Oxyfuel torch incorporates ergonomic handle, three-tube design

April 23, 2013

Oxyfuel torch incorporates ergonomic handle, three-tube design - TheFabricator.com

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, cutting attachment, welding tip, G series regulators, and hoses.

The two-piece torch incorporates a patented, contoured handle with a size and shape to fit naturally in most operators' hands. Employing an engineered zinc-aluminum alloy called Zamak, the handle resists deformation. It is lighter than brass, yet it balances naturally when hoses and attachments are connected.

Oxygen and fuel valves are color-coded and labeled for identification and to indicate directions for open and closed valve positions.

The cutting attachment employs a three-tube design (fuel gas, preheat oxygen, and cutting oxygen) to improve cutting area visibility and support gas flow rate requirements for tip sizes 000 through 6. The universal mixer design mixes the gases in the head of the torch. Operators can use one torch for all fuels by selecting the correct tips and attachments.

When used as part of the Medalist 250 and 350 outfits, the torch includes the new G series regulator. A combination of colors on the gauge face provide clarity for reading needle position, while a scale and red tick mark indicate the regulator's actual service pressure. Color-coded knobs indicate gas type.