"HEAT SINK" Gooseneck Technology
The rugged gooseneck design effectively dissipates heat
by providing a continuous metal to metal path from the
nozzle to the front of the handle. In the case of
the air-cooled torch the entire length of the outer
jacket functions as a radiator pulling the heat from the
front end consumables.
All AMERICAN WELDQUIP water-cooled goosenecks are designed for superior heat dissipation. The heavy-walled outer tube gives additional strength to stand up in rugged environments. There are no o-rings to leak and all water passage joints are silver soldered and 100% quality tested for leaks.
The unique designs of the gooseneck, nozzle, diffuser, and contact tip function as a team to keep the front end consumables running cooler to insure longer life.
THREAD-ON NOZZLES - The heavy walled, nickel plated nozzles thread directly on the gooseneck to provide cooler operation and a longer lasting nozzle system. The course thread, fixed position design feature insures a constant tip to nozzles relationship and consistent welding parameters.
CONTACT TIPS - Heavy-duty, course threaded contact tips are designed to provide excellent arc start characteristics, extended life and insure a superior electrical connection to the tip holder/diffuser.
COMMON CONSUMABLES - Most of our torches are designed to utilize the same consumables to help reduce your inventory.
COAXIAL POWER CABLE - Manufactured to exacting specifications, our air-cooled power cable assembly is made from cut resistant, burn resistant, lightweight materials. The power cable features heavy duty factory crimped cable end fittings to insure a secure, positive electrical connection, producing less electrical resistance and less heat.
HYTREL® CORE TUBE - ALL American Weldquip power cables incorporate a HYTREL® core tube. This core tube material offers superior kinking and impact resistance for smoother feedability and improved gas flow. In addition, the cable assembly is more durable if stepped on or crushed.
TWO WATER COOLED PLATFORMS - Our conventional water-cooled torch incorporates a water-cooled power cable bundle with an anti-stretch cord or you can choose our exclusive HYBRID design which combines the ruggedness of an air-cooled torch with the benefits of water-cooling.
SECURE WATER-COOLED POWER CABLE
- Our conventional water-cooled torch incorporates a
water-cooled power cable bundle with an anti-stretch
cord or our exclusive HYBRID design which combines the
ruggedness of an air-cooled torch with the benefits of
LINER SYSTEM - Available in a variety of sizes and configurations to fit every wire type application.
ERGONOMICALLY DESIGNED HANDLE - LIFETIME WARRANTY - Operator comfort was given top priority in designing the lightweight yet durable two-piece handle. All semi-automatic torches use the same handle and come with a limited lifetime warranty.
TIME TESTED TRIGGER - LIFETIME WARRANTY - Our trigger assembly incorporates and light touch and proven reliable design. The simplicity of the design of this critical component insures its functional reliability. That is why we decided to offer a lifetime warranty on the switch contact components.
SPRING CABLE SUPPORT - Most torch assemblies incorporate a heavy duty but flexible spring cable support at both the front handle and wire feeder end of the cable assembly. This feature helps prevent feedability problems in extreme bending applications and relieve cable strain which results in increased power cable life.
OPTIONS - Available options include heat shield, gun hanger, dual schedule and multi-schedule capabilities, pistol grip handle, extended trigger, thermal gooseneck spring and other customer special design requirements.
Standard Air-Cooled Models - 300, 400 and 500 Amp
Water-Cooled Models - 450, 550 and 600 Amp Versions.
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