6 Basic Problems While Working On Welding Machine And Ways To Fix Them

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No machine in this world has a 100 percent efficiency (ratio of input to output). Similarly, when you deal with any device, it is apparent that you will definitely face some problems at one point or another.  However, every issue has a solution.

A coil welding machine is used in various industries to perform welding operations with ease. Welding is used in construction, automotive industry, mechanical fields and mainly in industries related to metal, thermoplastic or woodwork. We will today talk about the metal industry.

When you operate a machine you need to manage it adequately. There can be many instances when some problems may occur while working on the machine. These problems could affect your device, your workpiece, and also waste your time.

Let’s talk about some of these problems you may face while working on a coil welding machine. Not just the issues but we will also look at the causes and how to fix these problems. Check out more about these problems and tips ahead in this article.

Problem In Starting The Machine

It often happens that your machine doesn’t even start. Now, this may indicate many problems. It could be something fundamental like wrong voltage input or something as serious as a short circuit or major problem with the welder.

In such cases first check your main switch and the fuse switch. Many times we miss out on checking these essential things. If you find that the controls are ON and okay then check the electrical connection of the machine.

You may even check if there is an overload or something. Check if there is any short circuit, if these things are good wait for some time and start the machine again. Now, even after this machine doesn’t start there may be a severe problem, and then you need to repair or overhaul the welding machine.

Machine Suddenly Stops In Middle

When you are working on the machine and it suddenly stops working, you know there is something wrong. In these cases, overloading, overheating and poor ventilation are the majority reasons.

Under such circumstances, you first need to check all the ventilation sources of the machines if they’re working efficiently. After ventilation check overload may be the cause. Sometimes if the machine heats up too much it can’t take the load.

After checking all these things try restarting your machine after half an hour or so. If the problem still exists it may be time to strip the engine down and look for the snag.

Machine Doesn’t Turn Off

The instances when your welder just won’t turn off happen quite often when there is trouble with your power cords or switches. If you see that when you disconnect the line and control are working fine, you need to change your cable. On the contrary, it is possible that your switch itself is not working or has burned out. Keep an eye on these things and check all the internal connections.

You Notice A Lot Of Sparks

The only reason for witnessing too many sparks when the welder touches the metal is overload and extra impedance. For this you just need to adjust the load and the voltage you have set your machine at. Adjust them in a desired manner and sparks will reduce.

The Cables Get Hot

The cables get heated up when they are used for a higher power than they were designed for. A heated-up cable does not indicate that it will melt, but you need to replace it surely. Get a cable that is mentioned in the manual specified by the manufacturer. You can also get a thicker one to ensure safety.

Electrical Shock

If your machine is giving you shocks when you touch it, it’s hazardous. The most basic reason for this to happen is improper grounding. Refer to your manufacturer’s specifications in the manual about how to ground your machine correctly. You can try to fix the grounding by yourself if you are confident. Else it is always better to look for assistance in such cases.

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