APPLETON, Wis. 14 December 2006-For optimal control when welding thin gauge materials (up to 1/4 inch), Weldcraft offers its 125-amp, air cooled WP-9 torch series. This series is comprised of the WP-9, WP-9V and WP-9P torches, each of which is rated at 60-percent duty cycle at 125-amps with a DC power source and work especially well in confined areas.To maximize operator comfort and allow access in hard-to-reach areas, the WP-9 and WP-9V torches weigh only 3 oz. (excluding the power cable) and measure 7 inches long with a 3/4 inch handle diameter. The WP-9P pencil torch offers the same lightweight body, but measures only 6-inches long and does not utilize a back cap. This model also features a 180-degree head, making it ideal for welding in especially restricted joints.
Each torch features a quick-release tungsten adjustment designed for easy adjustment of the collet and collet body assembly and fine-tuning of the tungsten extension. For TIG welding power sources that do not include a gas solenoid, the WP-9V includes a shielding gas valve conveniently located on the handle, making it easy for welding operators to adjust shielding gas flow.
“The WP-9 series of TIG torches are a great alternative to many of the larger sized torches on the market today, ” says Mike Sammons, sales and marketing manager, Weldcraft. “They are very versatile torches that can be used in any application or industry where an operator works in thinner gauge materials or in smaller spaces.
“To simplify inventory and parts management within shops, the WP-9 series of torches use the same parts as Weldcraft’s WP-20 TIG torch. “What’s great about the WP-9 torches is that if a welder wants to add it to their arsenal of welding equipment, they can do so without having to purchase all new supporting hardware,” adds Sammons.
Each of the WP-9 torches is available with one- or two-piece power cables in 12.5, 25 and 50 foot lengths.
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 Super Cool, Super-Flex, and Single Piece Collet/Collet Body. 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.