Posts Tagged ‘oxy-fuel welding’

With the economy still providing mixed signals, Victor Technologies is approaching business with optimism. Our branding
effort is in full swing, and we are enthusiastic about our newest product offerings both in the U.S. and around the globe.
Beginning with the company name change in May of 2012, and following in October with the alignment of our cutting
brands under the Victor name, we have focused on optimizing the performance of our brand portfolio. This is reflected in the
introduction of new packaging and displays for Victor, along with new “Victor green” trade dress and packaging for Victor Thermal
Dynamics manual and automated product lines.
To our valued distributors, business partners and end users, we share the message that coupled with our brand changes, our
resolve in the pursuit of strong product solutions, innovation and technology remains unchanged.
For example, Victor has introduced its new line of 400 Series oxy-fuel torches that offer better ergonomics and end-user driven
features such as a new contoured handle, three-tube cutting attachment design and color-coded valves for clarity and enhanced
safety. The 400 Series boasts a contoured, high-strength alloy torch handle that, while lighter than a brass handle, balances better
in operators’ hands and better resists wear and abuse.
In Victor Thermal Dynamics Automation, the rollout of the AutoCut XT and UltraCut XT lines represent the next generation in
precision plasma cutting. Ultra-Cut XT systems provide the flexibility to increase cutting power and the assurance of superior
quality, higher productivity and lower cutting costs. And because of its expansion capabilities, there is never a concern about
choosing the right system.
In specialty welding, Tweco also boasts a new logo and refreshed packaging. In addition to the new Tweco Velocity MIG
consumables and light-duty Tweco Fusion MIG guns, Tweco has also announced its scheduled launch of the Tweco Classic Series
MIG guns, an enhancement to the original “numbered series” that is arguably one of the most popular gun designs in the world.
Tweco Classic enhancements will include interlocking joints for superior toughness, an angled trigger for a more comfortable pull
and refined, modernized lines.
In addition to these exciting announcements, we invite you to help us celebrate this year’s 100th anniversary of the Victor brand.
Please read about our 100th Anniversary contests in this issue of NewsUpdate, and we invite you to share in a special celebration
with us later this year at the 2013 Fabtech. Stay tuned for additional details, and again, thank you for your valued role in delivering
Victor Technologies cutting, gas control and specialty welding products that set the standard for versatility and performance.






Joseph F. Mueller
Sr. Vice President, GM Sales, Americas


Catch up with the latest in cutting, gas control and specialty welding with the latest edition of the Victor Technologies’ News Update.

In this issue, find out about the newest products including the Victor 400 Series of cutting torches and handles, the Victor G Series regulators, Tweco Fusion MIG guns and more.

We’ve also got some great articles on welding education, safety and best practices.  Check it out!




The new Victor HP3 regulator was developed specifically for applications which require higher delivery pressure (400 or 800 PSIG maximum), providing even higher delivery capability than the SR 600 it’s replacing.

  • Victor-EHP3User Friendly – The side mounted knob makes it easier to adjust. Gauges are easy to read with high contrast graphics.
  • Advanced Design – Smaller and lighter than traditional regulators, the EDGE design is the perfect blend of form and functionality.
  • Durable – The EDGE series is designed with a single impact point configured to help protect elements critical to system integrity.
  • Compact – Gauges are built in and recessed into the body for protection.
  • Outstanding Flow Performance – Better flow control across a full range of cylinder pressures, with exceptional sensitivity in delivery pressure control.
  • Unsurpassed Safety – Meet or exceed industry standards, including the stringent ASTM G-175 promoted ignition test.
  • Color-Coded Knobs – Ensure it only takes a glance to identify gas type whether indoors, outdoors or far away.
  • SLAM Technology – Shock Limitation and Absorption Mechanism built into the adjusting knob helps protect regulator vitals and reduces the chance of injury in the event of a cylinder accident.
  • Five-Year Warranty – One of the best warranties in the industry.








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Promotional pricing effective from April 15, 2013 through July 31, 2013.

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Contact your local Victor distributor for full details! >

Victor 400 Series torch fan Jo Kerr ( hasn’t got much sleep lately, as he built three cars for Detroit Autorama show the other week: a ’29 Ford Sedan, a ’32 Ford 5 Window Coupe and a ’22 Dodge Modified Roadster.

His hard work paid off, as the Coupe won three awards, including the Builders pick from Chip Foose, a Street Rodder magazine Top 100 award and the Outstanding Coupe award. The Roadster won the Builders pick from Joshua Shaw and an Outstanding Roadster award.
Way to rock the Motor City, Jo!

Our friend Joshua Shaw checked in recently, sending us these great images for his Sprint Car restoration work.


The blue 1926 Locomobile Miller 91 won Best of Class at the prestigious Amelia Island 2013 Concourse D’Elegance, held March 8-13 in Amelia Island, Florida. In addition, the white #1 Tommy Milton Miller 122 (which won Indianapolis in 1923) earned the “Spirit of Harry Miller Trophy.”


As for work, Shaw did complete restorations from bare frame on both.

“We used an oxy-fuel torch to heat, stretch and shrink 80+ years of brutal racing abuse on the frame rails, then broke out the welder to erase cracks and holes drilled by numerous owners running many different engines and components over the years. We also fabricated missing cross members and brackets from original drawings, as well as machined parts, did all the general assembly, installed new plumbing with copper and steel lines and repainted the body. Then the fun part: test driving and tuning.”