Welders, the wide-ranging gouging needs of fabrication plants, shipyards, railroads and farms were top considerations as Arcair® designed its new family of extreme gouging torches, including angle-arc® manual gouging torches, straight handle manual gouging torches and the tri-arc foundry gouging torch.
Arcair gouging torches have been taken to the extreme level with many new design features and improvements. Extreme torches feature a new four-barrel air nozzle design that optimizes air flow to the arc to efficiently clean slag from the groove edge. Optimized air flow allows operation in areas where noise cannot exceed 115 decibels, yet achieve acceptable grooves at lower air pressure and flow. Improved electrical conduction decreases heat build up in the cable and torch while superior outer cable cover materials improves cable life in harsh environments and resist breakdown from heat exposure.
The Arcair extreme family of gouging torches features four angle-arc torches, two straight handle torches and a single tri-arc torch with three head options. The four angle-arc torch models are designated for either light, medium, heavy duty or extra heavy-duty performance. Straight handle torches are specified for either medium or extra heavy-duty tasks. The tri-arc torch can be equipped with any one of three interchangeable torch heads, including those recommended for defect removal, padwashing, cutting stainless steel and general purpose usages.
Extreme angle-arc gouging torches and extreme straight handle gouging torches speed up weld removal, backgouging, edge preparation, defect repair and many other metal removal jobs. They are ideal for almost all metals with little or no deformation because the heat input is so low. Welders, if time and money savings are issues with a gouging task, angle-arc and straight handle torches can provide the solution.
Extreme tri-arc foundry gouging torch offers one body that accepts three types of heads so that a combination can be tailored to best fit a specific application, such as cutting stainless steel. Equipped with the proper head, the tri-arc torch speeds up padwashing, removes defects in castings and generally cleans casting of fins, nails and other unnecessary metal. Tri-arc is ideal for users who prefer to eliminate the need for several different type torches, not wanting the hassles and confusion associated with stocking and supplying several torch types and related parts. This is the original triple purpose torch known worldwide as an Arcair staple.