Victor Technologies to Exhibit Its Most Advanced Plasma Cutting, Gas Equipment, and Welding Solutions at FABTECH 2013

Products include the Victor® Thermal Dynamics® Ultra-Cut® XT series of power sources and CUTMASTER® series of hand-held plasma cutters; Victor® 400 Series oxy-fuel torch; Tweco® Switchable Magnetic Products, Tweco Classic MIG gun series and Fabricator® 141i 3-in-1 welder; and Stoody® hardfacing and hardbanding wires for oil and gas exploration.

ST. LOUIS — Victor Technologies will exhibit its full range of innovative cutting, gas control and specialty welding technologies in Booth #N1457 and Booth #N1461 at the FABTECH 2013 Expo, November 18 - 21 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The company plans oxy-fuel and plasma cutting contests as part of its Victor 100th Anniversary celebration. Victor will also announce the winners of more than $30,000 in equipment and cash prizes as part of the "A Cut Above" student contest, and the winners of its "Show Us Your Innovations" 2014 cutting calendar competition.

Cutting Solutions

Booth visitors will be able to try the new Victor® ST400 straight torch, which incorporates the patented Victor 400 series handle that uses a high strength alloy material for durability and features an ergonomic shape to improve operator comfort. The torch’s three-tube design provides a clearer view of the cutting path, while visual cues on the oxygen and fuel knobs simplify use and enhance safety. The ST400 is available separately or as part of a cutting outfit featuring G Series regulators.

The Victor Thermal Dynamics® Ultra-Cut® XT series of power sources for automated plasma cutting features an integrated system of optimized components for delivering superior cut quality, a lower cost per cut and cuttings speeds of up to 80 inches per minute on 1" steel. Ultra-Cut XT systems meet EU Level 5 efficiency standards with an average electrical efficiency of 92 percent and help companies lower utility bills by drawing 20 percent less primary current compared to previous models. The Ultra-Cut XT Series is available in 100 to 400-amp configurations for cutting plate up to 2" (50mm) thick, and its modular design makes upgrading quick and easy.

Victor Thermal Dynamics will hold live demonstrations of its CUTMASTER® series of hand-held plasma cutters, which now feature a new green trade dress and updated branding. CUTMASTER manual plasma cutters provide end users with the ability to cut any metal quickly, conveniently and accurately. All CUTMASTER manual plasma models will be available to booth visitors for hands-on cutting demonstration.

Welding Products

The complete line of Tweco Fabricator® 3-in-1 welders, which offer MIG, Stick and TIG capabilities into one integrated machine, will be on display in the signature new black and yellow Tweco colors. This game changing family of machines meets the needs of everyone from DIY users to mechanical contractors and professional fabricators. Tweco 3-in-1 welders can go head-to-head against the biggest names in the business with superior performance and unbeatable value. Visitors may watch live arc demonstrations or experience the performance of Fabricator 3-in-1 products for themselves.

The full series of the new Tweco® Classic MIG guns will be on display, which include an enhancement of the legendary Tweco numbered series. The new Tweco Classic guns include higher impact resistant materials, an interlocking handle design for superior toughness, an angled trigger for a more comfortable pull and refined, modernized lines.

Tweco’s Switchable Magnetic Products use powerful rare earth magnets that enable metal fabricators to easily pick, pack and clamp steel sheet, plate, tube and pipe with greater efficiency, convenience and safety. The Tweco Switchable Magnetic Product line currently features products in three categories: Multi-Angle Products for work holding, Lifter Products to easily manipulate and handle steel, and 90-degree Right Angle Products to hold flat or round parts at a 90-degree right angle.

Stoody® Oil and Gas Solutions will highlight new NS-1 certified products for upstream, midstream and downstream applications.  This includes flux cored wires for hardbanding, nickel based tungsten carbide wires for extreme wear in down hole tooling applications and a full range of stainless and nickel flux cored wires for cryogenic and corrosion applications.

About Victor Technologies

Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Victor Technologies provides superior solutions for cutting, gas control and specialty welding 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

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Caption: The Victor ST400 straight torch features a three-tube design that provides a clearer view of the cutting path, while visual cues on the oxygen and fuel knobs simplify use and enhance safety. The straight torch offers greater reach in heavy-duty applications, such as construction equipment repair and cutting thicker plate.


Bill Wehrman, Communications Manager

Victor Technologies

Phone: 636-728-3057   


Alternate Contact:

Chuck Schroeder (PR Representative)

Office: 262-240-9790; Mobile: 414-467-3287


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