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MULTIPURPOSEELEKTROFUSION

MACHINE

ELEKTRA315

USEANDMAINTENANCEHANDBOOK

M259 Rev.:0 27/01/2012 MU000704



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DearCustomer
ThankyouforhavingchosenaRitmomachine.
ThishandbookwillshowyouallthefeaturesandoperatinginstructionsfortheELEKTRA315.
Inthisbookyouwillalsofindalltheinformationandsuggestionsneededtousethemachineina
proper,safeandprofessionalmanner.Wethereforerecommenditscompletereadingbeforestart
usingthemachine.Wealsorecommendtokeepitforfutureconsultationsand/ornewusers.
Pleaserememberthatthismachineisaprofessionaldevice;itsusemustbelimitedtoskilledand
certifiedpersonnelonly.
Certainofyourcompletesatisfaction,

Bestregards,RitmoS.p.A.

INDEX

Pag.
Conformitydeclaration 3
Machinedescription 4
Partsdescription 5
Technicalfeatures 6
Safetyprecautions 7
ConnectionsandGeneratorsFeatures 9
ChecksandMaintenance 10
GeneralFusionProcedures 11
OperatingInstructions 13
FusionTraceability 14
FusionbyBarCodereading 16
FusionbymanualintroductionofBarCode 17
FusionbymanualintroductionofTensionandFusionTime 17
PrintingandUSBConnection 18
Setupandutility 18
AlarmCodesandtheirmeaning 20

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MANUFACTURERSCONFORMITYDECLARATION



RitmoS.p.A.
ViaA.Volta,7Z.I.Selve35037BRESSEODITEOLO(PD)ITALIA
Tel.++39(0)499901888FAX++39(0)499901993

Dichiara

thatelectrofusionmachineELEKTRA315
objectofthepresentdocumenthasbeenmanufacturedaccordingtothefollowingStandardsand
Regulationshavinglegalvalue:

2006/42/CE
2004/108/CE
2006/95/CE
UNIENISO121001 (2005)
UNIENISO121002 (2005)
CEI445
ISO121762 (2008)
UNI10566 (1996)

This declaration is void if any modification to the equipment is performed without previous
writtenauthorizationbyManufacturer.

IlLegaleRappresentante


BresseodiTeolo,l27/01/2012

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MACHINESDESCRIPTION

ELEKTRA315isaMultipurposeElectrofusionMachine(inlowvoltage848V)capableoffusingany
brandofcoupleravailableinthemarket,upto315mm.

Machine automatically sets correct fusion parameters by Optical Pen reading or manual
introductionofBarCodevisibleonthecouplers(accordingtoISO13950).Incasecouplersdonot
show bar code, it is possible to manually introduce Tension and Fusion Time recommended by
manufacturer.

ELEKTRA315hasaninternalmemoryforstorageoffusionparameters(parametersused,couplers
features,etc).ItisalsopossibletoprintoutFusionDataanddownloadthemtoaPC.

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PARTSDESCRIPTION



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10 9

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1 2 3

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ELEKTRA
315


1. Display
2. STOPkey(exitsfrommenuwithoutsavingdata.Stopsfusionprocess)
3. Menuscrollkey+and(usedtoscrollthroughmenuandtochangethevalueofindividual
parameters)
4. OKkey(beginsfusion)
5. Handlewrapping
6. Lockwingnutscale
7. Serialprinter/USBconnector
8. On/Offswitch
9. Plug+powercable
10. Barcodescanner
11. Fusionconnectors
12. Barcodescannercase
13. Scannerconnector
14. ControlPanel

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TECHNICALFEATURES


ELEKTRA315
110V 230V
Diametersrange 20315mm
Weldablematerials PE/PP/PPR
Machinedimensions(WxDxH) 263x240x300mm
Suitcasetransportdimensions(WxDxH) 405x285x340mm
Machineweight 17kg
Transportsuitcaseweight 3,8Kg
Powersupply 110V15% 230V15%
Frequency 5060Hz
Maximumabsorbedpower 4000W
Weldingnominalcurrent
60A
Dutycycle60%(ISO121762)
Workingtemperature 10C+40C
Wldingvoltage 848V
Peakcurrent 100A
Precisionoftheambientthermometer 1C
Protectiondegree IP54
Connectorsdiameter F44,7mm
Memorycapacity 500report

FEATURES

Transportsuitcase
Manualescraper
Barcodereader+case

OPTIONS

DB9M/USBAadapter(1)
Buildingsiteserialprinterkit(2)
Transfersoftware(3)

(1)
Adaptercabletoserial/USBdatatransfer
(2)
Includesserialcableandprinter
(3)
IncludesRitmoTransferSoftwarecdrom

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SAFETYPRECAUTIONS

Carefullyreadinstructionsbeforeuse.

WARNING!Whenusingelectrictools,followsafetystandardstoavoidfireandelectric
hazards.

KEEPWORKPLACECLEAN.Untidinessontheworkplacemaybecauseofaccidents.

CAREFUL TO AMBIENT CONDITIONS. Do not expose electric tools or fusion machines to the
rain. Do not use electric tools or fusion machines in humid places. Make sure lighting is
appropriate.Donotuseelectrictoolsorfusionmachinesnearliquidsorinflammablegases.

PROTECTYOURSELFFROMELECTRICHAZARD.Avoidcontactwithobjectsconnectedtoearth.
Becarefulnottotouchelectriccables.

KEEPUNAUTHORIZEDPEOPLEAWAYFROMWORKPLACE.Electrictoolsandfusionmachines
canbeusedonlybyauthorizedpeople.Keepunauthorizedpeopleawayfromworkplace.

KEEP ELECTRIC TOOLS AND FUSION MACHINES IN A SAFE PLACE. Electric tools, fusion
machines and tools in general have to be stored in dry and safe places not reachable by
unauthorizedpeople.

DO NOT OVERWORK POWER TOOLS. Keep within limits given by manufacturer for the best
performance,formoretimeandinsafeconditions.

ALWAYS USE SPECIFIC TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES ACCORDING TO THE JOB. Always use
accessories compatible with fusion machine (be careful especially with power generators,
extensionsforpowercables,fusioncableandadapters).Letpowertoolstocooldownafter
usingforalongtime.Theuseoftoolsoraccessoriesdifferentfromtheonesrecommendedby
manufacturer may cause injuries to operator, affect performance of the fusion machine and
othertoolsandvoidwarranty.

DONOTUSECABLESOFFUSIONMACHINEOROTHERTOOLSFORINCORRECTPURPOSES.Do
not use cables to move machine around or to disconnect from power outlet. Protect cables
andfusionmachinefromwarmenvironmentsandfromcontactwithsharpobjects.

ALWAYS USE SPECIAL ALIGNERS. Always align pipes and fittings using special aligner. This
helpstoperformacorrectfusionandasafejob.

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WARNING! AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING OF POWER TOOLS OR FUSION MACHINE. Fusion
machinehastobedisconnectedfromgeneratorbeforeturningthisoneoninordertoavoid
current peaks which can seriously damage electronic components of the machine. Keep
machinedisconnectedfrompowersupplywhenconnectingadapters.Makesureswitchisnot
in the ON Position when connecting powertools to power supply or generator (especially if
tool is not equipped with safety switch). Do not carry power tools around while they are
connectedtopowersupplysincetheymaystartaccidentally.

BEFORE STARTING FUSION PROCESS MAKE SURE FUSION MACHINE IS NOT DAMAGED.
Before using fusion machine make sure safety devices are perfectly working. Make sure
power cableor fusion cable arenot damaged or cut; check that connectors and adapters fit
correctly and surfaces in contact are clean. Make sure machines frame is not severely
damaged(waterinfiltrationsmayoccur).

MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE MUST BE BERFORMED BY AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTRES


ONLY. This machine is manufactured according to safety standards in force therefore
maintenance and service can be performed by authorized service centres only otherwise
manufacturerdeclinesallresponsibilitiesandwarrantyisvoid.

DONOTPERFORMANYMODIFICATIONTOTHEMACHINE.

OPERATORSHAVETOBECAREFULLYTRAINEDONTHEUSEOFTHEMACHINE.

USENEWEQUIPMENTOREQUIPMENTSERVICEDBYAUTHORIZEDSERVICECENTRESATALL
TIMES.

PRESCRIPTIONS DESCRIBED BY D. Lgs. 09/04/08 n 81 REGARDING SAFETY IN THE


WORKPLACEMUSTBEFOLLOWED.

DO NOT USE MACHINE IN EXPLOSIVE ENVIRONMENTS ( when in presence of inflammable


gasesorsteams,etc.).

CONNECTIONSANDGENERATORSFEATURES

WeremindyoutofollowwhatprescribedbylawsUNICEIandtorespectD.Lgs.09/04/08n81

Fusionmachinecanworkwithalternatingcurrentbetweenminimumvalueof195V(94Vfor110V
version)andmaxvalueof265V(127Vfor110Vversion).Frequencymayvarybetween50Hzand
60Hz.
Use earth connection at all times with differential switch oncircuitbreaker16A(32Afor110V
version) with slow curve. Power peaks when beginning fusion can reach 3500VA. Fusion
machinecanoperatewithanambienttemperaturebetween10Cand+40C.
Dimensions of electrofusion couplers used will determine power required by generator. Power
may vary also according to connections, cleanliness and connections conditions, as well as
accordingtogeneratorsfeatures.

WARNING:duringfusionprocedureDONOTconnectothertoolstogenerator.

Generatorspowerdecreasesofabout10%every1000mofaltitude.

Usepowercableswithsectionof2,5mm2(6mm2for110Vversion)withamaximumlengthof
20m.Cablehastobecompletelyunwoundandextended.

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CHECKSANDMAINTENANCE


Beforeperformingfusionsandbeforeconnectingtopoweroutlet,checkthefollowing:

NOMINALTENSIONANDFREQUENCY:seetechnicalfeatures(page6)

OUTLETS AND EXTENTION CABLES:they mustbe suitablefor thepower absorbedby machine (


seepage6,9)

CABLES:isolationhastobeintact,theyhavetobeplacedawayfromplaceswherevehiclestransit
andwheretheycanbedamaged.

MACHINEBODY:ithastobeisolatedandplacedsteadily.

Keepmachineandcablescleananddry.Beforecleaningoperationsdisconnectmachinefrom
powersupply.Useahumidsoftclothwithwaterandalcohol(avoidanykindofsolvent).

ELEKTRA 315 is an electronic equipment therefore it has to be handled safely avoiding impacts
andsuddentemperaturechanges.
To guarantee correct functioning for as long as possible, operators has to perform frequent
checkstothefollowingcomponents:

Connectorsandadapters
Powercablesandfusioncables
Display
Mechanicalstructure(frame,box).

Incaseofanyanomalymachinehastobecheckedbymanufacturerorbyanauthorizedservice
centre.


Inanycasemachinehastobeservicedevery2yearsbymanufactureror
byanauthorizedservicecentre.

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GENERALFUSIONPROCEDURES



Qualityofjointdependsonthefollowinginstructionswhichhavebefollowedcarefully.

HANDLINGOFPIPES&FITTINGS

Whenfusing,temperatureofpipes&fittingshavetobesimilartoambienttemperaturemeasured
bymachinesprobe.

Thereforetheycannotbeexposedtostrongwindordirectsunlight:theirtemperaturemayvary
consistentlyfromambienttemperature,affectingnegativelyfusion(pipe&fittingsinsufficientor
excessivefusion).Incaseofhightemperature,keeppipe&fittingsawayfromdirectsunlightand
waituntiltheirtemperatureissimilartoambienttemperature.

PREPARATION

Cut pipes edges straight, using specialpipe cutters. Carefullytry toeliminatepipes and fittings
bendsorovalizations.

CLEANING

Carefullyscrapeoxidizedlayersonpipesorfittingsedgeswithspecialpipescrapers.Makesure
scrapingisuniformandcompleteoversurfacestobefusedexceedingthemiddleofthefittingof
about 1 cm lack of this type of operation causes a superficial fusion only, since it prevents
molecularinterpenetrationofpartsandaffectsfusionsresult.Scrapingmethodslikesandpaper,
emerywheelmustbeavoided.

Take out coupler from its protecting packaging, clean the interior according to manufacturers
instructions.

POSITIONING

Insertpipesedgesintothecoupler.

Itisnecessarytouseanalignerfor:
makingsurepartsaresteadyduringfusionandcoolingphase;
avoidanysortofmechanicalstressonthejointduringfusioncycleandcooling;

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FUSION

Fusionareashouldbeprotectedfromstrongweatherconditions,suchashumidity,temperatures
lowerthan20over+40C,strongwind,directsunlight.

Pipes and fittings used have to be of the same material or compatible material. Compatibility
betweenmaterialshavetobeguaranteedbymanufactured.

COOLING

Coolingtimedependsondiameterofcouplerandambienttemperature.Itisimportanttofollow
timesgivenbymanufacturerofcouplersused.

To avoid mechanical stress on the joint ( bending, tractions, twisting) disconnected cables and
alignersonlywhenjointhascompletelycooleddown.

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OPERATINGINSTRUCTIONS

TURNINGONTHEMACHINE
PressXbuttontoswitchonthemachine,usethearrowbuttons+andbuttonstoscrollthrough
themenu

WELDINGTHROUGHTBARCODE
READING
(Pag.16)

READBARCODE


WELDINGTHROUGHTMANUALINPUT
OFBARCODE

(Pag.17)
TYPEBARCODE


WELDINGTHROUGHTMANUALINPUT
OFWELDINGVOLTAGEANDTIME

Volt sec
(Pag.17)
38,5 0540


PRINTSANDUSBCONNECTION

(Pag.18)

PRINTS&USB


OPTIONSANDTOOLS

(Pag.18)

OPTIONS ANDTOOLS

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BARCODESTYPESANDREADING


Before welding, you can read thebar codes
attachedtothecoupler:



WELDINGBARCODE: WELDINGBARCODE
The welding bar code gives the welding
parametersrelatedtothecoupler:type,
brand, welding voltage and time,
diameter.

TRACEABILTYBARCODE:
The traceability bar code gives the
informationrelatedtothecoupler:type,
brand, material, diameter, SDR,
TRACEABILITYBARCODE
productionbatch,etc.


PleaseNote:
These data will be saved in the machines memory, therefore
consultable(printedordownloaded)

ACTIVATE/DEACTIVATETRACEABILITY

Scroll the main menu until OPTIONS &


TOOLSisdisplayed.PressOK.
OPTIONS&TOOLS

OPTIONS
GotonTraceabilitythenpressOK.
1/3
Traceability

Notes

Use + and to activate/ deactivate Traceability


traceability.PressOKtoconfirm.

DEACTIVATE

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ACTIVATE/DEACTIVATENOTES


Notes are useful when the operator
needs to input a comment before
starting (for example, he needs to set
inthenameofthejobsite).

OPTIONS&TOOLS
ScrollthemainmenuuntilOPTIONS&

TOOLSisdisplayed.PressOK.
OPTIONS
1/3

GotoNotesthenpressOK. Traceability
Notes

Note
Use+andtoactive/deactivenotes.
PressOKtoconfirm.
DEACTIVATED

GETTINGREADYTOWELD

Clean and scrape the pipe ends to be


welded.

Position pipe/fittings/coupler on the


aligners.

Insert the welding connectors into the


couplerpins.

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WELDINGTHROUGHBARCODEREADING

Connect the laser scanner and go to READ


BARCODEdisplay.

Step1: READBARCODE
Keepthetriggerpressedandmakesurethe
laser beam aims at the welding bar code
(seedescriptiononpage14).
Important: in case of malfunction of the laser
scanner,itispossibletoworkinmanualmode(see
page17). Junctiontype brand

Step2:
The welding voltage and time, and the ICPLELO
coupler data are displayed. If the voltage 40.0V110s time
informationiscorrect,pressOKtostartthe
welding.
diameter 2IPS
OK?

Step3:
If Traceability is activated1, keep the trigger
pressedandmakesurethelaserbeamsaims
at the traceability bar code. If you do not READ
wish to obtain the traceability, skip this TRACEABILITY
step by keeping OK pushed for at least 2
seconds.


STEP4:
IfNotesareactivated2,use+andtoinput
thejobsitenameorothernotes.PressOKto
Notes
proceed writing (there are 24 characters I>
available). If you do not wish to obtain
traceability,skipthisstepbykeepingOKfor
atleast2seconds.

200
A successful welding displays the image
showontheright.

1
to activate / deactivate traceability follow
instructiononpage14.
Weldingn
2
toactivate/deactivatenotesfollowinstructionon
page15.

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WELDINGTHROUGHMANUALINPUTOFBARCODE

Go to TYPE BAR CODE and press OK to


accesstheinputmode.

TYPEBARCODE


Readthe24digitscodeunderneaththebar
codeandinputthemonebyoneusing+and
(increase/ decrease value). Press OK to TYPEBARCODE
confirm and move to the next digit in the
same manner. To erase the previous value,
00000000
pressSTOP. 00000000
00000000
When the entire 24 digits code has been

typed, press OK and move to the ext step (
Step2)atpage16.

WELDINGTHROUGHMANUALINPUTOFWELDINGVOLTAGEANDTIME


Pleasenote:
This mode require the knowledge of the

welding voltage / time parameters,
beforehand. If these are not know, contact
thecouplermanufacturer.


Attheimageshownontheright,pressOKto
access the input mode of voltage and
Volt sec
weldingtime.
38,5 0540




Thecursorpositionitselfonthefirstvalueof
welding voltage. Press + and (increase /
decrease value) to input the requested
voltage. Press OK to confirm and move to
thenextvalue.
Volt sec
When the correct values are set, press OK
and move to the next step (step 2) at page 38,5 0540

16.

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PRINTSANDUSBCONNECTION

PressOKtoenterPRINTS&USBmenu.

PRINTS&USB

CopytoUSB:
PRINTS&USB
To download the welding data into a pen
drive.
1/2
Connect a pen drive and press OK to start CopytoUSB
downloading.
Printlast


Printlast:
To print the last welding report on a fast
manner. Previous reports can also be
printed, use + and to visualize the desire
report,thenOKtoprint.

OPTIONSANDTOOLS

PressOKtoenterOPTIONS&TOOLSmenu.

OPTIONS&TOOLS


Traceability:
Activates/ deactivates traceability of the OPTIONS
couplertobeused. 1/3
If activated, thebar code mustbe read and
the information regarding the couplers Traceability
manufacturer(aswellasotherdata)willbe Notes
displayed. The information will be printed

and/ordownloaded.

OPTIONS
Notes: 1/3
Activates/deactivatesnotes.
If activated, the option will be displayed Traceability
duringtheweldingprocess. Notes

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Information:
Displays useful information regarding the OPTIONS
welder,suchas: 2/3
Overhaul
Serialnumber Informations
Freememories Settings
Firmwareversion


Settings:
A 4digit code must be entered to allow
access (one code per settingsee page 22).
Settingsavailableare: OPTIONS
Data/Time 2/3
Pen/Laserscanneroption Informations
Language
Celsius/Fahrenheitoption
Settings

Deletionofallreports(zerosetting)

Contrast:
OPTIONS
Toadjustdisplaycontrast.
3/3
Contrast

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ALLARMCODESANDTHEIRMEANING

Attention!
Theweldingcycleisinterruptedwheneveranerrorcodeisdisplayed.Theinterruptionmaycause
the deterioration ofthe materialbeingwelded. In no event shall Ritmo S.p.A be liableforany
direct,indirect,incidental,orconsequentialdamagesofanywhatsoeverwithrespecttotheuse
ofpipes/fittingsinvolvedintheweldingcyclesresultinginerrorcodes.

5POWERSOURCEVOLTAGE
Probablecause:Powersourcevoltageoutofrange
Vmin=195VVmax=265V(version)Vmin=90VVmax=130V(version)

Solution:Verifythepowersourcecharacteristics.

10POWERSOURCEFREQUENCY
Probablecause:Powersourcefrequencyoutofrange
Fmin=40HzFmax=60Hz

Solution:Verifythepowersourcecharacteristics

20AMBIENTTEMPERATUREOUTOFRANGE
Probablecause:Ambienttemperatureisoutofrange(20C+40C)

Solution:Protecttheworkingsitewheretheweldingistakingplaceinordertoreachanambient
temperaturewithintheallowablelimits

25TRASFORMEROVERHEATED
Probablecause:Thetemperatureofthetransformeristoohigh.

Solution:Waituntilthetransformerhascooledoffandthenrepeatthewelding.

30WELDINGVOLTAGEOUTOFCONTROL
Probablecause:Thepowersourceissupplyinganoutofrangevoltage

Solution:Verifythepowersourcecharacteristics.

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35e40MACHINEOVERHEATED
Probablecause:Themachinereachedatoohightemperatureaftertheweldingcycle

Solution:Waituntilthemachinehascooledoff.

45CURRENTMAXIMUMVALUEWASOUTPACED
Probablecause:Theheatingwiresinsidethecouplerarecreatingashortcircuit
Probablecause:Thecouplerdiameterisbiggerthanallowed

Solution:Repeattheweldingwithanothercoupler

50NOTREACHEDTHEMINIMUMVALUEOFWELDINGCURRENT
Probablecause:Oneorbothweldingcableswereunpluggedduringthewelding

Solution:Reconnectedtheweldingcablesandrepeattheprocedure

Probablecause:Theheatingwiresinsidethecouplerareinterrupted

Solution:Repeattheweldingwithanothercoupler

Probablecause:Thecoupleristoosmall(theelectricalresistanceistoohigh)

Solution:Repeattheweldingwithacompatiblecoupler

55WELDINGCYCLEINTERRUPTEBYTHEOPERATOR
Probablecause:TheoperatorpressedtheSTOPpushbotton
Solution:Repeatthewelding

60SHORTCIRCUIT
Probablecause:Thecouplerisdamaged

Solution:Repeattheweldingwithanothercoupler

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65LACKOFVOLTAGEATTHEPOWERSOURCE
Probablecause:Powersupplycableunplugged

Solution:Plugthepowersupplcable

Probablecause:Thevoltagesupplywasinterrupted

Solution:Waituntiltheserviceisrestored

Probablecause:Thesaftymicroswiches

Solution:Rearmthesaftymicroswiches

70HARDWAREERROR
Solution:contactanauthorizedservicecenter

75COUPLERRESISTANCEERROR
Solution:Repeattheweldingwithanothercoupler

80OVERHAULEXPIRED
Solution:Contactanauthorizedservicecenter

Attention! If the ATTENTION! FREE MEMORY: 5 message is displayed at the ignition of the
machine, follow the procedure on page 19 then type code (2110). If you do not do this and
continue to use the machine, the last report will replace the first one in the memory, then the
secondreportwillbereplaced,andsoforth.

Specialfeatures

Date/hoursettingscode1000
Barcodescanner/lightpenscannerchoicecode1111
Languagechoicecode1100
Celsius/Fahrenheitsettingscode1110
Resetweldingreportcode2110

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