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March 11, 2014
Auto-darkening welding helmet features four sensors, grind/weld modes
The new Tweco® four-sensor, auto-darkening welding helmet from Victor Technologies™ can be used in both weld mode and grind mode. It darkens during GTAW, even at 5 amps. Available in three styles — Patriot Eagle, Skull & Fire, and... Read more...

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February 13, 2014
ESAB parent to acquire Victor Technologies
A welding and cutting equipment company with significant presence in Europe and South America is set for a bump in market share stateside. On Feb. 12 ESAB’s parent, Colfax Corp., based in Fulton, Md., announced that it has entered into a... Read more...

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December 6, 2013
Three-in-one welding machine handles light-duty projects
Victor Technologies™ has introduced the Tweco® Fabricator® 141i three-in-one welding machine, a multiprocess unit that runs off 115-V household power. It offers 10 to 140 amps of power for GMAW and lift GTAW and 90 amps for SMAW,... Read more...

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December 6, 2013
Straight oxyfuel cutting torch handle designed for comfort, durability
Victor Technologies™ has introduced the Victor® ST400 straight torch. It incorporates the patented Victor 400 series contoured handle, which uses Zamak high-strength, engineered, zinc-aluminum alloy to resist deformation, and... Read more...

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November 7, 2013
Victor Technologies acquires Gas-Arc Group
Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, has acquired Gas-Arc Group Ltd., a privately held manufacturer of gas control equipment based in the U.K. Gas-Arc will continue to operate under its own name. Victor Technologies provides equipment for... Read more...

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October 31, 2013
Victor Technologies opens plasma design center in New Hampshire
Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, has opened its West Lebanon Design Center, a New Hampshire facility dedicated to innovation in plasma cutting and arc welding technologies. The 50,000-sq.-ft. center, which employs about 75 people, is... Read more...

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September 24, 2013
Victor Technologies realigns Tweco brand
Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, has positioned Tweco® as its single brand for specialty welding products and arc accessories. Starting with the Tweco Fabricator 3-in-1 welding machines, and continuing throughout the entire Thermal Arc product... Read more...

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July 16, 2013
Plasma power sources eliminate secondary operations
Victor® Thermal Dynamics® has launched the Ultra-Cut® XT series of power sources for automated plasma cutting. Its cut quality enables parts to go directly from the cutting table to welding, painting, or assembly without secondary... Read more...

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July 11, 2013
GMAW gun delivers high impact resistance
Tweco®, a Victor Technologies™ brand, has launched the Tweco Classic Number 4 GMAW gun, an enhancement of the Tweco Number 4. Changes include high-impact-resistant materials, an interlocking handle design for toughness, an angled... Read more...

Article

June 3, 2013
Plasma or oxyfuel?
Which process will ultimately yield the lowest cost per cut—oxyfuel or plasma—after all variables are considered? The basic nature of each process immediately dictates some choices when you are purchasing a new automated cutting... Read more...

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May 16, 2013
Victor contests recognize users of oxyfuel, plasma cutting equipment
Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, has launched two contests as part of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of its Victor® brand of cutting and gas control equipment. The "A Cut Above" contest, open to students in cutting,... Read more...

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April 23, 2013
Oxyfuel torch incorporates ergonomic handle, three-tube design
Victor®, a Victor Technologies™ brand, has launched its new 400 series oxyfuel torch in medium- and heavy-duty models. It also is sold as part of the Medalist® 250 and Medalist 350 outfits. Outfits include the torch handle,... Read more...

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March 4, 2013
Introduction to plasma marking
Fabricators mark parts to indicate part numbers, bend or cut lines, drill or hole points, weld locations,  and lot numbers and for tracking and documentation. The technologies used for marking — aside from plasma — include... Read more...

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February 7, 2013
Victor Technologies announces welding, cutting contest winners
Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, a provider of cutting, welding, and gas control equipment, has announced the six winners of its "Innovation to Shape the World" contest for students in welding and cutting programs at secondary and... Read more...

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November 28, 2012
AC/DC inverter delivers increased amperage
Victor Technologies™ has redesigned its Thermal Arc® 186 AC/DC inverter for HF GTAW, lift GTAW, and SMAW. It features 15 amps more GTAW power than the Thermal Arc 185, as well as a digital operator interface. The inverter provides... Read more...

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November 28, 2012
Oxyfuel torch offers clear view of cutting path
Victor®, a Victor Technologies™ brand, has launched its new 400 series of oxyfuel torches. The two-piece torch incorporates ergonomic handle and cutting attachment designs that offer a clear view of the cutting path, visual cues for... Read more...

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November 28, 2012
GMAW consumables help create stable, predictable arc
Tweco®, a Victor Technologies™ brand, has introduced new Velocity™ GMAW consumables, which are integrated into the company's Fusion™ series of light-duty GMAW guns. The nonthreaded, drop-in-style contact tip eliminates... Read more...

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November 13, 2012
Victor Technologies realigns brand portfolio
Victor Technologies™ has announced that it has realigned its brand portfolio to position Victor® as the lead brand for cutting and gas control products. The company's line-up now consists of: Victor® Thermal Dynamics®, which... Read more...

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July 19, 2012
Victor Technologies acquires Robotronic Oy, ProMotion Controls
Victor Technologies, St. Louis, has acquired all of the capital stock of Robotronic Oy, the parent company of ProMotion Controls Inc., a maker of CNCs for shape-cutting machines. The acquisition allows Victor Technologies to provide end users... Read more...

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July 18, 2012
Multiprocess welding system uses 115- or 208-/230-VAC input
Victor Technologies has introduced the Fabricator® 211i, a fully integrated GMAW/SMAW/GTAW inverter welding system. The 57.3-lb. unit uses either 115- or 208-/230-VAC, single-phase primary power, 50 or 60 Hz. It delivers 5 to 150 amps on 115 VAC... Read more...

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July 10, 2012
Victor Technologies launches contest for welding students, schools
Victor Technologies™, a provider of cutting, welding, and gas control equipment in St. Louis, has announced its 2012 Innovation to Shape the World contest for students in welding and cutting programs at secondary and postsecondary... Read more...

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June 8, 2012
Choosing the right shielding for the best plasma cut
Over the years high-precision plasma cutting has advanced significantly. Compared with the plasma cutting technology of several decades ago, modern systems can cut the same material thickness using much less power without sacrificing cutting... Read more...

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May 22, 2012
Thermadyne changes name to Victor Technologies
Thermadyne Holdings Corporation has announced that it has changed its name to Victor Technologies Group, Inc. and the name of its wholly owned subsidiary Thermadyne Industries, Inc. to Victor Technologies International, Inc. "“To re-position... Read more...

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May 1, 2012
Rolling tote kit organizes soldering, brazing tools
The TurboTorch® TDLX roller-mounted tote kit from Thermadyne features a telescopic pull handle that allows users to roll a bag carrying a 50-lb. acetylene B tank. Its multiple pockets are designed to hold all equipment necessary for soldering... Read more...

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March 6, 2012
Auto-darkening welding helmet can be used in weld, grind mode
The new Tweco® WeldSkill® auto-darkening welding helmet from Thermadyne Industries Inc. features four sensors and can be used in both weld mode and grind mode. The 16-oz., solar-powered helmet has a 3.86- by 1.69-in. viewing area that... Read more...

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February 22, 2012
Welding wires address productivity, safety issues
Thermadyne Industries Inc. has introduced five new Stoody® FCAW and GMAW gas-shielded hardfacing and hardbanding wires for the petrochemical, aggregates, mining, construction, agriculture, and field fabrication and repair industries.... Read more...

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February 1, 2012
New year, new welding helmets
There’s no better way to usher in the new year than to evaluate your safety equipment to make sure everything is in topnotch working order. One of the most important pieces of equipment is the one that protects to your head, face, and... Read more...

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January 4, 2012
Heavy piercing with plasma
Photographers love rooster tails—that splash of molten metal produced as a plasma torch moves and pierces through plate. All those sparks make for some eye-popping graphics, great for annual reports. For a fab shop supervisor, though,... Read more...

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December 6, 2011
Thermadyne names Built With Class contest winners
St. Louis-based Thermadyne® has announced the winners of its Built With Class welding contest. The contest was open to all students who were currently enrolled in a welding instructional program at a secondary, postsecondary, technical, or... Read more...

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November 7, 2011
Where the rubber meets the road
When restoring a vintage Sprint car, Joshua Shaw describes himself as half archaeologist and half fabricator. Highly driven by maintaining authenticity, Shaw would rather search for an original part or make one from scratch rather than buy new.... Read more...

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September 8, 2011
Welding outfits cut material up to 8 in., weld material up to 3 in.
Thermadyne® Industries' Victor® brand offers newly configured Journeyman® Select outfits that come standard with ESS4 Edge series regulators and environmentally friendly packaging. In addition to the regulators, the outfits also include the... Read more...

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August 23, 2011
Compact three-in-one welding system delivers up to 180 amps of welding output power
Thermal Arc®, a Thermadyne® brand, offers the first in a series of three-in-one multiprocess, fully integrated, portable welding systems for GMAW, SMAW, and GTAW applications. The Fabricator® 181i system delivers up to 180 amps of welding... Read more...

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August 1, 2011
Automated plasma cutting system offers production piercing, cutting up to 2 in.
Thermal Dynamics®, a Thermadyne® brand, has added the Ultra-Cut® 400 to its line of high-precision automated plasma systems. The system delivers 400 amps at 200 V at 100 percent duty cycle. It offers production piercing and cutting up to 2... Read more...

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July 11, 2011
Portable DC welding machine delivers up to 200 amps for SMAW and GTAW
Thermadyne® offers the Thermal Arc® 201 TS portable welding machine that delivers 100 amps on standard 115-V circuits for SMAW and 150 amps for GTAW. When used on 208- to 230-V circuits, maximum output is 200 amps for either welding process.... Read more...

News

June 15, 2011
Thermadyne announces consolidation of New Hampshire manufacturing operations
Thermadyne Holdings Corp. has announced that it is relocating the manufacturing operations of Thermal Dynamics, its wholly, owned subsidiary and manufacturer of plasma cutting and welding equipment located in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, to its... Read more...

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June 3, 2011
Thermadyne appoints senior product line manager
Paul Eckhoff has joined Thermadyne®, St. Louis, a global manufacturer and marketer of metal cutting and welding products, as a senior product line manager for manual plasma cutting products. In this position, he plans and implements strategies... Read more...

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May 9, 2011
Regulator technology available in expanded lineup
Thermadyne® Industries' Victor® brand has announced that its EDGE™ regulator technology is becoming available in an expanded lineup. Victor VGS, CSR, and AF 250 regulators will transition to EDGE ESS4 series high-capacity and EDGE ESS3 series... Read more...

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March 29, 2011
Plasma machine cuts up to 0.75-in.-thick material
Thermal Dynamics®, a Thermadyne® brand, has expanded its True series of plasma cutting machines with the addition of the Cutmaster® 42. The lightweight, portable machine delivers 27 amps of output power on 120-V input and 40 amps on 230-V... Read more...

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March 14, 2011
Regulator, outfit design, packaging changed
Thermadyne® Industries' Victor® brand has made changes to the design and package of its CutSkill® series 250 (medium-duty) and 350 (heavy-/medium-duty) regulators and outfits. New features include color-coded knobs that identify gas type, a... Read more...

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January 27, 2011
More arc-on, less arc-off
Several years ago managers at Impulse Mfg. Co. noticed some productivity problems: Welders didn’t spend enough time actually welding during their shifts. Downtime, or arc-off time, amounted to a significant portion of the workday. So the... Read more...

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January 17, 2011
Thermadyne names national accounts manager
Thermadyne® Industries Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of metal cutting and welding products in St. Louis, has announced the appointment of Matthew Proffit as national accounts manager. In this position, Proffit is responsible for... Read more...

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December 13, 2010
Portable DC welding machines provide 95 to 200 amps
Thermadyne®'s Thermal Arc® brand has introduced a series of portable DC welding machines for SMAW and GTAW. The line includes four machines that provide 95 to 200 amps of welding power. The company offers units with multivoltage input power... Read more...

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November 23, 2010
Face to face with hardfacing
A number of product innovations have improved the performance of hardfacing equipment. Currently 20 or so standard alloys can meet the needs of most applications, simplifying the selection process. Selecting the appropriate hardfacing alloy... Read more...

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October 8, 2010
Thermadyne Holdings Corp. agrees to be acquired by Irving Place Capital
St. Louis, Mo.-based Thermadyne Holdings Corp., a global manufacturer of metal cutting and welding products and accessories, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Irving Place Capital, a middle-marker private... Read more...

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September 7, 2010
CNC for plasma cutting combines multiple-axis controls in one unit
Thermadyne®, the producer of Thermal Dynamics® branded manual and automated plasma cutting systems, now offers the XT series of CNCs. They combine multiple-axis controls in one unit and can be paired with any plasma cutting system. The CNC... Read more...

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June 14, 2010
Thermadyne adds to marketing, sales force
Thermadyne Industries Inc., St. Louis, a manufacturer and marketer of metal cutting and welding products, has announced that Tony Coco, Bill Wehrman, and Vickie Marshall have joined the company's marketing and sales team. As director of... Read more...

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April 6, 2010
Automated metal removal system facilitates uniform U or J grooves in weld joint preparation
The Arcair-Matic® N6000 metal removal system from Thermadyne® Industries is designed for automated gouging of steels and other metals with the air carbon arc process. The system is suited for metal fabrication, particularly for preparing... Read more...

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March 1, 2010
A GMAW consumables check list
Welding consumables, as the name indicates, are parts that get consumed—either worn out or used up—during the welding process. Consumables include welding rods and wires, as well as front-end parts of welding guns, such as contact tips,... Read more...

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January 15, 2010
Holding back the hydrogen
There it is. It could be plain as day. It could be exposed via a die penetrant test, an ultrasonic test, or perhaps a magnetic particle inspection. It could be anywhere, but when found, it sticks out like a rude, uninvited guest—only very late.... Read more...

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June 9, 2009
GMAW power sources designed to produce GTAW-like appearance
Thermal Arc® offers the PowerMaster® SP range of SmartMIG™, PulseMIG™, and TwinPulse® GMAW power sources. These fully digital, microprocessor-based machines offer precise weld control using intelligent pulsing and synergic wave design, the... Read more...

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April 14, 2009
Lightweight, compact GMAW gun introduced
Tweco® has introduced the Spray Master™ GMAW gun. It is lighter and smaller than the company's No. 4 GMAW gun, with an ergonomically designed platform. The gun includes a rotatable conductor tube with an articulating head that helps lock the... Read more...

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March 10, 2009
You can plasma cut it, but can you weld it?
A lot happens in a plasma arc from its generation at the electrode surface to the workpiece. Among numerous other factors, the plasma forming gas and its surrounding shield material, be it gas or liquid, play a major role in the final cut... Read more...

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February 10, 2009
The importance of exercising oxyfuel welding safety
Metalworking can be seen in nearly every aspect of our everyday lives—in air-conditioning and refrigeration units, hot and cold water pipes, electrical connections, and much more. And because the oxyfuel welding and cutting methods used to... Read more...

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November 11, 2008
Thermadyne Automation Partners With Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems
Thermadyne Automation, St. Louis, has partnered with Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems, Harwood, Md. "The Thermal Dynamics Auto-Cut and Ultra-Cut machines have allowed us to tap into a customer base we weren't able to get into before," said Bill... Read more...

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October 14, 2008
Thermadyne Honors Distributor Cee Kay Supply
Thermadyne Industries Inc., St. Louis, recently honored one of its distributors, Cee Kay Supply, St. Louis, on Cee Kay's 60th anniversary. Cee Kay is an independent supplier of industrial gases, welding and cutting equipment, and supplies.... Read more...

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July 15, 2008
Plasma cutting system suitable for HVACR applications
Thermal Dynamics has introduced the AirCut 15C manual plasma cutting system, which is suitable for HVACR applications. The 29-lb. system, which has a built-in air compressor, cuts up to 3/16 in. with a 1/8-in. recommended cut. It includes a... Read more...

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June 17, 2008
Professional-grade oxyfuel gas apparatus introduced
Thermadyne Industries has introduced the Victor® Contender, a new, heavy-duty, professional-grade oxyfuel gas outfit from its Professional series. The outfit includes a CA 2460 cutting attachment, 315FC handle, 350 regulators with gauge guards,... Read more...

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May 15, 2008
Thermadyne appoints automation business managers
Thermadyne Industries Inc., St. Louis, a manufacturer of cutting and welding products, recently appointed Charlie Fischer, Mark Powers, and Barry McCarter as automation business managers. Fischer is responsible for the Michigan, Indiana, Ohio,... Read more...

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April 15, 2008
Brazing alloys, solders, fluxes suitable for various HVAC applications
TurboTorch's Viper line includes brazing alloys, solders, and fluxes for various applications. The line includes five brazing rod alloys, five solders, four high-silver alloys, three fluxes, and an aluminum repair kit. The brazing alloys are... Read more...

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November 6, 2007
The life and times of plasma cutting
Metal cutting has existed as long as the welding process itself. One popular early method involved using a welding-type torch with a wire continuously feeding at 300 to 650 inches per minute (IPM). The wire was surrounded by a high flow of shield... Read more...

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September 11, 2007
Thermadyne names marketing manager
Thermadyne Industries Inc., St. Louis, a manufacturer of cutting and welding products and accessories, has named Tom Wermert as marketing manager for Americas Arc Welding. Wermert has served as the company's global product manager for filler... Read more...

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February 13, 2007
Alternative fuel outfit designed for industrial users
Victor Equipment Co. a supplier of gas apparatus and pressure control products, has introduced its newest Professional outfit, the Journeyman AF (alternate fuel). Designed for heavy-duty use, the package can be used with propane, propylene or... Read more...

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December 12, 2006
P is for plasma, precision
A telephoto lens can be a photographer's greatest tool when shooting something far away. But even the photographer's slightest movement—even a breath—can cause a blur in the photo. The same statement can be used to describe plasma arc... Read more...

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August 9, 2005
Air plasma cutting system uses 100 amps
Thermal Dynamics® has introduced the 100-amp CUTMASTER™ 151 automated air plasma cutting system. The system comprises the SL100 1Torch™ plasma torch, advanced torch connector (ATC™) quick disconnect, and a full-featured CNC interface... Read more...