Connector facilitates torch changing.

Press Release Summary:

Advanced Technology Connector(ATC)(TM) makes it possible for end users to adapt SureLok(R) cutting torches to various manufacturer's air plasma cutting systems. Torch with connector is available with outputs up to 100 A and allows user to connect or disconnect with less than one thread-turn. Connector is less than 2 in. in dia. Lead extensions are available for additional flexibility.

Original Press Release:

New ATC(TM) Connector Makes Switching Torches Between System Brands A Snap

St. Louis -March 27, 2002-The new ATC(TM) Advanced Technology Connector from Thermal Dynamics® makes it possible for end users to adapt innovative SureLok® cutting torches to virtually any major manufacturer's air plasma cutting system in seconds.

The Thermal Dynamics SureLok torch with patent-pending ATC torch connector makes it easy to either connect or disconnect the torch with less than one thread-turn to assemble. For added safety and a sure connection every time, the ATC connector is designed with sequential interface connections.

The ATC torch connector standardizes SureLok torches and consumables on a variety of manufacturers' systems, thus reducing inventory requirements and corresponding expenses associated with operating multiple systems.

"End users have often commented that they would like to have the ability to quickly change out a torch but couldn't do so because typically the torch is hard fastened to the system," says Mike Linehan, Thermal Dynamics marketing manager. "The ATC gives them the option of using the favored SureLok torch, regardless of the major plasma system they're using on a job. In the field, this means better performance and increased efficiency. For instance, the end user can use a small torch for precision cutting and a larger torch for heavy-duty cutting. They can also literally carry their torches machine-to-machine and always know they'll be compatible."

SureLok torches with the ATC torch connector are available with outputs up to 100 amps. The torch connector is less than 2" in diameter. Lead extensions for torches with the ATC connector are available and provide additional flexibility.

Thermal Dynamics is a division of Thermadyne Holdings, a global welding and cutting products company, with headquarters in St. Louis, Mo. The company is comprised of long-standing market leading companies representing many of the most respected brand names in the welding and metal fabricating industry. For more information, visit the Thermal Dynamics web site at, or call Mike Linehan at 800-752-7621.

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