Good Morning! Hope everyone had a productive weekend. Last week, Victor Technologies attended AWS – Milwaukee Chapter “Hands On” night, held at Waukesha County Technical College. Here’s a peek into the event.

Victor Technologies district manager Tim Taylor demonstrated the new Thermal Arc 186 AC/DC TIG welder at the AWS - Milwaukee Chapter's "Hands On" night, held at Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, Wis. Looking on are Ken Heinritz, a metalworking and welding instructor (in the WCTC hat), and DIY welder Rick Chamberlain. Rick has already MIG welded a go kart with his nephew and tested the Thermal 186 because he wants to add the ability to TIG weld aluminum.Victor Technologies district manager Tim Taylor demonstrated the new Thermal Arc 186 AC/DC TIG welder at the AWS – Milwaukee Chapter’s “Hands On” night, held at Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, Wis. Looking on are Ken Heinritz, a metalworking and welding instructor (in the WCTC hat), and DIY welder Rick Chamberlain. Rick has already MIG welded a go kart with his nephew and tested the Thermal 186 because he wants to add the ability to TIG weld aluminum.

 

Here are the results of Rick's first attempt at TIG welding since high school. As the right side of the weld shows, he stumbled at first. However, after learning the proper technique for making a non-contact arc start, you can see Rick's weld bead control was spot on. "I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the machines in action, and using the 186 was a real treat," he said.Here are the results of Rick’s first attempt at TIG welding since high school. As the right side of the weld shows, he stumbled at first. However, after learning the proper technique for making a non-contact arc start, you can see Rick’s weld bead control was spot on. “I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the machines in action, and using the 186 was a real treat,” he said.

 

 

 

 

Rick put the the CUTMASTER 42 to an extreme test during Hands On night: stainless steel stacked on top of aluminum stacked on top of mild steel. While the surface is rough, the "power of 42" cut right through this challenge.Rick put the the CUTMASTER 42 to an extreme test during Hands On night: stainless steel stacked on top of aluminum stacked on top of mild steel. While the surface is rough, the “power of 42” cut right through this challenge.

 

Fabtech Wrap-Up

Posted: November 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

Joshua Shaw presents a Tweco helmet to Lisa Legohn, Associate Professor Welding, Los Angeles Trade Technical College.

 

 

Joshua Shaw presents a Tweco helmet to Lisa Legohn, Associate Professor Welding, Los Angeles Trade Technical College.

 

 

Abdul Khan immigrated to America in the early 1970s and was one of the welding professions that, “helped build America with a Tweco MIG gun in my hand.”

 

 

Abdul Khan immigrated to America in the early 1970s and was one of the welding professions that, “helped build America with a Tweco MIG gun in my hand.”

 

 

 

 

Kurt Arnold of Arnold’s Mobile Welding (Buckeye, AZ) uses Victor torches for on-site equipment repair.

 

 

 

Kurt Arnold of Arnold’s Mobile Welding (Buckeye, AZ) uses Victor torches for on-site equipment repair.

 

 

 

Jack Minsner discusses the new Victor 400 Series torch, which will be sold as part of the Medalist kits beginning in 2013.

 

Jack Minsner discusses the new Victor 400 Series torch, which will be sold as part of the Medalist kits beginning in 2013.

 

 

 

John Cooley of TLC Contractors participates in several code committees. He stopped by the booth and shared some of his burning (oxy-fuel cutting) techniques

 

 

John Cooley of TLC Contractors participates in several code committees. He stopped by the booth and shared some of his burning (oxy-fuel cutting) techniques.

 

Interest remains strong in the Tweco No. Series, now being enhanced and released as the Tweco Classic Series.

 

 

Interest remains strong in the Tweco No. Series, now being enhanced and released as the Tweco Classic Series.

 

 

Victor Thermal Dynamics’ Randy May (at left in the black vest) explains how an integrated automated plasma system increases cutting performance.

 

Victor Thermal Dynamics’ Randy May (at left in the black vest) explains how an integrated automated plasma system increases cutting performance.

 

 

John Henderson spent quite a few minutes introducing these Canadian visitors to the new Victor 400 torch.

 

John Henderson spent quite a few minutes introducing these Canadian visitors to the new Victor 400 torch.

 

 

 

Dennis Hodson (SPELLING?!?) and Jack Minsner [SPELLING?] discuss the More Punch promotion going on between now and December 31st — purchasers of a CUTMASTER 52, 82, 102 or 152 are eligible to receive a free Thermal Arc 95 S Stick welding cut – free!

 

Dennis Hodson and Jack Minsner discuss the More Punch promotion going on between now and December 31st — purchasers of a CUTMASTER 52, 82, 102 or 152 are eligible to receive a free Thermal Arc 95 S Stick welding cut – free!

 

 

Victor Technologies Senior Training Manager Robert Shigley prepares to give a technical presentation on how different instruction methods and new technologies can improve students' ability to learn.

 

Victor Technologies Senior Training Manager Robert Shigley prepares to give a technical presentation on how different instruction methods and new technologies can improve students’ ability to learn.

Ryland Stonehocker is immediately impressed with Victor’s new torch.

Luis Herrera’s enthusiasm caught the attention of our sticker spotters roaming the halls of FABTECH – and it turns out he’s a Victor fan, too.

Advanced AC TIG and pulsed TIG outputs enable operators to tailor arc characteristics, weld bead shape for superior performance when welding aluminum, stainless, chrome-moly and thin metal.

The Thermal Arc 186 AC/DC provides a welding output of 10 to 200 amps with a duty cycle of 20% when TIG welding 200 amps/18 volts. Stick welding duty cycle is 16% when welding at 120 amps/26.6 volts and is suitable for welding with 6011, 6013, 7014, 7018 and other electrodes up to 5/32″ diameter.
The unit weighs 48.4 lbs., uses 208-230V input power and provides advanced AC wave shaping and pulsed DC TIG controls that enable operators to improve weld puddle control, control the weld bead profile, reduce heat input and increase travel speeds.

ABB’s Mark Oxlade, Market Develop Manager, Arc Welding, provides an overview of robotic plasma cutting, including the companies IRB 800 robot and Victor Thermal Dynanmics consumables.

Trevor Wendorff gets more than a new look at the newest oxy-fuel torch from Victor – he gets to take a torch home with him. Just in time, too, as his old torches are down to their last replacement parts. John Henderson, Group Brand Manger, explains why Trevor’s new torch will last for decades.