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ESAB A34 Caddy User manual
Caddy®
A32, A33, A34
Instruction manual
0460 449 274 GB 20130703
Valid for: from program version 1.35P
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1
2
3
INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................... 3
1.1
Overview ............................................................................................................... 3
1.2
Control panel A32 ................................................................................................ 3
1.3
Control panel A33 ................................................................................................ 4
1.4
Control panel A34 ................................................................................................ 5
MMA WELDING .................................................................................................... 6
2.1
Settings ................................................................................................................. 6
2.2
Symbol and function explanations.....................................................................6
2.3
Hidden functions MMA welding ..........................................................................7
TIG WELDING....................................................................................................... 8
3.1
Settings ................................................................................................................. 8
3.2
Symbol and function explanations.....................................................................8
3.3
Hidden TIG functions........................................................................................... 9
4
WELDING DATA MEMORY ................................................................................ 11
5
FAULT CODES ................................................................................................... 12
5.1
General................................................................................................................ 12
5.2
List of fault codes .............................................................................................. 12
5.3
Fault code descriptions..................................................................................... 12
ORDERING NUMBERS .............................................................................................13
Rights reserved to alter specifications without notice.
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1 INTRODUCTION
1
INTRODUCTION
1.1
Overview
The manual describes the use of A32, A33 and A34 control panel.
For general information about operation see the Instruction manual for the power source.
When the mains power is supplied the unit runs a self diagnosis of the LEDs
and the display, the program version is displayed and in this example the
program version is 0.18.
NOTE!
Differencies in the panel function may occur, depending on in which product it is
installed.
Instruction manuals in other languages can be downloaded from the website, www.esab.com
.
1.2
Control panel A32
1.
Display
4.
Knob for setting the current
7.
Choice of welding method MMA
9.
Setting from panel
10.
Display of VRD function (reduced open-circuit voltage) .
or TIG
or connecting remote control unit
Measured value in the display for welding current A, is arithmetic average value = rectified
average value.
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1.3
Control panel A33
1.
Display
2.
Indication of which parameter is shown in the display (current or percent)
4.
Knob for setting data (current or percent)
5.
Buttons for weld data memory settings. See "Welding data memory" chapter.
6.
Button for choosing parameters ”Hot start”
when MMA welding
7.
Choice of welding method MMA
9.
Setting from panel
10.
Display of VRD function (reduced open-circuit voltage)
or arc pressure ”Arc force”
or TIG
or connecting remote control unit
Measured value in the display for welding current A, is arithmetic average value = rectified
average value.
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1.4
Control panel A34
1.
Display
2.
Indication of which parameter is shown in the display (current, voltage or percent)
3.
Display of measurement value for current (A) or voltage (V) during welding.
4.
Knob for setting data (current or percent)
5.
Buttons for weld data memory settings. See "Welding data memory" chapter.
6.
Button for choosing parameters ”Hot start”
when MMA welding
7.
Choice of welding method MMA
8.
Choice of electrode type ”Basic”, ”Rutile” or ”Cellulose” when MMA welding
9.
Setting from panel
10.
Display of VRD function (reduced open-circuit voltage)
or arc pressure ”Arc force”
or TIG
or connecting remote control unit
Measured value in the display for arc voltage (V) and welding current (A), is arithmetic
average value = rectified average value.
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2
MMA WELDING
2.1
Settings
Function
Setting range
A32
A33
A34
Default
value
Current
4 A - max.1)
x
x
x
100
Active panel
OFF or ON
x
x
x
ON
Remote control
unit
OFF or ON
x
x
x
OFF
Hot start
0 - 99%
x2)
x
x
0
Arc force
0 - 99%
x2)
x
x
5
Drop welding
OFF or ON
x2)
x2)
x2)
OFF
VRD
-
x
x
x
-
1)The
setting range is dependent on the power source used.
2)Hidden
function
2.2
Symbol and function explanations
MMA welding
MMA welding may also be referred to as welding with coated electrodes. Striking
the arc melts the electrode, and its coating forms protective slag.
Setting current
A higher current produces a wider weld pool, with better penetration into the workpiece.
Active panel
Settings are made from the control panel.
Remote control unit
Settings are made from the remote control unit.
The remote control unit must be connected to the remote control unit socket on
the equipment before activation. When the remote control unit is activated the
panel is inactive.
Hot start
Increases the welding current during a fixed time at the start of the welding
process. Set the value of the hot start current by using the knob. This reduces
the risk of incomplete fusion at the start of the weld.
Arc force
The arc force is important in determining how the current changes in response to
a change in the arc length. A lower value gives a calmer arc with less spatter.
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Voltage Reducing Device (VRD)
The VRD function ensures that the open-circuit voltage does not exceed 35 V
when welding is not being carried out. This is indicated by a lit VRD LED.
The VRD function is blocked when the system senses that welding has started.
If the VRD function is activated and the open-circuit voltage exceeds the 35 V
limit, this is indicated by an error message (16) appearing in the display and
welding cannot be started whilst the error message is displayed.
Contact an authorised ESAB service technician to activate the function.
2.3
Hidden functions MMA welding
There are hidden functions in the control panel.
To access the functions in A32, use the method button
.
To access the functions in A33 and A34, hold button
depressed for 5 seconds. The
display shows a letter and a value. The correct function is selected by pressing the buttons.
The knob is used to change the value of the selected function.
Control Panel
Function letter
Function
C
Arc Force
H
Hotstart
d
Drop welding
To leave the function in A32, hold the button
A34, hold the button
depressed for 5 seconds. For A33 and
depressed for 5 seconds.
Arc force
The arc force is important in determining how the current changes in response to
a change in the arc length. A lower value gives a calmer arc with less spatter.
Hot start
Increases the welding current during a fixed time at the start of the welding
process. Set the value of the hot start current by using the knob. This reduces
the risk of incomplete fusion at the start of the weld.
Drop welding
Drop welding can be used when welding with stainless electrodes. The function involves
alternately striking and extinguishing the arc in order to achieve better control of the supply
of heat. The electrode needs only to be raised slightly to extinguish the arc.
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3
TIG WELDING
3.1
Settings
Function
Setting range
Current
4 max1)
X
X
X
60 A
Active panel
OFF or ON
X
X
X
ON
Remote control unit
OFF or ON
X
X
X
OFF
VRD
-
X
X
X
-
Hot Wire TIG, On/Off2)
0 = OFF, 1 = ON
X
X
X
OFF
X
X
X
X
X
X
Hot Wire TIG, Arc switch-off voltage2) 2 - 30 V
Hot Wire TIG, Automatic start2)
1)
0 = Automatic start off,
1 = Automatic start on
A32 A33 A34 Default
value
OFF
The setting range is dependent on the power source used.
2)
These functions are hidden Tig functions, see description in section "Hidden TIG
functions".
3.2
Symbol and function explanations
TIG welding
TIG welding melts the metal of the workpiece, using an arc struck from a
tungsten electrode, which does not melt itself. The weld pool and the electrode
are protected by shielding gas.
Live TIG-start
At a ”Live TIG-start” the tungsten electrode is placed against the workpiece. When the
electrode is lifted away from workpiece, the arc is struck at a limited current level.
Active panel
Settings are made from the control panel.
Remote control unit
Settings are made from the remote control unit.
The remote control unit must be connected to the remote control unit socket on
the equipment before activation. When the remote control unit is activated the
panel is inactive.
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Voltage Reducing Device (VRD)
The VRD function ensures that the open-circuit voltage does not exceed 35 V
when welding is not being carried out. This is indicated by a lit VRD LED.
The VRD function is blocked when the system senses that welding has started.
If the VRD function is activated and the open-circuit voltage exceeds the 35 V
limit, this is indicated by an error message (16) appearing in the display and
welding cannot be started whilst the error message is displayed.
Contact an authorised ESAB service technician to activate the function.
3.3
Hidden TIG functions
There are hidden functions in the control panel.
Control panel A32: To access the hidden functions, press the method button
.
Control panels A33 and A34: To access the hidden functions, press
for 5 seconds. The
display shows a letter and a value. Select the preferred function by pressing the appropriate
button. The knob is used to change the value of the selected function.
Control panel A32: To leave hidden functions, press the method button
Control panels A33 and A34: To leave hidden functions, press
for 5 seconds.
for 5 seconds.
Control panels A32, A33 and A34
Function
Settings
h = Hot Wire TIG, On/Off
0 = OFF, 1 = ON
U = Hot Wire TIG, Arc switch-off voltage
2 - 30 V
S = Hot Wire TIG, Automatic start
0 = Automatic start off, 1 = Automatic start on
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Hot Wire TIG
This function uses the power source to pre-heat a wire fed to an existing TIG melt. This
results in a higher rate of production and also a better welding result than what is the case if
a cold wire is fed to the melt.
Having turned on the Hot Wire TIG function using the "h" parameter, the functionality is as
follows. If a trigger signal is generated or the "S" parameter (see below) is set to "1",
pre-heating will start and Hot Wire TIG will be indicated by a flashing TIG indicator.
If the voltage reaches a certain limit, an arc is considered to have formed and the power
source will try to put it out. This because the purpose of Hot Wire TIG is not to keep an arc
lit but to maintain a constant current aiming to heat the wire. You can set the voltage limit,
using the "U" parameter (see above).
In a system without a trigger signal, the "S" parameter can be used to automatically start
pre-heating.
WARNING!
When the "S" parameter is in position "1", there is a constant voltage on the
welding outlet. This is indicated by a flashing VRD indicator.
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4
WELDING DATA MEMORY
Two different welding data settings can be stored in the control panel memory.
Press button
or
for 5 seconds to store the welding data in the memory. The
welding data is stored when the green indicator lamp starts to flash.
To switch between the different welding data memories press button
or
.
The welding data memory has a back-up battery so that the settings remain even if the unit
has been switched off.
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5 FAULT CODES
5
FAULT CODES
5.1
General
Fault codes are used to indicate that a fault has occurred in the equipment. It is indicated in
the display by an E followed by a fault code number.
A unit number is displayed to indicate which unit has generated the fault, for example U 0.
If several faults have been detected only the code for the last occuring fault is displayed.
Press any function button or turn the knob to remove the fault indication from the display.
NOTE!
If the remote control is activated, deactivate the remote control by pressing
to remove the fault indication.
5.2
List of fault codes
Unit number:
U 0 = welding data unit
U 2 = power source
U 4 = remote cooling unit
5.3
Fault code descriptions
The fault codes that the user can correct themselves are given below. If a different code
appears, call a service technician.
Fault code
Description
E6
High temperature
The thermal overload cut-out has tripped.
The current welding process is stopped and cannot be restarted until
the temperature has fallen.
Action:Check that the cooling air inlets or outlets are not blocked or
clogged with dirt. Check the duty cycle being used, to make sure that
the equipment is not being overloaded.
E 14
Communication error (bus off)
Serious interference on the CAN bus.
Action:Check that there are no faulty units connected on the CAN bus.
Check the tables. Send for a service technician if the fault persists.
E 16
Hig open-circuit voltage
Open circuit voltage has been to high.
Action:Turn of the mains power supply to reset the unit. Send for a
service technician if the fault persists.
E 19
Memory error
Content of existing memory is incorrect. Basic data will be used.
Action:Turn off the mains power supply to reset the unit. Send for a
service technician if the fault persists.
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ORDERING NUMBERS
ORDERING NUMBERS
Ordering no.
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0460 250 883
Control Panel Caddy™ A32
0460 250 888
Control Panel Caddy™ A33
0460 250 885
Control Panel Caddy™ A34
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ESAB subsidiaries and representative offices
Europe
AUSTRIA
ESAB Ges.m.b.H
Vienna-Liesing
Tel: +43 1 888 25 11
Fax: +43 1 888 25 11 85
BELGIUM
S.A. ESAB N.V.
Brussels
Tel: +32 2 745 11 00
Fax: +32 2 745 11 28
BULGARIA
ESAB Kft Representative Office
Sofia
Tel: +359 2 974 42 88
Fax: +359 2 974 42 88
THE CZECH REPUBLIC
ESAB VAMBERK s.r.o.
Vamberk
Tel: +420 2 819 40 885
Fax: +420 2 819 40 120
DENMARK
Aktieselskabet ESAB
Herlev
Tel: +45 36 30 01 11
Fax: +45 36 30 40 03
FINLAND
ESAB Oy
Helsinki
Tel: +358 9 547 761
Fax: +358 9 547 77 71
GREAT BRITAIN
ESAB Group (UK) Ltd
Waltham Cross
Tel: +44 1992 76 85 15
Fax: +44 1992 71 58 03
ESAB Automation Ltd
Andover
Tel: +44 1264 33 22 33
Fax: +44 1264 33 20 74
FRANCE
ESAB France S.A.
Cergy Pontoise
Tel: +33 1 30 75 55 00
Fax: +33 1 30 75 55 24
GERMANY
ESAB GmbH
Solingen
Tel: +49 212 298 0
Fax: +49 212 298 218
HUNGARY
ESAB Kft
Budapest
Tel: +36 1 20 44 182
Fax: +36 1 20 44 186
NORWAY
AS ESAB
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Tel: +47 33 12 10 00
Fax: +47 33 11 52 03
POLAND
ESAB Sp.zo.o.
Katowice
Tel: +48 32 351 11 00
Fax: +48 32 351 11 20
PORTUGAL
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Lisbon
Tel: +351 8 310 960
Fax: +351 1 859 1277
ROMANIA
ESAB Romania Trading SRL
Bucharest
Tel: +40 316 900 600
Fax: +40 316 900 601
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LLC ESAB
Moscow
Tel: +7 (495) 663 20 08
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Bratislava
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SPAIN
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Alcalá de Henares (MADRID)
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Fax: +34 91 802 3461
SWEDEN
ESAB Sverige AB
Gothenburg
Tel: +46 31 50 95 00
Fax: +46 31 50 92 22
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Gothenburg
Tel: +46 31 50 90 00
Fax: +46 31 50 93 60
SWITZERLAND
ESAB AG
Dietikon
Tel: +41 1 741 25 25
Fax: +41 1 740 30 55
UKRAINE
ESAB Ukraine LLC
Kiev
Tel: +38 (044) 501 23 24
Fax: +38 (044) 575 21 88
North and South America
ARGENTINA
CONARCO
Buenos Aires
Tel: +54 11 4 753 4039
Fax: +54 11 4 753 6313
BRAZIL
ESAB S.A.
Contagem-MG
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www.esab.com
Africa
EGYPT
ESAB Egypt
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Tel: +20 2 390 96 69
Fax: +20 2 393 32 13
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ESAB Mexico S.A.
Monterrey
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SOUTH AFRICA
ESAB Africa Welding & Cutting
Ltd
Durbanvill 7570 - Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0)21 975 8924
USA
ESAB Welding & Cutting
Products
Florence, SC
Tel: +1 843 669 44 11
Fax: +1 843 664 57 48
Asia/Pacific
AUSTRALIA
ESAB South Pacific
Archerfield BC QLD 4108
Tel: +61 1300 372 228
Fax: +61 7 3711 2328
CHINA
Shanghai ESAB A/P
Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 2326 3000
Fax: +86 21 6566 6622
INDIA
ESAB India Ltd
Calcutta
Tel: +91 33 478 45 17
Fax: +91 33 468 18 80
INDONESIA
P.T. ESABindo Pratama
Jakarta
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Fax: +62 21 461 2929
JAPAN
ESAB Japan
Tokyo
Tel: +81 45 670 7073
Fax: +81 45 670 7001
SINGAPORE
ESAB Asia/Pacific Pte Ltd
Singapore
Tel: +65 6861 43 22
Fax: +65 6861 31 95
THE NETHERLANDS
ESAB Nederland B.V.
Amersfoort
Tel: +31 33 422 35 55
Fax: +31 33 422 35 44
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
ESAB Middle East FZE
Dubai
Tel: +971 4 887 21 11
Fax: +971 4 887 22 63
CANADA
ESAB Group Canada Inc.
Missisauga, Ontario
Tel: +1 905 670 02 20
Fax: +1 905 670 48 79
MALAYSIA
ESAB (Malaysia) Snd Bhd
USJ
Tel: +603 8023 7835
Fax: +603 8023 0225
ITALY
ESAB Saldatura S.p.A.
Bareggio (Mi)
Tel: +39 02 97 96 8.1
Fax: +39 02 97 96 87 01
SOUTH KOREA
ESAB SeAH Corporation
Kyungnam
Tel: +82 55 269 8170
Fax: +82 55 289 8864
Distributors
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numbers to our distributors in
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