400 TS ARCMASTER® - Victor Technologies

400 TS ARCMASTER® - Victor Technologies
400 TS
ARCMASTER
®
INVERTER ARC WELDER
Art # A-07263
Operating Manual
V ersion No: 1
Operating Features
Features:
Issue Date: February 27, 2006
Manual No
No: 0-4860
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ArcMaster 400 TS Inverter Arc Welder
Instruction Manual Number 0-4860 for:
Part Number 10-3071
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS........................................................................... 1
SYMBOL LEGEND ....................................................................................................... 9
2.0
INTRODUCTION AND DESCRIPTION......................................................................... 10
2.01 Description ................................................................................................................................10
2.02 Functional Block Diagram ..........................................................................................................11
2.03 Transporting Methods................................................................................................................11
3.0
INSTALLATION RECOMMENDATIONS....................................................................... 12
3.01 Environment ..............................................................................................................................12
3.02 Location.....................................................................................................................................12
3.03 Electrical Input Connections.......................................................................................................13
3.03.01 Electrical Input Requirements ........................................................................................13
3.03.03 High Frequency Introduction..........................................................................................16
3.03.04 High Frequency Interference ..........................................................................................16
3.04 Specifications ............................................................................................................................17
3.05 Duty Cycle..................................................................................................................................18
4.0
OPERATOR CONTROLS ....................................................................................... 19
4.01 ARCMASTER 400 TS Controls ....................................................................................................19
4.02 Weld Process selection for ArcMaster 400 TS ............................................................................21
4.03 Weld Parameter Description ......................................................................................................22
4.04 Weld Parameters for ArcMaster 400 TS......................................................................................24
4.05 Power Source Features ..............................................................................................................25
5.0
SET-UP FOR SMAW (STICK) AND GTAW (TIG)............................................................ 27
6.0
SEQUENCE OF OPERATION ................................................................................... 28
6.01 Stick Welding.............................................................................................................................29
6.02 HF TIG & Lift TIG Welding..........................................................................................................29
6.02.01 Slope Mode Sequence ...................................................................................................30
6.02.02 Slope Mode with Repeat Sequence................................................................................30
6.02.03 Pulse Controls ...............................................................................................................31
6.03 Save-Load Operation.................................................................................................................32
7.0
BASIC TIG WELDING GUIDE .................................................................................. 33
7.01 Electrode Polarity.......................................................................................................................33
7.02 Tungsten Electrode Current Ranges...........................................................................................33
7.03 Tungsten Electrode Types ..........................................................................................................33
7.04 Guide for Selecting Filler Wire Diameter.....................................................................................34
7.05 Shielding Gas Selection .............................................................................................................34
7.06 TIG Welding Parameters for Low Carbon & Low Alloy Steel Pipe ..............................................34
7.07 Welding Parameters for Steel.....................................................................................................36
8.0
BASIC ARC WELDING GUIDE ................................................................................. 37
8.01 Electrode Polarity.......................................................................................................................37
8.02 Effects of Stick Welding Various Materials .................................................................................37
TABLE OF CONTENTS
9.0
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE......................................................................................39
10.0 BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING...................................................................................40
10.01 TIG Welding Problems............................................................................................................. 40
10.02 Stick Welding Problems........................................................................................................... 42
10.03 Power Source Problems .......................................................................................................... 44
11.0 VOLTAGE REDUCTION DEVICE (VRD) .......................................................................46
11.01 VRD Specification.................................................................................................................... 46
11.02 VRD Maintenance .................................................................................................................... 46
11.03 Switching VRD On/Off ............................................................................................................. 47
12.0 POWER SOURCE ERROR CODES.............................................................................49
APPENDIX A - INTERCONNECT DIAGRAM ..........................................................................52
APPENDIX B – ARCMASTER 400 TS ACCESSORIES................................................................54
LIMITED WARRANTY
WARRANTY SCHEDULE
GLOBAL CUSTOMER SERVICE CONTACT INFORMATION...................................... Inside Rear Cover
ARCMASTER 400 TS
1.0 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS
!
WARNING
PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS FROM POSSIBLE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. PACEMAKER WEARERS KEEP
AWAY UNTIL CONSULTING YOUR DOCTOR. DO NOT LOSE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. READ OPERATING/INSTRUCTION MANUAL BEFORE
INSTALLING, OPERATING OR SERVICING THIS EQUIPMENT.
Welding products and welding processes can cause serious injury or death, or damage to other equipment or property, if the operator does not
strictly observe all safety rules and take precautionary actions.
Safe practices have developed from past experience in the use of welding and cutting. These practices must be learned through study and
training before using this equipment. Some of these practices apply to equipment connected to power lines; other practices apply to engine
driven equipment. Anyone not having extensive training in welding and cutting practices should not attempt to weld.
Safe practices are outlined in the American National Standard Z49.1 entitled: SAFETY IN WELDING AND CUTTING. This publication and other
guides to what you should learn before operating this equipment are listed at the end of these safety precautions. HAVE ALL INSTALLATION,
OPERATION, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR WORK PERFORMED ONLY BY QUALIFIED PEOPLE.
1.01
7. Use fully insulated electrode holders. Never dip holder in water to
cool it or lay it down on the ground or the work surface. Do not
touch holders connected to two welding machines at the same
time or touch other people with the holder or electrode.
Arc Welding Hazards
8. Do not use worn, damaged, undersized, or poorly spliced cables.
9. Do not wrap cables around your body.
WARNING
10. Ground the workpiece to a good electrical (earth) ground.
ELECTRIC SHOCK can kill.
11. Do not touch electrode while in contact with the work (ground)
circuit.
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.
12. Use only well-maintained equipment. Repair or replace damaged
parts at once.
13. In confined spaces or damp locations, do not use a welder with
AC output unless it is equipped with a voltage reducer. Use
equipment with DC output.
14. Wear a safety harness to prevent falling if working above floor
level.
15. Keep all panels and covers securely in place.
1. Do not touch live electrical parts.
2. Wear dry, hole-free insulating gloves and body protection.
3. Insulate yourself from work and ground using dry insulating mats
or covers.
WARNING
4. Disconnect input power or stop engine before installing or
servicing this equipment. Lock input power disconnect switch
open, or remove line fuses so power cannot be turned on
accidentally.
ARC RAYS can burn eyes and skin; NOISE can damage
hearing. Arc rays from the welding process produce
intense heat and strong ultraviolet rays that can burn
eyes and skin. Noise from some processes can damage
hearing.
5. Properly install and ground this equipment according to its Owner’s
Manual and national, state, and local codes.
6. Turn off all equipment when not in use. Disconnect power to
equipment if it will be left unattended or out of service.
1. Wear a welding helmet fitted with a proper shade of filter (see
ANSI Z49.1 listed in Safety Standards) to protect your face and
eyes when welding or watching.
2. Wear approved safety glasses. Side shields recommended.
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3. Use protective screens or barriers to protect others from flash
and glare; warn others not to watch the arc.
WARNING
4. Wear protective clothing made from durable, flame-resistant
material (wool and leather) and foot protection.
WELDING can cause fire or explosion.
5. Use approved ear plugs or ear muffs if noise level is high.
Sparks and spatter fly off from the welding arc. The flying
sparks and hot metal, weld spatter, hot workpiece, and
hot equipment can cause fires and burns. Accidental
contact of electrode or welding wire to metal objects
can cause sparks, overheating, or fire.
WARNING
FUMES AND GASES can be hazardous to your health.
1. Protect yourself and others from flying sparks and hot metal.
Welding produces fumes and gases. Breathing these
fumes and gases can be hazardous to your health.
2. Do not weld where flying sparks can strike flammable material.
1. Keep your head out of the fumes. Do not breath the fumes.
3. Remove all flammables within 35 ft (10.7 m) of the welding arc.
If this is not possible, tightly cover them with approved covers.
2. If inside, ventilate the area and/or use exhaust at the arc to remove
welding fumes and gases.
4. Be alert that welding sparks and hot materials from welding can
easily go through small cracks and openings to adjacent areas.
3. If ventilation is poor, use an approved air-supplied respirator.
5. Watch for fire, and keep a fire extinguisher nearby.
4. Read the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) and the
manufacturer’s instruction for metals, consumables, coatings, and
cleaners.
6. Be aware that welding on a ceiling, floor, bulkhead, or partition
can cause fire on the hidden side.
7. Do not weld on closed containers such as tanks or drums.
5. Work in a confined space only if it is well ventilated, or while
wearing an air-supplied respirator. Shielding gases used for
welding can displace air causing injury or death. Be sure the
breathing air is safe.
8. 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.
9. Do not use welder to thaw frozen pipes.
6. 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.
10. Remove stick electrode from holder or cut off welding wire at
contact tip when not in use.
7. 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.
Eye protection filter shade selector for welding or cutting
(goggles or helmet), from AWS A6.2-73.
Welding or cutting
Torch soldering
Torch brazing
Oxygen Cutting
Light
Medium
Heavy
Gas welding
Light
Medium
Heavy
Shielded metal-arc
Electrode Size
Filter
Welding or cutting
2
3 or 4
Under 1 in., 25 mm
1 to 6 in., 25-150 mm
Over 6 in., 150 mm
3 or 4
4 or 5
5 or 6
Under 1/8 in., 3 mm
1/8 to 1/2 in., 3-12 mm
Over 1/2 in., 12 mm
Under 5/32 in., 4 mm
5/32 to 1/4 in.,
Over 1/4 in., 6.4 mm
4 or 5
5 or 6
6 or 8
10
12
14
Electrode Size
Gas metal-arc
Non-ferrous base metal
All
Ferrous base metal
All
Gas tungsten arc welding
All
(TIG)
All
Atomic hydrogen welding
All
Carbon arc welding
All
Plasma arc welding
Carbon arc air gouging
Light
Heavy
Plasma arc cutting
Light Under 300 Amp
Medium 300 to 400 Amp
Heavy Over 400 Amp
2
Filter
11
12
12
12
12
12
12
14
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2. If used in a closed area, vent engine exhaust outside and away
from any building air intakes.
WARNING
WARNING
FLYING SPARKS AND HOT METAL can cause injury.
Chipping and grinding cause flying metal. As welds cool,
they can throw off slag.
ENGINE FUEL can cause fire or explosion.
Engine fuel is highly flammable.
1. Wear approved face shield or safety goggles. Side shields
recommended.
1. Stop engine before checking or adding fuel.
2. Wear proper body protection to protect skin.
2. Do not add fuel while smoking or if unit is near any sparks or
open flames.
WARNING
3. Allow engine to cool before fueling. If possible, check and add
fuel to cold engine before beginning job.
CYLINDERS can explode if damaged.
4. Do not overfill tank — allow room for fuel to expand.
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.
5. Do not spill fuel. If fuel is spilled, clean up before starting engine.
WARNING
1. Protect compressed gas cylinders from excessive heat, mechanical
shocks, and arcs.
MOVING PARTS can cause injury.
2. Install and secure cylinders in an upright position by chaining
them to a stationary support or equipment cylinder rack to prevent
falling or tipping.
Moving parts, such as fans, rotors, and belts can cut fingers and hands
and catch loose clothing.
3. Keep cylinders away from any welding or other electrical circuits.
1. Keep all doors, panels, covers, and guards closed and
securely in place.
4. Never allow a welding electrode to touch any cylinder.
2. Stop engine before installing or connecting unit.
5. Use only correct shielding gas cylinders, regulators, hoses, and
fittings designed for the specific application; maintain them and
associated parts in good condition.
3. Have only qualified people remove guards or covers for
maintenance and troubleshooting as necessary.
6. Turn face away from valve outlet when opening cylinder valve.
4. To prevent accidental starting during servicing, disconnect
negative (-) battery cable from battery.
7. Keep protective cap in place over valve except when cylinder is in
use or connected for use.
5. Keep hands, hair, loose clothing, and tools away from moving
parts.
8. Read and follow instructions on compressed gas cylinders,
associated equipment, and CGA publication P-1 listed in Safety
Standards.
6. Reinstall panels or guards and close doors when servicing
is finished and before starting engine.
!
WARNING
WARNING
Engines can be dangerous.
SPARKS can cause BATTERY GASES TO EXPLODE;
BATTERY ACID can burn eyes and skin.
Batteries contain acid and generate explosive gases.
WARNING
1. Always wear a face shield when working on a battery.
2. Stop engine before disconnecting or connecting battery cables.
ENGINE EXHAUST GASES can kill.
3. Do not allow tools to cause sparks when working on a battery.
Engines produce harmful exhaust gases.
4. Do not use welder to charge batteries or jump start vehicles.
1. Use equipment outside in open, well-ventilated areas.
5. Observe correct polarity (+ and –) on batteries.
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1.02
Principal Safety Standards
Safety in Welding and Cutting, ANSI Standard Z49.1, from American
Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Rd., Miami, FL 33126.
WARNING
Safety and Health Standards, OSHA 29 CFR 1910, from Superintendent
of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
20402.
STEAM AND PRESSURIZED HOT COOLANT can burn
face, eyes, and skin.
The coolant in the radiator can be very hot and under
pressure.
Recommended Safe Practices for the Preparation for Welding and
Cutting of Containers That Have Held Hazardous Substances, American Welding Society Standard AWS F4.1, from American Welding
Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Rd., Miami, FL 33126.
1. Do not remove radiator cap when engine is hot. Allow engine to cool.
National Electrical Code, NFPA Standard 70, from National Fire
Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
2. Wear gloves and put a rag over cap area when removing cap.
3. Allow pressure to escape before completely removing cap.
!
Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Cylinders, CGA Pamphlet P1, from Compressed Gas Association, 1235 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Suite 501, Arlington, VA 22202.
WARNING
Code for Safety in Welding and Cutting, CSA Standard W117.2, from
Canadian Standards Association, Standards Sales, 178 Rexdale
Boulevard, Rexdale, Ontario, Canada M9W 1R3.
This product, when used for welding or cutting, produces
fumes or gases which contain chemicals know to the
State of California to cause birth defects and, in some
cases, cancer. (California Health & Safety code Sec.
25249.5 et seq.)
Safe Practices for Occupation and Educational Eye and Face Protection, ANSI Standard Z87.1, from American National Standards Institute, 1430 Broadway, New York, NY 10018.
Cutting and Welding Processes, NFPA Standard 51B, from National
Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
NOTE
Considerations About Welding And The Effects of Low
Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields
The following is a quotation from the General Conclusions Section of
the U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, Biological Effects
of Power Frequency Electric & Magnetic Fields - Background Paper,
OTA-BP-E-63 (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, May
1989): “...there is now a very large volume of scientific findings based
on experiments at the cellular level and from studies with animals and
people which clearly establish that low frequency magnetic fields
interact with, and produce changes in, biological systems. While most
of this work is of very high quality, the results are complex. Current
scientific understanding does not yet allow us to interpret the evidence
in a single coherent framework. Even more frustrating, it does not yet
allow us to draw definite conclusions about questions of possible risk
or to offer clear science-based advice on strategies to minimize or
avoid potential risks.”
To reduce magnetic fields in the workplace, use the following
procedures:
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 cable around the body.
4. Keep welding power source and cables as far away from
body as practical.
ABOUT PACEMAKERS:
The above procedures are among those also normally
recommended for pacemaker wearers. Consult your
doctor for complete information.
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1.03
Precautions de Securite en Soudage à l’Arc
!
MISE EN GARDE
LE SOUDAGE A L’ARC EST DANGEREUX
PROTEGEZ-VOUS, AINSI QUE LES AUTRES, CONTRE LES BLESSURES GRAVES POSSIBLES OU LA MORT. NE LAISSEZ PAS LES ENFANTS
S’APPROCHER, NI LES PORTEURS DE STIMULATEUR CARDIAQUE (A MOINS QU’ILS N’AIENT CONSULTE UN MEDECIN). CONSERVEZ CES
INSTRUCTIONS. LISEZ LE MANUEL D’OPERATION OU LES INSTRUCTIONS AVANT D’INSTALLER, UTILISER OU ENTRETENIR CET EQUIPEMENT.
Les produits et procédés de soudage peuvent sauser des blessures graves ou la mort, de même que des dommages au reste du matériel et à la
propriété, si l’utilisateur n’adhère pas strictement à toutes les règles de sécurité et ne prend pas les précautions nécessaires.
En soudage et coupage, des pratiques sécuritaires se sont développées suite à l’expérience passée. Ces pratiques doivent être apprises par
étude ou entraînement avant d’utiliser l’equipement. Toute personne n’ayant pas suivi un entraînement intensif en soudage et coupage ne devrait
pas tenter de souder. Certaines pratiques concernent les équipements raccordés aux lignes d’alimentation alors que d’autres s’adressent aux
groupes électrogènes.
La norme Z49.1 de l’American National Standard, intitulée “SAFETY IN WELDING AND CUTTING” présente les pratiques sécuritaires à suivre.
Ce document ainsi que d’autres guides que vous devriez connaître avant d’utiliser cet équipement sont présentés à la fin de ces instructions de
sécurité.
SEULES DES PERSONNES QUALIFIEES DOIVENT FAIRE DES TRAVAUX D’INSTALLATION, DE REPARATION, D’ENTRETIEN ET D’ESSAI.
1.04
6. Arrêtez tout équipement après usage. Coupez l’alimentation de
l’équipement s’il est hors d’usage ou inutilisé.
Dangers Relatifs au Soudage à l’Arc
7. N’utilisez que des porte-électrodes bien isolés. Ne jamais plonger
les porte-électrodes dans l’eau pour les refroidir. Ne jamais les
laisser traîner par terre ou sur les pièces à souder. Ne touchez
pas aux porte-électrodes raccordés à deux sources de courant en
même temps. Ne jamais toucher quelqu’un d’autre avec l’électrode
ou le porte-électrode.
AVERTISSEMENT
8. N’utilisez pas de câbles électriques usés, endommagés, mal
épissés ou de section trop petite.
L’ELECTROCUTION PEUT ETRE MORTELLE.
9. N’enroulez pas de câbles électriques autour de votre corps.
10. N’utilisez qu’une bonne prise de masse pour la mise à la terre de
la pièce à souder.
Une décharge électrique peut tuer ou brûler gravement.
L’électrode et le circuit de soudage sont sous tension
dès la mise en circuit. Le circuit d’alimentation et les
circuits internes de l’équipement sont aussi sous tension dès la mise en marche. En soudage automatique
ou semi-automatique avec fil, ce dernier, le rouleau ou
la bobine de fil, le logement des galets d’entrainement
et toutes les pièces métalliques en contact avec le fil de
soudage sont sous tension. Un équipement
inadéquatement installé ou inadéquatement mis à la terre
est dangereux.
11. Ne touchez pas à l’électrode lorsqu’en contact avec le circuit de
soudage (terre).
12. N’utilisez que des équipements en bon état. Réparez ou remplacez
aussitôt les pièces endommagées.
13. Dans des espaces confinés ou mouillés, n’utilisez pas de source
de courant alternatif, à moins qu’il soit muni d’un réducteur de
tension. Utilisez plutôt une source de courant continu.
14. Portez un harnais de sécurité si vous travaillez en hauteur.
1. Ne touchez pas à des pièces sous tension.
15. Fermez solidement tous les panneaux et les capots.
2. Portez des gants et des vêtements isolants, secs et non troués.
3
Isolez-vous de la pièce à souder et de la mise à la terre au moyen
de tapis isolants ou autres.
4. Déconnectez la prise d’alimentation de l’équipement ou arrêtez le
moteur avant de l’installer ou d’en faire l’entretien. Bloquez le
commutateur en circuit ouvert ou enlevez les fusibles de
l’alimentation afin d’éviter une mise en marche accidentelle.
5. Veuillez à installer cet équipement et à le mettre à la terre selon le
manuel d’utilisation et les codes nationaux, provinciaux et locaux
applicables.
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AVERTISSEMENT
AVERTISSEMENT
LE RAYONNEMENT DE L’ARC PEUT BRÛLER LES YEUX
ET LA PEAU; LE BRUIT PEUT ENDOMMAGER L’OUIE.
LES VAPEURS ET LES FUMEES SONT DANGEREUSES
POUR LA SANTE.
L’arc de soudage produit une chaleur et des rayons
ultraviolets intenses, susceptibles de brûler les yeux et
la peau. Le bruit causé par certains procédés peut
endommager l’ouïe.
Le soudage dégage des vapeurs et des fumées
dangereuses à respirer.
1. Eloignez la tête des fumées pour éviter de les respirer.
1. Portez une casque de soudeur avec filtre oculaire de nuance
appropriée (consultez la norme ANSI Z49 indiquée ci-après) pour
vous protéger le visage et les yeux lorsque vous soudez ou que
vous observez l’exécution d’une soudure.
2. A l’intérieur, assurez-vous que l’aire de soudage est bien ventilée
ou que les fumées et les vapeurs sont aspirées à l’arc.
2. Portez des lunettes de sécurité approuvées. Des écrans latéraux
sont recommandés.
4. Lisez les fiches signalétiques et les consignes du fabricant relatives aux métaux, aux produits consummables, aux revêtements
et aux produits nettoyants.
3. Si la ventilation est inadequate, portez un respirateur à adduction
d’air approuvé.
3. Entourez l’aire de soudage de rideaux ou de cloisons pour protéger
les autres des coups d’arc ou de l’éblouissement; avertissez les
observateurs de ne pas regarder l’arc.
5. Ne travaillez dans un espace confiné que s’il est bien ventilé; sinon,
portez un respirateur à adduction d’air. Les gaz protecteurs de
soudage peuvent déplacer l’oxygène de l’air et ainsi causer des
malaises ou la mort. Assurez-vous que l’air est propre à la respiration.
4. Portez des vêtements en matériaux ignifuges et durables (laine et
cuir) et des chaussures de sécurité.
5. Portez un casque antibruit ou des bouchons d’oreille approuvés
lorsque le niveau de bruit est élevé.
6. Ne soudez pas à proximité d’opérations de dégraissage, de
nettoyage ou de pulvérisation. La chaleur et les rayons de l’arc
peuvent réagir avec des vapeurs et former des gaz hautement
toxiques et irritants.
SELECTION DES NUANCES DE FILTRES OCULAIRS POUR LA PROTECTION
DES YEUX EN COUPAGE ET SOUDAGE (selon AWS á 8.2-73)
Dimension d'électrode ou
Epiasseur de métal ou
Intensité de courant
Nuance de
filtre oculaire
Brassage tendre
au chalumeau
toutes conditions
2
Brassage fort
au chalumeau
toutes conditions
3 ou 4
Opération de coupage
ou soudage
Soudage á l'arc sous gaz
avec fil plein (GMAW)
métaux non-ferreux
toutes conditions
11
métaux ferreux
toutes conditions
12
toutes conditions
12
toutes conditions
12
toutes conditions
12
toutes dimensions
12
Oxycoupage
mince
moins de 1 po. (25 mm)
moyen de 1 á 6 po. (25 á 150 mm)
épais
plus de 6 po. (150 mm)
2 ou 3
4 ou 5
5 ou 6
Soudage aux gaz
Dimension d'électrode ou
Nuance de
Epiasseur de métal ou
filtre oculaire
Intensité de courant
Opération de coupage
ou soudage
Soudage á l'arc sous gaz avec
électrode de tungstène (GTAW)
Soudage á l'hydrogène
atomique (AHW)
Soudage á l'arc avec
électrode de carbone (CAW)
Soudage á l'arc Plasma (PAW)
mince
moins de 1/8 po. (3 mm)
moyen de 1/8 á 1/2 po. (3 á 12 mm)
épais
Soudage á l'arc avec
électrode enrobees
(SMAW)
4 ou 5
Gougeage Air-Arc avec
électrode de carbone
5 ou 6
mince
12
plus de 1/2 po. (12 mm)
6 ou 8
épais
14
moins de 5/32 po. (4 mm)
10
5/32 á 1/4 po. (4 á 6.4 mm)
12
mince
moins de 300 amperès
9
plus de 1/4 po. (6.4 mm)
14
moyen
de 300 á 400 amperès
12
plus de 400 amperès
14
Coupage á l'arc Plasma (PAC)
épais
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ARCMASTER 400 TS
7. Ne soudez des tôles galvanisées ou plaquées au plomb ou au
cadmium que si les zones à souder ont été grattées à fond, que si
l’espace est bien ventilé; si nécessaire portez un respirateur à adduction d’air. Car ces revêtements et tout métal qui contient ces
éléments peuvent dégager des fumées toxiques au moment du
soudage.
AVERTISSEMENT
LES ETINCELLES ET LES PROJECTIONS BRULANTES
PEUVENT CAUSER DES BLESSURES.
Le piquage et le meulage produisent des particules
métalliques volantes. En refroidissant, la soudure peut
projeter du éclats de laitier.
AVERTISSEMENT
LE SOUDAGE PEUT CAUSER UN INCENDIE OU UNE
EXPLOSION
1. Portez un écran facial ou des lunettes protectrices
approuvées. Des écrans latéraux sont recommandés.
L’arc produit des étincellies et des projections. Les
particules volantes, le métal chaud, les projections de
soudure et l’équipement surchauffé peuvent causer un
incendie et des brûlures. Le contact accidentel de
l’électrode ou du fil-électrode avec un objet métallique
peut provoquer des étincelles, un échauffement ou un
incendie.
2. Portez des vêtements appropriés pour protéger la peau.
AVERTISSEMENT
LES BOUTEILLES ENDOMMAGEES PEUVENT
EXPLOSER
1. Protégez-vous, ainsi que les autres, contre les étincelles et du
métal chaud.
Les bouteilles contiennent des gaz protecteurs sous
haute pression. Des bouteilles endommagées peuvent
exploser. Comme les bouteilles font normalement partie
du procédé de soudage, traitez-les avec soin.
2. Ne soudez pas dans un endroit où des particules volantes ou des
projections peuvent atteindre des matériaux inflammables.
3. Enlevez toutes matières inflammables dans un rayon de 10, 7
mètres autour de l’arc, ou couvrez-les soigneusement avec des
bâches approuvées.
1. Protégez les bouteilles de gaz comprimé contre les sources de
chaleur intense, les chocs et les arcs de soudage.
4. Méfiez-vous des projections brulantes de soudage susceptibles
de pénétrer dans des aires adjacentes par de petites ouvertures
ou fissures.
2. Enchainez verticalement les bouteilles à un support ou à un cadre
fixe pour les empêcher de tomber ou d’être renversées.
3. Eloignez les bouteilles de tout circuit électrique ou de tout soudage.
5. Méfiez-vous des incendies et gardez un extincteur à portée de la
main.
4. Empêchez tout contact entre une bouteille et une électrode de
soudage.
6. N’oubliez pas qu’une soudure réalisée sur un plafond, un plancher,
une cloison ou une paroi peut enflammer l’autre côté.
5. N’utilisez que des bouteilles de gaz protecteur, des détendeurs,
des boyauxs et des raccords conçus pour chaque application
spécifique; ces équipements et les pièces connexes doivent être
maintenus en bon état.
7. Ne soudez pas un récipient fermé, tel un réservoir ou un baril.
8. Connectez le câble de soudage le plus près possible de la zone
de soudage pour empêcher le courant de suivre un long parcours
inconnu, et prévenir ainsi les risques d’électrocution et d’incendie.
6. Ne placez pas le visage face à l’ouverture du robinet de la bouteille
lors de son ouverture.
9. Ne dégelez pas les tuyaux avec un source de courant.
7. Laissez en place le chapeau de bouteille sauf si en utilisation ou
lorsque raccordé pour utilisation.
10. Otez l’électrode du porte-électrode ou coupez le fil au tube-contact lorsqu’inutilisé après le soudage.
8. Lisez et respectez les consignes relatives aux bouteilles de gaz
comprimé et aux équipements connexes, ainsi que la publication
P-1 de la CGA, identifiée dans la liste de documents ci-dessous.
11. Portez des vêtements protecteurs non huileux, tels des gants en
cuir, une chemise épaisse, un pantalon revers, des bottines de
sécurité et un casque.
AVERTISSEMENT
LES MOTEURS PEUVENT ETRE DANGEREUX
LES GAZ D’ECHAPPEMENT DES MOTEURS PEUVENT
ETRE MORTELS.
Les moteurs produisent des gaz d’échappement nocifs.
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ARCMASTER 400 TS
1. Utilisez l’équipement à l’extérieur dans des aires ouvertes et bien
ventilées.
Les accumulateurs contiennent de l’électrolyte acide et
dégagent des vapeurs explosives.
2. Si vous utilisez ces équipements dans un endroit confiné, les
fumées d’échappement doivent être envoyées à l’extérieur, loin
des prises d’air du bâtiment.
1. Portez toujours un écran facial en travaillant sur un accumu-lateur.
2. Arrêtez le moteur avant de connecter ou de déconnecter des câbles
d’accumulateur.
3. N’utilisez que des outils anti-étincelles pour travailler sur un
accumulateur.
AVERTISSEMENT
4. N’utilisez pas une source de courant de soudage pour charger
un accumulateur ou survolter momentanément un véhicule.
LE CARBURANT PEUR CAUSER UN INCENDIE OU UNE
EXPLOSION.
5. Utilisez la polarité correcte (+ et –) de l’accumulateur.
Le carburant est hautement inflammable.
1. Arrêtez le moteur avant de vérifier le niveau e carburant ou de
faire le plein.
2. Ne faites pas le plein en fumant ou proche d’une source d’étincelles
ou d’une flamme nue.
AVERTISSEMENT
3. Si c’est possible, laissez le moteur refroidir avant de faire le plein
de carburant ou d’en vérifier le niveau au début du soudage.
LA VAPEUR ET LE LIQUIDE DE REFROIDISSEMENT
BRULANT SOUS PRESSION PEUVENT BRULER LA
PEAU ET LES YEUX.
4. Ne faites pas le plein de carburant à ras bord: prévoyez de l’espace
pour son expansion.
Le liquide de refroidissement d’un radiateur peut être
brûlant et sous pression.
5. Faites attention de ne pas renverser de carburant. Nettoyez tout
carburant renversé avant de faire démarrer le moteur.
1. N’ôtez pas le bouchon de radiateur tant que le moteur n’est pas
refroidi.
AVERTISSEMENT
2. Mettez des gants et posez un torchon sur le bouchon pour l’ôter.
3. Laissez la pression s’échapper avant d’ôter complètement le
bouchon.
DES PIECES EN MOUVEMENT PEUVENT CAUSER DES
BLESSURES.
1.05
Des pièces en mouvement, tels des ventilateurs, des
rotors et des courroies peuvent couper doigts et mains,
ou accrocher des vêtements amples.
Principales Normes de Securite
Safety in Welding and Cutting, norme ANSI Z49.1, American Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Rd., Miami, FL 33128.
1. Assurez-vous que les portes, les panneaux, les capots et les
protecteurs soient bien fermés.
Safety and Health Standards, OSHA 29 CFR 1910, Superintendent of
Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
20402.
2. Avant d’installer ou de connecter un système, arrêtez le moteur.
Recommended Safe Practices for the Preparation for Welding and
Cutting of Containers That Have Held Hazardous Substances, norme
AWS F4.1, American Welding Society, 550 N.W. LeJeune Rd., Miami,
FL 33128.
3. Seules des personnes qualifiées doivent démonter des protecteurs
ou des capots pour faire l’entretien ou le dépannage nécessaire.
4. Pour empêcher un démarrage accidentel pendant l’entretien,
débranchez le câble d’accumulateur à la borne négative.
National Electrical Code, norme 70 NFPA, National Fire Protection
Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
5. N’approchez pas les mains ou les cheveux de pièces en
mouvement; elles peuvent aussi accrocher des vêtements amples
et des outils.
Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Cylinders, document P-1,
Compressed Gas Association, 1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite
501, Arlington, VA 22202.
6. Réinstallez les capots ou les protecteurs et fermez les portes après
des travaux d’entretien et avant de faire démarrer le moteur.
Code for Safety in Welding and Cutting, norme CSA W117.2 Association canadienne de normalisation, Standards Sales, 276 Rexdale
Boulevard, Rexdale, Ontario, Canada M9W 1R3.
Safe Practices for Occupation and Educational Eye and Face Protection, norme ANSI Z87.1, American National Standards Institute, 1430
Broadway, New York, NY 10018.
AVERTISSEMENT
DES ETINCELLES PEUVENT FAIRE EXPLOSER UN
ACCUMULATEUR; L’ELECTROLYTE D’UN ACCUMULATEUR PEUT BRULER LA PEAU ET LES YEUX.
Cutting and Welding Processes, norme 51B NFPA, National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
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SYMBOL LEGEND
SEC
%
Amperage
STICK (Shielded Metal Arc
SMAW)
Voltage
Pulse Current Function
Hertz (frequency)
Spot Time (GTAW)
Seconds
Remote Control (Panel/Remote)
Percent
Remote Function
DC (Direct Current)
Arc Control (SMAW)
AC (Alternating Current
Gas Post-Flow
Standard Function
Gas Pre-Flow
Slope Function
Voltage Reduction Device Circuit
VRD
Slope W/Repeat Function
Negative
Spot Function
Positive
Impulse Starting (High Frequency
GTAW)
Gas Input
Touch Start (Lift Start TIG circuit
GTAW)
Gas Output
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2.0 INTRODUCTION AND DESCRIPTION
2.01 Description
The Thermal Arc™ ArcMaster 400 TS is a single/three-phase DC arc welding power source with Constant Current (CC)
output characteristics. This unit is equipped with a Digital Volt/Amperage Meter, gas control valve, built-in Sloper and
Pulser, lift arc starter, and high-frequency arc starter for use with Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Gas Tungsten Arc
Welding-Pulse (GTAW-P), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding-Sloped (GTAW-S), and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
processes. The power source is totally enclosed in an impact resistant, flame resistant and non-conductive plastic case.
(V)
(V)
OCV
OCV
10V
5A
400A
(A)
25A
STICK Process
400A
(A)
LIFT TIG Process
(V)
OCV
5A
400A
(A)
HF TIG Process
Figure 1. Model 400 TS Volt-Ampere Curve
Note 1
Volt-Ampere curves show the maximum Voltage and Amperage output capabilities of the welding
power source. Curves of other settings will fall between the curves shown.
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2.02 Functional Block Diagram
Figure 2 illustrates the functional block diagram of the 400 TS power supply.
Input
Power
Main
Circuit
Switch
Filter
Input
Diode
Capacitor
DC Power
Primary
Voltage
Sensor
IGBT
Inverter
Thermal
Detector
Main
Transformer
(PCB14)
Hall Current
Output
Diodes
Thermal
Detector
Transformer
(HCT1)
Output
Inductor
To each control circuit Drive Themal
Sensor
+/-15VDC +18VDC
Circuit Circuit
+24VDC +5VDC
Troublel
Sensing
Circuit
HF-UNIT
Control
Circuit
Stick Mode
VRD
Sensing
Circuit
Lift T ig Mode
Output Short
Sensing
Circuit
High
Frequency
Unit
Primary
Current
Sensor
+
Torch Control
Connection
(CON1)
Coupling
Coil
Sequence
Control
Fan Control
Circuit
Fan
Gas Control
Circuit
Solenoid
Reference
Current
Adjustment &
Adjustment
Mode select Switches
circuit
Panel Circuit Board
Figure 2. 400 TS Model Functional Block Diagram
2.03 Transporting Methods
This unit is equipped with a handle for carrying purposes.
WARNING 1
ELECTRIC SHOCK can kill. DO NOT TOUCH live electrical parts. Disconnect input power conductors
from de-energized supply line before moving the welding power source.
WARNING 2
FALLING EQUIPMENT can cause serious personal injury and equipment damage.
Lift unit with handle on top of case.
Use handcart or similar device of adequate capacity.
If using a fork lift vehicle, place and secure unit on a proper skid before transporting.
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3.0 INSTALLATION RECOMMENDATIONS
3.01 Environment
The ArcMaster 400 TS is designed for use in hazardous environments.
Examples of environments with increased hazardous environments are:
a.
In locations in which freedom of movement is restricted, so that the operator is forced to
perform the work in a cramped (kneeling, sitting or lying) position with physical contact
with conductive parts.
b.
In locations which are fully or partially limited by conductive elements, and in which there is a
high risk of unavoidable or accidental contact by the operator.
c.
In wet or damp hot locations where humidity or perspiration considerably reduces the skin
resistance of the human body and the insulation properties of accessories.
Environments with hazardous environments do not include places where electrically conductive parts
in the near vicinity of the operator, which can cause increased hazard, have been insulated.
3.02 Location
Be sure to locate the welder according to the following guidelines:
•
In areas, free from moisture and dust.
•
Ambient temperature between 0 degrees C to
40 degrees C.
•
In areas, free from oil, steam and
corrosive gases.
•
In areas, not subjected to abnormal vibration
or shock.
•
In areas, not exposed to direct sunlight •
or rain.
Place at a distance of 12” (304.79mm) or
more from walls or similar that could restrict
natural airflow for cooling.
WARNING 3
Thermal Arc advises that this equipment be electrically connected by a qualified electrician.
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3.03 Electrical Input Connections
WARNING 4
ELECTRIC SHOCK can kill; SIGNIFICANT DC VOLTAGE is present after removal of input power.
SHUT DOWN welding power source, disconnect input power employing lockout/tagging procedures.
Lockout/tagging procedures consist of padlocking line disconnect switch in open position, removing fuses
from fuse box, or shutting off and red-tagging circuit breaker or other disconnecting device.
3.03.01 Electrical Input Requirements
Operate the welding power source from a single/three-phase 50/60 Hz, AC power supply. The input voltage
must match one of the electrical input voltages shown on the input data label on the unit nameplate. Contact
the local electric utility for information about the type of electrical service available, how proper connections
should be made, and inspection required.
The line disconnect switch provides a safe and convenient means to completely remove all electrical power
from the welding power supply whenever necessary to inspect or service the unit.
Note 2
This unit is equipped with a three-conductor with earth power cable that is connected at the
welding power source end for single and three phase electrical input power.
Do not connect an input (WHITE or BLACK or RED) conductor to the ground terminal.
Do not connect the ground (GREEN) conductor to an input line terminal.
Refer to Figure 3 and:
1. Connect end of ground (GREEN) conductor to a suitable ground. Use a grounding method that complies
with all applicable electrical codes.
2. Connect ends of line 1 (BLACK) and line 2 (WHITE) and line 3 (RED) input conductors to a de-energized line
disconnect switch.
3. Use Table 1 and Table 2 as a guide to select line fuses for the disconnect switch.
Note 3
For Single-Phase operation connect the GREEN, BLACK and WHITE input conductors. Insolate the
RED Conductor, it is not used for Single-phase operation.
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Input Voltage
208 VAC
230 VAC
460 VAC
Fuse Size
100 Amps
75 Amps
50 Amps
Table 1. Electrical Input Connections
NOTE: Fuse size is based on not more than 200 percent of the rated input amperage of the welding
power source (Based on Article 630, National Electrical Code).
Figure 3. Electrical Input Connections
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3.03.02 Input Power
Each unit incorporates an INRUSH circuit and input voltage sensing circuit. When the MAIN INPUT SWITCH
is turned on, the inrush circuit provides a pre-charging of the input capacitors. SCR’s in the Power Control
Assembly (PCA) will turn on after the input capacitors have charged to full operating voltage (after
approximately 5 seconds).
Note 4
Note the available input power. Damage to the PCA could occur if 575VAC or higher is applied.
The following Primary Current recommendations are required to obtain the maximum welding current and duty
cycle from this welding equipment:
Primary Supply
Lead Size
(Factory Fitted)
Model
Minimum Primary
Current Circuit Size
(Vin/Amps)
Current & Duty Cycle
TIG
STICK
-
3
Phase
ARCMASTER
400 TS
8/4 AWG minimum
1
Phase
208/49
230/44
460/22
208/67
230/61
460/31
208/67
230/60
208/97
230/87
400A @ 25%
-
-
400A @ 25%
300A @ 25%
-
-
300A @ 25%
Table 2 – 208-230/460V Primary Current Circuit sizes to achieve maximum current
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3.03.03 High Frequency Introduction
The importance of correct installation of high frequency welding equipment cannot be over-emphasized.
Interference due to high frequency initiated or stabilized arc is almost invariably traced to improper
installation. The following information is intended as a guide for personnel installing high frequency
welding machines.
Warning
Explosives
The high frequency section of this machine has an output similar to a radio transmitter. The machine
should NOT be used in the vicinity of blasting operations due to the danger of premature firing.
Computers
It is also possible that operation close to computer installations may cause computer malfunction.
3.03.04 High Frequency Interference
Interference may be transmitted by a high frequency initiated or stabilized arc welding machine in the
following ways:
Direct Radiation
Radiation from the machine can occur if the case is metal and is not properly grounded. It can occur
through apertures such as open access panels. The shielding of the high frequency unit in the Power
Source will prevent direct radiation if the equipment is properly grounded.
Transmission via the Supply Lead
Without adequate shielding and filtering, high frequency energy may be fed to the wiring within the
installation (mains) by direct coupling. The energy is then transmitted by both radiation and conduction.
Adequate shielding and filtering is provided in the Power Source.
Radiation from Welding Leads
Radiated interference from welding leads, although pronounced in the vicinity of the leads, diminishes
rapidly with distance. Keeping leads as short as possible will minimize this type of interference.
Looping and suspending of leads should be avoided where possible.
Re-radiation from Unearthed Metallic Objects
A major factor contributing to interference is re-radiation from unearthed metallic objects close to the
welding leads. Effective grounding of such objects will prevent re-radiation in most cases.
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3.04 Specifications
Parameter
Rated Output
Amperes
Volts
Duty Cycle
Duty Cycle
Output Current Range
Open Circuit Voltage
Dimensions
Width
Height
Length
Weight
Output @ Rated Load
Rated Input Voltage
Output Amperes
Output Volts
Duty Cycle
KVA
KW
Output @ No Load
KVA
KW
Input Volts Three Phase
208V
230V
460V
Input Volts Single Phase
208V
230V
400 TS
208-230/460VAC
400
36
25%
400A / 36V @ 25% (3ph)
300A / 32V @ 60% (3ph)
300A / 32V @ 25% (1ph)
5 – 400 Amps
65V
8.3” (210mm)
16.5” (420mm)
17.7” (450mm)
52.9 lb. 24 kg
Three-phase
208-230/460V
400A
36V
25%
24.0
18.0
0.5
0.13
Amperage Draw
@ Rated Load
67
61
31
97
87
Single-phase
208-230V
300A
32V
25%
20.0
12.0
No Load
1.4
1.3
0.7
2.5
2.2
Thermal Arc continuously strives to produce the best product possible and therefore reserves
the right to change, improve or revise the specifications or design of this or any product without
prior notice. Such updates or changes do not entitle the buyer of equipment previously sold or
shipped to the corresponding changes, updates, improvements or replacement of such items.
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3.05 Duty Cycle
The duty cycle of a welding power source is the percentage of a ten (10) minute period that it can be
operated at a given output without causing overheating and damage to the unit. If the welding amperes
decrease, the duty cycle increases. If the welding amperes are increased beyond the rated output, the
duty cycle will decrease.
WARNING 5
Exceeding the duty cycle ratings will cause the thermal overload protection circuit to become
energized and shut down the output until the unit has cooled to normal operating temperature.
CAUTION 1
Continually exceeding the duty cycle ratings can cause damage to the welding power source and
will void the manufactures warranty.
NOTE 5
Due to variations that can occur in manufactured products, claimed performance, voltages, ratings,
all capacities, measurements, dimensions and weights quoted are approximate only. Achievable
capacities and ratings in use and operation will depend upon correct installation, use, applications,
maintenance and service.
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4.0 OPERATOR CONTROLS
4.01 ARCMASTER 400 TS Controls
6
8
7
1
2
3
5
9
4
Figure 4. ARCMASTER 400 TS Power Source
1 Control Knob
This control sets the selected weld parameter, rotating it clockwise increases the parameter
that is indicated on the digital meter. Pushing the knob inward displays the actual
welding voltage.
2 Remote Control Socket
The 14 pin Remote Control Socket is used to connect remote current control devices to the
welding Power Source. To make connections, align keyway, insert plug, and rotate threaded
collar fully clockwise.
E
A
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N
B
C
J
K
L
D
I
N
M
E
H
G
F
5k ohm s
Front view of 14
Socket Receptacle
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Socket Pin
A
Function
Torch Switch Input (24V) to energize weld current
(connect pins A & B to turn on welding current)
B
Torch Switch Input (0V) to energize weld current
(connect pins A & B to turn on welding current)
C
D
5k ohm (maximum) connection to 5k ohm remote control potentiometer
Zero ohm (minimum) connection to 5k ohm remote control potentiometer
E
Wiper arm connection to 5k ohm remote control potentiometer
G
Mains Earth
F,H,I,J,K,L
Not Used
M
OK to move current detect signal for robotics applications
N
OK to move current detect signal for robotics applications
3 Positive Terminal
Welding current flows from the Power Source via heavy duty Dinse type terminal. It is essential,
however, that the male plug is inserted and turned securely to achieve a sound electrical connection.
4 Negative Terminal
Welding current flows from the Power Source via heavy duty Dinse type terminal. It is essential,
however, that the male plug is inserted and turned securely to achieve a sound electrical connection.
CAUTION 2
Loose welding terminal connections can cause overheating and result in the male plug being
fused in the bayonet terminal.
5 Gas
The Gas Outlet is a 5/8 – UNF female gas fitting.
6 ON/OFF Switch
This switch connects the Primary supply voltage to the inverter when in the ON position.
This enables the Power Supply.
WARNING 6
When the welder is connected to the Primary supply voltage, the internal electrical components
may be at primary potential with respect to earth.
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7 Input Cable
The input cable connects the Primary supply voltage to the equipment.
8 SMART Logic Switch
Manual slide switch mounted on the back panel selects for proper input voltage. If this slide is not set
to the position that matches the input voltage from the electrical source the Smart Logic circuit will
inhibit welding power source output. The digital meter will show primary input error code.
9 Gas Inlet
The Gas Inlet is a 5/8 – UNF female gas fitting.
4.02 Weld Process Selection for ArcMaster 400 TS
Weld Mode
Weld Process
Selection
STICK
HF
TIG
LIFT
TIG
Yes
Yes
Yes
2T operation in TIG Modes using remote
devices to control contactor & current.
No
Yes
Yes
4T operation in TIG Modes with crater fill
using a remote contactor device to
control sequence.
No
Yes
Yes
4T operation in TIG Modes with repeat
operation and crater fill using a remote
contactor device.
No
Yes
No
2T operation spot welding in HF TIG using a
remote contactor device.
No
Yes
Yes
Pulse operation in TIG Modes.
Yes
No
Yes
Contactor operation in Stick and Lift
TIG Mode.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Selects in operation Panel board or Remote.
Description
STD
SLOPE
REPEAT
SPOT
PULSE ON/OFF
Contactor ON/OFF
Operation
PANEL/REMOTE
Table 3 – Weld Process Selection verses Weld Mode for ArcMaster 400 TS
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4.03 Weld Parameter Description
Figure 5. ArcMaster 400 TS Front Panel with Parameter Description
Parameter
Description
This parameter operates in TIG modes only and is used to get gas to the weld zone
prior to striking the arc, once the torch trigger switch has been pressed. This
control is used to dramatically reduce weld porosity at the start of a weld.
PRE-FLOW
HOT START
This parameter operates in all weld modes except Lift TIG mode and is used to
heat up the weld zone in TIG modes or improve the start characteristics for stick
electrodes. e.g. low hydrogen electrodes. It sets the peak start current on top of
the PEAK (WELD) current.
e.g. HOT START current = 130 amps when PEAK (WELD) = 100 amps &
HOT START = 30 amps
INITIAL CUR.
This parameter operates in SLOPE or REPEAT (4T) TIG modes only and is used to
set the start current for TIG. The Start Current remains on until the torch trigger
switch is released after it has been depressed.
UP SLOPE
This parameter operates in TIG modes only and is used to set the time for the weld
current to ramp up, after the torch trigger switch has been pressed then released,
from INITIAL CUR to PEAK or BASE current.
PEAK CUR.
WELD
This parameter sets the PEAK weld current when in PULSE mode.
BASE
This parameter sets the TIG WELD current in STD, SLOPE, REPEAT and SPOT
modes when PULSE is off. This parameter also sets the STICK weld current.
This parameter sets the Background current when in Pulse TIG mode.
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Parameter
(Background
Current)
SPOT TIME
PULSE WIDTH
PULSE FREQ.
DOWN SLOPE
Description
This parameter sets the duration of the SPOT TIME in HF TIG mode only.
This parameter sets the percentage on time of the PULSE FREQUENCY for PEAK
weld current when the PULSE is ON.
This parameter sets the PULSE FREQUENCY when the PULSE is ON.
This parameter operates in TIG modes only and is used to set the time for the weld
current to ramp down, after the torch trigger switch has been pressed, to CRATER
CUR. This control is used to eliminate the crater that can form at the completion of
a weld.
CRATER CUR.
This parameter operates in SLOPE or REPEAT (4T) TIG modes only and is used to
set the finish current for TIG. The CRATER Current remains ON until the torch
trigger switch is released after it has been depressed.
POST-FLOW
This parameter operates in TIG modes only and is used to adjust the post gas flow
time once the arc has extinguished. This control is used to dramatically reduce
oxidation of the tungsten electrode.
The SAVE/LOAD buttons are used to save and retrieve a total number of 5 programs
into the 400 TS memory.
Table 4 – Weld Parameter Descriptions for ArcMaster 400 TS
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4.04 Weld Parameters for ArcMaster 400 TS
Weld Mode
Weld
Parameter
Parameter Range
0.0 to 1.0 sec
0 to 70A
5 to 400A
0 to 15 sec
5 to 400A
5 to 400A
Factory
Setting
0 sec
20A
30A
1 sec
120A
80A
Incremental
Unit
0.1 sec
1A
1A
0.1 sec
1A
1A
PRE-FLOW
HOT START
INITIAL CUR.
UP SLOPE
PEAK CUR.
WELD CUR
(TIG)
WELD CUR
(STICK)
SPOT TIME
PULSE WIDTH
PULSE FREQ.
DOWN SLOPE
CRATER CUR.
POST-FLOW
LIFT TIG
STICK
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
HF
TIG
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
5 to 400A
80A
1A
Yes
No
No
0.5 to 5.0 sec
15 to 80%
0.5 to 500Hz
2 sec
50%
100.0Hz
0.1 sec
1%
See
Table 6
0.1 sec
1A
0.1 sec
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
0 to 25 sec
5 to 40A
0.0 to 60 sec
3 sec
30A
10 sec
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Table 5 – Weld Parameters for ArcMaster 400 TS
PULSE FREQ. Range
0.5 to 20Hz
Incremental Unit
0.1Hz
20 to 100Hz
1Hz
100 to 500Hz
5Hz
Table 6 – PULSE FREQ. Range and Incremental Units
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Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
4.05 Power Source Features
Feature
New Digital Control
Touch Panel Switches
Front Control Cover
Digital Meter
Description
•
Almost all welding parameters are adjustable.
•
Touch switches eliminate mechanical damage.
•
Protects front panel controls.
•
•
•
Displays selected weld parameter value.
Displays weld current when welding.
Displays weld current for 20 seconds after weld has been
completed.
A selected weld parameter value can be adjusted at any
time even while welding.
•
Intelligent Fan Control
•
•
•
ON/OFF Switch
Save/Load Function
The intelligent cooling system is designed to reduce dust
and foreign material build-up, whilst providing optimum
cooling.
Fan speed reduces approximately 30 seconds after
machine is turned on.
Fan speed increases when internal components reaches
operating temperature.
•
Primary voltage Supply ON/OFF switch located on
rear panel.
• A total number of 5 programs can be saved into the
400 TS memory.
SAVE the Current Weld Parameters into Memory
• Press and HOLD the SAVE button. Beep will sound and
Digital Meter display will show a number 1.
• Select a memory location by rotating the control knob,
1 to 5 is displayed on the meter.
• After selecting the desired memory location (i.e. 1 to 5),
press the right scroll button and the machine will give a
beep to confirm the weld parameters from the control
panel are saved.
LOAD (retrieve) a Program to Control Panel
• Press and HOLD the LOAD button. Beep will sound and
Digital Meter display will show a number 1.
• Select a memory location by rotating the control knob,
1 to 5 is displayed on the meter.
After selecting the desired memory location (i.e. 1 to 5),
press the right scroll button and the machine will give a
beep to confirm the weld parameters are loaded.
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Feature
Voltage Reduction Device (VRD)
(shipped de-activated, field capable)
See Section 11 for activation instructions
Description
Reduces the OCV when the power supply is not in use.
Eliminates the need for add on voltage reducers and has
no effect on arc starting.
• VRD fully complies to IEC 60974-1.
• When Stick mode is selected the green VRD light is ON
when not welding and red when welding.
• When in TIG modes VRD is off.
Control Knob
• For the selected weld parameter, rotating the knob
clockwise increases the parameter.
• Rotating the knob counterclockwise decreases the
parameter.
• A selected weld parameter value can be adjusted at any
time even while welding.
• Pushing the knob in displays actual arc voltage.
Self Diagnosis Using Error Codes
• An error code is displayed on the Digital Meter when a
problem occurs with Primary supply voltage or internal
component problems. Refer to Troubleshooting Guide.
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5.0 SET-UP FOR SMAW (STICK) AND GTAW (TIG)
Conventional operating procedures apply when using the Welding Power Source, i.e. connect work lead
directly to work piece and electrode lead is used to hold electrode. Wide safety margins provided by the coil
design ensure that the Welding Power Source will withstand short-term overload without adverse effects.
The welding current range values should be used as a guide only. Current delivered to the arc is dependent
on the welding arc voltage, and as welding arc voltage varies between different classes of electrodes,
welding current at any one setting would vary according to the type of electrode in use. The operator should
use the welding current range values as a guide, then finally adjust the current setting to suit the application.
WARNING 7
Before connecting the work clamp to the work and
inserting the electrode in the electrode holder make
sure the Primary power supply is switched off.
CAUTION 3
Remove any packaging material prior to use. Do not
block the air vents at the front or rear or sides of the
Welding Power Source.
CAUTION 4
DO NOT change the Weld Mode or Weld Process Mode
Until after POST-FLOW time has finished.
Figure 6. 400 TS Set-up
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6.0 SEQUENCE OF OPERATION
NOTE: Scroll Buttons are used to select the parameters to be set. The LED’s show
which function is being adjusted on the weld sequence graph. Refer to Symbols
Table located in the front of the manual for Symbol descriptions.
1
9
2
8
8
3
7
4
6
Figure 7. 400 TS Front Panel
1. Pulse Function: Pressing this button enables the TIG current pulse functions.
2. Remote Current Function: Pressing this buttons enables remote current functions.
3. TIG Mode Functions: Pressing this button scrolls through the output TIG function modes (Standard,
Slope, Slope w/repeat, Spot).
4. Digital LED Display: Welding amperage and parameter values are displayed in this window. Internal
warnings such as over temperature, low or high input voltage applied are signaled to the operator by a
warning sound and error message on the screen.
5. Save/Load Buttons: By using the Save & Load buttons the operator can easily save up to 5 welding
parameter programs.
6. Control Knob: Allows the operator to adjust the output amperage within the entire range of the power
source and sets each parameter value.
7. Process Button: This button selects between STICK, HF TIG and Lift TIG mode.
8. Scroll Buttons: Used to select the parameters to be set. The LED’s show which function is being
adjusted on the Sequence Graph.
9. Contactor Function: Pressing this buttons enables Contactor functions.
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6.01 Stick Welding
•
Connect work lead to negative terminal
•
Connect electrode lead to positive terminal
•
Switch machine on
•
Set Contactor
•
Connect remote control device if required
Use the Scroll Buttons to move to the parameter to be set. The LED will show which function is being
adjusted on the weld sequence graph. Use the control knob to adjust each parameter.
• Set HOT START
•
Set WELD current
Commence welding
6.02 HF TIG & Lift TIG Welding
•
•
•
•
Connect work lead to positive terminal
Connect TIG torch to negative terminal
Switch machine on
Set weld current
•
Connect remote control device. A remote control device is required for use during LIFT TIG and
HF TIG operation. See section 4.01, section 2 “Remote Control Socket”, for complete details of
the remote device.
Use the Scroll Buttons to move to the parameter to be set. The LED will show which function is being
adjusted on the weld sequence graph. Use the control knob to adjust each parameter.
• Set PRE-FLOW time
• Set HOT START current
• Set POST-FLOW time
• Set WELD current
• Set POST-FLOW time
Slope Mode Parameters if required
• Set INTIAL CUR current
• Set UP SLOPE time
• Set (WELD) PEAK CUR current
• Set BASE current
• Set DOWN SLOPE time
• Set CRATER CUR current
Pulse Mode parameters if required
• Set PULSE WIDTH % for PEAK CURRENT
• Set PEAK CURRENT
• Set PULSE FREQ
Commence welding
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6.02.01 Slope Mode Sequence
Switch
Closed
Initial
Current
Switch
Open
Up
Slope
Switch
Closed
Weld Current
Down
Slope
Switch
Open
Final
Current
Postflow
Preflow
Note 6
Slope function operates with a Remote ON/OFF device only.
1) To start Slope sequence Close remote switch contacts. Once the welding arc is established the Power
Source will maintain initial current setting as long as the remote switch contacts are closed.
a) In the HF TIG mode, after Preflow time High Frequency is present at the torch. When the torch is
positioned close to the work the welding current will transfer to the work and establish the arc at the
initial current setting.
b) In the Lift TIG mode, after preflow time Lift Start current is present at the torch. When the electrode
is touched to the work and lifted off, the welding arc is established at the initial
current setting.
2) Open Remote Switch – current increases to weld current. Once welding arc has reached weld
current the power source will maintain weld current as long as the remote switch contacts are open.
3) Close Remote Switch – Welding current decreases to final current setting. Once final welding current
is reached the power source will maintain final current setting as long as the remote switch contacts
are closed.
4) Open Remote Switch – Welding arc stops and post flow begins.
6.02.02 Slope Mode with Repeat Sequence
The repeat function is operated during the down slope cycle of the Slope Sequence and is active through the
down slope period only. During the down slope period by opening the Remote Switch contacts the current
will increase back to weld current. Within the Down Slope period the repeat function can be operated as
many times as desired. To continue slope cycle and end slope sequence close remote switch contacts and
allow weld current to reach final current setting. Once final current setting is reached opening the Remote
Switch again will turn off the welding arc and post flow begins.
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6.02.03 Pulse Controls
(Pulse Width)
(Pulse Frequency)
(Peak Current)
(Base)
Background
Current
The Pulse controls are used primarily to control heat input. Pulse offers a number of advantages
as follows:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
Control puddle – size and fluidity (especially out of position).
Increase penetration
Travel speed control
Better consistent quality
Distortion on lighter or thinner materials.
Pulse-current provides a system in which the welding current continuously changes between two levels.
During the periods of Peak current, heating and fusion takes place, and during the background (base) current
periods, cooling and solidification take place. Pulse Width is the time in one cycle the current stays at the
peak current setting. Pulse Frequency measured in Hertz is the number of cycles per second the current
travels between peak and background current settings. It is as if the foot rheostat were moved up and down
to increase and decrease the welding current on a regular basis. The faster you moved the foot rheostat up
and down the faster the frequency.
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6.03 Save-Load Operation
A total number of 5 programs can be saved into the 400 TS memory.
SAVE the Current Weld Parameters into Memory
• Press the SAVE button until the buzzer rings.
•
•
Select a memory location by rotating the control knob, 1 to 5 is displayed on the meter
After selecting the desired memory location (ie 1 to 5), press the right scroll button and the machine will give
a beep to confirm the weld parameters from the control panel are saved.
LOAD (retrieve) a Program to Control Panel
• Press the LOAD button until the buzzer rings.
•
Select a memory location by rotating the control knob, 1 to 5 is displayed on the meter. After selecting the
desired memory location (i.e. 1 to 5), press the right scroll button and the machine give a beep to confirm the
weld parameters are loaded onto the control panel
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7.0 BASIC TIG WELDING GUIDE
7.01 Electrode Polarity
Connect the TIG torch to the - / TORCH terminal and the work lead to the + / WORK terminal for direct
current straight polarity. Direct current straight polarity is the most widely used polarity for DC TIG welding.
It allows limited wear of the electrode since 70% of the heat is concentrated at the work piece.
7.02 Tungsten Electrode Current Ranges
Electrode Diameter
DC Current (Amps)
0.040” (1.0mm)
30 – 60
1/16” (1.6mm)
60 – 115
3/32” (2.4mm)
100 – 165
1/8” (3.2mm)
135 – 200
5/32” (4.0mm)
190 – 280
3/16” (4.8mm)
250 – 340
Table 7 – Current Ranges for Varies Fungsten Electrode Sizes
7.03 Tungsten Electrode Types
Electrode Type
(Ground Finish)
Thoriated 2%
Ceriated 2%
Welding Application
Features
DC welding of mild steel,
stainless steel and copper.
Excellent arc starting, Long life,
High current carrying capacity.
DC welding of mild steel,
stainless steel, copper,
aluminium, magnesium and
their alloys
Longer life, More stable arc,
Easier starting, Wider current
range, Narrower more
concentrated arc.
Table 8 – Tungsten Electrode Types
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Color
Code
Red
Grey
7.04 Guide for Selecting Filler Wire Diameter
Filler Wire Diameter
DC Current Range
(Amps)
1/16” (1.6 mm)
20 - 90
3/32” (2.4 mm)
65 - 115
1/8” (3.2 mm)
100 - 165
3/16” (4.8 mm)
200-350
Table 9 – Filler Wire Selection Guide
NOTE 7
The filler wire diameter specified in Table 9 is a guide only. Other diameter wires may be used
according to the welding application.
7.05 Shielding Gas Selection
Alloy
Shielding Gas
Aluminium & alloys
Carbon Steel
Stainless Steel
Nickel Alloy
Copper
Titanium
Argon
Argon
Argon
Argon
Argon
Argon
Table 10 – Shielding Gas Selection
7.06 TIG Welding Parameters for Low Carbon & Low Alloy Steel Pipe
Electrode Type &
Diameter
Current Range DC
Amperes
Filler Rod for
Root Pass
Thoriated 2%
3/32” (2.4 mm)
120 - 170
Yes
Thoriated 2%
3/32” (2.4 mm)
100 - 160
Yes
Thoriated 2%
3/32” (2.4 mm)
90 - 130
No
Joint Preparation
Table 11 – TIG Welding Parameters for Low Carbon & Low Alloy Steel Pipe
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7.07 Welding Parameters for Steel
Base Metal DC Current for DC Current for
Thickness
Mild Steel
Stainless
Steel
0.040”
1.0mm
0.045”
1.2mm
1/16”
1.6mm
1/8”
3.2mm
3/16”
4.8mm
¼”
6.4mm
35-45
40-50
20-30
25-35
45-55
50-60
30-45
35-50
60-70
70-90
40-60
50-70
80-100
90-115
65-85
90-110
115-135
140-165
100-125
125-150
160-175
170-200
135-160
160-180
Tungsten
Electrode
Diameter
Filler Rod
Diameter
(if required)
Argon Gas
Flow Rate
Liters/min
0.040”
1/16”
5-7
1.0mm
1.6mm
Butt/Corner
Lap/ Fillet
0.040”
1/16”
5-7
1.0mm
1.6mm
Butt/Corner
Lap/ Fillet
1/16”
1/16”
7
1.6mm
1.6mm
Butt/Corner
Lap/ Fillet
1/16”
3/32”
7
1.6mm
2.4mm
Butt/Corner
Lap/ Fillet
3/32”
1/8”
10
2.4mm
3.2mm
Butt/Corner
Lap/ Fillet
1/8”
5/32”
10
3.2mm
4.0mm
Butt/Corner
Lap/ Fillet
Table 12 – DC TIG Welding Parameters
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Joint Type
8.0 BASIC ARC WELDING GUIDE
8.01 Electrode Polarity
Stick electrodes are generally connected to the ‘+’ terminal and the work lead to the ‘−’ terminal but if in
doubt consult the electrode manufacturers literature.
8.02 Effects of Stick Welding Various Materials
High tensile and alloy steels
The two most prominent effects of welding these steels are the formation of a hardened zone in the weld
area, and, if suitable precautions are not taken, the occurrence in this zone of under-bead cracks. Hardened
zone and under-bead cracks in the weld area may be reduced by using the correct electrodes, preheating,
using higher current settings, using larger electrodes sizes, short runs for larger electrode deposits or
tempering in a furnace.
Manganese steels
The effect on manganese steel of slow cooling from high temperatures is to embrittle it. For this reason it
is absolutely essential to keep manganese steel cool during welding by quenching after each weld or skip
welding to distribute the heat.
Cast Iron
Most types of cast iron, except white iron, are weldable. White iron, because of its extreme brittleness,
generally cracks when attempts are made to weld it. Trouble may also be experienced when welding whiteheart malleable, due to the porosity caused by gas held in this type of iron.
Copper and alloys
The most important factor is the high rate of heat conductivity of copper, making preheating of heavy
sections necessary to give proper fusion of weld and base metal.
Types of Electrodes
Arc Welding electrodes are classified into a number of groups depending on their applications. There are a
great number of electrodes used for specialized industrial purposes which are not of particular interest for
everyday general work. These include some low hydrogen types for high tensile steel, cellulose types for
welding large diameter pipes, etc. The range of electrodes dealt with in this publication will cover the vast
majority of applications likely to be encountered; are all easy to use and all will work on even the most basic
of welding machines.
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Metals being joined
Electrode
Comments
Mild steel
6013
Ideal electrodes for all general purpose
work. Features include out standing
operator appeal, easy arc starting and
low spatter.
Mild steel
7014
All positional electrode for use on mild and
galvanized steel furniture, plates, fences,
gates, pipes and tanks etc. Especially
suitable for vertical-down welding.
Cast iron
99% Nickel
Stainless steel
Copper, Bronze, Brass, etc.
318L-16
High corrosion resistance. Ideal for dairy
work, etc. on stainless steels.
Bronze
Easy to use electrode for marine fittings,
water taps and valves, water trough float
arms, etc. Also for joining copper to steel
and for bronze overlays on steel shafts.
5.7 ERCUSI-A
High Alloy Steels,
Dissimilar Metals,
Crack Resistance.
All Hard-To-Weld Jobs.
Suitable for joining all cast irons except
white cast iron.
312-16
It will weld most problematical jobs such
as springs, shafts, broken joins mild steel
to stainless and alloy steels.
Not suitable for Aluminium.
Table 13 – Types of Electrodes
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9.0 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
The only routine maintenance required for the power supply is a thorough cleaning and inspection, with the frequency
depending on the usage and the operating environment.
The unit should be wiped clean as necessary with solvents that are recommended for cleaning electrical apparatus. Turn
Power Switch to OFF before proceeding. Internal cleaning of the unit should be done every 6 months by an authorized
Thermal Arc Service Center to remove any accumulated dirt and dust. This may need to be done more frequently under
exceptionally dirty conditions.
CAUTION 5
Do not blow air into the power supply during cleaning. Blowing air into the unit can cause metal particles
to interfere with sensitive electrical components and cause damage to the unit.
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10.0 BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING
WARNING 8
There are extremely dangerous voltages and power levels present inside this product. Do not
attempt to open or repair unless you are an Accredited Thermal Arc Service Agent and you have
had training in power measurements and troubleshooting techniques.
If major complex subassemblies are faulty, then the Welding Power Source must be returned to an
Accredited Thermal Arc Service Agent for repair.
The basic level of troubleshooting is that which can be performed without special equipment or knowledge.
10.01 TIG Welding Problems
Weld quality is dependent on the selection of the correct consumables, maintenance of equipment
and proper welding technique.
Description
Possible Cause
Remedy
1 Excessive bead
build-up or poor
penetration or poor
fusion at edges of weld.
Welding current is too low.
Increase weld current and/or
faulty joint preparation.
2 Weld bead too wide
and flat or undercut at
edges of weld or
excessive burn through.
Welding current is too high.
Decrease weld current.
3 Weld bead too small or
insufficient penetration
or ripples in bead are
widely spaced apart.
Travel speed too fast.
Reduce travel speed.
4 Weld bead too wide or
excessive bead build up
or excessive penetration
in butt joint.
Travel speed too slow.
Increase travel speed.
5 Uneven leg length in
fillet joint.
Wrong placement of filler rod.
Re-position filler rod.
6 Electrode melts when
arc is struck.
Electrode is connected to the ‘+’
terminal.
Connect the electrode to the ‘−’
terminal.
7 Dirty weld pool.
A Electrode contaminated through A Clean the electrode by grinding
contact with work piece or filler
off the contaminates.
rod material.
B Gas contaminated with air.
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B Check gas lines for cuts
and loose fitting or change
gas cylinder.
Description
8 Electrode melts or
oxidizes when an
arc is struck.
9 Poor weld finish.
10 Arc flutters during TIG
welding.
11 Welding arc can not be
established.
Possible Cause
Remedy
A No gas flowing to welding
region.
A Check the gas lines for
kinks or breaks and gas
cylinder contents.
B Torch is clogged with dust.
B Clean torch.
C Gas hose is cut.
C Replace gas hose.
D Gas passage contains
impurities.
D Disconnect gas hose from
torch then raise gas pressure
and blow out impurities.
E Gas regulator turned off.
E Turn on.
F Torch valve is turned off.
F Turn on.
G The electrode is too small for
the welding current.
G Increase electrode diameter or
reduce the welding current.
Inadequate shielding gas.
Increase gas flow or check gas
line for gas flow problems.
A Tungsten electrode is too large
for the welding current.
A Select the right size electrode.
Refer to Basic TIG Welding
Guide.
B Absence of oxides in the
weld pool.
B Refer Basic TIG Welding Guide
for ways to reduce arc flutter.
A Work clamp is not connected
to the work piece or the
work/torch leads are not
connected to the right
welding terminals.
A Connect the work clamp to the
work piece or connect the
work/torch leads to the right
welding terminals.
B Torch lead is disconnected.
B Connect it to the ‘−‘ terminal.
C Gas flow incorrectly set,
cylinder empty or the torch
valve is off.
C Select the right flow rate,
change cylinders or turn
torch valve on.
12 Arc start is not smooth. A Tungsten electrode is too large
for the welding current.
A Select the right size electrode.
Refer to Basic TIG Welding Guide.
B The wrong electrode is being
used for the welding job.
B Select the right electrode type.
Refer to Basic TIG Welding Guide.
C Gas flow rate is too high.
C Select the correct rate for the
welding job.
Refer to Basic TIG Welding Guide.
D Incorrect shielding gas is
being used.
D Select the right shielding gas.
Refer to Basic TIG Welding
Guide.
E Poor work clamp connection
to work piece.
E Improve connection to
work piece.
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10.02 Stick Welding Problems
Description
1 Gas pockets or
voids in weld metal
(Porosity).
2 Crack occurring in
weld metal soon
after solidification
commences.
Possible Cause
A Electrodes are damp.
B Welding current is too high.
C Surface impurities such as oil,
grease, paint, etc.
A Rigidity of joint.
B Insufficient throat thickness.
C
3 A gap is left by failure A
of the weld metal to fill B
the root of the weld.
C
D
Cooling rate is too high.
Welding current is too low.
Electrode too large for joint.
Insufficient gap.
Incorrect sequence.
Remedy
A Dry electrodes before use.
B Reduce welding current.
C Clean joint before welding.
A Redesign to relieve weld joint of
severe stresses or use crack
resistance electrodes.
B Travel slightly slower to allow
greater build up in throat.
C Preheat plate and cool slowly.
A Increase welding current
B Use smaller diameter electrode.
C Allow wider gap.
D Use correct build-up sequence.
Figure 8. Example of Insufficient Gap or Incorrect Sequence
4 Portions of the weld A Small electrodes used on heavy
cold plate.
run do not fuse to the
surface of the metal B Welding current is too low.
or edge of the joint.
C Wrong electrode angle.
D Travel speed of electrode is
too high.
E Scale or dirt on joint surface.
A Use larger electrodes and
pre-heat the plate.
B Increase welding current.
C Adjust angle so the welding arc is
directed more into the base metal.
D Reduce travel speed of electrode.
E Clean surface before welding.
Figure 9. Example of Lack of Fusion
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5 Non-metallic particles A Non-metallic particles may be
trapped in undercut from
are trapped in the
previous run.
weld metal (slag
inclusion).
B Joint preparation too restricted.
C Irregular deposits allow slag to
be trapped.
D Lack of penetration with slag
trapped beneath weld bead.
E Rust or mill scale is preventing
full fusion.
F Wrong electrode for position in
which welding is done.
A If bad undercut is present, clean
slag out and cover with a run
from a smaller diameter electrode.
B Allow for adequate penetration
and room for cleaning out
the slag.
C If very bad, chip or grind out
irregularities.
D Use smaller electrode with
sufficient current to give adequate
penetration. Use suitable tools to
remove all slag from corners.
E Clean joint before welding.
F Use electrodes designed for
position in which welding is done,
otherwise proper control of slag
is difficult.
Figure 10. Examples of Slag Inclusion
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10.03 Power Source Problems
Description
1 The welding arc
cannot be
established.
2 Maximum output
welding current
cannot be achieved
with nominal Mains
supply voltage.
3 Welding current
reduces when
welding.
4 No gas flow when
the torch trigger
switch is depressed.
Possible Cause
Remedy
A The Primary supply voltage has
not been switched on.
A Switch on the Primary
supply voltage.
B The Welding Power Source
switch is switched off.
B Switch on the Welding
Power Source.
C Loose connections internally.
C Have an accredited Thermal Arc
Service Agent repair
the connection.
Defective control circuit.
Have an accredited Thermal Arc
Service Agent repair the
connection.
A Loose welding cable
connections.
B Incorrect welding cable size.
A Tighten all welding cable
connections.
C Improper input connections.
C Refer to Section 3.03.01 Electrical Input Requirements.
D Poor electrode condition.
D Replace electrode.
E Wrong welding polarity.
E Verify output torch connections.
B Use proper size and type
of cable.
A Gas hose is cut.
A Replace gas hose.
B Gas passage contains impurities.
B Disconnect gas hose from the rear
of Power Source then raise gas
pressure and blow out impurities.
C Gas regulator turned off.
C Turn gas regulator on.
D Torch trigger switch lead is
disconnected or switch/cable
is faulty.
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D Reconnect lead or repair faulty
switch/cable.
Description
5 Gas flow won’t
shut off.
Possible Cause
A Weld Mode (STD, SLOPE,
REPEAT or SPOT) was changed
before POST-FLOW gas time
had finished.
B Gas valve is faulty.
C Gas valve jammed open.
6
D POST-FLOW control is set
to 60 sec.
The Weld Process Mode
The TIG electrode has
(STICK, HF TIG or LIFT TIG)
been contaminated
was changed before
due to the gas flow
shutting off before
POST-FLOW gas time
the programmed
had finished.
POST-FLOW time
has elapsed.
44
Remedy
A Strike an arc to complete
the weld cycle.
OR
Switch machine off then
on to reset solenoid
valve sequence.
B Have an accredited Thermal Arc
Service Agent repair or replace
the gas valve.
C Have an accredited Thermal Arc
Service Agent repair or replace
the gas valve.
D Reduce POST-FLOW time.
Do not change Weld Process
Mode before the POST-FLOW
gas time had finished.
11.0 VOLTAGE REDUCTION DEVICE (VRD)
11.01 VRD Specification
ARC MASTER
Description
VRD Open Circuit Voltage
Notes
400 TS
15.3 to 19.8V
Open circuit voltage between welding terminals.
VRD Resistance
148 to 193 ohms
The required resistance between welding
terminals to turn ON the welding power.
VRD Turn OFF Time
0.2 to 0.3 seconds The time taken to turn OFF the welding power
once the welding current has stopped.
11.02 VRD Maintenance
Routine inspection and testing (power source)
An inspection of the power source, an insulation resistance test and an earth resistance test
shall be carried out in accordance with clause 4.1 of AS 1647.2
a) For transportable equipment, at least once every 3 months.
b) For fixed equipment, at least once every 12 months.
The owners of the equipment shall keep a suitable record of the periodic tests.
Note 8
A transportable power source is any equipment that is not permanently connected and fixed in
the position in which it is operated.
In addition to the above tests and specifically in relation to the VRD fitted to this machine, the
following periodic tests should also be conducted by an accredited Thermal Arc service agent.
Description
AS3195 & IEC 60974-1 Requirements
VRD Open Circuit Voltage
Less than 20V; at Vin=230V or 460V
VRD Turn ON Resistance
Less than 200 ohms
VRD Turn OFF Time
Less than 0.3 seconds
If this equipment is used in a hazardous location or environments with a high risk of electrocution
then the above tests should be carried out prior to entering this location.
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11.03 Switching VRD ON/OFF
Switch the machine OFF.
a) Remove the clear plastic cover from the control panel. (see Figure 11)
Lift up the cover so it rests on the top of the unit.
Place a small flat bladed screw driver between the cover hinge on the front panel.
Gently lift the cover hinge out of the front cover mounting hole.
Remove the control’s clear plastic cover.
Figure 11. VRD ON/OFF Step A
b) Remove four mounting screws from the control panel. (see Figure 12)
c) Access the VRD control by gently prying back the front panel controls to reveal the VRD
ON/OFF potentiometer. (see Figure 12)
CAUTION 6
Do not pull back the front panel with excessive force as this will unplug control PCB. Plugging the
control PCB back into the front panel controls can only be achieved by removing the side covers.
Figure 12. VRD ON/OFF Step B,C
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d) Turning the VRD ON/OFF. (see Figure 13)
To turn VRD ON: rotate the trim potentiometer (VR1) on the display PCB fully clockwise.
When VRD is turned ON check that it operates as per VRD Specifications on page 45.
To turn VRD OFF: rotate the trim potentiometer (VR1) on the display PCB fully counter-clockwise.
WARNING 9
The VRD ON/OFF trim potentiometer MUST ONLY be positioned fully clockwise OR fully
counter-clockwise as the VRD function will be unknown for every other position.
Figure 13. VRD ON/OFF Step D
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12.0 POWER SOURCE ERROR CODES
Description
1
E01 error code displayed
Temperature sensor TH1 (protects
IGBTs) is greater than 80ºC for about 1
second.
Possible Cause
Remedy
A The Welding Power Source’s
duty cycle has been exceeded.
B Fan ceases to operate.
C Air flow is restricted by vents
being blocked.
2
E02 error code displayed
Temperature sensor TH2 (protects
secondary diodes) is greater than
80ºC for about 1 second.
A The Welding Power Source’s
duty cycle has been exceeded.
B Fan ceases to operate.
C Air flow is restricted by vents
being blocked.
3
E03 error code displayed
Primary (input) current too high.
A Let Power Source cool down
Weld current ceases.
then keep within its duty cycle. Buzzer sounds constantly.
Fan operates at max speed.
B Have an Accredited Thermal
Arc Service Agent investigate. E01 resets when TH1
decreases to 70ºC for about
C Unblock vents then let Power
30 seconds.
Source cool down.
A Let Power Source cool down
Weld current ceases.
then keep within its duty cycle. Buzzer sounds constantly.
Fan operates at max speed.
B Have an Accredited Thermal
Arc Service Agent investigate. E02 resets when TH1
decreases to 70ºC for about
C Unblock vents then let Power
30 seconds.
Source cool down.
A Primary current is too high
A Reduce length of welding arc.
because welding arc is too long.
B Mains supply voltage is
more than 10% below
nominal voltage.
Remarks
B Have an Accredited Thermal
Arc Service Agent or a
qualified electrician check for
low Mains voltage.
Weld current ceases.
Buzzer sounds constantly.
Switch machine OFF then ON
to reset E03 error.
4
E04 error code displayed
Output voltage exceeds the
secondary voltage specification.
TIG torch cable and/or work
lead are too long or leads
are coiled.
Reduce the length of the TIG
torch cable and/or work lead
or un-coiled leads.
Weld current ceases.
Buzzer sounds constantly.
Switch machine OFF then ON
to reset E04 error.
5
E11 error code displayed
Over Primary supply (input) voltage
at primary capacitors is exceeded for
one second.
Primary supply voltage is
greater than the nominal
voltage plus 10%
Have an Accredited Thermal
Arc Service Agent or a
qualified electrician check
the Primary voltage.
Weld current ceases.
Buzzer sounds constantly.
Error code E11 automatically
will reset when the
voltage reduces.
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Description
Possible Cause
Remedy
Remarks
6
E14 error code displayed
Under mains supply (input) voltage
warning primary capacitors is reduced
for one second.
Mains supply voltage is less
than the nominal operating
voltage less 10%.
Have an Accredited Thermal
Arc Service Agent or a
qualified electrician check
the Mains voltage.
Weld current available.
Buzzer sounds intermittently.
Error code E14 automatically
will reset when the
voltage increases.
7
E12 error code displayed
Under mains supply (input) voltage
primary capacitors is reduced for
one second.
Mains supply voltage is down
to a dangerously low level.
Have an Accredited Thermal
Arc Service Agent or a
qualified electrician check
the Mains voltage.
Weld current ceases.
Buzzer sounds constantly.
Error code E12 automatically
will reset when the
voltage reduces.
8
E81 error code displayed
Wrong Primary supply (input)
voltage connected.
When 3 phase machine is
first turned ON with the
wrong Primary supply (input)
voltage connected.
Have an Accredited Thermal
Arc Service Agent or a
qualified electrician check
the Mains voltage.
No weld current is available.
Buzzer sounds constantly.
Switch machine OFF.
9
E82 error code displayed
Link switch plug not connected.
Link switch plug not connected.
Have an Accredited Thermal
Arc Service Agent check
connector plug on input PCB.
No weld current is available.
Buzzer sounds constantly.
Switch machine OFF.
10 E83 error code displayed
CPU checks mains supply (input) voltage
when the ON/OFF switch on rear panel of
machine is turned ON.
The Primary supply (input)
voltage fluctuates and is
not stable.
Have an Accredited Thermal
Arc Service Agent check
connector plug on input PCB
and the Mains voltage.
No weld current is available.
Buzzer sounds constantly.
Switch machine OFF then ON
to reset E83 error.
11 E93 error code displayed
Memory chip (EEPROM) on control PCB
can not read/write weld parameters.
Memory chip (EEPROM) error.
Have an Accredited Thermal
Arc Service Agent check the
control PCB.
Weld current ceases.
Buzzer sounds constantly.
Switch machine OFF.
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Description
12 E94 error code displayed
Temperature sensor TH1 for IGBTs or
sensor TH2 for secondary diodes are
open circuit.
13 E99 error code displayed
Mains supply (input) voltage has been
turned OFF but control circuit has
power from the primary capacitors.
Possible Cause
Remedy
The Welding Power Source’s
temperature sensors have
malfunctioned.
Have an Accredited Thermal Arc
Service Agent check or replace
the temperature sensors.
A Main ON/OFF switch on
machine has been turned OFF.
B Mains supply (input) voltage
has been turned OFF.
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A Turn ON/OFF switch on.
Remarks
Weld current ceases.
Buzzer sounds constantly.
Switch machine OFF.
Weld current ceases.
Buzzer sounds constantly.
Must switch machine OFF
B Have an Accredited Thermal
Arc Service Agent or a qualified then ON to reset E99 error.
electrician check the Mains
voltage and fuses.
APPENDIX A - INTERCONNECT DIAGRAM
UB3
P
Line1
P
R(3)
TB1
CE
TB15
E
G
E
G1
E1
R2
(0)
S(4)
Line2
TB14
1
2
3
R2
(2)
C
TB11
CE
TB12
E
G
E
Q4
G2
E2
N
1
2
3
G4
E4
Ground
Q5
G
E
TB2
G3
E3
Q16
C
Q17
C
1
2
3
4
Q6
C
G
E
Q18
C
G
E
TB3
Q15
G
E
G
E
C
1
2
3
4
Q14
C
Q3
C
Q13
PCB10 G
IGBT Gate E
Circuit Bord
[WK-5479] C
G
E
TB2
+
C
G
E
C
CN2
T(5)
TB10
Q2
C
G
E
N
Line3
Q1
CN2
G(6)
C
PCB1
Main
PCB8
Circuit Bord IGBT Gate
[WK-5493] Circuit Bord
[WK-5479]
TB1
K(7)
S1
C
CN1
+
(1)
TB13
CN1
CN3
1
2
D1
G
E
TB3
C
K
L
D
N
M
E
H
CN131
CN132
CN130
CN131
CN132
CN130
1
2
3
CN18
CN17
CN18
Q11
Q12
C
PCB7
Filter
Circuit Bord
[WK-5550]
CT1
CT2
CT3
CT4
51
Q23
G
E
Q24
C
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
CN20
CN21
CN22
CN23
CN20
CN9
CN8
1 2
1 2 3
1 2
CN19
1 2 3
1 2 3
TH2
EC
Q22
C
G
E
CN33
1
2
3
Q21
G
E
C
G
E
CN18
1 2 3
1
2
3
4
CN2
CN2
G8
E8
PCB6
Control
Circuit Bord
[WK-5549]
CN14
CN17
PCB3
Control Souce
Circuit Bord
[WK-5548]
1
2
3
4
Q20
G
E
E3
G3
CN30
CN30
TB0
1
2
1
2
3
E7
G7
CN4
CN32
4CN27
5
G
F
CN6
CN32
1
2
3CN27
I
CN5
CN31
CN15
B
J
CN1
CN31
CN13
A
CON1
CN6
PCB5
Conect Circuit Bord
[WK-5551]
EB
G7
Q10 E7
TH1
P+21V
PGND
CN11
L105
CN5
Q19
C
C
G
E
E5
G5
FAN1
+
A : Contactor Control /+24VDC
B : Contactor Control /Contactor Clouser To"A"
C : 0 To +10Vdc Output To Remote Control
D : Remote Control Circuit Common
E : 0 To +10Vdc Intput From Remote Control
F : Not Used
G : Chassis Ground
H : Not Used
I : Not Used
J : Not Used
K : Not Used
L : Not Used
M : OK to Move(Current Detect Signal)
N : OK to Move(Current Detect Signal)
E
Q9
C
CN7
E1
G1
230V
1
2
3
4
TB7
G
E
PCB11 G
IGBT Gate E
Circuit Bord C
[WK-5479]
G
E
E6
G6
PCB4
Detect
Circuit Bord
[WK-4819]
CN7
S2
SOL1
1
2
3
4
1 2 3
1
2
3
4
C
CE
G
E
G4
E4
460V
-
1
2
3
C
TB6
E4
G4
CN3
CN20
R2
CN2
CN4
P
PCB9 G
IGBT Gate E
Circuit Bord C
[WK-5479]
G3
E3
CN1
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 2 3 4 5
Q8
TB5
E8
G8
TB4
TB4
CN1
1 2 3
UB1
C
1 2 3
N
E
Q7
CN17
REAR
PANEL
TB20
G
E
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
CN21
1 2
C
CE
E2
G2
SIDE CHASSIS 1
1
2
3
4
5
C
TB19
1
2
3
4
CN1
CN1
TB18
CN1
PCB2
Link
Circuit Bord
[WK-5597]
CN1
PCB21
Filter
Circuit Bord
[WK-4917]
CN2
E
1
2
3
4
SH.DET+
AC1
PCB14
TRANS Bord
[WK-5594]
+15
-15
IS
GND
PCB15
DIODE Snubber
Circuit Bord
[WK-5606]
D5
4
1 2 3
TO1
TB35
+Output
Terminal
AC2
TB33
CT2
CT1
TB7
HCT1
TB21
TB34
CT2
D7
TB8
UB2
L1
D2
TB30
TB16
+
1 2 3 4 5
UB4
Ground
1
2
3
RY+15V
/RY_ON
TB22
TB31
PCB20
Filter Circuit Bord
[WK-5499]
FCH1
SIDE CHASSIS 3
TO2
CC1
-Output
Terminal
D4
CC2
CT4
SH.DET-
AC4
CT3
CT3
TB17
CN3
CN1
TB32
CC1
R1
HF.UNIT1
R2
R2
AC1
AC3
R6
AC3
SH.DET+
SH.DET-
AC2
AC4
AC3
EB
AC1
FRONT
PANEL
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
CN8
CN9
EB
+
Ground
/RY_ON
PCB12
Panel
Circuit Board
[WK-5527]
1
2
3
4
5
6
+15
-15
IS
GND
SIDE CHASSIS 2
PCB13
Encorder Board
[WK-5528]
R2
UB1
UB2
R3
CN2
RY+15V
CN1
1 2 3 4
CN1
1 2 3 4
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UB3
UB4
APPENDIX B – ARCMASTER 400 TS ACCESSORIES
ACCESSORIES
Stick Kit
TIG Kit
PART NO.
10-4082A
10-4081
Dinse Connector
Hand Held Pendant
10-2020
10-2005
Foot Control
10-2008
10-2007
Extension Cable
Torch Switch On/Off
Torch Switch On/Off
w/current control
10-2030
10-2031
10-2032
10-2033
10-2034
10-2001
10-2002
10-2003
10-2004
Rack Systems
10-4029
10-4031
10-4033
DESCRIPTION
Work clamp with 25’ cable, and stick electrode with 25’ #1 cable
Includes regulator/flowgauge, 12.5ft 200 Amp TIG torch, accessory
kit includes 1 ea of 0040”x7”, 1/16”x7”, 3/32”x7” 2% Tungsten
with collet & collet bodies, 1 ea 1/4”, 5/16”, 3/8” alumina cup
T50mm Dinse style male plug
Includes contactor On/Off switch and current control
with 25ft cable and 14-pin male plug
Contactor On/Off and current control with 15ft cable
and 14-pin male plug
Contactor On/Off and current control with 25ft cable
and 14-pin male plug
3ft with 14-pin male plug and 14-pin female cable receptacle
15ft with 14-pin male plug and 14-pin female cable receptacle
25ft with 14-pin male plug and 14-pin female cable receptacle
50ft with 14-pin male plug and 14-pin female cable receptacle
75ft with 14-pin male plug and 14-pin female cable receptacle
25ft torch mounted with 14-pin male plug
25ft torch mounted with 14-pin male plug
- adapts to 5/8”-7/8” torch
25ft torch mounted with 14-pin male plug
- adapts to 7/8”-1-1/8” torch handle
25ft torch mounted with 14-pin male plug
- adapts to 1-1/8”-1-3/8” torch handle
4 pack w/electrical
6 pack w/electrical
8 pack w/electrical
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LIMITED WARRANTY
This information applies to Thermal Arc products that were purchased in the USA and Canada.
April 2006
LIMITED WARRANTY: Thermal Arc®, Inc., A Thermadyne Company ("Thermal Arc"),
warrants to customers of authorized distributors ("Purchaser") that its products will be free
of defects in workmanship or material. Should any failure to conform to this warranty
appear within the warranty period stated below, Thermal Arc shall, upon notification
thereof and substantiation that the product has been stored, installed, operated, and
maintained in accordance with Thermal Arc's specifications, instructions,
recommendations and recognized standard industry practice, and not subject to misuse,
repair, neglect, alteration, or damage, correct such defects by suitable repair or
replacement, at Thermal Arc's sole option, of any components or parts of the product
determined by Thermal Arc to be defective.
This warranty is exclusive and in lieu of any warranty of
merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, or other warranty of
quality, whether express, implied, or statutory.
Limitation of liability: Thermal Arc shall not under any circumstances be liable for special,
indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including but not limited to lost profits and
business interruption. The remedies of the purchaser set forth herein are exclusive, and
the liability of Thermal Arc with respect to any contract, or anything done in connection
therewith such as the performance or breach thereof, or from the manufacture, sale,
delivery, resale, or use of any goods covered by or furnished by Thermal Arc, whether
arising out of contract, tort, including negligence or strict liability, or under any warranty,
or otherwise, shall not exceed the price of the goods upon which such liability is based.
No employee, agent, or representative of Thermal Arc is authorized to change this
warranty in any way or grant any other warranty, and Thermal Arc shall not be bound by
any such attempt. Correction of non-conformities, in the manner and time provided
herein, constitutes fulfillment of thermal’s obligations to purchaser with respect to the
product.
This warranty is void, and seller bears no liability hereunder, if purchaser used
replacement parts or accessories which, in Thermal Arc's sole judgment, impaired the
safety or performance of any Thermal Arc product. Purchaser’s rights under this warranty
are void if the product is sold to purchaser by unauthorized persons.
The warranty is effective for the time stated below beginning on the date that the
authorized distributor delivers the products to the Purchaser. Notwithstanding the
foregoing, in no event shall the warranty period extend more than the time stated plus
one year from the date Thermal Arc delivered the product to the authorized distributor.
Warranty repairs or replacement claims under this limited warranty must be submitted to
Thermal Arc via an authorized Thermal Arc repair facility within thirty (30) days of
purchaser's discovery of any defect. Thermal Arc shall pay no transportation costs of any
kind under this warranty. Transportation charges to send products to an authorized
warranty repair facility shall be the responsibility of the Purchaser. All returned goods
shall be at the Purchaser's risk and expense. This warranty dated April 1st 2006
supersedes all previous Thermal Arc warranties. Thermal Arc® is a Registered
Trademark of Thermal Arc, Inc.
WARRANTY SCHEDULE
This information applies to Thermal Arc products that were purchased in the USA and Canada.
April 2006
ENGINE DRIVEN WELDERS
WARRANTY PERIOD
Scout, Raider, Explorer
Original Main Power Stators and Inductors .................................................................................. 3 years
LABOR
3 years
Original Main Power Rectifiers, Control P.C. Boards ................................................................... 3 years
3 years
All other original circuits and components including, but not limited to, relays,
1 year
switches, contactors, solenoids, fans, power switch semi-conductors.......................................... 1 year
Engines and associated components are NOT warranted by Thermal Arc, although
most are warranted by the engine manufacturer .............................................................
See the Engine’s Warranty for Details
GMAW/FCAW (MIG) WELDING EQUIPMENT
WARRANTY PERIOD
Fabricator 131, 181; 190, 210, 251, 281; Fabstar 4030;
PowerMaster 350, 350P, 500, 500P; Excelarc 6045.
Wire Feeders; Ultrafeed, Portafeed
Original Main Power Transformer and Inductor............................................................................ 5 years
Original Main Power Rectifiers, Control P.C. Boards, power switch semi-conductors ................. 3 years
All other original circuits and components including, but not limited to, relays,
switches, contactors, solenoids, fans, electric motors................................................................... 1 year
GTAW (TIG) & MULTI-PROCESS INVERTER WELDING EQUIPMENT
WARRANTY PERIOD
160TS, 300TS, 400TS, 185AC/DC, 200AC/DC, 300AC/DC, 400GTSW, 400MST,
300MST, 400MSTP
Original Main Power Magnetics.................................................................................................... 5 years
Original Main Power Rectifiers, Control P.C. Boards, power switch semi-conductors ................. 3 years
All other original circuits and components including, but not limited to, relays,
switches, contactors, solenoids, fans, electric motors................................................................... 1 year
PLASMA WELDING EQUIPMENT
WARRANTY PERIOD
Ultima 150
Original Main Power Magnetics.................................................................................................... 5 years
Original Main Power Rectifiers, Control P.C. Boards, power switch semi-conductors ................. 3 years
Welding Console, Weld Controller, Weld Timer ........................................................................... 3 years
All other original circuits and components including, but not limited to, relays,
switches, contactors, solenoids, fans, electric motors, Coolant Recirculator. ............................... 1 year
SMAW (Stick) WELDING EQUIPMENT
WARRANTY PERIOD
Dragster 85
Original Main Power Magnetics..................................................................................................... 1 year
Original Main Power Rectifiers, Control P.C. Boards .................................................................... 1 year
All other original circuits and components including, but not limited to, relays,
switches, contactors, solenoids, fans, power switch semi-conductors .......................................... 1 year
160S, 300S, 400S
Original Main Power Magnetics.................................................................................................... 5 years
Original Main Power Rectifiers, Control P.C. Boards ................................................................... 3 years
All other original circuits and components including, but not limited to, relays,
switches, contactors, solenoids, fans, power switch semi-conductors .......................................... 1 year
GENERAL ARC EQUIPMENT
WARRANTY PERIOD
Water Recirculators ....................................................................................................................... 1 year
Plasma Welding Torches.............................................................................................................180 days
Gas Regulators (Supplied with power sources) ..........................................................................180 days
LABOR
1 year
LABOR
1 year
180 days
Nil
MIG and TIG Torches (Supplied with power sources)..................................................................90 days
Replacement repair parts .............................................................................................................90 days
MIG, TIG and Plasma welding torch consumable items...................................................................Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
3 years
3 years
1 year
LABOR
3 years
3 years
1 year
LABOR
3 years
3 years
3 years
1 year
LABOR
1 year
1 year
1 year
3 years
3 years
GLOBAL CUSTOMER SERVICE CONTACT INFORMATION
Thermadyne USA
Thermadyne Asia Sdn Bhd
2800 Airport Road
Denton, Tx 76207 USA
Telephone: (940) 566-2000
800-426-1888
Fax: 800-535-0557
Email: [email protected]
Lot 151, Jalan Industri 3/5A
Rawang Integrated Industrial Park - Jln Batu Arang
48000 Rawang Selangor Darul Ehsan
West Malaysia
Telephone: 603+ 6092 2988
Fax : 603+ 6092 1085
Thermadyne Canada
Cigweld, Australia
2070 Wyecroft Road
Oakville, Ontario
Canada, L6L5V6
Telephone: (905)-827-1111
Fax: 905-827-3648
71 Gower Street
Preston, Victoria
Australia, 3072
Telephone: 61-3-9474-7400
Fax: 61-3-9474-7510
Thermadyne Europe
Thermadyne Italy
Europe Building
Chorley North Industrial Park
Chorley, Lancashire
England, PR6 7Bx
Telephone: 44-1257-261755
Fax: 44-1257-224800
OCIM, S.r.L.
Via Benaco, 3
20098 S. Giuliano
Milan, Italy
Tel: (39) 02-98 80320
Fax: (39) 02-98 281773
Thermadyne, China
Thermadyne International
RM 102A
685 Ding Xi Rd
Chang Ning District
Shanghai, PR, 200052
Telephone: 86-21-69171135
Fax: 86-21-69171139
2070 Wyecroft Road
Oakville, Ontario
Canada, L6L5V6
Telephone: (905)-827-9777
Fax: 905-827-9797
World Headquarters
Thermadyne Holdings Corporation
Suite 300, 16052 Swingley Ridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63017
Telephone: (636) 728-3000
Fascimile: (636) 728-3010
Email: [email protected]
www.thermalarc.com
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