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Miller HDC 1500DX CE User manual
OM-212 296D
October 2004
Processes
Submerged (SAW) Welding
Description
Submerged Arc Controller For
Automatic Welding
HDC 1500DX
50, 60 Hz
From Miller to You
Thank you and congratulations on choosing Miller. Now you can get
the job done and get it done right. We know you don’t have time to do
it any other way.
That’s why when Niels Miller first started building arc welders in 1929,
he made sure his products offered long-lasting value and superior
quality. Like you, his customers couldn’t afford anything less. Miller
products had to be more than the best they could be. They had to be the
best you could buy.
Today, the people that build and sell Miller products continue the
tradition. They’re just as committed to providing equipment and service
that meets the high standards of quality and value established in 1929.
This Owner’s Manual is designed to help you get the most out of your
Miller products. Please take time to read the Safety precautions. They
will help you protect yourself against potential hazards on the worksite.
We’ve made installation and operation quick
and easy. With Miller you can count on years
of reliable service with proper maintenance.
And if for some reason the unit needs repair,
there’s a Troubleshooting section that will
help you figure out what the problem is. The
Miller is the first welding parts list will then help you to decide the
equipment manufacturer in exact part you may need to fix the problem.
the U.S.A. to be registered to
the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Warranty and service information for your
System Standard.
particular model are also provided.
Miller Electric manufactures a full line
of welders and welding related equipment.
For information on other quality Miller
products, contact your local Miller distributor to receive the latest full
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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 − À LIRE AVANT UTILISATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-1. Signification des symboles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-2. Dangers relatifs au soudage à l’arc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-3. Autres symboles relatifs à l’installation, au fonctionnement et à l’entretien de l’appareil. . . . . . . . . . . .
2-4. Principales normes de sécurité . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-5. Information sur les champs électromagnétiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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. Connection Diagram With Miller Power Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-5. Connection Diagram With Non-Miller Power Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-6. Left Side Panel Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-7. Terminal Block TB1 And TB2 Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-8. Terminal Block TB1 Connection Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-9. Terminal Block TB2 Connection Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-10. Typical Connection Of A Flux Hopper With Automatic 115 VAC To An HDC 1500DX . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-11. Remote 10 Receptacle RC2 Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-12. Remote 14 Receptacle RC1 Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SECTION 6 − OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-1. Safety Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-2. Power Switch And Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-3. Program Push Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-4. Front Panel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-5. Upper Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-6. Lower Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-7. Setup Push Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-8. Adjust Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-9. Sequence Push Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-10. Flux Push Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-11. Auxiliary Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SECTION 7 − Motor Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SECTION 8 − Setting Sequence Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-1. Sequence Parameters In A Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8-2. Calibrating The HDC 1500DX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SECTION 9 − MAINTENANCE & TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9-1. Routine Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9-2. Circuit Breaker CB1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SECTION 10 − ELECTRICAL DIAGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
SECTION 11 − PARTS LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES
WARRANTY
Declaration of Conformity for
European Community (CE) Products
NOTE
This information is provided for units with CE certification (see rating label on unit).
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
Manufacturer’s Name:
1635 W. Spencer Street
Appleton, WI 54914 USA
Manufacturer’s Address:
Declares that the product:
HDC 1500DX
conforms to the following Directives and Standards:
Directives
Low Voltage Directive: 73/23/EEC
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive: 89/336/EEC
Machinery Directives: 89/392/EEC, 91/368/EEC, 93/C 133/04, 93/68/EEC
Standards
Arc Welding Equipment Part I: Welding Power Sources: IEC 974-1
(April 1995 − Draft Revision)
Arc Welding Equipment: Wirefeed Systems: IEC 974-4
(May 1995 − Draft Revision)
Degrees of Protection Provided By Enclosures (IP Code): IEC 529:1989
Insulation Coordination For Equipment With Low-Voltage Systems:
Part I: Principles, Requirements and Tests: IEC 664-1: 1992
Electromagnetic Compatibility, (EMC): EN 50199
European Contact:
Telephone:
Fax:
dec_con1_11/02
Mr. Danilo Fedolfi, Managing Director
ITW WELDING PRODUCTS ITALY S.r.l.
Via Privata Iseo 6/E
20098 San Giuliano
Milanese, Italy
39(02)98290-1
39(02)98290-203
SECTION 1 − SAFETY PRECAUTIONS - READ BEFORE USING
som _8/03
1-1. Symbol Usage
Means Warning! Watch Out! There are possible hazards
with this procedure! The possible hazards are shown in
the adjoining symbols.
Y Marks a special safety message.
. Means “Note”; not safety related.
This group of symbols means Warning! Watch Out! possible
ELECTRIC SHOCK, MOVING PARTS, and HOT PARTS hazards.
Consult symbols and related instructions below for necessary actions
to avoid the hazards.
1-2. Arc Welding Hazards
Y The symbols shown below are used throughout this manual to
call attention to and identify possible hazards. When you see
the symbol, watch out, and follow the related instructions to
avoid the hazard. The safety information given below is only
a summary of the more complete safety information found in
the Safety Standards listed in Section 1-5. Read and follow all
Safety Standards.
D If earth grounding of the workpiece is required, ground it directly
with a separate cable.
Y Only qualified persons should install, operate, maintain, and
repair this unit.
D Wear a safety harness if working above floor level.
D Keep all panels and covers securely in place.
Y During operation, keep everybody, especially children, away.
D Clamp work cable with good metal-to-metal contact to workpiece
or worktable as near the weld as practical.
ELECTRIC SHOCK can kill.
Touching live electrical parts can cause fatal shocks
or severe burns. The electrode and work circuit is
electrically live whenever the output is on. The input
power circuit and machine internal circuits are also
live when power is on. In semiautomatic or automatic wire welding, the
wire, wire reel, drive roll housing, and all metal parts touching the
welding wire are electrically live. Incorrectly installed or improperly
grounded equipment is a hazard.
D Do not touch electrode if you are in contact with the work, ground,
or another electrode from a different machine.
D Use only well-maintained equipment. Repair or replace damaged
parts at once. Maintain unit according to manual.
D Insulate work clamp when not connected to workpiece to prevent
contact with any metal object.
D Do not connect more than one electrode or work cable to any
single weld output terminal.
SIGNIFICANT DC VOLTAGE exists after removal of
input power on inverters.
D Turn Off inverter, disconnect input power, and discharge input
capacitors according to instructions in Maintenance Section
before touching any parts.
D Do not touch live electrical parts.
D Wear dry, hole-free insulating gloves and body protection.
D Insulate yourself from work and ground using dry insulating mats
or covers big enough to prevent any physical contact with the work
or ground.
D Do not use AC output in damp areas, if movement is confined, or if
there is a danger of falling.
D Use AC output ONLY if required for the welding process.
D If AC output is required, use remote output control if present on
unit.
D Disconnect input power or stop engine before installing or
servicing this equipment. Lockout/tagout input power according to
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 (see Safety Standards).
D Properly install and ground this equipment according to its
Owner’s Manual and national, state, and local codes.
D Keep your head out of the fumes. Do not breathe the fumes.
D Always verify the supply ground − check and be sure that input
power cord ground wire is properly connected to ground terminal in
disconnect box or that cord plug is connected to a properly
grounded receptacle outlet.
D When making input connections, attach proper grounding conductor first − double-check connections.
D Frequently inspect input power cord for damage or bare wiring −
replace cord immediately if damaged − bare wiring can kill.
D Turn off all equipment when not in use.
D Do not use worn, damaged, undersized, or poorly spliced cables.
D Do not weld in locations near degreasing, cleaning, or spraying operations. The heat and rays of the arc can react with vapors to form
highly toxic and irritating gases.
D Do not drape cables over your body.
FUMES AND GASES can be hazardous.
Welding produces fumes and gases. Breathing
these fumes and gases can be hazardous to your
health.
D If inside, ventilate the area and/or use exhaust at the arc to remove
welding fumes and gases.
D If ventilation is poor, use an approved air-supplied respirator.
D Read the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) and the
manufacturer’s instructions for metals, consumables, coatings,
cleaners, and degreasers.
D Work in a confined space only if it is well ventilated, or while
wearing an air-supplied respirator. Always have a trained watchperson nearby. Welding fumes and gases can displace air and
lower the oxygen level causing injury or death. Be sure the breathing air is safe.
D Do not weld on coated metals, such as galvanized, lead, or
cadmium plated steel, unless the coating is removed from the weld
area, the area is well ventilated, and if necessary, while wearing an
air-supplied respirator. The coatings and any metals containing
these elements can give off toxic fumes if welded.
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ARC RAYS can burn eyes and skin.
Arc rays from the welding process produce intense
visible and invisible (ultraviolet and infrared) rays
that can burn eyes and skin. Sparks fly off from the
weld.
D Wear a welding helmet fitted with a proper shade of filter to protect
your face and eyes when welding or watching (see ANSI Z49.1
and Z87.1 listed in Safety Standards).
D Wear approved safety glasses with side shields under your
helmet.
D Use protective screens or barriers to protect others from flash and
glare; warn others not to watch the arc.
D Wear protective clothing made from durable, flame-resistant material (leather and wool) and foot protection.
BUILDUP OF GAS can injure or kill.
D Shut off shielding gas supply when not in use.
D Always ventilate confined spaces or use
approved air-supplied respirator.
HOT PARTS can cause severe burns.
D Do not touch hot parts bare handed.
D Allow cooling period before working on gun or
torch.
MAGNETIC FIELDS can affect pacemakers.
WELDING can cause fire or explosion.
Welding on closed containers, such as tanks,
drums, or pipes, can cause them to blow up. Sparks
can fly off from the welding arc. The flying sparks, hot
workpiece, and hot equipment can cause fires and
burns. Accidental contact of electrode to metal objects can cause
sparks, explosion, overheating, or fire. Check and be sure the area is
safe before doing any welding.
D Protect yourself and others from flying sparks and hot metal.
D Do not weld where flying sparks can strike flammable material.
D Remove all flammables within 35 ft (10.7 m) of the welding arc. If
this is not possible, tightly cover them with approved covers.
D Be alert that welding sparks and hot materials from welding can
easily go through small cracks and openings to adjacent areas.
D Watch for fire, and keep a fire extinguisher nearby.
D Be aware that welding on a ceiling, floor, bulkhead, or partition can
cause fire on the hidden side.
D Do not weld on closed containers such as tanks, drums, or pipes,
unless they are properly prepared according to AWS F4.1 (see
Safety Standards).
D Connect work cable to the work as close to the welding area as
practical to prevent welding current from traveling long, possibly
unknown paths and causing electric shock and fire hazards.
D Do not use welder to thaw frozen pipes.
D Remove stick electrode from holder or cut off welding wire at
contact tip when not in use.
D Wear oil-free protective garments such as leather gloves, heavy
shirt, cuffless trousers, high shoes, and a cap.
D Remove any combustibles, such as a butane lighter or matches,
from your person before doing any welding.
FLYING METAL can injure eyes.
D Welding, chipping, wire brushing, and grinding
cause sparks and flying metal. As welds cool,
they can throw off slag.
D Wear approved safety glasses with side
shields even under your welding helmet.
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D Pacemaker wearers keep away.
D Wearers should consult their doctor before
going near arc welding, gouging, or spot
welding operations.
NOISE can damage hearing.
Noise from some processes or equipment can
damage hearing.
D Wear approved ear protection if noise level is
high.
CYLINDERS can explode if damaged.
Shielding gas cylinders contain gas under high
pressure. If damaged, a cylinder can explode. Since
gas cylinders are normally part of the welding
process, be sure to treat them carefully.
D Protect compressed gas cylinders from excessive heat, mechanical shocks, slag, open flames, sparks, and arcs.
D Install cylinders in an upright position by securing to a stationary
support or cylinder rack to prevent falling or tipping.
D Keep cylinders away from any welding or other electrical circuits.
D Never drape a welding torch over a gas cylinder.
D Never allow a welding electrode to touch any cylinder.
D Never weld on a pressurized cylinder − explosion will result.
D Use only correct shielding gas cylinders, regulators, hoses, and fittings designed for the specific application; maintain them and
associated parts in good condition.
D Turn face away from valve outlet when opening cylinder valve.
D Keep protective cap in place over valve except when cylinder is in
use or connected for use.
D Read and follow instructions on compressed gas cylinders,
associated equipment, and CGA publication P-1 listed in Safety
Standards.
1-3. Additional Symbols For Installation, Operation, And Maintenance
FIRE OR EXPLOSION hazard.
MOVING PARTS can cause injury.
D Do not install or place unit on, over, or near
combustible surfaces.
D Do not install unit near flammables.
D Do not overload building wiring − be sure power supply system is
properly sized, rated, and protected to handle this unit.
D Keep away from moving parts such as fans.
D Keep all doors, panels, covers, and guards
closed and securely in place.
FALLING UNIT can cause injury.
H.F. RADIATION can cause interference.
D Use lifting eye to lift unit only, NOT running
gear, gas cylinders, or any other accessories.
D Use equipment of adequate capacity to lift and
support unit.
D If using lift forks to move unit, be sure forks are
long enough to extend beyond opposite side of
unit.
D
OVERUSE can cause OVERHEATING
D
D Allow cooling period; follow rated duty cycle.
D Reduce current or reduce duty cycle before
starting to weld again.
D Do not block or filter airflow to unit.
D
D
D High-frequency (H.F.) can interfere with radio
navigation, safety services, computers, and
communications equipment.
D Have only qualified persons familiar with
electronic equipment perform this installation.
The user is responsible for having a qualified electrician promptly correct any interference problem resulting from the installation.
If notified by the FCC about interference, stop using the
equipment at once.
Have the installation regularly checked and maintained.
Keep high-frequency source doors and panels tightly shut, keep
spark gaps at correct setting, and use grounding and shielding to
minimize the possibility of interference.
STATIC (ESD) can damage PC boards.
D Put on grounded wrist strap BEFORE handling
boards or parts.
D Use proper static-proof bags and boxes to
store, move, or ship PC boards.
ARC WELDING can cause interference.
MOVING PARTS can cause injury.
D Keep away from moving parts.
D Keep away from pinch points such as drive
rolls.
D
D
WELDING WIRE can cause injury.
D Do not press gun trigger until instructed to do
so.
D Do not point gun toward any part of the body,
other people, or any metal when threading
welding wire.
D
D
D Electromagnetic energy can interfere with
sensitive electronic equipment such as
computers and computer-driven equipment
such as robots.
D Be sure all equipment in the welding area is
electromagnetically compatible.
To reduce possible interference, keep weld cables as short as
possible, close together, and down low, such as on the floor.
Locate welding operation 100 meters from any sensitive electronic equipment.
Be sure this welding machine is installed and grounded
according to this manual.
If interference still occurs, the user must take extra measures
such as moving the welding machine, using shielded cables,
using line filters, or shielding the work area.
1-4. California Proposition 65 Warnings
Y Welding or cutting equipment produces fumes or gases which
contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause
birth defects and, in some cases, cancer. (California Health &
Safety Code Section 25249.5 et seq.)
For Gasoline Engines:
Y Engine exhaust contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive
harm.
Y Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead
and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
For Diesel Engines:
Y Diesel engine exhaust and some of its constituents are known
to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and
other reproductive harm.
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1-5. Principal Safety Standards
Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes, ANSI Standard Z49.1,
from American Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Rd, Miami FL 33126
(phone: 305-443-9353, website: www.aws.org).
Boulevard, Rexdale, Ontario, Canada M9W 1R3 (phone:
800−463−6727 or in Toronto 416−747−4044, website: www.csa−international.org).
Recommended Safe Practices for the Preparation for Welding and Cutting of Containers and Piping, American Welding Society Standard
AWS F4.1, from American Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Rd, Miami, FL 33126 (phone: 305-443-9353, website: www.aws.org).
Practice For Occupational And Educational Eye And Face Protection,
ANSI Standard Z87.1, from American National Standards Institute, 11
West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036−8002 (phone: 212−642−4900,
website: www.ansi.org).
National Electrical Code, NFPA Standard 70, from National Fire Protection Association, P.O. Box 9101, 1 Battery March Park, Quincy, MA
02269−9101 (phone: 617−770−3000, website: www.nfpa.org and www.
sparky.org).
Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot
Work, NFPA Standard 51B, from National Fire Protection Association,
P.O. Box 9101, 1 Battery March Park, Quincy, MA 02269−9101 (phone:
617−770−3000,website: www.nfpa.org and www. sparky.org).
Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Cylinders, CGA Pamphlet P-1,
from Compressed Gas Association, 1735 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Suite 1004, Arlington, VA 22202−4102 (phone: 703−412−0900, website: www.cganet.com).
Code for Safety in Welding and Cutting, CSA Standard W117.2, from
Canadian Standards Association, Standards Sales, 178 Rexdale
OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry, Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1910, Subpart Q,
and Part 1926, Subpart J, from U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250 (there
are 10 Regional Offices−−phone for Region 5, Chicago, is
312−353−2220,website: www.osha.gov).
1-6. EMF Information
Considerations About Welding And The Effects Of Low Frequency
Electric And Magnetic Fields
Welding current, as it flows through welding cables, will cause electromagnetic fields. There has been and still is some concern about such
fields. However, after examining more than 500 studies spanning 17
years of research, a special blue ribbon committee of the National
Research Council concluded that: “The body of evidence, in the
committee’s judgment, has not demonstrated that exposure to powerfrequency electric and magnetic fields is a human-health hazard.”
However, studies are still going forth and evidence continues to be
examined. Until the final conclusions of the research are reached, you
may wish to minimize your exposure to electromagnetic fields when
welding or cutting.
To reduce magnetic fields in the workplace, use the following
procedures:
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1. Keep cables close together by twisting or taping them.
2. Arrange cables to one side and away from the operator.
3. Do not coil or drape cables around your body.
4. Keep welding power source and cables as far away from operator as practical.
5. Connect work clamp to workpiece as close to the weld as possible.
About Pacemakers:
Pacemaker wearers consult your doctor first. If cleared by your doctor,
then following the above procedures is recommended.
SECTION 2 − CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ − À LIRE AVANT
UTILISATION
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2-1. Signification des symboles
Signifie « Mise en garde. Faire preuve de vigilance. »
Cette procédure présente des risques identifiés par les
symboles adjacents aux directives.
Y Identifie un message de sécurité particulier.
. Signifie « NOTA » ; n’est pas relatif à la sécurité.
Ce groupe de symboles signifie « Mise en garde. Faire preuve de vigilance. » Il y a des dangers liés aux CHOCS ÉLECTRIQUES, aux
PIÈCES EN MOUVEMENT et aux PIÈCES CHAUDES. Se reporter
aux symboles et aux directives ci-dessous afin de connaître les mesures à prendre pour éviter tout danger.
2-2. Dangers relatifs au soudage à l’arc
Y Les symboles ci-après sont utilisés tout au long du présent
manuel pour attirer l’attention sur les dangers potentiels et les
identifier. Lorsqu’on voit un symbole, faire preuve de vigilance et
suivre les directives mentionnées afin d’éviter tout danger. Les
consignes de sécurité énoncées ci-après ne font que résumer le
contenu des normes de sécurité mentionnées à la section 2-4.
Lire et respecter toutes ces normes.
D N’utiliser que du matériel en bon état. Réparer ou remplacer sur−le−
champ les pièces endommagées. Entretenir l’appareil conformément
au présent manuel.
Y L’installation, l’utilisation, l’entretien et les réparations ne doivent être confiés qu’à des personnes qualifiées.
D Fixer le câble de retour de façon à obtenir un bon contact métal sur
métal avec la pièce à souder ou la table de travail, le plus près possible
de la soudure.
Y Pendant l’utilisation de l’appareil, tenir à l’écart toute personne,
en particulier les enfants.
D Porter un harnais de sécurité quand on travaille en hauteur.
D Maintenir solidement en place tous les panneaux et capots.
D
Ne pas connecter plus d’une électrode ou plus d’un câble de masse à un
même terminal de sortie.
LES DÉCHARGES ÉLECTRIQUES
peuvent être mortelles.
Un simple contact avec des pièces sous tension peut
causer une électrocution ou des blessures graves.
L’électrode et le circuit de soudage sont sous tension
dès que l’appareil est en fonctionnement. Le circuit
d’entrée et les circuits internes de l’appareil sont également sous tension.
En soudage semi−automatique ou automatique, le fil, le dévidoir, le
logement des galets d’entraînement et les pièces métalliques en contact
avec le fil de soudage sont sous tension. Tout matériel mal installé ou mal
mis à la terre présente un danger.
D Ne jamais toucher aux pièces électriques sous tension.
D Porter des gants et des vêtements de protection secs et exempts de
trous.
D S’isoler de la pièce et de la terre au moyen de tapis ou autres dispositifs isolants suffisamment grands pour empêcher tout contact
physique avec la pièce ou la terre.
D
D
D
Ne pas se servir d’une source de courant alternatif dans les zones humides, les endroits confinés ou là où on risque de tomber.
Ne se servir d’une source de courant alternatif QUE si le procédé de soudage l’exige.
Si l’utilisation d’une source de courant alternatif s’avère nécessaire, se servir de la fonction de télécommande si l’appareil en est équipé.
D Couper l’alimentation ou arrêter le moteur avant de procéder à l’installation, à la réparation ou à l’entretien de l’appareil. Couper/étiqueter
l’alimentation selon la norme OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 (voir les normes de sécurité).
D Installer et mettre à la terre correctement l’appareil conformément à
son manuel d’utilisation et aux codes nationaux, provinciaux et
municipaux.
D Toujours vérifier la terre du cordon d’alimentation − Vérifier et s’assurer que le fil de terre du cordon d’alimentation est bien raccordé à la
borne de terre du sectionneur ou que la fiche du cordon est raccordée
à une prise correctement mise à la terre.
D Pour exécuter les branchements d’entrée, fixer d’abord le conducteur
de mise à la terre adéquat et contre−vérifier les connexions.
D Vérifier fréquemment le cordon d’alimentation et s’assurer qu’il n’est
ni endommagé ni dénudé ; le remplacer immédiatement s’il est endommagé − tout câble dénudé peut causer une électrocution.
D Mettre l’appareil hors tension quand on ne l’utilise pas.
D Ne pas utiliser de câbles usés, endommagés, de calibre insuffisant ou
mal épissés.
D Ne pas s’enrouler les câbles autour du corps.
D Si la pièce soudée doit être mise à la terre, le faire directement avec un
câble distinct.
D Ne pas toucher l’électrode quand on est en contact avec la pièce, la
terre ou une électrode d’une autre machine.
Il subsiste un COURANT CONTINU IMPORTANT
dans les convertisseurs après la suppression de
l’alimentation électrique.
D Arrêter les convertisseurs, débrancher le courant électrique et décharger les condensateurs d’alimentation selon les instructions
énoncées à la section Entretien avant de toucher les pièces.
LES FUMÉES ET LES GAZ peuvent
être dangereux.
Le soudage génère des fumées et des gaz dont
l’inhalation peut être dangereuse pour la santé.
D Se tenir à distance des fumées et ne pas les inhaler.
D À l’intérieur, ventiler la zone et/ou utiliser un dispositif d’aspiration au
niveau de l’arc pour l’évacuation des fumées et des gaz de soudage.
D Si la ventilation est insuffisante, utiliser un respirateur à adduction
d’air agréé.
D Lire les fiches techniques de santé−sécurité (FTSS) et les instructions du fabricant concernant les métaux, les consommables, les
revêtements, les nettoyants et les dégraisseurs.
D Ne travailler dans un espace clos que s’il est bien ventilé ou porter un
respirateur à adduction d’air. Demander toujours à un surveillant dûment formé de se tenir à proximité. Des fumées et des gaz de soudage
peuvent se substituer à l’air, abaisser la teneur en oxygène et causer
des lésions ou des accidents mortels. S’assurer que l’air est respirable.
D Ne pas souder à proximité d’opérations de dégraissage, de nettoyage
ou de pulvérisation. La chaleur et les rayons de l’arc peuvent réagir en
présence de vapeurs et former des gaz hautement toxiques et irritants.
D Ne pas souder de métaux munis d’un revêtement, tels que la tôle
d’acier galvanisée, plombée ou cadmiée, à moins que le revêtement
n’ait été enlevé dans la zone de soudage, que l’endroit soit bien ventilé, et si nécessaire, porter un respirateur à adduction d’air. Les
revêtements et tous les métaux renfermant ces éléments peuvent dégager des fumées toxiques lorsqu’on les soude.
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LES RAYONS DE L’ARC peuvent causer des brûlures oculaires et cutanées.
Le rayonnement de l’arc génère des rayons visibles et
invisibles intenses (ultraviolets et infrarouges) susceptibles de causer des brûlures oculaires et cutanées.
Des étincelles sont projetées pendant le soudage.
D Porter un masque de soudage muni d’un filtre de la nuance adéquate
pour se protéger le visage et les yeux pendant le soudage ou pour regarder (voir les normes de sécurité ANSI Z49.1 et Z87.1).
D Porter des lunettes de sécurité à écrans latéraux sous le masque.
D Utiliser des écrans ou des barrières pour protéger les tiers de l’éclat
éblouissant ou aveuglant de l’arc ; leur demander de ne pas regarder
l’arc.
D Porter des vêtements de protection en matière durable et ignifuge
(cuir ou laine) et des chaussures de sécurité.
LE SOUDAGE peut causer un incendie ou une explosion.
Le soudage effectué sur des récipients fermés tels que
des réservoirs, des fûts ou des conduites peut causer
leur éclatement. Des étincelles peuvent être projetées
de l’arc de soudure. La projection d’étincelles, les
pièces chaudes et les équipements chauds peuvent causer des
incendies et des brûlures. Le contact accidentel de l’électrode avec tout
objet métallique peut causer des étincelles, une explosion, un surchauffement ou un incendie. Avant de commencer le soudage, vérifier et
s’assurer que l’endroit ne présente pas de danger.
D Se protéger et protéger les tiers de la projection d’étincelles et de métal chaud.
D Ne pas souder à un endroit où des étincelles peuvent tomber sur des
substances inflammables.
D Placer toutes les substances inflammables à une distance de 10,7 m
de l’arc de soudage. En cas d’impossibilité, les recouvrir soigneusement avec des protections agréées.
D Des étincelles et des matières en fusion peuvent facilement passer
même par des fissures et des ouvertures de petites dimensions.
D Surveiller tout déclenchement d’incendie et tenir un extincteur à proximité.
D Le soudage effectué sur un plafond, un plancher, une paroi ou une
cloison peut déclencher un incendie de l’autre côté.
D Ne pas souder des récipients fermés tels que des réservoirs, des fûts
ou des conduites, à moins qu’ils n’aient été préparés conformément à
l’AWS F4.1 (voir les normes de sécurité).
D Brancher le câble sur la pièce le plus près possible de la zone de soudage pour éviter que le courant ne circule sur une longue distance, par
des chemins inconnus, et ne cause des risques d’électrocution et d’incendie.
D Ne pas utiliser le poste de soudage pour dégeler des conduites gelées.
D En cas de non utilisation, enlever la baguette d’électrode du porte−
électrode ou couper le fil au raz du tube−contact.
D Porter des vêtements de protection exempts d’huile tels que des
gants en cuir, une chemise en tissu épais, des pantalons sans revers,
des chaussures montantes et un masque.
D Avant de souder, retirer tout produit combustible de ses poches, tel
qu’un briquet au butane ou des allumettes.
LES PARTICULES PROJETÉES peuvent blesser les yeux.
D Le soudage, le burinage, le passage de la pièce à
la brosse métallique et le meulage provoquent
l’émission d’étincelles et de particules métalliques. Pendant leur refroidissement, les soudures risquent de projeter du
laitier.
D
Porter des lunettes de sécurité à écrans latéraux agréés, même sous le
masque de soudage.
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LES ACCUMULATIONS DE GAZ peuvent causer des blessures ou même
la mort.
D
D
Couper l’alimentation en gaz protecteur en cas de
non utilisation.
Veiller toujours à bien ventiler les espaces confinés ou porter un respirateur à adduction d’air agréé.
LES PIÈCES CHAUDES peuvent causer des brûlures graves.
D Ne pas toucher les pièces chaudes à main nue.
D Prévoir une période de refroidissement avant
d’utiliser le pistolet ou la torche.
LES CHAMPS MAGNÉTIQUES peuvent
perturber le fonctionnement des stimulateurs cardiaques.
D
D
Les personnes qui portent un stimulateur cardiaque
doivent se tenir à distance.
Ils doivent consulter leur médecin avant de s’approcher d’un lieu où on exécute des opérations de soudage à l’arc, de gougeage ou de soudage par points.
LE BRUIT peut affecter l’ouïe.
Le bruit de certains processus et équipements peut
affecter l’ouïe.
D
Porter des protecteurs d’oreille agréés si le niveau
sonore est trop élevé.
Les BOUTEILLES
peuvent exploser.
endommagées
Les bouteilles de gaz protecteur contiennent du gaz
sous haute pression. Toute bouteille endommagée
peut exploser. Comme les bouteilles de gaz font
normalement partie du procédé de soudage, les
manipuler avec précaution.
D Protéger les bouteilles de gaz comprimé de la chaleur excessive, des
chocs mécaniques, du laitier, des flammes nues, des étincelles et des
arcs.
D Placer les bouteilles debout en les fixant dans un support stationnaire
ou dans un porte−bouteilles pour les empêcher de tomber ou de se
renverser.
D Tenir les bouteilles éloignées des circuits de soudage ou autres circuits électriques.
D Ne jamais poser une torche de soudage sur une bouteille de gaz.
D Ne jamais mettre une électrode de soudage en contact avec une bouteille de gaz.
D Ne jamais souder une bouteille contenant du gaz sous pression − elle
risquerait d’exploser.
D N’utiliser que les bouteilles de gaz protecteur, régulateurs, tuyaux et
raccords adéquats pour l’application envisagée ; les maintenir en bon
état, ainsi que les pièces connexes.
D Détourner la tête lorsqu’on ouvre la soupape d’une bouteille.
D Laisser le capuchon protecteur sur la soupape, sauf en cas d’utilisation ou de branchement de la bouteille
D Lire et suivre les instructions concernant les bouteilles de gaz comprimé, les équipements associés et les publications P−1 de la CGA,
mentionnées dans les normes de sécurité.
2-3. Autres symboles relatifs à l’installation, au fonctionnement et à l’entretien de
l’appareil.
Risque D’INCENDIE OU D’EXPLOSION
LES ORGANES MOBILES peuvent
causer des blessures.
D Ne pas placer l’appareil sur une surface inflammable, ni au−dessus ou à proximité d’elle.
D Se tenir à l’écart des organes mobiles comme les
ventilateurs.
D Maintenir fermés et bien fixés les portes,
panneaux, recouvrements et dispositifs de
protection.
D Ne pas installer l’appareil à proximité de produits inflammables.
D Ne pas surcharger l’installation électrique − s’assurer que l’alimentation est correctement dimensionnée et protégée avant de mettre
l’appareil en service.
LA CHUTE DE L’APPAREIL peut
blesser.
D N’utiliser que l’anneau de levage pour lever l’appareil. NE PAS utiliser le chariot, les bouteilles de
gaz ou tout autre accessoire.
D Utiliser un engin de capacité adéquate pour lever
l’appareil.
D Si on utilise un chariot élévateur pour déplacer l’unité, s’assurer que
les fourches sont suffisamment longues pour dépasser du côté opposé de l’appareil.
L’EMPLOI EXCESSIF peut FAIRE
SURCHAUFFER L’ÉQUIPEMENT.
D Prévoir une période de refroidissement ; respecter le cycle opératoire nominal.
D Réduire le courant ou le cycle opératoire avant de
reprendre le soudage.
D Ne pas obstruer les orifices ou filtrer l’alimentation en air du poste.
LES CHARGES ÉLECTROSTATIQUES peuvent endommager les circuits imprimés.
D Mettre un bracelet antistatique AVANT de manipuler des cartes ou des pièces.
D Utiliser des pochettes et des boîtes antistatiques
pour stocker, déplacer ou expédier des cartes de
circuits imprimés.
LES PIÈCES MOBILES peuvent causer des blessures.
D Se tenir à l’écart des pièces mobiles.
D Se tenir à l’écart des points de coincement tels
que les dévidoirs.
LES FILS DE SOUDAGE peuvent causer des blessures.
D Ne pas appuyer sur la gâchette avant d’en avoir
reçu l’instruction.
D Ne pas diriger le pistolet vers soi, vers d’autres
personnes ou vers toute pièce mécanique en engageant le fil de soudage.
LE RAYONNEMENT HAUTE FRÉQUENCE (H. F.) risque de causer des
interférences.
D Le rayonnement haute fréquence peut causer
des interférences avec les équipements de radionavigation et de communication, les services de
sécurité et les ordinateurs.
D Ne demander qu’à des personnes qualifiées familiarisées avec les
équipements électroniques de faire fonctionner l’installation.
D L’utilisateur est tenu de faire corriger rapidement par un électricien
qualifié les interférences causées par l’installation.
D Si la Federal Communications Commission signale des interférences, arrêter immédiatement l’appareil.
D Faire régulièrement contrôler et entretenir l’installation.
D Maintenir soigneusement fermés les panneaux et les portes des sources de haute fréquence, maintenir le jeu d’éclatement au réglage
adéquat et utiliser une terre et un blindage pour réduire les interférences éventuelles.
LE SOUDAGE À L’ARC peut causer
des interférences.
D L’énergie électromagnétique peut causer des
interférences avec l’équipement électronique
sensible tel que les ordinateurs et l’équipement
commandé par ordinateur tel que les robots.
D Veiller à ce que tout l’équipement de la zone de soudage soit compatible au point de vue électromagnétique.
D Pour réduire la possibilité d’interférence, maintenir les câbles de soudage aussi courts que possible, les grouper, et les poser aussi bas
que possible (par ex. : à terre).
D Veiller à souder à une distance de 100 mètres de tout équipement
électronique sensible.
D Veiller à ce que le poste de soudage soit posé et mis à la terre conformément au présent manuel.
D En cas d’interférences après exécution des directives précédentes, il
incombe à l’utilisateur de prendre des mesures supplémentaires telles que le déplacement du poste, l’utilisation de câbles blindés,
l’utilisation de filtres de ligne ou la pose de protecteurs dans la zone de
travail.
LES CHAMPS MAGNÉTIQUES peuvent
affecter les stimulateurs cardiaques.
D Porteurs de stimulateur cardiaque, restez à distance.
D Les porteurs d’un stimulateur cardiaque doivent
d’abord consulter leur médecin avant de s’approcher des opérations de soudage à l’arc, de gougeage ou de soudage par points.
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2-4. Principales normes de sécurité
Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes, norme ANSI Z49.1,
de l’American Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Rd, Miami FL 33126
(téléphone : (305) 443−9353, site Web : www.aws.org).
Rexdale, Rexdale (Ontario) Canada M9W 1R3 (téléphone : (800)
463−6727 ou à Toronto : (416) 747−4044, site Web : www.csa−international.org).
Recommended Safe Practices for the Preparation for Welding and Cutting of Containers and Piping, norme American Welding Society AWS
F4.1, de l’American Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Rd, Miami, FL
33126 (téléphone : (305) 443−9353, site Web : www.aws.org).
Practice For Occupational And Educational Eye And Face Protection,
norme ANSI Z87.1, de l’American National Standards Institute, 11 West
42nd Street, New York, NY 10036−8002 (téléphone : (212) 642−4900,
site Web : www.ansi.org).
National Electrical Code, norme NFPA 70, de la National Fire Protection
Association, P.O. Box 9101, 1 Battery March Park, Quincy, MA
02269−9101 (téléphone : (617) 770−3000, sites Web : www.nfpa.org et
www.sparky.org).
Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot
Work, norme NFPA 51B, de la National Fire Protection Association,
P.O. Box 9101, 1 Battery March Park, Quincy, MA 02269−9101 (téléphone : (617) 770−3000, site Web : www.nfpa.org et www.sparky.org).
Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Cylinders, brochure CGA P−1,
de la Compressed Gas Association, 1735 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Suite 1004, Arlington, VA 22202−4102 (téléphone : (703) 412−0900,
site Web : www.cganet.com).
Code for Safety in Welding and Cutting, norme CSA W117.2, de la Canadian Standards Association, Standards Sales, 178 boulevard
OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry, Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1910, Subpart Q,
and Part 1926, Subpart J, de l’U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250 (il y a
10 bureaux régionaux − Téléphone pour la Région 5, Chicago : (312)
353−2220, site Web : www.osha.gov).
2-5. Information sur les champs électromagnétiques
Données sur le soudage électrique et les effets des champs magnétiques basse fréquence sur l’organisme
En parcourant les câbles de soudage, le courant crée des champs électromagnétiques. Les effets potentiels de tels champs restent
préoccupants. Cependant, après avoir examiné plus de 500 études qui
ont été faites pendant une période de recherche de 17 ans, un comité
de spécialistes du National Research Council a conclu : « L’accumulation de preuves n’a pas démontré que l’exposition aux champs
magnétiques et aux champs électriques à haute fréquence constitue un
risque pour la santé humaine ». Toutefois, les études et l’examen des
preuves se poursuivent. En attendant les conclusions finales de la recherche, il serait souhaitable de réduire l’exposition aux champs
électromagnétiques pendant le soudage ou le coupage.
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Afin de réduire les champs électromagnétiques en milieu de travail, respecter les consignes suivantes :
1. Garder les câbles ensemble en les torsadant ou en les fixant avec du
ruban adhésif.
2. Mettre tous les câbles du côté opposé à l’opérateur.
3. Ne pas s’enrouler les câbles autour du corps.
4. Garder le poste de soudage et les câbles le plus loin possible de soi.
5. Placer la pince de masse le plus près possible de la zone de soudage.
Consignes relatives aux stimulateurs cardiaques :
Les personnes qui portent un stimulateur cardiaque doivent avant tout
consulter leur médecin. Si ce dernier les déclare aptes, il leur est recommandé de respecter les consignes ci-dessus.
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 1500DX
draws approximately 4 amps.
S/N:
U 1=
I1=
115 V
4A
−
1
U2= 100 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 Breaker
Increase/Decrease
Of Quantity
Wire Feed Speed
Protective Earth
(Ground)
Postflow Timer
Preflux Timer
Start Time
Start
Stop
Output
Single Phase
Alternating
Current
U1
Primary Voltage
IP
Degree Of
Protection
Line Connection
U2
Conventional Load
Voltage
Rated Supply
X
I1
Duty Cycle
Current
241a Primary
current
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 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 100 Volts
0 To 1500 Amperes
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4-2. Description
This weld control is designed to automatically cycle welding events.
This unit can be used with constant
voltage, AC or DC welding power
sources. 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 5-7 and
5-9 for connection information on
TB2.
For information on the wire drive assembly, see Owner’s Manual supplied with the assembly.
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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
Ref. 803 021-B
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 1500DX
draws approximately 4 amps.
115
4
50/60
100
1500
100
165 746-B
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5-4. Connection Diagram With Miller Power Sources
Note
Customer must supply the following: power source, wire drive assembly and drive rolls, gun,
welding wire, weld cables, and flux system for the desired application.
Y Turn Off welding power
source and weld control
and disconnect input
power before making
connections.
This unit is supplied with 10-pin
and 14-pin cords. Select the
proper cord and make each of
the connections shown.
Flux Valve
Cord
14-Pin Welding
Power Source
Control Cord
(SAW)
(Optional)
Voltage
Sensing
Cords
10-Pin Motor
Control Cord
Welding Cables
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5-5. Connection Diagram With Non-Miller Power Sources
Note
Customer must supply the following: power source, Miller shunt control, power source control
cable, wire drive assembly and drive rolls, gun, welding wire, weld cables, and flux system for
the desired application.
Y Turn Off welding power
source and weld control
and disconnect input
power before making connections.
. For
non-MILLER power
sources, terminal block TB1
is required for hookup (See
Sections 5-7 and 5-8).
A voltage sense lead is required
when using a non−MILLER power source. To connect a voltage
sense lead, route a two conductor lead through user access
hole and connect to terminals of
TB2 (see Section 5-7). Connect
other end of voltage sensing lead
to the workpiece, and to the
torch.
Flux Valve
Cord
Welding Power
Source Control
Cord
(SAW)
Voltage
Sensing
Cords
10-Pin Motor
Control Cord
SHUNT
CONTROL
Welding Cables
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5-6. Left Side Panel Connections
1
1
2
3
2
A
C
D
J
K
B
L
N
E
Y Turn Off welding power
source and weld control and
disconnect input power before opening access door.
I
H
M
Receptacle
Keyway
Access Holes - For Customer
Use: Connections To Terminal
Blocks, Flux Valve, etc.
G
. Install strain relief (customer
F
supplied) in access hole.
3
Example Receptacle
Route incoming cables through
user access hole prior to making
connections to internal terminal
blocks.
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-B
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5-7. 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
5
6
7
7
Terminal Block TB2
Terminal Block TB1
Securing Screw - Terminal
Block
Stripped Lead
Typical Lead Being
Connected To Terminal Block
Access Holes - Used For
Connections To Terminal
Blocks, Flux Valve, etc.
. 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. 803 450-B
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5-8. 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, 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 1500DX.
Remote Jog Down
When connected to remote common, jogs wire down.
Remote Common
Circuit common for remote capabilities.
5-9. 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 1500DX Start
button is pressed and preflux has timed out. Contacts open again when HDC 1500DX 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 1500DX
Stop button is pressed.
Remote Start
Remote Jog Up
Remote Program
Remote Sense
When connected to remote common, starts HDC 1500DX.
When connected to remote common, jogs wire up.
When connected to remote common, increments the program.
Sense lead inputs.
* NOTE: All contacts are rated 10 amperes, 125 volts AC.
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5-10. Typical Connection Of A Flux Hopper With Automatic 115 VAC To An HDC 1500DX
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.
Four-Conductor Cable
From Flux System
2
3
Terminal Block TB2
Access Holes - Used For
Connections To Terminal
Blocks, Flux Valve, etc.
. Install strain relief (customer
3
supplied) in access hole.
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. 803 629-A
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5-11. Remote 10 Receptacle RC2 Information
Socket
REMOTE 10
Wirefeed Drive
Motor Hookups
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
5-12. 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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SECTION 6 − OPERATION
The following is a list of terms and their definitions as they apply to this product.
General Terms:
Sequence
A portion of the weld program, such as preflow, run-in, start, weld, crater, burnback, and postflow.
Weld Program
A group of sequences that make up a weld cycle.
6-1. Safety Equipment
Wear the following while welding:
1
1
2
3
2
3
Dry, Insulating Gloves
Safety Glasses With Side
Shields
Welding Helmet With Correct
Shade Of Filter (See ANSI
Z49.1)
sb3.1 1/94
6-2. Power Switch And Buttons
1
2
3
4
5
Power Switch
Start Button
Stop Button
Inch Up Button
Inch Down Button
2
3
1
5
4
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6-3. Program Push Buttons
CE Models
Non-CE Models
1
1
1
3
3
Program
2
2
Program Display
The number of the active program
is displayed.
2
Program Push Button
Press button to activate program
selected feature. To change the
program number, press the Program push button, or rotate the Adjust control.
3
Program Push Button LED
The LED lights to indicate the Program push button is active.
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6-4. Front Panel Controls
Nameplate For Non-CE Models
See
Section 6-3
See
Section 6-5
Program
Volts
Time
Wire Speed
See
Section 6-9
(sec)
See
Section 6-6
Amps
See
Section 6-10
Start
Crater
Pre-Postflow
See
Section 6-7
Adjust
Sequence
Setup
See Section 6-8
212 289-A
Nameplate For CE Models
See
Section 6-5
See
Section 6-3
V
t
See
Section 6-6
A
See
Section 6-10
See
Section 6-9
See
Section 6-7
S E T U P
See Section 6-8
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6-5. Upper Display
CE Models
Non-CE Models
3
3
1
1
2
2
4
4
Volts
V
Time (sec)
5
1
5
Upper Display
3
The upper display shows voltage or time. The
unit displays both preset and actual arc voltage. When the unit is in a welding state, actual arc voltage is displayed. The upper display
shows welding sequence time when the Time
LED is illuminated.
2
t
Upper Display Push Button LED
The upper display push button LED illuminates to indicate that information displayed
can be changed with the Adjust control.
4
Volts LED
5
Time LED
The LED’s below the display illuminate to indicate which value is being shown.
Upper Display Push Button
Press and hold button to adjust or display
weld time. Release button to display voltage.
At any time while welding, the unit permits the
adjustment of the weld sequence voltage.
• If the unit is displaying a welding sequence
that can be timed, the welding time display
mode is entered by pressing the upper display push button repeatedly until welding
time is the active parameter in the upper
display. At idle, the upper display toggles
between showing weld voltage or weld time
with subsequence presses of the upper
display push button.
• The unit defaults to displaying welding voltage when a welding sequence display
mode is first entered.
6-6. Lower Display
Non-CE Models
CE Models
3
3
1
2
1
4
4
Wire Speed
A
Amps
5
1
Lower Display
The lower display shows wire speed or amperage.
2
2
Lower Display Push Button
Press button to choose between wire speed
or amperage functions.
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5
3 Lower Display Push Button LED
The lower display push button LED illuminates to indicate that information displayed
can be changed with the Adjust control.
4 Wire Speed LED
5 Amps LED
The LED’s below the display illuminate to indicate which value is being shown.
• At any time during welding, the weld sequence wire speed can be adjusted and
overrides the preset wire speed display. In
other words, if the Adjust control is activated while welding, the unit displays and
permits adjustment of the weld sequence
wire feed speed regardless of the active
welding sequence.
6-7. Setup Push Button
2
2
1
1
SETUP
S etup
CE Models
Non-CE Models
1
Setup Push Button
MODE
2
Setup Push Button LED
Welding mode indicated by “MODE” in the upper display is set to “CV” for constant voltage,
or “CV+C” for constant voltage plus current.
This setting is program specific.
JOG
The jog speed selection, indicated by “JOG”
in the upper display, can be changed by turning the Adjust control. The jog wire feed speed
setting is the same for all programs. The jog
wire feed speed may also be adjusted while
the INCH UP or INCH DOWN buttons are
pressed.
Wire Touch Sense
Wire touch sense indicated by “TUCH” in the
upper display is set to “OFF” by default. Use
Adjust control or lower display push button toturn wire touch sense “ON”. With wire touch
sense “ON”, if the welding wire comes in contact with the workpiece while jogging wire,
“WIRE” is shown in the upper display and
“TUCH” is shown in the lower display. The Jog
Down button is then disabled and when released, the welding wire will retract for at a
fixed wirespeed for the selected time (see
Section 6-11).
Burnback time and voltage are specified
when the display indicates “BURN” in the lower display, and voltage and time in the upper
display. The Adjust control is used to set the
desired burnback time or voltage.
Flux Valve Control
Run-In
The run-in wire speed selection, indicated by
“RUNI” in the upper display, is set to automatic , off, or manual run-in wire speed. The lower
display shows “AUTO” to indicate that automatic run-in is active. The Adjust control can
be used to change the setting from “AUTO”,
to a run-in wire speed setting. The active program is displayed in the Program display. The
active program can be changed by pressing
the Program push button, and then selecting
the desired program with the Adjust control.
Run-in settings are program specific. For example, program 1 can be set to 50 IPM run-in,
and program 2 can remain on the Automatic
setting.
BURNBACK
Flux valve control, indicated by “FLUX” in the
upper display, is set to “AUTO” for automatic
control, or “MAN” for manual control. Setting
the Flux valve control to “AUTO” closes the
flux valve relay when the Start button is
pressed, and opens the flux valve relay when
the last sequence is finished. The flux valve
control can be overridden by using the flux
button. Setting the flux valve control to “MAN”
requires the user to close and open the flux
valve relay with the flux button.
Wire Feed Speed Setting
Wire feed speed setting, indicated by “WFS”
in the upper display, can be set to “IPM” inches-per-minute or “MPM” meters-per-minute.
This setting is independent of the program selected.
6-8. Adjust Control
1
Adjust Control
The Adjust control is used to
change various sequence parameters, and to select various sequences. Refer to the section for
the function in question for information related to using the Adjust control.
1
1
Adjust
Non-CE Models
CE Models
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6-9. Sequence Push Button
1
2
3
3
Sequence Push Button
Sequence Push Button LED
Welding Sequence LED’s
3
S ta r t
C ra t e r
Pre −P o s t flo w
2
2
1
1
Sequence
Non-CE Models
CE Models
. For
more information on Setting Sequence Parameters See Section 8-1.
If zero time is programmed for a timed sequence except for Weld, that sequence will
be skipped.
• The Sequence push button allows the
selection of welding sequences. Five welding sequences are available. The default
sequence is the Weld sequence. The Weld
sequence is active upon power up. Three
welding sequence LEDs are located above
the Sequence push button: Start, Crater,
and Preflow/Postflow. The applicable LED
illuminates to indicate the active welding sequence.
• In the Weld sequence display mode, the Sequence push button LED is off. When the
Sequence push button is pressed, the Sequence push button flashes and the Start
LEDs flash. In this condition, the unit is in the
Start sequence display mode, and Start sequence parameters are shown in the displays.
Welding sequences other than weld must
be set prior to initiating the arc. When the
unit enters a welding state, all sequence display modes are terminated and the weld display mode is activated.
• When the Sequence push button is pressed
a third time, the Preflow/Postflow sequence
LED flashes. The Sequence push button
LED remains flashing. In the Preflow display mode, the upper display shows the preflow time, and PRE is shown in the lower
display. To change the preflow time, press
the upper display and turn the Adjust control.
To select between preflow (PRE) and postflow (POST), press the lower display button
and turn the Adjust control. When POST is
selected, the upper display is used to specify postflow time.
• When the Sequence push button pressed a
second time, the Crater sequence LED
flashes; the Sequence LED also remains
flashing. In this condition, the unit is in the
Crater sequence display mode, and the
Crater sequence parameters are shown in
the displays.
• When the Sequence button is pressed a
fourth time, the unit returns to the Welding
sequence display mode.
6-10. Flux Push Button
1
2
2
2
Setup
Non-CE Models
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Pressing the Flux push button
toggles the flux valve control open
and closed. When the Flux push
button LED is lit, the flux valve control is open.
When the flux valve control is set to
“AUTO” (see Section 6-7), the flux
valve opens when the Start button
is pressed, and closes when the
last sequence is finished.
1
1
Flux Push Button
Flux Push Button LED
CE Models
6-11. Auxiliary Menus
Non-CE Models
4
5
1
2
P ro g ra m
Vo l ts
7
T im e (s e c )
W ire S p e e d
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Program Display
Program Push Button
Sequence Push Button
Upper Display
Upper Display Push Button
Lower Display
Lower Display Push Button
Adjust Control
Setup Push Button
Flux Push Button
6
Amps
S ta r t
10
C ra t e r
P re −P o st flo w
9
3
Adjust
S equenc e
S etup
8
CE Models
4
5
1
2
V
7
t
A
6
10
9
3
S ET U P
8
212 289-A / 212 483-A
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Auxiliary Menus (Continued)
• Auxiliary Menu
An auxiliary menu is provided when both
the Sequence and Setup buttons are
pressed simultaneously. The Setup and
Sequence button LEDs flash when in the
auxiliary menu. Press the Setup button to
scroll forward, or press the Sequence button to scroll backwards through the auxiliary menu.
. To
exit auxiliary menu at any time,
press Sequence and Setup simultaneously.
1 Code
Upon leaving the auxiliary menu, the user is
asked if a password code, indicated by
“CODE” in the top display, should be activated. By default, the code is off, indicated
by “OFF” in the lower display. The user may
enter a numerical password between 0 and
999 by turning the Adjust control. When the
user re-enters the auxiliary menu, the password code must be selected to gain access
to the auxiliary menu. A failed attempt returns the user to the weld screen and a
counter will increment. The counter in the
program display shows the number of incorrect attempts. The user has five attempts to enter the correct password code
before being locked out of the auxiliary
menu, indicate by “LOCK”, in the lower display. After five failed attempts, the power
may be cycled to continue welding, but the
user will remained locked out of the auxiliary menu. Pressing the Program, Sequence,
upper display, and Setup buttons simultaneously resets the counter to zero (0),as
shown in the weld screen. When the counter is reset,“CODE” is shown in the upper
display, and “RESET” in the lower display.
Pressing the Program, Sequence, upper
display, and Setup buttons simultaneously
again, will reset the unit to the factory defaults (see Section on Reset To Factory
Settings), indicated by “WIPE” in the upper
display. Resetting the unit will also turn off
the password code feature.
2 Power Source Selection
The upper display shows “PSS”. The lower
display shows “ON” or “OFF”. Use Adjust
control to select “ON” or “OFF”.
3 Voltage Range Lock
Voltage range lock is active when “LOCK”
is shown in the lower display and the Volts
LED is lit. The voltage range lock is off by
default, and is confirmed by “OFF” being
shown in the upper display. To set a voltage
variance between 0 to 10 volts from preset
voltage, press the upper display button and
rotate the Adjust control to the desired voltage. The voltage range lock is program dependent, a different voltage variance may
be locked in for each program and independent from the wire feed speed and amperage lock.
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. If locks are applied, only those pro-
grams with locks are accessible.
4 Amperage Range Lock
The amperage range lock is indicated by
“LOCK” in the upper display and a lit Amps
LED. The amperage range lock is set to off,
indicated by “OFF” in the lower display or
0.0 to 250 amperes. The amperage range
lock is program dependant and independent for wire feed speed or voltage lock.
5 Wire Feed Speed Range Lock
The wire feed speed range lock is indicated
by “LOCK” in the upper display and a lit
Wire Speed LED. The wire feed speed
range lock is off by default, and “OFF” is
shown in the lower display. To set a wire
feed speed variance between 0 to 250 ipm
(0 to 6.3 mpm) from the preset wire feed
speed, press the lower display button and
turn the Adjust control until the desired wire
feed speed variance is set. The wire feed
speed range lock is program dependent, a
different wire feed speed variance may be
set for each program and independent of
from voltage and amperage locks.
. If locks are applied, only those pro-
grams with locks are accessible.
6 Number of Programs
The number of programs is indicated by
“NUMB” is shown in the upper display and
“PROG” is shown in the lower display. The
active program number (1 through 12) is
shown in the Program display. Use the Adjust control to change the active program.
. If locks are active, only those programs
with locks are accessible.
7 Wire Touch Sense Retract
When wire touch sense is enabled (see
Section 6-7), the wire touch sense retract
time determines the amount of time the wire
will retract from the workpiece for a fixed
wirespeed. To set the wire touch retract
time, turn the Adjust control until the desired
wire touch sense retract time is set.
8 Wire Drive Motor Type
There are four types of motor drives available, RAD−400 with tach, RAD−400 without tach, RAD−780 with tach, and
RAD−780 without tach. When selecting the
RAD−400 with tach, ”RAD” will be displayed in the upper display and ”400” will be
displayed in the lower display. When selecting the RAD−780 with tach, ”RAD” will be
displayed in the upper display and ”780” will
be displayed in the lower display. When selecting the RAD−400 without tach or
RAD−780 without tach, ”NO” will be displayed in the upper display and ”TACH” will
be displayed in the lower display.
9 Wire Drive Motor Direction
The motor direction is indicated by ”MOTR”
is displayed in the upper display and ”RIGT”
or ”LEFT” is displayed in the lower display.
Changing between ”RIGT” and ”LEFT”
changes the direction of the motor.
10 Parallel Kits
The number of paralleling kits is indicated
by ”PRLL” in the upper display, ”KITS” in the
lower display, and the number of kits in the
Program Display. When paralleling two
power sources with a Miller Paralleling Kit,
select ”1” in the Program Display. When using one power source per HDC 1500DX,
set the number of paralleling kits to ”0” in the
Program Display.
11 SB1 and SB2 Relays
The contact closure of the SB1 and SB2 is
indicated by ”RLAY” in the upper display.
When the HDC 1500DX is powered off, the
SB1 and SB2 relay closures are open.
When the HDC 1500DX is powered on, if
”NOPN” is displayed in the lower display,
the SB1 and SB2 relay contact closures act
as normally−open. When the HDC 1500DX
is powered on, if ”NCLS” is displayed in the
lower display, the SB1 and SB2 relay contact closures act as normally−closed.
12 Arc Time
Arc time is active when “HR” is shown in the
program display. Actual arc time in hours
and minutes, is shown in the upper display,
wrapping to the lower display.
13 Cycles
Arc cycles is active when “CL” is shown in
the program display. The arc cycle count is
shown in the upper display, wrapping to the
lower display.
14 Software Revision Level
When “DREV” is shown in the upper display, control board PC20 revision level is
shown in the lower display. Press the upper
display button and “MERV” will now be displayed in the upper display, and the motor
control board PC1 revision level will be displayed in the lower display.
15 Reset To Factory Settings
To access reset menu and reset factory default settings, proceed as follows: simultaneously press the Program, Sequence, upper display, and setup buttons. “WIPE” is
displayed on the upper display, and “OFF”
is displayed on the lower display. The lower
display button LED is also lit. Turn Adjust
control or push lower display button to
change lower display from “OFF” to “ON”,
and simultaneously press the Program, Sequence, upper display, and setup buttons
again. All parameters except arc time and
cycle count are now reset to factory default
settings.
If a reset is not desired, turn Adjust control
until lower display shows”OFF”, and simultaneously press the Program, Sequence,
upper display, and setup buttons.
SECTION 7 − Motor Types
NOTE
For the HDC 1500DX to work properly, the motor used must match the motor
selected. The motor is selected in the Auxiliary Menu (see Section 6-11 on Wire
Drive Motor Type).
There are currently four motors that are supported by the HDC 1500DX.
Types of Motors are:
Motor
Auxiliary Menu Selection
1)
RAD 400 With Tachometer
RAD 400
2)
RAD 780 With Tachometer
RAD 780
3)
RAD 400 Without Tachometer
NO TACH
4)
RAD 780 Without Tachometer
NO TACH
When using the RAD 400 With Tachometer or RAD 780 With Tachometer, the Wire Speed shown is the speed of
the wire in either inches−per−minute or meters−per−minute (see Section 6-7). The tachometer provides feedback
to regulate and record wire speed.
When using the RAD 400 Without Tachometer or RAD 780 Without Tachometer, the Wire Speed shown is neither
a wire speed in inches−per−minute nor a wire speed in meters−per−minute, but rather a percentage of the power
provided to the motor. Without a tachometer the HDC 1500DX is unable to either regulate or record wire speed.
Notes
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SECTION 8 − Setting Sequence Parameters
8-1. Sequence Parameters In A Program
. For more
information on Sequence push buttons, see Section 6-9.
If time is set to zero in Weld sequence, welding continues until
stop button is pressed.
Parameters
Sequence
Volts
(CV or CV+C)
Amps
(CV+C)
Wirespeed
(CV)
1. Preflow
Seconds
If time is set to zero in any timed sequence except Weld, the sequence
is skipped.
0.0-10.0
2. Run-In
X
3. Start
X
X
X
0.0-5.0
4. Weld
X
X
X
0.0-600.0
5. Crater
X
X
X
0.0-5.0
6. Burnback
X
X
X
0.0-5.0
7. Postflow
0.0-10.0
Weld Time
Crater
Time
Preflow
Time
Start
Time
Burnback
Time
Postflow
Time
Time
Preflow
Run-In Start
Start
Button
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Weld
Crater
Stop
Button
Burnback Postflow
Sequence
End
8-2. Calibrating The HDC 1500DX
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
. The HDC 1500DX 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 DC or 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 1500DX Controller
2
Adjust Control Button
3
Start Button
4
5
Stop Button
Power Switch
6
Inch Down Button
7
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.
Turn on the power source, controller, and
load bank.
In the Auxiliary Menu of the controller, select NO TACH for motor type and exit the
Auxiliary Menu.
Adjust the preset voltage to 30.0 volts on
the controller.
Press the START button on the controller.
Set the external meter to read voltage and
place one lead on the torch and one lead on
the work.
If using sense leads on the HDC 1500DX,
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
1500DX, 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.
In the Auxiliary Menu of the controller, select the correct for motor type and exit the
Auxiliary Menu.
Turn off power source, controller, and load
bank.
Re−connect the wire drive motor.
Remove load bank.
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SECTION 9 − MAINTENANCE & TROUBLESHOOTING
9-1. 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.
9-2. Circuit Breaker CB1
Y Turn Off welding power
source and weld control.
1
Circuit Breaker CB1
CB1 protects the HDC 1500DX internal circuits from overload. If CB1
opens, all operations stop. Correct
the problem, and press button to reset breaker.
1
Ref. 803 449-A
OM-212 296 Page 30
9-3. Troubleshooting Table
Trouble
Remedy
Unit is completely inoperative.
Check circuit breaker CB1, and reset if necessary (see Section 9-2).
Wire does not feed during jogging.
Place Power Switch S1 in On position (see Section 6-4).
Check 115 volts ac input power and be sure it is energized.
Check circuit breaker CB1, and reset if necessary (see Section 9-2).
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 6-4 and Parts List).
Have Factory Authorized Service Agent check control board PC1, and replace if necessary.
Wire feeds wrong direction during jogging.
Change Wire Drive Motor Direction setting in the Auxiliary Menu (see Section 6-11).
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
pressed (ensure that all wire feed jogging 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. Wire
Speed remains at the Run−In Wire
Speed setting.
Check current feedback signal. This signal, +1 volt DC per 100 amperes, can be measured on terminal strip TB1, terminal F, with respect to terminal D (see Section 5-7). HDC 1500DX needs a signal of
greater than 1.5 volts DC i.e. > 150 amps) for the unit to go from run−in to weld parameters.
The unit will not start if in a menu screen, indicated by a blinking light.
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 block TB1, terminal
A, with respect to terminal B (see Section 5-7).
No output control for welding power
source.
Check command signal on pin E of 14-pin receptacle. This signal can be measured on terminal block
TB1, terminal E, with respect to terminal D. Signal should go from 0 to +10 volts DC as Output control
is turned from min. to max.
Unit displays BUTN EROR.
Check the push buttons, and replace if necessary (see Section 6-4 and Parts List). (On power up the
HDC 1500DX checks the push buttons to see if any are stuck.) Turn the unit off for 10 seconds to
clear the error message.
Unit displays TACH EROR.
Check connection from HDC 1500DX to motor. Turn the unit off for 10 seconds to clear the error message. This error is displayed because the HDC 1500DX is not receiving a tach signal from the motor.
Make sure the motor being used matches the one selected in the Auxiliary Menu (see Section 6-11).
(The motor may not have a tach.)
Make sure motor cable is not routed with weld cable. (If inching works properly, noise may be corrupting the tach signal.)
Unit displays MOTR EROR.
Make sure the motor being used matches the one selected in the Auxiliary Menu (see Section 6-11).
Turn the unit off for 10 seconds to clear the error message.
Inspect motor for damage. (see motor Owner’s Manual). (Motor draws excessive amount of current.)
OM-212 296 Page 31
Trouble
Unit displays GRND EROR.
Remedy
Welding current is present in the safety ground. Isolate welding wire and torch from any grounded
equipment. Turn the unit off for 10 seconds to clear the error message.
Separate welding cables from control cables. (Noise is creating an excessive amount of current in the
safety ground.)
Unit displays COM EROR.
Notes
OM-212 296 Page 32
Make sure all connectors are properly plugged into both boards. (Motor board is not communicating to
Display board.)
SECTION 10 − ELECTRICAL DIAGRAM
221 405-B
Figure 10-1. Circuit Diagram
OM-212 296 Page 33
SECTION 11 − PARTS LIST
22
. Hardware is common and
23
not available unless listed.
1
21
3
2
20
4
5
19
6
18
17
16
12
7
13
9
15
10
14
11
8
803 627-C
Figure 11-1. Control Box Components
Item
No.
Dia.
Mkgs.
Part
No.
Description
Quantity
Figure 11-1 Main Assembly
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
. . . . . . . . . . 214 799 . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 214 808 . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 179 851 . . . . .
. . PB3, 4 . 202 944 . . . . .
. . . PB1 . . 202 946 . . . . .
. . . PB2 . . 202 945 . . . . .
........................
. . . . S1 . . 011 611 . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 212 289 . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 212 483 . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 213 887 . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 212 290 . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 221 404 . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 193 440 . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 214 816 . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 212 481 . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 214 805 . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 212 304 . . . . .
. . . PC1 . . 221 394 . . . . .
. . . RC2 . . 139 268 . . . . .
. . . RC1 . . 094 480 . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 070 371 . . . . .
. . . CB1 . . 083 432 . . . . .
OM-212 296 Page 34
Box, Enclosure HDC Assy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cover, Box Enclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Knob, Pointer 1.670 Dia X .250 Id Push On W/Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switch, Pb Mc No Spst 5a 115Vac (Gray) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switch, Pb Mc No Spst 5a 115Vac (Green) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switch, Pb Mc No Spst 5a 115Vac (Red) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nameplate (Order by Model and Serial Number) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switch, Tgl Dpdt 15A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overlay, Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overlay, Front Panel (CE Version) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Circuit Card Assy, Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Circuit Card Assy, Display/Micro W/Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
XFMR, Control 30Va 24V/24V/18V/18V 115 Pri 50/60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switch, Ground Current Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spacer, Terminal Strip Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Block, Term 30 Amp 13 Pole Screw Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bracket, Terminal Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Label, Terminal Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Circuit Card Assy, Motor Control W/Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Conn, Circ Ms/Met 10Skt Size 18 Rcpt Panel Solder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Conn, Circ Ms/Met 14Pin Size 20 Rcpt Panel Solder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Blank, Snap−In Nyl 1.093/1.125 Mtg Hole Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Circuit Breaker, Man Reset 1p 10A 250Vac Frict . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
Item
No.
Dia.
Mkgs.
Part
No.
Description
Quantity
Figure 11-1 Main Assembly (Continued)
. . . 23 . . . . . . . . . . 117 860 . . . . . Blank, Snap−in Nyl .187 Mtg Hole Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 039 116 . . . . . Label, High Voltage Test And Ground Ok . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 436 . . . . . Label, Ground/Protective Earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 342 . . . . . Label, Warning Electric Shock Power Still Present (Standard Version) . . 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 354 . . . . . Label, Warning Electric Shock Wordless (CE Version) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 591 . . . . . Cable, Motor 10 Ft (10 Pin) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 836 . . . . . Cable, Interconnecting 30 Ft (14 Pin) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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.
Notes
OM-212 296 Page 35
Notes
Work like a Pro!
Pros weld and cut
safely. Read the
safety rules at
the beginning
of this manual.
Effective January 1, 2004
(Equipment with a serial number preface of “LE” or newer)
This limited warranty supersedes all previous Miller warranties and is exclusive with no other
guarantees or warranties expressed or implied.
Warranty Questions?
Call
1-800-4-A-MILLER
for your local
Miller distributor.
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its original retail purchaser that new Miller equipment sold after
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1.
Miller shall honor warranty claims on warranted equipment
listed below in the event of such a failure within the warranty
time periods. All warranty time periods start on the date that the
equipment was delivered to the original retail purchaser, or one
year after the equipment is sent to a North American distributor
or eighteen months after the equipment is sent to an
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Consumable components; such as contact tips,
cutting nozzles, contactors, brushes, slip rings,
relays or parts that fail due to normal wear. (Exception:
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3.
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and necessary maintenance, or equipment which has
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equipment.
1.
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3.
Original main power rectifiers
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Transformer/Rectifier Power Sources
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Semi-Automatic and Automatic Wire Feeders
Inverter Power Sources (Unless Otherwise Stated)
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*
*
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replacement at an authorized Miller service station; or (4)
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