INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR WIRE WELDING MACHINES

INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR WIRE WELDING MACHINES
INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR WIRE WELDING MACHINES
IMPORTANT:
READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY BEFORE INSTALLING, USING, OR SERVICING THE WELDING MACHINE,
PAYING SPECIAL ATTENTION TO SAFETY RULES. CONTACT YOUR DISTRIBUTOR IF YOU DO NOT FULLY
UNDERSTAND THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
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3.1 SPECIFICATIONS
This welding machine allows welding of soft steel, stainless
steel and aluminium.
3.2
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INSTALLATION
This machine must be used for welding only. It must not be
used to defrost pipes.
It is also essential to pay special attention to the chapter on
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.
The symbols next to certain paragraphs indicate points
requiring extra attention, practical advice or simple information.
This manual must be stored carefully in a place familiar to
everyone involved in using the machine. It must be consulted whenever doubts arise and be kept for the entire lifespan of the machine; it will also be used for ordering
replacement parts.
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DESCRIPTION OF THE MACHINE
A)
Switch
Turns the machine on and off.
Adjustment switches
By means of these switches one adjusts the welding
voltage.
Earth cable
Yellow Lamp
Lights only when the thermostat is tripped and inter
rupts the machine operation.
Welding torch
Setting knob
This knob serves to adjust the welding wire speed.
B)
C)
D)
F)
G)
GENERAL DESCRIPTIONS
UTILIZABLE WIRES
Ø 0,6 mm. copper coated mild steel
Ø 0,8 mm. copper coated mild steel
Ø 0,6 mm. stainless steel
Ø 0,8 mm. aluminium
other wires with bigger or smaller diameters can not be used
for the following reasons:
1 - the wire feed roller is not available
2 - the machine is not suitable
3 - the contact tips are not available
3.3
WELDABLE THICKNESSES
With aluminium wire
Ø 0,8
=1
÷ 3 mm
With copper coated
mild steel wire (Ar CO2) Ø 0,6 = 0,6 ÷ 5 mm.
With copper coated
mild steel wire
Ø 0,8
With stainless
steel wire
Ø 0,6 inox= 1
3.4
=1
÷ 5 mm.
÷ 3 mm.
WELDABLE MATERIALS
With copper coated mild steel wire
MILD STEEL
With stainless steel wire (304 L) STAINLESS STEELS with
same composition (18 Cr 8
Ni) which represents 90%
of the steels which are
used.
With 0,8 AI wire (Mg.5)
all materials with 3,5 ÷ 5%
magnesium
3.5
EXPLANATION OF TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
EN60974.1 The welding machine is built according to these
international standards.
N°
Serial number, which must always be indicated in
any inquiry regarding the welding machine.
Single-phase rectifier - transformer.
External machine characteristic.
Secondary no-load voltage (peak value)
The duty cycle expresses the percentage of
10 minutes during which the welding machine
can run at a certain current without overheating.
Example: X = 60% at I2 = 100 A
This means that the machine can weld with a cur rent
I2 = 100A for 6 out of 10 minutes, thus 60%.
I2
Welding current
U2
Secondary voltage with welding current I2
U1
Rated power voltage.
1~ 50/60 HzSingle-phase 50-or 60-Hz power supply.
Uo
X
Fig. 1
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I1
Current absorbed at the corresponding welding
current I2
IP21
Degree of housing protection.
Grade one as the second digit means that this
device is not suitable for use outdoors in the rain.
S
Suitable for use in increased hazard areas.
I2 Min/max Non-conventional welding current. These values
represent the minimum and the maximum and
the maximum current that one can obtain in
welding.
Fig. 2
NOTE: The welding machine has also been designed for use
in environments with grade 3 pollution (see IEC 664)
3.6
area and insert them in the special seats.
Prepare the mask as shown in Fig.2.
Draw out the wire stump present in the torch which served
for the machine test.
Remove the wire sheathing.
Take the wire away from the coil outlet and cut a necessary
length in order to have its end straight, insert the wire in the
inlet (R) and let it pass over the driving shaft (S) and insert
it in the liner (T) for at least 50/60 cm.
Lower the wire holder group (U) taking care that the wire is
remained inside the spline (groove) of the shaft.(fig. 3)
DESCRIPTION OF PROTECTION
This device is protected by a normally closed thermostat on
the power transformer.
When the thermostat is tripped the machine stops welding,
while the motor-driven fan continues to run and the yellow
lamp lights.
After it has been tripped, wait a few minutes to allow the
generator to cool down.
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STARTUP AND MILD STEEL WELDING
The machine must be installed by skilled personnel. All
connections must be made in compliance with current
regulations and in full respect of safety laws (see standards
CEI 26-10 and CENELEC HD 427).
Preparing the welding mask
Prepare the mask (with CE approval marking) using coloured
glass (adiactinic) and clear protective glass as shown in fig. 2:
- mount the protective glass (with CE marking) in the case
provided, in the following order:
1 - the transparent glass A on the outside.
2 - the coloured glass (adiactinic) B, which must have a level
of protection of:
DIN 10 if used with welding currents of up to 80 A,
DIN 11 if used with welding currents of up to 175 A,
- tighten the screw;
- install the mask handle.
Some masks have supplementary appendices C to increase
the protection surface.
Remove the movable cover
Take the belts supplied as equipment away from the coil
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Fig. 3
Verify that the mains voltage coresponds to the one indicated
on the data plate of the welding machine, and then connect
the mains cable to the socket (PROVIDED WITH AN
EFFICIENT EARTH PLATE).
Remove the nozzle , unscrew the contact tip.
Position switches (B) on 1 MIN.
Position the switch (A) on ON.
Keep the torch sheath tight and without bendings.
Press the torch lever until the wire protrudes a few
centimetres from the end of the torch.
Connect the earth clamp to the part to be welded.
Connect the cylinder to the belts previously positioned.
Do not use gas bottles higher than 500mm.
Assemble the gas regulator to the cylinder following the
instructions shown in paragraph "Instructions for use for
different types of cylinders". The welding circuit must not be
deliberately placed in direct or indirect contact with the
protection wire except in the workpiece.
If the workpiece is deliberately grounded using the protection wire, the connection must be as direct as possible, using
a wire at least as large as the welding current return lead, and
connected to the workpiece at the same point as the return
wire, using the return wire clamp or a second grounding
clamp placed next to it.
Welding wire can cause puncture wounds.
Never aim the torch at parts of the body, other people or
metals when loading the welding wire.
Screw the contact tip back on, making sure that the hole
diameter corresponds to the wire used.
Slide the tapered welding nozzle on, always turning clockwise.
4.1
THE MACHINE IS READY FOR WELDING
Select the welding position using switches (B), according to
the thickness to be welded and following the visual indications
shown on the panel. Bring the torch near to the welding point.
Wear the mask (prepared as in fig.2 to shield your eyes).
To start welding, press the torch lever down completely. For
greater arc stability, keep the end of the torch as close as
possible to the piece to be welded and adjust the wire speed
using knob (G) until the arc noise becomes continuos,
regular and constant. With too high a wire speed the wire
tends to bounce off the surface of the plate without fusing,
pushing the torch back. With too slow a wire speed large
globules form and the wire burns back to the contact tip.
Try to mantain a constant speed of travel along the plate.
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISCHED WELDING, REMEMBER
TO TURN THE MACHINE OFF AT THE MAINS AND
CLOSE THE VALVE ON THE GAS CYLINDER.
For good welding results, position the torch as shown in fig. 4.
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STAINLESS STEEL WELDING
The welding machine must be prepared as described in
paragraph "Mild steel welding " using the following equipment:
— Cylinder containing mixture of Argon (75%) + CO2 (25%)
— Stainless steel wire coil.
The torch inclination and the welding direction are shown in
fig. 4.
For welds that require corrosion strenght, use an Argon
(98%) and O2 (2%) gas mixture..
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ALUMINIUM WELDING
The welding machine must be prepared as described in
paragraph "Mild steel welding " using the following equipment:
— Cylinder containing Argon (100%)
— Ø 0,8 aluminium wire coil
— Contact tip Ø 1 mm.
The torch inclination and the welding direction are shown in
fig. 4.
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RIVET WELDING
Damaged body panels which are only accessible from one
side, are often repaired by spot- welding a pin (or rivet ) to
the panel prior to dent -pulling and straightening.
The welding machine you have purchased can be used for
rivet spot- welding using the special optional nozzle.
Prepare the machine for “Mild steel welding” and replace the
standard nozzle with the nozzle for rivets, act as follows:
- insert the rivet in the special tube ensuring that the wire
does not touch the rivet.
- select the welding current using the front panel switches
and visual sheet thickness indicators.
- press the torch lever for as long as it is necessary to
complete the spot- weld.
N.B.: Before starting the work and assembling the rivet
nozzle, we advise you to carry out a short bead in order to
correctly adjust the wire speed.
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INSTRUCTION FOR USE OF DIFFERENT TYPES
OF CYLINDERS
8.1
DISPOSABLE CYLINDERS (see fig.5)
Fig. 4
N.B.: ALWAYS ENSURE THAT THE DIAMETER OF THE
CONTACT TIP CORRESPONDS TO THAT OF THE WIRE
BEING USED E.G. 0.6MM OR 0.8MM AND 1.0MM FOR
ALUMINIUM WELDING.
To weld mild steel you can use a mixture with Argon (75%)
+ CO2 (25%) or CO2 (100%).
Fig. 5
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Screw the cylinder to the gas regulator (hand-tight only).
Insert the gas hose (I) completely into the valve (L) of the
gas regulator
Press the torch lever and adjust the pressure to 2 litres/
min. by turning knob (M). In ventilated areas it is better to
increase pressure to 3-4 litres /min.
To replace the cylinder when empty, squeeze the gas
hose (I) and pull from the valve (L), unscrew the cylinder
from the gas regulator and replace.
N.B. Check periodically the condition of the o-ring (O),
and if necessary, replace it with a spare contained in the
accessory kit.
IMPORTANT!!!! Disposable cylinders cannot be refilled
and must be disposed of safely.
8.2
REFILLABLE CYLINDERS (see fig.6)
will need to wait for at least ten minutes to allow the
transformer inside the machine to cool down.
Replacement or extensions to the mains lead must be of
the same cross-section as the original lead.
IF IN DOUBT CONSULT A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN
Cut the wire with tools that do not bend it.
During welding, small deposits of molten metal or spatter
are left on the inside of the welding nozzle. This should
be removed on a regular basis.
Check periodically that the hole in the contact tip has not
widened excessively.
Inside the torch there is a wire-guide liner which must be
cleaned periodically to avoid blockage by copper dust
from the wire.This can be done by blowing a jet of dry,
clean compressed air down the liner.
Avoid damage to the torch through unnecessary strain or
coiling whilst in use; periodically check the electrical and
gas connections.
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Fig. 6
Screw the gas regulator to the cylinder and tighten using
the correct cylinder spanner to avoid possible gas leaks.
Open the cylinder valve (P)
Insert completely the gas hose (Q) into the valve (R).
If the gas hose is not long enough ask your supplier for
an extension kit.Press the torch lever and adjust the rate
of gas flow to 2 litres / min. using the pressure adjustment
knob (S).
N.B.: it is normal for the gauge pressure to increase when
the torch lever is released.
The gas rate must be adjusted when the gas comes out
from the torch, i.e. when the torch lever is pressed.
In order to avoid unnecessary strain to the gas regulator,
it is important to unscrew knob (S) completely ,before
opening the cylinder valve.
In order to remove the gas hose from the valve ®
squeeze the ring (T) and remove the hose.
To save gas consumption it is possible, particularly with
low welding currents, to lower the rate of flow to less than
2 litres /min. provided that the arc is sufficiently protected
by gas to prevent porosity in the weld.
When you have finished welding don‘t forget to switch off
the machine at the mains and turn off the gas at the
cylinder.
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10.1 ALUMINIUM
WELDING DOES NOT FUSE OR FORMS INTO SMALL
GLOBULES ON THE MATERIAL.
1) The gas is not PURE ARGON
2) The settings on the machine are incorrect
3) The material to be welded does not have the same
composition as the wire
4) The material is too thick
10.2 STAINLESS STEEL
THE WELD IS DARK. THIS IS NORMAL. SUITABLE
DEOXIDIZERS CAN BE BOUGHT TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.
THE WELD BEAD PILES UP, FORMS SMALL GLOBULES,
OR DOES NOT FUSE ON THE MATERIAL.
1) The gas is not suitable, consult your gas supplier. DO
NOT USE CO2.
2) THE MATERIAL TO BE WELDED DAS NOT HAVE THE
SAME COMPOSITION AS THE WIRE.
3) The material to be welded is too thick.
THE MATERIAL TO BE WELDED WRITHES ITSELF DURING THE WELDING PROCESS.
This is normal for the welding process of these types of
steels.
10.3 WELDING COPPER COATED MILD STEEL
WIRE
THE WELD BEAD PILES UP. FORMS SMALL GLOBULES
AND PRODUCES EXCESSIVE SPARKS OR SPATTERS:
The speed adjustment of the wire is too high or the power
is too low.
N.B.: If you use CO2 as a shielding gas there is a significant
increase in spatter during welding. This is normal.
MAINTENANCE AND USEF UL ADVICES
ATTENTION: before removing any panels, switch off the
machine at the mains.
Do not bring the torch near to the face to check gas and
wire.
To save energy, switch off the machine after use.
Always turn off the gas after use.
The welding machine is fitted with a thermal cut-out
device.In the event of the cut-out device intervening, you
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WELDING PROBLEMS
10.4 POROUS WELD
THIS DEFECT IS COMMON TO ALL COPPER COATED
MILD STEEL WIRES AND IS DUE TO THE LACK OF GAS.
N.B.: BEFORE WELDING WITH ANY WIRE AND ON ANY
MATERIAL REMOVE OILS, GREASES, SUPERFICIAL
TREATMENTS (ZINCPLATING-GALVANISATIONS,
SILKINGS AND SO ON ...). THESE ELEMENTS MAY
CAUSE POROSITY - CONTAMINATION AND
SUBSEQUENT DEFECT IN THE WELD BEAD.
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PROBLEMS WITH THE MACHINE
11.1 THE WIRE MOVES FORWARDS IN JERKS
1) The contact tip is the wrong size
2) The contact tip hole is worn out
3) Wire reel is not well wound
4) Ovalized roller (not round)
5) Knotted torch
6) Wire speed too low or too high
7) Wire pressing unit too tight
11.2 THE TORCH LEVER ACTIVATES BUT THE WIRE
DOES NOT FEED
1) The wire is tangled on the reef
2) A wire of the wire feed motor is loose
3) Contacts inside the torch are oxidized
4) Wire clamped too tightly
11.3 THE TORCH LEVER DOES NOT ACTIVATES AND
THE WIRE DOES NOT FEED
1) A wire inside the torch is loose
2) Contacts inside the torch are oxidized
3) A wire inside the machine is loose
4) Defective circuit board
11.4 THE MACHINE IS WELDING OR HAS WELDED
FOR A LONG TIME AND STOPS
THE THERMOSTAT HAS BEEN ACTIVATED. THAT IS
NORMAL. WAIT 10 MINUTES APPROX. AND THE MACHINE WILL START WORKING AGAIN.
WHEN THE TORCH LEVER IS PRESSED THE WIRE
FEED MOTOR IDLES BUT WHEN THE WIRE
CLAMPING DEVICE IS TIGHTENED THE WIRE FEED
MOTOR STOPS.
THE CONTACTS INSIDE THE TORCH ARE OXIDISED.
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completely as it is for a new welding machine.
In addition, this protects the manufacturer from being held
liable for defects when the true fault lies elsewhere.
13.1 INSTRUCTIONS FOR PERFORMING REPAIRS
● After rewinding the transformer or inductance, the welding
machine must pass the applied voltage tests as indicated in
table 2 of paragraph 6.1.3 of the standard EN 60974.1 (CEI
26.13). Compliance must be verified as specified in 6.1.3.
● If no rewinding has been done, a welding machine that has
been cleaned and/or revised must pass an applied voltage
test with test voltage values equal to 50% of the values given
in table 2 of paragraph 6.1.3. Compliance must be verified
as specified in 6.1.3.
● After rewinding and/or replacing parts, the no-load voltage
must not exceed the values given in paragraph 10.1 of EN
60974.1.
● If the repairs have not been performed by the manufacturer,
repaired welding machines in which some components have
been replaced or altered must be marked in such a way that
the person who performed the repairs is clearly identifiable.
● After making repairs, take care to re-order the wiring so that
there is certain insulation between the primary side and the
secondary side of the machine. Prevent the wires from coming
into contact with moving parts or parts that heat up during
operation. Replace all clamps as on the original machine to
prevent a connection from occurring between the primary and
secondary side if a conductor accidentally breaks or disconnects.
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TROUBLE
PROBABLE CAUSE
The welding machine Line fuse blown
supplies limited current
Burnt out diode or diodes
Burnt out electronic board
REMEDY
Replace line fuse
Replace
Replace
Loosened torch or earth connec- Tighten all connections
tions or any other electrical power
connections.
OPTIONAL
Upon request the wheel kit for the assembly can be supplied
- see fig. 7.
Welding with a lot of
metal spatter
Voltage adjustment switch has a Replace the switch
loose contact
Improper adjustment of welding Select the correct
parameters
parameters through the
welding-voltage switch and
the wire speed adju-stment
potentiometer
Insufficient grounding
Check grounding
connections
The wire jams or
Contact tip with wrong diameter Replace
entangles between the
Misalignment of the drive roll
Realign
drive rolls and the
torch infeed wire guide groove
Obstructed or clogged liner
Remove and clean
No wire feed or
Drive roll with too large a
Replace the drive roll
irregular wire feed
groove
Fig. 7
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REPAIRING THE WELDING MACHINE
Experience has shown that many accidents are caused by
repairs performed incorrectly. That is why it is just as
important to check a repaired welding machine carefully and
Obstructed or clogged
liner
Remove and clean
Wire holding roller not
completely tightened
Tighten all the way
Clogged contact tip
Replace
Porosity in the welding Insufficient shielding gas
seam
Excess oxidation of the edges
to be welded
Gas nozzle partially or
completely clogged by spatter
Increase gas delivery
Thoroughly clean the edges
with a metal brush
Remove and clean or
replace being careful not
to clog the gas outlets
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
15.1
FIRE
● Avoid causing fire because of sparks, slag,
hot metal or pieces.
● Make sure that suitable fire-fighting equipment is available close to welding area.
● Remove all flammable and combustible material from the
welding area and its surrounding (32 ft minimum).
● Do not weld containers of combustible or flammable
material, even when empty. These must be carefully cleaned
before being welded.
● Allow the welded material to cool down before touching it or
putting it in contact with combustible or flammable material.
● Do not weld parts with hollow spaces, containing
flammables.
● Do not work under conditions with high concentrations of
combustible vapours, gases, or flammable dust.
● Always check the work area half an hour after welding so
as to make sure that no fire has started.
● Do not keep any combustible material such as lighters or
matches in your pockets.
15.2 BURNS
● Wear fire-proof clothing all over your body in order to protect
your skin against burns caused by ultraviolet radiation given off
by the arc, and from weld metal sparks and slag.
● Wear protective clothing-gauntlet gloves designed for use
in welding, hat and high safety-toe shoes. Button shirt collar
and pocket flaps, and wear cuff-less trousers to avoid entry
of sparks and slag.
● Wear helmet with safety goggles and glasses with side
shields underneath, appropriate filter lenses or plates (protected by clear cover glass). This is a MUST for welding to
protect the eyes from radiant energy and flying metal.
Replace cover glass when broken, pitted, or spattered.
● Avoid oil or greasy clothing. A spark may ignite them.
Hot metal such as electrode stubs and workpieces should
never be handled without gloves.
● First-aid facilities and a qualified first-aid person should be
available for each shift unless medical facilities are close by for
immediate treatment of flash burns of the eyes and skin burns.
● Ear plugs should be worn when working on overhead or in
a confined space. A hard hat should be worn when others
work overhead.
● Flammable hair preparations should not be used by
persons intending to weld or cut.
15.3 FUMES
Welding operations give off harmful fumes and metal
dusts which may be hazardous to your health, therefore:
● Work in a well-ventilated area.
● Keep your head out of fumes.
● In closed areas, use suitable exhaust fans.
● If ventilation is not enough, use breathing sets approved
for this procedure.
● Clean the material to be welded of any solvents or halogen
degreasers giving rise to toxic gases. Some clorine solvents
may decompose with the radiation emitted by the arc, and
create phosgene gas.
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● Do not weld plated metals or those containing lead,
graphite, cadmium, zink, chrome, mercury or beryllium,
unless you have the proper breathing set.
● The electric arc creates ozone. A long exposure to high
concentrations may cause headaches, nasal, throat and eye
irritation as well as serious congestions and chest pains.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT USE OXYGEN FOR VENTILATION.
● Gas leaks in a confined space should be avoided. Leaked
gas in large quantities can change oxygen concentration
dangerously. Do not bring gas cylinders into a confined space.
● DO NOT WELD where solvent vapors can be drawn into
the welding atmosphere or where the radiant energy can
penetrate to atmospheres containing even minute amounts
of trichloroethylene or perchloroethylene.
15.4 EXPLOSIONS
Do not weld above or near containers under pressure.
● Do not weld in environments containing explosive
dusts, gases or vapours.
This welding machine uses inert gases such as CO2, ARGON, or a mixture of ARGON + CO2 for the protection of the
arc, thus you should take special precautions:
A) CYLINDERS
● Do not directly connect cylinder to the machine gas hose
without a pressure regulator.
● Handle or use pressure cylinders in conformity with the
existing rules.
● Do not use leaking or damaged cylinders.
● Do not use cylinders which are not well secured.
● Do not carry cylinders without the protection of the
installed valve.
● Do not use cylinders whose content has not been clearly
identified.
● Never lubricate cylinder valves with oil or grease.
● Do not put the cylinder in electrical contact with the arc.
● Do not expose cylinders to excessive heat, sparks, molten
slags or flame.
● Do not tamper with the cylinder valves.
● Do not try to loosen tight valves by means of hammers,
keys, or any other object.
● NEVER DEFACE or alter name, number, or other markings on a cylinder. It is illegal and hazardous.
● Do not lift cylinders off the ground by their valves or caps,
or by chains, slings or magnets.
● Never try to mix any gases in a cylinder.
● Never refill any cylinder.
● Cylinder fittings should never be modified or exchanged.
B) GAS REGULATORS
● Keep gas regulators in good condition. Damaged regulators
may cause damages or accidents, they should only be
repaired by skilled personnel.
● Do not use regulators for gases other than those for which
they are manufactured.
● Never use a leaking or damaged regulator.
● Never lubricate regulators with oil or grease.
C) HOSES
● Replace hoses which appear damaged.
● Keep hoses unwound in order to avoid bending.
● Keep the excess hose wound and out of the working area
in order to avoid any damage.
15.5 RADIATIONS
Ultra-violet radiation created by the arc may damage
your eyes and burn your skin. Therefore:
● Wear proper clothing and helmet.
● Do not use contact lenses!! The intense heat coming from
the arc may cause them to stick to the cornea.
● Use masks with grade DIN 10 or DIN 11 safety lenses at
the least.
● Protect people in the surrounding welding area.
Remember: the arc may dazzle or damage the eyes. It is
considered dangerous up to a distance of 15 meters (50
feet). Never look at the arc with the naked eye.
● Prepare the welding area so as to reduce reflection and
transmission of ultra-violet radiation. Paint walls and exposed surfaces in black to reduce reflection, install sheathings
or curtains to reduce ultra-violet transmissions.
● Replace mask lenses whenever damaged or broken.
15.9. MOVING PARTS CAN CAUSE INJURY.
Moving parts, such as fans, can cut fingers and hands and
catch loose clothing.
● Keep all doors, panels, covers, and guards closed and
securely in place.
● Have only qualified people remove guards or covers for
maintenance and troubleshooting as necessary.
● Keep hands, hair, loose clothing, and tools away from
moving parts.
● Reinstall panels or guards and close doors when servicing
is finished and before starting the machine.
15.10 NOISE
These power source alone do not produce noise
levels exceeding 80 dB. The welding procedure,
however, may produce noise levels in excess of 80
dB. in which case the machine operator must take the
necessary safety precautions as prescribed by the national
safety regulation.
15.6
ELECTRIC SHOCK
Electric shock can kill.
All electric shocks are potentially fatal.
● Do not touch live parts.
● Insulate yourself from the piece to be cut and from the
ground by wearing insulated gloves and clothing.
● Keep garments (gloves, shoes, hats, clothing) and body dry.
● Do not work in humid or wet areas.
● Avoid touching the piece to be welded.
● Should you work close to or in a dangerous area, use all
possible precautions.
● If you should feel even the slightest electric shock sensation, stop welding immediately. Do not use the machine until
the problem is identified and solved.
● Always fit an automatic wall switch with adequate power,
possibly close to the machine, allowing you to immediately
switch the machine off in case of an emergency.
● Frequently inspect the power supply cable.
● Disconnect power supply cable from mains before replacing cables or before removing unit covers.
● Do not use the unit without protection covers.
● Always replace any damaged parts of the unit, with original
material.
● Never disconnect unit safety devices.
● Make sure that the power supply line is equipped with an
efficient earth plug.
● Make sure that the work bench and the workpiece are
connected to an efficient earth plug.
● Any maintenance should only be carried out by qualified
personnel aware of the risks due to dangerous voltages
necessary for the operation of the unit.
15.7 PACE MAKER
● Magnetic fields from high currents can affect pacemaker
operation. Persons wearing electronic life support equipment (pacemaker) should consult their doctor before going
near arc welding, gouging or spot welding operations.
15.8. CAUTION! WELDING WIRE CAN CAUSE
PUNCTURE WOUNDS.
● Do not press gun trigger until instructed to do so.
● Do not point gun toward any part of the body, other people,
or any metal when threading welding wire.
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