ELEC 2560 - Electrical-Welding Controllers
Credit Hours: 2.00
Prerequisites: ELEC 2550 or related work experience
(formerly ATEE 2560)
Resistance welders and controllers are the main topics of ELEC 2560. Subtopics include spot welders, various types of welder controllers, plug-in accessories, test equipment, portable and stationary welders, and arc welders.
Billable Contact Hours: 2
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to describe the operation of a resistance welder.
- Resistance welding fundamentals familiarization.
- Resistance welding block diagram elements and configuration.
- Resistance welding machine timing relations.
- Resistance welding schedules for uncoated and coated steels and their application.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to identify spot, seam, and projection welding process variations.
- Identify/describe the operation of a spot welder.
- Identify/describe the operation of a seam welder.
- Identify/describe the operation of a projection welder.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to describe the operation of a welding system.
- Welding transformer needs and parameters.
- Welding contractor requirements applications.
- Identify the welding cooling requirements.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to identify stick, MIG, and TIG welding variations.
- Identify/describe the operation of a stick welder.
- Identify/describe the operation of a MIG welder.
- Identify/describe the operation of a TIG welder.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
- Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
- Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
- Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
- Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
- Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
- Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Introduction to the Resistance Welding Process, Applications, and Overview
- Basic Resistance Welding Circuit
- The Basic Resistance Welding Machine and Its Electrical Components
- The Welding Machine and Its Mechanical Components
- Timing Relations; Squeeze, Weld, Hold, and Off5
- Ignitions and SCRs and Their Uses as a Contactor
- Duty Cycle and its Importance in an Intermittently Powered Device
- Welding Transformers, Selection, and Ratings
- Intermittent Contactors and Their Sizing
- R. W. Schedules for Uncoated and Coated Mild Steel Materials
- Equipment Selection and Sizing Based upon Material to be Welded
- The Welding Control Requirements and Other Instrumentation
- Procedure for Set‐Up of a Resistance Welding System
- Arc Welding Fundamentals and Basic Equipment for the Process
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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