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SELF-PORTABLE ARC WELDING MACHINE

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Glossary

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The basis of the welding machine - laboratory transformer LATR 9 A. The whole piece of iron is also removed from it, only a winding remains on the core. In the transformer of the welding machine, it will become primary ( network ). This winding is insulated with a pair of layers of electrical tape or varnished cloth. A secondary winding is wound over the insulation - 65 turns of wire or a set of wires with a universal cross section of 12 - 13 mm 2 . Winding strengthen tape. The transformer is installed on an insulating base made of a PCB or getinax inside a casing made of sheet steel or duralumin with a thickness of no more than 3 mm . In the cover of the casing, on the back also the side walls there are holes with a diameter of 8 - 10 mm for ventilation. From above strengthen the handle from a steel bar.

An indicator lamp is brought to the front panel, a switch for 220 V, 9 And the secondary winding terminals - they connect the cable with the electrode holder to one of them, the cable to the other, the other end of which is pressed to the workpiece during welding. In addition, this last terminal when working must be grounded. The indicator light of an alternating current of type SN-1, SN-2, MN-5 signals that the device is turned on.
Electrodes for this device must have a diameter of no more than 1.5 mm .

Making electrodes

Electrodes are manufactured as follows. Steel wire of the appropriate diameter is cut into pieces, sandpaper also covered with a coating consisting of crushed chalk and liquid glass (silicate glue). so that the coating is smooth, the wire is vertically immersed in the coating, leaving the neat end on top of a suitable length, and is also slowly removed; at the same time, each electrode is hung on a rope with a clothespin.
After drying, the electrodes are ready for use.