TIG Torch eliminates overheating.

Press Release Summary:

Operating at up to 400 A, Super Cool 18® TIG torch features water chamber that allows water to flow down, around, and up entire length of torch head to prevent overheating. It includes heavy copper components and gas shielding nozzle that screws onto water chamber sleeve. Available with standard WP-18 long or short back caps, Super Cool 18 uses standard gas lens alumina nozzles, hoses, power cables, and collets and accommodates tungsten ranging from .020-3/16 in.

Original Press Release:

Weldcraft's Super Cool 18® TIG Torch Eliminates Overheating and Improves Performance

-Features patented water cooling chamber
-Reduces downtime associated with overheating
-Uses standard WP-18 series parts

APPLETON, Wisc. 2 November 2005-To eliminate overheating associated with 18 series 350 amperage water-cooled torches, Weldcraft introduces its Super Cool 18® TIG torch. The Super Cool 18 operates up to 400 amps and features a unique patented water-cooling chamber design to provide full-flow water cooling that prevents the torch from overheating. The addition of a stubby collet body adjacent to the water chamber enhances the cooling capacity of the torch, while also allowing for an optional gas lens to improve gas coverage.

Unique Design Improves Cooling, Performance
The Super Cool 18's patented water chamber allows water to flow down, around and up the entire length of the torch head. This feature maximizes cooling and eliminates collet and collet body overheating, softening and twisting, especially when welding heavy aluminum alloy, AC applications. The torch's heavy-copper components improve performance by increasing cooling efficiency, maximizing current capacity and reducing downtime and costs associated with consumable changeover and rework. With a gas shielding nozzle that screws onto the water chamber sleeve, the Super Cool 18 remains cooler for longer periods of time.

Mike Sammons, business development manager, Weldcraft notes, "From a performance standpoint, the Super Cool18 helps operators save time and money. Because this torch has a greater cooling capacity, it reduces weld discontinuities and rework associated with overheating. Your productivity improves because you've got the right tool for the job-you can run 400 amps for longer and get the job done quicker."

Standard Parts Ease Use
Available with standard WP-18 long or short back caps, the Super Cool 18 uses standard gas lens alumina nozzles, hoses, power cables, and collets with special heavy-duty 1/8-, 5/32- and 3/16-inch models. The Super Cool 18 accommodates tungsten ranging from .020- to 3/16-inches and offers a standard WP-18 sure grip handle to increase operator comfort.

For more information, contact Weldcraft at 800-752-7620 or 818-846-8181; fax: 818-845-1542; visit weldcraft.com; e-mail customerservice@weldcraft.com or write to Weldcraft Customer Service, 2741 N. Roemer Road, Appleton, WI 54911.

Weldcraft is the world's leading manufacturer of GTAW (TIG) welding torches and accessories. A broad line of premium products includes the unique Crafter Series, MicroTig,(TM) Quick Connect System,(TM) WP Series, Single Piece Collet/Collet Body and HPN Nozzles. Weldcraft is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), Glenview, Ill. ITW is a diversified multinational manufacturer of highly engineered components, assemblies and systems.

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