Archive for November, 2012

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.

For fabricators looking to weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals in the field and the shop, Victor Technologies
has redesigned its Thermal Arc 186 AC/DC inverter for HF TIG, Lift TIG and Stick welding. When compared to its predecessor, the Thermal Arc 185, the Thermal Arc 186 features 15 amps more TIG welding power, sports a new digital operator interface that makes setting weld parameters more intuitive and delivers it all at a lower price of $1,899.

The 186 AC/DC is a fully featured, professional performance machine that has been made easy to use with integrated controls and a simple to use set up chart.

Featuring three process capabilities: HF TIG, LIFT TIG, and STICK solutions with AC and DC output, this machine has the power you need.
High Output. High Duty Cycle. Ready to Perform.


Fabtech 2012 is now into Day 2 and there have been exciting things happening at the Victor Technologies booth!  Visitors at the industry’s premier event are getting a sneak peek at examples of the new branding that includes updated brand marks and new product packaging.  Additionally, Victor Technologies is demonstrating our commitment to design and manufacture innovative new products by showcasing the following solutions.

We Bring Intelligence to the Table

The Victor Thermal Dynamics iCNC XT controller brings intelligence to the cutting table in automated plasma cutting.

The “intelligence” inside the iCNC XT enables the end user to optimize cut quality and speed at a lower cost per cut, regardless of their plasma cutting & programming experience.

We Listened.  We Delivered.Torch-6tip

The Victor 400 SeriesOxy-fuel TorchesThe 400 Series is a two-piece torch that incorporates innovative handle and cutting attachment designs that offer better ergonomics, a clearer view of the cutting path, visual cues for easier use and enhanced safety.

Speed Made Easy!

The Tweco Velocity MIG Consumables PlatformTwecoFusion250torch_11-7-12_hi

Integrated into the new Tweco Fusion series of light-duty MIG guns, Velocity non-threaded “drop-in” style consumables provide smoother arc characteristics, reduce weld spatter and make it easier for the operator to control the arc.

The Series is Now Complete

Fab-141i---Package-Contents_hiVictor Technologies will also be completing the Thermal Arc 3-in-1 Series with the introduction of the Fabricator 141i MIG-Stick-TIG welder.

The Fabricator 141i is the first multi-process welder that runs off 115V household current.  It is designed for DIY and home hobby use, as well as other light welding projects in motorsports, auto repair, farm/ranch, metal art and maintenance applications.

New Applications to Meet Your Needs.

Stoody HB-56 applicationThe Stoody hardbanding product family features a full line of casing friendly, crack free and cost effective welding wires.   Each wire has been specially engineered for exceptional wear resistance while providing superior weldability and deposition rates compared to other hardbanding wires.  With Fearnley Proctor NS-1, Level 2 certification the HB-56 and HB-62 wires are not only durable, but also certified for casing-friendly hardbanding.

If you can’t make it to Fabtech, you can still stay up to date with all the latest product announcements and demonstrations by visiting our “Victor Technologies on the Road Blog”. 

Co-branding strategy reinforces Victor® as leading the advancement of cutting and gas control solutions.

Victor Technologies today announced that it has realigned its brand portfolio to position Victor® as the lead brand for cutting and gas control products. “With all cutting processes unified under the Victor brand — and a combined 200+ years of technology advancements — we offer the most advanced array of cutting solutions in the market,” says Martin Quinn, CEO, Victor Technologies.

The company’s line-up now consists of:

  •  Victor Thermal Dynamics®, which encompasses manual and automated plasma cutting systems.
  •  Victor TurboTorch®, which includes air-fuel products for brazing and soldering.
  •  Victor Arcair®, which represents manual and automated gouging systems.
  •  Oxy-fuel cutting and gas control equipment remains branded as Victor.

The Victor announcement is part of the company’s strategy to leverage the strength of its diverse brand portfolio and enhance its position as an innovative provider of cutting, welding and gas control solutions. Visitors at the industry’s premier event, FABTECH (Las Vegas, November 12 – 14), saw examples of the new branding that included updated brand marks and new product packaging.

Victor Technologies demonstrated their commitment to design and manufacture innovative new products with the showcasing of the Victor Thermal Dynamics iCNC® XT Controller, added through the acquisition of Robotronic Oy and ProMotion Controls earlier this year. The iCNC XT brings intelligence to the cutting table and enhances Victor Thermal Dynamics position as a comprehensive solutions provider in automated plasma cutting. The “intelligence” inside the iCNC XT enables the end user to optimize cut quality and speed at a lower cost per cut, regardless of their plasma cutting and programming experience.

The Victor oxy-fuel cutting portfolio was also strengthened with the addition of the Victor 400 Series oxy-fuel torch. It incorporates end-user driven features that include a new contoured handle for superior ergonomics, an in-head universal gas mixer that improves the operator’s view of the cutting path and color-coded knobs for ease-of-use and enhanced safety.

Tweco Brand Refreshed
In addition to its cutting brands, Victor Technologies also unveiled an updated Tweco brand logo and prototypes of new packaging for its line of MIG welding guns, accessories and consumables. “The Tweco brand has a long and trusted relationship with end users, and we updated the look and feel not only to pay tribute to that heritage, but also to welcome a new generation of welders to the brand,” said David Wilton, Vice President Brand Management – Welding Products, Victor Technologies.

A Company Transformation
In May, Thermadyne Industries Inc. changed its name to Victor Technologies International Inc. “This announcement was more than just a name change,” says Quinn. “It marked the start of the transformation of the company and a return to our roots. Victor is our strongest and most recognized brand, and we are looking forward to building on that heritage as we celebrate its 100th year anniversary in 2013.”
Quinn notes that all of the company’s brands share a history and a set of values based on authenticity, innovation and a deep connection with the end user. Through a commitment to these values, Victor Technologies will continue to focus on meeting the needs of the end user customer by providing advanced cutting, welding and gas control solutions through each of its brands.

About Victor Technologies
Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Victor Technologies provides superior solutions for cutting, welding and gas control equipment under brand names that include Victor®, Victor®Thermal Dynamics®, Victor®Arcair®, Victor®TurboTorch®, Tweco®, Thermal Arc®, Stoody®, Firepower® and Cigweld®. For more information about Victor Technologies, its products and services, visit the company’s web site at


Visitors at this industry premier event will see examples of our most recent innovations.  If you aren’t able to make it to the show, we don’t want you to miss a thing.  Visit our blog “Victor Technologies On The Road” to see what’s happening and to stay up to date with the latest in the cutting & welding world.

The CUTMASTER TRUE Series, combined with the well known performance and features of the industry-leading 1Torch, allows you to work all day at our recommended cut capacity but when you need that extra punch, you can be confident that it’s there – Always Delivering More Punch When You Need It.


1Torch – One Torch for Virtually Any Plasma Cutting System

As a replacement (RPT) torch, the 1Torch has the ability to work on sl100_manual2sthe majority of plasma power supplies on the market today.  Its unique design allows the 1Torch the ability to work with high frequency, touch, CD, and moving parts (blow back) start systems.Converting to 1Torch can help you to lower your consumable parts inventories and operating costs.  Only 34 consumables parts cover the full range of cutting and gouging needs up to 120 Amps.  Inventorying parts for a fleet of plasma units can be simplified using the 1Torch.  Fewer torches, fewer parts also means less time ordering and tracking inventory.

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