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ESAB T6 User manual
TA4, TA6
Aristot
Service manual
0740 800 155
061012
READ THIS FIRST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1AP1 Welding data board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1AP1:1 Power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1AP1:2 Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1AP1:3 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1AP1:4 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1AP1
Component positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FAULT CODES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fault log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fault codes for the TA4 and TA6 panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary of fault codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fault code descriptions, control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What is ESD? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exchange circuit boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
INSTRUCTIONS TA4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MENUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TIG WELDING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MMA WELDING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
INSTRUCTIONS TA6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MENUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Menu structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TIG WELDING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MMA WELDING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ARC--AIR GOUGING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GENERAL FUNCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote control unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MEMORY MANAGEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LOCK CODE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SPARE PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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READ THIS FIRST
Maintenance and repair work should be performed by an experienced person, and
electrical work only by a trained electrician. Use only recommended replacement parts.
This service manual is intended for use by technicians with electrical/electronic training for
help in connection with fault--tracing and repair.
This manual contains details of design changes that have been made up to and including
September 2006.
WARNING !
STATIC ELECTRICITY can damage circuit
boards and electronic components.
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Observe precautions for handling electrostatic-sensitive devices.
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Use proper static--proof bags and boxes.
INTRODUCTION
The control panels are renamed:
New name
Old name
Aristot TA4
T4
Aristot TA6
T6
The MMC module consists of an operator’s control panel and a welding data board.
The power source and the control panel each have their own microprocessor for control,
with the control panel being the central unit in the system. In addition to storing and issuing
welding data, it also exercises overall control of the system as a whole.
The power source is supplied with one of the following control panels:
The TA4 panel, with a knob only for setting the current: other settings are
made by pushbuttons and symbols in the display. See Page 14 for a
description of operation of the panel.
The TA6 panel, with a knob only for setting the current: other settings are
made by pushbuttons and text in the display. See Page 20 for a
description of operation of the panel.
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DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION
1AP1 Welding data board
Circuit board identity
The welding data board has a machine ID, a hardware ID and a unit type number. To read
this you need the ESAT service kit, see page 12.
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The machine ID defines which type of control panel the board is intended for. If the
board is to be used for another type of control panel, the machine ID can be changed
by ESAT. Spare part boards can be delivered with or without machine ID, see page 13.
The hardware ID shows design and type of circuit board.
The unit type is used for identification on the CAN bus.
The ID numbers of the control panels are:
TA4 machine ID = 6
TA6 machine ID = 8
Hardware ID = 1
Unit type = 0
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Power supply
Circuit board 1AP1 receives a 12 V power supply from the control board in the
power source. This is regulated to 5 V, which supplies all the circuits in the
control panel. The 12 V and 5 V supplies are monitored by a reset circuit:
tolerance values are 12 V +2/--3 V and 5 V ±0.25 V. Monitoring the voltages
makes sure that, in the event of loss of power, the processor has time to save
the current data to RAM and to shut down the current processes in a controlled
manner.
Loss of power supply does not generate a fault code. If the 12 V supply drops
below 9 V, either momentarily or indefinitely, but does not fail entirely, the
background lighting to the display will go out, followed by display of fault code
4. The machine must be turned off, and then on again, to reset the system.
The RAM memory requires a power supply even when the machine is turned
off. This is provided by battery BA1, see the component positions on page 6.
The battery is connected by the reset circuit when the mains power supply is
turned off or lost. The battery voltage is monitored by the processor: fault code
8 is displayed if it drops below 2.4 V.
Replacing the battery
The battery is soldered to the circuit board. Removing it causes the RAM
memory to lose all stored data, e.g. the machine’s fault log. When the new
battery has been fitted, and the machine restarted, the panel will be in its
default state, i.e. as it originally left the factory.
It is possible to prevent data from being lost if a 12 V supply is maintained to
the board while the battery is being changed.
Warning: the circuit board is sensitive to ESD.
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1AP1:2
Communication
Communication between the control panel and the machine is via the system’s
CAN bus.
Resistor R3 is the terminating resistor (120 Ù) for the bus. Read more about
the CAN bus in the service manual for the power source.
1AP1:3
Display
The display panel is backlit by parallel--connected LEDs, controlled by
transistor Q1. Display contrast can be adjusted by potentiometer R52: see the
component positions diagram on page 6.
1AP1:4
Settings
The panel has a pulse generator (encoder) for setting the welding current, and
pushbuttons for other functions. Turning the pulse generator briefly connects
contact A6 (0 V) to contacts A4 and A5, but with a slight time difference
between them. This generates pulses that are displaced by about 90° relative
to each other. The processor senses which contact was first connected to 0 V,
and decides whether the current is to be increased or decreased.
When the pulse generator knob is not being turned, the voltage on contacts A4
and A5 is +5 V.
Wiring diagram for the TA4 and TA6 control panels
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1AP1
Component positions
The printed circuit board is the same, regardless of which type of panel it is
used for. The picture above shows all the components with which the board
may be fitted: the exact choice of components varies, depending on the panel.
The choice of components is the same for the TA4 and TA6 panels.
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FAULT CODES
Fault log
All faults that occur when using the welding equipment are documented as error messages
in the fault log: up to 99 error messages can be saved. When 99 messages have been
saved, the oldest message will automatically erase when the next fault occurs.
Only the most recent fault message is displayed on the control panel. To read the entire
fault log, the machine must be connected to the ESAT: see service aid on page 12.
Faults are monitored/detected in two ways: by test routines that are run on initiation and by
functions that can detect a fault when it occurs.
The control panel displays a unit number to indicate which unit has generated the fault.
Fault codes for the TA4 and TA6 panels
Fault codes are updated every three seconds. They are shown on the display in the form of
a symbol, as follows:
The upper figure in the symbol is the number of the particular fault code. The
lower figure indicates where the fault is:
0 = control panel
2 = power source
4 = remote control unit
The above symbol show that the control panel (0) has lost contact with the power source.
Symbols may be steady or flashing, depending on the type of fault. Flashing symbols are
indicaded with “o” in the table below.
If several faults have been detected, the code of only the most recent fault is displayed.
Press any of the function keys in order to clear the symbol from the display.
Summary of fault codes
Fault
code
Description
Control
panel
Power
source
Remote
control
unit
x
1
Memory error, EPROM
x
x
2
Memory error, RAM
x
x
3
Memory error, external RAM
x
x
4
+5 V power supply
x
x
5
Intermediate DC voltage outside limits
6
High temperature
8
Power supply 1
9
x
x
x
x
Power supply 2
x
x
10
Power supply 3
x
12
Communication error (warning)
x
14
Communication error (bus off)
x
15
Lost messages
x
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Fault
code
Description
Control
panel
Power
source
16
High open--circuit voltage
18
Lost contact with the power source
o
19
Incorrect setting values in external RAM
x
22
Transmitter buffer overflow
x
23
Receiver buffer overflow
x
26
Program operating fault
x
x
28
Stack overflow
x
x
29
No cooling water flow
31
No reply from the display unit
32
No gas flow
Remote
control
unit
x
o
x
o
Fault code descriptions, control panel
The fault codes for the power source and the remote control unit are described in the
manuals for these units. This manual describes the fault codes for the control panel.
Code Description
1
EPROM check sum error -- program memory error
This indicates a fault in the check sum test of the program memory, which is run only when
initiating the unit after power--up.
This fault does not disable any functions.
The program memory is damaged. This is a serious fault, that can have unforeseen effects.
Action: Restart the machine. If the fault persists, load new software via ESAT. If the fault
still persists, replace circuit board 1AP1 that carries the memory chip.
2
Microprocessor RAM error
The microprocessor is unable to read/write from/to a particular memory address in its
internal memory. This test is preformed only as part of initiation after power--up. This fault
does not disable any functions.
Action: Restart the machine. If the fault persists, replace circuit board 1AP1 that carries the
microprocessor chip.
3
Error in external RAM
Read/write test of the processor’s external RAM. This test is preformed only as part of
initiation after power--up.
The microprocessor is unable to read/write from/to a particular memory address in its
external memory. This fault does not disable any functions.
Action: Restart the machine. If the fault persists, replace circuit board 1AP1 that carries the
RAM memory.
4
5 V power supply too low
The unregulated power supply voltage for the processor is too low: the smoothing
capacitors cannot keep the voltage up enough for the processor to continue to operate. The
processor stops all normal activities, expecting to be shut down.
Action: Turn off the mains power supply to reset the unit. If the fault persists, check the
power supply to circuit board 1AP1.
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Code Description
8
Low battery voltage +3 V
This test is preformed only as part of initiation after power--up. This fault does not disable
any functions.
Replace the battery on circuit board 1AP1. If it is not replaced, the entire contents of the
battery--backed memory will be lost.
12
Communication error (warning)
The load on the system CAN bus is temporarily too high.
Action: Check the equipment to ensure that only one wire feed unit and/or remote control
unit is connected.
14
Communication error (bus off)
The system’s CAN bus has temporarily ceased to work due to excessive load. The current
welding process is stopped.
Action: Check the equipment to ensure that only one wire feed unit and/or remote control
unit is connected. Turn off the mains power supply to reset the unit.
15
Lost messages
The bus CAN circuit indicates that a message has been lost. No functions are disabled by
this fault.
Action: Check that all units are correct connected to the CAN bus.
18
Lost contact with the power source
Current activities will be stopped and welding start is prevented.
This fault can be caused by a break in the connection (i.e. the CAN cable) between the
power source and the control panel.
It is possible, with the machine on, to break the connection between units and then to
reconnect them without problems. The control panel “knows” if it has lost contact with any
unit. When it establishes contact again, the power source is updated with all the settings
that applied before the break.
Action: Check the CAN cables.
19
Memory error in data memory
This fault will be detected if the information in the battery--backed memory has become
corrupted.
Action: This fault corrects itself, but stored data in the current memory section will be lost. If
the battery voltage is correct, and if the fault recurs each time the unit is started, there is a
fault in the RAM memory. Replace the welding data board, 1AP1, in the control panel.
22
Transmitter buffer overflow
The control panel is unable to transmit information to the other units at a sufficiently high
speed.
Action: A break in the bus line can cause this fault. Check the CAN cabling. Turn off the
mains power supply to reset the unit.
23
Receiver buffer overflow
The control panel is unable to process information from the other units at a sufficiently high
speed. This fault is caused by abnormal loading of the microprocessor in the control panel.
Action: Turn off the mains power supply to reset the unit.
26
Program operatiing fault
Something has prevented the processor from performing its normal program duties. The
program restarts automatically. The current welding process will be stopped. This fault does
not disable any functions.
This fault should never occur in reality. Contact ESAB if the fault does occur.
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Code Description
28
Stack overflow
The program execution does not work.
This fault should never occur in reality: the fault code is intended as an aid during
development work. Contact ESAB if the fault does occur.
31
No reply from the display unit
The microprocessor has no contact with the display board.
Action: Check the ribbon cable and connectors between the welding data board (1AP1)
and the display board (1AP2).
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SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING !
STATIC ELECTRICITY can damage circuit
boards and electronic components.
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Observe precautions for handling electrostatic-sensitive devices.
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Use proper static--proof bags and boxes.
What is ESD?
A sudden transfer or discharge of static electricity from one object to another. ESD stands for
Electrostatic Discharge.
How does ESD damage occur?
ESD can cause damage to sensitive electrical components, but is not dangerous to people.
ESD damage occurs when an ungrounded person or object with a static charge comes into
contact with a component or assembly that is grounded. A rapid discharge can occur,
causing damage. This damage can take the form of immediate failure, but it is more likely
that system performance will be affected and the component will fail prematurely.
How do we prevent ESD damage?
ESD damage can be prevented by awareness. If static electricity is prevented from building
up on you or on anything at your work station, then there cannot be any static discharges.
Nonconductive materials (e.g. fabrics), or insulators (e.g. plastics) generate and hold static
charge, so you should not bring unnecessary nonconductive items into the work area.
It is obviously difficult to avoid all such items, so various means are used to drain off any
static discharge from persons to prevent the risk of ESD damage. This is done by simple
devices: wrist straps, connected to ground, and conductive shoes.
Work surfaces, carts and containers must be conductive and grounded. Use only antistatic
packaging materials. Overall, handling of ESD--sensitive devices should be minimized to
prevent damage.
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Service aid
We can offer a number of service tools that will simplify the service.
Antistatic service kit
Ordering no. 0740 511 001
The kit makes it easier to protect sensitve
components from electrostatic discharge.
Contents:
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A conductive mat (size 610 x 610 mm)
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A 1.5 metre long ground cable with a
crocodile clip
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An adjustable wrist strap and cable with
an inbuilt protective resistor
Antistatic service kit
Esat service kit
Ordering no. 0458 847 880
The software update is made from a PC, it has to be managed by a trained serviceman. For
this a computer program called Esat, ESAB software administration tool, is needed. The PC
is connected to the welding equipment by a cable connector and a CAN reader. From the
Esat it is possible to update the software in power source, wire feeder and control panel.
Esat contains also service functions by which it is possible to control, change or read the
different functions in the equipment.
For the installation and use of Esat program you need a computer with operating system
Windows 9x, NT4, 2000 or XP.
The Esat service kit contents:
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CAN adapter PPCAN
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Connection Cable between CAN reader and power source
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CAN adapter software and Esat software on CD
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Instruction manual for Esat
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Exchange circuit boards
Exchange circuit boards are repaired and tested circuit boards. We offer those boards to a
lower price than new circuit boards. When an exchange circuit board is ordered, the defect
board must be sent back to ESAB. Use only antistatic packaging materials for the
circuit board. If we do not receive the defect board, or if it is not packed in antistatic
packaging, the price for the exchange board will be 30 to 50% higher than the normal price.
Some boards must have a machine ID, for this you need the Esat service kit. In order to
make the service of the machines easy, we offer the boards with individual ordering
numbers, where machine--ID is needed (plug and play). Machine ID is needed for the
boards in the control panels (MMC module).
There are three price levels for the circuit boards, level 1. is the cheapest:
1.
Exchange board without machine ID
2.
New circuit board without ID
3. Exchange board with machine ID
During the warranty period we only accept the warranty costs for circuit boards without
machine ID.
All circuit boards in the spare parts list are new circuit boards. Below is a list of the
exchange boards for the TA4 and TA6 control panels.
Complete exchange control panels with machine ID
Panel
TA4
Ordering no.
E458 535 883
Panel
TA6
Ordering no.
E458 535 885
Exchange circuit boards for control panels
Panel
ID
TA4
TA4
no E486 819 880
yes E486 819 883
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Ordering no.
Panel
ID
Ordering no.
TA6
TA6
no E486 819 880
yes E486 819 885
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INSTRUCTIONS TA4
This chapter is an extract from the instructions for the TA4 control panel.
INTRODUCTION
Control panel
1
Display
2
Knob for setting the current.
3
Increase (+) or Decrease (--) functions selected by the function pushbuttons →
4
First, second and third function pushbuttons.
Remote control unit
Using a remote control unit, the primary parameters of the welding process can be
controlled from a device other than the control panel.
Machines with intergral control panels should have program version 1.21 or higher, in order
for the remote control to function correctly.
Control panel’s behaviour on connection of the remote control adapter
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The display freezes in the menu showing when the remote control is connected.
Measurement and setting values are updated, but only shown in those menus in which
the values can be displayed.
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If a fault code symbol is displayed, it cannot be removed until the remote control has
been disconnected.
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MENUS
The control panel uses several different menus. They are the main, measurement and
settings menus.
Main and measurement menus
The main menu is always displayed immediately after the
machine is started. The menu shows the values which have been
set. If the main menu is displayed when welding begins, it
switches over automatically to show the measured values
(measurement menu). The measured values will be displayed
even after the welding has been completed.
The settings menu can be accessed without losing the measurement values. It is only when
the knob is turned that the setting values are displayed instead of the measurement values.
Settings menu
Different values can be entered in the settings menu.
To access the settings menu, press
,
or
.
When the power source is switched off and restarted, the last values to be set are recalled.
TIG WELDING
Settings
Settings
Setting range
In steps of:
Default setting
Welding method
TIG, MMA or
arc--air gouging
--
TIG
2/4--stroke*
2--stroke or 4--stroke
--
2--stroke
HF / Liftarc*
HF or Liftarc
--
HF
Gas pre--flow
0 -- 5 s
0.1 s
0.5 s
Slope up time
0 -- 5 s
0.1 s
0.0 s
Slope down time
0 -- 10 s
0.1 s
2.0 s
Gas post--flow
0 -- 25 s
0.1 s
1.0 s
Current
4 -- 400 A
1A
100 A
*) These functions cannot be changed while welding is in progress.
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2-- stroke
Gas pre--flow
Slope
up
Slope down
Gas post--flow
Functions when using 2--stroke control of the welding torch.
In the 2--stroke control mode, pressing the trigger switch starts gas pre--flow (if used) and
strikes the arc (1). The current rises to the set value (as controlled by the slope up function,
if in operation). Releasing the trigger switch (2) reduces the current (or starts slope down if
in operation) and extinguishes the arc. Gas post--flow follows if it is in operation.
4-- stroke
Gas pre--flow
Slope
up
Slope down
Gas post--flow
Functions when using 4--stroke control of the welding torch.
In the 4--stroke control mode, pressing the trigger switch starts gas pre--flow (if used) (1).
At the end of the gas pre--flow time, the current rises to the pilot level (a few ampere), and
the arc is struck. Releasing the trigger switch (2) increases the current to the set value (with
slope up, if in use). At the end of welding, the welder presses the trigger switch again (3),
which reduces the current to pilot level again (with slope down, if in use). Releasing the
switch again (4) extinguishes the arc and starts gas post--flow.
HF
The HF function strikes the arc by means of a spark from the tungsten electrode to
workpiece as the electrode is brought closer to the workpiece.
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Lift Arc
The lift arc function strikes the arc when the electrode is brought into contact with the
workpiece and then lifted away from it.
Striking the arc with the Lift Arc function. Step 1: the electrode is touched on to the workpiece. Step
2: the trigger switch is pressed, and a low current starts to flow. Step 3: the welder lifts the torch
from the workpiece: the arc strikes, and the current rises automatically to the set value.
Symbols in the display
Function symbols
TIG
2--stroke
4--stroke
HF start
Lift Arc start
Gas pre--flow
Gas post--flow
Slope up
Slope down
Explanation of the symbols
Active symbol (dark background). Active means that the function which the
symbol represents can be activated. New values can only be set when the symbol is active.
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Inactive symbol (light background). Inactive means that settings for the function
which the symbol represents cannot be changed.
From the settings menu, pressing an inactive symbol will return the machine to the main
menu.
Value symbols
The value symbols are displayed in the settings menu for each function.
Short gas flow and slope time
Long gas flow and slope time
MMA WELDING
Settings
Settings
Setting range
In steps of:
Default value
Welding method
TIG, MMA or
Arc--air gouging
--
TIG
Hot start*
ON or OFF
--
OFF
Hot start time
1 -- 30
1
10
Arc force
0 -- 99
0.5
30
Current
16 -- 400 A
1A
*) This function cannot be changed while welding is in progress.
100 A
Symbols in the display
Function symbols
MMA welding
Arc force
Hot start
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Explanation of symbols
Active symbol (dark background). Active means that the function which the
symbol represents can be activated. New values can only be set when the symbol is active.
Inactive symbol (light background). Inactive means that settings for the function
which the symbol represents cannot be changed.
Pressing an inactive symbol will return you to the main menu.
A dot in the upper right--hand corner indicates that “Hot start” is ON.
Value symbols
The value symbols are displayed in the settings menu for each function.
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Low arc force
High arc force
Short hot start time
Long hot start time
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INSTRUCTIONS TA6
This chapter is an extract from the instructions for the TA6 control panel.
INTRODUCTION
Control panel’s working method
The control panel can be said to comprise two units: the primary memory and the welding
data memory.
Store
Primary memory
Welding data memory
Recall
In the primary memory, a complete set of welding data settings are created which can be
stored in the welding data memory.
When welding, it is always the content of the primary memory which controls the process. It
is therefore also possible to recall welding data settings from the welding data memory to
the primary memory.
Note that the primary memory always contains the most recently set welding data settings.
These can be recalled from the welding data memory or individually altered settings. In
other words, the primary memory is never empty or “reset”
Control panel
1
Display
2
Knob for setting the current
3
Soft pushbuttons (function keys)
4
MENU button
Soft pushbuttons
The functions of these buttons (i.e. what each one does) change, depending on the
sub--menu shown on the display. The particular function for each button is shown by the
text in the four blocks along the bottom of the display, corresponding to the buttons. (A
white dot beside the text indicates that the button is active.)
“MENU pushbutton
This pushbutton brings you to the selection menu if you are in the main menu. If you are in
some other menu, it moves you back up one menu.
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Symbols in the display
Back to the main menu.
Move the cursor down to a new setting parameter.
Change the function in the selected line.
Increase the value.
Decrease the value.
MENUS
The control panel uses several different menus: the main menu, the measurements menu,
the selection menu, the process menu, the settings menu, the configuration menu and the
memory menu. A startup display is also shown when starting, with information on the type
of panel and the software version in use.
The main menu and the measurements menu
The main menu always appears immediately after starting,
showing the values that are set. If you are in the main menu
when you start to weld, the menu changes automatically to show
the measured values (the measurements menu). The measured
values remain on the display even after welding stops.
Other menus can be accessed without losing the measured values.
It is only when the knob is turned or the welding method changed that the setting values are
displayed instead of the measured values.
The selection menu
Use the selection menu to select the next level of menu to which
you want to go: process, settings, configuration or memory.
The process menu
The settings menu
Use this menu to
change the welding
process, the method of
starting the weld etc.
Use this menu to set
welding parameters,
such as gas pre--flow,
“slope up”, pulse
current etc.
The configuration
menu
The memory menu
Use this menu to
change the language,
measurement units
(metres or inches) etc.
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Use this menu to store,
recall and/or erase
various stored welding
data settings. There
are ten storage
positions for data.
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HF
Liftarc
TIG
TIG Puls
1) E--type
E--diam
MMA
Process menu
TIG
Menu structure
2) E--diam
Air gouging
Gas purge
2/4 stroke
Gas post fl.
Slope down
Slope up
Gas pre fl,
TIG
Peak puls A
Peak puls T
Gas pre fl.
Slope up
S.lope down
Gas post fl.
TIG Puls
Setting menu
TIG Puls
Arc force
Hot start0
MMA
Gas purge
2/4 stroke
3) Language
Dimension
Panel enable
Trigger data
TIG
TIG Puls
3) Language
Dimension
Panel enable
Air gouging
Hot start
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3) Language
Dimension
Panel enable
MMA
Configure menu
MMA
Store
Recall
Delete
TIG
TIG Puls
MMA
Air gouging
Memory menu
Air gouging
TIG WELDING
Settings for TIG welding without pulsing
Settings
Setting range
In steps of
Default setting
2/4--stroke 1)
HF / Liftarc
Gas purging 1)
Gas pre--flow
“Slope up” time
”Slope down” time
Gas post--flow
Current 2)
Trigger data
---0.1 s
0.1 s
0.1 s
0.1 s
1A
--
2--stroke
HF
Dimensions
Panel enable
2--stroke or 4--stroke
HF or Liftarc
-0 -- 5 s
0 -- 5 s
0 -- 10 s
0 -- 25 s
4 -- 500 A
OFF,
ON or
ARC OFF
METRIC or INCH
OFF or ON
---
METRIC
ON
Automatic save 3)
Limits 3)
Lock code 3)
OFF or ON
OFF or ON
OFF or ON
----
OFF
OFF
OFF
Setting range
In steps of
Default value
2/4--stroke
HF / Liftarc
Gas purging 1)
Gas pre--flow
“Slope up” time
”Slope down” time
2--stroke or 4--stroke
HF or Liftarc
0 -- 5 s
0 -- 5 s
0 -- 5 s
0 -- 10 s
--0.1 s
0.1 s
0.1 s
0.1 s
2--stroke
HF
0.5 s
0.5 s
0.0 s
2.0 s
Gas post--flow
Pulse duration
0 -- 25 s
0.001 -- 0.1 s
0.1 --5 s
0.1 s
0.001 s
0.1 s
5.0 s
0.100 s
Background duration
0.001 -- 0.1 s
0.1 --1 s
0.001 s
0.1 s
0.200 s
Pulse current 2)
Background current 2)
Trigger data
4 -- 500 A
4 -- 500 A
OFF,
ON or
ARC OFF
1A
1A
--
100 A
25 A
DISABLE
Dimensions
Panel enable
METRIC or INCH
OFF or ON
---
METRIC
ON
Automatic save 3)
Limits 3)
Lock code 3)
OFF or ON
OFF or ON
OFF or ON
----
OFF
OFF
OFF
0.5 s
0.0 s
2.0 s
5.0 s
100 A
DISABLE
Settings for TIG welding with pulsing
Settings
1)
1)
These functions cannot be changed while welding is in progress.
Maximal current depends on which machine type is used.
3) Contact an authorised ESAB service engineer to activate this function.
2)
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2--stroke
Gas pre--flow
Slope
up
Slope down
Gas post-flow
2--stroke operation of the welding gun switch button.
In the 2--stroke control mode, pressing the welding gun switch button starts gas pre--flow (if
used) and strikes the arc (1). The current rises to the set value (as controlled by the “slope
up” function, if in operation). Releasing the switch button (2) reduces the current (or starts
“slope down” if in operation) and extinguishes the arc. Gas post--flow follows if it is in
operation.
-- Activation of 2--stroke performed in the main menu.
4--stroke
Gas pre--flow
Slope
up
Slope down
Gas post-flow
4--stroke operation of the welding gun switch button.
In the 4--stroke control mode, pressing the switch button starts gas pre--flow (if used) (1).
At the end of the gas pre--flow time, the current rises to the pilot level (a few ampere), and
the arc is struck. Releasing the switch button (2) increases the current to the set value (with
“slope up”, if in use). At the end of welding, the welder presses the switch button again (3),
which reduces the current to pilot level again (with “slope down”, if in use). Releasing the
switch button again (4) extinguishes the arc and starts gas post--flow (if used).
-- Activation of 4--stroke performed in the main menu.
HF
The HF function strikes the arc by a spark produced when the tungsten electrode is brought
to within a certain distance from the workpiece.
-- Activation of HF performed in the process menu.
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Lift Arc
The “Lift Arc” function strikes the arc when the electrode comes into contact with the
workpiece and is then lifted off.
Striking the arc with the “Lift Arc” function. Step 1 shows the electrode in contact with the workpiece.
The button is then pressed (Step 2), and a low current flows. The arc strikes when the welder lifts the
gun away from the workpiece (Step 3), which causes the current to rise automatically to the set value.
-- Activation of “Lift--Arc” performed in the process menu.
Change of trigger data
Using this function, it is possible to switch to various pre--set welding data alternatives by
double--clicking on the welding blowpipe’s trigger.
Switching takes place between the memory positions 1, 2 and 3 (see under chapter
NO TAG “memory management”). If there is no data in memory position 2, switching takes
place instead between positions 1 and 3.
ON -- Switching between memory positions can take place before, after or during welding.
ARC OFF -- Switching between memory positions can only take place before or after
welding.
-- Activation of trigger data switching performed in the configuration menu.
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MMA WELDING
Settings
Settings
Setting range
In steps of
Default setting
ON or OFF
--
OFF
Hot start time
1 -- 30
1
10
Arc force
0 -- 10
0.5
3
16 -- 500 A
1A
164 A
Dimensions
METRIC or INCH
--
METRIC
Panel enable
OFF or ON
--
ON
Automatic save 3)
OFF or ON
--
OFF
Limits 3)
OFF or ON
--
OFF
OFF or ON
--
OFF
Hot
start 1)
Current
2)
Lock code
3)
1)
This function cannot be changed while welding is in progress.
Maximal current depends on which machine type is used.
3) Contact an authorised ESAB service engineer to activate this function.
The synergy line on delivery rutile electrode 4.0 mm.
2)
ARC--AIR GOUGING
Settings
Settings
Setting range
In steps of
Default setting
Wire diameter
Voltage
4.0--8.0 mm
8--60 V
1 mm
0,25 V (Displayed with
one decimal.)
4.0 mm
37.0 V
GENERAL FUNCTIONS
Remote control unit
Machines with intergral control panels should have program version 1.21 or higher, in order
for the remote control to function correctly.
Control panel’s behaviour on connection of the remote control adapter
S
The display freezes in the menu showing when the remote control adapter is
connected.
Measurement and setting values are updated, but only displayed in those menus in
which the values can be shown.
S
If a fault code symbol is displayed, it cannot be removed until the remote control
adapter has been disconnected.
S
With 10--programme remote control units, it is possible to switch between memory
positions 1 to 10. If memory position 2 is empty, the values from position 1 are retained.
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Settings
Panel enable
When a remote control unit is connected it is possible to set current or voltage and wire feed
speed by the control panel or the remote control unit.
Note: this function must be activated before the remote control unit is connected.
-- Activation of panel enable performed in the configuration menu.
Auto save
If a welding data setting is recalled from the welding data memory and the settings are
adjusted, the changed settings will automatic be saved when a new welding data setting is
recalled from the memory.
Contact an authorised ESAB service engineer to activate this function.
-- Activation of auto save performed in the configuration menu.
Limits
By this function max. and min. values for wirefeed / current or voltage can be set. The limits
can be saved in the first 5 memory positions of the welding data memory.
Contact an authorised ESAB service engineer to activate this function.
-- Activation of limits performed in the configuration menu.
Lock code
By this function the settings menu can be locked, then it is only possible to select the main
menu and the measurements menu, see chapter “Lock code”.
Contact an authorised ESAB service engineer to activate this function.
-- Activation of lock code performed in the configuration menu.
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MEMORY MANAGEMENT
Various welding data created in the primary memory can be stored in the memory menu. Up
to 10 different welding data settings can be stored.
LOCK CODE
Contact an authorised ESAB service engineer to activate the lock code.
S
Press
S
Press
selected.
S
, to store the first digit of the code.
Press
Repeat the procedure for the remaining digits.
S
Press
to access the lock code menu.
until the first digit of the PIN code is
to unlock the control panel.
SPARE PARTS
The spare parts lists are published in a separate document that can be downloaded from
the Internet: www.esab.com/login/
Product
filename
TA4, TA6
0458 819 990
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NOTES
notes
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ESAB subsidiaries and representative offices
Europe
AUSTRIA
ESAB Ges.m.b.H
Vienna--Liesing
Tel: +43 1 888 25 11
Fax: +43 1 888 25 11 85
BELGIUM
S.A. ESAB N.V.
Brussels
Tel: +32 2 745 11 00
Fax: +32 2 745 11 28
THE CZECH REPUBLIC
ESAB VAMBERK s.r.o.
Prague
Tel: +420 2 819 40 885
Fax: +420 2 819 40 120
DENMARK
Aktieselskabet ESAB
Herlev
Tel: +45 36 30 01 11
Fax: +45 36 30 40 03
FINLAND
ESAB Oy
Helsinki
Tel: +358 9 547 761
Fax: +358 9 547 77 71
FRANCE
ESAB France S.A.
Cergy Pontoise
Tel: +33 1 30 75 55 00
Fax: +33 1 30 75 55 24
GERMANY
ESAB GmbH
Solingen
Tel: +49 212 298 0
Fax: +49 212 298 218
GREAT BRITAIN
ESAB Group (UK) Ltd
Waltham Cross
Tel: +44 1992 76 85 15
Fax: +44 1992 71 58 03
ESAB Automation Ltd
Andover
Tel: +44 1264 33 22 33
Fax: +44 1264 33 20 74
HUNGARY
ESAB Kft
Budapest
Tel: +36 1 20 44 182
Fax: +36 1 20 44 186
ITALY
ESAB Saldatura S.p.A.
Mesero (Mi)
Tel: +39 02 97 96 81
Fax: +39 02 97 28 91 81
THE NETHERLANDS
ESAB Nederland B.V.
Utrecht
Tel: +31 30 2485 377
Fax: +31 30 2485 260
NORWAY
AS ESAB
Larvik
Tel: +47 33 12 10 00
Fax: +47 33 11 52 03
POLAND
ESAB Sp.zo.o.
Katowice
Tel: +48 32 351 11 00
Fax: +48 32 351 11 20
PORTUGAL
ESAB Lda
Lisbon
Tel: +351 8 310 960
Fax: +351 1 859 1277
SLOVAKIA
ESAB Slovakia s.r.o.
Bratislava
Tel: +421 7 44 88 24 26
Fax: +421 7 44 88 87 41
SPAIN
ESAB Ibérica S.A.
Alcalá de Henares (MADRID)
Tel: +34 91 878 3600
Fax: +34 91 802 3461
SWEDEN
ESAB Sverige AB
Gothenburg
Tel: +46 31 50 95 00
Fax: +46 31 50 92 22
ESAB international AB
Gothenburg
Tel: +46 31 50 90 00
Fax: +46 31 50 93 60
SWITZERLAND
ESAB AG
Dietikon
Tel: +41 1 741 25 25
Fax: +41 1 740 30 55
North and South America
ARGENTINA
CONARCO
Buenos Aires
Tel: +54 11 4 753 4039
Fax: +54 11 4 753 6313
Asia/Pacific
CHINA
Shanghai ESAB A/P
Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 5308 9922
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
Tel: +62 21 460 0188
Fax: +62 21 461 2929
JAPAN
ESAB Japan
Tokyo
Tel: +81 3 5296 7371
Fax: +81 3 5296 8080
MALAYSIA
ESAB (Malaysia) Snd Bhd
Selangor
Tel: +60 3 8027 9869
Fax: +60 3 8027 4754
SINGAPORE
ESAB Asia/Pacific Pte Ltd
Singapore
Tel: +65 6861 43 22
Fax: +65 6861 31 95
Representative offices
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ESAB Representative Office
Sofia
Tel/Fax: +359 2 974 42 88
EGYPT
ESAB Egypt
Dokki--Cairo
Tel: +20 2 390 96 69
Fax: +20 2 393 32 13
ROMANIA
ESAB Representative Office
Bucharest
Tel/Fax: +40 1 322 36 74
RUSSIA
LLC ESAB
Moscow
Tel: +7 095 543 9281
Fax: +7 095 543 9280
LLC ESAB
St Petersburg
Tel: +7 812 336 7080
Fax: +7 812 336 7060
Distributors
For addresses and phone
numbers to our distributors in
other countries, please visit our
home page
www.esab.com
SOUTH KOREA
ESAB SeAH Corporation
Kyungnam
Tel: +82 55 269 8170
Fax: +82 55 289 8864
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
ESAB Middle East FZE
Dubai
Tel: +971 4 887 21 11
Fax: +971 4 887 22 63
BRAZIL
ESAB S.A.
Contagem--MG
Tel: +55 31 2191 4333
Fax: +55 31 2191 4440
CANADA
ESAB Group Canada Inc.
Missisauga, Ontario
Tel: +1 905 670 02 20
Fax: +1 905 670 48 79
MEXICO
ESAB Mexico S.A.
Monterrey
Tel: +52 8 350 5959
Fax: +52 8 350 7554
USA
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
Florence, SC
Tel: +1 843 669 44 11
Fax: +1 843 664 57 48
ESAB AB
SE-- 695 81 LAXÅ
SWEDEN
Phone +46 584 81 000
www.esab.com
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