Press Release Summary:
Consisting of flexible ball and socket joint, Flexible Conductor Tube enables user to achieve virtually infinite adjustment and firm positioning of conductor tube. Each tube offers series of mechanical connections that allow gradual bending of tube to any angle from straight out of MIG gun to max of 80Â°. Available in 3- or 4-connector designs, product does not suffer from early fatigue-related failure after repeated re-adjustment to new positions by operator.
Original Press Release:
All New Tweco Flexible Conductor Tube Provides Heavy Duty Performance
Even on 80% Duty Cycle MIG Guns
St. Louis, MO (February 6, 2007) - Tweco, the leading innovator in MIG gun technologies, has introduced a new flexible conductor tube as an engineered solution to difficult welding challenges.
The Tweco design is a highly reliable, flexible, durable patent-pending mechanical ball and socket joint that enables the user to achieve virtually infinite adjustment and firm positioning of the conductor tube. The unique design is a series of mechanical joints instead of off-the-shelf braided copper. It does not suffer from early fatigue-related failure after repeated re-adjustment to new positions by the operator. Each conductor tube is a series of mechanical connections that allow gradual bending of the tube to any angle from straight out of a MIG gun to a maximum of 80 degrees. The conductor tube has been specifically engineered to allow bending while minimizing restriction on wire feeding. In addition, the tube allows the welder to get that same consistent angle and firm feel that a comparable bent rigid tube offers.
Models are offered in three or four connector designs. Each three connector design allows a maximum of 60 degree of bend, four connector tubes are suitable for a maximum of 80 degree bend. Extended reach tubes are also available. The welder can choose which design best suits their everyday needs and get heavy duty performance - even on 80% Duty Cycle guns.
Throughout its history, Tweco has produced more than two million MIG guns, and is an industry leader in the production of MIG guns and cable, manual arc welding electrode holders and accessories.
About Thermadyne Industries
Thermadyne Industries, Inc. is owned by Thermadyne Holdings Corporation. Thermadyne Holdings is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of cutting and welding products and accessories under a variety of leading premium brand names including Victor®, Tweco®, Arcair®, Thermal Dynamics®, Thermal Arc®, Stoody®, Turbo Torch®, Firepower® and Cigweld®. Its common shares trade on the Pink Sheets under the symbol THMD.PK. For more information about Thermadyne, its products and services, visit the company's web site at www.Thermadyne.com.