Diesel engine exhaust and some of its constituents are known
to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and
other reproductive harm.
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1-5. Principal Safety Standards
Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes, ANSI Standard Z49.1,
from Global Engineering Documents (phone: 1-877-413-5184, website:
www.global.ihs.com).
Boulevard, Rexdale, Ontario, Canada M9W 1R3 (phone:
800−463−6727 or in Toronto 416−747−4044, website: www.csa−international.org).
Recommended Safe Practices for the Preparation for Welding and Cutting of Containers and Piping, American Welding Society Standard
AWS F4.1 from Global Engineering Documents (phone:
1-877-413-5184, website: www.global.ihs.com).
Practice For Occupational And Educational Eye And Face Protection,
ANSI Standard Z87.1, from American National Standards Institute, 11
West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036−8002 (phone: 212−642−4900,
website: www.ansi.org).
National Electrical Code, NFPA Standard 70, from National Fire Protection Association, P.O. Box 9101, 1 Battery March Park, Quincy, MA
02269−9101 (phone: 617−770−3000, website: www.nfpa.org).
Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot
Work, NFPA Standard 51B, from National Fire Protection Association,
P.O. Box 9101, 1 Battery March Park, Quincy, MA 02269−9101 (phone:
617−770−3000,website: www.nfpa.org).
Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Cylinders, CGA Pamphlet P-1,
from Compressed Gas Association, 1735 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Suite 1004, Arlington, VA 22202−4102 (phone: 703−412−0900, website: www.cganet.com).
Code for Safety in Welding and Cutting, CSA Standard W117.2, from
Canadian Standards Association, Standards Sales, 178 Rexdale
OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry, Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1910, Subpart Q,
and Part 1926, Subpart J, from U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250 (there
are 10 Regional Offices−−phone for Region 5, Chicago, is
312−353−2220,website: www.osha.gov).
1-6. EMF Information
Considerations About Welding And The Effects Of Low Frequency
Electric And Magnetic Fields
Welding current, as it flows through welding cables, will cause electromagnetic fields. There has been and still is some concern about such
fields. However, after examining more than 500 studies spanning 17
years of research, a special blue ribbon committee of the National
Research Council concluded that: “The body of evidence, in the
committee’s judgment, has not demonstrated that exposure to powerfrequency electric and magnetic fields is a human-health hazard.”
However, studies are still going forth and evidence continues to be
examined. Until the final conclusions of the research are reached, you
may wish to minimize your exposure to electromagnetic fields when
welding or cutting.
To reduce magnetic fields in the workplace, use the following
procedures:
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1. Keep cables close together by twisting or taping them.
2. Arrange cables to one side and away from the operator.
3. Do not coil or drape cables around your body.
4. Keep welding power source and cables as far away from operator as practical.
5. Connect work clamp to workpiece as close to the weld as possible.
About Pacemakers:
Pacemaker wearers consult your doctor before welding or going near
welding operations. If cleared by your doctor, then following the above
procedures is recommended.
SECTION 2 − CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ − LIRE AVANT UTILISATION
som _3/05
Y Avertissement : se protéger et protéger les autres contre le risque de blessure — lire et respecter ces consignes.
2-1.
Symboles utilisés
Symbole graphique d’avertissement ! Attention ! Cette procédure comporte des risques possibles ! Les dangers éventuels sont représentés par les symboles graphiques joints.
Y Indique un message de sécurité particulier
. Signifie NOTE ; n’est pas relatif à la sécurité.
2-2.
Ce groupe de symboles signifie Avertissement ! Attention ! Risques
d’ÉLECTROCUTION, ORGANES MOBILES et PARTIES
CHAUDES. Consulter les symboles et les instructions afférentes
ci-dessous concernant les mesures à prendre pour supprimer
les dangers.
Dangers relatifs au soudage à l’arc
Y Les symboles représentés ci-dessous sont utilisés dans ce manuel
pour attirer l’attention et identifier les dangers possibles. En
présence de l’un de ces symboles, prendre garde et suivre les
instructions afférentes pour éviter tout risque. Les instructions en
matière de sécurité indiquées ci-dessous ne constituent qu’un
sommaire des instructions de sécurité plus complètes fournies
dans les normes de sécurité énumérées dans la Section 2-5. Lire et
observer toutes les normes de sécurité.
Y Seul un personnel qualifié est autorisé à installer, faire fonctionner, entretenir et réparer cet appareil.
Y Pendant le fonctionnement, maintenir à distance toutes les personnes, notamment les enfants de l’appareil.
D Vérifier fréquemment le cordon d’alimentation afin de s’assurer qu’il
D
D
D
D
D
D
UNE DÉCHARGE ÉLECTRIQUE peut
entraîner la mort.
D
Le contact d’organes électriques sous tension peut
provoquer des accidents mortels ou des brûlures
graves. Le circuit de l’électrode et de la pièce est
sous tension lorsque le courant est délivré à la
sortie. Le circuit d’alimentation et les circuits internes de la machine
sont également sous tension lorsque l’alimentation est sur Marche.
Dans le mode de soudage avec du fil, le fil, le dérouleur, le bloc de
commande du rouleau et toutes les parties métalliques en contact
avec le fil sont sous tension électrique. Un équipement installé ou mis
à la terre de manière incorrecte ou impropre constitue un danger.
D
D
D Ne pas toucher aux pièces électriques sous tension.
D Porter des gants isolants et des vêtements de protection secs et sans
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
trous.
S’isoler de la pièce à couper et du sol en utilisant des housses ou des
tapis assez grands afin d’éviter tout contact physique avec la pièce à
couper ou le sol.
Ne pas se servir de source électrique à courant électrique dans les zones humides, dans les endroits confinés ou là où on risque de tomber.
Se servir d’une source électrique à courant électrique UNIQUEMENT si
le procédé de soudage le demande.
Si l’utilisation d’une source électrique à courant électrique s’avère nécessaire, se servir de la fonction de télécommande si l’appareil en est
équipé.
D’autres consignes de sécurité sont nécessaires dans les conditions
suivantes : risques électriques dans un environnement humide ou si l’on
porte des vêtements mouillés ; sur des structures métalliques telles que
sols, grilles ou échafaudages ; en position coincée comme assise, à genoux ou couchée ; ou s’il y a un risque élevé de contact inévitable ou
accidentel avec la pièce à souder ou le sol. Dans ces conditions, utiliser
les équipements suivants, dans l’ordre indiqué : 1) un poste à souder DC
à tension constante (à fil), 2) un poste à souder DC manuel (électrode)
ou 3) un poste à souder AC à tension à vide réduite. Dans la plupart des
situations, l’utilisation d’un poste à souder DC à fil à tension constante
est recommandée. En outre, ne pas travailler seul !
Couper l’alimentation ou arrêter le moteur avant de procéder
à l’installation, à la réparation ou à l’entretien de l’appareil. Déverrouiller
l’alimentation selon la norme OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 (voir normes de
sécurité).
Installer le poste correctement et le mettre à la terre convenablement
selon les consignes du manuel de l’opérateur et les normes nationales,
provinciales et locales.
Toujours vérifier la terre du cordon d’alimentation. Vérifier et s’assurer
que le fil de terre du cordon d’alimentation est bien raccordé à la borne
de terre du sectionneur ou que la fiche du cordon est raccordée à une
prise correctement mise à la terre.
En effectuant les raccordements d’entrée, fixer d’abord le conducteur
de mise à la terre approprié et contre-vérifier les connexions.
D
D
D
n’est pas altéré ou à nu, le remplacer immédiatement s’il l’est. Un fil à nu
peut entraîner la mort.
L’équipement doit être hors tension lorsqu’il n’est pas utilisé.
Ne pas utiliser des câbles usés, endommagés, de grosseur insuffisante
ou mal épissés.
Ne pas enrouler les câbles autour du corps.
Si la pièce soudée doit être mise à la terre, le faire directement avec un
câble distinct.
Ne pas toucher l’électrode quand on est en contact avec la pièce, la terre
ou une électrode provenant d’une autre machine.
Ne pas toucher des porte électrodes connectés à deux machines en
même temps à cause de la présence d’une tension à vide doublée.
N’utiliser qu’un matériel en bon état. Réparer ou remplacer sur-lechamp les pièces endommagées. Entretenir l’appareil conformément à
ce manuel.
Porter un harnais de sécurité si l’on doit travailler au-dessus du sol.
S’assurer que tous les panneaux et couvercles sont correctement en
place.
Fixer le câble de retour de façon à obtenir un bon contact métal-métal
avec la pièce à souder ou la table de travail, le plus près possible de la
soudure.
Isoler la pince de masse quand pas mis à la pièce pour éviter le contact
avec tout objet métallique.
Ne pas raccorder plus d’une électrode ou plus d’un câble de masse à
une même borne de sortie de soudage.
Il reste une TENSION DC NON NÉGLIGEABLE dans
les sources de soudage onduleur quand on a coupé
l’alimentation.
D Arrêter les convertisseurs, débrancher le courant électrique et
décharger les condensateurs d’alimentation selon les instructions indiquées dans la partie Entretien avant de toucher les pièces.
LES FUMÉES ET LES GAZ peuvent
être dangereux.
Le soudage génère des fumées et des gaz. Leur
inhalation peut être dangereuse pour la santé.
D Ne pas mettre sa tête au-dessus des vapeurs. Ne pas respirer ces vapeurs.
D À l’intérieur, ventiler la zone et/ou utiliser une ventilation forcée au niveau de
l’arc pour l’évacuation des fumées et des gaz de soudage.
D Si la ventilation est médiocre, porter un respirateur anti-vapeurs approuvé.
D Lire et comprendre les spécifications de sécurité des matériaux (MSDS) et
les instructions du fabricant concernant les métaux, les consommables, les
revêtements, les nettoyants et les dégraisseurs.
D Travailler dans un espace fermé seulement s’il est bien ventilé ou en
portant un respirateur à alimentation d’air. Demander toujours à un surveillant dûment formé de se tenir à proximité. Des fumées et des gaz de
soudage peuvent déplacer l’air et abaisser le niveau d’oxygène provoquant des blessures ou des accidents mortels. S’assurer que l’air de
respiration ne présente aucun danger.
D Ne pas souder dans des endroits situés à proximité d’opérations de dégraissage, de nettoyage ou de pulvérisation. La chaleur et les rayons de
l’arc peuvent réagir en présence de vapeurs et former des gaz hautement toxiques et irritants.
D Ne pas souder des métaux munis d’un revêtement, tels que l’acier galvanisé, plaqué en plomb ou au cadmium à moins que le revêtement n’ait
été enlevé dans la zone de soudure, que l’endroit soit bien ventilé et en
portant un respirateur à alimentation d’air. Les revêtements et tous les
métaux renfermant ces éléments peuvent dégager des fumées toxiques en cas de soudage.
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LES RAYONS D’ARC peuvent entraîner des brûlures aux yeux et à la peau.
Le rayonnement de l’arc du procédé de soudage
génère des rayons visibles et invisibles intenses
(ultraviolets et infrarouges) susceptibles de provoquer des brûlures dans les yeux et sur la peau.
Des étincelles sont projetées pendant le soudage.
D Porter un casque de soudage approuvé muni de verres filtrants approprié pour protéger visage et yeux pendant le soudage (voir ANSI
Z49.1 et Z87.1 énuméré dans les normes de sécurité).
D Porter des lunettes de sécurité avec écrans latéraux même sous votre casque.
D Avoir recours à des écrans protecteurs ou à des rideaux pour
protéger les autres contre les rayonnements les éblouissements et
les étincelles ; prévenir toute personne sur les lieux de ne pas
regarder l’arc.
D Porter des vêtements confectionnés avec des matières résistantes
et ignifuges (cuir, coton lourd ou laine) et des bottes de protection.
LE SOUDAGE peut provoquer un
incendie ou une explosion.
Le soudage effectué sur des conteneurs fermés tels
que des réservoirs, tambours ou des conduites peut
provoquer leur éclatement. Des étincelles peuvent
être projetées de l’arc de soudure. La projection
d’étincelles, des pièces chaudes et des équipements chauds peuvent
provoquer des incendies et des brûlures. Le contact accidentel de
l’électrode avec des objets métalliques peut provoquer des étincelles,
une explosion, une surchauffe ou un incendie. Avant de commencer
le soudage, vérifier et s’assurer que l’endroit ne présente pas de
danger.
D Déplacer toutes les substances inflammables à une distance de
10,7 m de l’arc de soudage. En cas d’impossibilité, les recouvrir soigneusement avec des protections homologuées.
D Ne pas souder dans un endroit où des étincelles peuvent tomber sur
des substances inflammables.
D Se protéger, ainsi que toute autre personne travaillant sur les lieux,
contre les étincelles et le métal chaud.
D Des étincelles et des matériaux chauds du soudage peuvent
facilement passer dans d’autres zones en traversant de petites
fissures et des ouvertures.
D Afin d’éliminer tout risque de feu, être vigilant et garder toujours un
extincteur à la portée de main.
D Le soudage effectué sur un plafond, plancher, paroi ou séparation
peut déclencher un incendie de l’autre côté.
D Ne pas effectuer le soudage sur des conteneurs fermés tels que des
réservoirs, tambours, ou conduites, à moins qu’ils n’aient été préparés correctement conformément à AWS F4.1 (voir les normes de
sécurité).
D Brancher le câble de masse sur la pièce le plus près possible de la
zone de soudage pour éviter le transport du courant sur une longue
distance par des chemins inconnus éventuels en provoquant des
risques d’électrocution, d’étincelles et d’incendie.
D Ne pas utiliser le poste de soudage pour dégeler des conduites
gelées.
D En cas de non-utilisation, enlever la baguette d’électrode du porteélectrode ou couper le fil à la pointe de contact.
D Porter des vêtements de protection exempts d’huile tels que des
gants en cuir, une veste résistante, des pantalons sans revers, des
bottes et un casque.
D Avant de souder, retirer toute substance combustible de ses poches
telles qu’un allumeur au butane ou des allumettes.
D Suivre les consignes de OSHA 1910.252 (a) (2) (iv) et de NFPA 51B
pour travaux de soudage et prévoir un détecteur d’incendie et un extincteur à proximité.
DES
PARTICULES
VOLANTES
peuvent blesser les yeux.
D Le soudage, l’écaillement, le passage de la
pièce à la brosse en fil de fer, et le meulage
génèrent des étincelles et des particules
métalliques volantes. Pendant la période de
refroidissement des soudures, elles risquent
de projeter du laitier.
D Porter des lunettes de sécurité avec écrans latéraux ou un écran
facial.
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LES ACCUMULATIONS DE GAZ
risquent de provoquer des blessures
ou même la mort.
D Fermer l’alimentation du gaz protecteur en cas
de non-utilisation.
D Veiller toujours à bien aérer les espaces confinés ou se servir d’un respirateur d’adduction
d’air homologué.
DES PIÈCES CHAUDES peuvent
provoquer des brûlures graves.
D Ne pas toucher des parties chaudes à mains
nues.
D Prévoir une période de refroidissement avant
d’utiliser le pistolet ou la torche.
D Ne pas toucher aux pièces chaudes, utiliser les outils recommandés et porter des gants de soudage et des vêtements épais
pour éviter les brûlures.
LES CHAMPS MAGNÉTIQUES peuvent
affecter les stimulateurs cardiaques.
D Porteurs de stimulateur cardiaque, rester
à distance.
D Les porteurs d’un stimulateur cardiaque doivent d’abord consulter leur médecin avant de
s’approcher des opérations de soudage à l’arc,
de gougeage ou de soudage par points.
LE BRUIT peut endommager l’ouïe.
Le bruit des processus et des équipements peut
affecter l’ouïe.
D Porter des protections approuvées pour les
oreilles si le niveau sonore est trop élevé.
LES BOUTEILLES peuvent exploser
si elles sont endommagées.
Des bouteilles de gaz protecteur contiennent du gaz
sous haute pression. Si une bouteille est endommagée, elle peut exploser. Du fait que les bouteilles de
gaz font normalement partie du procédé de soudage,
les manipuler avec précaution.
D Protéger les bouteilles de gaz comprimé d’une chaleur excessive, des chocs mécaniques, des dommages physiques, du laitier, des flammes ouvertes, des étincelles et des arcs.
D Placer les bouteilles debout en les fixant dans un support stationnaire ou dans un porte-bouteilles pour les empêcher de tomber ou de se renverser.
D Tenir les bouteilles éloignées des circuits de soudage ou autres
circuits électriques.
D Ne jamais placer une torche de soudage sur une bouteille à gaz.
D Une électrode de soudage ne doit jamais entrer en contact avec
une bouteille.
D Ne jamais souder une bouteille pressurisée − risque d’explosion.
D Utiliser seulement des bouteilles de gaz protecteur, régulateurs,
tuyaux et raccords convenables pour cette application spécifique ; les maintenir ainsi que les éléments associés en bon état.
D Détourner votre visage du détendeur-régulateur lorsque vous
ouvrez la soupape de la bouteille.
D Le couvercle du détendeur doit toujours être en place, sauf lorsque la bouteille est utilisée ou qu’elle est reliée pour usage ultérieur.
D Utiliser les équipements corrects, les bonnes procédures et suffisamment de personnes pour soulever et déplacer les bouteilles.
D Lire et suivre les instructions sur les bouteilles de gaz comprimé,
l’équipement connexe et le dépliant P-1 de la CGA (Compressed
Gas Association) mentionné dans les principales normes de sécurité.
2-3.
Dangers supplémentaires en relation avec l’installation, le fonctionnement et la maintenance
Risque D’INCENDIE OU D’EXPLOSION.
DES ORGANES MOBILES peuvent
provoquer des blessures.
D Ne pas placer l’appareil sur, au-dessus ou
à proximité de surfaces inflammables.
D Ne pas installer l’appareil à proximité de
produits inflammables.
D Ne pas surcharger l’installation électrique − s’assurer que
l’alimentation est correctement dimensionnée et protégée avant
de mettre l’appareil en service.
D S’abstenir de toucher des organes mobiles tels
que des ventilateurs.
D Maintenir fermés et verrouillés les portes,
panneaux, recouvrements et dispositifs de
protection.
D Seules des personnes qualifiées sont autorisées à enlever les
portes, panneaux, recouvrements ou dispositifs de protection
pour l’entretien.
D Remettre les portes, panneaux, recouvrements ou dispositifs de
protection quand l’entretien est terminé et avant de rebrancher
l’alimentation électrique.
LA CHUTE DE L’APPAREIL peut
blesser.
LIRE LES INSTRUCTIONS.
D Utiliser l’anneau de levage uniquement pour
soulever l’appareil, NON PAS les chariots, les
bouteilles de gaz ou tout autre accessoire.
D Utiliser un équipement de levage de capacité
suffisante pour lever l’appareil.
D En utilisant des fourches de levage pour déplacer l’unité, s’assurer que les fourches sont suffisamment longues pour dépasser
du côté opposé de l’appareil.
L’EMPLOI EXCESSIF peut
CHAUFFER L’ÉQUIPEMENT.
D Lire le manuel d’utilisation avant d’utiliser ou
d’intervenir sur l’appareil.
D Utiliser uniquement des pièces de rechange
Miller/Hobart.
LE
RAYONNEMENT
HAUTE
FRÉQUENCE (HF) risque de provoquer
des interférences.
SUR-
D Prévoir une période de refroidissement ;
respecter le cycle opératoire nominal.
D Réduire le courant ou le facteur de marche
avant de poursuivre le soudage.
D Ne pas obstruer les passages d’air du poste.
D
D
D
LES CHARGES ÉLECTROSTATIQUES
peuvent endommager les circuits
imprimés.
D
D
D Établir la connexion avec la barrette de terre
avant de manipuler des cartes ou des pièces.
D Utiliser des pochettes et des boîtes antistatiques pour stocker, déplacer ou expédier des
cartes PC.
LE SOUDAGE À L’ARC risque de
provoquer des interférences.
DES ORGANES MOBILES peuvent
provoquer des blessures.
D Ne pas s’approcher des organes mobiles.
D Ne pas s’approcher des points de coincement
tels que des rouleaux de commande.
D
D
LES FILS DE SOUDAGE peuvent
provoquer des blessures.
D
D Ne pas appuyer sur la gâchette avant d’en
avoir reçu l’instruction.
D Ne pas diriger le pistolet vers soi, d’autres
personnes ou toute pièce mécanique en engageant le fil de soudage.
2-4.
D Le rayonnement haute fréquence (HF) peut
provoquer des interférences avec les équipements de radio-navigation et de communication, les services de sécurité et les ordinateurs.
Demander seulement à des personnes qualifiées familiarisées
avec des équipements électroniques de faire fonctionner l’installation.
L’utilisateur est tenu de faire corriger rapidement par un électricien qualifié les interférences résultant de l’installation.
Si le FCC signale des interférences, arrêter immédiatement
l’appareil.
Effectuer régulièrement le contrôle et l’entretien de l’installation.
Maintenir soigneusement fermés les portes et les panneaux des
sources de haute fréquence, maintenir les éclateurs à une
distance correcte et utiliser une terre et un blindage pour réduire
les interférences éventuelles.
D
D L’énergie électromagnétique peut gêner le
fonctionnement d’appareils électroniques
comme des ordinateurs et des robots.
D Veiller à ce que tout l’équipement de la zone de
soudage soit compatible électromagnétiquement.
Pour réduire la possibilité d’interférence, maintenir les câbles de
soudage aussi courts que possible, les grouper, et les poser
aussi bas que possible (ex. par terre).
Veiller à souder à une distance de 100 mètres de tout équipement électronique sensible.
Veiller à ce que ce poste de soudage soit posé et mis à la terre
conformément à ce mode d’emploi.
En cas d’interférences après avoir pris les mesures précédentes, il incombe à l’utilisateur de prendre des mesures supplémentaires telles que le déplacement du poste, l’utilisation de
câbles blindés, l’utilisation de filtres de ligne ou la pose de protecteurs dans la zone de travail.
Proposition californienne 65 Avertissements
Y Les équipements de soudage et de coupage produisent des
fumées et des gaz qui contiennent des produits chimiques dont
l’État de Californie reconnaît qu’ils provoquent des malformations
congénitales et, dans certains cas, des cancers. (Code de santé et
de sécurité de Californie, chapitre 25249.5 et suivants)
Pour les moteurs à essence :
Y Les gaz d’échappement des moteurs contiennent des produits
chimiques dont l’État de Californie reconnaît qu’ils provoquent
des cancers et des malformations congénitales ou autres problèmes de procréation.
Y Les batteries, les bornes et autres accessoires contiennent du
plomb et des composés à base de plomb, produits chimiques
dont l’État de Californie reconnaît qu’ils provoquent des cancers et des malformations congénitales ou autres problèmes de
procréation. Se laver les mains après manipulation.
Pour les moteurs diesel :
Y Les gaz d’échappement des moteurs diesel et certains de leurs
composants sont reconnus par l’État de Californie comme
provoquant des cancers et des malformations congénitales ou autres problèmes de procréation.
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2-5.
Principales normes de sécurité
Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes, ANSI Standard Z49.1,
de Global Engineering Documents (téléphone : 1-877-413-5184, site Internet : www.global.ihs.com).
Boulevard, Rexdale, Ontario, Canada M9W 1R3 (téléphone :
800-463-6727 ou à Toronto 416-747-4044, site Internet :
www.csa-international.org).
Recommended Safe Practices for the Preparation for Welding and Cutting of Containers and Piping, American Welding Society Standard AWS
F4.1 de Global Engineering Documents (téléphone : 1-877-413-5184, site
Internet : www.global.ihs.com).
Practice For Occupational And Educational Eye And Face Protection,
ANSI Standard Z87.1, de American National Standards Institute, 11 West
42nd Street, New York, NY 10036-8002 (téléphone : 212-642-4900, site
Internet : www.ansi.org).
National Electrical Code, NFPA Standard 70, de National Fire Protection
Association, P.O. Box 9101, 1 Battery March Park, Quincy, MA
02269-9101 (téléphone : 617-770-3000, site Internet : www.nfpa.org).
Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot
Work, NFPA Standard 51B, de National Fire Protection Association, P.O.
Box 9101, 1 Battery March Park, Quincy, MA 02269-9101 (téléphone :
617-770-3000, site Internet : www.nfpa.org).
Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Cylinders, CGA Pamphlet P-1,
de Compressed Gas Association, 1735 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite
1004, Arlington, VA 22202-4102 (téléphone : 703-412-0900, site Internet
: www.cganet.com).
Code for Safety in Welding and Cutting, CSA Standard W117.2, de
Canadian Standards Association, Standards Sales, 178 Rexdale
2-6.
OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry,
Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1910, Subpart Q, and
Part 1926, Subpart J, de U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250 (il y a 10
bureaux régionaux−−le téléphone de la région 5, Chicago, est
312-353-2220, site Internet : www.osha.gov).
Information EMF
Considérations sur le soudage et les effets de basse fréquence et des
champs magnétiques et électriques.
Le courant de soudage, pendant son passage dans les câbles de soudage, causera des champs électromagnétiques. Il y a eu et il y a encore un
certain souci à propos de tels champs. Cependant, après avoir examiné
plus de 500 études qui ont été faites pendant une période de recherche
de 17 ans, un comité spécial ruban bleu du National Research Council a
conclu : « L’accumulation de preuves, suivant le jugement du comité, n’a
pas démontré que l’exposition aux champs magnétiques et champs électriques à haute fréquence représente un risque à la santé humaine ».
Toutefois, des études sont toujours en cours et les preuves continuent à
être examinées. En attendant que les conclusions finales de la recherche
soient établies, il vous serait souhaitable de réduire votre exposition aux
champs électromagnétiques pendant le soudage ou le coupage.
Pour réduire les champs magnétiques sur le poste de travail, appliquer
les procédures suivantes :
OM-216 386 Page 8
1. Maintenir les câbles ensemble en les tordant ou en les enveloppant.
2. Disposer les câbles d’un côté et à distance de l’opérateur.
3. Ne pas courber pas et ne pas entourer pas les câbles autour de
votre corps.
4. Garder le poste de soudage et les câbles le plus loin possible de
vous.
5. Connecter la pince sur la pièce aussi près que possible de la soudure.
En ce qui concerne les stimulateurs cardiaques
Les porteurs de stimulateur cardiaque doivent consulter leur médecin
avant de souder ou d’approcher des opérations de soudage. Si le médecin approuve, il est recommandé de suivre les procédures précédentes.
SECTION 3 − DEFINITIONS (CE Models Only)
3-1. Warning Label Definitions
1
1
2
3
4
4
3
2
Warning! Watch Out! There
are possible hazards as
shown by the symbols.
Electric shock from wiring can
kill.
Disconnect input plug or
power before working on
machine.
Become trained and read the
instructions before working on
the machine or welding.
3-2. Manufacturer’s Rating Label For CE Products Only
. When using a RAD-400 (Miller
part number 195265) running
at maximum speed and fully
loaded, the HDC-1500 draws
approximately 4 amps.
S/N:
U 1=
I 1=
115 V
4A
1
U2= 60 V I2=1500A
MILLER ELECTRIC
MFG. CO., APPLETON,
50/60 Hz
IP 2X
X
100 %
WI USA
ST-178 794-A
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3-3. Symbols And Definitions*
Hz
Hertz
I2
Rated Welding
Current
A
Amperes
Remote
V
Volts
Input
Percent
Circuit Protector
Increase/Decrease
Of Quantity
Wire Feed Speed
Protective Earth
(Ground)
Postflow Timer
Preflux Timer
Start Time
Start
Stop
X
Output
Single Phase
I1
Duty Cycle
Alternating
Current
U1
Rated Supply
Current
Primary Voltage
IP
Degree Of
Protection
Line Connection
U2
Conventional Load
Voltage
On
Off
Wire Feed Inch
Down
Crater Time
Program
Flux
Wire Feed In Up
*Some of these symbols appear on CE models only.
SECTION 4 − SPECIFICATIONS
4-1. Weld Control
Specification
Description
Type Of Input Power From Welding
Power Source
Single-Phase 115 Volts AC, 10 Amperes, 50/60 Hertz
Welding Power Source Type
Constant Current (CC), Constant Voltage (CV), AC Or DC
Welding Processes
Submerged Arc (SAW), And Electro Slag (ESW) Welding
Overall Dimensions Including Knobs,
Receptacles, Etc.
Weld Control — Height: 11.5 in (292 mm); Width: 12.5 in (318 mm); Depth: 7 in (178 mm)
Weight
Weld Control — Net: 25.5 lb (11.6 kg)
Weld Voltage And Amperage
Capacity (AC Or DC)
0 To 60 Volts
0 To 1500 Amperes
OM-216 386 Page 10
4-2. Description
This weld control is designed to automatically cycle welding events
while maintaining constant wire
feed speed. This unit can be used
with constant current, constant
voltage, AC or DC welding power
sources. Normally open relay contacts that work in conjunction with
the weld cycle are available to interface with other equipment (such as
fixtures and flux valves). See Section 5-6 and 5-8 for connection information on TB2.
For information on the wire drive assembly, see Owner’s Manual supplied with the assembly.
803 021-C
SECTION 5 − INSTALLATION
5-1. Typical Equipment Location
1
2
3
4
5
6
Welding Power Source
Side Beam
Weld Control
Spool Support
Wire Drive Assembly
Automatic Welding Gun
4
3
5
2
1
6
Ref. 131 138-A
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5-2. Mounting Hole Layout
8 in
(203 mm)
5/16 in
(7.9 mm)
Dia. 4 Holes
10-3/4 in
(273 mm)
7 in
(178 mm)*
* Includes front panel knobs
803 021-C
5-3. Rating Label For Non-CE Products Only
. When using a RAD-400 (Miller
part number 195265) running
at maximum speed and fully
loaded, the HDC 1500 draws
approximately 4 amps.
115
4
50/60
60
1500
100
165 746-B
OM-216 386 Page 12
5-4. Typical Connection Diagram With Miller Power Sources
Note
Customer must supply the following: power source, power source control cable, wire drive
assembly, wire drive assembly cable, drive rolls, gun, welding wire, weld cables, remote voltage
sense leads and flux system for the desired application.
Y Turn Off welding power
source and weld control
and disconnect input
power before making
connections.
. Use remote voltage sense
leads in all applications.
. Suggested
size remote
voltage sense wire is 12
gauge or higher.
. See power source owners
manual for sense lead terminal strip location and
connection.
For DCEN (straight polarity) observe sense
lead relationship with power source output
polarity. Example - N to (−) or work output
stud and P to (+) or electrode output stud.
Flux Valve
Cord
FLUX
SYSTEM
14-Pin Welding
Power Source
Control Cord
HDC
CONTROLLER
FLUX
VALUE
WELDING
POWER
SOURCE
10-Pin Motor
Control Cord
WIRE
DRIVE
ASSEMBLY
(+) Electrode Stud
N
P
(−) Work Stud
WORKPIECE
Welding Cables
Remote Voltage
Sense Leads
DCEP (Reverse Polarity) Connection
OM-216 386 Page 13
5-5. Left Side Panel Connections
1
1
2
3
2
A
C
D
J
K
B
L
E
Y Turn Off welding power
source and weld control and
disconnect input power before opening access door.
I
N
H
M
G
. Install strain relief (customer
F
Example Receptacle
Receptacle
Keyway
Access Holes - For Customer
Use: Connections To Terminal
Strips, Flux Valve, etc.
supplied) in access hole.
3
Route incoming cables through
user access hole prior to making
connections to internal terminal
strips.
4
5
4
5
14-Pin Receptacle:
Connection To Welding Power
Source.
10-Pin Receptacle:
Connection to Wire Drive
Motor
To connect matching interconnecting cord to one of the above
receptacles, align keyway, insert
plug, and tighten threaded collar.
Connect remaining end of cord to
matching receptacle on applicable
equipment.
Ref. 803 022-D
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5-6. Terminal Block TB1 And TB2 Connections
Y Turn Off welding power
source and weld control and
disconnect input power before opening access door.
1
Access Door
Remove securing screw and open
access door.
2
3
4
Terminal Block TB2
Terminal Block TB1
Securing Screw - Terminal
Block
Stripped Lead
Typical Lead Being
Connected To Terminal Block
Access Holes - (Located in
Left Side of Unit) Used For
Connections To Terminal
Blocks, Flux Valve, etc.
5
6
7
7
. Install strain relief (customer
supplied) in access hole.
Strip 1/4 in (6 mm) insulation off end
of lead, insert end into proper location on TB1 and TB2. Tighten applicable securing screw.
Close and secure access door.
1
Tools Needed:
2
3
4
1/4 in
(6 mm)
5
6
Ref. 803 699-B
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5-7. Terminal Block TB1 Connection Information
Terminal/Number
Receptacle Location
Function Information
A-2
A on 14-Pin
B-4
B on 14-Pin
A normally open set of relay contacts connect terminal A to terminal B when
Start is pressed and pre-flux timer times out (contacts are rated 10 amperes
amperes, 125
volts AC).
C - 75
C on 14-PIn
Remote command reference from welding power source.
D - 77
D on 14-Pin
Remote circuit common.
E - 76
E on 14-PIn
Output command to welding power source (0 to 10 volts DC).
G - 31
G on 14-PIn
Circuit common for 24 and 115 volts AC circuits.
I - 32
I on 14-PIn
115 volts AC from welding power source, which is present whenever welding
power source is on.
F
F on 14-PIn
Current feedback input (1 volt DC per 100 amperes).
H
H on 14-PIn
Voltage feedback input (1 volt DC per 10 arc volts).
K
K on 14-PIn
Chassis common.
Remote Stop
When connected to remote common, stops HDC 1500.
Remote Jog Down
When connected to remote common, jogs wire down.
Remote Common
Circuit common for remote capabilities.
5-8. Terminal Block TB2 Connection Information
Terminals
Red
Function Information
115 volts AC to power flux hopper.
Black
Switched 115 volts AC to power flux hopper.
White
Circuit common for 115 volts AC for flux hopper.
Green
Chassis common for flux hopper.
Side Beam 1 Relay
Normally open set of contacts* that close when power source contactor energizes after HDC 1500 Start button
is pressed and preflux has timed out. Contacts open again when HDC 1500 Stop button is pressed.
Side Beam 2 Relay
Normally open set of contacts* that close when an arc is established. These contacts are used when you want
the side beam to start moving only after an arc has been established. Contacts open again when HDC 1500
Stop button is pressed.
Remote Start
Remote Jog Up
Remote Program
When connected to remote common, starts HDC 1500.
When connected to remote common, jogs wire up.
When connected to remote common, reverses direction of motor.
* NOTE: All contacts are rated 10 amperes, 125 volts AC.
OM-216 386 Page 16
5-9. Typical Connection Of A Flux Hopper With Automatic 115 VAC To An HDC 1500
Y Turn Off welding power
source and weld control and
disconnect input power before opening access door.
1
Four-Conductor Cable
From Flux System
Access Door
Remove securing screw and open
access door.
2
3
Terminal Block TB2
Access Holes - (Located in
Left Side of Unit) Used For
Connections To Terminal
Blocks, Flux Valve, etc.
. Install strain relief (customer
supplied) in access hole.
3
Strip 1/4 in (6 mm) insulation off end
of leads. Insert four-conductor
cables from flux system through access hole, and make connections
as shown.
Close and secure access door.
Tools Needed:
1
2
Four-Conductor Cable
From Flux System
Black Lead
Red Lead
Green Lead
White Lead
Ref. 803 700-B
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5-10. Remote 10 Receptacle RC2 Information
Socket
REMOTE 10
Wirefeed Drive
Motor Hookups
p
Socket Information
A
To positive (+) motor armature (115 volts DC motor).
B
To negative (−) motor armature (115 volts DC motor).
C
To motor field.
D
To motor field.
E
Chassis common.
F
Tachometer feedback; 0 to +12 volts DC.
G
12 volts DC to power tachometer
H
Circuit common for +12 volts DC circuit.
I
Not used.
J
Not used.
10 Pin Motor Cable
Ref. 212 591-A
5-11. Remote 14 Receptacle RC1 Information
Socket
User Accessible
Via TB1
Socket Information
Terminal #
A
A
24 volts AC or 115 volts AC from welding power source (present
whenever power source is On).
B
B
Normally open set of relay contacts connect A to B when Start is
pressed and preflux timer has timed out.
C
C
Remote command reference from power source; +10 volts DC.
D
D
Remote circuit common.
E
E
Output command signal to power source; 0 to +10 volts DC.
F
F
Current feedback input from power source; +1 volt DC per 100 amperes.
H
H
Voltage feedback input from power source; +1 volt DC per 10 arc
volts.
G
G
Circuit common for 24 and 115 volts AC circuits.
I
I
115 volts AC from welding power source (present whenever welding
power source is on). 115 volts AC is present on terminal block TB1
whenever welding power source is on.
K
K
Chassis common.
Contactor Control
Remote Output Control
Amperage/Voltage Feedback
Electrical Input Power
GND
14 Pin Interconnecting Cable
Ref. 178 836
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5-12. Remote Voltage Sense Leads Placement Guidelines For A Single Arc (Required)
Remote Voltage
Sense Leads
WELDING
POWER
SOURCE
Sense lead is affected by weld
current.
Due to voltage drops across work
piece, arc voltage may be low,
causing need for deviation from
standard procedures.
Work
Clamp
Remote Voltage
Sense Leads
BAD
Refer to power source owner’s manual for
sense lead connection to terminal strip.
WELDING
POWER
SOURCE
BEST
Sense leads are out of the current
paths.
Sense leads detect arc voltage accurately.
Best starts, arcs and most reliable
results.
Work
Clamp
Ref. 804 108-A
OM-216 386 Page 19
5-13. Remote Voltage Sense Leads Placement Guidelines For Multiple Arcs
Lead
WELDING
POWER
SOURCE
BAD
Current flow from lead affects trail
sense.
Current flow from trail affects lead
sense.
Neither sense lead picks up the
correct work voltage, causing
starting and welding arc instability.
Trail
Remote Voltage
Sense Leads
WELDING
POWER
SOURCE
Lead
Trail
Work
Clamp
Trail
Lead
Refer to power source owner’s manual for
sense lead connection to terminal strip.
Lead
WELDING
POWER
SOURCE
BETTER
Lead sense is only affected by
weld current from lead.
Trail sense lead is only affected
by weld current from trail.
Trail
Remote Voltage
Sense Leads
Trail
Lead
Due to voltage drops across work
piece, arc voltage may be low,
causing need for deviation from
standard procedures.
WELDING
POWER
SOURCE
Work
Clamp
Work
Clamp
Trail
Lead
Ref. 804 108-A
OM-216 386 Page 20
5-13. Remote Voltage Sense Leads Placement Guidelines For Multiple Arcs (Continued)
Lead
Refer to power source owner’s manual for
sense lead connection to terminal strip.
WELDING
POWER
SOURCE
BEST
Both sense leads are out of the
current paths.
Both sense leads detect arc voltage accurately.
No voltage drop between lead and
trail sense.
Trail
Remote Voltage
Sense Leads
Best starts, arcs and most reliable
results.
WELDING
POWER
SOURCE
Lead
Trail
Work
Clamp
Trail
Lead
Ref. 804 108-A
5-14. Recommended Power Sources
Power Source
Summit Arc 1000
Summit Arc 1250
Dimension 652 W/Subarc Upgrade
Dimension 812 W/Subarc Upgrade
Dimension 1000
Dimension 1250
OM-216 386 Page 21
SECTION 6 − OPERATION
6-1. Front Panel Controls For Non CE Models (Use With Section 6-2)
Amperage and voltage control limits
may be rescaled see Section 6-2.
8
1
5
4
5
6
ON
7
3
6
4
7
3
OFF
3
V
2
7
8
1
9
0
POWER
2
8
1
9
0
10
10
INCH
UP
START
6
4
INCH
DOWN
STOP
5
2
MADE
IN
202 966-D
OM-216 386 Page 22
6-2. Description Of Controls (Use With Section 6-1)
. This section makes reference to Inside
Panel Control which are described in
Section 6-7.
1
Power Switch
Turn switch ON to energize the HDC 1500
Controller. For this unit to operate, 115 volts
AC must be supplied to this controller on pins
G and I of the 14-pin receptacle. When using
this control with a non-MILLER power
source, 115 volts AC can be supplied to terminal strip. Turn switch Off to shut down the
controller.
2
Power Indicator Light
Lights when Power switch is in the On
position.
3
Amperage Control
If using a CC (Constant Current) machine,
this control adjusts amperage. If using a CV
(Constant Voltage) machine, this control adjusts wire speed.
To set “Amperage Control Sensitivity” in
CV mode (See Section 6-5).
4
Inch Up/ Inch Down Switches
These Inch or Jog switches are momentary
push button switches, which energize only
the drive motor, allowing for a cold wire jog.
The welding wire jogs at the rate set by the
Jog Speed control. To advance the wire out of
the torch, press the Inch Down switch. To retract the wire into the gun, press the Inch Up
switch.
5
Stop Switch
Press the Stop button to end the weld cycle.
Pressing this button initiates the Crater Fill
and Burnback portion of the weld cycle. The
Wire Feed Speed will switch to the speed set
by the Crater Speed control, and the power
source output will switch to the output set by
Crater/Burnback Output control. The length
of time the controller stays in the crater mode
is set by the Crater Time control. Crater time
can be set between 0 and 5 seconds. After
the crater mode times out, the burnback timer
starts. Burnback is the length of time the
welding wire remains electrically energized
after the drive motor stops, and can be set
from 0 to 5 seconds with the Burnback Time
control.
6
Start Switch
After pressing the Start button, the flux relay,
which is accessible on terminal strip TB2
(see Section 5-6), energizes immediately.
This relay allows the user to activate an external flux valve. Preflux time can be adjusted
from 0 to 10 seconds with the Preflux Time
control. After this timer times out, the flux
valve relay remains energized and the weld
cycle begins. The weld continues until the
Stop button is pressed.
7
Voltage Control
If using a CV (Constant Voltage) machine,
this control adjusts voltage. If using a CC
(Constant Current) machine, this control adjusts wire speed.
To set “Voltage Control Sensitivity” in CC
mode (See Section 6-6).
8
Weld Meters
The meters are provided to monitor the welding operation (either AC or DC). They are not
intended for exact voltage or amperage measurements.
Notes
OM-216 386 Page 23
6-3. Front Panel Controls For CE Models (Use With Section 6-4)
Amperage and voltage control limits
may be rescaled see Section 6-4.
8
1
5
4
5
6
4
7
3
6
3
7
3
V
2
7
8
1
9
2
8
1
9
0
0
10
10
2
6
5
4
MADE IN
MADE
208 209-D
OM-216 386 Page 24
6-4. Description Of Controls (Use With Section 6-3)
. This section makes reference to Inside
Panel Control which are described in
Section 6-7.
1
Power Switch
Turn switch ON to energize the HDC 1500
Controller. For this unit to operate, 115 volts
AC must be supplied to this controller on pins
G and I of the 14-pin receptacle. When using
this control with a non-MILLER power
source, 115 volts AC can be supplied to terminal strip. Turn switch Off to shut down the
controller.
2
Power Indicator Light
Lights when Power switch is in the On
position.
3
Amperage Control
If using a CC (Constant Current) machine,
this control adjusts amperage. If using a CV
(Constant Voltage) machine, this control adjusts wire speed.
To set “Amperage Control Sensitivity” in
CV mode (See Section 6-5).
4
Inch Up/ Inch Down Switches
These Inch or Jog switches are momentary
push button switches, which energize only
the drive motor, allowing for a cold wire jog.
The welding wire jogs at the rate set by the
Jog Speed control. To advance the wire out of
the torch, press the Inch Down switch. To retract the wire into the gun, press the Inch Up
switch.
5
Stop Switch
Press the Stop button to end the weld cycle.
Pressing this button initiates the Crater Fill
and Burnback portion of the weld cycle. The
Wire Feed Speed will switch to the speed set
by the Crater Speed control, and the power
source output will switch to the output set by
Crater/Burnback Output control. The length
of time the controller stays in the crater mode
is set by the Crater Time control. Crater time
can be set between 0 and 5 seconds. After
the crater mode times out, the burnback timer
starts. Burnback is the length of time the
welding wire remains electrically energized
after the drive motor stops, and can be set
from 0 to 5 seconds with the Burnback Time
control.
6
Start Switch
After pressing the Start button, the flux relay,
which is accessible on terminal strip TB2
(see Section 5-6), energizes immediately.
This relay allows the user to activate an external flux valve. Preflux time can be adjusted
from 0 to 10 seconds with the Preflux Time
control. After this timer times out, the flux
valve relay remains energized and the weld
cycle begins. The weld continues until the
Stop button is pressed.
7
Voltage Control
If using a CV (Constant Voltage) machine,
this control adjusts voltage. If using a CC
(Constant Current) machine, this control adjusts wire speed.
To set “Voltage Control Sensitivity” in CC
mode (See Section 6-6).
8
Weld Meters
The meters are provided to monitor the welding operation (either AC or DC). They are not
intended for exact voltage or amperage measurements.
Notes
OM-216 386 Page 25
6-5. Amperage Control Sensitivity
In CV mode the amperage control is used to set wire feed speed. The sensitivity of this control can be changed (a small turn of the knob causes a
large change in value to a large turn causing a comparable change in value).
Example - Reset control sensitivity for 1/8 inch diameter wire as follows:
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Turn the amperage control to approximately 0.6. (See table below).
Press and hold the STOP button.
While holding the STOP button, press and hold the START button.
While holding both the STOP and START buttons, press and hold the INCH DOWN button for one second.
Release all the buttons. The amperage control minimum is now set.
Turn the amperage control to approximately 2.8. (See table below).
Press and hold the STOP button.
While holding the STOP button, press and hold the START button.
While holding both the STOP and START buttons, press and hold the INCH UP button for one second.
Release all the buttons. The amperage control maximum is now set.
Wire Diameter (Inches)
Amperage Control (Minimum)
4
5
6
4
7
3
3/32
Amperage Control (Maximum)
2
7
2
8
1
9
0
10
5
6
4
7
2
1
2
8
1
9
6
4
7
2
1
7
8
1
6
4
7
2
1
5
6
7
3
8
9
0
10
1.9
3
3/16
9
0
10
0.5
4
6
2
9
5
5
3
8
0
10
2.8
3
5/32
9
0
10
5
6
7
0.6
4
5
3
8
0
10
4.2
3
1/8
9
0
0.6
4
6
3
8
1
5
10
0.5
2
8
1
9
0
10
1.5
Amperage and voltage control sensitivity can be set back to the factory default by the following procedure:
S
S
S
S
Press and hold the STOP button.
While holding the STOP button, press and hold the START button.
While holding both the STOP and START buttons, press and hold both the INCH DOWN button and INCH UP button for one second.
Release all the buttons. The amperage and voltage control limits are now reset to the factory default.
OM-216 386 Page 26
6-6. Voltage Control Sensitivity
In CC mode the voltage control is used to set wire feed speed. The sensitivity of this control can be changed (a small turn of the knob causes a large
change in value to a large turn causing a comparable change in value).
Example - Reset control sensitivity for 1/8 inch diameter wire as follows:
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Turn the voltage control to approximately 7.2. (See table below).
Press and hold the STOP button.
While holding the STOP button, press and hold the START button.
While holding both the STOP and START buttons, press and hold the INCH DOWN button for one second.
Release all the buttons. The voltage control minimum is now set.
Turn the voltage control to approximately 9.4. (See table below).
Press and hold the STOP button.
While holding the STOP button, press and hold the START button.
While holding both the STOP and START buttons, press and hold the INCH DOWN button for one second.
Release all the buttons. The voltage control minimum is now set.
Wire Diameter (Inches)
Voltage Control (Minimum)
4
5
6
4
7
3
3/32
Voltage Control (Maximum)
2
7
2
8
1
9
0
10
5
6
4
7
2
1
2
8
1
9
6
4
7
2
1
7
8
1
6
4
7
2
1
5
6
7
3
8
9
0
10
9.5
3
3/16
9
0
10
8.1
4
6
2
9
5
5
3
8
0
10
9.4
3
5/32
9
0
10
5
6
7
7.2
4
5
3
8
0
10
9.4
3
1/8
9
0
5.8
4
6
3
8
1
5
10
8.5
2
8
1
9
0
10
9.5
Amperage and voltage control sensitivity can be set back to the factory default by the following procedure:
S
S
S
S
Press and hold the STOP button.
While holding the STOP button, press and hold the START button.
While holding both the STOP and START buttons, press and hold both the INCH DOWN button and INCH UP button for one second.
Release all the buttons. The amperage and voltage control limits are now reset to the factory default.
OM-216 386 Page 27
6-7. Inside Panel Controls
1
CE Models
Jog Speed
This control sets the speed at which
welding wire is advanced out of the welding gun (Inch Down) or retracted into the
gun (Inch Up).
Non CE Models
2
1
Preflux Time
This control sets the length of time, 0 to 10
seconds, during which flux will flow before the arc starts. During this time, only
the flux relay, located on terminal strip
TB2 (see Section 5-6), is active. Note:
Flux relay remains active throughout the
weld cycle.
3
2
Run-In Speed Control
This control sets the wire feed speed between the time the weld cycle begins and
before an arc is established. After arc initiation, the wire feed speed is set by the
front panel Wire Speed control.
4
Crater/Burnback Output Control
Use this control to set the output level of
the power source while the weld cycle is
in the crater fill and burnback modes.
3
5
Crater Speed Control
Use this control to set the wire feed speed
while the weld cycle is in the crater fill
mode.
6
4
7
5
Burnback Time Control
This 0 to 5 seconds adjustable control allows setting of the time the welding wire
remains electrically energized after the
drive motor stops. The burnback timer
starts after the crater timer times out. By
adjusting the control properly, the wire
neither freezes in the weld puddle nor in
the contact tube of the gun. If the wire
freezes in the puddle, increase the burnback time. If the wire freezes in the contact tube, decrease the burnback time.
6
8
Postflow Time Control
This 0 to 5 seconds adjustable control allows setting of the time the flux relay remains activated after the Stop button is
pressed. For Sub Arc, this control will
most likely be set to zero (0).
7
9
8
Crater Time Control
This 0 to 5 seconds adjustable control
sets the length of time the weld cycle
stays in the crater fill mode. While in this
mode, the power source output is set by
the Crater/Burnback Output control rather than the front panel Output control.
Also, the wire feed speed is set by the
Crater Speed control rather than the front
panel Wire Speed control.
9
CC/CV Switch
Set this switch to tell the HDC 1500
whether you are using a constant current
(CC) or constant voltage (CV) power
source in the weld system. In CV mode,
the controller feeds wire at a constant
rate.
Ref. 803 023-B / 202 959 / 202 960 / 208 269 / 208 270
OM-216 386 Page 28
6-8. Calibrating The HDC 1500A
1
2
2
3
4
5
6
7
Ref. 803 021-C
. The HDC 1500 controller is calibrated
from the factory.
If using a TRUE RMS meter capable
of operation over a range of 10HZ to
360HZ, calibration must be done with
the power source in balanced AC.
If using an AC+DC TRUE RMS meter
capable of operation over a range of
10HZ to 360HZ, calibration can be
done with the power source in DC,
balanced AC or unbalanced AC.
This meter will be referred to as “external meter” in the following procedure. If the external meter does not
meet these requirements do not proceed, as the controller will not be calibrated correctly.
Calibration must be done with a load
bank for accurate calibration. Calibration while welding is not recommended and is difficult as the voltage
and amperage may vary sufficiently
to make calibration inaccurate.
1
HDC 1500 Controller
2
3
4
5
6
7
Adjust Control Knob
Start Button
Stop Button
Power Switch
Inch Down Button
Inch Up Button
Y Turn off power source, controller,
and load bank.
Attach load bank to torch and work.
Adjust load bank setting to handle 600 amperes.
Disconnect wire drive motor from controller
at motor or control.
Set the external meter to read voltage and
place one lead on the torch and one lead on
the work.
Turn on the power source, controller, and
load bank.
Adjust the zeroing screws on the face of
each meter until the meter reads 0 volts
and 0 amps.
. These screws are for zeroing the meters, not for calibration.
Press the START button on the controller.
Adjust the voltage until the external meter
reads approximately 30.0 volts.
If using sense leads on the HDC 1500, adjust potentiometer P2 on the controller motor board until the external meter reads
matches the controller voltage meter.
If not using sense leads on the HDC 1500,
adjust potentiometer P4 on the controller
motor board until the external meter reads
matches the controller voltage meter.
Set the external meter to read amperage
and place meter around the weld cable(s).
Adjust the voltage until the external meter
reads approximately 600 amperes.
Adjust potentiometer P3 on the controller
motor board until the external meter
matches the controller amperage meter.
Press the STOP button on the controller.
Turn off power source, controller, and load
bank.
Re−connect the wire drive motor.
Remove load bank.
OM-216 386 Page 29
SECTION 7 − MAINTENANCE & TROUBLESHOOTING
7-1. Routine Maintenance
Y Disconnect power before maintaining.
3 Months
Replace
cracked
parts.
Repair or
replace
cracked
weld
cable.
Clean and
tighten
weld
terminals.
Replace
unreadable
labels.
Check
14-pin
cord.
Check gas
hose and
fittings.
Check
gun
cable.
6 Months
Blow out or vacuum
inside. During heavy
service, clean
monthly.
OR
Clean
drive
rolls.
7-2. Supplementary Protector CB1
Y Turn Off welding power
source and weld control.
1
Supplementary Protector CB1
CB1 protects the HDC 1500 internal
circuits from overload. If CB1 opens,
all operations stop. Correct the problem, and press button to reset.
1
Ref. 803 022-C
OM-216 386 Page 30
7-3. Troubleshooting Table
Trouble
Remedy
Unit is completely inoperative.
Check supplementary protector CB1, and reset if necessary (see Section 7-2).
Wire does not feed during inching.
Place Power Switch S1 in On position (see Section 6-1).
Check 115 volts ac input power and be sure it is energized.
Check supplementary protector CB1, and reset if necessary (see Section 7-2).
Jog Speed Control set too low; increase Jog Speed setting (see Section 6-7).
Check wire feed motor, and repair or replace if necessary.
Check Inch Up push buttons PB3 and Inch Down push button PB4, and replace if necessary
(see Section 6-1 and Parts List).
Have Factory Authorized Service Agent check control board PC1, and replace if necessary.
Wire feeds wrong direction during inching.
To change direction, add or remove jumper wire connecting Remote Prog to Remote Common.
Wire only feeds down whether Inch
Down or Up button is pressed.
Have Factory Authorized Service Agent check control board PC1, and replace if necessary.
Wire does not feed after Start button is
inchpressed (ensure that all wire feed inch
ing functions are operating properly before checking this problem).
Check Start switch PB1, and replace if necessary.
No wire feed speed control with Wire
Speed control during welding
welding, but
speed can be controlled with Run-In
speed control.
Check Output controls R9 and R10, replace if necessary.
Run-In speed control set to low; increase run-in speed (see Section 6-7).
Check current feedback from power source. This signal, +1 volt DC per 100 amperes, can be measured on terminal strip TB1, terminal F, with respect to terminal D (see Section 5-6). HDC 1500 needs
a signal of greater than 1 volt DC (i.e. >100 amps) for unit to go from run-in into weld parameters.
Have Factory Authorized Service Agent check control board PC1, and replace if necessary.
No contactor control for welding power
source (ensure that welding power
source is working properly and that all
connections are correct).
Check for contact closure from pin A to pin B. This can be measured on terminal strip TB1, terminal
A, with respect to terminal B (see Section 5-6).
No output control for welding power
source
source.
Check Output controls R9 and R10, replace if necessary.
Check command signal on pin E. This signal can be measured on terminal strip TB1, terminal E, with
respect to terminal D. Signal should go from 0 to voltage of C with respect to D as Output control is
turned from min. to max.
No Crater mode.
Check to be sure Crater Output, Crater Speed, or Crater Time controls are not set to 0.
Erratic weld and no control of output.
Check remote voltage sense lead polarity, (see Section 5-4) for correct sense lead connections.
OM-216 386 Page 31
SECTION 8 − ELECTRICAL DIAGRAM
231 105-A
Figure 8-1. Circuit Diagram
OM-216 386 Page 32
Notes
OM-216 386 Page 33
SECTION 9 − PARTS LIST
. Hardware is common and
23
not available unless listed.
22
20
21
1
3
19
24
4
2
25
4
26
17
16
15
18
14
27
5
6
11
13
12
10
9
8
7
803 024-D
Figure 9-1. Control Box Components
OM-216 386 Page 34
Item
No.
Dia.
Mkgs.
Part
No.
Description
Quantity
Figure 9-1 Main Assembly
. . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 214 799 . . . . . Box, Enclosure HDC Assy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . 214 820 . . . . . Cover, Right Box Enclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . 3 . . . . S1 . . 011 611 . . . . . Switch, Tgl Dpdt 15A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . 4 . . R1-10 . 208 399 . . . . . Potentiometer, Std Slot 1T 2W 10K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
. . . 5 . . . . . . . . . . 171 007 . . . . . Knob, Pointer 1.670 Dia X .250 Id W/Set Screwsplstc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
. . . 6 . . PB3, 4 . 202 944 . . . . . Switch, Pb Mc No Spst 5A 115VAC (Gray) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
. . . 7 . . . PB2 . . 202 945 . . . . . Switch, Pb Mc No Spst 5A 115VAC (Red) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . 8 . . . PB1 . . 202 946 . . . . . Switch, Pb Mc No Spst 5A 115VAC (Green) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . 9 . . . . PL . . 163 562 . . . . . Light, Ind Wht Lens 125VAC Snap−In Neon Non−Relampa . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . 10 . . . . A1 . . 202 947 . . . . . Meter, Amp 2 VDC 0−1500 Scale 3.5 In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . 11 . . . . V1 . . 202 948 . . . . . Meter, Volt 2 VDC 0− 60 Scale 3.5 In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . 12 . . . . . . . . . . 214 816 . . . . . Spacer, Terminal Strip Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . 13 . . . . . . . . . . 212 481 . . . . . Block, Term 30 Amp 13 Pole Screw Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
. . . 14 . . . . . . . . . . 230 939 . . . . . Label, Terminal Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . 15 . . . . . . . . . . 214 805 . . . . . Bracket, Terminal Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . 16 . . . . . . . . . . 115 359 . . . . . Cap, Peaked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
. . . 17 . . . . . . . . . . 154 339 . . . . . Knob, Pointer .590 Dia X .250 Id W/Mtg Screw Plstc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
. . . 18 . . . . S2 . . 011 770 . . . . . Switch, Tgl 6A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . 19 . . . . . . . . . . 214 818 . . . . . Bracket, Potentiometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . 20 . . . . . . . . . . 214 822 . . . . . Cover, Left Box Enclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . 21 . . . . . . . . . . 047 838 . . . . . Blank, Snap−In Nyl 1.000 Mtg Hole Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
. . . 22 . . . . . . . . . . 221 404 . . . . . XFMR, Control 30Va 24V/24V/18V/18V 115 PRI 50/60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . 23 . . . CB1 . . 083 432 . . . . . Supplementary Pro, Man Reset 1P 10A 250VAC Frict . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . 24 . . . PC1 . . 230 981 . . . . . Circuit Card Assy, Motor Control W/Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . 25 . . . RC1 . . 094 480 . . . . . Connector, Cir Ms/Met 14Pin Size 20 Rcpt Panel Solder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . 26 . . . RC2 . . 139 268 . . . . . Conn, Circ Ms/Met 10Skt Size 18 Rcpt Panel Solder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . 27 . . . . . . . . . . 193 440 . . . . . Switch, Ground Current Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 966 . . . . . Nameplate, Miller HDC 1500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 959 . . . . . Label, Pots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 960 . . . . . Label, CC/CV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 436 . . . . . Label, Ground/Protective Earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 039 116 . . . . . Label, High Voltage Test And Ground Ok . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 342 . . . . . Label, Warning Electric Shock Power Still Present (Standard Version) . . 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 354 . . . . . Label, Warning Electric Shock Wordless (CE Version) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
To maintain the factory original performance of your equipment, use only Manufacturer’s Suggested
Replacement Parts. Model and serial number required when ordering parts from your local distributor.
OM-216 386 Page 35
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